May 042011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-0 @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Brad Meyers (3-1, 2.45) vs.
Mitch Atkins (0-0, 9.00)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 20-6 vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Trevor Holder (1-2, 6.75) vs.
Joe Wieland (1-2, 2.52)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse-Rochester — PPD
Oh, look: A rainout! The fifth postponement of the season for Syracuse will force this game to be made up as a doubleheader on Saturday, June 25.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 0
• Peacock (W, 4-1) 7IP 2H 0R 1BB 8K
• McCoy (H, 3) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Mattheus (S, 4) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Johnson 3-5, 2-2B,
• Lombardozzi 2-5, RBI
• Tucker 3-4, SB

Stellar pitching and solo HRs from Derek Norris and Bill Rhinehart carried the Harrisburg Senators past the Bowie Baysox, 3-0. Brad Peacock, Pat McCoy, and Ryan Mattheus combined for a two-hit shutout, the second in as many nights, with Peacock lowering his ERA to 1.16 and raising his strikeout tally to 36 — both second-best in the Eastern League. The longballs helped mask a poor performance in the clutch as the Sens were just 1-for-12 with RISP and left nine men on base.

Myrtle Beach 20 Potomac 6
• Clegg (L, 1-2) 3⅔ IP 13H 11R 7ER 1BB 1K 1HR
• Demmin 3⅓ IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 3K 1HR
• Higley 3-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Leon 2-4, R, 2B, 3-3 SB-CS

See my take on yesterday’s debacle. Or not. We won’t blame you.

Hagerstown 8 Rome 2
• Jordan (ND) 2⅓ IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K
• Applebee (W, 1-1) 3⅔ 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K 1HR
• Graham 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Harper 2-5, R, RBI, SB
• Taylor 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI

RHP Taylor Jordan’s bid for win #6 was derailed by a line drive off his left elbow, but a five-run 7th secured an 8-2 victory for the Hagerstown Suns, capping another four-game sweep and and winning the season series 8-0. Bryce Harper sparked the rally with bunt single, took second on a walk, and stole third. He came home on a groundout, finishing the game at 2-for-5, which raised his average to .358. Michael Taylor also doubled twice and drove in two and scored two runs. Paul Applebee got the win with one run allowed on two hits and walks over three and 2/3rds innings of relief.