Jul 052015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 12-4 vs. Pawtucket,
5:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-4, 2.97)
Walters (3-1, 5.81) vs.
Johnson (8-5, 2.68)
Owens (2-6, 3.28)
Harrisburg Won, 11-9 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Bleier (6-2, 2.84) vs.
Kuhl (5-3, 3.29)
Potomac Tied, 2-2 (13 inn.) vs. Wilmington,
5:00 p.m.
TBD and Pivetta (6-4, 2.38) and
TBD and Mills (6-3, 2.14)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (7-1, 1.88) vs.
Watson (1st Low-A start of ’15)
Auburn Won, 4-2 vs. State College,
5:05 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 13.50) vs.
Beck (0-1, 0.90)

Syracuse 12 Pawtucket 4
• Billings (W, 4-3) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 7K, 2HR
• Grace (H, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 4-4, 4R
• Nelson 3-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 5RBI
• Martinson 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI

After falling behind 4-3 after three innings, Syracuse put the pedal to the metal and scored the last nine runs for a 12-4 victory over Pawtucket. Bruce Billings got the Jack Morris win with a pedestrian four runs let in on eight hits, including two home runs. He walked none and struck out seven. Jason Martinson homered twice and drove in four while Chris Nelson singled twice and doubled once to drive in five to lead the Chiefs attack.
Roster moves: RHP Scott McGregor placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHP James Simmons reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg 11 Altoona 9
• Spann 5⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 4K
• Lee (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-1 IR-S
• Difo 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB, 4RBI, SB
• Severino 3-5, 2R, 2-2B

Harrisburg rallied for three in the 5th to take a 4-3 lead and for five in the 8th to take a 10-7 lead en route to an 11-9 victory over Altoona. Matthew Spann started but was ineffective, giving up seven runs on six hits and three walks over five and 2/3rds innings. Nick Lee got the “W” in his AA debut, though he allowed one of two inherited runners to score in the 6th before pitching a scoreless 7th. Wilmer Difo and Pedro Severino were both 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Sens bent the Curve’s pitchers for 16 hits total.
Roster move: LHP Nick Lee promoted from Potomac.

Potomac 2 Wilmington 2 — SUSP. (13 inn.)
• Barrett 1IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Simms 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Keller 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Ward 2-5

They started late. They played late. They did not finish late, as fog forced the suspension of this one in the bottom of the 13th with the scored tied at 2-2. They’ll pick it up in the five o’clock hour tonight and finish, then play the regularly scheduled nine-inning game.

Lakewood 6 Hagerstown 0
• M. Sanchez (L, 4-3) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• K. Perez 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Read 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-2, 2BB

The Suns put on 10 runners, left on nine, and scored none as the Blue Claws shut them out, 6-0. Mario Sanchez was pinched for all six runs on nine hits and two walks over four and a 1/3rd innings to suffer his third loss. Kevin Perez and Jake Walsh combined for three and 2/3rds scoreless innings of relief, but the offense was limited to six hits with Raudy Read (2-for-4) and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz the only two batters to reach base more than once.

Auburn 4 State College 2
• Fedde (W, 1-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Brinley (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Page 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Guzman 3-3, 2RBI

Auburn scored four times in four innings to, um, double up State College, 4-2. Erick Fedde earned his first professional win with five innings of one-run ball, striking out six, walking none, and allowing three hits. Ryan Brinley pitched two scoreless, Tommy Peterson one, to earn hold while Luis Torres was awarded the save while giving up the final Spikes run. Luis Guzman led the Doubleday hit column with three hits and drove in two, while Matthew Page also reached base three times with two singles and a walk while plating one.

GCL Update
The G-Nats won just two games this past week, which dropped them below .500 at 5-7 after two weeks of play. Victor Robles remains the flavor of the week, having stolen five bases, smacked seven extra-base hits out of 17, and scored 12 times in 12 games. Twenty-four pitchers have appeared thus with just one pitcher having pitched more than nine innings.

DSL Update
The D-Nats also were 2-4 for the week, dropping them to 12-19, which is 13 games off the pace set by the 25-6 DSL Rangers. With the July 2 start of the 2015-2016 IFA signing period, the Nats made a big splash with two notable signings: No. 13-ranked Juan Soto and SS Luis Angel Aquino.

Jul 042015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-4 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (3-3, 3.58) vs.
Couch (3-7, 5.14)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 (10 inn.) @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (2-0, 3.21) vs.
Glasnow (2-2, 2.45)
Potomac Won, 8-3 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Simms (4-5, 3.41) vs.
Manaea (1-0, 1.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
M. Sanchez (4-2, 3.18)
vs. Garcia (5-6, 3.39)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (0-0, 1.29) vs.
Perez (2-0, 1.80)

Buffalo 8 Syracuse 4
• Hill (L, 3-3) 5IP, 11H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 2K
• Valverde 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mastroianni 2-4, R, BB
• Butler 2-4

The Bisons scored in five straight innings, erasing leads of 3-2 and 4-3 as they doubled up the Chiefs, 8-4. Taylor Hill was strafed for six runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two to lose for the third time. Veterans Darin Mastroianni and Dan Butler both went 2-for-4 as the Syracuse offense totaled nine hits and one walk but struck out 10 times.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 4 (10 inn.)
• Bates 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Simmons (W, 4-4) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Vettleson 2-4, R, RBI
• Pleffner 1-3, R, 2B, BB

A pitcher’s duel turned into a slugfest in the late innings as the Senators walked off for a 5-4 win in 10 innings for their ninth win in the last ten games. Colin Bates nursed a 1-0 deficit into the 7th until the Flying Squirrels struck for a two-out, three-run home run. Harrisburg broke up the no-hitter in the bottom of the 7th and scored two runs to cut the lead in half, then tied it in the bottom of the 9th. A single, hit by pitch, and a wild pitch set up Wilmer Difo’s 10th-inning sac fly to seal the deal.

Potomac 8 Frederick 3
• Valdez (W, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Dickson 3IP, 0H, 0R, 4BB, 3K
• Keller 3-5, R, RBI
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B, CS

Potomac rallied for five in the 6th to snap a 3-3 tie and take the series finale, 8-3 against Frederick. Phillips Valdez recovered from a three-run first to go the minimum for the win, giving up five hits, no walks while striking out four. Alec Keller and Adrian Sanchez both went 3-for-5 with a run scored while Grant DeBruin hit his first High-A home run as the P-Nats pounded out 11 hits and drew nine walks.
Roster move: C Adderling Ruiz reassigned from Hagerstown and placed on the 7-Day DL.

Greensboro 5 Hagerstown 2
• Reyes (L, 3-5) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Napoli 3IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Abreu 1-3, R
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B

Greensboro scored five unanswered runs as they lost the game, 5-2, and the series, 2-1. Luis Reyes took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over six innings while fanning four. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz singled and doubled to lead the Suns hit column, as Hagerstown was held to just seven hits on the night.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 1
• Crownover ⅔ IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, 0HR
• Borne 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2B
• Stevenson 2-4, R

The Crosscutters completed the series sweep with a 6-1 win over the Doubledays. Matthew Crownover got knocked around for all six Williamsport runs on six hits and no walks while retiring just two batters in the 1st for his third loss in as many starts. Three relievers combined for six and a 1/3rd innings of scoreless relief, but the Auburn “attack” was five hits by three batters, with Andrew Stevenson and Kelvin Gutierrez both going 2-for-4 and Melvin Rodriguez going 1-for-4.

Jul 032015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Hill (3-2, 4.19) vs.
Doubront (1-3, 2.44)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Bates (3-0, 3.44) vs.
Lujan (5-5, 4.52)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Valdez (2-2, 5.34) vs.
Miranda (0-0, 4.50)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (3-4, 5.35) vs.
Buckelew (3-3, 2.68)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-2, 10.80) vs.
Kilome (1-0, 0.77)

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 2
• Espino (L, 2-2) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Grace 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 2-5, R, 3K
• Martinson 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Paolo Espino made but one mistake — a three-run HR to Buffalo’s Caleb Gindl in the 2nd — but it was enough for Syracuse to lose, 3-2. The Venezuelan veteran gave up six hits total, walked two, and struck out six over six innings. Matt Grace and Evan Meek both turned in a scoreless inning to keep the game close. Jason Martinson — Syracuse’s representative at the 2015 I.L. All-Star Game — doubled in both Chiefs runs in the 3rd and went 2-for-4 overall to lead the offense.
Roster move: RHP Paul Demny reassigned from Harrisburg; RHP A.J. Cole placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to June 30.

Richmond 2 Harrisburg 0
• Voth 6IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Suero (L, 0-1) 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Difo 2-4
• Pleffner 1-3, 2B

Harrisburg’s bid for a ninth straight win fell short when Richmond went deep in the 9th for 2-0 victory. Wander Suero served up a two-run shot with one down in his third inning of relief to suffer the loss. Austin Voth tossed six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks while setting down five on strikes in his seventh no-decision. Wilmer Difo singled twice, Shawn Pleffner doubled once, but the rest of the lineup was hitless with pinch-hitter Jose Lozada accounting for the fourth Senators hit.
Roster move: RHP Wander Suero reassigned from Potomac.

Frederick 4 Potomac 3
• Lopez 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K
• Self (BS, 1; L, 2-2) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Keller 2-3, R, 2B
• Wooten 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

Potomac’s more modest streak of four wins was also stopped last night as Frederick rallied for two in the 8th for a 4-3 win. Reynaldo Lopez turned in his best outing of the season with seven innings of two-run ball on five hits and no walks while striking out seven. Derek Self took the loss as let in the deciding runs on three hits, including a HR. Alec Keller singled, doubled, and scored a run while John Wooten launched his 5th big fly to pace the P-Nats attack.
Roster move: RHP Ian Dickson activated from the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 0
• Bach (W, 2-1) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 8K, 2PO at 1B
• Cooper (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Abreu 4-4, 2R, 2B, SB(20)
• Mejia 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI, 2K
• Carey 1-2, R, 2BB, HR, RBI, SB

The tables were turned at the Muni as the Suns blanked the Grasshoppers, 5-0. Connor Bach and Andrew Cooper combined on the two-hit shutout, with Bach giving up both Greensboro hits and three walks over the first six innings for the win, and Cooper closing it out with just a hit batsman over the final three. Osvaldo Abreu went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the Suns hit column while Bryan Mejia and D.K. Carey both homered to account for the final four Hagerstown runs.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 1
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 5IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Mooney 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Sagdal 1-3, RBI
• Reetz 0-3, 2K, PB, E

The Crosscutters scored in four of the first five innings en route to a 6-1 victory over the Doubledays. Starter and loser Jefry Rodriguez was knocked around for five runs (four earned) over that stretch on nine hits and two walks while striking out four as he lost for the second time for Auburn and seventh time in 2015. Ian Sagdal drove in the lone Auburn run as the Doubledays were held to just three hits and three walks total.

Jul 022015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-1 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (2-1, 1.91) vs.
Francis (3-0, 1.71)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 (13 inn.) vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (3-5, 3.69) vs.
Marte (6-1, 2.73)
Potomac Won, 4-0 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Lopez (4-4, 4.88) vs.
Hess (3-4, 5.43)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-0 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (1-1, 3.56) vs.
Holmes (2-4, 5.01)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 (11 inn.) @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez vs. (0-1, 7.00)
Arteaga (2-0, 1.50)

Syracuse 10 Louisville 1
• Ross (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• McGregor (S, 1) 4IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Keyes 4-5, 3R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, R, BB
• Lisson 1-2, R, 3BB

Kevin Keyes (4-for-5, 3R) went deep twice and drove in five as the Chiefs broke the Bats, 10-1 to take the series, 2-1. Joe Ross won his first AAA game with five innings of one-run ball, though that one run did come on a home run. Scott McGregor finished with four scoreless to earn the save, his first of 2015 and the second of his career. Trea Turner also homered while Mario Lisson joined Keyes in reaching base four times with a single and three walks.

Harrisburg 6 Richmond 5 (13 inn.)
• Bacus 6⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Runion (W, 2-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Skole 4-6, R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Severino 2-6, 2B, RBI
• Goodwin 2-7, R, 2B

Matt Skole’s fourth hit of the ballgame was a walkoff RBI double to give the Senators an eighth straight win by a 6-5 score in 13 innings against the Flying Squirrels. The 25-y.o. CI singled twice and homered once while hitting safely for the sixth time in the past seven games. The “W” went to Sam Runion for pitching a scoreless top of the 13th. Dakota Bacus started and went the first six and a 1/3rd innings, allowing all five Richmond runs on six hits, including two homers.
Austin Voth, Paul Demny and Pedro Severino were named to the Eastern League All-Star game, which will be played on July 15th in Portland, ME.

Potomac 4 Frederick 0
• Barrett 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Giolito (W, 3-4) 7IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 7K, 2HBP
• M. Rodriguez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sanchez 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Kieboom 1-4, 2B, 2RBI

The P-Nats came up two outs short of a combined no-hitter to settle for a one-hit shutout of the Keys, 4-0. Rehabbing Aaron Barrett walked one and struck out two in his rehab inning in the 1st. Lucas Giolito followed with seven innings scoreless relief, walking one batter and hitting two while earning his third win. Manny Rodriguez gave up the lone hit with one out in the 9th but retired the next two batters to preserve the whitewash. Reigning Carolina Player of the Week Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double to lead the Potomac offense.
Roster moves: RHP Aaron Barrett added to roster for MLB rehab.

Greensboro 3 Hagerstown 0
• Purke 5IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Williams 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Orlan (L, 2-1) 1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Reistetter 2-4, PO at 2B
• Abreu 0-2, 2BB

Greensboro broke through for all three of its runs in the 9th as they shut out Hagerstown, 3-0. R.C. Orlan was dinged for all three runs on four hits in his single inning. Matt Purke started and turned in five scoreless innings, letting up five hits, no walks, and striking out two. Deion Williams followed with three scoreless innings of relief, putting on four baserunners with two hits and two walks. Matt Reistetter singled twice and Osvaldo Abreu walked twice as the only Suns batters to reach base twice.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 5 (11 inn.)
• Dickey 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, K
• Brinley (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Reetz 2-5, 2R, 3K
• Gutierrez 2-6, 2-2B, RBI

The Doubledays ‘pen blew a 4-1 lead in the 8th and coughed up the game-winning HR in the 11th as they lost to the Crosscutters, 5-4. Starter Robbie Dickey allowed one run over five innings on three hits and three walks for the no-decision. Ryan Brinley took the loss on the one hit he allowed over one-plus innings. Jakson Reetz went 2-for-5 with two runs scored while Kelvin Gutierrez doubled twice to lead the Auburn attack.

Jun 302015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-3, 2.81) vs.
Holmberg (4-5, 4.64)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (5-2, 3.13) vs.
Beede (1-2, 5.01)
Potomac Won, 7-2 vs. Carolina,
Pivetta (6-4, 2.45)vs.
Barker (3-1, 2.48)
Hagerstown Won, 9-3;
Lost, 7-3
vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Van Orden (4-1, 2.67) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 11-4 vs. Brooklyn,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (0-0, 2.25) vs.
Canelon (0‐1, 19.29)

Editor’s note: Short time to write this a.m., so it’s abbreviated writeups.

Syracuse 5 Louisville 0
• Cole 2+ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Billings (W, 3-3) 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Butler 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, 2-2B, 3K

Five pitchers combined on an eight-hit shutout. A.J. Cole left after throwing just two pitches in the 3rd in with an apparent injury.

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 2
• Spann (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Davis (H, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Skole 1-3, BB, 2RBI

The Senators doubled up the Curve 4-2 to complete the three-game sweep and win their sixth straight overall.

Potomac 7 Carolina 2
• Simms (W, 4-5) 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Dupra 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kieboom 2-4, 3RBI
• Miller 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

Potomac scored in four of the first five innings en route to a 7-2 rout of Carolina, the 10th time they’ve beaten them in 13 games this season.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 3 — GAME ONE
• Williams (W, 7-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Orlan 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• DeBruin 3-4, 2R, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2R, RBI, 2K, SB

A six-run 5th broke open a 3-0 game as the Suns took the opener, 9-3.

Delmarva 7 Hagerstown 3 — GAME TWO
• M. Sanchez 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 8K
• Perez (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 4R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, R, HR, SF, 2RBI
• Gardner 2-3, R

A two-out grand slam off Kevin Perez gave the Shorebirds a 7-3 win and a split of the doubleheader. Delmarva won the series, 3-2.

Brooklyn 6 Auburn 5
• Baez (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, WP
• Rivera 3IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Kerian 4-4, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Lora 1-3, R, 2B, 2K

A five-run 5th by Brooklyn opened up a 4-2 lead as they took their second straight against Auburn, 11-4.
Roster moves: CF Clay Williamson, LHP Cole Plouck released.

Jun 292015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-4, 4.60) vs.
Sampson (1-1, 5.79)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2;
Won, 4-3
vs. Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 3.25) vs.
Kuhl (5-3, 3.18)
Potomac Won, 3-1 vs. Carolina,
Simms (3-5, 3.79) vs.
Povse (A+ debut)
Hagerstown Won, 11-8 (12 inn.) @ Delmarva,
4:30 p.m.
A. Williams (6-2, 2.35) and
M. Sanchez (4-2, 2.93) vs.
B. Gonzalez (4-4, 4.81) and
Long (2-2, 3.26)
Auburn Lost, 6-5 (6 inn.) vs. Brooklyn,
5:05 p.m.
Baez (0­‐0, 9.00) vs.
Blackham (1-­0, 0.00)

Indianapolis 5 Syracuse 1
• Hill 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Fornataro (L, 0-4) 1+ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Keyes 1-4, 2B

The Indians broke through for three in the 7th to turn a 2-1 nailbiter into a solid 5-1 win over the Chiefs. Taylor Hill went five innings in his no-decision, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four. The loss went Eric Fornataro, who was charged with the last four Indianapolis runs on three hits and a walk over one-plus innings. Syracuse avoided the shutout on Jason Martinson’s first-inning HR as they collected just three hits total.
Roster moves: OF Tony Gwynn Jr. placed on three-day TIL; OF Wilman Rodriguez reassigned from Hagerstown.

Harrisburg 3 Altoona 2 — GAME ONE
• Bates 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Runion (W, 1-0) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Solis (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Skole 1-3, 2B, RBI

Back-to-back RBI doubles in the 6th turned a 2-1 deficit into the eventual winning score of 3-2 for Harrisburg in the opener. Colin Bates started and went the first five, giving up a run on a homer and three hits total with one walk and five K’s. Sam Runion got the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the top of the 6th. Sammy Solis set down the side in order in the 7th for the save, his second.

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 3 — GAME TWO
• Simmons 4IP, 6H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos (W, 3-4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bostick 2-3, 2B, 2RBI
• Skole 0-1, 2BB

Newcomer Isaac Ballou’s RBI single in the 6th broke a 3-3 tie as the Sens completed the doubleheader sweep with a 4-3 win over Altoona. James Simmons started and gave up all three Altoona runs on six hits with no walks while striking out two. The win went to Abel De Los Santos, who held the Curve scoreless for two innings.
Roster moves: IF Wilmer Difo optioned from Washington, OF Isaac Ballou reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 3 Carolina 1
• Valdez (W, 2-2) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Suero (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Lee (SV, 9) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Mesa 2-4, R, SB(10)
• Kieboom 2-4

Potomac broke a 1-1 tie with two in the 6th and held on for 3-1 win over Carolina. Phillips Valdez got his second win with a quality start of one run on four hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out six. Wander Suero followed with two scoreless to earn the hold while Nick Lee closed out the 9th for his ninth save. Every P-Nats batter hit safely with Narciso Mesa and Spencer Kieboom both going 2-for-4.
Roster moves: C Addlering Ruiz reassigned from Auburn.

Hagerstown 11 Delmarva 8 (12 inn.)
• Reyes 3⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 5BB, 3K
• Walsh (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Perez (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Gardner 3-6, 3R, 2B, RBI
• DeBruin 3-6, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Keller 3-7, R, RBI

Matt Reistetter’s two-out, three-run HR in the 9th forced extras where the Suns rallied again for three in the 12th to take this one, 11-8. The Suns trailed 5-1 and 8-3 before the two three-run rallies. Luis Reyes started but was knocked around for five runs on five hits and five walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Jake Walsh got the win in relief while Kevin Perez worked around a one-out double in the 12th for the save. Jeff Gardner, Grant DeBruin, and Alec Keller each had three hits as the Suns piled up 16 in the comeback win.

Brooklyn 6 Auburn 5
• Fedde 4IP, 6H, 4R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Crownover (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Reetz 2-2, 2RBI
• Sagdal 2-2, 2B

The Cyclones struck for four in the 3rd and two in the 5th and got the benefit of the rain as they were winners by 6-5 when the game got called in the top of the 6th. Erick Fedde started and gave up four unearned runs on six hits over four innings. The loss went to Matthew Crownover, who allowed a two-run HR with two out in the 5th. Jakson Reetz and Ian Sagdal both went 2-for-2 to lead the Doubledays nine-hit offense.
Roster moves: C Erik Vanmeetren assigned from Washington.

Jun 272015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-2 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-3, 2.81) vs.
Boscan (4-3, 4.28)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Bates (3-0, 3.63) vs.
Dodson (3-4, 3.63)
Potomac Lost, 6-4;
Lost, 5-1
@ Wilmington,
Valdez (1-2, 6.35) vs.
Skoglund (6-2, 2.74)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (3-4, 4.91) vs.
Means (5-4, 3.99)
Auburn Lost, 8-5 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-1, 9.00) vs. TBD

Indianapolis 9 Syracuse 1
• McGregor (L, 4-5) ⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 0K
• Walters 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR 1-0 IR-S
• Gwynn 2-4
• Nelson 1-3, BB

Indianapolis jumped on Scott McGregor for six runs in the 1st en route to a 9-1 victory over Syracuse. The 28-y.o. journeyman retired just two of nine batters faced, giving up five hits and two walks to the other seven. P.J. Walters followed six innings of three-run relief, which only served to save the bullpen as the offense was stifled (six hits, two walks). Tony Gwynn Jr. (2-for-4) and Chris Nelson (1-for-3, BB) were the only two Chiefs to reach base twice.
Roster moves: SS Emmanuel Burriss recalled to Washington; SS Trea Turner promoted from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 3
• Voth 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 7K, 2HR
• De Los Santos (W, 2-4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mendez (SV, 6) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lozada 3-3, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Bostick 2-4, R, 3B, BB
• Severino 2-5, R, RBI

The bullpen gave up four in the 8th, but surprise, surprise — it was Binghamton’s as Harrisburg won its third straight, 7-3. Jose Lozada’s two-run double, his third hit of the night, highlighted the Sens late-inning rally which was set up with a Drew Vettleson walk and bunt singles by Pedro Severino (2-for-5) and Christopher Bostick (2-for-4). The win went to Abel De Los Santos, who turned in a scoreless 7th after starter Austin Voth’s seventh quality start of three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 4 — COMP.
• Giolito 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Mapes (L, 1-1) 4IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K
• A. Sanchez 3-4, R, RBI
• Mesa 2-5, 2RBI, SB

The P-Nats rallied for four in the 9th and got the tying runs on before they finally fell, 6-4 in the completion of Thursday night’s suspended game. Tyler Mapes took over for Lucas Giolito, who spun two scoreless the night before, but was lit up for four runs on seven hits over four innings to take the loss. Adrian Sanchez led the Potomac offense with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Narciso Mesa at 2-for-5

Wilmington 5 Potomac 1 — GAME TWO
• Lopez (L, 4-4) 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K
• A. Sanchez 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, BB

Wilmington scored three in the 3rd to erase an early 1-0 deficit and scored single runs in the 4th and 5th to take the regularly scheduled game, 5-1. Starter and loser Reynaldo Lopez went the distance with a pedestrian five runs on nine hits and a walk with one (1) strikeout. Adrian Sanchez singled and homered to account for the lone Potomac run, as the P-Nats managed just five hits total.

Delmarva 5 Hagerstown 2
• Purke (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 4H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 1K, WP
• Bach 5⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 6K, 2-0 IR-S
• Davidson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Carey 2-3, BB, SB
• Abreu 2-3, CS

Delmarva scored five times with two out in the 1st and cruised to a 5-2 win over Hagerstown. Matt Purke was lifted after 35 pitches, charged with the loss on five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks. Connor Bach threw five and a 1/3rd no-hit innings of relief, but the Suns offense could only get back two. D.K. Carey and Osvaldo Abreu both went 2-for-3 to lead the nine-hit, three-walk attack.
Roster moves: 1B Ryan Ripken, RHP Matthew DeRosier reassigned from the GCL Nationals.

West Virginia 8 Auburn 5
• Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 4K, HR, 3WP, HBP
• Glover 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Stevenson 2-5, RBI, CS
• Sagdal 2-2, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

West Virginia scored twice in each of the first two innings and held off a late charge from Auburn to win again, 8-5. Jefry Rodriguez continues to struggle, strafed again for four runs on three hits and four walks over four innings. It was the ninth time in 11 starts he has given up four or more runs. Second Round pick Andrew Stevenson went 2-for-5 in his pro debut while 16th Rd. pick Ian Sagdal reached base three times with a single, walk, and a double.

Jun 262015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Indianapolis,
7:15 p.m.
McGregor (4-4, 3.64) vs.
Liz (0-1, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (3-5, 3.62) vs.
Lugo (2-4, 4.15)
Potomac Tied, 0-0 (Susp.) @ Wilmington,
TBD and Lopez (4-3, 4.50) vs.
TBD and Goudeau (2-1, 1.29)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-7 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 2.45) vs.
Grimes (5-4, 4.59)
Auburn Lost, 12-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez(0-­0, 5.40) vs. TBD

Charlotte 4 Syracuse 2
• Ross (L, 0-1) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Meek 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Knights roughed up Joe Ross for three runs in his AAA debut as they doubled up the Chiefs, 4-2 to earn a series split. Ross struck out four, walked one, and gave up five hits, including a solo HR in his fifth and final inning. Veterans Darin Mastroianni and Mario Lisson both went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Syracuse offense, which sputtered to a 2-for-12 mark with RISP.
Roster move: While not official yet, James Wagner of the Washington Post is reporting that Trea Turner has been promoted.

Harrisburg 2 Binghamton 1
• Bacus (W, 4-1) 7⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 4BB, 6K
• Harper (H, 4) ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Mendez (SV, 6) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bostick 2-3, 2B
• Severino 1-3, BB, RBI

Harrisburg scored early but not often but got the pitching necessary to win, 2-1. Dakota Bacus pitched a career-high seven and 2/3rds innings with just one run allowed on five hits and four walks while striking out six. Bryan Harper stranded two runners while getting the last out of the 8th to earn his fourth hold. Gilberto Mendez struck out two while closing the door in the 9th. Christopher Bostick went 2-for-3 to lead the Senator hit column while Pedro Severino and Matt Skole each had an RBI single in the 1st inning.

Potomac 0 Wilmington 0 — SUSP.
Lucas Giolito, who will be going to the Futures Game for the second straight year along with Trea Turner, had his night end early thanks to the rain. They’ll complete this one tonight then play a seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.
Roster move: RHP Cody Davis released.

Delmarva 9 Hagerstown 7
• Van Orden 3IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K
• Williams (L, 0-1) 2IP, 0H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Davidson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Read 2-4, 2B
• Keller 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

A seven-run lead was too small for Hagerstown’s pitchers to work with as they gave up nine unanswered runs in a 9-7 loss to Delmarva. Drew Van Orden started and was shellacked for six runs in his third and final inning of work. Deion Williams was charged with the loss when R.C. Orlan let in both of his inherited runners. Offensively, Jeff Gardner was the beer man as the only batter not to hit safely as the Suns piled up 11 hits in the first six and a 1/3rd innings while Austin Davidson, Raudy Read, Alec Keller, and Osvaldo Abreu each had a single and a double.

West Virginia 12 Auburn 3
• Dickey (L, 0-1) 4+ IP, 8H, 9R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, 2WP, HBP
• Torres 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Page 2-3, BB
• Kerian 1-4, R, 3B, RBI

The Black Bears mauled Doubleday pitchers for nine runs before the hitters could answer in a 12-3 loss at Auburn’s home opener. Robbie Dickey gave up the first nine (five earned) on eight hits and three walks over four-plus innings. He also struck out two and hit a batter. Matthew Page reached base three times with a walk and two singles as the Doubledays were held to six hits total.
Roster moves: RHP Tommy Peterson reassigned from the GCL Nationals; RHPs Koda Glover, Kevin Mooney, and OF Andrew Stevenson assigned from Washington; LHP Joey Webb, RHP Ryan Ullmann, 2B Chris Riopedre released.

Jun 252015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 (10 inn.) vs. Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Ross (AAA debut) vs.
Drabek (2-4, 2.98)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 @ Binghamton,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (3-1, 3.50) vs.
Gsellman (1-3, 4.70)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK @ Wilmington,
Giolito (2-4, 3.71) vs.
Caramo (3-6, 3.41)
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (3-4, 4.91) vs. TBD
Auburn Won, 8-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Dickey (0-0, 0.00) vs. TBD

Charlotte 2 Syracuse 0 (10 inn.)
• Cole 6IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 4K, HBP
• Grace 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (L, 3-4) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Butler 3-4
• Martinson 2-5, 2-2B

The Chiefs’ modest three-game win streak came to an end with a 2-0 loss in 10 innings to the Knights. A.J. Cole tossed six shutout innings for the second time this season and was rewarded again with a no-decision. The 23-y.o. walked four, struck out four, hit a batter, and gave up three hits. Matt Grace followed with two scoreless innings, and Rafael Martin one before he was dinged for both Charlotte runs in the 10th. Dan Butler went 3-for-4, Jason Martinson went 2-for-5 with two doubles, but the rest of the lineup was 2-for-28 as Syracuse left on 10 runners and went 0-for-11 with RISP.
Roster move: LHP Rich Hill released.

Harrisburg 4 Binghamton 1
• Bleier (W, 5-2) 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Runion (SV, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Turner 3-4, 3B, RBI
• Difo 1-4, R, 2RBI

While the clutch hit was AWOL in Syracuse, it was spotted in Binghamton as the Sens struck three times in the 8th with two out and once in the 9th to put away the B-Mets, 4-1. Veteran Richard Bleier got the win with seven innings of one-run ball with six hits allowed, no walks, and five K’s. Sam Runion got the save, his fourth, with two scoreless innings. Wilmer Difo drove in two with his 8th-inning single while Trea Turner followed with an RBI triple and was 3-for-4 overall to lead the Harrisburg hit column.

The second half begins with Potomac visiting 1st-half champion Wilmington for three in Delaware, the first of 12 meetings in the second half, thanks to this year’s sdrawkcab ssa schedule that will also see them play Frederick 12 times and both the Blue Rocks and Keys in back-to-back series.

Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
The Suns also resume play on the road in Delmarva for a five-game series, the first of 52 games against Northern Division opponents and 14 against the Shorebirds.

Auburn 8 State College 3
• Mills 4IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Morales (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, BK, WP
• Plouck (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Eusebio 3-5, 2R, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, 3K
• Page 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

The NYPL’s #2 offense racked up another eight runs as the Doubledays took the series finale against the Spikes, 8-3. McKenzie Mills started and let in a run on four hits and a walk. The win was credited to Jose Morales for a subpar two runs allowed on three hits and a walk over two innings. Auburn hitters struck out 12 times but also racked up 12 hits, with Diomedes Eusebio leading the way with a 3-for-5 night.

Jun 242015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3 vs. Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-4, 5.31) vs.
Marin (2-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 @ Altoona,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (4-2, 3.34) vs.
Fulmer (2-0, 3.14)
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (1-2, 5.87 @ GCL in ’14) vs.
McKinney (0-1, 3.86)

Syracuse 4 Charlotte 3
• T. Hill 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Walters (W, 3-1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-4
• Keyes 2-4, 2K

The Chiefs rallied for two to tie in the 6th and pushed across the winning run in the 7th for a 4-3 win over the Knights. Taylor Hill gave up all three Charlotte runs on eight hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds. The win went to P.J. Walter, who stranded three in the 6th and pitched two scoreless innings total. Reigning I.L. Player of the Week Kevin Keyes and Mario Lisson both went 2-for-4 while newcomer Chris Nelson drove in two to pace the Syracuse offense.
Roster move: RHP Joe Ross optioned from Washington.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 5
• Spann 5+ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Solis (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Bostick 2-3, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Vettleson 2-5, 2-2B, SB
• Skole 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI

The B-Mets struck for two runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 6th innings as they handed the Senators a 6-5 loss. Matt Spann got the no-decision with five runs allowed on nine hits and two walks over five-plus innings pitched. Sammy Solis blew his second save and lost for the third time as he let in one of Spann’s runners and one of his own in the 6th. Christopher Bostick and Matt Skole both drove in two and were among five Harrisburg hitters to collect multiple hits.
Roster move: RHP Erik Davis reassigned from Syracuse.

Spencer Kieboom went 0-for-2 as the starting catcher for the Carolina League while Nick Pivetta was torched for two runs on two hits and two walks in his inning of work, which saddled him with the “L” in the 9-2 loss to the California League All-Stars.
Roster move: RHP Brian Dupra reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
Grant DeBruin went 0-for-2 with a walk as the starting 3B for the North Division, which beat the South Division, 7-5. Austen Williams struck out two in his inning of work to earn the hold. Drew Van Orden did not pitch.

Auburn 9 State College 5
• Baez 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Webb (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Dulin 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Page 2-5, R, 2RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

A four-run 6th erased a 4-1 deficit as Auburn got another workaday win — 9 to 5 — over State College. Starter Joan Baez continues to struggle despite being dropped a level as the 20-y.o. was knocked for three runs on four hits and a walk over three innings. The win was awarded to Joey Webb, who gave up a run in the 5th but pitched a scoreless 6th. Seventeenth Rd. pick Dalton Dulin led the Doubleday hit parade with a walk, two singles, and a double, followed by Matthew Page who was 2-for-5 with two RBI.