Jun 182012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Maya (4-5, 3.38) vs.
Cook (3-0, 1.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-0 ALL STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn N/A @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Freeman (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals N/A @GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-2, 7.04) vs.
Araujo (1-0, 1.80)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 2
• Roark (L, 3-9) 6IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Arnesen 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Brown 2-4, 2-3B
• Rivero 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Yankees got to Tanner Roark early with three runs in the 1st and cruised to a 6-2 win to take three of four at “home.” Roark allowed all six runs on 10 hits, including a solo HR in the 5th to suffer his 9th loss. Corey Brown and Carlos Rivero went 4-for-8 combined, with a double and two triples, but the Chiefs were otherwise held in check with six hits total. RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx was essentially loaned to Harrisburg, transferred to and from the Senators before and after the game. C James Skelton and RHP Ryan Perry were transferred to Harrisburg.

Trenton 4 Harrisburg 0
• Tatusko (L, 1-3) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bibens-Dirkx 3IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Rahl 1-2, BB
• Pahuta 1-3

Four Thunder hurlers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Senators lost, 4-0. Ryan Tatusko took the loss, giving up three runs on five his and two walks while striking out two. Chris Rahl was the sole Harrisburg player to reach base twice. Roster Moves: SS Chris McConnell was released following the game while IF Stephen King was demoted to Potomac. OF Destin Hood was transferred to Auburn for rehab purposes. LHP Mike Ballard was placed on the DL with elbow discomfort.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 0
• Olbrychowski (L, 2-6) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Demmin 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Walters 2-4
• Sanchez 2-4, 2CS

Potomac was shut out for the 10th time this season by Myrtle Beach by a 5-0 count. Adam Olbrcyhowski suffered the loss with the first three runs given up (two earned) on four hits and three walks over five innings. Zach Walters and Adrian Sanchez both went 2-for-4 to account for half of the P-Nats eight hits. If you guessed that the moves in Harrisburg meant promotions from Potomac, say goodbye to SS Zach Walters and 1B Justin Bloxom. If you’re hoping for news about which Suns are on the way to replace them, you’re going to have to champ at the bit because both Potomac and Hagerstown are coming back from half-ending road trips that had them rolling into town as late as 6:00 a.m. this morning

West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 3
• Meyers 5IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 9K
• Encarnacion (L, 0-1) 2⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Goodwin 3-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI, CS
• Dykstra 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2SB (19,20), E(5)

Alex Meyer struck out a career-high nine batters, but left the game down 3-0 after five innings. Brian Goodwin’s two-run shot tied in the top of the 7th, but the ‘pen faltered for a 5-3 loss to finish the half. The Suns offense struggled in the clutch, going 0-for-8 with RISP and stranding eight baserunners. Goodwin led the attack with a 3-for-4 afternoon. Matt Skole and Jason Martinson are two obvious candidates to replace Walters and Bloxom, but as Brian Oliver noted this a.m. during a Twitter exchange, folks need to consider how the Suns roster will be restocked. As seen with King, demotions are possible – as are backfills via several players for which a release or an assignment is unknown

Auburn Doubledays — OPENING DAY
The 2011 N.Y-Penn League finalists open the 2012 campaign with a home-and-home series against the Batavia Muckdogs.

GCL Nationals — OPENING DAY
With the departure of the GCL Mets, it’s Marlins, Cardinals, Astros, home and away for 60 games this season (20 games vs. each), starting with the Marlins.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The second-place D-Nats host the D-Cubs2 and D-Giants today and Saturday while playing home-and-home’s against the Mets1, and first-place Yankees1 from Tuesday through Friday.

Jun 172012
 

After stranding nine baserunners in nine innings, the Suns couldn’t turn the trick one more time — or a double play — and lost to the Power in the bottom of the 10th on an error, 2-1.

There were just four clean innings out of the 20 between the two teams, as both squads had something brewing in nearly every inning.

Hagerstown got on the board first with Matt Skole’s league-leading 62nd walk. Steve Souza followed with a line-drive to left. But as you might have guessed with all those LOBs, the run came around on the more mundane as West Virginia’s Zach Von Rosenberg plunked Brett Newsome and walked Cole Leonida with two outs.

Christian Meza returned the favor by hitting Power DH Dan Gamache to lead off the second before giving up back-to-back singles to give up the equalizer. Skole turned a tag-the-bag, toss-across-the-diamond DP, and after walking the #9 batter and giving up an IF single the leadoff slot, Meza struck out the #2 man to end the inning.

The Suns got leadoff hits in the 3rd, 6th, and 8th innings but couldn’t push across the second. They even loaded the bases in the 9th with one out, but Billy Burns struck out, giving Toastman Rod Blackstone a chance to make yet another, um, crumby joke.

The Power also had chances, getting the lead man on five times before they finally broke through in the 10th, as a single, walk, sacrifice, and an intentional walk set up Jose Osuna. In the 8th, Osuna hit into a 4-6-3 twin-killing, and for just a moment, it looked Greg Holt would escape the jam with a tapper to short that Jason Martinson retrieved and fired over to Cutter Dykstra, who sailed it into the stands on what would have been a close play for the loss.

Christian Meza started but got the no-decision, giving up a run on five hits with three walks, a hit batsmen, and two strikeouts. Lost in the boxscore is Colin Bates’ three scoreless frames with just one hit and one walk allowed to go with four strikeouts. Greg Holt took the loss with a run on two hits and two walks (one intentional) over one and 2/3rds.

With a Greensboro win roughly a half hour earlier, Harrisburg was eliminated from the playoff hunt in the Sally League’s North Division. The two teams meet again this afternoon to finish the four-game series and the first half, with Alex Meyer (6-3, 3.31) taking the hill vs. Nick Kingham (1-4, 5.57).

Jun 172012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2
(10 inn.)
“@” Scranton/WB,
2:00 p.m.
Roark (3-8, 5.40) vs.
Ortiz (5-3, 3.21)
Harrisburg Lost, 19-9 vs. Trenton,
2:00 p.m.
Tatusko (1-1, 5.32) vs.
Pope (3-5, 5.45)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (2-5, 5.66) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1
(10 inn.)
@ West Virginia,
2:05 p.m.
Meyer (6-3, 3.31) vs.
Dodson (1-5, 6.12)
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4 Syracuse 2 (10 inn.)
• Lannan 7IP, 6H, 2R, ER, 3BB, 3K
• Pena (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Teahen 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB
• Howell 2-4

Russell Branyan’s two-out, two-run HR ended this one in extras for a 4-2 walkoff win at Alliance Bank Park. John Lannan got the no-decision after giving up two (one earned) on six hits and three walks. Mark Teahen led the offense with a double, triple, both runs scored, and a walk.

Trenton 19 Harrisburg 9
• Demny (L, 4-4) 3IP, 10H, 11R, 11ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Frias 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• McCoy 1IP, 6H, 6R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR
• Kobernus 3-3, 2R, 2BB, SB
• Van Ostrand 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Rahl 2-5, R, RBI

Paul Demny got hammered for 11 runs in just three innings as the Trenton Thunder won this one handily, 19-9. Jeff Kobernus reached base five times and stole a base to pace the offense. Jose Lozada made his season debut in mopup duty giving up the last run on three hits in the 9th.

Myrtle Beach 2 Potomac 1
• Holder (L, 3-2) 7&8532; IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Testa ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Walters 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Ramirez 2-3

Potomac ran themselves out of the 9th inning, as J.P. Ramirez was gunned down on a would-be sac fly to left and Kevin Keyes trying to score from second on an infield hit by Michael Taylor, ending the game on a 2-1 score in favor of Myrtle Beach. Zach Walters accounted for the sole P-Nats run with his 5th HR. Trevor Holder was the tough-luck LP, allowing both Pelican runs (one unearned) on seven hits and a walk. The Carolina League has added Rob Wort to the All-Star game roster, ruining his three-day break honoring him for a stellar first half with a 1.10ERA and five saves over 21 appearances.

West Virginia 2 Hagerstown 1
• Meza 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Bates 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Holt 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Skole 2-4, R, BB, 2B
• Leonida 0-2, 2BB, RBI

The Power made one less mistake than the Suns Last Night In Charleston.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Cubs2 3
• J. Rodriguez 4⅔ IP, H, R, ER, 7BB, K, 0HR
• Dilone (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos 3-4, BB
• Read 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Raudy Read’s third HR proved to be the winning margin, as the D-Nats led this one 3-0 early and held on for a 4-3 win over the DSL Cubs2 squad. Angelo Dilone got the win in relief of Jefry Rodriguez, who somehow managed to allow just a single run despite walking seven over four and 2/3rds. 17-y.o. Juan De Los Santos led the hit column with a 3-for-4 game.

Jun 162012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (5-6, 5.27) vs.
Mitchell (5-3, 5.43)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3
(10 inn.)
vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (4-3, 4.82) vs.
Marshall (6-3, 2.64)
Potomac Won, 3-0 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Holder (3-1, 4.10) vs.
Font (1-4, 4.97)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2
(10 inn.)
@ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Von Rosenberg (0-1, 6.75)
DSL Nationals Won, 9-4 @ DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Pieters (1-1, 7.36)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 4
• Atkins (ND) 6⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Perry (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 0IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, 0HR, 2WP, 2-2 IR-S
• Severino 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Paul 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Carroll 2-5, R

A four-run bullpen collapse in the 7th was the difference as the Chiefs fell, 5-4. Ryan Perry came in with two runners on with one out and sandwiched two wild pitches around a two-run triple to turn a 4-1 lead into a 4-4 tie, then walked what proved to be the game-winning run. The collapse ruined a 3-for-5 night for Xavier Paul, who drove in all four Syracuse runs, three by a HR in the 5th off Yankee prospect Dellin Betances. Roster moves: C James Skelton was assigned to Hagerstown, with C Jeremy Mayo taking his place from Hagerstown.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 3 (10 inn.)
• Gilliam 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Davis (W, 5-2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marrero 2-5, R, HR, 2B, RBI
• Van Ostrand 3-4, RBI
• Lozada 2-3, BB, RBI

Chris Marrero doubled to lead off the 10th and four batters later Chris McConnell singled in pinch-runner Stephen King with one out to give Harrisburg a 4-3 walkoff win over Trenton. Marrero also homered while going 2-for-5 on the night. Erik Davis got the win as the fifth reliever to follow starter Rob Gilliam, who allowed just one run over the first five innings.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 0
• Karns (W, 1-2) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 10K
• Wort (SV, 5) 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Sanchez 3-3, RBI
• Keyes 1-3, 2B

Nathan Karns struck out 10 over six and 2/3rds to earn his first Carolina League win, a 3-0 combined shutout of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Jimmy Barthmaier stranded two while balking one and striking out one to help Karns out of the 7th, while Rob Wort went the rest of the way with two scoreless frames to earn his 5th save. Adrian Sanchez led the offense with a 3-for-3 night, driving in the third Potomac run in the 8th.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 2 (10 inn.)
• Hansen 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• McKenzie (W, 2-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Eusebio (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Newsome 3-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Leonida 2-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-5, R, 2SB (20, 21)

After rallying to tie with two in the top of the 7th, the Suns took the lead (and the game) with a three-run 10th for a 5-2 win over the West Virginia Power. The win combined with a Greensboro loss, keeps Hagerstown mathematically alive in the playoff chase, 1½ games behind with two to play. Bobby Hansen Jr. tossed seven strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits, but got the no-decision. The win went to Chris McKenzie for two perfect frames of relief, while Wilson Eusebio pitched a 1-2-3 tenth for save #2. Roster move: OF Angel Montilla was assigned to Auburn.

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Phillies 4
• Suero (W, 3-0) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Gomez (SV, 1) 3IP, H, 0R, BB, K
• Bautista 2-4, 2R, 2B, SB
• De Los Santos 1-3, 2R, BB, 2RBI, 2SB
• Novas 1-3, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI, SB

The D-Nats scored in four consecutive innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 9-4 win. Wander Suero got the benefit of the offense for his third win, despite giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. The D-Nats swiped six bases to offset a pedestrian 4-for-17 mark with RISP, with 19-y.o. Rafael Bautista going 2-for-4 with a double to lead the eight-hit attack.

Jun 152012
 

So long, Spike 2003-2012

Sorry, no writeups today. Click on the picture to go to our Facebook page, which will explain what happened to Spike. Good, Bad, and Interesting will still publish today around noon.

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-0 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Atkins (5-5, 4.32) vs.
Betances (3-5, 5.92)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (1-6, 5.40) vs.
Hall (5-6, 4.14)
Potomac Won, 5-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (0-2, 8.53) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Won, 8-6 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (1st A- start in ’12) vs.
Benedict (4-4, 3.66)
DSL Nationals Won, 10-9
(12 inn.)
@ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Suero (2-0, 1.64) vs.
Dominguez (1-1, 3.27)

Syracuse 10 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0
• Duke (W, 7-3) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Carroll 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bynum 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
• Paul 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Pucetas (L, 4-2) 6⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Nelo 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lozada 3-4, R, 2B
• Kobernus 0-3, 3K, 2SF, 2RBI

As expected, Eury Perez was placed on the DL, retroactive to June 11.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 4
• Grace (W, 4-6) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Holland (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Wort (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Kelso 2-3, 2R, BB, SB

Hagerstown 8 West Virginia 6
• Hill 5IP, 4H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, 3HR
• Hawkins (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Barrett (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ramsey 4-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI, SB
• Newsome 2-5, R, 2B
• Burns 2-4, R, RBI

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Phillies 9 (12 inn.)
• Silvestre 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• K. Rodriguez (W, 2-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-6, R, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Ramirez 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

Jun 142012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF Day “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (6-3, 4.08) vs.
Warren (4-3, 3.89)
Harrisburg Won, 8-7;
Lost, 8-2
vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Pucetas (4-1, 1.26) vs.
De La Cruz (3-6, 3.67)
Potomac Lost, 6-5;
Lost, 5-3
@ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (3-6, 5.16) vs.
Tepesch (5-3, 2.89)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3
(10 inn.)
@ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (6-4, 4.03) vs.
Rowland (2-1, 2.86)
DSL Nationals Won, 7-5 vs. DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Santos (0-0, 2.25)

Syracuse — OFF DAY
No significant roster moves were made, nor have I been able to locate any updates on Yunesky Maya’s injury. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Mark Teahen can opt out of his minor-league deal if not called up by tomorrow.

Harrisburg 8 Erie 7 — GAME ONE
• Rosenbaum 4+IP, 8H, 3R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Frias (W, 3-3) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Rahl 3-4, 2R, BB, RBI, 2SB
• Valdez 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI, OF assist at HP
• Marrero 2-3, R, 2B

Chris Rahl’s RBI single in the 8th was a walkoff for an 8-7 Senators win in “extras” for the first game of the doubleheader. It made a winner out of Marcos Frias, who was the third reliever after starter Danny Rosenbaum was knocked out with no outs in the 5th. Rahl went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases to lead the offense, while rehabbing Chris Marrero went 2-for-3 with a double.

Erie 8 Harrisburg 2 — GAME TWO
• Ballard (L, 1-5) 1+IP, 6H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Tatusko 4IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-3, R, HR, RBI, CS
• Van Ostrand 2-3, R, HR, RBI

A pair of four-run innings in the first two innings put this one away early as the Senators lost the nightcap, 8-2. Mike Ballard was torched for eight runs on six hits and two walks to take the loss. Jeff Kobernus and Jimmy Van Ostrand both went 2-for-3 with a HR, accounting for both runs and four of the six Senator hits. Geoff Morrow of the Patriot-News is reporting Eury Perez is likely headed to the DL with an oblique injury.

Winston-Salem 6 Potomac 5 (Comp.)
• Olbrychowski 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Applebee 3IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, K, HR
• McCatty (L, 1-1) 2IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Walters 2-4, R, 3B, RBI
• Freitas 1-3, R, RBI

Winston Salem scored in every inning but one after play resumed in the 4th, the last being the killshot off losing pitcher Shane McCatty to break a 5-5 tie for a 6-5 win in the completion of Tuesday night’s game. Zach Walters singled and tripled to lead the hit column as the P-Nats managed to score five runs on just eight hits.

Winston-Salem 5 Potomac 3 — GAME TWO
• Ray (L, 3-3) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K
• Barthmaier 1IP, H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, HR
• Bloxom 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Ramirez 2-3

One bad inning out of five was enough to hand Robbie Ray the “L,” as the Winston-Salem Dash eliminated the Potomac Nationals from the first-half title race with a 5-3 win in seven innings. Ray gave up four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Justin Bloxom connected for his league-leading 12th HR while J.P. Ramirez singled twice to lead the hit column.

Hickory 5 Hagerstown 3 (10 inn.)
• Turnbull 6⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• Barrett ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, ER, BB, K
• Dykstra 2-5, 2B
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI

After rallying for two runs to tie it a 3-3 in the last of the 9th, the Suns couldn’t stand their good fortune and returned the favor, coughing up two in the 10th to lose, 5-3. Kylin Turnbull pitched into the 7th for the first time, giving up two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four. Hagerstown was held to just five hits, with Cutter Dykstra and Jason Martinson combining for three of them. The loss dropped the Suns back to 2½ games behind Greensboro with four to play. In what should be presumed to be a procedural move, LHP Matt Purke has been placed on the 7-Day DL.

DSL Nationals 7 DSL Pirates2 5
• Moscat 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• K. Rodriguez (SV, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Novas 2-5, R, HR, 4RBI
• T. Alvarez 2-3, 2R, HR, BB, RBI
• Read 2-5, 2B, RBI

Thomas Alvarez’s HR in the bottom of the 6th broke a 5-5 tie as the D-Nats would go on to win this one, 7-5. Felix Moscat made his first start of the campaign, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks over three innings. Jonathan Aquino picked up the win in relief with one and 1/3rd scoreless innings while Kelvin Rodriguez posted goose eggs in the 8th and 9th innings for the save. Randy Novas went 2-for-5 with four RBI, including a three-run HR, to lead the D-Nats’ 10-hit attack.

Jun 132012
 

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Erie,
6:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-2, 1.93) and
Ballard (1-4, 3.25) vs.
Wesson (4-3, 5.85) and
Cooper (0-0, 6.23)
Potomac Suspended,
1-1 (Top 4th)
@ Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (3-2, 4.58) vs.
Heidenreich (5-2, 4.29)
Hagerstown Won, 4-0 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (2-3, 4.68) vs.
Payano (4-3, 3.54)
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-0 vs. Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
A. Martinez (0-1, 7.50) vs.
Rico (0-0, 3.52)

Syracuse Chiefs — PPD
Rain postponed the series finale, which will be made up on July 29 as part of a doubleheader. Next up: a grueling four-game “road trip” vs. the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, beginning tomorrow at Alliance Bank Park.

Harrisburg — PPD
Rain postponed game one of the three-game series vs Erie, forcing a doubleheader tonight. Roster moves: 2B Jeff Kobernus was activated from the DL while MLB rehabs Chris Marrero and Ryan Mattheus were transferred from Potomac.

Potomac 1 Winston-Salem 1 — SUSP.

After a 31-minute delay to start the game, Potomac and Winston-Salem played to a 1-1 tie before the game was halted in the top of the 4th. The two teams will resume today at 5:30 p.m., then play a seven-inning contest afterwards. Prior to the game, OF Kevin Keyes and RHP Shane McCatty were activated from the DL, while IF Brent Greer was placed on the 7-Day DL and LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. was assigned to Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 4 Hickory 0 (6 inn.)
• Meyer (W, 6-3) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Goodwin 2-3
• Martinson 0-1, 2BB, SB

Hagerstown scored three times in the 4th, once in the 5th, and were about to bat when… wait for it… the rains came and the game was eventually called for a 4-0 win. Alex Meyer tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits for the shutout that improved his home record to 5-0 and overall mark to 6-3. Brian Goodwin singled twice and Jason Martinson drew two walks to lead the offense. Corresponding moves for the additions of Jeremy Mayo and Hansen Jr. have not yet been announced.

DSL Pirates2 4 DSL Nationals 0
• Valerio (L, 0-2) 5IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Dilone 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-2 IR-S
• Aguero 1-3, OF assist at HP
• Bautista 1-3, OF assist at 3B

The D-Nats were held to just three hits in a 4-0 shutout by the DSL Pirates2. Sixteen-year-old Maximo Valerio took the loss, giving up an unearned run over five innings. Younifred Aguero and Rafael Bautista both went 1-for-3 and threw out a baserunner from the outfield.

Jun 122012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 vs. Lehigh Valley,
10:30 a.m.
Atkins (5-5, 4.32) vs.
Elarton (5-2, 3.36)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Ballard (1-4, 3.25) vs.
TBA
Potomac Lost, 15-4 @ Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (2-5, 5.83) vs.
Petricka (4-4, 5.29)
Hagerstown Won, 9-0 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (5-3, 3.64) vs.
Jackson (5-4, 4.73)
DSL Nationals Won, 9-5 @ Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-1, 81.00) vs.
De Aza (0-0, 0.00)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya 5+IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K; 1-2
• Mandel (BS, 1;L, 0-1) 2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Brown 1-3, R, BB
• Skelton 1-1 (would you believe left w/ an injury?)

Yuneksy Maya (fielding a bunt) and James Skelton (collision at home plate) were both injured while Lehigh Valley piled on reliever Jeff Mandel in a four-run 6th as the Iron Pigs defeated the Chiefs, 4-1. Maya had allowed just two hits and gotten 11 of his 15 outs on the ground before the injury. Corey Brown reached base twice to lead the Syracuse offense.

HARRISBURG — OFF DAY
After dropping two of three in Reading, the Senators return home for six at Metro Bank Park, where Harrisburg has actually struggled (12-17). The Erie Seawolves visit for three starting tonight with the Trenton Thunder coming in over the weekend. Chris Marrero is expected to join the team for the next, um, leg of his rehab tour through the minors. Roster move: C Jeremy Mayo was assigned to Hagerstown, a sign that Devin Ivany is indeed okay.

Winston-Salem 15 Potomac 4
• Sywnenberg (L, 4-4) 1⅔ IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, K, 0HR
• Testa 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B
• Oduber 2-3, RBI, SB
• Freitas 1-2, 2R, 2B, 3BB

Potomac’s road woes continues as an eight-run 2nd put little doubt into outcome as Winston-Salem prevailed, 15-4. Matt Swynenberg took the brunt of the beating, allowing eight runs on seven hits over an inning and 2/3rds while walking two and striking out just one. Adrian Sanchez led the hit column with a 3-for-5 night, All-Star representative David Freitas doubled and scored twice while drawing three walks, and Zach Walters hit a three-run HR for the bulk of the Potomac offense. The loss drops the elimination to three with six to play, as Lynchburg was rained out.


• Meza (W, 4-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Encarnacion 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Miller 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Leonida 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Skole 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI, BB

Christian Meza and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Suns boiled the Crawdads, 9-0. Meza gave up just two hits over five innings while striking out six to improve to 4-1 on the season. Cole Leonida doubled twice and tripled once to lead the 14-hit onslaught. Hagerstown also swiped five bases, with Cutter Dykstra and Brian Goodwin each pilfering two. Making room for Mayo (see above in Harrisburg), C Sam Palace was removed from the Hagerstown roster and placed on the Auburn roster.

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Arizona/Cincinnati 5
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• Gomez (W, 1-0) 3IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Aguero 2-2, R, HR, BB, 2RBI, SB
• De Los Santos 2-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• A. Martinez 2-5, 2-2B, RBI

The DSL Nationals scored six unanswered runs in their last three “ups” to beat the DSL “Redbacks” 9-5. Elisaul Gomez got the win with three scoreless innings in relief of Jefry Rodriguez, who went the first five and gave up five runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks. Both pitchers struck out four. Younifred Aguero homered, drove in two, walked, and stole a base to lead the offense. OF Dionicio Rosario and RHPs Emmanuel De La Cruz, Melvi Salazar were activated from the DL while RHP Phillips Valdez and SS Thomas Alvarez were added to the roster.

Jun 112012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:00 p.m.
Maya (4-5, 3.48) vs.
Cloyd (5-1, 2.26)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Sywnenberg (4-3, 4.83) vs.
Bachanov (4-1, 3.68)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-2 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Meza (3-1, 3.41) vs.
Perez (2-4, 6.54)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Lara (0-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2
• Lannan (L, 5-6) 5IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 3K, HR(GS)
• Bibens-Dirkx 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Teahen 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Michaels 1-3, BB

This was one was over early as John Lannan coughed up his tenth HR, this one a first-inning grand slam, as the Iron Pigs smelted the Chiefs, 5-2. Lannan gave up all five runs on nine hits, walked none, and struck out three over five innings. Mark Teahen led the Syracuse offense with a 2-for-5 game, driving in the first Chiefs run with a double.

Reading 5 Harrisburg 4
• Demny 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K, HR; 1-2, 2RBI
• McCoy (L, 3-1) 1+ IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Pahuta 3-4, R, RBI
• Rahl 2-4, R

After dodging bullets all game long, Reading’s Tim Kennelly ended the game with his second HR for a 5-4 R-Phils walkoff win over the Harrisburg Senators. Reading had been 0-for-10 with RISP and stranded eight baserunners, but used the longball to overcome deficits of 3-1 and 4-3. Pat McCoy took the loss after pitching a scoreless 8th. Starter Paul Demny lasted just four innings, but contributed to his own cause with his first career hit, a two-out, two-run single that capped off a three-run rally. Tim Pahuta led the regulars with a 3-for-4 game.

Salem 3 Potomac 2
• Holder (ND) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 5BB, 3K
• Mattheus 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, 2HR
• Marrero 2-4, RBI
• Bloxom 2-4

Rehabbing MLBers got two hits and gave up two hits on a Sunday Afternoon in Woodbridge.

Kannapolis 6 Hagerstown 2
• Purke (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 5K, 2WP
• Bates 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Goodwin 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Dykstra 0-2, 2BB, SB

Hagerstown’s seven-game win streak ended with a 6-2 loss to Kannapolis. Matt Purke was perfect for three innings before unraveling in the fourth, when the Intimidators scored three times with two outs. The final line: four runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks over five and 2/3rds innings with two costly wild pitches. The Suns were held to just three hits and five walks. With a win by Greensboro, the Suns’ deficit is back to 2½ games with seven to play: three at the Muni and four in West Virginia.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The D-Nats are now 4-3 after their first full week of DSL play. This week they host the “Redbacks,” play home-and-homes against the Pirates and Phillies2 squads, and finish the week with a visit to the Cubs2.

Jun 102012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:00 p.m.
Lannan (5-5, 4.98) vs.
Cochran (3-1, 4.04)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 @ Reading,
1:35 p.m.
Demny (4-3, 4.70) vs.
Rodriguez (3-1, 2.67)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Won, 6-1
vs. Salem,
1:05 p.m.
Holder (3-1, 4.42) vs.
Workman (3-3, 3.55)
Hagerstown Won, 11-6 @ Kannapolis,
5:05 p.m.
Purke (0-1, 6.52) vs.
Snodgress (1-2, 4.80)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-0 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2
• Duke 5⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Arnesen 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lehman (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Brown 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Skelton 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

James Skelton’s RBI single in the last of the 9th gave Syracuse a 3-2 walkoff win over Lehigh Valley. Corey Brown drove in the other two runs while doubling and homering. Pat Lehman got his first AAA win with two scoreless innings of relief. The Iron Pigs outhit the Chiefs 10-6, but had a runner thrown out at the plate (Xavier Paul) and hit into two double plays.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 2
• Gilliam (L, 1-6) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 4K
• Tatusko 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Lozada 1-3, BB, RBI
• Van Ostrand 1-4, RBI

Reading scored seven unanswered runs in a 7-2 win over Harrisburg. Robert Gilliam, making his first start since May 24, took the loss with five runs allowed on six hits and a walk over four innings. Jose Lozada and Jimmy Van Ostrand drove in the two runs, but the Sens were limited to just five hits total.
Devin Ivany was hurt (ankle) but is not expected to miss significant time, as Kris Watts became the seventh catcher to play for Harrisburg this season.

Salem 3 Potomac 0 — GAME ONE
• Karns (L, 0-2) 4⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 6K
• Applebee 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Ramirez 2-3
• Marrero 1-3, 2B

Prior to the game, IF Brent Greer was activated while J.R. Higley was placed on the 7-Day DL

Potomac 6 Salem 1 — GAME TWO
• Grace (W, 3-6) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Soriano 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Marrero 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bloxom 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Chris Marrero went 2-for-6 with two extra bases Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 11 Kannapolis 6
• Hill (W, 6-4) 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Lucas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Goodwin 3-5, 3R, RBI, BB, SB
• Burns 3-5, 3R, 2SB, OF assist at HP
• Skole 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB

The Suns continued their surge, taking their seventh straight handily, 11-6 over Kannapolis. Combined with a Greensboro loss, Hagerstown trails by just 1½ games with nine to go. Taylor Hill got the win with four runs allowed on nine hits and a walk over five innings. Brian Goodwin and Billy Burns both were 3-for-5 with three runs scored, combining for three stolen bases.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL Arizona/Cincinnati 0
• Suero (W, 2-0) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Valerio 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Diaz 4-5, 2R, 4-2B, RBI
• Abreu 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, SB

The D-Nats snapped a three-game skid with an 8-0 shutout of the DSL “Redbacks.” Three pitchers combined on the two-hit shutout, with Wander Suero getting the win with six innings pitched. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz doubled four times to lead the 14-hit parade.