|Syracuse||Lost, 13-4||vs. Buffalo,
|Hill (2-4, 5.40) vs.
Hutchison (2-2, 2.93)
|Williams (1-6, 5.52) vs.
Suarez (1-2, 5.96)
|Potomac||Lost, 6-2||@ Myrtle Beach,
|Reyes (3-4, 3.81) vs.
Clifton (3-3, 2.35)
|Hagerstown||Won, 2-1 (12 inn.)||OFF DAY||N/A|
Buffalo 13 Syracuse 4
• Cole 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Gott (L, 3-2) ⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K
• Sizemore 1-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B, BB
• Ramsey 2-4, R, SB
Once again, Syracuse ‘pen forgot that batting practice happens before the game, not during. The Bisons scored four in the 7th, one in the 8th, and five in the 9th to turn a 3-3 tie into a 13-4 demolition. Trevor Gott, Abel De Los Santos, and J.C. Gutierrez were stampeded for 10 runs on 11 hits and four walks, wasting A.J. Cole’s quality start of three runs on eight hits and two walks over the first six innings. Scott Sizemore drove in all four Chiefs runs with a three-run HR in the 4th and a fielder’s choice in the 8th. Brian Goodwin and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-4 to lead the Syracuse hit column.
Harrisburg 8 Richmond 1 – COMP.
• Simms (W, 3-2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Robinson (SV, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bostick 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Jeroloman 1-3, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Soto 2-5, R, 3RBI
In the continuation of Friday night’s game, the Senators got stellar relief pitching and broke out for four more runs in the 8th to turn a 4-1 lead into an 8-1 win over the Flying Squirrels. John Simms walked just one in three scoreless innings for the win while Andrew Robinson also allowed just one of ten batters faced to reach base in his three scoreless innings to earn the save. All eight position players hit safely for Harrisburg with veterans Neftali Soto and Brian Jeroloman each driving in three runs.
Harrisburg 3 Richmond 1
• Giolito (W, 4-2) 6IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 8K
• Harper (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Soto 3-4, R, 2-2B
• Collier 2-3, R, HR, 3RBI
Zach Collier drove in all three Harrisburg runs while some 21-y.o. RHP turned in six strong innings as the Sens completed the de facto doubleheader sweep of Richmond with a 3-1 win. Collier hit a two-run HR in the 4th to erase an early 1-0 deficit and then singled in the third Harrisburg run in the 6th. That was enough for Lucas Giolito to win his 4th game as he shook off a first-inning run to put up five goose eggs on the scoreboard, allowing seven hits and one walk total while fanning eight. Bryan Harper struck out the side in the 7th to earn his sixth save. Neftali Soto singled once and doubled twice to lead the ten-hit Sens offense.
Myrtle Beach 6 Potomac 2
• Crownover (L, 0-1) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Mendez 2⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Stevenson 2-5
• Ward 2-5
The Pelicans took Matt Crownover deep twice as they tripled up the P-Nats, 6-2, to take the series opener. Crownover was charged with five runs total on ten hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds to lose his Carolina League debut. Gilberto Mendez finished the game with one run let in on two hits and a walk. Potomac collected ten hits and drew two walks but left on 11 men. Andrew Stevenson, Drew Ward, and Khayyan Norfork each had two hits.
Hagerstown 2 Columbia 1 (12 inn.)
• Rodriguez 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• Peterson 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Pantoja (W, 7-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, WP
• Robles 1-5, R, 2B
• Lora 1-4, 2B
Mets farmhand P.J. Conlon was brilliant, throwing a no-hitter for seven innings and holding Hagerstown to one unearned run over ten innings on just 97 pitches (i.e. less than three pitches per batter faced). But, as “predicted,” the Fireflies were snuffed by 2-1 count in 12 innings to complete the Suns’ three-game sweep. Hagerstown starter Jefry Rodriguez wasn’t too shabby either: one run on a home run, three hits total over seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight. Columbia threw it away in the 12th as Victor Robles, who led off the frame with a double, took 3rd on a wild pitch, and scored on another. Jorge Pantoja got the win as he worked around a two-out walk in the 12th for his second scoreless inning of relief, following three donuts from Tommy Peterson.