Aug 282010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 4-2 vs. Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.
(doubleheader)
TBD and TBD vs.
Taubenheim (2-2, 3.86) and
Savery (1-11, 4.85)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-3 vs. Trenton, 7:00 p.m. Aaron Thompson (4-13, 6.15) vs.
Manuel Banuelos (0-1, 9.53)
Potomac Nationals Won, 11-4 @ Frederick, 6:00 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (2-2, 2.43) vs.
Oliver Drake (5-6, 4.46)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 10-7 vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 8-2 @ Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. Adleman (2-3, 3.12)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1
vs. GCL Mets
@ GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 4-2 vs. Buffalo
Starting Pitcher: Maya (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP 2H 1R 0ER 3BB 6K
Pitching Star: Balester 3IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 6K
Hitting Star: Botts 3-4, R
Notes: Yunesky Maya’s first AAA start was a loss, as the Syracuse Chiefs were held down for eight innings before rallying for two in the ninth in a 4-2 loss. Maya gave up just an unearned run over 4⅔ on two hits and three walks while striking out six. Jason Botts led the hitters with a 3-for-4 night. The loss eliminated Syracuse from the division title while still trailing the wild-card race by five games.

Harrisburg Senators W, 4-3 vs. Trenton
Starting Pitcher: Roark (ND) 6⅓ IP 8H 3R 3ER 2BB 7K 2HR
Pitching Star: Kimball (SV, 10) 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Lowrance 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Solano 2-3, R, HR, RBI
Notes: The big fly was the difference as the Harrisburg Senators won their fourth straight by a 4-3 count over the Trenton Thunder. Jhonatan Solano went deep in the seventh to tie the game a 3-3 and Marvin Lowrance matched the feat in the eighth to earn hitting star honors. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark went 6⅓ innings and allowed all three Thunder runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. Hassan Pena got the win in relief with a scoreless eighth and Cole Kimball got the save with a scoreless ninth. The win kept pace with wild-card challengers Bowie and Akron.

Potomac Nationals W, 11-4 @ Frederick
Starting Pitcher: Alaniz 6IP 9H 3R 3ER 1BB 6K
Pitching Star: Wort 1IP 0H 0R 2BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Rhinehart 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jacobsen 2-6, R, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Moore 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
Notes: Tyler Moore broke the franchise record for HRs with #29 as the Potomac Nationals pounded the Frederick Keys to the tune of 11-4. Starter Adrian Alaniz went six innings and gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk. Bill Rhinehart and Robby Jacobsen both drove in two runs to pace the 13-hit attack. The win kept pace with Wilmington, who also won last night in Lynchburg.

Hagerstown Suns W, 10-7 vs. Delmarva
Starting Pitcher: Bronson (W, 4-2) 6IP 12H 6R 6ER 0BB 0K 0HR
Pitching Star: Morrison (SV, 1) 3IP 2H 1R 0ER 1BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Nieto 3-4, R
Hitting Star #2: Cuevas 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Perez 2-4, 2R, SB, RBI
Notes: Down 4-0 and 6-5, the Suns rallied for five and four runs to overpower the Shorebirds for a 10-7 win. Starting pitcher Evan Bronson got the win despite giving up six runs on 12 hits over six innings. Adrian Nieto led the hit parade with a 3-for-4 night. Despite the win, Hagerstown was eliminated from the playoffs.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 8-2 vs. Connecticut
Starting Thrower: Barrett (L, 0-4) 2⅔ IP 5H 4R 4ER 5BB 1K 1HR
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star: Martinson 0-1, 3BB
Notes: Vermont stumbled to its third straight loss and seventh in the past 10 games by a count of 8-2, falling into a tie for first place. Aaron Barrett began the night with an ERA of 8.79 so his line of four runs on five hits over 2⅔ innings was hardly a surprise. The two teams combined for 21 walks, indicating either poor pitching or poor umpiring, but most likely a lot of both. Blake Kelso collected the team’s sole hit during the team’s two-run aberration in the sixth.

GCL Nationals W, 3-1 @ GCL Astros
Starting Pitcher: Gregory Baez (W, 1-2) 5IP 6H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: Manuel Rivera (H, 1) 3IP 0H 0R 2BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Estarlin Martinez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Roberto Perez 2-4, R, 2B
Notes: With suddenly strong pitching, the GCL Nationals beat the GCL Astros 3-1 for their third straight win. Starting pitcher Gregory Baez went the first five innings, allowing the lone run on six hits and one walk. He also struck out four. Estarlin Martinez and Roberto Perez both went 2-for-4 to pace the G-Nat offense. The win assured a fourth-place finish in the GCL East division.

Aug 272010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 5-4 (14 inn.) vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. Yunesky Maya (AAA debut) vs.
Josh Stinson (0-1, 4.50)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-1 vs. Trenton, 7:00 p.m. Tanner Roark (11-6, 3.89) vs.
Andrew Brackman (3-7, 3.53)
Potomac Nationals OFF DAY @ Frederick, 7:00 p.m. Adrian Alaniz (7-4, 2.50) vs.
Nathan Moreau (4-4, 5.04)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 11-6 vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Evan Bronson (3-2, 4.82) vs.
Patrick Kantakevich (0-7, 4.65)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 7-3 vs. Connecticut, 7:05 p.m. Aaron Barrett (0-3, 8.79) vs.
Patrick Lawson (2-3, 2.81)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4
vs. GCL Mets
@ GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs W, 5-4 vs. Buffalo (14 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen 6IP 9H 3R 3ER 2BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star #1: Carr 3IP 1H 0R 2BB 2K
Pitching Star #2: Bisenius (W, 1-0) 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Bixler 3-7, SB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Orr 2-4, R, SB
Notes: Brian Bixler’s two-out RBI single gave Syracuse a 5-4 walkoff win in 14 innings over Buffalo. The win also cut the distance between the Chiefs and Bisons to two games, though Syracuse still trails Columbus by five for the IL wild card. Erik Arnesen got the start and went six innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks to go with four strike outs. After giving up the tying run in the top of the seventh, the Syracuse bullpen tossed seven scoreless innings, led by pitching stars and Adam Carr (3IP) and Joe Bisenius (2IP).

Harrisburg Senators W, 3-1 vs. Trenton
Starting Pitcher: Tatusko (W, 2-1) 6IP 5H 1R 1ER 2BB 7K
Pitching Star: Spradlin (SV, 1) 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 3-4, R, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Valdez 2-4, 2R, 2B
Notes: The Harrisburg express continues to roll as the Senators defeated the Trenton Thunder by a 3-1 tally for their sixth win in the past seven games. Ryan Tatusko won his second game since joining the organization, tossing six innings with one run allowed on five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Chris Marrero extended his hitting streak to six games with a 3-for-4 night to lead the Senator offense. The win kept pace with Bowie and Akron, who remain 1½ and 3½ games behind Harrisburg respectively.

Potomac Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: It’s a short ride up to Frederick for a three-game set and a possible playoff preview. Second-place Wilmington was also idle last night and embarks on its final regular-season road trip with three against last-place Lynchburg.

Hagerstown Suns L, 11-6 vs. Delmarva
Starting Pitcher: Clegg 4⅔ IP 5H 6R 6ER 2BB 3K
Pitching Star: Smoker 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Perez 4-4, 2R, 2-2B, 2SB (#54, #55), RBI
Hitting Star #2: Hague 2-5, RBI
Notes: A seven-run fifth inning eclipsed the Suns as the Delmarva Shorebirds would go on to win 11-6. Starter Mitchell Clegg gave up six runs on five hits and two walks over his 4⅔ innings of work. Eury Perez was a one-man wrecking crew, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead the Hagerstown offense. The loss reduced the Suns elimination number to one, and dropped them into a tie with Delmarva for last place in the Sally League North.

Vermont Lake Mosters L, 7-3 vs. Connecticut
Starting Pitcher: Grace (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP 5H 6R 4ER 2BB 2K 1HR
Pitching Star: Cahill 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Moldenhauer 2-4, R, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Freitas 1-2, 2BB
Notes: Matt Grace pitched a 1-2-3 second inning, but gave up two in the first, three in the third and one more in the fourth, as the 21-year-old was smacked for six hits and walked two over 3⅓ innings as the Vermont Lake Monsters lost again, 7-3 to the Connecticut Tigers. Hitting Star and 2010 Tom Racine Award winner David Freitas led the Vermont offense with a 2-for-4 night. The loss reduces the Lake Monster lead over the second-place Tri-City Valley Cats to ½ game.

GCL Nationals W, 5-4 vs. GCL Mets
Starting Pitcher: Nick Serino 4IP 6H 2R 2ER 1BB 2K 1HR
Pitching Star: Mike Gallo 4IP 3H 0R 2BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Estarlin Martinez 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Andruth Ramirez 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Andruth Ramirez’s solo HR in the bottom of the ninth gave the GCL Nationals a 5-4 walkoff win over the GCL Mets. The blast erased a blown save by John Santiago and made a winner out of Manuel Rivera, who retired the only batter he faced. Estarlin Martinez also homered and doubled to join Ramirez in Hitting Star honors. Starting pitcher Nick Serino went the first four innings, allowing two runs on six hits plus one walk while striking out two.

Aug 262010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 5-0 vs. Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. Erik Arnesen (5-7, 3.71) vs.
Fernando Nieve (2-0, 5.24)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 5-3 vs. Trenton, 7:00 p.m. Ryan Tatusko (10-3, 2.93) vs.
Cory Arbiso (5-2, 3.42)
Potomac Nationals Won, 7-5 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 4-3 vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (9-2, 2.92) vs.
Nick Haughian (5-3, 4.04)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 6-5 vs. Connecticut, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (SS-A debut) vs.
Clemente Mendoza (5-5, 4.74)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-6
@ GCL Cardinals
vs. GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs W, 5-0 @ Lehigh Valley
Starter/Pitching Star: Martis (W, 8-7) 7⅔ IP 2H 0R 4BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Ramos 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Espinosa 2-3, R
Notes: Shairon Martis threw a season-high 7⅔ innings of scoreless baseball, combining with Andrew Kown for two-hit shutout of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs by a count of 5-0. Hitters of the game Wilson Ramos doubled and homered while Danny Espinosa singled twice to account for four of the Chiefs’ eight hits. Boomer Whiting stole two bases, including home plate in the 8th inning. The win preserved Syracuse’s slim playoff hopes, as they trail Columbus by five games and Louisville by three games with 13 games remaining.

Harrisburg Senators W, 5-3 vs. Portland
Starting Pitcher: Peacock (W, 2-1) 5⅔ IP 6H 1R 0ER 3BB 2K
Pitching Star: Kimball (SV, 9) ⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Lombardozzi 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lowrance 2-4, RBI
Notes: Steve Lombardozzi couldn’t manage a single, but got the other three-quarters of the cycle with a double, triple, and a home run to lead the Harrisburg Senators to a 5-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs. Starter Brad Peacock got his 2nd AA win with 5⅔ innings pitched and one unearned run allowed on six hits and three walks to go with two strikeouts, while Cole Kimball quashed a late rally by striking out both batters he faced for his 9th save for Harrisburg. The win coupled with a Bowie loss, extended the Sens’ lead over the Baysox to 1½ games in the race for the Eastern League West’s wildcard.

Potomac Nationals W, 7-5 vs. Wilmington
Starting Pitcher: Barthmaier (ND) 5IP 7H 4R 4ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Morris (SV, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Rhinehart 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Norris 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Notes: See how Potomac reclaimed first place in grand fashion Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns L, 4-3 vs. Delmarva
Starting Pitcher: Applebee (L, 5-5) 6⅓ IP 12H 4R 4ER 0BB 4K
Pitching Star: Vasquez 2⅔ IP 2H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Ramirez 4-5, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Hague 2-5, 2R, 2-2B
Notes: Clutch hitting was AWOL on Wednesday as the two teams scored just seven runs on 25 hits, combining for an abysmal 5-for-26 with RISP. But as the 4-3 score indicates, Delmarva was simply one better (or one less worse) than Hagerstown, winning 4-3. Starter Paul Applebee took the loss with all four Shorebird runs allowed on 12 hits and no walks. J.P. Ramirez went 4-for-5 to lead the 11-hit Suns offense. The loss lowered the Suns’ elimination number to three with 11 games left in the second half.

Applebee (L, 5-5) 6.1 12 4 4 0 4 0 4.00
Vasquez, W 2.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.19

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 6-5 vs. Connecticut
Starting Pitcher: Ott (L, 0-2) 4⅔ IP 3H 1R 0ER 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: Zellers 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Martinson 3-3, SB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Labrie 0-1, 2R, 4BB, RBI
Notes: A five-run 7th put the Lake Monsters in a 6-0 hole that they almost climbed out of with five runs across the last three innings, leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 loss to Connecticut. Billy Ott was the hard-luck loser, tossing 4⅔ innings with one unearned run allowed on three hits and two walks with five batters set down on strikes. Jason Martinson went 3-for-3 to lead the offense. Second-place Tri-City also lost, preserving Vermont’s ½-game lead.

GCL Nationals W, 7-6 @ GCL Cardinals
Starting Pitcher: Ryan Mattheus 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Pitching Star: Kelvin Lopez 5IP 5H 2R 1ER 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Randolph Oduber 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, SB
Hitting Star #2: Angel Montilla 2-4, 2R, 3SB
Notes: A three-run rally in the 8th turned a 4-3 deficit into a 6-4 lead, as the GCL Nationals held off the GCL Cardinals for a 7-6 win. Hitters of the game Randolph Oduber and Angel Montilla both went 2-for-4 to lead the 13-hit attack, with Oduber doubling twice and Montilla swiping three bags. Kelvin Lopez was the pitcher of the game with five innings pitched, two runs allowed on five hits and one walk, and three strikeouts. Rehabbing Ryan Mattheus tossed a scoreless inning to start the game with one hit and one walk allowed.

Aug 252010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 5-4 @ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Shairon Martis (7-7, 4.42) vs.
Brian Mazone (6-12, 3.86)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-3 vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (1-1, 4.63) vs.
Jeremy Kehrt (2-10, 4.80)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 4-2 vs. Wilmington, 7:03 p.m. Jimmy Barthmaier (3-1, 3.54) vs.
Timothy Melville (2-11, 5.29)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 5-3; Lost, 2-1 vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Vermont Lake Monsters Canceled vs. Connecticut, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (SS-A debut) vs.
Brennan Smith (0-5, 3.67)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. N/A

Syracuse Chiefs W, 5-4 @ Lehigh Valley
Starting Pitcher: Chico 5IP 8H 3R 3ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Bisenius 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Bixler 4-5, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Martinez 2-4, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Hitters of the game Michael Martinez homered and tripled to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the 9th while Josh Wilkie and Adam Carr weathered a two-hit, two-error ninth to get the win and save respectively as the Syracuse Chiefs prevailed 5-4 over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Matt Chico started the game and went five innings, allowing three runs eight hits and two walks. The win keeps the Chiefs’ slim playoff hopes alive with the elimination nos. for the division and wild card staying put at 8 and 4.

Harrisburg Senators W, 6-3 vs. Portland
Starting Pitcher: Milone (W, 11-5) 6⅓ IP 4H 3R 3ER 1BB 7K 1HR
Pitching Star: James (H, 4) 1⅔ 2H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Pahuta 2-3, 2R, HR, BB, SB, RBI
Notes: Tom Milone remains unbeaten since the All-Star break, winning for the fifth time in seven starts (11-5 overall) with a 6-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs. With seven strikeouts, Milone also pulled ahead of teammate Brad Peacock for the organization lead at 143, as he allowed three runs on four hits and one walk, registering his 13th quality start in 25 starts. Chris Marrero and Tim Pahuta both homered and went 2-for-3 to pace the Harrisburg offense. The win, combined with doubleheader split between Bowie and Akron, extends the Sens’ wild-card lead by a ½ game over the Baysox and 3½ games over the Aeros

Potomac Nationals L, 4-2 vs. Wilmington
Starting Pitcher: Holder (L, 2-3) 5IP 5H 4R 4ER 2BB 5K 2HR
Pitching Star: Testa 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star: Moresi 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: See what happens when an average pitcher gets the gift of free swinging in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns W, 5-3 vs. Lakewood (Game 1)
Starting Pitcher: Hicks 5⅓ IP 5H 0R 0BB 3K
Pitching Star: Morrison, K (W, 3-5) 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Sanchez 4-5, R
Hitting Star #2: Cuevas 2-5, R, 2SB, RBI
Notes: A two-run home run by Marcus Jones in the bottom of the 9th gave the Hagerstown Suns a 5-3 victory in the first game of the doubleheader. Starter Graham Hicks got the no-decision, working 5⅓ scoreless innings with five hits and no walks allowed while striking out three, while Kyle Morrison got the win with two scoreless innings of relief with one walk allowed and two batters struck out. Adrian Sanchez led the 14-hit attack with a 4-for-5 effort, as the Suns struggled to get the clutch hit with 10 men left on base and a 2-for-15 mark with RISP.

Hagerstown Suns L, 2-1 vs. Lakewood (Game 2)
Starting Pitcher: Demny (L, 6-8) 4⅔ IP 6H 2R 0ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Erb 2⅓ IP 0H 0R 1B 3K
Hitting Star #1: Cuevas 2-3
Hitting Star #2: Perez 1-1, R, SB
Notes: A two-out error by Rick Hague in the 2nd enabled Lakewood to score two unearned runs, while the Suns could only muster one run to lose the nightcap 2-1. Starter Paul Demny was charged with both Blue Claws runs on six hits and two walks over his 4⅔ innings of work, giving him his 8th loss of the season. Hague would redeem himself with an RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd but the Suns were limited to just five hits while committing three errors.

Vermont Lake Monsters @ Lowell — CNCLD
Notes: Rain canceled the finale of this two-game series, which was also the final meeting between these two teams this season. A win by second-place Tri-City has shaved the Lake Monsters’ lead to a ½ game (two in the loss column), with a three-game series against third-place Connecticut set to begin tonight before their lone appearance at Aberdeen for Saturday through Monday.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: Just four games remain in the GCL season with the G-Nats visiting the Cardinals today and the Astros on Friday, and hosting the Mets tomorrow and the Marlins on Saturday.

Aug 242010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs OFF DAY @ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. N/A
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 10-5 vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Tom Milone (10-5, 2.87) vs.
Kyle Weiland (5-7, 4.61)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-3 (14 inn.) vs. Wilmington, 7:03 p.m. Trevor Holder (2-2, 3.74) vs.
Will Smith (4-3, 4.17)
Hagerstown Suns Postponed vs. Lakewood, 5:05 p.m.
(Doubleheader)
Paul Demny (6-7, 3.90) and
Graham Hicks (1-5, 5.79) vs.
Brody Colvin (6-7, 3.19) and
Trevor May (6-2, 2.67)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 2-1 @ Lowell, 7:05 p.m. Billy Ott (0-1, 6.00) vs.
Keith Couch (1-4, 4.66)
GCL Nationals Postponed OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse Chiefs — OFF DAY
Notes: Syracuse takes a quick two-game jaunt into Pennsylvania to play Lehigh Valley before returning home Thursday for two against Buffalo and three against Lehigh Valley

Harrisburg Senators L, 10-5
Starting Pitcher: Thompson (L, 4-13) 3⅔ IP 9H 8R 8ER 3BB 4K 2HR
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 3-5, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lombardozzi 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: Harrisburg’s Aaron Thompson continues to struggle, taking his 13th loss on Monday with eight runs charged against him in 3⅔ innings, including two home runs as the Portland Sea Dogs doubled up the Senators 10-5. Chris Marrero and Steve Lombardozzi both went 3-for-5 to lead the Harrisburg 13-hit attack. The loss dropped Harrisburg into a tie for second place with Bowie.

Potomac Nationals L, 6-3 (14 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Rosenbaum 6IP 1H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: McCoy 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Un-Star: Phillabaum (BS, 4) 4BF 2H 2R 2ER 1BB 0K 1HBP
Hitting Star #1: Jacobsen 2-5, R, 3B,
Hitting Star #2: Moore 2-6
Notes: See Sue’s take on what went wrong in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns vs. Lakewood — PPD
Notes: Monday’s game with Lakewood was rained out and will be made up today as part of a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 2-1 @ Lowell
Starting Pitcher: Jordan (ND) 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 2BB 2K 1HR
Pitching Star: Holland (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star: Jimenez 2-4
Defensive Star: Moore, OF assist at HP
Notes: Single runs in the first and eighth innings were enough to support some outstanding pitching as the Vermont Lake Monsters won 2-1 in Lowell. Taylor Jordan posted his first quality start with one run allowed on three hits and two walks over six innings, while Ryan Demmin got the win in relief with 1⅔ scoreless innings. Neil Holland struck out three of the six batters he faced over the last 1⅓ innings to register the save, his third of the season.

GCL Nationals L, 9-4 @ GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Tyler Hanks (L, 4-1) 3⅓ IP 7H 6R 5ER 1BB 3K
Pitching Star: Ryan Mattheus 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Michael Taylor 2-4, 2B, RBI,
Hitting Star #2: Jeremy Mayo 1-3, R, BB
Notes: Three-spots in the 1st and 4th innings by the Marlins were too much for the GCL Nationals to counter in an eventual 9-4 loss. Starter Tyler Hanks was the victim of both rallies, giving up seven hits and a walk over 3⅓ innings. Michael Taylor led the eight-hit offense with a 2-for-4 effort.

Aug 232010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Cancelled OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Senators Won 6-1; Won 2-1 vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Aaron Thompson (4-12, 5.74) vs.
Blake Maxwell (4-0, 1.69)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 9-8 vs. Wilmington, 7:03 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (2-2, 2.63) vs.
Aaron Crow (1-2, 5.74)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 9-7 vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Graham Hicks (1-5, 5.79) vs.
Brody Colvin (6-7, 3.19)
Vermont Lake Monsters Postponed @ Lowell, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (2-2, 5.84) vs.
Hunter Cervenka (0-4, 4.02)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-9
vs. GCL Astros
@ GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre — CANCELED
Notes: The series finale between these two teams was canceled due to rain and will not be made up. The news, however, was not entirely dismal as the Washington Nationals announced they will be extending their PDC with Syracuse through the 2012 season.

Harrisburg W, 6-1 @ Akron (Game 1)
Starting Pitcher: Roark (ND) 5⅔ IP 4H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: Hernandez, O (W, 1-1) 2⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Baez 3-3, R, BB, 3SB
Hitting Star #2: Lombardozzi 2-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
Notes: Jhonatan Solano’s RBI single in the top of the 8th broke open a 1-1 tie, while Steve Lombardozzi’s two-run triple opened the floodgates as the Harrisburg Senators would rally for five runs to ground the Akron Aerons with a 6-1 win. Starter Tanner Roark got the no-decision with
5⅔ innings pitched, allowing the lone run on four hits and one walk while the 40-something Orlando Hernandez came on in relief and finished the game with 2⅓ perfect innings for the win.

Harrisburg W, 2-1 @ Akron (Game 2)
Starting Pitcher: Spradlin 3⅔ IP 3H 0R 1BB 8K
Pitching Star: Kimball (S, 7) 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Ivany 1-3, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Marrero 2-3, R
Notes: Devin Ivany drove in both runs as the Harrisburg bullpen combined for seven strong innings as the Harrisburg Senators prevailed 2-1 to sweep the doubleheader and the series. Jack Spradlin struck out eight in 3⅔ scoreless innings as the spot starter, allowing three hits and one walk. Rafael Martin got the win in relief while Cole Kimball closed out the game for his seventh save. Chris Marrero led the eight-hit offense with two singles and a run scored.
With the sweep, combined with weekend losses by Bowie, Harrisburg is now in position to earn the Western Division wild card, leading the Baysox by one game and the Aeros by three.

Potomac Nationals L, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem
Starting Pitcher: Maya (L, 0-1) 4+ IP 7H 6R 6ER 3BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: Phillabaum 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Walton 3-5, R, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Rooney 3-5, R, 2B
Notes: If you haven’t already, see how things shook out on Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns W, 9-7 vs. Lakewood
Starting Pitcher: Bronson (ND) 5IP 10H 6R 5ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Star: Smoker (SV, 2) 1IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Ramirez 2-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Cuevas 3-4, R, 2B, SB
Hitting Star #3: Hood 3-5, 2B
Notes: J.P. Ramirez’s two-run home run in the bottom of the 8th capped a four-run rally as the Hagerstown Suns cracked the Lakewood Blue Claws by a 9-7 tally. The Suns banged out 15 hits, with five batters collecting multiple hits, while Stephen King and Rick Hague also homered. Starter Evan Bronson went the first five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on 10 hits, while Luis Garcia got the win in relief. Josh Smoker allowed the tying runs to reach base but got the three outs he needed for his second save.

Vermont vs. Brooklyn — PPD
The completion and regularly scheduled game were both rained out on Sunday. The games will be made up next week when the Lake Monsters visit Brooklyn on August 31 to September 2.

GCL Nationals W, 10-9 vs. GCL Astros
Starting Pitcher: Pedro Encarnacion 4IP 4H 3R 2ER 2BB 2HR
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Randolph Oduber 5-5, 3R, 2B, SB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jeremy Mayo 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Angel Montilla 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
Notes: After coughing up five runs in the top of the 9th to fall behind 9-5, the GCL Nationals got them back in the bottom half of the inning for a 10-9 victory. Pitching and defense took the day off, as the two teams combined for 19 runs, 27 hits and eight errors. Starting pitcher Pedro Encarnacion went four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks, as every no G-Nat pitcher was unscathed. Randolph Oduber led the 14-hit attack with a 5-for-5 effort, including a double and a stolen base.

Aug 222010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 4-3 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Shairon Martis (7-7, 4.42) vs.
Zach McAllister (8-10, 5.09)
Harrisburg Senators Postponed @ Akron, 1:05 p.m.
(doubleheader)
Tanner Roark (1-1, 2.25) and
Aaron Thompson (4-12, 5.74) vs.
Corey Kluber (1-2, 5.79) and
Matt Packer (0-1, 4.74)
Potomac Nationals Won, 9-2 vs. Winston-Salem, 1:05 p.m. Yuniesky Maya (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Terry Doyle (5-8, 3.62)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 6-1 vs. Lakewood, 2:05 p.m. Evan Bronson (3-2, 4.18) vs.
Colby Shreve (7-5, 3.67)
Vermont Lake Monsters Suspended, Bottom of 12th vs. Brooklyn, 1:05 p.m.
(Completion & Reg. Game)
Taylor Jordan (2-2, 5.84) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4
@ GCL Mets
vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-3 vs. DSL Giants Season Over N/A

Syracuse Chiefs L, 4-3 vs. Scranton
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen 7IP 3H 0R 2BB 9K
Pitching Un-Star #1: Bisenius (H, 2) ⅓ IP 1H 2ER 1BB
Pitching Un-Star #2: Bergmann (BS, 2)(L, 6-4) ⅔ IP 2H 1ER 0BB 1K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Orr 2-4 1-2B
Hitting Star # 2: Bynum, 0-2, 1R, 2BB
Notes: Despite an amazing pitching performance by Erik Arnesen, who pitched seven complete innings, allowing only three hits and two walks, while striking out nine, the Chiefs’ bullpen could not hold on to a 2-0 lead, allowing four runs over the final two innings. A three-run homerun by Montero in the eighth was the game-changer, but the added insurance run paid off deeply for Scranton, as the Chiefs managed to score another run in the bottom of the inning, but they fell one run short by the final score of 4-3.

Harrisburg Senators — PPD
Notes: Rain postponed last night’s game between the Harrisburg Senators and the Akron Aeros. It will be made up today with a doubleheader starting at 1:05 p.m. Click the link above for more details.

Potomac Nationals W, 9-2 vs. Winston-Salem
Starting Pitcher: Alaniz (W, 7-4) 5IP 6H 2R 2ER 2BB 5K 1HR
Pitching Star: Testa 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 4-4, 3R, 2B, 2HR, 5RBI
Hitting Star #2: Norris 3-4, 4R, 2B, BB, HR, 2RBI
Notes: See Sue’s take on what went down Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns L, 6-1 vs. Lakewood
Starting Pitcher: Clegg, M (L, 9-2) 4⅔ IP 9H 6R 5ER 1BB 5K
Pitching Star: McCatty 3IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star : Leon 1-3, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Unfortunately, this game was not the best game that the Suns have ever played, as they managed more errors than hits. (five vs. four) the biggest hit came from Sandy Leon, who belted a solo shot in the eighth inning to break up the shutout. This was his 2nd of the year. It was an off game for starter Mitchell Clegg, who has been dominant all season. The loss his just his 2nd of the year. Clegg went 4⅔ innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk. McCatty tried to keep the Suns in it for the chance to come back, pitching three perfect innings, but it was too late as Lakewood’s starting pitcher, Jonathan Pettibone, was amazing. The 20-year-old went eight complete innings, allowed only three hits, one run (the Leon HR), no walks and struck out eight.

Vermont Lake Monsters, 8-7 vs. Brooklyn (Suspended) (Suspended)
Starting Pitcher: Hansen 3⅓ IP 7H 5R 5ER 2BB 2K 2HR
Pitching Star: Selik 2⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 7K
Hitting Star #1: Martinson 2-6, 3B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moldenhauer 2-5, R, 2B, BB, RBI
Hitting Star #3: Mozingo 3-6, 2R
Notes: Rain suspended this game in the bottom of the 12th, with Vermont down 8-7 with one out and runners on first and second. Leadoff hitter Chad Mozingo will be at the play when play resumes today at 1:05 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled game at 1:05 p.m.

GCL Nationals L, 5-4 @ GCL Mets
Starting Pitcher: Gregory Baez 4IP 6H 3R 3ER 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: Manuel Rivera 3IP 2H 1R 0ER 2BB 4K
Hitting Star: Estarlin Martinez 1-2, R, 2BB
Notes: The GCL Mets did all they could to lose this one (two errors, five walks) but the GCL Nationals would have none of it, giving away the winning run with a leadoff walk, single, and a double in the bottom of the ninth to lose this one 5-4. No batter got multiple hits, as the GCL Nationals totaled just six hits. Starter Gregory Baez went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five.

DSL Nationals W, 5-3 vs. DSL Giants
Starting Pitcher: Wirkin Estevez (W, 6-7) 6IP 3H 3R 1ER 1BB 7K
Pitching Star: Andy Santana 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Victor Chavez 3-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Narciso Mesa 1-3, 2B; OF assist at HP
Notes: The DSL Nationals survived five errors and defeated the first-place DSL Giants by a score of 5-3. The win gave the D-Nats a winning record at 36-35. Starting pitcher Wirkin Estevez went six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out seven. Victor Chavez paced the offense with a 3-for-3 game, highlighted by a two-run shot in the bottom of the 6th that put the D-Nats ahead at 4-3. Chavez would also single in the bottom of the 8th and his pinch-runner would come around to score for the insurance run. Inocencio Heredia closed out the game with a scoreless inning to earn his 10th save.

Aug 212010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 8-1 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (5-7, 4.03) vs.
Kei Igawa (2-3, 4.87)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 5-1 @ Akron, 7:05 p.m. Aaron Thompson (4-12, 5.74) vs. TBD
Potomac Nationals Lost, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem, 6:35 p.m. Adrian Alaniz (6-4, 2.44) vs.
Joseph Serafin (1-3, 6.21)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 4-3 (13 inn.) vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (9-1, 2.52) vs.
Jonathan Pettibone (5-6, 3.75)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 6-1 vs. Brooklyn, 6:05 p.m. Bobby Hansen (3-2, 4.17) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-0; Won, 3-2 @ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 12-1@ DSL Orioles2 vs. DSL Giants, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs W, 8-1 @ Louisville
Starting Pitcher: Zimmermann (W, 1-0) 5IP 1H 0R 1BB 5K
Pitching Star: Carr 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Bixler 3-5, 2R, 1HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Martinez 3-5, 2R, 1-2B, 1RBI
Notes: Syracuse had control of this one from start to finish. To start they scored two runs in the top of the 2nd and added three more in the 5th, one in the 6th and two more in the 7th to make it 8-0. Louisville could only answer with 1 run in the 8th but that’s all they could manage as they lost 8-1. Starter Jordan Zimmermann went five innings, giving up one hit, no runs and 5 strikeouts with the win, which is expected to be his final tuneup before rejoining the parent club. Brian Bixler paced the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-5 effort, including a two-run HR.

Harrisburg Senators W, 5-1 @Akron
Starting Pitcher: Tatusko (W, 1-1) 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 3BB 6K
Pitching Star: James 2⅓ IP 1H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star # 1: Coon 3-4, 2R, 3B, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Burgess  2-3, R, 3B, BB
Notes: Harrisburg began the scoring in the top of the 4th with one run and added two more in the 5th. Akron added one run in the bottom of the 5th, but the Sens quickly countered that run with one run of their own in the 6th inning. To put the icing on the cake Harrisburg added one more run in the top of the 9th to take this one 5-1. Starter Ryan Tatusko went six innings giving up three hits and three walks, one run and registered six strikeouts with the win, his first for Harrisburg. Steve Lombardozzi’s eight-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night.

Potomac Nationals L, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem
Starting Pitcher: Barthmaier (ND) 5IP 3H 0R 1BB 2K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Moore 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Rooney 2-3, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Nicol 2-5, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI
Notes: See Sue’s take on what happened Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns 4-3 @ Delmarva (13 innings)
Starting Pitcher: Applebee 5IP 8H 3R 2ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Star: Graham (W, 3-1) 4IP 1H 0R 4BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Rogers  2-5,  1R, 1HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jones 1-2,
Notes: Delmarva jumped out of the gate early scoring two runs in the bottom of the 1st , and added one more in the 3rd to take the quick 3-0 lead. But the Suns clawed their way back scoring one run in the 7th and then scoring two more to tie this one at 3-3 in the 9th, sending this one into extras. In the 13th inning Hagerstown managed to sneak in a run with a single, a catcher’s interference call, an error, and an RBI groundout to win this one 4-3. Starter Paul Applebee went five innings giving up eight hits, three runs with two strikeouts for a no-decision while Ben Graham got the win with four scoreless innings of relief.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 6-1 vs. Brooklyn
Starting Pitcher: Barrett (L, 0-3) 2⅔ IP 3H 3R 2ER 4BB 3K
Pitching Star: Jenkins 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Kelso 2-4,
Hitting Star #2: Freitas  1-3, 1RBI
Notes: Brooklyn got up on the board first with one run in the top of the 2nd, and added two more in the 3rd and another two runs in the 5th making it 5-0. Vermont scored one run in the 6th , but Brooklyn quickly dashed their hopes with one run of their own in the 7th as they won this one 6-1. Starter Aaron Barrett went just 2⅔ innings giving up three hits, three runs and four walks with the loss, shaving their lead over second-place Connecticut to just one game.

GCL Nationals L, 7-0 @ GCL Cardinals (comp. of 8/15 susp. gm)
Starting Pitcher (8/15): Brandon King (L, 0-2) 2IP 5H 3R 3ER 0BB 2K
“Starting” Pitcher (8/20): Miguel Navarro 0IP 1H 3R 3ER 2BB 0K
Pitching Star: Brandon Meister 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star: Estarlin Martinez 1-3, 2B
Notes: Up 3-0 after two, the GCL Cards took what the GCL Nationals gave them with three runs in the 3rd on a single, two walks and two hit batsmen, cruising to a 7-0 shellacking. The G-Nats managed just four hits and left just five runners on in the loss.

GCL Nationals W, 3-2 vs. GCL Cardinals
Starting Pitcher: Christian Meza 4IP 4H 0R 2BB 3K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star: Jeremy Mayo 1-3, 2B, RBI
Notes: The GCL Nationals salvaged the doubleheader with a win in the second, regularly scheduled game. After giving up two runs in the top of the 5th to fall behind 2-1, the G-Nats got RBI groundouts in both the 6th and 7th innings to edge the GCL Cardinals 3-2. Starter Christian Meza went four scoreless innings with four hits and two walks allowed while striking out three. Kelvin Lopez was touched for both G-Card runs but finished the game for the win.

DSL Nationals W, 12-1 @ DSL Orioles2 (Comp. Early)
Starting Pitcher: Silvio Medina (W, 5-4) 5IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: Anthony Marcelino 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Aladin Reyes 3-3, 2R, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Paul Chacin 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Jean Valdez 2-5, R, 3RBI
Notes: The DSL Nationals pummeled the DSL Orioles2 team by a 12-1 tally, pounding out 12 hits to even their record at 35-35 with a chance for a winning record with a win today in the season’s final game, weather permitting. Aladin Reyes led the hit parade with a 3-for-3 effort while starting pitcher Anthony Marcelino went five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.06 and register his 5th win of the season.

Aug 202010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 6-2 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 0.75) vs.
Aaron Harang (0-1, 9.00)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 5-3 @ Akron, 7:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (11-6, 4.00) vs. TBD
Potomac Nationals Postponed vs. Winston-Salem, 7:03 p.m. Marcos Frias (5-5, 6.57) vs.
Joseph Serafin (1-3, 6.21)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 4-3; Won, 6-2 @ Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Paul Applebee (5-6, 3.50) vs. Nick Haughian (5-4, 3.90)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 10-9 (11 inn.) vs. Brooklyn, 7:05 p.m. Aaron Barrett (0-2, 9.26) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @/vs. GCL Cardinals
(doubleheader), 11:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1 @ DSL Phillies @ DSL Orioles2, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 6-2 @ Louisville
Starting Pitcher: Kown (L, 1-4) 6IP 6H 6R 6ER 1BB 6K 2HR
Pitching Star: Bergmann 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Bixler 2-4, 2B, SB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Whiting 1-3, R, BB, SB
Notes: Louisville jumped to a 4-0 lead early, thanks to a grand slam by Devin Mesaraco in the bottom of the 2nd. Syracuse responded with two in the top of the 3rd to fight back, but Louisville crushed any hope of winning in the 6th with two more runs to win this one 6-2. Starter Andrew Kown took the loss and went six innings giving up six hits, six runs, one walk and got six strikeouts.

Harrisburg Senators L, 5-3 vs Erie
Starting Pitcher: Mock (L, 0-1) 5IP 6H 4R 4ER 2BB 0K 1HR
Pitching Star: Hernandez 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star # 1: Valdez 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Johnson 2-4, R
Notes: Harrisburg scored one run in the bottom of the 1st, while Erie answered with one run in the 3rd to tie things back up. Harrisburg reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the 3rd with two runs making it 3-1. In the 5th Erie scored three to take the lead and the game as they kept the Sens scoreless for the remainder, winning 5-3. Rehabbing Garrett Mock went five innings, giving up six hits, four runs and two walks in the loss.

Potomac Nationals — PPD
Notes: The rain came just before first pitch last night, setting up a doubleheader in Woodbridge on the final weekend. Wilmington fought back from a 4-3 deficit to win 6-5 against Frederick, cutting the P-Nats lead to 1½ games (two in the loss column).

Hagerstown Suns L, 4-3 @ Delmarva (Game 1)
Starting Pitcher: Demny (L, 6-7) 6⅔ IP 6H 4R 0ER 1BB 3K
Hitting Star: Perez  2-3, 1R, 2RBI, 4SB
Notes: Starter Paul Demny came within one batter of getting the complete-game win before surrendering a two-out, two-run double to tie the game at 3-3 in the 7th. After a pitching change, a wild pitch advanced the runner to third and an error sent him in, completing Delmarva’s comeback win for a walkoff 4-3 win over Hagerstown. Demny would take the loss with a line of 6⅔ innings pitched, four runs (none earned; the Suns committed four errors on the night) on six hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Eury Perez led the Suns offense with two hits, two RBI and four stolen bases.

Hagerstown Suns W, 6-2 @ Delmarva (game 2)
Starting Pitcher: Hicks 1IP 2H 2ER 1BB 2K
Pitching Star: Morrison 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Rogers  2-3, 2R
Hitting Star #2: Perez 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: Delmarva kept the scoring going in the nightcap with two runs in the 1st. But Hagerstown wasn’t going to let this one get away as they scored two of their own in the 3rd. With the game tied going into the top of the 7th, Hagerstown finished their comeback with a four-run rally to pull away and win this one 6-2. Starter Graham Hicks went only one inning before being pulled as he gave up two hits, two runs and one walk. Eury Perez kept up his hot hitting with a 2-for-3 effort, including a double and an RBI

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 10-9 vs Lowell (11 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Swynenberg 4⅔ IP 7H 7ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: Holland (W, 3-0) 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 4-5, R, 3B, BB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moldenhauer 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB
Hitting Star #3: Martinson 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
Notes: Vermont had a great start as they scored seven runs in the bottom of the 1st. Like an annoying fly, Lowell started to inch their way back as they scored four in the 3rd and then took the lead in the 5th with another four runs. They also added one more run in the 6th to give them a 9-7 lead. Vermont started their comeback with one run in the 7th and in the 8th they tied things up with another run. The 9th decided nothing so that took us into extras, where in the bottom of the 11th Vermont scored the winning run to win this one 10-9. Starter Matt Swynenberg went 4⅔ innings giving up seven hits, seven runs and one walk to go along with four strikeouts.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: Less than 10 games remain in the GCL season, but long-awaited deadline signs Sammy Solis, Robbie Ray and A.J. Cole are expected to be activated soon, perhap even for tomorrow’s doubleheader against the GCL Cards.

DSL Nationals L, 2-1 vs. DSL Phillies
Starter/Pitching Star: Adalberto Mieses (ND) 6IP 5H 0R 2BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Bienvenido Valdez 2-4, 2B
Hitting Star #2: “Fred” Ortega 2-4, SB
Notes: Unlike the parent club, the DSL Nationals got strong pitching and played solid defense. Like the parent club, the hitting and the bullpen were both lacking as the DSL Phillies got single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to win 2-1. Starting pitcher Adalberto Mieses threw six scoreless inninings, allowing five hits and two walks while setting down three on strikes. Bienvenido Valdez and “Fred” Ortega both went 2-for-4 without a run scored or driven in as the D-Nats were held to just one run on seven hits and left six runners on base.

Aug 192010
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-3 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Andrew Kown (1-3, 3.32) vs.
Sam LeCure (7-3, 3.76)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 10-1 vs. Erie, 7:00 p.m. Ryan Tatusko (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Duane Below (4-12, 5.12)
Potomac Nationals Won, 9-1 @ Kinston 7:00 p.m. Jimmy Barthmaier (3-1, 4.70) vs.
Joe Mahalic (4-8, 4.19)
Hagerstown Suns Postponed @ Delmarva, 6:05 p.m.
(doubleheader)
TBD vs. TBD
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 4-3 vs. Lowell, 7:00 p.m. Matt Swynenberg (3-2, 4.40) vs.
Keith Couch (1-4, 3.38)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-3 vs. GCL Marlins OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-3 vs. DSL Mets1 @ DSL Phillies, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 5-3 @ Louisville
Starting Pitcher: Chico (ND) 6IP 6H 0R 0BB 5K
Pitching Star: Wilkie [H, 8] 2IP 1H 0R 0BB5K
Pyrotechnician: Severino (BS, 5; L, 4-3) ⅓ IP 2H 3R 3ER 1BB 0K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Bynum 1-1, 1R, 1HR, 1RBI
Hitting Star #2: Davis 1-3, 1R
Notes: Syracuse and Louisville remained scoreless through five innings of play until the 6th where Syracuse scored two runs, courtesy of RBI singles by Boomer Whiting and Danny Espinosa. A solo HR by Seth Bynum in the 8th extended the Chiefs’ lead to 3-0, and things were looking good. Louisville had their backs to the wall until the bottom of the 9th where they scored five runs off relievers Adam Carr and Athualpa Severino, capped off by a grand slam by stud catching prospect Devin Mesaraco to give Louisville the 5-3 win. Starter Matt Chico went six scoreless innings, giving up six hits and no walks while registering five strikeouts with the loss

Harrisburg Senators W, 10-1 vs. Erie
Starting Pitcher: Milone (W, 10-5) 6⅔ IP 7H 1R 1ER 0BB 13K
Pitching Star: Jones, Jas 1.1IP 2H 0R 1K
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 4-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Ivany  3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
Notes: Tom Milone won his 10th game in striking fashion (13K), as the Harrisburg Senators drowned the Seawolves 10-1. The 23-year-old southpaw allowed just one run on seven hits and no walks over 6⅔ innings. Offensively, Harrisburg started the scoring early in the bottom of the 1st with 2 runs, and added two more in the 4th making it 4-0. Erie scored its lone run in the top of the 5th, but Harrisburg was just too hot today as they scored three more in the bottom of the 5th, then piled on with one more in the 6th then two more runs in the 8th to finish the night at 10-1. Chris Marrero led the 14-hit onslaught with a 4-for-5 night with four RBI.

Potomac Nationals W, 9-1 @ Kinston
Starting Pitcher: Holder (W, 2-2) 5⅔ IP 3H 1R 1ER 3BB 5K 1HR
Pitching Star: Wort 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 2-3, R, HR, 5RBI
Hitting Star #2: Nicol 3-5, R, RBI
Notes: Tempers flared in the 6th inning, as both starter Trevor Holder and manager Gary Cathcart were ejected after Holder allegedly threw behind a Kinston batter (Chun-Hsiu Chen, who had homered in his previous at-bat) one inning after Tyler Moore was plunked. Moore’s crime was merely doing what he’s been doing since the middle of last month: beating the snot out of opposing pitchers, which he did in grand (slam) fashion in the first inning for third time this season as the P-Nats prevailed 9-1. The Potomac first baseman ran the bases following the HBP, but removed from the game when the Potomac took the field in the bottom of the 5th, indicating that perhaps his removal was defensive but not injury-related. Moore would finish the night at 2-for-3 with 5 RBI. Holder was done but got the win—his second in as many starts—with the one Kinston run allowed on three hits and three walks over 5⅔ innings. Two more batters would be hit (one for each side) but no more ejections were issued. The win, combined with a Blue Rocks loss, returns the Potomac lead to two games over Wilmington.

Hagerstown Suns — PPD
Notes: Heavy rains forced an early cancellation of Wednesday night’s game, forcing a doubleheader tonight at 6:05 p.m. For more details, click the link above.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 4-3 vs. Lowell
Starting Pitcher: Ott (L, 0-1) 3IP 3H 2R 2ER 4BB 3K
Pitching Star: Selik 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 2-3, R, BB
Hitting Star #2: Freitas 1-3, 2B, BB
Notes: Vermont was well rested for this one but it seems Lowell was too. In the 3rd Lowell scored two runs and added 1 more in the 5th and another in the 6th to make it 4-0. The Lake Monsters roared back with three runs in the bottom of the 6th but lost steam after that as they were downed 4-3. Recently demoted starter Billy Ott went just three innings giving up three hits, two runs and three walks and took the loss.

GCL Nationals W, 5-4 vs. GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Matt Grace (W, 1-1) 5IP 3H 1R 1ER 1BB 7K
Pitching Star: Nick Serino (H, 3) 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 1BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Estarlin Martinez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Roberto Perez 3-4, SB
Notes: Matthew Grace continues to pitch stronger, going five innings and allowing one run on three hits and one walk. He also struck out seven while lowering his ERA to 6.27 for his first professional win as the GCL Nationals defeated the GCL Marlins 5-4. Roberto Perez led the 11-hit offensive attack with a 3-for-4 afternoon, while Chris Manno came on in the ninth with two out and two runners on and struck out the lone batter he faced for the save, also a professional first.

DSL Nationals L, 5-3 vs. DSL Mets1
Starting Pitcher: Antonio Guzman (L, 4-5) 4IP 4H 1R 0ER 0BB 3K
Pitching Star: Karin Burgos 2IP 1H 0R 2BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Bienvenido Valdez 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Adderling Ruiz 2-4, R, 2B, 2SB
Notes: Bienvenido Valdez’s two-run HR in the bottom of the ninth made this game look closer than it was, as the DSL Nationals lost to the DSL Mets1 by a count of 5-3. The DSL Nationals hit the ball far (three extra-base hits) but not often (four hits total) going 0-for-7 with RISP and stranding five baserunners. Starting Pitcher Antonio Guzman took the loss, giving up one unearned run on four hits while striking out three, while three of the four relievers that followed surrendered runs to enable the Mets1 squad to build a 5-0 lead before Hitting Star #2 Adderling Ruiz scored on an RBI groundout in the 8th to break up the shutout.