May 122012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-2 vs. Rochester,
2:00 p.m.
Roark (1-5, 5.70) vs.
Thompson (0-0, -.–)
Harrisburg Won, 8-1 @ Akron,
6:05 p.m.
Gilliam (1-3, 4.28) vs.
Espino (0-0, 0.00)
Potomac Lost, 9-2 @ Carolina,
6:15 p.m.
Grace (2-3, 5.84) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (3-2, 2.88) vs.
Ordosgoitti (0-1, 14.73)

Syracuse 8 Rochester 2
• Lannan (W, 3-3) 8IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, 0HR
• Arnesen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Paul 3-5, 2R, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Teahen 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

A pair of three-run rallies and eight strong innings from John Lannan cinched an 8-2 Syracuse win over Rochester. Lannan scattered eight hits over eight innings and walked just two while evening his record at 3-3. Xavier Paul was responsible for four of the eight runs, including a three-run blast in the bottom of the first, leading the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-5 night.

Harrisburg 8 Akron 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 5-0) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Nelo 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Pahuta 3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI, BB
• Leon 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Rahl 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI

Though he labored at the finish with a 32-pitch 6th, Danny Rosenbaum continues to steamroll the Eastern League, tossing six scoreless innings in an 8-1 Harrisburg win over Akron. The Ohio native now sports a 5-0 record, a 0.76 ERA, and a 2.39 FIP. Tim Pahuta, Sandy Leon, and Chris Rahl combined for 8 of the 13 Sens hits and scored six of the eight runs.

Carolina 9 Potomac 2
• Winters (L, 1-5) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 9R, 9ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Demmin 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Kelso 2-5, 2R
• Hague 2-4, BB, RBI

The fireworks started early Last Night In Zebulon.

Lexington 4 Hagerstown 3
• Meyer (ND) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Hawkins 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Newsome 2-3, 2B
• Ramirez 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI

After rallying from a 3-0 deficit and being no-hit for five innings, the Hagerstown Suns fell 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th. Delino DeShields Jr. singled, took second on a passed ball, stole third and scampered home for the gamewinner on a sac fly for the gamewinner. Alex Meyer started and gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.

May 112012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1 vs. Rochester,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (2-3, 6.10) vs.
Manship (2-0, 2.45)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-0 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (4-0, 0.81) vs.
Wright (3-1, 1.13)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Winters (1-4, 5.51) vs.
Goodnight (1-2, 5.06)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (2-3, 4.28) vs.
Tropeano (2-2, 1.87)

Syracuse 5 Durham 1
• Maya (W, 2-4) 7IP, 7H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Lehman 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Paul 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Negrych 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Maldonado 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Durham outhit Syracuse 8-6, but three of those six went over the fence as the Chiefs beat the Bulls, 5-1 and took the series 3-1. Yunesky Maya turned in seven strong innings, giving up an unearned run on seven hits and a walk to win his 2nd game of the season. Xavier Paul, Jim Negrych, and Carlos Maldonado each went deep, with Paul’s shot driving in three. Pat Lehman and Josh Wilkie both turned in a scoreless inning to close out the game. The eight-game homestand continues tonight as Rochester comes to town for the next four games.

Akron 7 Harrisburg 0
• Mandel (L, 3-2) 3IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Davis 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Kobernus 2-4
• Hood 2-4, E(1)

Jeff Mandel got manhandled for four runs in the bottom of the first and it was more than Akron would need as the Aeros flew past the Senators, 7-0. Akron opened their half of the 1st with four straight singles, with a stolen base and an error in between, before Mandel would settle down to get three of the next four batters out. The Aeros, however, would post a picket fence with single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to put the game out of reach. Jeff Kobernus and Destin Hood both went 2-for-4 as Harrisburg was held to just seven hits, shut out for the second time this week and the third time in the last 10 games.

Potomac 5 Salem 2
• Swynenberg (W, 3-1) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Wort (H, 2) 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Cameron Selik (S, 4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Keyes 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Walters 2-4, R

Perhaps all Potomac needed was a good night’s rest and a chance to take some BP, as emerging staff ace Matt Swynenberg, the back of the ‘pen, and Kevin Keyes led the P-Nats to 5-2 win in the series finale. Swynenberg faltered late, but turned in a two-runs-in-five-innings start for his team-leading 3rd W. Rob Wort and Cameron Selik combined for four shutout innings of relief with just a hit and walk and eight strikeouts between them. Kevin Keyes doubled, homered, scored twice, and drove in four runs to power the Potomac offense. Prior to the game, RHP Adam Olbrychowski was placed on the 7-Day DL with LHP Joe Testa assigned from Harrisburg taking his spot on the roster.

Lexington 6 Hagerstown 3
• Karns 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, HBP
• Lucas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ramsey 1-2, 2RBI, BB
• Newsome 1-3, R, 2B, BB

A four-run seventh was the undoing of the Suns as the Legends doubled them up, 6-3. Nathan Karns went four innings in his first start, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk and striking out eight. Christian Meza took the loss after giving up two hits in the seventh and leaving with one out and a 3-2 lead. Greg Holt walked the next two batters to lose the lead then gave up a two-run single and a sac fly for the eventual margin of victory. The Suns were held to just seven hits, going 3-for-12 with RISP and stranding eight baserunners. RHP Alex Kreis was placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to May 8, making room for OF Chris Curran, who was assigned from Potomac.

May 102012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 15-8 vs. Durham,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (1-5, 5.70) vs.
Torra (2-3, 5.45)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-2 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Mandel (3-1, 2.97) vs.
McFarland (5-1, 2.62)
Potomac Lost, 10-0;
Lost, 6-2
@ Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Swynenberg (2-1, 3.77) vs.
Pressly (2-0, 7.06)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (0-0, 1.35) vs.
Dufek (0-0, 5.14)

Syracuse 15 Durham 8
• Wang (W, 1-0) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Severino (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S, WP
• Teahen 3-5, R, 2B, BB, 5RBI, SB
• Hoffpauir 3-3, 2R, 2BB, 3RBI
• Brown 2-3, 3R, 2B, 3BB,

It was a battle of attrition in the late innings, turning what should have been a three-hour cruise into Gilligan’s Island in a 15-8 win for Syracuse. Chien-Ming Wang turned in seven decent innings, scattering eight hits and giving up two runs while the Chiefs offense broke out and built a 10-2 lead. The Bulls gored the Chiefs ‘pen for six runs in the top of the 8th, with Austin Bibens-Dirkx facing four batters and giving up the minimum of four runs possible with three singles and grand slam allowed. The Chiefs steered things around in the bottom of the inning with a five-run rally, highlighted by Mark Teahen’s two-run double and lowlighted by a pair of ejections after a Seth Bynum strikeout (Bynum, manager Tony Beasley). Atahualpa Severino, who had gotten the final out in the 8th, retired the side in the 9th to end the game after three hours, 38 minutes.

Richmond 8 Harrisburg 2
• Demny 5⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 7K, HR
• Frias 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Nicol 2-3
• Kobernus 2-4, 2R
• Valdez 2-4, 2B

A pair of three-run rallies vaulted Richmond over Harrisburg for an 8-2 win and a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series. The Senators collected nine hits, with three players getting two hits apiece, but went a dreadful 1-for-9 with RISP and stranded eight baserunners. Paul Demny took the loss, charged with five runs on five hits and three walks, with reliever Pat McCoy letting the last two runs before giving up two of his own over one and 2/3rds innings. The Senators hit the road for seven games, beginning with a four-game set against the Akron Aeros tonight.

Salem 10 Potomac 0 (comp. of susp. gm.)
• Olbrychowski (L, 1-4) ⅔ 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, K, 2HR
• Applebee 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Taylor 1-2, 2B, 2BB, OF assist at 3B
• Sanchez 1-2

Down 6-0 after 3½ innings, Salem had its way with relievers Shane McCatty and Wilson Eusebiom scoring a pair of runs off both to run the score to 10-0. Potomac was held to just three hits, with David Freitas and Adrian Sanchez both singling and Michael Taylor collecting his league-leading 13th double.

Salem 6 Potomac 2 (5 inn, rain)
• Ray (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, K, 2HR
• Holder 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Hague 1-1, R, 2BB, SB, RBI
• Bloxom 1-3, 2B, RBI

Robbie Ray lasted just 15 batters before the Salem Red Sox chased him from the game, sending him to the showers after six runs and seven hits, including a solo HR and a grand slam. Trevor Holder turned in another fine relief outing, but the offense was limited to just two hits: a single by Rick Hague, a double by Justin Bloxom. Rain halted play after five full innings, saving the bullpen further work after having pitched 9⅔ innings in less than 24 hours.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS — OFF DAY
After a 5-2 homestand, the Suns hit the road for seven games, beginning with a four-game set with the Lexington Legends. Prior to yesterday’s game, Kylin Turnbull was assigned from “Auburn,” taking the roster spot of Steve Souza, who had been placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to May 6.

May 092012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-2;
Lost, 2-1
vs. Durham,
7:00 p.m.
Wang (rehab) vs.
Cobb (1-3, 3.38)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Richmond,
10:35 a.m.
Demny (2-1, 4.97) vs.
Westcott (2-2, 4.78)
Potomac Losing, 6-0
(susp., mid-4th)
@ Salem,
11:00 a.m.
Ray (0-1, 10.38) vs.
Workman (2-0, 2.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-1
(6½ inn.)
OFF DAY n/a

Syracuse 4 Durham 2 — GAME ONE
• Duke (W, 3-1) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Paul 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Maldonado 1-3, 2B
• Negrych 0-1, BB, RBI, SH, SF

Zach Duke went the distance in the opener of the doubleheader, giving up two earned on three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Chiefs gave him a three-run lead in the bottom of the 2nd, highlighted by Xavier Paul’s solo HR. A walk, single, sacrifice and another single plated the two Bulls run in the 3rd. A walk, bunt single, error and a sac fly gave Syracuse the final run in the last of the 5th.

Durham 2 Syracuse 1 — GAME TWO
• Atkins (L, 2-3) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Paul 1-2, R
• Carroll 1-3

The Chiefs dropped the nightcap as the offense managed just four hits and two walks. Syracuse got on the board first with a pair of one-out singles from Xavier Paul and Mark Teahen and an RBI groundout by Carlos Rivero. Mitch Atkins needed more than the one run to win, as Durham broke through against him with a pair of runs in the 5th. The Chiefs would get a runner to second in the 6th and draw a two-out walk in the 7th, but couldn’t push either across.

HARRISBURG — PPD
Rain postponed the The Harrisburg Senators game Tuesday night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Friday, July 13th.

Salem 6 Potomac 0 — SUSP (mid-4th)
Salem opened with back-to-back HRs — one over the wall, one inside the park — as the Red Sox chased Adam Olbrychowski after 2/3rds of an inning and 10 batters faced. The rain came and stopped play after 3½ innings. They’ll try to finish this one this morning at 11 a.m., then play a seven-inning game aftewards, weather permitting.

Augusta 8 Hagerstown 1
• Turnbull (l, 0-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, K
• Dupra 2⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, K
• Leonida 1-2, R
• Dykstra 1-3, RBI

Rain shortened this one officially, but a four-run sixth put this one away for all intents and purposes as Augusta won 8-1 to split the four-game series. Kylin Turnbull took the loss, giving up two runs early, while Brian Dupra got knocked around for six runs on six hits and three walks in the decisive 5th and 6th innings. Cutter Dykstra’s RBI single in the 5th plated Cole Leonida to break up the GreenJacket shutout.

May 082012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Durham,
5:00 p.m.
Duke (2-1, 4.18) and
Atkins (2-2, 4.18) vs.
Paduch (1-0, 1.13) and
Archer (1-4, 6.30)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (2-1, 4.97) vs.
Westcott (2-2, 4.78)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (1-3, 5.53) vs.
Celestino (2-1, 3.60)
Hagerstown Won, 11-3 vs. Augusta,
10:35 a.m.
Dupra (2-3, 3.20) vs.
Escobar (1-1, 2.33)

SYRACUSE — PPD
Folks that were dying to see a modern scoreboard will have to wait one more night until tonight’s doubleheader against the Durham Bulls, weather permitting.

Richmond 2 Harrisburg 0
• Ballard (L, 1-2) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Pucetas 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• McConnell 1-2, 2B, BB
• Pahuta 1-3, BB

The Harrisburg bats continue to slumber, collecting just four hits in a 2-0 loss to Richmond. Mike Ballard was the hard-luck loser, giving up two runs over five innings on seven hits and a walk, with errors by Eury Perez and Jeff Kobernus allowing baserunners to advance an extra base to make both runs unearned. Chris McConnell doubled, while Tim Pahuta, Chris Rahl, and Kobernus each singled as the Senators went 0-for-7 with RISP and stranded five runners.

POTOMAC — OFF DAY
After yesterday’s off day, the P-Nats are now entering a long stretch without a scheduled day off (41 days) and three extra games to make up, thanks to three rainouts. Tonight, they begin a six-game road trip through Salem, VA for three and Zebulon, NC for three — the first matchup between the P-Nats and the Mudcats since the switch of leagues (Southern to Carolina), levels (AA to High-A), and affiliation (Cincinnati to Cleveland).

Hagerstown 11 Augusta 3
• Estevez (W, 4-1) 7IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, 0HR
• Holt 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Dykstra 4-6, R, RBI, SB
• Ramirez 3-5, 2R
• Miller 3-5, 2R, RBI

Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez improved his home record to 4-0 as the Hagerstown offense continues to shine for him in an 11-3 win. Led by Cutter Dykstra’s 4-for-6 at the top, the Suns buzzed the GreenJacket pitchers for 17 hits, with eight of nine starters collecting hits (Adrian Nieto was the “beer man” with an 0-for-5). Jason Martinson and Brett Newsome both drove in three runs, while Matt Skole drew two of the three walks given up by Augusta. Estevez went a season-high seven innings, setting down nine straight at one point, but gave up three runs on seven hits. In his seven starts, Hagerstown has scored 69 runs, which helps explain the 4-1 record despite the 6.69 ERA.

May 072012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-2 vs. Durham,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (2-1, 4.18) vs.
Paduch (1-0, 1.13)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Ballard (1-1, 3.14) vs.
Fitzgerald (1-1, 3.41)
Potomac Won, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 7.36) vs.
Davis (2-0, 2.25).

Lehigh Valley 11 Syracuse 2
• Lannan (L, 2-3) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Teahen 2-3, R, BB
• Paul 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Brown 1-3, BB, SB

The IronPigs scored in seven of eight innings in an 11-2 romp over the Chiefs as Syracuse dropped its fifth straight game. John Lannan had four Ks, two on the mound, two at the plate as Lehigh smacked him for six runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Three relievers also got burned. Offensively, Xavier Paul, Corey Brown, and Mark Teahen combined for five of the seven Syracuse hits. The Chiefs return to Syracuse for a pair of four-game series against the Durham Bulls and Rochester Redwings.

Binghamton 2 Harrisburg 1
• Gilliam 6IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 6K; 1-2, 2B
• McCoy 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Frias (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Pahuta 1-3, BB

The Sens were on the wrong end of this 2-1 score as the B-Mets took the game in walkoff fashion. Robert Gilliam got the start and collected one of just four Harrisburg hits (a double), allowing an unearned run on five hits and three walks while fanning six. The lone Senator run came on a Chris Rahl steal of third and an error with two outs in the 4th. Marcos Frias took the loss on a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth. Harrisburg returns to City Island for a three-game set with Richmond before heading back out on the road on Thursday.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 1
• Grace (W, 2-3) 6⅓ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Wort (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Selik (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2K
• Kelso 2-4, R, 2B
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Strong pitching from start to finish highlights this Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.

Augusta 4 Hagerstown 1
• Hill (L, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Hawkins 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Skole 1-2, 2BB, RBI
• Ramirez 1-3
• Burns 0-1, BB (20G on-base streak)

The Suns will be glad not to face Kyle Crick again anytime soon as the 19-y.o. tossed six innings of one-hit ball in a 4-1 win for Augusta over Hagerstown. Combined with his previous outing, Crick held the Suns to just three hits over 10 innings with five walks and 16 strikeouts. Taylor Hill took the loss for the Suns, giving up three (one earned) over five innings. Matt Skole, J.P. Ramirez, and Caleb Ramsey had the three hits for Hagerstown, with Skole collecting his league-leading 34th RBI.

May 062012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
1:35 p.m.
Lannan (2-2, 5.19) vs.
Elarton (2-1, 3.51)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 at Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Gilliam (1-3, 5.03) vs.
Peavey (2-1, 6.35)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Grace (1-3, 7.36) vs.
Perez (2-1, 3.66)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 vs. Augusta,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 3.15) vs.
Crick (0-1, 2.30)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya (L, 1-4) 6+ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Severino ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Lehman 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Brown 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Teahen 1-3, BB

An ugly four-run rally in the bottom of the 7th was the difference in a 4-1 Syracuse loss to Lehigh Valley. Among the miscues: Carlos Rivero’s two-base throwing error, an IF single off his glove, a SB when he neglected to call time to talk to the pitcher, and three walks (two unintentional) by Atahualpa Severino. Up until the 7th, starter Yunesky Maya was cruising: just four hits allowed over six innings. The offense, however, was next-to-nil besides Corey Brown’s leadoff HR and third-inning single and Mark Teahen’s first-inning single and third-inning walk. The Chiefs would finish with just six hits and three walks total.

Harrisburg 2 Binghamton 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 4-0) 9IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 4K
• Perez 2-5
• Leon 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Lozada 1-4, RBI

For the second time in four starts, Danny Rosenbaum has thrown a nine-inning complete game, winning the Saturday matinee, 2-1. He needed a few more pitches (109 vs. 95) and relied on his defense a little more (4K vs. 9K) as they turned three double plays for him, two of them ending the inning. The Sens took full advantage of an errant pickoff throw that moved up two runners into scoring position as Sandy Leon drove in the first run with a groundout and Jose Lozada drove in the second with an RBI single. Eury Perez was the sole Sen to collect multiple hits with a 2-for-5 afternoon.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Winters (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 10K
• McCatty 1IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, 2B
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, RBI

A four-run 9th quashed any chance for back-to-back walkoffs Last Night In Woodbridge.
Prior to the game, 2B Adrian Sanchez was activated from the 7-Day DL, swapping places on the roster with OF Chris Curran.

Hagerstown 4 Augusta 1
• Meyer (W, 2-3) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K, 2WP
• Barrett (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Souza 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Ramirez 2-4, RBI, SB

Backed by two HRs by Steve Souza, Alex Meyer turned in his best outing as a pro thus far as the Suns beat the GreenJackets, 4-1. Meyer went seven innings, allowing the one Augusta run on four hits and three walks while setting down six on strikes. Todd Simko and Aaron Barrett each followed with a scoreless inning to preserve the win, earning the hold and save respectively. Souza drove in three while going 2-for-4 to lead the Hagerstown offense.

May 052012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-0 @ Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Maya (1-3, 3.68) vs.
Cloyd (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 at Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (3-0, 0.76) vs.
Gorski (2-0, 2.45)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Winters (1-3, 5.74) vs.
Billo (1-3, 5.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-2 vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer(1-3, 5.31) vs.
Bandilla (1-1, 2.45)

Buffalo 9 Syracuse 0
• Roark (L, 1-5) 4IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, BB, 8K, 2HR
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rivero 1-3, 2B
• Carroll 1-3

A five-run second proved to be more than enough for Buffalo, which stampeded Syracuse, 9-0. The Chiefs were held to just three hits and one walk as the Bisons’ Jeremy Hefner and D.J. Carrasco combined for the shutout. Tanner Roark took loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits (two were solo HRs) and a walk, though he did strike out eight.

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 4
• Mandel (W, 3-1) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K; 1-1, R, RBI
• Nelo (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K; 3-1 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-4, R, 3SB (22)
• Nicol 1-1, R, 2B

Roughly 220 miles ESE from Buffalo, a five-run 2nd powered the Senators past the Binghamton Mets in a 7-4 win. The B-Mets uncorked four wild pitches to score four of the seven Senator runs. Jeff Mandel turned in another quality start, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk, and contributing on offense with an RBI single. Jeff Kobernus led the 11-hit parade with two singles and swiped three bags to increase his E.L. lead in stolen bases to 22.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Swynenberg 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K
• Holland (W, 1-1) 3IP, H, 0R, 3K
• Hague 4-5, 2RBI
• Bloxom 3-4, R

Ricky Hague’s fourth single of the night was the difference Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 10 Rome 2
• Wang (W, 1-0) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Karns (SV, 2) 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Ramirez 4-5, 2B, 4RBI
• Burns 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Ramsey 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Skole 1-4, 2R, RBI(33), 2BB (23, 24), 2K, E(10)

Chien-Ming Wang turned in six strong innings but got more than enough run support as Hagerstown continued its domination of Rome, 10-2. Wang gave up two runs, one earned (a solo shot in the 5th) on three hits and a walk and struck out seven. Nathan Karns struck out six while giving up a walk and a hit to finish the game and notch his second save. J.P. Ramirez led the 13-hit onslaught with a 4-for-5 night and 4RBI. Cutter Dykstra’s hit streak was stopped, but newly switch-hitting Billy Burns continues to rake, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk to extend his on-base streak to 18 games.

May 042012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-5 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (1-4, 4.85) vs.
Hefner (2-1, 2.08)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 at Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Mandel (2-1, 2.67) vs.
Gonzalez Germen (AA debut)
Potomac Won, 5-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (2-1, 3.24) vs.
Ventura (0-2, 4.43)
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Wang (rehab) vs.
Moore (1-0, 3.32)

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 5
• Atkins (ND) 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, HR
• VanAllen ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Maldonado 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Teahen 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB
• Negrych 2-5

A pair of two-run rallied by the Bisons in the 6th and 8th innings helped Buffalo overcome a 4-2 lead and edge Syracuse, 6-5. The Chiefs rallied for one in the 9th but left the tying and winning runs on 3rd and 2nd as Brett Carroll went down swinging. Mitch Atkins got the start and gave up four runs on 11 hits and a walk. Carlos Maldonado led the offense with a 3-for-4 night, including a solo HR.
OF Xavier Paul was activated from the Restricted List, bringing the Syracuse roster back to the full 25.

Harrisburg 5 New Britain 4
• Demny (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Nelo (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Rahl 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Hood 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Kobernus 2-4, 2R, SB

A 122-minute rain delay scratched Chien Ming-Wang’s rehab start, but Paul Demny survived a rocky first inning to pitch six in 5-4 Harrisburg win over New Britain. The 22-y.o. Texan allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Both Rock Cats runs came on a two-run homer to the second batter of the game. Chris Rahl, Destin Hood, and Jeff Kobernus each had two hits as the Sens hammered out nine for the contest. After a 2-5 homestand, Harrisburg heads to the bustling environs of Binghamton for the weekend before returning to City Island on Monday to host Richmond.

Potomac 6 Winston-Salem 5
• Ray (ND) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 5K, HR, HBP
• Holder (W, 2-0) 3⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 3-4, 2R, SB
• Bloxom 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Keyes 2-4, RBI

Trevor Holder-ed the Dash to set up a comeback 6-5 win Thursday Afternoon In Woodbridge.
Before the game, Robbie Ray was activated from the 7-Day DL, swapping places with Bobby Hansen Jr.

Hagerstown 9 Rome 4
• Dupra 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Meza (W, 2-0) 3IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Burns 2-4, R, 3B, RBI, SB
• Souza 2-5, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-5, RBI

Highlighted by Cutter Dykstra’s three-run triple, Hagerstown rallied for four in the bottom of the 6th to break a 2-2 and cruise to a 9-4 win over Rome. It was the fourth Suns win in five games against the Braves, and the ninth win at the Muni in eleven contests. Brian Dupra got the start and tossed three scoreless before the rains came and delayed things for three hours, 11 minutes (this is Rome’s sole trip to W. Maryland and they’re due in Greenville, SC on Saturday night, thus the impetus to avoid a twinbill tonight). Christian Meza got the win in relief with the support of a 12-hit effort by the offense.
Prior to the game, Bryce Ortega was placed on the 7-Day DL, with Hendry Jimenez replacing him from XST.

May 032012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Atkins (2-2, 3.68) vs.
Familia (2-1, 5.40)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Wang (rehab) vs.
Hirschfeld (2-2, 3.14)
Potomac Won, 5-0 vs. Winston-Salem,
10:35 a.m.
Ray (2-3, 3.13 in ’11)
vs. McCray (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 10-5 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Dupra (2-3, 3.63) vs.
Filak (1-1, 1.73)

Buffalo 5 Syracuse 2
• Arnesen (L, 1-1) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Martin 2⅔ 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-1
• Rivero 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Carroll 0-1, 2BB

The Bison stampeded the Chiefs with two runs in the 3rd and three in the 5th en route to a 5-2 win. Erik Arnesen was charged with all five runs, giving up six hits and two walks over three and 1/3rd innings. Rafael Martin let in one of two inherited runners but combined with Atahualpa Severino and Josh Wilkie to shut down Buffalo the rest of the way. Unfortunately, the Bison ‘pen was just as effective — limiting the Chiefs to just two hits over the final five frames. Carlos Rivero had two of the five Syracuse hits and has 10 in his last 19AB.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4
• Ballard (ND) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 8K, HR
• Pucetas (L, 1-1) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Pahuta 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, 2B
• Kobernus 2-4

The Sens smacked three big flies but the Rock Cats scratched to a 5-4 win. Sandy Leon, Tim Pahuta both delivered solo shots while Chris Rahl drove in two with his 5th HR, but Harrisburg had trouble scoring otherwise — just five runners got past first base and only one scored (Valdez double followed by Rahl homer) as the Sens stranded five runners and hit into two double plays. Mike Ballard started and was charged with four runs over the first seven innings while Kevin Pucetas took the loss as a pair of singles and a wild pitch scored the gamewinner for New Britain in the 9th.

Potomac 5 Winston-Salem 0
• Olbrychowski 6⅔ IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Selik 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Freitas 3-4, R
• Bloxom 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Keyes 2-4, 2B, RBI

Three P-Nats pitchers combined on a 5-0 shutout Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 10 Rome 5
• Estevez (W, 3-1) 5⅓ IP, 3H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• McKenzie 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Souza 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Martinson 2-5, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Ramirez 3-4, 2-2B, RBI

A five-run 5th broke open a 3-1 game as the Suns doubled up the Braves of Rome, 10-5. Steve Souza and Jason Martinson both went 2-for-5 with a double and a HR as Hagerstown registered seven extra-base hits in the rout. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez returned from “Auburn” to pitch five and a 1/3rd innings and earn his third win, but also gave up his 4th HR in six starts. Kylin Turnbull was assigned to the Auburn roster prior to the game to make room for Estevez. He’ll likely swap places with another pitcher in another 5-6 days, perhaps even Estevez himself.