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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 222015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 (10 inn.) vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (1-3, 2.97) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Bates (2-0, 3.76) and
Simmons (3-3, 3.42) vs.
Dodson (3-3, 3.10) and
Harlan (4-2, 3.89)
Potomac Won, 4-0;
Won, 1-0
ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ State College,
1:05 p.m.
TBD vs. J. Perez (5-3, 3.24 @ Appy Lg. in ’14)


Syracuse 1 Buffalo 0 (10 inn.)
• Jordan 7IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Billings (W, 2-3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hague 1-2, BB
• Gwynn 1-4, RBI

Tony Gwynn Jr.’s walkoff single in the 10th broke up the Star Trek convention on the NBT Bank scoreboard for a 1-0 Chiefs win, preventing a three-game sweep by the Bisons. Taylor Jordan ran his scoreless inning streak to 14 with another seven frames, letting up just two hits and walking three. The win went to Bruce Billings, who worked around a pair of two-out singles in the top of the 10th. Syracuse managed just five hits total, with Ricky Hague the sole batter to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill optioned from Washington; OF Mark Minicozzi released; IF Chris Nelson assigned from Washington.

Altoona 7 Harrisburg 3
• Voth (L, 3-5) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K
• De Los Santos 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Pleffner 1-3, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Vettleson 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB

The wheels came off the bus in the 5th as Altoona scored five times to turn a 3-2 deficit into the eventual 7-3 winning score over Harrisburg. Austin Voth lost for the fifth time, charged with six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.
The Senators mustered just five hits total, though three were for extra bases with doubles by Matt Skole and Drew Vettleson and a triple by Shawn Pleffner. You can unbunch your panties about Trea Turner not playing all nine innings. He was spotted slowing up on his way to first after an infield popup (that was nearly dropped) and was most likely benched as a result.

Potomac 4 Carolina 0 — COMP.
• Lopez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Suero (W, 6-2) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Yezzo 2-3, R, RBI
• A. Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI, 2SB

Potomac scored twice before the rains came on Saturday and twice on Sunday as they shut out Carolina, 4-0 in the completion. Three pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout, with starter Reynaldo Lopez allowing two in his three innings on Saturday, winning pitcher Wander Suero one in his five innings on Sunday and Manny Rodriguez striking out two in the 9th. James Yezzo led the Potomac offense with a 2-for-3 game, followed by Adrian Sanchez 1-for-3 effort with a walk and two steals.

Potomac 1 Carolina 0 — GAME TWO
• Mapes (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lee (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ballou 3-3, 2B
• Martinez 1-1, HBP, SB

In the regularly scheduled game, the P-Nats repeated the feat with a 1-0 shutout to close out the first half with three straight wins and a third-place finish in the Carolina North for the 1st half. Tyler Mapes got the win with five innings of two-hit ball, Justin Amlung the hold with a 1-2-3 sixth, and Nick Lee his eighth save with a 1-2-3 seventh. Drew Ward drove in Stephen Perez with the third of three 1st-inning singles to plate the lone Potomac run.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 3
• Purke 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• M. Sanchez (W, 4-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 2-5, R, RBI, CS, E(20)
• Reistetter 2-3, RBI
• Davidson 1-2, 2BB

The Suns rallied for three in the bottom of the 5th to erase a 3-2 Shorebirds lead and held on for 6-3 win that assured a winning record (35-33) for the 1st half. Matt Purke was knocked for three runs, including a two-run HR in his fourth and final inning of work for a no-decision. Mario Sanchez got the win with two perfect innings of relief, while R.C. Orlan, Kevin Perez, and Jake Walsh each turned in a scoreless inning to close out the game. Osvaldo Abreu and Matt Reistetter both had two hits and an RBI as Hagerstown registered 10 hits total on the afternoon.

Auburn 9 Batavia 5
• Fedde 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Ullmann 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Webb (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, K
• Eusebio 3-5, 2RBI
• Encarnacion 2-4, R
• Dulin 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB

Batavia took a 5-2 lead into the 9th only to see Auburn score seven times to complete the sweep. Erick Fedde allowed one run on two hits over three innings in his professional debut, though he walked three and struck out four. Joey Webb got the win despite giving up two runs in the 8th on two hits and two walks. Diomedes Eusebio led the Doubledays hit column with a 3-for-5 effort, followed by Randy Encarnacion at 2-for-4.

Jun 212015
 


Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 (11 inn.) vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-3, 3.20) vs.
Francis (2-0, 2.67)
Harrisburg Won, 4-0 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Voth (3-4, 3.22) vs.
Creasy (7-1, 3.01)
Potomac Winning, 2-0
(Susp., 3rd inn.)
vs. Carolina,
12:00 p.m.
TBD and Mapes (0-0, 2.48) vs.
Robertshaw (0-0, 5.11) and
Webster (3-2, 2.91)
Hagerstown Canceled vs. Delmarva,
1:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.50) vs.
Long (2-1, 2.65)
Auburn Won, 9-5 (10 inn.) @ Batavia,
1:05 p.m.
TBD vs. N. Bautista (2-1, 2.41 @ GCL in ’14)


Buffalo 5 Syracuse 3 (11 inn.)
• McGregor 6⅓ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Meek (L, 2-4) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, K
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, R, BB

The Chiefs rallied for three in the 6th to tie it at 3-3 but couldn’t push across the go-ahead run as the Bisons broke through for two in the top of the 11th to take this one, 5-3. Starter Scott McGregor pitched into the 7th, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. Evan Meek took the loss as he gave up the final two Buffalo runs in the 11th, his second inning of work. Kevin Keyes remains red-hot (11-for-22) since his AAA arrival as the 26-y.o. went 3-for-5 with a three-run double to lead the Syracuse attack

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 0
• Bacus (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 3K; 0-2, BB
• Difo 3-4, 2R, SB
• Turner 2-4, R
• Skole 2-4, 2RBI

Dakota Bacus tossed a seven-inning shutout in a 4-0 Harrisburg win in the first of two scheduled yesterday. The 24-y.o. allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out three to earn his third AA win. Defensively, Trea Turner, Wilmer Difo, and Matt Skole turned four double plays. Offensively, the trio combined for seven hits and scored three runs to lead the Sens offense. Rain postponed Game Two to Monday night.

Potomac 2 Carolina 0 — SUSP., 3rd inn.
The P-Nats got two in the bottom of the 3rd before the rains came and washed out the game. They’ll resume play today at noon, and play a seven-inning game afterwards.

Hagerstown vs. Delmarva — CNCLD
The strong thunderstorms that ripped through Pennsylvania and Virginia also tore through Western Maryland, forcing the cancellation of last night’s game between the Suns and Shorebirds.
Roster move: RHP Deion Williams reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 9 Batavia 5 (10 inn.)
• Rodriguez 5IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, 2WP, HBP
• Feliz 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Plouck (BS, 1); W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Keniry 3-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Guzman 2-4, R, 2B
• Page 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Auburn nearly won it in regulation, but coughed up the game-tying HR with two out in the 9th to force extras. In the 10th, the Doubledays scored four times with two outs, “aided” by two errors and a wild pitch to take this one, 9-5. Cole Plouck got the dreaded blown-save-win while starter Jefry Rodriguez was SSDL with four runs allowed on six hits and two walks over five tumultuous innings. Conor Keniry led the ten-hit parade with a 3-for-5 night, followed by Matthew Page and Luis Guzman, who both went 2-for-5.
Roster move: RHP Joan Baez reassigned from Hagerstown.

DSL Update
The D-Nats won three and lost four in the third week of the DSL. As you might deduce from a team with a 7-12 record and young pitchers and even younger batters, the offense is below-average (4.46 R/G vs. 5.19) and the pitching is horrid (7.00 vs. 5.20). Omar Meregildo continues to dominate (.951 OPS) as does Pedro Avila, who struck out 16 in two starts this past week to run up his total to 31 K’s in 17⅓ IP.

Jun 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (4-4, 3.58) vs.
Doubront (0-3, 2.65)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Altoona,
4:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-1, 4.34) and
Simmons (3-3, 3.42) vs.
Brault (AA Debut) and TBD
Potomac Won, 4-1 (6 inn.) vs. Carolina,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (4-3, 4.85) vs.
Waszak (4-4, 3.29)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.50) vs.
Long (2-1, 2.65)
Auburn Won, 10-0 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1st SS-A start of ’15) vs.
White (1-1, 2.61 @ GCL in ’14)


Buffalo 8 Syracuse 6
• Cole (L, 0-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Grace 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, HR, RBI

A.J. Cole’s inability to keep the ball in the yard continues to dog him as a third-inning grand slam proved too much for the Chiefs to overcome in an 8-6 loss to Buffalo. It was the 12th HR he’s given up in 59 innings this season between AAA, MLB, and Spring Training. Cole was charged with five runs total on eight hits and a walk as he lost for the fourth time. Emmanuel Burriss and Kevin Keyes both went 3-for-5 with a double to lead Syracuse’s 15-hit attack.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill recalled to Washington.

Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3 (10 inn.)
• Bleier 7&8531; IP, 11H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR; 1-3
• Solis (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HBP
• Turner 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2SB
• Pleffner 2-5, RBI
• Skole 1-3, 2BB

The thrill of a possible victory came in the top of the 10th when Shawn Pleffner’s RBI single plated Trea Turner for a 3-2 lead. The agony of yet another walkoff loss came in the bottom of the 10th when a double, a single, and an unintentional walk loaded the bases. A hit by pitch tied the game, another hit by pitch gave Altoona the win, Sammy Solis the loss, and Adam Frazier the Homer Simpson RBI. Starter Richard Bleier scattered 11 hits over seven innings of two-run ball for his eighth quality start. Trea Turner ran wild with two doubles, two steals, and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 game.

Potomac 4 Carolina 1 (6 inn.)
• Valdez 5⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Miller 1-1, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Martinez 1-2, R, 3B, RBI

It was rain-shortened win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster moves: RHP Jake Johansen placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Justin Amlung reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 2
• Van Orden (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Napoli (SV, 3) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, CS
• Abreu 2-2, 2R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 3RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B

A three-run 1st put Hagerstown in the driver’s seat early as they cruised to a 5-2 win over Delmarva. For the second time this month, Drew Van Orden turned in a quality start two days after a relief appearance, giving up both Shorebird runs on four hits and a walk for his fourth win. David Napoli closed it out with three scoreless innings for his third save. Osvaldo Abreu paced the Suns offense as he reached base four times with two walks, a double, and a home run and drove in three.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 10 Batavia 0
• Dickey 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Torres (W, 1-0) 5IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 3-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, 2E
• Lora 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Reetz 1-2, 3R, 2BB

The Doubledays scored in four of the first five innings as they neut, er shut out the MuckDogs, 10-0. Robbie Dickey got the start and turned in three scoreless innings, though he put on four baserunners with two hits and two walks. Luis Torres got the win with five no-hit innings of relief. Second baseman Bryan Mejia made two errors but also doubled twice and went 3-for-5 with three RBI while his double play partner Edwin Lora doubled and tripled while going 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead Auburn’s 13-hit parade.

Jun 192015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-3, 4.76) vs.
Boyd (0-1, 1.29)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (4-2, 3.46) vs.
Benedict (2-2, 5.46)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-2, 7.94) vs.
Gil (1-8, 6.47)
Hagerstown Lost, 13-5 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Means (5-3, 3.73) vs.
Van Orden (3-1, 1.60)
Auburn N/A @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD


Syracuse — OFF DAY
After their first scheduled day off in June, the Chiefs resume their 10-game homestand with a three-game set against Buffalo, followed by four against Charlotte.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 6
• Spann 3IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Harper (W, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Difo 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Bostick 1-4, 2B, RBI

Harrisburg’s six-run 5th turned a 4-1 deficit into a 7-4 lead, which the bullpen (*not a spoiler alert*) nearly blew for a 7-6 win to prevent a three-game sweep by Richmond. Matt Spann needed 76 pitches to get through three innings, in which he gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Bryan Harper got the win for two scoreless innings, with one hit and one strikeout. Wilmer Difo led off and went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored to lead the Senator offense.

Carolina 5 Potomac 3
• Simms 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Self (L, 2-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Manuel 2-4, RBI, PO at 1B
• Miller 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI, OF assist at 2B

The Mudcats rallied for two in the 8th to snap a 3-3 tie and held on to hand the P-Nats a 5-3 loss. John Simms started and let up three over six innings on six hits and three walks while fanning four. The loss went to Derek Self, his first for Potomac in 2015, as he was charged with two runs, four hits, two walks, and no K’s over two innings. Potomac racked up 10 hits and drew two walks but left on just six as they hit into two double plays and ran into an out at second. Craig Manuel and John Wooten both went 2-for-4 while Brandon Miller homered.

Kannapolis 13 Hagerstown 5
• Baez (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 5H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bach 4IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, 1-1 IR-S
• Reistetter 2-3, 2RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI, E(19)
• Dent 2-4, R, RBI

Kannapolis struck for eight runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 13-5 win over Hagerstown to salvage the three-game series. Starter and loser Joan Baez retired just three of 12 batters faced in one-plus innings, burned for eight runs on five hits and three walks without a strikeout or a home run. Osvaldo Abreu tripled, homered, and walked while committing his 19th error to the lead the Suns nine-hit, four-walk attack.

Auburn — Opening Day
The Doubledays open the 2015 season on the road with three against the Muckdogs and three against Crosscutters. As some have noted in the comments, the roster does not appear to be set yet (just nine pitchers and nine position players as of this writing at ~7 a.m. EDT) nor has the team issued a press release regarding the Opening Day roster.