Aug 202013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-2 vs. Indianapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (4-2, 2.42) vs.
Pimentel (2-5, 3.30)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Richmond,
5:35 p.m. (DH)
Ray (4-2, 3.89) and
Karns (7-6, 3.45) vs.
Rogers (5-7, 5.34) and
Westcott (5-11, 4.08)
Potomac Won, 5-3 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (3-3, 5.40) vs.
Davis (0-0, 5.40)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2; Won, 4-0 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (6-5, 3.95) vs.
Halladay (MLB rehab)
Auburn Lost, 8-7 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (NYPL debut)
Treinen (MiLB rehab)
vs. Williams (0-1, 3.13)
GCL Nationals Won, 8-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Ott (2-0, 4.50) or
Derosier (2-1, 2.91) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-2 vs. DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (3-4, 2.86) vs.
Lara (3-7, 7.16)

Syracuse 6 Indianapolis 2
• Mandel (W, 3-8) 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Robertson 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Brown 3-4, R, 2B
• Rhymes 2-2, 3R, HR, 2BB, 3RBI, SB, CS
• Marrero 1-3, 2R, BB

Jeff Mandel threw seven strong innings, Will “Don’t Call Me Busta” Rhymes scored three and drove in three as Syracuse tripled up Indianapolis, 6-2. Mandel allowed just a single run on six hit and a walk while fanning six for his second win in three starts. Rhymes broke the 0-0 tie with a three-run shot in the 4th as he singled and drew two walks to reach base four times on the night. Corey Brown led the Chiefs hit column with a 3-for-4 effort.

Richmond vs. Harrisburg — PPD
The grounds were deemed unplayable at Pfitzner South The Diamond in Richmond, forcing a doubleheader today.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 3
• Rauh (W, 4-1) 6IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Taylor 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI, 2SB
• Soriano 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• B. Miller 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

A four-run 3rd put Potomac in the driver’s seat as they cruised to their ninth straight win, 5-3 over Wilmington. Brian Rauh gave up all three Blur Rocks runs on 10 hits and a walk for his fourth win for the P-Nats, seventh overall. Travis Henke struck three over two scoreless for the hold while Colin Bates worked around a hit in the 9th for his first save. Cutter Dykstra extended his on-base streak to 28 games with a single and a walk while Michael Taylor and Francisco Soriano both went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored to highlight Potomac’s 12-hit, two-hit attack.

Asheville 4 Hagerstown 2 — GAME ONE
• Lee (L, 5-4) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 5BB, 7K
• Pena 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mesa 3-4, 2B
• Renda 1-3, R, BB

Asheville struck for three in the 4th to break open a 1-0 lead and held off a late charge to hand Hagerstown a 4-2 loss in the opener. Starter Nick Lee walked five for the second time in three starts while allowing all four Tourist runs on six hits. He struck out seven to bring his season total to 100. Nos. 1-2 batters Narciso Mesa and Tony Renda combined for four hits and a walk, but scored just once as the Suns went 0-for-8 with RISP and stranded seven runners.

Hagerstown 4 Asheville 0 — GAME TWO
• Dickson (W, 4-3) 5IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Mendez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Pleffner 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Martinez 1-2, R, HR, 2RBI, BB

The Suns put up two-spot in the first two innings while three pitchers combined to shut out the Tourists, 4-0, and split the doubleheader. Ian Dickson tossed five scoreless innings for his fourth win, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out four. Estarlin Martinez’s two-run HR following a Shawn Pleffner double got the scoring started as the Hagerstown 3-4 batters combined for three hits and three RBI on the night.

Jamestown 8 Auburn 7
• Barrientos 3IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, K, HR
• Medina 4IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Joyce (L, 1-3) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-5, 2R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Foat 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI
• Attl 2-4, 2RBI

Auburn rallied from deficits of 5-1 and 6-3 to tie it at 6-6 but couldn’t match Jamestown’s two-run 8th to fall, 8-7. Starter Joel Barrientos was lit up for six runs on four walks and six hits, including a three-run shot in the 1st. Jake Joyce took the loss, his third, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks. Jean Carlos Valdez was a double shy of the cycle with a single, triple, and a homer on a 3-for-5 night.
Roster move: RHP Lucas Giolito reassigned from GCL.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Marlins 1
• Valdez 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Waterman (W, 2-0) 3IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI, SB
• Read 2-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Gordon 2-4, R, 2B

The G-Nats broke open a 1-0 game with three in the 6th and four in the 7th en route to an 8-1 pummeling of the G-Marlins. Philips Valdez got the start and let up just two hits over four innings. Elliott Waterman got the win as the first man out of the ‘pen, allowing an unearned run on four hits and a walk. Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Garrett Gordon each went 2-for-4 and combined for four doubles and five RBI as the G-Nats pounded out 10 hits total for the game.
Roster move: RHP Luis Reyes reassigned from DSL; OF Steve Souza Jr. assigned from Harrisburg for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Rojos 2
• Morales (W, 4-3) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Pena (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Florentino 2-4, R, RBI
• Rosario 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The D-Nats clinched a winning season with a 4-2 win over the D-Rojos. Jose Morales was the winning pitcher, giving up an unearned run on two hits and no walks while setting down four on strikes. Yorlin Reynoso and Yefri Pena both followed with two innings to earn the hold and save respectively. Darryl Florentino went 2-for-4 with an RBI to pace the D-Nats offense.

Aug 192013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Indianapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Mandel (2-8, 5.06) vs.
Godfrey (5-4, 4.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (4-2, 3.89) vs.
Westcott (5-11, 4.08)
Potomac Won, 3-2; Won, 2-0 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (3-1, 3.81) vs.
Selman (10-8, 3.53)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Asheville,
5:05 p.m.
Dickson (3-3, 5.15) and
Nick Lee (5-3, 4.06) vs.
T.J. Oakes (8-8, 4.54) and
Ben Hughes (8-9, 5.69)
Auburn Lost, 7-1 @ Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Barrientos (1-4, 5.35) vs.
Dickson (2-0, 1.88)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (1-1, 2.78) vs.
Villanueva (2-0, 1.00)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Morales (3-3, 1.35) vs.
De Leon (0-3, 5.80)

Syracuse 3 Indianapolis 2
• Maya 7IP, 10H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Lowe (W, 3-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Walters 2-4, RBI
• Solano 2-4, R, RBI

Chris Rahl singled, stole two bases, and scored a run. Not bad for a game. Even better with two outs in the 8th as Zach Walters drove in Rahl with the gamewinner for a 3-2 win. The win went to Mark Lowe, who tossed a 1-2-3 eighth. Yunesky Maya got the start and scattered 10 hits for two runs, walked none, and fanned four. Walters and Jhonatan Solano both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit attack.

Portland 2 Harrisburg 1
• Hill (L, 2-6) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Mirowksi 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bloxom 2-4
• Nicol 2-3, 2B

After an eight-run outburst on Saturday night, Harrisburg reverted to form on Sunday afternoon, losing the game, 2-1 and the series 2-1. Taylor Hill returned after his fill-in for Syracuse and gave up both runs (unearned) on six hits and three walks for his sixth AA loss. Portland’s Keith Couch went the distance, making just one mistake — a solo shot by Carlos Rivero — as he limited the Senators to six hits and no walks. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse; RHP Pat Lehman placed on the 7-Day DL

Potomac 3 Wilmington 2 — GAME ONE
• Schwartz (W, 11-4) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Benincasa (S, 14) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 3B, RBI
• Taylor 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Adrian Sanchez (2-for-3) tripled in the tying run in the 6th while Cole Leonida safely squeezed him in for the gamewinner as the P-Nats took the opener, 3-2. Blake Schwartz won for the 11th time in Potomac, 13th overall, with both Blue Rocks runs allowed on five hits, but no walks, and two strikeouts. Robert Benincasa got the last out of the 6th and worked around a leadoff single in the 7th to earn his 14th save for the P-Nats, 23rd overall. Cutter Dykstra lost his hit streak but extended his on-base streak to 27 with a leadoff walk in the 1st, his league-leading 71st.

Potomac 2 Wilmington 0 — GAME TWO
• Dupra (W, 1-6) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Martin (SV, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• B. Miller 2-3, 3B, RBI
• Nieto 1-3, R, 2B

Brian Dupra and Rafale Martin combined on a seven-inning shutout as the P-Nats swept the doubleheader with a 2-0 victory in the nightcap. Dupra gave up three hits and two walks over five innings while setting down four on strikes for his first win for Potomac and second of the season. Martin closed out the game with two hitless frames, walking two but striking out five. Brandon Miller’s RBI triple in the 4th gave the P-Nats a 1-0 lead while Cole Leonida bunted in the insurance run in the 7th.

Hagerstown vs. Asheville — PPD
Rain washed out the Suns yesterday afternoon. They’ll try to make it up with two tonight, starting at 5:05 p.m.

Jamestown 7 Auburn 1
• Ullmann (L, 1-2) 5IP, 10H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Grisz 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Reistetter 2-3, R, 3B, BB
• Gunter 2-4
Jamestown answered Auburns’s first-inning run with three in the bottom of the first and cruised to four more to hand the Doubledays a 7-1 loss. Ryan Ullmann got the start for Auburn but was hammered for six runs (five earned) on ten hits, including two home runs, and a walk over five innings. Benjamin Grisz made his first appearance since 2011, striking out two in a scoreless 6th. Matt Reistetter reached base three times on single, triple, and a walk while the Doubledays were held to six hits and one walk total.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Two weeks left for the G-Nats as they march towards the playoffs and are six wins shy of setting the record for the best winning percentage.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
If the D-Nats can post a 4-2 week this week as they did last week, they’ll surpass last year’s 38-32 record but will need some help to match last year’s third-place finish in the Boca Chica South.

Aug 182013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis,
5:00 p.m.
Maya (8-7, 3.97) vs. Oliver (5-4, 4.10)
Harrisburg Won, 8-0 vs. Portland,
2:00 p.m.
Hill (2-5, 2.49) vs. Couch (9-3, 3.76)
Potomac Won, 7-1 @ Wilmington,
3:05 p.m.
Schwartz (10-4, 2.73) and Dupra (0-6, 5.90) vs.
Sulbaran (0-2, 6.86) and Hernandez (0-0, 2.14)
Hagerstown Won, 4-0 vs. Asheville,
1:05 p.m.
Dickson (3-3, 5.15) vs. Oakes (8-8, 4.54)
Auburn Won, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Jamestown,
4:05 p.m.
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 6-10) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 2WP, PO at 1B
• Kimball 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Watts 2-3
• Walters 1-3, BB

Indianapolis’s Brandon Cumpton stifled the Syracuse bats for eight innings as the Chiefs fell, 3-1. Starter Danny Rosenbaum took the loss, giving up all three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks. The defense committed four errors but turned four double plays. Kris Watts (2-for-3) and Zach Walters (1-for-3) were the only two Syracuse batters to reach base twice.
Roster move: OF-1B Tyler Moore recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 8 Portland 0
• Swynenberg (W, 4-0) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Holland (H, 6) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Rivero 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Hague 2-4, 2R
• Head 2-5, R, RBI

Three Senators pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout while the offense exploded for seven runs in the 6th en route to an 8-0 shutout of the Sea Dogs. Matt Swynenberg let up just three hits over five innings in his second spot start in place of Taylor Hill to earn his fourth win. Twelve men came to the plate in the 6th, with the first five reaching base as Harrisburg posted season highs for both runs and hits in a single inning as the Senators broke out for eight runs and 10 hits total.

Potomac 7 Wilmington 1
• Solis 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB, 4K
• Fischer (W, 4-0) 3⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Dykstra 3-5, 2R, 2B, 4RBI (18-game hit streak)
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B, 3B

The P-Nats stoned the Blue Rocks for 11 hits as they took their sixth straight, 7-1. David Fischer got the win in relief, giving up the lone Wilmington run on a solo shot in the 8th in relief. Sammy Solis failed to go the requisitve five for the fifth time in 10 starts, walking four and whiffing four in four and 2/3rds innings with two hits surrendered. Cutter Dykstra remains red-hot in the second half (.350/.508/.493 in 43G) as he drove in four while going 3-for-5, as did Adrian Sanchez with a single, double, and a triple.

Hagerstown 4 Asheville 0
• Mooneyham (W, 10-3) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Davis 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Norfork 3-4, R , HR, RBI
• Mesa 3-4, 2R, 3B

Brett Mooneyham tied Pedro Encarnacion for the team lead in pitching wins with #10 while Hagerstown won its seventh straight, 4-0 over Asheville. The Stanford southpaw won his sixth straight decision with seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits, no walks, and setting down nine on strikes. Cody Davis followed for two more scoreless frames to preserve the shutout, the Suns league-leading 15th of the 2013 campaign. Khayyan Norfork and Narciso Mesa both went 3-for-4 to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 4 Mahoning Valley 3 (10 inn.)
• Johansen 5IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Joyce (W, 1-2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2BB
• Reistetter 3-5, 2B

The Auburn offense nearly lost this one, waiting until the 9th to tie it and winning it in the 10th, 4-3 over Mahoning Valley. Nats top 2013 pick Jake Johansen tossed five hitless innings, allowing an unearned run on two walks while striking out six to lower his ERA to 1.06 and OBA to .147 but got the no-decision for the eighth time in 10 starts. The Doubledays outhit the Scrappers 10-3 but flailed in the clutch with a 2-for-12 mark and left 14 baserunners on. Tablesetters Isaac Ballou and Matt Reistetter combined for five of those 10 hits with Ballou tripling and coming in on a sac fly in the 10th for the gamewinner.

GCL Mets 6 GCL Nationals 5
• Silvestre 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Ramos (BS, 4; L, 4-3) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Bautista 3-5
• Mejia 2-4, R, 3B, RBI

The G-Mets scored the last six runs and walked off in the 9th with a 6-5 win over the G-Nats. David Ramos blew his fourth save and lost for the third time, coughing up two runs on two hits and walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Starter Hector Silvestre went five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out three. Rafael Bautista led the G-Nats offense with a 3-for-5 game, followed by Bryan Mejia, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Roster move: C Spencer Kieboom activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Cubs 3 DSL Nationals 1 (12 inn.)
• Sanchez 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• J. Ramirez 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Green (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, 2WP
• Ortiz 3-5, 2B, CS
• Alvarez 2-4, BB, CS

The D-Cubs rallied for two in the 12th and held on for a 3-1 win, eliminating the D-Nats from the Boca Chica South Division race. Starter Mario Sanchez went seven innings, giving up the first D-Cubs run on five hits and a walk while fanning four. Oliver Ortiz and Thomas Alvarez combined for five of the D-Nats eight hits. Both were caught stealing. Adrian Green took the loss in the two-run 12th with just one hit allowed, “thanks” to a wild pitch on a strikeout and a one-out error.

Aug 172013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (8-7, 3.97) vs.
Cumpton (5-7, 3.82)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Swynenberg (3-0, 3.67) vs.
Barnes (5-8, 4.27)
Potomac Won, 7-3 @ Wilmington,
6:05 p.m.
Solis (2-0, 3.12) vs.
Baez (1-0, 4.02)
Hagerstown Won, 5-3 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (9-3, 2.09) vs.
Flemer (2-3, 3.97)
Auburn Won, 6-1 vs. Mahoning Valley,
6:05 p.m.
Johansen (1-1, 1.21) vs. Kime
(0-2, 2.75)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-2 @ GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
Silvestre (6-0, 2.29) vs.
Acosta (1-2, 2.28)
DSL Nationals Won, 2-0 vs. DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (2-2, 2.40) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 9.00)

Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2
• Tatusko 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Robertson (BS, 3; L, 3-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, K,
• Moore 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Solano 1-3, R, 2B

The IronPigs rallied for two in the 7th against the Chiefs ‘pen for a 3-2 win to take the series 2-1. Tyler Robertson gave up a pair of singles then threw away a sacrifice bunt attempt to let up the tying run. After a strikeout and a runner cut down at the plate, Lehigh Valley got the go-ahead (and eventual winning run) on a two-out single off Mike Crotta. Starter Ryan Tatusko turned in a quality start with one run allowed on three hits and three walks over six innings. Tyler Moore homered while going 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs offense.

Portland 4 Harrisburg 1
• Cole (L, 3-1) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K
• McCoy 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Bloxom 1-3, BB
• Nicol 1-3, BB

The box score listed the wind as 7 mph from LF to RF, but didn’t measure the breeze from 16 strikeouts by the Senators in a 4-1 loss to Portland. Harrisburg was no-hit for five and 2/3rds and mustered just three total (all singles), the lone run scoring on a walk, passed ball, a steal of third (do I have to say who?) and a wild pitch. A.J. Cole suffered his first AA defeat, charged with all four Sea Dogs runs on eight hits and a walk with seven K’s. Roster moves: OF Brian Goodwin activated from the 7-Day DL; OF-1B Jimmy Van Ostrand placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 7 Frederick 3
• Ohlendorf 4+ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Holt (W, 7-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Keyes 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Ramsey 2-5, 2B
• Oduber 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Potomac lowered its magic number to 12 with their fifth straight win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 5 Asheville 3
• Encarnacion (W, 10-7) 6IP, 5H, 2R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Thomas (H, 2) 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Renda 2-3, 2R, BB
• McQuillan 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Ramos 2-4, R, 3B, RBI

Pedro Encarnacion became the Suns’ first 10-game winner as Hagerstown downed Asheville, 5-3. The 22-y.o. Dominican struck out eight and walked two while posting a quality start of two runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings. Hagerstown trailed 2-1 before going triple-single-double to open the 6th inning and tie the game. A wild pitch and an RBI groundout plated the next two runs in three-run inning. Tony Renda, Mike McQuillan, and “Help Me” Wander Ramos each had two hits as the Suns notched 10 for the game. Roster move: LHP Jake Walsh reassigned from the GCL.

Auburn 6 Mahoning Valley 1
• Voth (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 11K
• Bafidis 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-4, R, RBI
• Zebrack 2-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Auburn broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run 6th for a 6-1 win over Mahoning Valley. 5th-round pick Austin Voth struck out 11 in six innings to win his second game. The 21-y.o. U-Dub Husky allowed a run on five hits and one walk. Cory Bafidis and Silvio Medina combined for three shutout innings of relief and four strikeouts to bring the team total to 15. Jean Carlos Valdez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead Auburn’s 11-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Ben Grisz activated from the 60-Day DL.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 2
• J. Rodriguez 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• Suero (W, 7-1) 5IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Abreu 1-3, R, RBI
• R. Encarnacion 3-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB

The G-Nats were saved from a devastating two-game losing streak with a four-run rally in the late innings as they prevailed against the G-Mets, 5-2. Jefry Rodriguez gave up both G-Mets runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings. Wander Suero got the win, his team-leading seventh, with five no-hit innings of relief. Randy Encarnacion was 3-for-3 with a run scored and a two-run HR that capped the G-Nats scoring in the 7th.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Cubs 0
• Yrizarri 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Reynoso (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Tillero 2-3, RBI
• Corredor 1-3, 2B, 2BB, CS

The D-Nats staved off elimination for one more day with a 2-0 win over the division-leading D-Cubs. Starter Deibi Yrizarri tossed six shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk with two strikeouts but got a no-decision. Yorlin Reynoso, Yefri Pena and Melvi Salazat each pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win, hold, and save respectively. Aldrem Corredor reached base three times on a double and two walks while Jorge Tillero led the hit column with a 2-for-3 game, collecting the D-Nats’ sole RBI.

Aug 162013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (5-6, 3.88) vs.
Smith (7-2, 2.42)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (3-0, 1.73) vs.
Owens (1-1, 1.80)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Ohlendorf (rehab) or
Solis (2-0, 3.12) vs. Clark (0-5, 14.05)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (9-7, 3.55) vs.
Flemer (2-3, 3.97)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (1-0, 1.46) vs.
Kime (0-2, 2.75)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.31) vs.
Church (2-2, 6.04)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-2 @ DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (4-3, 2.37) vs.
Perez (3-3, 2.25)

Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1
• Clay (W, 4-2) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Lowe (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kobernus 4-4, 2B, RBI, SB, CS
• Moore 2-3, BB

Jeff Kobernus’s fourth hit of the night was the difference in a 2-1 Syracuse win over Lehigh Valley. The 25-y.o. went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI while swiping his 38th base to lead the Chiefs seven-hit attack. Caleb Clay won his fourth AAA game with an unearned run allowed on four hits over six and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out four. Xavier Cedeno got the last out of the 7th and the first two of the 8th for the hold while Mark Lowe escaped a two-out jam in the 9th for the save.
Roster moves: RHP Drew Storen recalled to Washington; RHP Ryan Mattheus optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 5
• Gilliam 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
• Mirowski (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 4K, 2-2 IR-S
• Barrett (SV, 24) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-1 IR-S
• Nicol 4-5, 3B, 2RBI, SB
• Burns 3-4, 2R, BB, RBI, SB

The Senators tablesetters combined for seven hits and drove in the last two runs in a 6-5 Harrisburg win over Trenton. Billy Burns (3-for-4) singled in the 6th to break a 4-4 tie while Sean Nicol’s RBI triple in the 8th put the Sens up 6-4. Starter Rob Gilliam was lifted in the 5th and left with a 4-1 lead. He was charged with three runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Richie Mirowski let in two inherited runners and gave up one of his own but earned the win. Aaron Barrett let in one of two himself, but struck out three of seven batters faced to earn his 24th save.

Potomac 5 Frederick 4
• Demny (W, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Dupra (H, 5) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Dykstra 3-4, R, BB, RBI
• J. Miller 3-4, R
• Ramsey 3-5, R

The P-Nats won their fourth straight Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 1
• Turnbull (W, 6-5) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Piwinica-Worms 3-4, BB, 2RBI
• Martinez 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Renda 2-3, 3R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

The Suns scored eight unanswered runs in a 9-1 win to complete the sweep of the Shorebirds and finish the season 14-8 against their Maryland rivals. Starter Kylin Turnbull allowed just a first-inning run and five hits total for his 6th Low-A win while walking one and striking out four. Eight of nine Hagerstown batters hit safely, with Will Piwinica-Worms and Estarlin Martinez both going 3-for-4 with 2RBI to lead the Suns offense.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 2
• Pivetta 3⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K, HR
• Selsor 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Mudron (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, K
• Yezzo 2-4, 3B, 2RBI
• Ballou 1-3

Williamsport rallied for one in the 8th and took the game 3-2 to split the two-game series with Auburn. Nick Pivetta gave up the first two Crosscutter runs on three hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Casey Selsor finished the 4th and retired all 10 batters he faced. The Doubledays offense, however, was limited to three hits: a single and two-run triple by James Yezzo and a single by Isaac Ballou. Mike Mudron lost it in the 8th, giving up a run on two hits and two walks.

GCL Marlins 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Williams (L, 1-1) 4IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, K
• P. Valdez 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Medina 2-4, R, CS
• Bautista 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The G-Nats streak was halted at 17 with a 5-4 loss to the G-Marlins. Deion Williams took the loss in his second start since his reassignment from Auburn, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out one (1). Down 5-1, the G-Nats rallied for three in the 9th, collecting four of their eight hits in the frame, but left the tying run on second. Rafael Bautista went 2-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base to lead the G-Nats attack.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL Yankees1 2
• Reyes (W, 5-3) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Feliz (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rosario 2-4, RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, 2R
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R

The D-Nats snapped a 1-1 tie with two runs in the 4th and scored three more en route to a 6-2 win over the D-Yankees1. Luis Reyes won his team-leading fifth game with both D-Yankees1 runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. All nine D-Nats batters reached base while Dionicio Rosario, Oliver Ortiz, and Kelvin Gutierrez all went 2-for-4 in the D-Nats 10-hit, three-walk offense.
Roster Moves: 3B Neivy Pilier placed on the 7-Day DL; C Luis Vilorio, SS Joshual Ramirez assigned from Washington; 3B Anderson Franco signed as an IFA (not eligible to play until 2014).

Aug 152013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.69) vs.
Buchanan (2-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-6, 4.50) vs.
Greene (6-3, 3.11)
Potomac Won, 6-2 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-1, 5.06) vs.
Davies (7-5, 3.41)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-5, 4.27) vs.
Taylor (4-11, 3.25)
Auburn Won, 3-0 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
GCL Nationals Won, 3-2 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Williams (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Castellanos (2-4, 4.50)
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (4-3, 2.74) vs.
Acevedo (1-0, 2.73)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Mandel (L, 2-8) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 7K; 1-2
• Storen ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Walters 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Kobernus 1-4

Lehigh Valley’s Tyler Cloyd went the distance, making just one mistake in a 4-1 win over Syracuse. That was Zach Walters’s 28th HR, a solo shot in the 5th that briefly gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead and prevented a shutout. Cloyd held Syracuse to just three hits, with starting pitcher Jeff Mandel and leadoff batter Jeff Kobernus getting the other two. Mandel took the loss with two runs on six hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings while setting down seven on strikes. Drew Store made his third straight scoreless outing, getting the last out of the 6th and stranding two baserunners.

Trenton 4 Harrisburg 3
• Karns (L, 7-6) 5IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Holland 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bloxom 4-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Rivero 2-4, RBI

The Thunder jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held off the Senators 9th-inning charge for 4-3 win. Nathan Karns’s struggles with the longball resurfaced as the 25-y.o. gave up a pair in the 4th and all four Trenton runs on 11 hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six, but lost his sixth game. Billy Burns and Sean Nicol both drew two-out walks, with Burns scoring on Justin Bloxom’s RBI double (and fourth hit of the night) but Ricky Hague struck out to end it.

Potomac 6 Frederick 2
• Purke (W, 3-3) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Martin (H, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Nieto 3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• B. Miller 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The P-Nats seem to be back on track with their third straight win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 0
• Lee (W, 5-3) 8IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 10K
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-4, R, 2-2B, BB,
• Piwinica-Worms 2-4, R
• McQuillan 2-5, R, 2B, 3B

Nick Lee struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings as the Suns shut out the Shorebirds, 5-0. The 22-y.o. southpaw let up just two hits and walked one while earning his fifth win. Derek Self finished the game with a 1-2-3 ninth. Hagerstown scored in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings to put the game away. Tony Renda and Mike McQuillan both had a pair of extra-base hits, with Renda connecting on his 38th and 39th two-baggers to extend his league lead while McQuillan doubled and tripled as the Suns racked up eight hits and three walks total.

Auburn 3 Williamsport 0
• Treinen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Orlan (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Simms 2IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lippincott 1-3, R, BB, RBI
• Yezzo 1-4, RBI

With a little help from a rehab start, three Auburn pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout for a 3-0 win over Williamsport. Blake Treinen started and went two perfect innings. R.C. Orlan got the win with five innings of one-hit ball, walking two and fanning three. John Simms worked around four hits over the 8th and 9th innings to earn the save. Bryan Lippincott went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI to lead the Doubledays offense, which was limited to four hits and two walks.
Roster move: RHP Blake Treinen assigned from Harrisburg for minor-league rehab.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Marlins 2
• Ott (W, 2-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR
• Derosier (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Walsh (SV, 7) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• D. Eusebio 2-4
• R. Encarnacion 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Randy Encarnacion’s two-run HR in the 3rd proved to be the difference as the G-Nats won their 17th straight, 3-2. Travis Ott won his second decision, allowing a run on a solo HR in his fifth and final inning with no walks and seven strikeouts. Matt Derosier also gave up a run on three hits total over three innings for the hold while Dylan Walsh worked around a hit and a walk by striking out the side in the 9th for his seventh save. Diomedes Eusebio led the hit column with a 2-for-4 morning as the G-Nats notched six hits total.
Roster move: OF Jordan Poole reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Yankees1 5 DSL Nationals 4
• Valerio (L, 3-4) 4IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR, 2WP,
• Torres 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 7K, HBP
• Tillero 2-2, R, HR, RBI
• Rosario 2-3,R, BB

The D-Yankees1 tagged starter Maximo Valerio for five runs early and despite near-perfect relief from Luis Torres, couldn’t dig themselves out of the 5-0 hole and lost, 5-4. Valerio surrendered seven hits, including two home runs, and walked one over five innings while striking out six over four innings. Luis Torres. Jorge Tillero came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a solo HR while Dionicio Rosario went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk as the D-Nats scored four times on six hits and seven walks.

Aug 132013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3; Lost, 3-2 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (0-0, 5.79) vs.
Weber (6-4, 2.63)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Ray (4-1, 3.20) vs.
Bleich (1-1, 2.98)
Potomac Won, 2-0 vs. Carolina,
12:05 p.m.
Rauh (3-1, 3.02) vs.
Whitenack (0-1, 4.30)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Dickson (2-3, 5.64) vs.
Guzman (6-3, 4.60)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (1-1, 3.57) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-0 vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Morales (2-3, 1.36) vs.
Marte (2-2, 2.47)

Syracuse 5 Buffalo 3 — GAME ONE
• Maya (W, 8-7) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Cedeno (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Espinosa 3-4, 2R, RBI, SB
• Kobernus 2-4, R, 2SB

Chris Marrero’s three-run double highlighted a four-run 1st as the Chiefs took a 4-0 lead early and held on for a 5-3 win in the opener. Yunesky Mayawon his third straight start, turning in a quality start of three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Xavier Cedeno set the side down in order in ht 7th for his fourth save. Danny Espinosa went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a strikeout while Jeff Kobernus led off the game with a single and stole both 2nd and 3rd, finshing the game at 2-for-4.

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 2 — GAME TWO
• Rosenbaum (L, 6-9) 3IP, 2H, 3R, 1ER, 5BB, K
• Storen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Brown 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, SB
• Moore 1-4, 2B, RBI

Like Syracuse in the opener, Buffalo struck in the 1st and never trailed, taking the nightcap 3-2 to split the doubleheader. Danny Rosenbaum was uncharacteristically wild, issuing five walks in three innings as he gave up all three Bison runs on two hits with just one strikeout while losing his ninth game. Cole Kimball, Drew Storen, and Erik Davis each threw a scoreless inning of relief but the Chiefs offense struggled in the clutch with a 2-for-11 mark with RISP and left on 10 baserunners.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
The Senators six-game roadtrip resumes after a trip across Pennsylvania from Altoona to Trenton, NJ, where they’ll play the Yankees AA affiliate today through Thursday.

Potomac 2 Carolina 0
• Schwartz (W, 10-4) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Henke (SV, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ramsey 2-4
• Leonida 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Just two pitchers used was just what the Dr. ordered Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
With an off day to travel from central Kentucky to eastern Maryland, the Suns continue their seven-game, eight-day road trip with three against the Shorebirds today through Thursday.

Tonight is the All-Star game in Norwich, CT, with just one Auburn player — relief pitcher David Napoli — on the N.L. roster.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Cardinals 1
• Silvestre (W, 6-0) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Walsh (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ruiz 2-4, R
• D. Eusebio 2-4, R

The G-Nats continue to steamroll the GCL East with a 2-1 win over the G-Cards, their 15th straight win. Hector Silvestre tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, no walks, and struck out four for his sixth win. Joe Webb and Mike Boyden both earned their third hold as the bridge to Jake Walsh, who set ’em down in order for his sixth save. Adderling Ruiz and Diomedes Eusebio both went 2-for-4 with a run scored as the G-Nats notched eight hits total.

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Mets1 0
• Sanchez (W, 2-2) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, K
• Reynoso 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ortiz 2-2, 2BB
• Rosario 3-4, RBI

Three D-Nats pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout of the D-Mets1 for a 5-0 win. Starter Mario Sanchez got his first win as a starter, turning in five innings of four-hit ball with one walk and eight strikeouts. Yorlin Reynoso followed with three one-hit innings while Adrian Green walked one in a scoreless 9th. 17-y.o. Oliver Ortiz singled twice and walked twice while Dionicio Rosarion went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the D-Nats offense.

Aug 122013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Buffalo,
5:30 p.m. (DH)
Maya (7-7, 3.94) and Rosenbaum (6-8, 3.97) vs.
Romero (3-5, 6.18) and Redmond (3-1, 5.06)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (9-4, 2.92) vs.
Pasquale (4-6, 4.56)
Hagerstown OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 10-6 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (1-2, 2.70) vs.
Gutierrez (0-2, 4.18)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Tatusko (L, 5-6) 5IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Robertson 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 3-3, R, BB
• Kobernus 3-5, SB

The PawSox made the most of their offensive chances, scoring seven times on eight hits in a 7-1 win over the Chiefs to close out the five-game series. Starter Ryan Tatusko gave up all seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks for his sixth loss of the season. Tyler Robertson turned in three scoreless innings of relief to follow Tatusko, but the Syracuse offense couldn’t string its 11 hits together, going 2-for-12 with RISP and stranding 12 runners.

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 3
• Cole (W, 3-0) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Barrett (SV, 23) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 3RBI
• Nicol 1-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

A.J. Cole turned in another quality start for his third win while Ricky Hague drove in three to lead the Senators to a 5-3 win over the Curve. The 21-y.o. gave up all three Altoona runs on three walks and four hits, including a solo shot in the 4th that gave the Curve a 3-2 lead. He struck out four in his fourth AA start. Hague went 2-for-4, plating two in the 1st with a single and the fifth Harrisburg run in the 7th with a two-out single, to lead the Senators attack. Richie Mirowski and Tyler Herron followed Cole with a scoreless frame apiece, each earning his fifth hold while Aaron Barrett struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 23rd save.

Carolina 5 Potomac 2
• Solis 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Benincasa (L, 0-3) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 2-3, BB
• Leonida 2-4

Sloppy defense and stale offense were the downfalls for Potomac Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Mooneyham (W, 9-3) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, 3RBI
• Martinez 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke through for six runs against the Legends ‘pen, turning a 2-0 game into an 8-2 beatdown. Brett Mooneyham won his fifth straight start with six innings of two-hit scoreless pitching with just one walk and eight strikeouts. Will Piwinica-Worms’s two-run homer highlighted the three-run 7th while Khayyan Norfork’s two-run triple capped the three-run 8th. Estarlin Martinez reached base three times and scored twice with a single, double, and a walk to pace Hagerstown’s eight-hit, three-walk afternoon.

Connecticut 10 Auburn 6
• Johansen 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Joyce (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Lippincott 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB

The Auburn’pen couldn’t hold a 5-1 lead, allowing nine runs in a 10-6 loss to Connecticut. Starter Jake Johansen struck out a season-high of eight batters over five innings, letting in a run on a solo HR and three hits total while walking a batter for his seventh no-decision. Jake Joyce let in the deciding runs in the Tigers five-run 9th for his second loss. Bryan Lippincott hit a two-run homer in the 1st and had an RBI double in the 9th while Isaac Ballou and Wilman Rodriguez both singled and doubled as the Doubledays notched 11 hits and drew three walks on offense.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Having wrapped up the GCL East with 16 games left to play, there’s plenty of time for the G-Nats to prepare for the arbitrary brutal one-game playoff series against the winner of what will most likely be the GCL Northwest division, currently led by the GCL Pirates at 22-22.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
It’s the pair of games against the Mets1, Yankees1, and Cubs as the D-Nats head into the penultimate week of the season, nine games off the pace for the division and six and half behind in the Wild Card race.

Aug 112013


Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
5:00 p.m.
Tatusko (5-5, 3.61) vs.
Wright (5-6, 3.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Cole (2-0, 0.90) vs.
Navarro (3-5, 4.50)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Carolina,
6:05 p.m.
Solis (2-0, 3.05) vs.
Colon (3-3, 3.81)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
Mooneyham (8-3, 2.25) vs.
Murray (1-2, 2.34)
Auburn Won, 7-3 vs. Connecticut,
2:05 p.m.
Johansen (1-1, 1.11) vs.
Crawford (0-2, 1.89) Mantiply (0-1, 1.14)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-2 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 1
• Ohlendorf (L, 4-6) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Lowe 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Espinosa 2-4, R
• Moore 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI

Pawtucket held Syracuse’s bats in check for 3-1 win that halted the Chiefs’ modest four-game win streak. Ross Ohlendorf got the last-minute rehab start and was tagged for a solo HR to leadoff batter Jackie Bradley Jr. The Princeton grad went three innings, allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four. Danny Espinosa and Tyler Moore combined for four hits, with the former scoring the lone Syracuse run, driven in by the latter on a double in the 6th.

Altoona 5 Harrisburg 4
• Swynenberg 3IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Lehman 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Perry (L, 1-5) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Bloxom 2-4, 2R, BB
• Martinson 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

An 8th-inning HR was the difference as Altoona edged Harrisburg, 5-4 to drop the Senators into a tie for 1st place in the E.L. West. Rick Perry served up the gamewinner, the fourth pitcher of the night as the bullpen was asked to pitch all nine with the move of Taylor Hill to Syracuse. Matt Swynenberg was charged with the first four, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out five. Justin Bloxom and Jason Martinson combined for three hits and three runs, with Martinson driving in two to pace the Harrisburg offense.

Myrtle Beach 6 Potomac 2
• Demny 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K
• Dupra (L, 0-6) 3⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• B. Miller 3-3, R, BB
• J. Miller 1-3, 2B, RBI

After taking 10 of the previous 11 from the Pelicans, the P-Nats were swept away in Myrtle Beach with a 6-2 loss. Starter Paul Demny went just three innings (again) and gave up a couple of runs (again) on three hits and three walks with but one strikeout. Brian Dupra took the loss, giving up four runs in the 7th and six hits total over three and 2/3rds. Brandon Miller extended his hit streak to 10 games with a 3-for-3 night, raising his Carolina League average to .471 (16-for-34) in eight games since his promotion.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 3
• Encarnacion (W, 9-7) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Self (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP
• Martinez 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Renda 2-5, RBI

The Suns broke open a 4-3 game with two in the 5th and two more in the 8th for an 8-3 win over the Legends that snapped a three-game skid. Pedro Encarnacion win his team-best 9th game with a six innings of three-run ball, allowing three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Tony Renda and Estarlin Martinez both had two singles and an RBI to lead the 10-hit Hagerstown attack.

Auburn 7 Connecticut 3
• Voth (W, 1-0) 5⅔ IP, 0H, R, ER, 2BB, 10K
• Mudron 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Lippincott 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Chubb 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Gunter 2-4, R, RBI

Three Auburn pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts in a 7-3 win over Connecticut. Austin Voth whiffed 10 in five and 2/3rds no-hit innings, but was charged with a run on two walks as he notched his first professional win. Mike Mudron struck out three of six batters faced while finishing the 6th and pitching the 7th while L.J. Hollins fanned two over the final two frames. Bryan Lippincott went 2-for-3 with a walk, a homer, two runs scored, and two RBIs as one of three Doubledays to get multiple hits on the night.

GCL Nationals 10 GCL Mets 2
• J. Rodriguez 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Suero (W, 6-1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Flynn 2-3, 2R
• Jennings 2-4, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Ward 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI

G-Nats win. Rinse, lather, repeat.

DSL Pirates2 3 DSL Nationals 1
• Yrizarri 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Valerio (L, 3-3) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Alvarez 2-4, R, SB
• Mercedes 2-4, RBI, CS

The D-Nats gave up three unearned runs while losing their fourth straight, a 3-1 loss to the D-Pirates2 squad. Starter Deibi Yrizarri allowed the first run on four hits and no walks while fanning three. Maximo Valerio gave up the second and got the “L” as he let up two hits in two innings without a walks and two strikeouts. Thomas Alvarez and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-4, with Alvarez scoring on Mercedes’s RBI single in the 1st.

Aug 102013
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Tatusko (5-5, 3.61)
Ohlendorf (rehab) vs. Webster (5-4, 4.13)
Harrisburg Won, 8-5 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Swynenberg (3-0, 3.24) vs.
Baker (3-1, 6.14)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-1, 4.70) vs.
Pucetas (0-1, 10.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (8-7, 3.50) vs.
Billo (1-1, 0.42)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Connecticut,
6:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 1.42) vs.
GCL Nationals Won, 6-2 vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.06) vs.
Effertz (0-3, 7.04)
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-3 (7 inn.) vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (4-3, 2.60) vs.

Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 4
• Clay 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 9K, 2WP
• Robertson (W, 3-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Storen (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Perez 3-4, R, SAC
• Moore 3-4, 2RBI, SB

Syracuse exploited an error to score three times in the 6th and edge Pawtucket, 5-4, for their third straight win. After a Chris Marrero walk and a Zach Walters single, Jhonatan Solano’s sacrifice attempt was thrown into right field, enabling both runs to score and Solano to make it to third. Will Rhymes singled to complete the rally and give the Chiefs a 5-3 lead. The rally made a winner out of Tyler Robertson, who pitched the 6th and 7th innings. Drew Storen tossed a 1-2-3 eighth, his first scoreless appearance since his demotion. Erik Davis weathered a rally in the 9th, letting in a run on two hits, but stranding the tying run at 2nd for his 14th save. Caleb Clay started and struck out a season-high nine but allowed three runs on six hits and two walks.

Harrisburg 8 Altoona 5
• Gilliam 4+ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Grace (W, 5-1) 1⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Rivero 3-3, 4R, 2B, 2HR, 2RBI, BB, HBP
• Hague 2-5, R, 2B, 4RBI
• Hood 2-4, BB

Down 3-2, no outs, first base open and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Altoona chose to plunk Carlos Rivero to load the bases. Rivero had only smacked solo shots in his previous two at-bats, but he was the second Senator hit by a pitch and the third for the game. Ricky Hague emptied the bases with a double to highlight a five-run 5th that put Harrisburg up 7-2. Rob Gilliam emptied the benches and the bullpens with his first pitch of the 5th, a fastball that Mel Rojas Jr. leaned into with his gluteus maximus, then strode toward the mound with Gilliam walking down in preparation for an exchange of business cards. After the obligatory conference of players and coaches, seven men were ejected including manager Matt LeCroy. Matt Grace took over for Gilliam and got the win, but let in his inherited runner and two of his own over an inning and 2/3rds. Aaron Barrett struck out two in the 9th for his 22nd save.

Myrtle Beach 3 Potomac 2
• Purke 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Benincasa (BS, 1;L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, IBB, K
• Holt 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Dykstra 3-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Oduber 1-2, RBI

For the second straight night, the P-Nats ‘pen stumbled and turned a 2-1 win into 3-2 loss to the Pelicans. Robert Benincasa blew his first save of 2013 in 23 opportunities. After a dribbler to short and a hit batsman (attempting to sacrifice on a 0-2 pitch), the P-Nats closer committed a critical error by throwing past third baseman Justin Miller on a sacrifice attempt instead of taking the sure out at first, the tying run scoring on the misplay. Manager Brian Daubach pulled Randolph Oduber and inserted Mike Gilmartin to create a five-man infield. After a liner to second, Gilmartin went out to right and Benincasa struck out the next batter. Alas, the Pelicans won it on the inning’s second infield hit. Matt Purke got the no-decision with eight K’s on five innings of one-run, three-hit ball. Cutter Dykstra reached base four times with two singles, a double, and a walk while Randolph Oduber and Justin Miller had RBI singles in the two-run Potomac 7th.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 2
• Turnbull (L, 5-5) 6IP, 5H, 4R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Henke 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Schill 2-3, BB
• Norfork 1-3, R, BB

The Legends took advantage of a two-out error in the 6th to score three times en route to a 5-2 win over the Suns. Narciso Mesa’s dropped flyball let in the first run and extended the inning. Uber-prospect Bubba Starling made Hagerstown pay twice with a 450′ blast to left-center for a 4-1 lead. The Suns rallied for one in the 9th but Wes Schill was caught between third and home to end the game. Kylin Turnbull pitched six innings and gave up four runs (three unearned) on five hits, no walks, but took the loss. He struck out eight. Schill singled twice and walked once as Hagerstown was held to seven hits and couldn’t take advantage of the five walks issued, with 10 runners left on base.

Connecticut 3 Auburn 1
• Pivetta (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Simms 2⅓ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-2, 2B, BB, SAC
• Lippincott 1-4, R, 2B

Nick Pivetta gave up two first-inning runs to Connecticut and the Auburn offense couldn’t dig him out of the 2-0 hole in a 3-1 loss. Pivetta allowed four hits total and walked three over three and 2/3rds innings while losing his New York-Penn League debut. Three Doubledays relievers combined for five and a 1/3rd innings of one-run relief, but the offense was stifled. Reigning NYPL batter of the week Isaac Ballou walked, singled, and doubled but the rest of the lineup mustered just three hits and one walk. Bryan Lippincott scored the lone Auburn run after doubling in the 4th, taking third on an infield error, and coming in on groundout to the right side.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 2
• Williams (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• D. Eusebio 2-3, RBI, 2BB
• Gordon 2-4, RBI, BB

The G-Nats made it a baker’s dozen of wins without a loss, plus a GCL East title, with a 6-2 win over the G-Mets. Deion Williams got the win in his first start since being dropped down from Auburn, giving up both Mets runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Diomedes Eusebio walked twice, singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nats offense.

DSL Pirates2 4 DSL Nationals 3 (7 inn.)
• Reyes (L, 4-3) 2⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Y. Pena 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mota 2-2, R, 2-2B, BB
• Serrata 2-3

Rain shortened this one to seven and ended a possible comeback bid by the D-Nats in a 4-3 loss to the D-Pirates2. Luis Reyes took the loss, charged with all four D-Pirates2 runs on six hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds innings. Israel Mota doubled twice and scored on a leadoff walk in the 7th. Brayan Serrata singled twice as the D-Nats totaled just five hits and three walks for the game.