Jul 272015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Bleier (1-1, 2.93) vs.
Norris (3-10, 4.10)
Harrisburg Lost, 10-3 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (1st AA start of ’15) vs. TBD
Potomac Won, 3-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Mapes (1-2, 3.00) vs.
McGrath (1-2, 3.02)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Amlung (2-0, 2.16) vs.
Brewer (2-8, 5.13)
Auburn Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 4 (13 inn.)
• Billings 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 2WP
• Walters (W, 5-3) 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, WP
• Gwynn 4-6, 2R, 2B
• Lisson 3-6, R, HR, 2RBI
• Johnson 2-5, CS

Jason Martinson’s solo HR in the top of the 13th gave the Chiefs a 5-4 win in 13 innings and prevent a three-game sweep by the Iron Pigs. Bruce Billings turned in a quality start of two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings and left with a 4-2 lead. P.J. Walters struck out eight in four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, his fifth for Syracuse. Tony Gwynn Jr. led the hit column with a 4-for-6 afternoon, followed by Mario Lisson at 3-for-6 and Josh Johnson at 2-for-5.

Bowie 10 Harrisburg 3
• Purke (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 10H, 9R, 6ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Bacus 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Goodwin 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Lozada 1-4, RBI

The BaySox fileted the Senators for a 10-3 win on Sunday and a 3-1 series win. Matt Purke’s return to AA in ’15 was not unlike his departure in ’14 as Bowie lit him up for nine runs on 10 hits over three and a 1/3rd innings. Dakota Bacus, Nick Lee, and Colin Bates combined for five and 2/3rds innings of one-run relief, but the Senators offense was filibustered for one hit over the last eight innings after a three-run 1st that featured a two-run HR by Brian Goodwin and an RBI single by Jose Lozada.

Potomac 3 Salem 0
• Dickson (W, 1-0) 5⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Orlan (H, 1) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Wooten 2-3, 2B, BB
• Bautista 2-5, 2RBI

Rafael Bautista’s two-run single capped off a three-run 2nd that the P-Nats rode to a 3-0 triumph over the Red Sox. Three pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout, with starter Ian Dickson going the first five and 1/3rd innings for the win, R.C. Orlan following with two and 2/3rds innings for the hold, and Brian closing out the 9th for the save. John Wooten singled, doubled, and walked to reach base three times while Bautista, Drew Ward, and Grant DeBruin each singled twice on the night.
Roster moves: LHP Matthew Spann demoted from Harrisburg; RHP Brian Rauh promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 8 West Virginia 4
• Reyes (W, 5-6) 5+ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Cooper (H, 4) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Masters 2-3, R
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Read 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Hagerstown broke out for six runs in the bottom of the 5th to take a 6-1 lead and held on for an 8-4 victory over West Virginia. Luis Reyes got the win, but was charged with all four Power runs on six hits over five-plus innings. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Raudy Read both smacked two-run homers while David Masters went 2-for-3 with a run scored to pace the Suns offense.

Lowell 6 Auburn 5
• Hearn 4⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP
• Brinley (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 3-4, R, 2B
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB

Lowell rallied from a 4-0 deficit to score six times in the middle innings and edge Auburn, 6-5. Taylor Hearn hit the wall in the 5th, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. The loss went to Ryan Brinley on an unearned run in the 8th as two-out double was followed by a two-out error to send in the gamewinner. Kelvin Gutierrez singled twice and doubled once in four trips to the place to lead the Doubledays’ attack.

Jul 262015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Lehigh Valley,
1:35 p.m.
Billings (6-4, 4.45) vs.
Berken (5-7, 3.39)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 vs. Bowie,
2:00 p.m.
Purke (1st AA start of ’15) vs.
Bridwell (3-5, 4.21)
Potomac Won, 3-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Dickson (0-0, 3.55) vs.
McAvoy (5-8, 4.70)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-2 vs. West Virginia,
3:05 p.m.
Reyes (4-6, 4.60) vs.
McRae (4-6, 4.53)
Auburn Won, 5-3 @ Lowell,
3:05 p.m.
Hearn (1-2, 3.38) vs.
Romero (2-2, 2.84)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3
• Espino (L, 3-4) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Treinen 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, WP
• Werth 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Gwynn 2-4, BB

The IronPigs answered the Chiefs two-run rally in the 5th with two of their own to go up 4-2 and held on for a 4-3 win. Paolo Espino became the latest victim of the GBI curse as the “G” took the “L” with all four runs allowed on seven hits and a walk over five innings.
Paul Demny and Blake Treinen combined for three scoreless and six strikeouts to keep the game close. Rehabbing Jayson Werth drove in the aforementioned two runs with a two-out double and went 3-for-4 overall to lead the Syracuse offense, which collected 10 hits total.
Roster moves: LHP Richard Bleier, RHP Sam Runion, IF Matt Skole promoted from Harrisburg; 3B Chris Nelson, RHP Chris Nelson released.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 2
• Voth 5IP, 4H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Mendez (W, 4-2) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, K
• Vettleson 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Ballou 2-2, R, 3B, BB

Drew Vettleson’s two-out walkoff shot was the difference as the Sens edged the BaySox, 3-2. Austin Voth labored through five shutout innings on 87 pitches, walking three, striking out four, and giving up four hits. The win went to Gilberto Mendez, who came on in the 8th and gave up the tying run in the top of the 9th. Vettleson also singled as did Isaac Ballou twice to pace the Harrisburg attack.
Roster moves: RHPs Lucas Giolito, John Simms, LHP Matt Purke promoted from Potomac; RHP Abel De Los Santos optioned from Washington.

Potomac 3 Salem 2
• Lopez 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Self (W, 3-3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• M. Rodriguez (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 3-4, 3SB
• Keller 2-3, R, BB, CS

The P-Nats were just 1-for-11 with RISP so it should come as no surprise to learn that the gamewinner came in on a passed ball in the 9th for a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. The miscue made a winner out of Derek Self, who had pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, while Manny Rodriguez matched the feat in the 9th for his fourth save. Reynaldo Lopez started and turned in seven innings of two-run ball, walking three and striking out four. The P-Nats hit parade was led by Rafael Bautista, who turned three singles into three doubles via three stolen bases, though he failed to score a run.
Roster move: C Spencer Kieboom placed on the 7-Day DL; C Zach Wright reassigned from Syracuse; LHPs Jake Walsh, R.C. Orlan promoted from Hagerstown.

West Virginia 6 Hagerstown 2
• Rauh 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K
• Torres (L, 0-1) 2+ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 1K, HR
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-4
• Abreu 1-4, R, BB

The Power, um, surged for four runs in the late innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 6-2 win over the Suns. Brian Rauh started and went the first five innings, letting in two runs on three hits and three walks while fanning six. Luis Torres “earned” the loss with four runs charged on five hits and three walks over two-plus innings. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz led the Hagerstown hit parade with three singles in four trips to the plate.
Roster moves: RHP Justin Amlung reassigned from Potomac; RHP Matthew DeRosier assigned to GCL Nationals for MiLB rehab.

Auburn 5 Lowell 3
• Dickey 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• Borne (W, 1-0) 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Reetz 2-3, R, 2B, SB, 2HBP
• Sagdal 1-2, 2R, 2RBI, 2BB, SB, SF
• Dulin 1-3, R, 2BB, SB

Auburn took advantage of sloppy defense and pitching to take 5-3 decision from Lowell. Robbie Dickey made his first appearance in more than three weeks, turning in two innings but giving up a run on two hits and two walks. The Doubleday bullpen combined for seven innings of one-run ball, led by Grant Borne, who earned the win with one run allowed on four hits and two walks. Offensively, the trio of Jakson Reetz, Ian Sagdal, and Dalton Dulin combined for four hits, four runs, four walks, and three stolen bases.

GCL Update
After winning five of six the week before to get to .500, the G-Nats dropped all five this week to fall back into the GCL East cellar with a 12-17 mark. That’s roughly three games off their Pythagorean projection, though the G-Nats are just about league average in the three major phases (4.28 R/G vs. 4.20 batting; 4.34 R/G vs. 4.21 R/G pitching; .964 FA vs. 964 FA).

DSL Update
The D-Nats are 22-26 after a 3-3 week and will need to go 15-9 down the stretch to finish above .500. Seventeen-year-old Colombian Robert Medina has emerged as the team leader in OPS at .823 though he’s played in just 16 games. Nineteen-year-old Francys Peguero and 18-y.o. Pedro Avila continue to pile up the K’s, with Peguero second in the DSL with a 14.1 K/9IP rate and Avila fourth with 55K’s in 39IP (12.7/9IP).

Jul 252015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 (11 inn.) @ Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (3-3, 2.71) vs.
Buchanan (2-0, 2.96)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (4-5, 2.95) vs.
Miranda (AA debut)
Potomac Lost, 5-1 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Lopez (5-6, 4.82) vs.
Wilkerson (7-2, 2.77)
Hagerstown Lost, 16-5 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-0, 2.25) vs.
Y. Garcia (8-5, 2.03)
Auburn Won, 5-3 @ Lowell,
5:05 p.m.
Dickey (0-1, 5.25) vs.
Almonte (2-1, 3.86)

Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2 (11 inn.)
• Jordan 5IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Martin (L, 4-5) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Butler 2-5, RBI
• Ramsey 1-4, BB

The Chiefs outhit the Iron Pigs, 8-4 but was outscored 3-2 in 11 innings for their third straight loss. Rafael Martin took the loss, giving up a leadoff single and two-out double in the 11th. Taylor Jordan started and let in two on two hits and two walks over five innings. Dan Butler singled twice and drove in a run to lead the Syracuse offense.

Bowie 5 Harrisburg 1
• Pivetta (L, 0-2) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 3K, HR
• Harper 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Dykstra 3-4, 2-2B
• Ballou 3-4

Harrisburg peppered Bowie’s pitchers for 12 hits but came away with just one (1) run in a 5-1 loss. Nick Pivetta labored through five innings, putting on 10 baserunners (five walks, five hits) but almost got away with it until Corban Joseph took him deep for a two-run HR in the 4th. He would suffer the loss, his second at AA. Two double plays, a play at the plate, and no walks drawn lowered the LOB number to just eight. Cutter Dykstra and Issac Ballou both went 3-for-4 to lead the Senators attack.

Frederick 5 Potomac 1
• Valdez 4IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Thomas (L, 0-6) 4IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Wooten 2-4, 2B, RBI
• DeBruin 2-4, 2B

A three-run sixth, questionable bullpen usage, and a wasted chance in the 7th led to yet another loss Last Night In Woodbridge

Savannah 16 Hagerstown 5
• Van Orden (L, 5-4) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, BB, K
• Napoli 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Mejia 2-3, 2RBI
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Masters 2-4, RBI

Suns pitchers retired Gnat OF Joe Tuschak five times in six trips to the plate. The problem? The other eight guys racked up 16 runs on 18 hits and eight walks as Savannah torched Hagerstown, 16-5. Drew Van Orden didn’t make it out of the 1st, giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out one in 2/3rds of an inning as he lost his third straight start. Hagerstown collected 11 hits themselves, with Osvaldo Abreu, Bryan Mejia, Raudy Read, and David Masters each connecting for two hits.
Roster move: RHPs Andrew Lee, Luis Torres promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 5 Lowell 3
• Crownover 4⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Gunter (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gutierrez 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Schrock 2-4, R

Auburn rallied for three in the 6th to snap a 2-2 tie en route to a 5-3 victory over Lowell. Matthew Crownover started and went four and 2/3rds innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with no walks and two K’s. Cody Gunter got his first professional win as a pitcher with two and 1/3rd scoreless innings with one hit and four whiffs. Kelvin Gutierrez singled once and doubled twice to lead the Doubledays’ 10-hit parade.

Jul 242015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (3-4, 2.71) vs.
Gonzalez (1-5, 4.84)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Pivetta (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Doyle (11-1, 2.08)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 4.53) vs.
Taylor (0-0, 3.47)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-9 vs. Savannah,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (3-1, 3.39) vs.
Gibbons (0-2, 3.75)
Auburn Won, 6-2 @ Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 8.53) vs.
Cosart (1-2, 6.86)

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 1
• Cole (L, 1-5) 5IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Fornataro 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Martinson 2-2, BB
• Johnson 2-4, R

Buffalo scored single runs in three of the first four innings as they took the series finale from Syracuse, 3-1. Starter and loser A.J. Cole gave up all three runs on three hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out three. Eric Fornataro and Rafael Martin shut down the Bisons with three combined scoreless innings, but the offense could only convert one run from seven hits and four walks. Jason Martinson led the attack with two singles and a walk.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 2
• Spann (L, 2-2) 4⅔ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 4K
• Bates 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Skole 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Corona 1-3, R, 2B

Bowie knifed Harrisburg twice for three runs in the first five innings and cruised to a 6-2 win. Matt Spann took the loss, giving up all six runs on nine hits and four walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Colin Bates stranded a runner in the 5th and turned in three more scoreless innings. A pair of errors in the 6th led to both Senators runs. Reegie Corona and Matt Skole both doubled in the inning, accounting for two of the four Harrisburg hits.

Frederick 3 Potomac 1
• Giolito 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, WP
• M. Rodriguez (L, 1-2) ⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, WP
• Keller 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Norfork 1-3

Frederick rallied for two in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie and Potomac had no answer the inning’s bottom half to fall, 3-1. Lucas Giolito allowed his first HR of 2015 — a solo shot with two out in the 1st — and five hits total over six innings. He walked two and struck out six. Manny Rodriguez retired just one of five batters faced in the 9th and was charged with aforementioned two runs after a wild pitch plated the go-ahead run and a bases-loaded bunt squeezed in the insurance run. The P-Nats mustered just four hits, with Alec Keller (2-for-4) the sole batter to reach base twice.

Savannah 10 Hagerstown 9
• Bach (L, 3-2) 3IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, 6BB, 0K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, R, RBI
• Carey 2-3, R, 2BB
• Gardner 2-4, 2B, BB, 5RBI

Jeff Gardner’s bases-loaded double brought the Suns within one of the Gnats, but his decision to try for three cost them the chance to tie in a 10-9 loss. Hagerstown rallied for five in the bottom of the 9th, almost erasing a horrific nine-walk outing by three Suns pitchers. Connor Bach issued six free passes in three innings and took the loss as he let in five runs on four hits. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz led the hit column with a 3-for-5 night while Gardner totaled five RBI while going 2-for-4 with a walk.

Auburn 6 Vermont 2
• Fedde 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K
• Boghosian (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Robles 4-5, R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Lora 2-5, R, RBI

Auburn reversed the score from Wednesday night with a 6-2 win on Thursday night. Erick Fedde started but was ineffective as he was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks over three innings. Adam Boghosian, Tommy Peterson, and Ryan Brinley each turned in two scoreless with Boghosian earning a win and Peterson earning a save. Victor Robles went 4-for-5 with a triple and a homer to lead the Doubledays’ 12-hit, three-walk attack.
Roster move: OF Andrew Stevenson reassigned to the GCL Nationals.

Jul 232015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (1-4, 3.90) vs.
Copeland (6-3, 2.38)
Harrisburg Won, 13-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (2-1, 4.03) vs.
Gunkel (5-3, 3.29)
Potomac Lost, 5-1 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (3-5, 2.83) vs.
Hess (5-4, 4.44)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 vs. Savannah,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (3-1, 3.39) vs.
Gibbons (0-2, 3.75)
Auburn Lost, 6-2 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (2-1, 2.45) vs.
Massad (2-2, 3.62)

Syracuse 7 Buffalo 5
• Hill (L, 3-5) 6IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• Treinen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 3-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Gwynn 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Buffalo stampeded Syracuse for four in the 1st and held on for 4-3 win. Taylor Hill gutted out six innings total with all four Bisons runs charged to him on four hits and a walk. He struck out five and hit a batter. Blake Treinen followed with two scoreless innings of relief. Jason Martinson walked, singled twice, homered, and drove in two runs to lead the Syracuse attack, which racked up 13 hits and left on 13 baserunners.
Roster move: RHP Jose Valverde released.

Harrisburg 13 New Hampshire 0
• Bleier (W, 8-3) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Dykstra 5-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Pleffner 1-2, 3R, HR, 3BB, 2RBI
• Jeroloman 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 3RBI

Cutter Dykstra went 5-for-5 while three Sens combined on a six-hit shutout as Harrisburg shut out New Hampshire, 13-0 in the series finale. Dykstra was a triple shy of the cycle, scored twice and drove in two as the offense piled up 17 hits with everybody hitting. Richard Bleier spun seven scoreless and gave up four hits, no walks, and struck out two while winning his eighth AA game. Erik Davis and Bryan Harper both put up a zero on the scoreboard to complete the shutout bid, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Frederick 5 Potomac 1
• Williams (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Dickson 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Rendon 3-3, RBI
• Mesa 3-4, R, 2B

Austen Williams no-hit the Keys for four innings before Frederick broke through for four in the 5th en route to a 5-1 win over Potomac.
The 22-y.o. Texan allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings to lose his second game for the P-Nats. Anthony Rendon singled three times in three ABs and ran hard (how novel) while Narciso Mesa went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Potomac offense. The P-Nats went just 1-for-8 with RISP and stranded 10 baserunners.
Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista activated from the 7-Day DL; 1B Jimmy Yezzo released.

Hagerstown 4 Savannah 3
• M. Sanchez (W, 5-4) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K
• Orlan (H, 5) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Abreu 2-4, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-3, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, RBI

Hagerstown scored four times in the first four innings and held on for a 4-3 win over Savannah. Mario Sanchez let in all three Gnats runs on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. R.C. Orlan (3IP) and Koda Glover (1IP) shut down Savannah the rest of the way to earn the hold (5th) and the save (1st) respectively. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz walked, singled, doubled, and homered to lead the Suns offense, which collected 11 hits and four walks total.

Vermont 6 Auburn 2
• Guilbeau (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 3K
• Feliz 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, R, RBI
• Schrock 1-3, BB

Vermont struck for three in the 5th to break a 2-2 tie and added another in the 8th for a 6-2 win over Auburn. Taylor Guilbeau took the loss, allowing the first five runs on nine hits and no walks while setting down three on strikes over four and a 1/3rd innings. Victor Robles continues to rake, as he went 2-for-4 with run scored and an RBI to push his batting average to .400 (6-for-15) since his callup from the GCL. As a team, the Doubledays managed just six hits and four walks on the night.

Jul 212015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-0 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (5-4, 4.39) vs.
Pineiro (1-1, 4.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. New Hampshire,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (5-2, 3.77) vs.
Lawrence (9-8, 4.66)
Potomac Lost, 6-5 @ Frederick,
12:00 p.m.
Simms (5-6, 3.01) vs.
Horacek (6-9, 4.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-3, 5.19) vs.
Derby (1-0, 1.04)

Buffalo 7 Syracuse 0
• Walters (L, 4-3) 4IP, 8H, 7R, 5ER, BB, K, HR
• Fornataro 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Mastroianni 2-4
• Keyes 2-4

A five-run 3rd put this one away early as Buffalo shut out Syracuse, 7-0. P.J. Walters gave up all seven Bisons runs on eight hits and a walk to suffer his third loss for the Chiefs. Paul Demny and Eric Fornataro both turned in two scoreless innings of relief. The offense was held to just six hits, with Darin Mastroianni and Kevin Keyes both going 2-for-4 while the rest of the lineup was 2-for-24.
Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth added to roster for MLB rehab; RHP Blake Treinen optioned from Washington; RHP Evan Meek released.

New Hampshire 3 Harrisburg 2 (10 inn.)
• Voth 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Mendez 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Runion (L, 3-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, HR
• Vettleson 2-4, R
• Pleffner 2-4, R, 3B, RBI

The Fisher Cats scored single runs in the 9th and 10th innings to rally from a 2-1 deficit and hand the Senators a 3-2 loss in extras. Austin Voth pitched seven strong innings and got a no-decision. In a related story, the Pope is still Catholic. The hard-luck northpaw scattered eight hits for one run with two walks and six K’s. The loss went to Sam Runion on a two-out, 10th-inning solo HR. Drew Vettleson, Shawn Pleffner, and Jose Lozada each went 2-for-4 as the Sens collected eight hits total.
Roster move: RHP Abel De Los Santos recalled to Washington; RHP Tyler Mapes reassigned from Potomac.

Frederick 6 Potomac 5
• Purke 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• M. Rodriguez (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, 2WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Ward 1-2, 2R, HR, RBI
• S. Perez 2-4, R
• Wooten 2-4, 2RBI

Matt Purke needed just 45 pitches to set down Frederick five times, but the bullpen was unable to follow suit, giving up all six runs — including two in the 9th — to lose this one, 6-5. Purke set down the first 13 batters he faced before letting up a single. He walked none and struck out two. Losing pitcher Manny Rodriguez was a train wreck in the 9th as he wild-pitched an inherited runner from 1st to 3rd, issued two walks sandwiched around two strikeouts to load the bases before giving up the two-run, walkoff single. Drew Ward homered while Stephen Perez, John Wooten, and Estarlin Martinez each went 2-for-4 to lead the Potomac offense.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2
• Reyes (L, 4-6) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 0K, 2WP
• Walsh 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gardner 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, OF assist at HP
• Page 0-2, R, 2BB

Jeff Gardner’s two-run HR in the 2nd gave Hagerstown a brief 2-0 lead but Kannapolis scored three unanswered to take the series finale, 3-2. Luis Reyes started and went the first five, giving up all three Intimidator runs on seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts.
Kevin Perez (1IP) and Jake Walsh (2IP) combined for three scoreless innings of relief, but the Suns bats were limited to just four hits total with Matthew Page the sole batter to reach base twice via walks.

West Virginia 4 Auburn 3
• Hearn (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Gunter 2⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, R, 2B, BB, CS

The Doubledays rallied for two and got the tying run to second with two out in the 9th but couldn’t get the equalizer as they fell, 4-3 to the Black Bears in the series finale. Doubledays starter Taylor Hearn gave up the first two West Virginia runs on five hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings to suffer the loss. Rafael Bautista and Rhett Wiseman both singled, doubled, and a scored a run to lead Auburn’s nine-hit, three-walk attack.

Jul 202015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Wolf (5-1, 2.93)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 vs. New Hampshire,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (4-5, 3.06) vs.
Bibens-Dirkx (3-4, 6.25)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Purke (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Gonzalez (5-7, 7.32)
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 @ Kannapolis,
12:05 p.m.
Reyes (4-5, 4.67) vs.
Lowry (9-5, 4.02)
Auburn Lost, 8-5 vs. West Virginia,
12:05 p.m.
Hearn (1-1, 3.00) vs.
Brubaker (1-3, 6.64)

Syracuse 5 Gwinnett 3
• Espino (W, 3-3) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Martin (H, 5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nelson 2-2, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 2BB
• Keyes 2-3, 2R

Chris Nelson’s two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth turned 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 as the Chiefs took the game, 5-3 and the series, 3-1. Paolo Espino got the win with a quality start of three runs on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Rafael Martin turned in two scoreless for his fifth hold while Jose Valverde pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save, his tenth. Nelson also doubled and walked twice to lead the Syracuse offense, followed by Kevin Keyes’s 2-for-3 effort with two runs scored.

Bowie 7 Harrisburg 2
• Pivetta (L, 0-1) 4IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K, 2HR
• Harper 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Corona 2-3, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Pleffner 1-2

The BaySox put the game away in the 4th with a six-run rally and prevented a four-game sweep with a 7-2 win over the Senators. Nick Pivetta took the loss, giving up all seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs. He walked two and struck out one. Bryan Harper and Sam Runion both turned in two scoreless innings of relief. Newcomer Reegie Corona cashed in a pair of one-out walks in the 5th with a two-run double to lead the Harrisburg offense, which was held to five hits total.
Roster move: 1B Ryan Zimmerman added to roster for MLB rehab.

Frederick 6 Potomac 0
• Lopez (L, 5-6) 4IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K
• Amlung 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• DeBruin 1-3
• S. Perez 0-3, BB, SB

Three Keys pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout of the P-Nats by a 6-0 score. Reynaldo Lopez was rocked yet again, letting in all six Frederick runs on seven hits and three walks with zero K’s. Justin Amlung followed with a bullpen-saving four innings of one-hit relief. Grant DeBruin broke up the no-hitter with a two-out single in the 7th. The loss was Potomac’s fifth straight and the sixth time they’ve been blanked this season.
Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth MLB rehab assignment ended.

Hagerstown 9 Kannapolis 4
• Rauh 4IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K, WP
• Napoli (W, 4-3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Abreu 3-4, 3R, 2B, BB, SB
• Reistetter 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Suns scorched Intimidators pitchers for 14 hits in a 9-4 win to set up a possible series split this afternoon. Brian Rauh made his first appearance north of Florida in two months with four innings of one-run ball on one hit and one walk with two whiffs. David Napoli pitched the 5th and 6th without a score to earn the win, his fourth. Osvaldo Abreu and Matt Reistetter both had three hits to lead the Hagerstown attack.

West Virginia 8 Auburn 5
• Rivera (L, 0-1) 3IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 2K
• Torres 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Robles 3-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, R, BB, HR, RBI

West Virginia struck for four in the 1st and three in the 3rd en route to an 8-5 triumph over Auburn. Mariano Rivera III failed to go four innings for the third straight start, dinged for all seven runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over three innings.
Three relievers combined for six innings of one-run ball, led by Luis Torres (3IP), but the offense fell short. Victor Robles went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in his NYPL debut while Rhett Wiseman homered for the third time to lead the Doubledays offense.
Roster move: OF Victor Robles reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Jul 192015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-8 vs. Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (2-3, 2.54) vs.
White (1-2, 3.71)
Harrisburg Won, 11-7 @ Bowie,
2:05 p.m.
Pivetta (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Doyle (10-1, 2.00)
Potomac Lost, 7-4 @ Frederick,
6:05 p.m.
Lopez (5-5, 4.30) vs.
Miranda (0-1, 5.63)
Hagerstown Lost, 1-0 @ Kannapolis,
5:05 p.m.
Rauh (1st A- Start of ’15) vs.
Adams (6-4, 3.43)
Auburn Won, 6-4;
Lost, 3-1
vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
Rivera (0-0, 5.73) vs.
McGarry (0-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 7 Gwinnett 6
• Cole 4⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Billings (L, 5-4) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K
• Turner 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Nelson 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, SB

A seven-run 7th broke a 3-3 tie as the Braves outslugged the Chiefs, 11-8. A.J. Cole got the start and was lifted after four and 2/3rds innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. The loss went to Bruce Billings as he was charged with six runs on four hits over an inning and 2/3rds. Chris Nelson led the Syracuse hit column with a 3-for-5 night.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Jordan recalled to Washington, optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 11 Bowie 7
• Bates 4⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, K, HR
• Suero (W, 1-1) 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Jeroloman 4-4, 3R, BB
• Dykstra 3-6, R, 2B, HR, 6RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI

Tablesetters Cutter Dykstra and Brian Goodwin combined for three HR and nine RBI as the Senators beat the BaySox, 11-7. Colin Bates started but was ineffective, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 1/3rd innings. Wander Suero stranded three in the 5th and pitched two more innings to get the win, his first at AA. Brian Jeroloman reached base five times with four singles and a walk to lead the 15-hit attack.

Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 4
• Valdez 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K
• Mapes (L, 1-2) 1IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Rendon 2-2, 2B
• Kieboom 2-4, 2B, RBI

The wheels came off the bus in the sixth inning Last Night In Woodbridge

Roster move: IF Anthony Rendon added to roster for MLB rehab.

Kannapolis 1 Hagerstown 0
• Van Orden (L, 5-3) 4+ IP, 6H, R, ER, 4BB, 2K
• Orlan 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Read 1-4, 2B, K
• Page 1-4, 2B, 2K

Kannapolis pitchers outdueled Hagerstown’s for a 1-0 win. Drew Van Orden took the loss after giving up a leadoff triple in the 5th as R.C. Orlan gave up the game-winning sacrifice fly. Orlan and Sam Johns both spun two scoreless innings, but the Suns offense was held to two hits — leadoff doubles by Raudy Read and Matthew Page in the 3rd and 7th innings respectively.
Roster moves: RHP Brian Rauh reassigned from Hagerstown; RHP Jose Morales, 2B Austin Davidson placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Osvaldo Abreu activated from the 7-Day DL.

Auburn 6 West Virginia 4 — GAME ONE
• Fedde (W, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HBP
• Peterson (S, 2) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB
• Encarnacion 1-1, R, 2BB
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B

The Doubledays scored six times in the bottom of the 1st then held on for a 6-4 win in the opener. Erick Fedde got the win, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Tommy Peterson got the save, allowing one run on one hit over two innings with one whiff. Rafael Bautista went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to pace the Auburn offense, which drew seven walks.

West Virginia 3 Auburn 1 — GAME TWO
• Crownover (L, 0-4) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Brinley 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kerian 3-3, 3B, RBI
• Me. Rodriguez 2-3, 2-2B
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B

The Black Bears took the nightcap by a 3-1 score. Matthew Crownover turned in his best outing of the season with five innings of two-run ball, letting up five hits and a walk while striking out four but lost his fourth game. Three batters accounted for all seven Auburn hits with David Kerian singling twice and driving in the lone Doubleday run with an RBI triple in the 6th.
Roster move: RHP Connor Overton added to roster from Washington.

GCL Update
The G-Nats won five of six games and now trail the GCL Mets by just one game in the GCL East, albeit with a 12-12 mark. Telmito Agustin leads the team with a .378 batting average and is now slugging a robust .622 in 14 games. Maximo Valerio, who turns 20 this week, has won three straight appearances, which earned him a mention in yesterday’s GBI.

DSL Update
Today is the DSL All-Star game, with the Nationals represented by two pitchers — Pedro Avila and Francys Peguero — and outfielder Juan Evangelista. A 2-3 week dropped the D-Nats to a 19-23 mark, which is 11 games off the pace of the Boca Chica North division-leading DSL Rangers1 at 30-12.

Jul 182015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (1-4, 3.91) vs.
Foltynewicz (1-5, 3.15)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Bates (3-0, 3.45) vs.
Gunkel (3-1, 2.23)
Potomac Lost, 7-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 4.66) vs.
Null (0-1, 4.24)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Van Orden (5-2, 2.92) vs.
Thompson (2-4, 4.44)
Auburn Won, 6-3 (7 inn.) vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 1.59) and
Crownover (0-3, 11.74) vs.
Paula (0-1, 27.00) and
Pimentel (0-0, 4.58)

Syracuse 7 Gwinnett 6
• Hill 5IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K
• Demny (BS, 1) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Fornataro (W, 1-4) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Martinson 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Gwynn 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI
• Johnson 1-1, RBI

Josh Johnson’s two-out, pinch-hit single gave the Chiefs a 7-6 walkoff win. Syracuse trailed 5-0 after just one half inning as Gwinnett climbed all over Taylor Hill for five of the seven hits he would give up. Hill would recover to put up four goose eggs and finish with five innings pitched, with no walks and three K’s. Meanwhile, the Chiefs bats did not stand still chipped away at the 5-0 lead until they took a 6-5 lead in the 7th. Gwinnett tied it back up in the 8th against Paul Demny. Dan Butler and Tony Gwynn Jr. drew back-to-back walks with two out to set up Johnson, who delivered the gamewinner and the win to Eric Fornataro.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 5 Bowie 4
• Spann 6IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
• Mendez (BS, 2) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR, 2-1 IR-S
• Harper (W, 2-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Bostick 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, RBI
• Lozada 2-4, R

Christopher Bostick’s solo shot in the 9th put Harrisburg over the top for 5-4 win vs. Bowie and above .500 for the first time since April. Bostick was one of three Senators to collect multiple hits as they built a 4-1 lead for starter Matt Spann, who went six innings with five hits and three walks allowed and two strikeouts. The bullpen blew the lead with two runs allowed in the 7th and one in the 8th. Bryan Harper got the benefit of Bostick’s big fly as he got the last four outs of the game for the win, his second.

Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 2
• Giolito (L, 3-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Dickson 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Norfork 2-4, 2R
• Mesa 1-4, RBI

The P-Nats bats were mostly AWOL Last Night In Woodbridge

Roster move: RHP Jake Johansen assigned to GCL Nationals for MiLB rehab.

Kannapolis 5 Hagerstown 2
• Morales (L, 0-2) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Cooper 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mejia 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-2, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Intimidators lapped the Suns four times in the 2nd en route to a 5-2 checkered flag. Jose Morales was charged with all five Kannapolis runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. Andrew Cooper and Deion Williams combined for four scoreless innings of relief, but the offense was limited to just five hits. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz broke up the shutout with a two-run double with one out in the 8th.

Auburn 6 Mahoning Valley 3 (7 inn., rain)
• Guilbeau 5IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Boghosian (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Wiseman 2-3, 2R, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2SB

The Doubledays struck for three in the top of the 7th and then retired the side in the bottom of inning. A rain delay turned into a called game with Auburn the 6-3 winners. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five innings, letting in all three Scrappers runs on seven hits. He struck out four. Adam Boghosian got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Rhett Wiseman led the Doubleday offense with 2-for-3 night, including a two-run HR in the 1st and finished with three RBI total.

Jul 172015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-0 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (3-4, 4.92) vs.
Jenkins (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 (11 inn.) @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (2-1, 4.57) vs.
O’Brien (1-1, 4.38)
Potomac Lost, 1-0 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (3-4, 2.76) vs.
Torrez (6-5, 3.65)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Morales (0-1, 15.00) vs.
Almonte (6-4, 4.40)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (0-0, 2.45) vs.
Robinson (0-2, 3.86)

Syracuse 2 Gwinnett 0
• Ross (W, 3-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Valverde (SV, 9) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 2-4
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Four Syracuse pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout of Gwinnett by a 2-0 score. Joe Ross went the first five, letting up two hits, no walks, and striking out three. Matt Grace and Rafael Martin both earned holds while Jose Valverde struck out two in the 9th for his ninth save. Trea Turner singled twice while Kevin Keyes doubled and walked to lead the Chiefs six-hit, three-walk offense.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis reassigned from Harrisburg; SS Trea Turner activated from 3-Day TIL; RHP Evan Meek placed on 3-Day TIL; C Steven Lerud activated from 7-Day DL; C Zach Wright placed on 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 14.

Harrisburg 4 Bowie 1 (11 inn.)
• Bleier 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Runion 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos (W, 4-4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Goodwin 1-4, R, BB, RBI
• Lozada 2-5

The Senators scored three times in the 11th to break a 1-1 deadlock and defeat the BaySox, 4-1. Richard Bleier started and threw seven innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits, two walks, and striking out two. Sam Runion turned in two scoreless, as did Abel De Los Santos, who got the win, his fourth. Jose Lozada singled twice while Brian Goodwin singled and walked as Harrisburg was held to just nine hits over 11 innings.
Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Reegie Corona assigned from Washington (purchased from Long Island Ducks).

Myrtle Beach 1 Potomac 0
• A. Williams (L, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K, WP
• Thomas 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ward 2-3, 2B
• Martinez 1-3

Myrtle Beach’s Jonathan Martinez outdueled Austen Williams for a 1-0 victory over Potomac. Williams allowed the lone, unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings. Justin Thomas (3IP) and Tyler Mapes (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings to keep it close, but the offense was stifled — limited to just five hits, one of which came from rehabbing Jayson Werth. Drew Ward was the sole batter to reach base twice, singling in the 4th and doubling in the 7th.
Roster move: OF Jayson Werth assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 0
• Bach (W, 3-1) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Davidson 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Carey 2-5, 3RBI

Like the Chiefs, four Suns pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout last night, but the bats were busier for a 5-0 win over the Power. Connor Bach walked four but only gave up two hits over six innings for his third win. R.C. Orlan, Koda Glover, and Jake Walsh each put up a goose egg in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Lineup bookends D.K. Carey and Austin Davidson combined for four hits and four RBI as Hagerstown scored five times on eight hits and three walks with just five men left on.
Roster move: C Jake Mayers placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Wilman Rodriguez activated from the 7-Day DL.

Mahoning Valley 4 Auburn 3
• J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K
• Pirro 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Stevenson 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Lora 1-3

Mahoning Valley rallied for four in the 6th to take a 4-2 lead and held off Auburn for a 4-3 win. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, charged with all four runs on eight hits and two walks while setting six down on strikes. The Doubledays could only answer with one in the 7th as Max Schrock led off with a triple and scored on a one-out groundout, then went in order in the 8th and 9th innings. Andrew Stevenson led the Auburn attack with a single, walk, and a stolen base. He also scored a run and drove in a run.