Aug 182013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis,
5:00 p.m.
Maya (8-7, 3.97) vs. Oliver (5-4, 4.10)
Harrisburg Won, 8-0 vs. Portland,
2:00 p.m.
Hill (2-5, 2.49) vs. Couch (9-3, 3.76)
Potomac Won, 7-1 @ Wilmington,
3:05 p.m.
Schwartz (10-4, 2.73) and Dupra (0-6, 5.90) vs.
Sulbaran (0-2, 6.86) and Hernandez (0-0, 2.14)
Hagerstown Won, 4-0 vs. Asheville,
1:05 p.m.
Dickson (3-3, 5.15) vs. Oakes (8-8, 4.54)
Auburn Won, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Jamestown,
4:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A



Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 6-10) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 2WP, PO at 1B
• Kimball 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Watts 2-3
• Walters 1-3, BB

Indianapolis’s Brandon Cumpton stifled the Syracuse bats for eight innings as the Chiefs fell, 3-1. Starter Danny Rosenbaum took the loss, giving up all three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks. The defense committed four errors but turned four double plays. Kris Watts (2-for-3) and Zach Walters (1-for-3) were the only two Syracuse batters to reach base twice.
Roster move: OF-1B Tyler Moore recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 8 Portland 0
• Swynenberg (W, 4-0) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Holland (H, 6) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Rivero 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Hague 2-4, 2R
• Head 2-5, R, RBI

Three Senators pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout while the offense exploded for seven runs in the 6th en route to an 8-0 shutout of the Sea Dogs. Matt Swynenberg let up just three hits over five innings in his second spot start in place of Taylor Hill to earn his fourth win. Twelve men came to the plate in the 6th, with the first five reaching base as Harrisburg posted season highs for both runs and hits in a single inning as the Senators broke out for eight runs and 10 hits total.

Potomac 7 Wilmington 1
• Solis 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB, 4K
• Fischer (W, 4-0) 3⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Dykstra 3-5, 2R, 2B, 4RBI (18-game hit streak)
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B, 3B

The P-Nats stoned the Blue Rocks for 11 hits as they took their sixth straight, 7-1. David Fischer got the win in relief, giving up the lone Wilmington run on a solo shot in the 8th in relief. Sammy Solis failed to go the requisitve five for the fifth time in 10 starts, walking four and whiffing four in four and 2/3rds innings with two hits surrendered. Cutter Dykstra remains red-hot in the second half (.350/.508/.493 in 43G) as he drove in four while going 3-for-5, as did Adrian Sanchez with a single, double, and a triple.

Hagerstown 4 Asheville 0
• Mooneyham (W, 10-3) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Davis 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Norfork 3-4, R , HR, RBI
• Mesa 3-4, 2R, 3B

Brett Mooneyham tied Pedro Encarnacion for the team lead in pitching wins with #10 while Hagerstown won its seventh straight, 4-0 over Asheville. The Stanford southpaw won his sixth straight decision with seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits, no walks, and setting down nine on strikes. Cody Davis followed for two more scoreless frames to preserve the shutout, the Suns league-leading 15th of the 2013 campaign. Khayyan Norfork and Narciso Mesa both went 3-for-4 to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 4 Mahoning Valley 3 (10 inn.)
• Johansen 5IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Joyce (W, 1-2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2BB
• Reistetter 3-5, 2B

The Auburn offense nearly lost this one, waiting until the 9th to tie it and winning it in the 10th, 4-3 over Mahoning Valley. Nats top 2013 pick Jake Johansen tossed five hitless innings, allowing an unearned run on two walks while striking out six to lower his ERA to 1.06 and OBA to .147 but got the no-decision for the eighth time in 10 starts. The Doubledays outhit the Scrappers 10-3 but flailed in the clutch with a 2-for-12 mark and left 14 baserunners on. Tablesetters Isaac Ballou and Matt Reistetter combined for five of those 10 hits with Ballou tripling and coming in on a sac fly in the 10th for the gamewinner.

GCL Mets 6 GCL Nationals 5
• Silvestre 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Ramos (BS, 4; L, 4-3) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Bautista 3-5
• Mejia 2-4, R, 3B, RBI

The G-Mets scored the last six runs and walked off in the 9th with a 6-5 win over the G-Nats. David Ramos blew his fourth save and lost for the third time, coughing up two runs on two hits and walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Starter Hector Silvestre went five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out three. Rafael Bautista led the G-Nats offense with a 3-for-5 game, followed by Bryan Mejia, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Roster move: C Spencer Kieboom activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Cubs 3 DSL Nationals 1 (12 inn.)
• Sanchez 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• J. Ramirez 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Green (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, 2WP
• Ortiz 3-5, 2B, CS
• Alvarez 2-4, BB, CS

The D-Cubs rallied for two in the 12th and held on for a 3-1 win, eliminating the D-Nats from the Boca Chica South Division race. Starter Mario Sanchez went seven innings, giving up the first D-Cubs run on five hits and a walk while fanning four. Oliver Ortiz and Thomas Alvarez combined for five of the D-Nats eight hits. Both were caught stealing. Adrian Green took the loss in the two-run 12th with just one hit allowed, “thanks” to a wild pitch on a strikeout and a one-out error.

Aug 172013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (8-7, 3.97) vs.
Cumpton (5-7, 3.82)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Swynenberg (3-0, 3.67) vs.
Barnes (5-8, 4.27)
Potomac Won, 7-3 @ Wilmington,
6:05 p.m.
Solis (2-0, 3.12) vs.
Baez (1-0, 4.02)
Hagerstown Won, 5-3 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (9-3, 2.09) vs.
Flemer (2-3, 3.97)
Auburn Won, 6-1 vs. Mahoning Valley,
6:05 p.m.
Johansen (1-1, 1.21) vs. Kime
(0-2, 2.75)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-2 @ GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
Silvestre (6-0, 2.29) vs.
Acosta (1-2, 2.28)
DSL Nationals Won, 2-0 vs. DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (2-2, 2.40) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 9.00)



Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2
• Tatusko 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Robertson (BS, 3; L, 3-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, K,
• Moore 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Solano 1-3, R, 2B

The IronPigs rallied for two in the 7th against the Chiefs ‘pen for a 3-2 win to take the series 2-1. Tyler Robertson gave up a pair of singles then threw away a sacrifice bunt attempt to let up the tying run. After a strikeout and a runner cut down at the plate, Lehigh Valley got the go-ahead (and eventual winning run) on a two-out single off Mike Crotta. Starter Ryan Tatusko turned in a quality start with one run allowed on three hits and three walks over six innings. Tyler Moore homered while going 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs offense.

Portland 4 Harrisburg 1
• Cole (L, 3-1) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K
• McCoy 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Bloxom 1-3, BB
• Nicol 1-3, BB

The box score listed the wind as 7 mph from LF to RF, but didn’t measure the breeze from 16 strikeouts by the Senators in a 4-1 loss to Portland. Harrisburg was no-hit for five and 2/3rds and mustered just three total (all singles), the lone run scoring on a walk, passed ball, a steal of third (do I have to say who?) and a wild pitch. A.J. Cole suffered his first AA defeat, charged with all four Sea Dogs runs on eight hits and a walk with seven K’s. Roster moves: OF Brian Goodwin activated from the 7-Day DL; OF-1B Jimmy Van Ostrand placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 7 Frederick 3
• Ohlendorf 4+ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Holt (W, 7-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Keyes 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Ramsey 2-5, 2B
• Oduber 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Potomac lowered its magic number to 12 with their fifth straight win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 5 Asheville 3
• Encarnacion (W, 10-7) 6IP, 5H, 2R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Thomas (H, 2) 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Renda 2-3, 2R, BB
• McQuillan 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Ramos 2-4, R, 3B, RBI

Pedro Encarnacion became the Suns’ first 10-game winner as Hagerstown downed Asheville, 5-3. The 22-y.o. Dominican struck out eight and walked two while posting a quality start of two runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings. Hagerstown trailed 2-1 before going triple-single-double to open the 6th inning and tie the game. A wild pitch and an RBI groundout plated the next two runs in three-run inning. Tony Renda, Mike McQuillan, and “Help Me” Wander Ramos each had two hits as the Suns notched 10 for the game. Roster move: LHP Jake Walsh reassigned from the GCL.

Auburn 6 Mahoning Valley 1
• Voth (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 11K
• Bafidis 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-4, R, RBI
• Zebrack 2-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Auburn broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run 6th for a 6-1 win over Mahoning Valley. 5th-round pick Austin Voth struck out 11 in six innings to win his second game. The 21-y.o. U-Dub Husky allowed a run on five hits and one walk. Cory Bafidis and Silvio Medina combined for three shutout innings of relief and four strikeouts to bring the team total to 15. Jean Carlos Valdez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead Auburn’s 11-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Ben Grisz activated from the 60-Day DL.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 2
• J. Rodriguez 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• Suero (W, 7-1) 5IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Abreu 1-3, R, RBI
• R. Encarnacion 3-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB

The G-Nats were saved from a devastating two-game losing streak with a four-run rally in the late innings as they prevailed against the G-Mets, 5-2. Jefry Rodriguez gave up both G-Mets runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings. Wander Suero got the win, his team-leading seventh, with five no-hit innings of relief. Randy Encarnacion was 3-for-3 with a run scored and a two-run HR that capped the G-Nats scoring in the 7th.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Cubs 0
• Yrizarri 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Reynoso (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Tillero 2-3, RBI
• Corredor 1-3, 2B, 2BB, CS

The D-Nats staved off elimination for one more day with a 2-0 win over the division-leading D-Cubs. Starter Deibi Yrizarri tossed six shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk with two strikeouts but got a no-decision. Yorlin Reynoso, Yefri Pena and Melvi Salazat each pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win, hold, and save respectively. Aldrem Corredor reached base three times on a double and two walks while Jorge Tillero led the hit column with a 2-for-3 game, collecting the D-Nats’ sole RBI.

Aug 162013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (5-6, 3.88) vs.
Smith (7-2, 2.42)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (3-0, 1.73) vs.
Owens (1-1, 1.80)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Ohlendorf (rehab) or
Solis (2-0, 3.12) vs. Clark (0-5, 14.05)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (9-7, 3.55) vs.
Flemer (2-3, 3.97)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (1-0, 1.46) vs.
Kime (0-2, 2.75)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.31) vs.
Church (2-2, 6.04)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-2 @ DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (4-3, 2.37) vs.
Perez (3-3, 2.25)



Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1
• Clay (W, 4-2) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Lowe (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kobernus 4-4, 2B, RBI, SB, CS
• Moore 2-3, BB

Jeff Kobernus’s fourth hit of the night was the difference in a 2-1 Syracuse win over Lehigh Valley. The 25-y.o. went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI while swiping his 38th base to lead the Chiefs seven-hit attack. Caleb Clay won his fourth AAA game with an unearned run allowed on four hits over six and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out four. Xavier Cedeno got the last out of the 7th and the first two of the 8th for the hold while Mark Lowe escaped a two-out jam in the 9th for the save.
Roster moves: RHP Drew Storen recalled to Washington; RHP Ryan Mattheus optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 5
• Gilliam 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
• Mirowski (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 4K, 2-2 IR-S
• Barrett (SV, 24) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-1 IR-S
• Nicol 4-5, 3B, 2RBI, SB
• Burns 3-4, 2R, BB, RBI, SB

The Senators tablesetters combined for seven hits and drove in the last two runs in a 6-5 Harrisburg win over Trenton. Billy Burns (3-for-4) singled in the 6th to break a 4-4 tie while Sean Nicol’s RBI triple in the 8th put the Sens up 6-4. Starter Rob Gilliam was lifted in the 5th and left with a 4-1 lead. He was charged with three runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Richie Mirowski let in two inherited runners and gave up one of his own but earned the win. Aaron Barrett let in one of two himself, but struck out three of seven batters faced to earn his 24th save.

Potomac 5 Frederick 4
• Demny (W, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Dupra (H, 5) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Dykstra 3-4, R, BB, RBI
• J. Miller 3-4, R
• Ramsey 3-5, R

The P-Nats won their fourth straight Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 1
• Turnbull (W, 6-5) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Piwinica-Worms 3-4, BB, 2RBI
• Martinez 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Renda 2-3, 3R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

The Suns scored eight unanswered runs in a 9-1 win to complete the sweep of the Shorebirds and finish the season 14-8 against their Maryland rivals. Starter Kylin Turnbull allowed just a first-inning run and five hits total for his 6th Low-A win while walking one and striking out four. Eight of nine Hagerstown batters hit safely, with Will Piwinica-Worms and Estarlin Martinez both going 3-for-4 with 2RBI to lead the Suns offense.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 2
• Pivetta 3⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K, HR
• Selsor 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Mudron (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, K
• Yezzo 2-4, 3B, 2RBI
• Ballou 1-3

Williamsport rallied for one in the 8th and took the game 3-2 to split the two-game series with Auburn. Nick Pivetta gave up the first two Crosscutter runs on three hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Casey Selsor finished the 4th and retired all 10 batters he faced. The Doubledays offense, however, was limited to three hits: a single and two-run triple by James Yezzo and a single by Isaac Ballou. Mike Mudron lost it in the 8th, giving up a run on two hits and two walks.

GCL Marlins 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Williams (L, 1-1) 4IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, K
• P. Valdez 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Medina 2-4, R, CS
• Bautista 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The G-Nats streak was halted at 17 with a 5-4 loss to the G-Marlins. Deion Williams took the loss in his second start since his reassignment from Auburn, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out one (1). Down 5-1, the G-Nats rallied for three in the 9th, collecting four of their eight hits in the frame, but left the tying run on second. Rafael Bautista went 2-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base to lead the G-Nats attack.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL Yankees1 2
• Reyes (W, 5-3) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Feliz (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rosario 2-4, RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, 2R
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R

The D-Nats snapped a 1-1 tie with two runs in the 4th and scored three more en route to a 6-2 win over the D-Yankees1. Luis Reyes won his team-leading fifth game with both D-Yankees1 runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. All nine D-Nats batters reached base while Dionicio Rosario, Oliver Ortiz, and Kelvin Gutierrez all went 2-for-4 in the D-Nats 10-hit, three-walk offense.
Roster Moves: 3B Neivy Pilier placed on the 7-Day DL; C Luis Vilorio, SS Joshual Ramirez assigned from Washington; 3B Anderson Franco signed as an IFA (not eligible to play until 2014).

Aug 152013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.69) vs.
Buchanan (2-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-6, 4.50) vs.
Greene (6-3, 3.11)
Potomac Won, 6-2 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-1, 5.06) vs.
Davies (7-5, 3.41)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-5, 4.27) vs.
Taylor (4-11, 3.25)
Auburn Won, 3-0 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 3-2 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Williams (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Castellanos (2-4, 4.50)
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (4-3, 2.74) vs.
Acevedo (1-0, 2.73)



Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Mandel (L, 2-8) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 7K; 1-2
• Storen ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Walters 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Kobernus 1-4

Lehigh Valley’s Tyler Cloyd went the distance, making just one mistake in a 4-1 win over Syracuse. That was Zach Walters’s 28th HR, a solo shot in the 5th that briefly gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead and prevented a shutout. Cloyd held Syracuse to just three hits, with starting pitcher Jeff Mandel and leadoff batter Jeff Kobernus getting the other two. Mandel took the loss with two runs on six hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings while setting down seven on strikes. Drew Store made his third straight scoreless outing, getting the last out of the 6th and stranding two baserunners.

Trenton 4 Harrisburg 3
• Karns (L, 7-6) 5IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Holland 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bloxom 4-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Rivero 2-4, RBI

The Thunder jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held off the Senators 9th-inning charge for 4-3 win. Nathan Karns’s struggles with the longball resurfaced as the 25-y.o. gave up a pair in the 4th and all four Trenton runs on 11 hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six, but lost his sixth game. Billy Burns and Sean Nicol both drew two-out walks, with Burns scoring on Justin Bloxom’s RBI double (and fourth hit of the night) but Ricky Hague struck out to end it.

Potomac 6 Frederick 2
• Purke (W, 3-3) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Martin (H, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Nieto 3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• B. Miller 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The P-Nats seem to be back on track with their third straight win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 0
• Lee (W, 5-3) 8IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 10K
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-4, R, 2-2B, BB,
• Piwinica-Worms 2-4, R
• McQuillan 2-5, R, 2B, 3B

Nick Lee struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings as the Suns shut out the Shorebirds, 5-0. The 22-y.o. southpaw let up just two hits and walked one while earning his fifth win. Derek Self finished the game with a 1-2-3 ninth. Hagerstown scored in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings to put the game away. Tony Renda and Mike McQuillan both had a pair of extra-base hits, with Renda connecting on his 38th and 39th two-baggers to extend his league lead while McQuillan doubled and tripled as the Suns racked up eight hits and three walks total.

Auburn 3 Williamsport 0
• Treinen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Orlan (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Simms 2IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lippincott 1-3, R, BB, RBI
• Yezzo 1-4, RBI

With a little help from a rehab start, three Auburn pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout for a 3-0 win over Williamsport. Blake Treinen started and went two perfect innings. R.C. Orlan got the win with five innings of one-hit ball, walking two and fanning three. John Simms worked around four hits over the 8th and 9th innings to earn the save. Bryan Lippincott went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI to lead the Doubledays offense, which was limited to four hits and two walks.
Roster move: RHP Blake Treinen assigned from Harrisburg for minor-league rehab.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Marlins 2
• Ott (W, 2-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR
• Derosier (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Walsh (SV, 7) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• D. Eusebio 2-4
• R. Encarnacion 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Randy Encarnacion’s two-run HR in the 3rd proved to be the difference as the G-Nats won their 17th straight, 3-2. Travis Ott won his second decision, allowing a run on a solo HR in his fifth and final inning with no walks and seven strikeouts. Matt Derosier also gave up a run on three hits total over three innings for the hold while Dylan Walsh worked around a hit and a walk by striking out the side in the 9th for his seventh save. Diomedes Eusebio led the hit column with a 2-for-4 morning as the G-Nats notched six hits total.
Roster move: OF Jordan Poole reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Yankees1 5 DSL Nationals 4
• Valerio (L, 3-4) 4IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR, 2WP,
• Torres 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 7K, HBP
• Tillero 2-2, R, HR, RBI
• Rosario 2-3,R, BB

The D-Yankees1 tagged starter Maximo Valerio for five runs early and despite near-perfect relief from Luis Torres, couldn’t dig themselves out of the 5-0 hole and lost, 5-4. Valerio surrendered seven hits, including two home runs, and walked one over five innings while striking out six over four innings. Luis Torres. Jorge Tillero came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a solo HR while Dionicio Rosario went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk as the D-Nats scored four times on six hits and seven walks.

Aug 142013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-4 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Mandel (2-7, 5.18) vs.
Cloyd (4-9, 5.25)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Karns (7-5, 3.27) vs.
O’Brien (6-6, 3.90)
Potomac Won, 9-8 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (2-3, 5.77) vs.
Wager (3-6, 4.64).
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (4-3, 4.50) vs.
Guzman (6-3, 4.60)
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Ott (1-0, 5.21) or
Derosier (2-1, 2.89) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-1 @ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Torres (0-3, 4.40) vs.
Cedeno (4-1, 2.68)



Syracuse 13 Buffalo 4
• Hill (W, 1-0) 6IP, 10H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Lowe 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI, SB
• Walters 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI, E(30)
• Rahl 2-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

The Chief laid out the lumber for 16 hits, including three doubles and three homers, as they stampeded the Bison, 13-4. Every batter had a hit, five had two, and Josh Joshnson led the hit parade with a 3-for-5 night, scoring twice and driving in four. Zach Walters moved into 2nd place on the I.L. leaderboard with his 27th HR, while Tyler Moore smacked his 9th in 42 games. Taylor Hill scattered 10 hits for three runs (two earned) while walking two and striking out five to win his first AAA game.

Trenton 8 Harrisburg 2
• Ray (L, 4-2) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K
• Perry 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Burns 3-5
• Hood 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Robbie Ray was, um, thunderstruck twice for three-run rallies in the 2nd and 5th as Trenton defeated Harrisburg, 8-2. The 21-y.o. southpaw kept the ball in the yard, but gave up six runs on six hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. He struck out two while suffering his second AA loss. Billy Burns bunted his way on in the 3rd and singled twice more but was left on base all three times. The Senators stranded 10 baserunners total while going just 2-for-11 with RISP

Potomac 9 Carolina 8
• Rauh 4⅓ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, K, HR
• Holt (W, 6-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP, 3-3 IR-S
• Wort (SV, 6) 1⅓ 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Miller 2-4, 2RBI
• Soriano 1-1, 2R, 3BB, 2RBI, CS
• Dykstra 1-3, R, 2B, 3RBI, 2BB

The P-Nats and Mudcats combined for 17 hits, 17 runs, and 16 walks, with Potomac getting the edge where it matters the most, 9-8 in runs. Starter Brian Rauh walked three and and gave up six runs on seven hits, including a two-run HR in Carolina’s five-run 5th. Greg Holt let in all three runners he inherited in the 5th and one of his own in the 6th but got the win thanks to Potomac’s two-run answer in the bottom of the 5th that put the P-Nats up 9-6. Rob Wort stranded three runners in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Lineup bookends Cutter Dykstra and Francisco Soriano combined to go 2-for-4 with three runs scored, five walks, and five RBI while Brandon Miller pushed his hit streak to 14 games with a 2-for-4 afternoon.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1
• Dickson (W, 3-3) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Pena (SV, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Mesa 2-4, 2R, 3B
• Pleffner 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Shawn Pleffner’s three-run shot in the 6th sent the Suns to a 4-1 win over the Shorebirds. Six strong innings from Ian Dickson also helped as he evened his won-loss record at 3-3 with one run allowed on five hits and a walk while fanning six. Ronald Pena closed out the game with three scoreless frames, letting up a hit and walking a batter for his first professional save. Narciso Mesa paced the Hagerstown offense from the leadoff spot, tripling and scoring the first Hagerstown run in the first and leading off the 6th on with a bunt single and trotting in on Pleffner’s Earl Weaver Special.

Auburn — ALL-STAR BREAK
The Junior Circuit walked off against the Senior’s best for a 4-2 win in Norwich, but Auburn’s David Napoli never made it into the game. The Doubledays play out the string with a pair of road games in Williamsport before returning to Falcon Park for a Friday-Saturday duet against Mahoning Valley.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Cardinals 1
• Giolito 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Ramos (BS, 3; W, 4-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Sylvestri (SV, 1) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• D. Eusebio 2-2, 2B, RBI
• Gordon 1-3, 3B

The G-Nats improved to 40-6 with their 16th straight win, a 2-1 victory over the G-Cards. Lucas Giolito continues to pitch well, throwing five scoreless innings with just two hits and two walks allowed while striking out five. He left with a 1-0 lead that David “Yes My Brother Is Wilson” Ramos coughed up with a solo shot surrendered in the bottom of the 8th. Ramos would get the blown-save-win thanks to a 9th inning rally as Drew Ward singled with one out in the 9th and Diomedes Eusebio plated him with an RBI double. Michael Sylvestri preserved the one-run lead despite letting up two hits in the 9th for the save.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Mets1 1
• Morales (W, 3-3) 7IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Y. Pena (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Salazar (SV, 11) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gutierrez 2-2, R, 2BB
• Ortiz 1-4, RBI

The D-Nats capitalized on four D-Mets1 errors for a 2-1 win. 18-y.o. Jose Morales tossed a season-high seven innings, allowing the lone D-Mets1 run on two hits, with no walks, and three K’s. Yefri Pena and Melvi Salazar (both also 18) each worked around a hit while laying a goose egg in the 8th and 9th innings to earn the hold and save, respectively. Kelvin Gutierrez singled twice and walked twice, scoring the gamewinner on Oliver Ortiz’s infield single in 8th, to lead the D-Nats’ six-hit, three-walk attack.

Aug 122013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Buffalo,
5:30 p.m. (DH)
Maya (7-7, 3.94) and Rosenbaum (6-8, 3.97) vs.
Romero (3-5, 6.18) and Redmond (3-1, 5.06)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (9-4, 2.92) vs.
Pasquale (4-6, 4.56)
Hagerstown OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 10-6 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (1-2, 2.70) vs.
Gutierrez (0-2, 4.18)



Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Tatusko (L, 5-6) 5IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Robertson 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 3-3, R, BB
• Kobernus 3-5, SB

The PawSox made the most of their offensive chances, scoring seven times on eight hits in a 7-1 win over the Chiefs to close out the five-game series. Starter Ryan Tatusko gave up all seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks for his sixth loss of the season. Tyler Robertson turned in three scoreless innings of relief to follow Tatusko, but the Syracuse offense couldn’t string its 11 hits together, going 2-for-12 with RISP and stranding 12 runners.

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 3
• Cole (W, 3-0) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Barrett (SV, 23) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 3RBI
• Nicol 1-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

A.J. Cole turned in another quality start for his third win while Ricky Hague drove in three to lead the Senators to a 5-3 win over the Curve. The 21-y.o. gave up all three Altoona runs on three walks and four hits, including a solo shot in the 4th that gave the Curve a 3-2 lead. He struck out four in his fourth AA start. Hague went 2-for-4, plating two in the 1st with a single and the fifth Harrisburg run in the 7th with a two-out single, to lead the Senators attack. Richie Mirowski and Tyler Herron followed Cole with a scoreless frame apiece, each earning his fifth hold while Aaron Barrett struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 23rd save.

Carolina 5 Potomac 2
• Solis 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Benincasa (L, 0-3) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 2-3, BB
• Leonida 2-4

Sloppy defense and stale offense were the downfalls for Potomac Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Mooneyham (W, 9-3) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, 3RBI
• Martinez 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke through for six runs against the Legends ‘pen, turning a 2-0 game into an 8-2 beatdown. Brett Mooneyham won his fifth straight start with six innings of two-hit scoreless pitching with just one walk and eight strikeouts. Will Piwinica-Worms’s two-run homer highlighted the three-run 7th while Khayyan Norfork’s two-run triple capped the three-run 8th. Estarlin Martinez reached base three times and scored twice with a single, double, and a walk to pace Hagerstown’s eight-hit, three-walk afternoon.

Connecticut 10 Auburn 6
• Johansen 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Joyce (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Lippincott 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB

The Auburn’pen couldn’t hold a 5-1 lead, allowing nine runs in a 10-6 loss to Connecticut. Starter Jake Johansen struck out a season-high of eight batters over five innings, letting in a run on a solo HR and three hits total while walking a batter for his seventh no-decision. Jake Joyce let in the deciding runs in the Tigers five-run 9th for his second loss. Bryan Lippincott hit a two-run homer in the 1st and had an RBI double in the 9th while Isaac Ballou and Wilman Rodriguez both singled and doubled as the Doubledays notched 11 hits and drew three walks on offense.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Having wrapped up the GCL East with 16 games left to play, there’s plenty of time for the G-Nats to prepare for the arbitrary brutal one-game playoff series against the winner of what will most likely be the GCL Northwest division, currently led by the GCL Pirates at 22-22.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
It’s the pair of games against the Mets1, Yankees1, and Cubs as the D-Nats head into the penultimate week of the season, nine games off the pace for the division and six and half behind in the Wild Card race.

Aug 112013
 

TBD

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
5:00 p.m.
Tatusko (5-5, 3.61) vs.
Wright (5-6, 3.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Cole (2-0, 0.90) vs.
Navarro (3-5, 4.50)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Carolina,
6:05 p.m.
Solis (2-0, 3.05) vs.
Colon (3-3, 3.81)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
Mooneyham (8-3, 2.25) vs.
Murray (1-2, 2.34)
Auburn Won, 7-3 vs. Connecticut,
2:05 p.m.
Johansen (1-1, 1.11) vs.
Crawford (0-2, 1.89) Mantiply (0-1, 1.14)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-2 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A



Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 1
• Ohlendorf (L, 4-6) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Lowe 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Espinosa 2-4, R
• Moore 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI

Pawtucket held Syracuse’s bats in check for 3-1 win that halted the Chiefs’ modest four-game win streak. Ross Ohlendorf got the last-minute rehab start and was tagged for a solo HR to leadoff batter Jackie Bradley Jr. The Princeton grad went three innings, allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four. Danny Espinosa and Tyler Moore combined for four hits, with the former scoring the lone Syracuse run, driven in by the latter on a double in the 6th.

Altoona 5 Harrisburg 4
• Swynenberg 3IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Lehman 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Perry (L, 1-5) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Bloxom 2-4, 2R, BB
• Martinson 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

An 8th-inning HR was the difference as Altoona edged Harrisburg, 5-4 to drop the Senators into a tie for 1st place in the E.L. West. Rick Perry served up the gamewinner, the fourth pitcher of the night as the bullpen was asked to pitch all nine with the move of Taylor Hill to Syracuse. Matt Swynenberg was charged with the first four, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out five. Justin Bloxom and Jason Martinson combined for three hits and three runs, with Martinson driving in two to pace the Harrisburg offense.

Myrtle Beach 6 Potomac 2
• Demny 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K
• Dupra (L, 0-6) 3⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• B. Miller 3-3, R, BB
• J. Miller 1-3, 2B, RBI

After taking 10 of the previous 11 from the Pelicans, the P-Nats were swept away in Myrtle Beach with a 6-2 loss. Starter Paul Demny went just three innings (again) and gave up a couple of runs (again) on three hits and three walks with but one strikeout. Brian Dupra took the loss, giving up four runs in the 7th and six hits total over three and 2/3rds. Brandon Miller extended his hit streak to 10 games with a 3-for-3 night, raising his Carolina League average to .471 (16-for-34) in eight games since his promotion.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 3
• Encarnacion (W, 9-7) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Self (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP
• Martinez 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Renda 2-5, RBI

The Suns broke open a 4-3 game with two in the 5th and two more in the 8th for an 8-3 win over the Legends that snapped a three-game skid. Pedro Encarnacion win his team-best 9th game with a six innings of three-run ball, allowing three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Tony Renda and Estarlin Martinez both had two singles and an RBI to lead the 10-hit Hagerstown attack.

Auburn 7 Connecticut 3
• Voth (W, 1-0) 5⅔ IP, 0H, R, ER, 2BB, 10K
• Mudron 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Lippincott 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Chubb 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Gunter 2-4, R, RBI

Three Auburn pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts in a 7-3 win over Connecticut. Austin Voth whiffed 10 in five and 2/3rds no-hit innings, but was charged with a run on two walks as he notched his first professional win. Mike Mudron struck out three of six batters faced while finishing the 6th and pitching the 7th while L.J. Hollins fanned two over the final two frames. Bryan Lippincott went 2-for-3 with a walk, a homer, two runs scored, and two RBIs as one of three Doubledays to get multiple hits on the night.

GCL Nationals 10 GCL Mets 2
• J. Rodriguez 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Suero (W, 6-1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Flynn 2-3, 2R
• Jennings 2-4, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Ward 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI

G-Nats win. Rinse, lather, repeat.

DSL Pirates2 3 DSL Nationals 1
• Yrizarri 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Valerio (L, 3-3) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Alvarez 2-4, R, SB
• Mercedes 2-4, RBI, CS

The D-Nats gave up three unearned runs while losing their fourth straight, a 3-1 loss to the D-Pirates2 squad. Starter Deibi Yrizarri allowed the first run on four hits and no walks while fanning three. Maximo Valerio gave up the second and got the “L” as he let up two hits in two innings without a walks and two strikeouts. Thomas Alvarez and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-4, with Alvarez scoring on Mercedes’s RBI single in the 1st.

Aug 102013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Tatusko (5-5, 3.61)
Ohlendorf (rehab) vs. Webster (5-4, 4.13)
Harrisburg Won, 8-5 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Swynenberg (3-0, 3.24) vs.
Baker (3-1, 6.14)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-1, 4.70) vs.
Pucetas (0-1, 10.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (8-7, 3.50) vs.
Billo (1-1, 0.42)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Connecticut,
6:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 1.42) vs.
TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 6-2 vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.06) vs.
Effertz (0-3, 7.04)
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-3 (7 inn.) vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (4-3, 2.60) vs.
TBD



Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 4
• Clay 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 9K, 2WP
• Robertson (W, 3-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Storen (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Perez 3-4, R, SAC
• Moore 3-4, 2RBI, SB

Syracuse exploited an error to score three times in the 6th and edge Pawtucket, 5-4, for their third straight win. After a Chris Marrero walk and a Zach Walters single, Jhonatan Solano’s sacrifice attempt was thrown into right field, enabling both runs to score and Solano to make it to third. Will Rhymes singled to complete the rally and give the Chiefs a 5-3 lead. The rally made a winner out of Tyler Robertson, who pitched the 6th and 7th innings. Drew Storen tossed a 1-2-3 eighth, his first scoreless appearance since his demotion. Erik Davis weathered a rally in the 9th, letting in a run on two hits, but stranding the tying run at 2nd for his 14th save. Caleb Clay started and struck out a season-high nine but allowed three runs on six hits and two walks.

Harrisburg 8 Altoona 5
• Gilliam 4+ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Grace (W, 5-1) 1⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Rivero 3-3, 4R, 2B, 2HR, 2RBI, BB, HBP
• Hague 2-5, R, 2B, 4RBI
• Hood 2-4, BB

Down 3-2, no outs, first base open and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Altoona chose to plunk Carlos Rivero to load the bases. Rivero had only smacked solo shots in his previous two at-bats, but he was the second Senator hit by a pitch and the third for the game. Ricky Hague emptied the bases with a double to highlight a five-run 5th that put Harrisburg up 7-2. Rob Gilliam emptied the benches and the bullpens with his first pitch of the 5th, a fastball that Mel Rojas Jr. leaned into with his gluteus maximus, then strode toward the mound with Gilliam walking down in preparation for an exchange of business cards. After the obligatory conference of players and coaches, seven men were ejected including manager Matt LeCroy. Matt Grace took over for Gilliam and got the win, but let in his inherited runner and two of his own over an inning and 2/3rds. Aaron Barrett struck out two in the 9th for his 22nd save.

Myrtle Beach 3 Potomac 2
• Purke 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Benincasa (BS, 1;L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, IBB, K
• Holt 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Dykstra 3-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Oduber 1-2, RBI

For the second straight night, the P-Nats ‘pen stumbled and turned a 2-1 win into 3-2 loss to the Pelicans. Robert Benincasa blew his first save of 2013 in 23 opportunities. After a dribbler to short and a hit batsman (attempting to sacrifice on a 0-2 pitch), the P-Nats closer committed a critical error by throwing past third baseman Justin Miller on a sacrifice attempt instead of taking the sure out at first, the tying run scoring on the misplay. Manager Brian Daubach pulled Randolph Oduber and inserted Mike Gilmartin to create a five-man infield. After a liner to second, Gilmartin went out to right and Benincasa struck out the next batter. Alas, the Pelicans won it on the inning’s second infield hit. Matt Purke got the no-decision with eight K’s on five innings of one-run, three-hit ball. Cutter Dykstra reached base four times with two singles, a double, and a walk while Randolph Oduber and Justin Miller had RBI singles in the two-run Potomac 7th.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 2
• Turnbull (L, 5-5) 6IP, 5H, 4R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Henke 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Schill 2-3, BB
• Norfork 1-3, R, BB

The Legends took advantage of a two-out error in the 6th to score three times en route to a 5-2 win over the Suns. Narciso Mesa’s dropped flyball let in the first run and extended the inning. Uber-prospect Bubba Starling made Hagerstown pay twice with a 450′ blast to left-center for a 4-1 lead. The Suns rallied for one in the 9th but Wes Schill was caught between third and home to end the game. Kylin Turnbull pitched six innings and gave up four runs (three unearned) on five hits, no walks, but took the loss. He struck out eight. Schill singled twice and walked once as Hagerstown was held to seven hits and couldn’t take advantage of the five walks issued, with 10 runners left on base.

Connecticut 3 Auburn 1
• Pivetta (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Simms 2⅓ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-2, 2B, BB, SAC
• Lippincott 1-4, R, 2B

Nick Pivetta gave up two first-inning runs to Connecticut and the Auburn offense couldn’t dig him out of the 2-0 hole in a 3-1 loss. Pivetta allowed four hits total and walked three over three and 2/3rds innings while losing his New York-Penn League debut. Three Doubledays relievers combined for five and a 1/3rd innings of one-run relief, but the offense was stifled. Reigning NYPL batter of the week Isaac Ballou walked, singled, and doubled but the rest of the lineup mustered just three hits and one walk. Bryan Lippincott scored the lone Auburn run after doubling in the 4th, taking third on an infield error, and coming in on groundout to the right side.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 2
• Williams (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• D. Eusebio 2-3, RBI, 2BB
• Gordon 2-4, RBI, BB

The G-Nats made it a baker’s dozen of wins without a loss, plus a GCL East title, with a 6-2 win over the G-Mets. Deion Williams got the win in his first start since being dropped down from Auburn, giving up both Mets runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Diomedes Eusebio walked twice, singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nats offense.

DSL Pirates2 4 DSL Nationals 3 (7 inn.)
• Reyes (L, 4-3) 2⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Y. Pena 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mota 2-2, R, 2-2B, BB
• Serrata 2-3

Rain shortened this one to seven and ended a possible comeback bid by the D-Nats in a 4-3 loss to the D-Pirates2. Luis Reyes took the loss, charged with all four D-Pirates2 runs on six hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds innings. Israel Mota doubled twice and scored on a leadoff walk in the 7th. Brayan Serrata singled twice as the D-Nats totaled just five hits and three walks for the game.

Aug 092013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-0; Won, 5-4 vs. Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.44) vs.
Ranaudo (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-6, 4.38) vs.
Hollingsworth (6-4, 3.20)
Potomac Lost, 7-6 (11 inn.) @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (2-3, 6.35) vs.
Luis Parra (A+ debut)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-4, 4.58) vs.
Simmons (1-3, 3.51)
Auburn Cancelled vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (SS-A debut) vs.
Pritcher (3-1, 2.61)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-2 @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
Valdez (3-0, 3.15) vs.
Nuez (1-1, 5.26)
DSL Nationals Lost, 11-3 (8 inn.) @ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (4-2, 2.12) vs.
Vera (0-0, 1.99)



Syracuse 4 Pawtucket 0 — GAME ONE
• Mandel (W, 2-7) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Crotta 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Moore 2-3, 2B, 3RBI
• Walters 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Two Syracuse pitchers combined on five-hit shutout for a 4-0 win over Pawtucket in the opener. Jeff Mandel turned in six scoreless innings on three days’ rest, allowing four hits, no walks and striking out two for his second win. Zach Walters (1-for-3) smacked a solo shot in the 2nd to start the ball rolling while Tyler Moore (2-for-3) singled in two runs in the 3rd and doubled in one in the 5th to power the Chiefs offense.

Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 4 — GAME TWO
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Cedeno (BS, 3; W, 2-0) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Davis (SV, 13) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-2, R, BB, RBI
• Marrero 2-3, 2B, 2RBI

Eury Perez’s RBI single in the bottom of the 6th broke a 4-4 tie as the Chiefs held on in the 7th for a 5-4 win to sweep the doubleheader from the PawSox. Taylor Hill gave up three runs on eight hits and no walks over four and 2/3rds in his AAA debut. He struck out four. Xavier Cedeno let in a run and got the benefit of the sixth-inning rally for the blown-save-win. Four Syracuse batters collected multiple hits as the Chiefs racked up 10 in six turns at bat.

Harrisburg 4 Reading 1
• Karns 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K, 2WP
• McCoy ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Barrett (SV, 21) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Burns 2-3, 2BB, 2RBI, SB
• Hood 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Harrisburg threatened in six of seven innings before breaking out in the 8th for a 4-1 win over Reading. Starter Nathan Karns moved up a day to replace Taylor Hill and pitched seven innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits and walking three but got a no-decision. Pat McCoy got the win in relief while Aaron Barrett pitched a scoreless 9th for his 21st save. In addition to walking eight batters on the night, the Fightin’ pitchers plunked two in the 8th and wild-pitched in the tying run. Destin Hood (1-for-3) drove in the go-ahead run while Billy Burns (2-for-3) singled two insurance runs to complete the four-run rally. Roster move: RHP Pat Lehman activated from the 7-Day DL.

Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 6 (11 inn.)
• Rauh 6IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Martin (BS, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K, 3-3 IR-S, 2WP
• Dupra (L, 0-5) ⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K, WP
• 4H, 9BB, HBP, 3WP for ‘pen in 4⅓ IP
• Keyes 2-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Miller 2-5
• Gilmartin 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Six scoreless innings from the starter, five runs on two home runs, a 6-0 lead going into the 9th. What could possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Three Potomac relievers coughed up six runs in the bottom of the 9th to send it to extras, then gave up the gamewinner on a wild pitch for a 7-6 loss in 11 innings to Myrtle Beach. Brian Rauh scattered seven hits and a walk in six scoreless innings, striking out five — including the side in the 3rd when he loaded the bases on three singles and stranded ‘em all. Kevin Keyes hit the scoreboard (again) with his 11th big fly in the 2nd while Mike Gilmartin’s three-run shot in the 6th highlighted the four-run rally that built the P-Nats 6-0 advantage.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 1
• Lee (L, 4-3) 4⅔ IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 9K, HR, 2WP
• Pena 3⅓ IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K, 3-2 IR-S
• Martinez 1-4, OF assist at 3B
• Manuel 1-3

Hagerstown took a 1-0 lead after the top of the 1st and were stifled for the next eight innings as Lexington won, 5-1. Nick Lee took the loss, knocked from the box with two outs in the 5th after giving up two hits and five walks and striking out nine. Ronald Pena let in two of three inherited runners in the 5th to charge Lee with four runs. He finished out the game, allowing an unearned run on five hits and a walk while fanning four. The Suns were held to just five hits and a walk, with no batter reaching base twice.

Auburn vs. Aberdeen — CNCLD
Late-afternoon storms soaked Falcon Field, forcing the cancellation of the series finale between the Ironbirds and Doubledays.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 2
• Derosier 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Ott (W, 1-0) 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• R. Encarnacion 3-4, 3R, 2-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Read 2-4, 2-2B
• Ruiz 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

A three-run 7th erased a 2-1 deficit as the G-Nats fileted the G-Marlins, 6-2 for their 12th straight victory and clinched a tie for the GCL East title. Matt Derosier got the start and gave up both G-Marlins runs on home run in the 1st and three hits total. He walked two and struck out four. Travis Ott won the game in relief, turning in four scoreless frames with two hits allowed, no walks and four strikeouts. Randy Encarnacion doubled twice, homered once, and scored three times while driving in two, leading the G-Nats 11-hit attack.

DSL Tigers 11 DSL Nationals 3 (8 inn.)
• Valerio 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Reynoso (L, 0-1) 2⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Florentino 2-4, 2B, RBI, CS
• Alvarez 1-3, BB, RBI

Rain mercifully shortened this one to eight innings as the D-Tigers pounded the D-Nats, 11-3. Five errors rendered seven of the 11 runs unearned, but explaining away 14 hits isn’t so easy. Maximo Valerio started and went two innings, giving up two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three. Yorlin Reynoso took the loss, charged with five runs (one earned) on five hits over two and a 1/3rd innings. Tablesetters Darryl Florentino and Thomas Alvarez combined to go 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI as the D-Nats managed just six hits total.

Aug 082013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-2 vs. Pawtucket,
5:00 p.m.
Mandel (1-7, 5.59) and Hill (AAA debut) vs.
Haeger (2-2, 5.85) and TBD
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Biddle (4-12, 3.96)
Potomac Won, 8-7 (11 inn.) @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (3-1, 3.46) vs. Eickhoff (7-3, 3.41)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (4-2, 4.28) vs. Binford (7-5, 1.95)
Auburn Lost, 3-0 vs. Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (SS-A debut) vs. Severino (0-4, 4.12)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Ott (0-0, 6.60) vs. Villanueva (1-0, 1.13)
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-1 vs. DSL Tigers,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (3-2, 2.62) vs. Cabrera (3-0, 6.33)



Scranton/WB 7 Syracuse 2
• Rosenbaum (L, 6-8) 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, 2WP
• Kimball 2IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 2K, HR, WP
• Kobernus 2-4, CS, OF assist at 2B
• Walters 2-4, R, HR(25), RBI, E(27)

The RailRiders scored the first seven runs of the game and cruised to a 7-2 win over the Chiefs. Danny Rosenbaum needed 83 pitches to get through four innings, giving up two runs on three hits and four walks and striking out four, but lost for the eighth time. Cole Kimball gave up his fourth longball in 13 appearances and ballooned his ERA to 14.92 with four runs on four hits in two innings thrown. Zach Walters hit his 25th homer and committed his 27th error as he and Jeff Kobernus both went 2-for-4 to pace the Syracuse offense.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Harrisburg. With doubleheaders today and Monday, this is likely a short-term move.

Harrisburg 3 Reading 2
• Ray (W, 4-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Herron (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Bloxom 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R, 2B

Robbie Ray turned in a quality start and the bullpen locked it down with three shutout innings for a 3-2 Harrisburg win over Reading. The 21-y.o. lefty let in both Fightin’ runs on five hits and a walk while fanning two for his fourth AA win. Matt Swynenberg pitched a scoreless 7th for the hold and Tyler Herron worked around single in the 8th and a two walks in the 9th for his third AA save. Justin Bloxom and Jimmy Van Ostrand both singled and doubled and went 2-for-4 while Ricky Hague, Jason Martinson, and Carlos Rivero each had an RBI single in three trips to the plate.

Potomac 8 Carolina 7 (11 inn.)
• Schwartz 5IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Benincasa 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bates (W, 4-4) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Nieto 4-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Taylor 3-6, R, 2B, RBI
• Ramsey 3-6, R

Potomac rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 6-3, tying the game in the 9th on a two-base sacrifice fly, and prevailing 8-7 in 11 innings to prevent a Carolina sweep. The P-Nats tied their season high with 18 hits, with Adrian Nieto leading the hit parade with a 4-for-5 game, including the double that was turned into the tying run in the 9th. Blake Schwartz started but was knocked for four runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. Colin Bates got the win, pitching the final two frames and surviving a Mudcat rally in the 11th that saw the tying run gunned down at the plate on a one-out RBI triple that Carolina gambled could be turned into a two-run inside-the-parker, but the P-Nats denied it with a successful 7-6-2 relay.

Lakewood 6 Hagerstown 1
• Dickson (L, 2-3) 5+ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Davis 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• McQuillan 1-3, 2BB
• Pleffner 1-3, BB

Lakewood broke open a 3-0 game with a three-run 8th and cruised to a 6-1 win over Hagerstown. Suns starter Ian Dickson lost for the third time, lifted in the 6th after taking a line drive off his ankle for the fifth hit. He was charged with three runs, walked two and struck out three over five-plus innings. Stephen Perez’s RBI single in the 9th broke up the shutout, but Hagerstown mustered just five hits total, with Mike McQuillan leading the offense with a single and two walks in five plate appearances.

Aberdeen 3 Auburn 0
• Orlan (L, 0-3) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Cooper 2⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 0K
• Yezzo 2-4
• Foat 1-4

Two Ironbirds pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout as Aberdeen blanked Auburn, 3-0. Starter R.C. Orlan was struck for one run on a solo HR in the 3rd and five hits total over five innings. He walked two and struck three and suffered his third loss. James Yezzo singled once and Matt Foat singled twice as the Doubledays managed just seven baserunners and struck out 11 times.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 1
• Giolito (W, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Walsh 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Mejia 2-5, 2R, 2B, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Lucas Giolito went five innings for the first time and was rewarded for some nifty pitching with his first professional win as the G-Nats continue to roll, 6-1 over the G-Marlins. Giolito gave up a run on five hits, no walks, and struck out five while getting eight of 15 outs on the ground. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz led the offense with single, double, and a walk as the team piled up nine hits and four walks while winning their 11th straight game.

DSL Tigers 3 DSL Nationals 1
• Morales (L, 2-3) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez 2IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Corredor 1-3, BB
• Mota 1-3, 2B

The D-Tigers tripled up the D-Nats in both hits and runs for a 3-1 win on Wednesday morning. Starter Jose Morales allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings, but lost for the third time. Jean Ramirez gave up the third, unearned, run on four hits in two innings of relief. Dionicio Rosario drove in the lone D-Nat run with a 2nd inning single following a hit batsman and a sacrifice, the first of just three hits registered by the D-Nats.