Jul 172012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (6-7, 3.68) vs.
Mathis (6-6, 4.14)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (2-2, 4.06) vs.
House (5-2, 4.07)
Potomac Won, 14-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-7, 5.54) vs.
Delgado (5-4, 3.62)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-1;
Lost, 8-4
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (9-4, 4.58) vs.
Ordosgoitti (2-3, 5.45)
Auburn Won, 5-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (2-0, 1.71) vs.
Gonzalez (0-1, 3.68)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 15-4 vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawrucket 8 Syracuse 5
• Lannan (L, 6-9) 5+ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Rivero 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, HR, RBI

In a game that featured seven HRs between the two teams, Pawtucket outslugged Syracuse for an 8-5 win. John Lannan, who’s been tabbed to start in the DC doubledip on Sat., was hammered at the start and finish, charged with six runs on nine hits and a walk over five-plus innings, with two solo shots surrendered. The Chiefs hit four of the seven HRs, with Carloses Rivero and Maldonado, Brett Carroll, and Jesus Valdez going deep and accounting for all five Syracuse runs.

Akron 5 Harrisburg 4
• Holder (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• VanAllen ⅓ IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Hood 3-4, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Rahl 3-5, R, 2B, 2SB
• Perez 3-5, R, RBI

Trevor Holder’s second start was much better than his first, but a four-run sixth hung the “L” on him as the Aeros edged the Sens, 5-4. The 25-y.o. kept the ball in the yard and issued just one free pass but gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five and 2/3rds. Harrisburg outhit Akron 12-9, with the trio of Eury Perez, Chris Rahl, and Destin Hood combining for nine hits, three runs scored, three doubles, and two RBI.

Potomac 14 Lynchburg 0
• Karns 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Carr 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Taylor 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, HR, 4RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Martinson 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2RBI

Nathan Karns got plenty o’ offense Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lexington 11 Hagerstown 1 — GAME ONE (Comp.)
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B

Lexington picked up where they left off on Sunday afternoon and completed the thrashing of Hagerstown, 11-1. Richie Mirowski got the de facto start and gave up a run over three innings, but Bobby Lucas and the strike zone were complete strangers as the southpaw issued five walks over the last two innings and was charged with two earned runs. The Legends relievers held the Suns to just two hits over the final five frames.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 4 — GAME TWO
• Turnbull (L, 4-5) 2IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, 2HR
• Hawkins 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Ortega 2-3, R
• Goodwin 2-4, R, 2B,

Game Two saw much the same pattern, as the Legends doubled up the Suns, 8-4. Kylin Turnbull gave up a pair of two-run home runs and six runs overall in two innings of work to take the loss. Bryce Ortega and Brian Goodwin combined for four of the Suns’ six hits and two of the four runs scored. Roster moves: RHP Wilson Eusebio was placed on the 7-Day DL while RHP Leonard Hollins was promoted from the GCL.

Auburn 5 Connecticut 1
• Monar (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Benincasa 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 1-3, 2R, RBI
• Norfork 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Auburn broke its two-game slide with a 5-1 win over Connecticut, finishing the 900+ mile, six-game roadtrip with a 4-2 mark. Blake Monar tossed six scoreless, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five, evening his W-L record at 2-2. The #1 and #2 men in the lineup, Wes Schill and Khayyan Norfork, both went 1-for-3 with Schill scoring two runs and Norfork driving in two runs, courtesy of a two-run HR in the 3rd inning. The Doubledays are home now for 10 of the next 14 games, starting with a pair against Williamsport.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Santana (L, 1-2) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Mudron 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Foat 4-5, R, RBI
• Severino 2-4

A four-run first was too much for the G-Nats to overcome as they fell one run short, 4-3. Andy Santana took the loss, allowing all four G-Marlins runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. The G-Nats outhit the G-Marlins 11-4, but stranded 12 runners while going just 3-for-14 with RISP. Matt Foat led the offense with a 4-for-5 afternoon, scoring a run and driving in a run.

DSL Pirates2 15 DSL Nationals 4
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 2+ IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 7BB, 1K, 0HR
• Acevedo 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 3-1 IR-S
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Read 2-4, BB, RBI
• Mejia 2-4, R, RBI

The DSL Pirates2 scored in five of the first six innings, building a 9-0 lead en route to a 15-4 smackdown of the DSL Nationals. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, walking seven for the second time this season and allowing five runs on three hits over two-plus innings. The D-Nats broke through for four runs in the 7th, but were held to seven hits total, with Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Bryan Mejia each collecting two hits.

Jul 162012
 
Post #1000

For what it’s worth, this is post #1000 since the site was relaunched in June 2010

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (6-8, 4.60) vs.
Pena (0-7, 6.23)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 @ Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Holder (0-1, 37.80) vs.
Espino (3-2, 3.41)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (4-2, 2.43) vs.
Northcraft (8-5, 3.45)
Hagerstown Losing, 8-1
(susp. mid 4th)
@ Lexington,
5:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.82) vs.
Cruz (6-5, 3.58)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (1-2, 3.57) vs.
Lo (1-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Mieses (1-2, 4.79) vs.
Cavanerio (0-1, 6.61)
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
@ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 4 Syracuse 2
• Duke (L, 10-4) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• J. Valdez 2-4, R
• Rivero 1-4, 2RBI

A three-run HR in the bottom of the 2nd erased an early 2-0 lead as the Chiefs fell to the Yankees, 4-2. Zach Duke took the loss, giving up all four runs on 10 hits while striking out two. Syracuse was limited to just three hits, with Jesus Valdez singling twice and Carlos Rivero collecting the third hit, which drove in two in the top of the 1st. After dropping four games to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since Thursday, Syracuse heads to Rhode Island for four against the Pawtucket Red Sox before returning to upstate New York on Friday. Roster move: C Jeff Howell activated from the DL.

Richmond 8 Harrisburg 7
• Rosenbaum (ND) 6IP, 9H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Storen (BS, 1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Davis (L, 7-3) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Walters 3-5, 2R
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R, BB
• Perez 2-5, R

Danny Rosenbaum’s best start in six weeks was an afterthought after a 4-1 would-be Harrisburg win turned into a crushing 8-7 loss, completing a 1-4 series with Richmond. Rosenbaum gave up just a run as he scattered nine hits over six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Drew Storen blew the save with a four-run seventh in which he retired just two of six batters faced, giving up four runs, a walk, and three hits, including a two-run homer. The Senators rallied to tie it at 5-5 in the 8th, but the ‘pen faltered again in the 9th and gave up three. Harrisburg got the tying and winning runs into scoring position with no outs in their final “ups,” but couldn’t push them across. Like Syracuse, it’s one-series road trip to Akron before returning home on Friday.

POTOMAC NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After the recent four-game sweep in Wilmington, Potomac’s road record in 2012 is 12-34, the worst mark in the full-season minors — with 21 of those losses coming to three teams in two states (Wilmington, Carolina, Winston-Salem). Their 29-18 home record is second-best in the Carolina League. Tonight, they begin a three-game series with the division-leading (and first-half winners) Lynchburg Hillcats.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 1 — SUSP.
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-2, R, HR, RBI

Chris McKenzie lasted just eight batters in the first inning as the Legends dropped six runs on the Suns. Play was halted midway through the fourth inning, with Lexington leading Hagerstown, 8-1. The game will be resumed today, weather permitting, with a completion/7-inning doubleheader.

Connecticut 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• Rauh (ND) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Self (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• E. Martinez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, OF assist at HP

The sun can’t shine on the same dog’s behind all the time, as Auburn learned when they blew their first ninth-inning lead of the season, 5-4 to Connecticut. Thanks to four Tigers errors, the Doubledays were in a position to win despite having just four hits (three singles and a double) and four walks. Derek Self took the loss (and blew the save), giving up single runs in the 9th and 10th innings. Brian Rauh made his first start and gave up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Estarling Martinez singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Doubledays on offense.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
A 4-2 week has pulled the G-Nats into a tie for 3rd place, as they open the week on the road and have home games on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
• Marmolejos-Diaz 0-1, K
• Bautista 0-1

Just two D-Nats saw action in the DSL All-Star Game, which saw the American League defeat the National League, 6-3. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Rafael Bautista both went 0-for-1 off the bench. Diaz played 1st base and did not make an error while Bautista appeared as a pinch-hitter.

Jul 152012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (10-3, 3.68) vs.
Maine (2-3, 7.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
vs. Richmond,
2:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-6, 3.54) vs.
Westcott (8-6, 3.71)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 7.54) vs.
Foltynewicz (10-2, 2.59)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 @ Connecticut,
4:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-0, 1.29) vs.
Gillies (0-1, 3.38)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
ALL STAR
BREAK
N/A

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 8 Syracuse 1
• Roark (L, 4-12) 3IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bibens-Dirkx 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• J. Valdez 1-3, BB
• Carroll 1-3, BB

A six-run 2nd put this game away early as Syracuse Chiefs lost on the “road,” 8-1 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, extending their losing streak to six games (seven if you count the completion on Thursday). Tanner Roark suffered his 12th loss with seven runs surrendered on eight hits and four walks over three innings. Jim Negrych homered in the 8th break up the shutout bid as the Chiefs were limited to just five hits total and stranded eight baserunners. Roster moves: IF Josh Johnson was transferred from Auburn, 1B Chris Marrero was placed on the 7-Day DL.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 4 (10 inn.)
• Demny 5⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR, 1-1
• McCoy 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Nelo (L, 1-3) 1IP, 0H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Walters 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Hood 1-4, RBI

The Senators rallied for four in the last of the 9th but lost in the 10th without giving up a base hit. A hit batsmen, sacrifice, fielder’s choice, and a sac fly did the trick for the Squirrels, handing the loss to Hector Nelo. Starter Paul Demny gave up the first four runs on six hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds while striking out seven. Harrisburg plated four on just seven hits and no walks, going 2-for-4 with RISP and leaving five runners on base. Roster moves: RHP Rafael Martin was transferred from the GCL, with RHP Zech Zinicola placed on the 7-Day DL (ankle).

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Swynenbeg 4⅓ IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Holland 2⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-4, 2RBI
• King 1-4, RBI

The Blue Rocks put up a pair of crooked numbers in the first two innings en route to a 6-3 win and a four-game sweep of the Potomac Nationals. Matt Swynenberg made his return to the rotation but was lit up for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. Kevin Keyes and Stephen King accounted for all three runs driven in as the Potomac lineup was held to six hits total. Potomac returns to Woodbridge on Monday for a seven-game homestand against the Lynchburg Hillcats and Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Hagerstown 9 Lexington 4
• Meyer (W, 7-4) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Eusebio 6BF, 0IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Bates (SV, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-3, 2R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI, SB(15)
• Dykstra 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ortega 3-4, 3B, BB, RBI

After a 100-minute delay to get the field playable, Alex Meyer threw six shutout innings and struck out nine, including the side in the 6th as Hagerstown survived a 7th-inning Lexington rally to win 9-4. Wilson Eusebio faced six batters in the frame and retired none of them, coughing up four runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. Colin Bates was summoned to douse the flames and delivered for his first save. Seven of the Suns’ 14 hits went for extra bases, with Brian Goodwin homering, Cutter Dykstra doubling twice, and Bryce Ortega tripling. Roster moves: C Adrian Nieto was transferred from the GCL, LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. was placed on the Temporary Inactive List

Connecticut 3 Auburn 1
• Jordan (L, 0-2) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Medina 3IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 2-4, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, R

The night after smacking 15 hits, Auburn was held to just three in a 3-1 loss to the Connecticut. Wes Schill singled twice while Spencer Kieboom singled once, but the rest of the Doubledays lineup was 0-for-23. Taylor Jordan was charged with the loss, giving up all three Tigers runs on four hits over four innings. He walked none and struck out four. Roster moves: IF James Brooks was promoted from the GCL, replacing Johnson on the Doubledays roster.

GCL Astros 8 GCL Nationals 6
• Vasquez (L, 0-5) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 1ER, BB, K, HR
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, SB
• Mesa 2-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Eusebio 2-5, RBI

A five-run third by the G-Astros erased an early G-Nats lead as the Houston affiliate held off a late charge by the Washington squad for an 8-6 win. Daury Vasquez took the loss with six runs (one earned) allowed on eight hits and a walk. Jean-Carlos Valdez led the G-Nats offense with a 3-for-4 afternoon, including a pair of doubles, two runs scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
The DSL All-Star Game is today but which DSL Nationals, if any, will be participating is unknown because there is no list of players named to the two teams, which will be the A.L. affiliates vs. the N.L. affiliates.

Jul 142012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (4-11, 5.11) vs.
Ortiz (6-3, 2.83)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0;
Won, 3-2
vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.14) vs.
Gloor (2-1, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 @ Wilmington,
6:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (4-4, 5.79) vs.
Pimentel (0-1, 6.28)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (6-4, 3.32) vs.
Perez (0-0, 0.76)
Auburn Won, 10-0 @ Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-1, 4.82) vs.
Briceno (0-2, 9.72)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (0-4, 2.50) vs.
Rivera (0-0, 0.00)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-2 ALL STAR
BREAK
N/A

SYRACUSE — PPD
A power failure postponed the game until August 12, the fireworks until next Saturday night.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 0 — GAME ONE
• Wang 4+ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• VanAllen 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Perez 1-3
• Kobernus 1-3, SB(35)

Chien-Ming Wang proved again he can lose at any level, giving up seven hits and three runs in a 4-0 loss in the opening game of the Harrisburg-Richmond doubleheader. The Senators were held to just four hits and a walk, with just three (3) baserunners getting into scoring position and all five men stranded.

Harrisburg 3 Richmond 2 — GAME TWO
• Perry 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Davis (W, 7-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Nelo (SV, 13) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Perez 2-3
• Van Ostrand 2-3
• Walters 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI

Zach Walter’s three-run HR in the bottom of the 6th broke up a streak of 12 scoreless inning as the Senators salvaged a doubleheader split with a 3-2 win in the nightcap. Ryan Perry’s conversion to starting continues to succeed as the 25-y.o. lowered his ERA to 1.66 with a run over five innings, but had a no-decision. Erik Davis got the win, though he was touched for a run in the 7th and needed some help from Hector Nelo, who got the last two outs for his 13th save.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 1
• Grace (L, 4-9) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Barthmaier 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 2-2, CS
• Ramirez 1-3, 2B

The Blue Rocks struck for two runs early and held on for a 3-1 win. Kevin Keyes provided the “1” with his 12th HR, homering in back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. Matt Grace turned in second quality start since back-to-back 10-run outings last month but was the losing pitcher despite allowing just two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He also struck out a season-high of five.

Greensboro 7 Hagerstown 2
• Hansen 3+ IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 4BB, 0K
• Holt 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 3-1 IR-S
• Souza 2-4, RBI
• Burns 1-2, R, 2BB, RBI, SB

No need to tell Bobby Hansen Jr. it was Friday the 13th yesterday — he faced eight batters in the fourth without retiring any of them, committing two errors after back-to-back singles, then another single, then walking three in a nightmarish six-run inning. The Suns lost this one 7-2, as the Hagerstown batters were limited to just six hits. Steve Souza Jr. extended his hit streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 night.

Auburn 10 Aberdeen 0
• Lee 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Davis 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• McQuillan 3-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• E. Martinez 3-5, 2B, 2RBI

Three Doubledays pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout Last Night In Aberdeen.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Astros 0
• Pineyro 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Barrientos 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Dicharry (W, 2-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Foat 1-3, RBI

With two outs, James Brooks was hit by a pitch, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on Matt Foat’s RBI single for a 1-0 walkoff win by the GCL Nationals over the GCL Astros. The unlikely run made a winner out of Kevin Dicharry, the third of three G-Nats pitchers, who combined on a four-hit shutout with two walks and nine strikeouts. Foat’s safety was just the fifth of the game as the G-Nats were held to five singles and no walks.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL “Redbacks” 2
• Silvestre (W, 3-2) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K
• Acevedo (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, 2SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

With two runs in the 5th and three in the 6th, the D-Nats broke open a 1-1 game and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona/Cincinnati DSL squad. Hector Silvestre got the win with an unearned run on four hits and two walks. Rafael Bautista and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz both went 2-for-4, with Bautista swiping two bags and Diaz driving in two runs.

Jul 132012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 1-0
(14 inn.)
vs. Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (4-11, 5.11) vs.
Ortiz (6-3, 2.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-3 vs. Richmond,
6:00 p.m. (DH)
Wang (rehab) and
Perry (1-1, 1.62) vs.
Fitzgerald (4-6, 4.19) and
Maday (3-5, 3.44)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (4-8, 6.12) vs.
Adam (1-9, 3.94)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 4.13) vs.
Brice (6-3, 4.24)
Auburn Won, 6-3 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (0-0, 2.93) vs.
Vader (0-2, 7.31)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-6 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Pineyro (0-0, 3.06) vs.
Barrios (1-0, 1.59)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-0 @ DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-2, 4.97) vs.
Aybar (0-5, 5.34)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Syracuse 0 — GAME ONE (comp.)
• Atkins 9IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 6BB, 4K
• Maldonado 1-3, 2B, BB
• Rivero 1-3
• Negrych 1-2

After a 92-day hiatus, Syracuse lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the completion of the suspended game, 3-0. The loss went to Mitch Atkins, who threw the unusual complete game, giving up all three Yankees runs on five hits and six walks while striking out four. Syracuse mustered one more hit (six) with the Carloses (Maldonado and Rivero) both going 1-for-3.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Mandel 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Arnesen 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Bibens-Dirkx (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, HBP,
• Rivero 2-6, 2B
• Marrero 1-3, BB

What was supposed to be one reliever making a spot start and possibly another finishing it up for a light night, the Chiefs ended up emptying the bullpen as they dropped the second game, 1-0 in 14 innings. Jeff Mandel flirted with a no-hitter for four and 2/3rds and finished with a one hit allowed over five innings. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss when he walked the leadoff batter, gave up a single, hit a batter, then walked in the game’s lone run. The Chiefs collected 10 hits total, but left on 11 while going 0-for-8 with RISP.

Richmond 12 Harrisburg 3
• Holder 1⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, K, 2HR
• Tatusko 5⅓ IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, 1-0 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Lozada 1-2, R; ⅓ IP, BB, 1-1 IR-S

Trevor Holder’s AA debut was a tale of two innings. The first was the best of times (1-2-3), the second… not so much. Richmond scored seven times against the 25-y.o., including a grand slam that ended his night as the Flying Squirrels went on to a 12-4 triumph. Ryan Tatusko turned in a masterful piece of relief, allowing just a run on six hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Jeff Kobernus led the Senators offense with a single and a triple and two RBI.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Ray (L, 3-6) 4IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Storen 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez 2-3, 3B
• Soriano 2-3, R, BB

A four-run fourth by the Blue Rocks knocked Robbie Ray from the game and helped send the P-Nats to an 8-3 loss. Ray gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over the first four innings. Drew Storen finished out the game with two innings, but was touched for a home run by Wilmington’s Matt Fields, who also took Ray deep in the 4th. Francisco Soriano and J.P. Ramirez both went 2-for-3 as the offense registered eight hits total, but the defense committed three errors.

Greensboro 4 Hagerstown 3 (10 inn.)
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Hawkins (L, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Burns 0-2, 3BB
• Souza 1-5, R, HR, RBI

After taking the lead in the top of the 10th, the Suns were eclipsed in the space of three batters in the bottom of the 10th as a one-out HR gave the GreenJackets the 4-3 win in extras, stopping the Hagerstown win streak at seven. The Suns managed just five hits total, including Steve Souza’s 16th home run. Taylor Hill had just one bad inning, giving up two runs in part of the 7th after tossing six scoreless to begin the game. The loss went to Ben Hawkins who gave up just the big fly over an inning and a third, walking one and striking out one.

Auburn 6 Aberdeen 3
• Mooneyham 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Fischer (W, 1-1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-3, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Pleffner 3-5, R, 3B
• E. Martinez 2-5, RBI

A pair of two-run rallies in the 6th and 7th innings pushed the Doubledays past the Ironbirds for a 6-3 win in Aberdeen. David Fischer got the win in relief of Brett Mooneyham, who tossed three scoreless inings with a walk, a hit and two strikeouts. Fischer gave up two runs on two hits and a walk over four innings. Derek Self got the last four outs of the game for his second save. Wander Ramos reached base four times: a single, a double, and two walks and drove in three to pace the Auburn offense, which tallied 10 hits total. Roster move: IF Josh Johnson assigned to Auburn from Syracuse.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 6
• Hudgins 4+ IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, BB, K
• Hollins (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, IR-S 3-1
• Boyden (SV, 1) 1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Difo 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Brooks 3-5, R, RBI

After blowing leads of 3-0 and 5-4, the G-Nats put up single runs in the 7th and 8th and held on for their third straight win, 7-6 over the G-Marlins. Starter Will Hudgins gave up four unearned runs on five hits and a walk, but struck out just one. Leonard Hollins let in one run on a groundout but got the win when G-Nats went ahead for good. Wilmer Difo and James Brooks both went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the G-Nats pounded out 16 hits total for the afternoon.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL “Redbacks” 0
• Gomez (W, 4-2) 8IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Chavez 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, RBI, 2SB (20)
• Mercedes 2-4, 2R, RBI

Elisaul Gomez and Jose Chavez combined on a two-hit shutout as the D-Nats downed the Arizona/Cincinnati co-op, 8-0. Gomez allowed just a single in the 7th while walking three and striking out two over eight frames. Jose Chavez gave up a double and a walk in the 9th, but preserved the shutout with the help of a double play. Rafael Bautista and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-4 as the D-Nats made their 10 hits count, going 5-for-13 with RISP.

Jul 122012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Scranton/WB,
6:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs.
Kickham (6-7, 2.96)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (3-5, 4.87) vs.
Ferguson (0-0, -.–)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (9-4, 4.72) vs.
Urena (5-4, 2.96)
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Fischer (0-1, 4.91) vs.
Coffey (0-3, 12.66)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-3 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Hudgins (0-2, 4.70) vs.
Jackson (0-1, 1.50)
DSL Nationals Won, 15-5 vs. DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
Gomez (3-2, 3.45) vs.
Ramirez (1-2, 1.32)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
• Brown 0-4
• Rivero 0-2, 2K
• Negrych 1-2,
• Duke 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K

The Pacific Coast League defeated the International League 3-0 in the Triple-A All Star Game. All four Chiefs saw game action, as indicated above.

HARRISBURG — ALL STAR BREAK
• Perez 0-4
• Kobernus 1-2
• Rahl 1-4, RBI
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nelo (L, 0-1) 0IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K

The Eastern Division rallied for a 5-4 win in the last of the 9th, with Harrisburg’s Hector Nelo taking the loss with a run on two hits and a walk.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Olbrychowski 6⅔ IP, 9H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Carr 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Freitas 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, SB

Potomac led this one briefly, 2-1, but the Blue Rocks pantsed the P-Nats with five unanswered runs for a 6-2 win. Adam Olbrychowski took the loss with all six runs allowed (five earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out five. David Freitas drove in both Potomac runs while going 3-for-4 with a double.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 3
• Turnbull 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bates (W, 4-2) 2IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Barrett (SV, 16) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Miller 1-2, R, 2B, BB, SF, 2RBI
• Ortega 1-3, BB, RBI, SB

With three runs in the 7th and a run in the 8th, Hagerstown went from being nearly no-hit to a 4-3 win over Greensboro. Steve Souza broke up the no-no with a leadoff single in the 7th, with Justin Miller following him with an RBI double to break up the shutout. In the following frame, Miller broke the 3-3 tie with a sac fly that sent in Billy Burns, who had led off the 8th with a single. Colin Bates got the win in relief of Kylin Turnbull while Aaron Barrett pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his league-leading 16th save.

Auburn 9 Aberdeen 5
• Encarnacion 4⅔ IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Smith (W, 3-1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Poole 3-5, 2B, 2RBI
• E. Martinez 2-4, R, BB
• Pleffner 2-5, 2R, RBI

Auburn batted around in the 7th for six-run inning and a 9-5 win over Aberdeen. The Ironbirds strafed starter Pedro Encarnacion for four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk. Jason Smith picked up the win in relief while Robert Benincasa snuffed a late Aberdeen charge in the 9th for the save. Travis Poole paced the offense with a 3-for-5 night, including a double and two RBI.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 3
• Schwartz 3IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, K
• Martin (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Mesa 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Nieto 2-4, 2R, BB

A four-run 5th broke open 3-3 tie as the G-Nats downed the G-Marlins, 7-3. Blake Schwartz got the start but allowed all three Marlins runs on six hits over three innings. Rafael Martin led a trio of relievers that combined for six shutout and hitless innings with eight strikeouts. Eight of the nine G-Nats batters hit safely, with Narciso Mesa, Adrian Nieto, Jean Carlos Valdez and Will Piwnica-Worms each collecting two hits while the team compiled 12 total.

DSL Nationals 15 DSL Giants 5
• Valerio 4IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (W, 1-1) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI
• A. Martinez 3-6, 3R
• Cerda 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI

The D-Nats snapped their eight-game skid with a 15-5 beatdown of the D-Giants. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz singled, doubled, and tripled while driving in five to lead the 13-hit attack. Starter Maximo Valerio threw four scoreless, allowing just a hit and two walks while striking out three. Phillips Valdez completed the game and got the win, giving up five runs (two earned) on eight hits and three walks.

Jul 112012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac OFF DAY @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-6, 5.43) vs.
Pounders (1-2, 6.08)
Hagerstown Won, 9-7 @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.85) vs.
Lowell (3-4, 4.31)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (2-0, 0.55)
Guzman (0-0, 1.17)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Schwartz (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Fox (0-1, 8.53)
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-4, 5.47) vs.
Guzman (1-2, 3.41)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
The Triple-A All Star game is tonight in Buffalo, NY with Corey Brown, Zach Duke, Jim Negrych, and Carlos Rivero representing Syracuse.

HARRISBURG — ALL STAR BREAK
The Double-A All Star game is tonight in Reading, PA with Jeff Kobernus, Hector Nelo, Eury Perez, Kevin Pucetas, Chris Rahl, Danny Rosenbaum representing Harrisburg.

POTOMAC — OFF DAY
After the first off day of the second half, Potomac takes to the road for a four-game set against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 7
• McKenzie 4⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 5BB, K
• Meza (W, 5-1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Barrett (SV, 15) ⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-3 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB
• Miller 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Dykstra 2-3, 2R, 2B, 3BB, 2RBI, SB(25)

The disturbing pattern of the bats building a big lead and bullpen giving it away continues for the Hagerstown Suns in a 9-7 escape from Greensboro. The Suns led this one 9-1 after 6½ innings before allowing three runs to the Grasshoppers in both the 8th and 9th innings. Christian Meza got the win with four outs in the middle innings, stranding the bases loaded in the 5th. Hagerstown pounded out 12 hits, led by Justin Miller’s 2-for-4 night with a double, walk, two runs scored, and three RBI. Starter Chris McKenzie went the first four and 2/3rds, giving up two hits and a run, but walking five while striking out one. Roster moves: 3B/DH Carlos Alvarez transferred from Auburn, 3B Matt Skole placed on the 7-Day DL.

AUBURN — OFF DAY
It’s first of three against the Aberdeen Ironbirds, the furthest point south on the New York-Penn League circuit. Roster moves: UT Mike McQuillan promoted from GCL Nationals, IF Carlos Lopez activated from DL, LHP Jack McGeary assigned from GCL

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1
• Mieses (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Dicharry (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Nieto 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Piwnica-Worms 0-1, 3BB

With five scoreless frames from the start, strong relief, and a balanced offense, the G-Nats defeated the G-Cards, 3-1. Adalberto Miese allowed just three hits and struck out three, with no walks and no runs allowed to get the win. Eight of nine batters reached base safely, totaling seven hits and four walks, with Adrian Nieto connecting on a solo HR. Kevin DiCharry came on in the 9th to strand the tying runs and earn his second save.

DSL Giants 2 DSL Nationals 1 (11 inn.)
• J. Rodriguez 4⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K, HBP
• Benitez 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• K. Rodriguez (L, 2-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• A. Martinez 1-4, R, HR, BB, RBI, 3K
• Bautista 1-2, 2BB, SB

The tailspin continues for the DSL Nationals as they fell 2-1 in 10 innings for their eighth straight loss. The three D-Nats pitchers combined for eight walks and 15 strikeouts, with Jefry Rodriguez giving up the first run on three hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds and Kelvin Rodriguez giving up the second on three hits and three walks over the final three frames. Andres Martinez’s solo HR in the bottom of the 6th accounted for the D-Nats scoring, as they left on seven and went 0-for-8 with RISP.

Jul 102012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Won, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 8.19) vs.
Lyman (1-2, 8.53)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Mieses (0-2, 6.32) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 12-2 vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-1, 3.34) vs.
Mella (1-1, 2.37)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
IF Jim Negrych has been added to the International League All-Star roster, joining fellow Chiefs Corey Brown, Zach Duke and Carlos Rivero. Roster move: As predicted, RHP Neil Holland was returned to the Potomac Nationals yesterday.

Erie 4 Harrisburg 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 7-6) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 2-4, 2B
• Van Ostrand 1-2, R, BB, RBI

A four-run 4th put the brakes on an eight-game winning streak as Erie dropped Harrisburg, 4-1. Danny Rosenbaum took the loss, giving up all four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings. The Sens bats were held to just five hits, with Zach Walters the only multihit Senator (2-for-4) and Jimmy Van Ostrand (1-for-2) registering the sole RBI. Roster move: RHP Rafael Martin assigned to GCL Nationals.

Potomac 2 Carolina 1
• Karns (W, 4-2) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Storen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Holland (SV, 3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ramirez 2-3, R, SB, OF assist at HP
• Soriano 1-3, R, 3B

A wild finish Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN — OFF DAY
After a five-game homestand that saw the Suns sweep the Legends, it’s an eight-game trek to Greensboro for four and a rematch against Lexington from Saturday to Tuesday before returning to the Muni next Thursday.

Hudson Valley 4 Auburn 1
• Monar (L, 1-2) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Self 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K, PO at 1B
• Manuel 2-4, R
• Kieboom 1-3, RBI

The Auburn Doubledays lost back-to-back games at home for the first time this season, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Hudson Valley Renegades. Blake Monar took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while setting down five on strikes. The Doubledays were held to just five hits, however, with Craig Manuel going 2-for-4 and Spencer Kieboom driving in the sole Auburn run. Today is the first of just three scheduled off days (the other two coming next month with the NYPL All-Star Game) as the Doubledays make the first of two road trips outside of Western NY/PA Pennsylvania with a pair of three-game series against the Ironbirds (MD) and the Tigers (CT) starting on Wednesday.

GCL Cardinals 1 GCL Nationals 0
• Vasquez (L, 0-4) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
• R. Martin 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Hollins 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• McQuillan 2-4
• Brooks 2-4

For the second straight game, the scoree was 1-0, but this time the G-Nats were on the losing end, falling to the first-place G-Cards. Daury Vasquez gave up the sole run on three hits and three walks while striking out two. Rafael Martin made his first appearance since being placed on the restricted list for Harrisburg in early June, tossing a scoreless inning. The G-Nats mustered just six hits (all singles), with Mike McQuillan and James Brooks hitting safely twice and Wilmer Difo and Narciso Mesa both singling once.

DSL Yankees1 12 DSL Nationals 2
• Suero (L, 4-2) 3⅓ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• A. Martinez 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, R, HR, RBI

A trio of trespassers crossed home plate in three straight innings as the DSL Nationals were pounded, 12-2 by the DSL Yankees1. Wander Suero was the first of four D-Nats pitchers to get [w]itch-slapped, charged with the loss on three runs allowed over three and a 1/3rd innings on two hits and three walks, though he did fan five. Andres Martinez led the the hit column with a 2-for-4 game, while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz connected for a solo HR.

Jul 092012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-5, 3.41) vs.
Carrillo (0-1, 9.45)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (3-2, 2.67) vs.
Roberts (3-5, 6.30)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 7-2 vs. Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (1-1, 3.65) vs.
Ames (1-0, 0.95)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (0-3, 3.46) vs.
De Los Santos (1-1, 3.68)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Suero (4-1, 3.09) vs.
Canela (2-1, 1.55)

Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya 7IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Bibens-Dirkx 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Hoffpauir 2-4, RBI
• Teahen 2-4
• Bynum 2-4, R,

Yunesky Maya went seven innings but also gave up a HR in his fifth straight game, as Pawtucket beat Syracuse, 4-1. Maya gave up all four runs on nine hits as the 30-year-old Cuban neither walked not struck out a batter. Jarrett Hoffpauir, Mark Teahen, and Seth Bynum each went 2-for-4 but the Chiefs managed just seven hits total. It’s the AAA all-star break for the next three days with the Chiefs resuming with a five-game sequence against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, including a suspended-game doubleheader on Thursday.

Harrisburg 3 Erie 1
• Perry (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• VanAllen (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lozada 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bloxom 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators haven’t lost since last month, taking a 3-1 decision for their 8th straight win. All three runs came via the longball, with Jose Lozada connecting on a two-run shot in the 5th and Justin Bloxom going deep again in the 9th. Ryan Perry got his first professional win as a starter with five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. Corey VanAllen and Erik Davis both got holds while Zech Zinicola gave up a solo shot in the 9th but was credited with the save (#2).

Carolina 3 Potomac 2
• Grace (L, 4-8) 5+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Swynenberg 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Kelso 1-3, SB(22)
• Sanchez 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

After flirting with a no-hitter for five innings, Matt Grace hit the wall in the sixth with a single and back-to-back doubles. The Mudcats would score twice in the 6th and once in the 7th on a HR. That last run would prove to be the difference as the P-Nats rallied for two on a two-run double by Adrian Sanchez in the 9th, but fell short 3-2. Grace would suffer the loss, his 8th, giving up two runs on three hits over five-plus innings. Matt Swynenberg stranded a runner in the 6th and allow one run (a home run in the 7th) on two hits while walking two and striking out four over the last four frames.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 3
• Hansen 4⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 6BB, 2K
• Mirowski (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Holt (SV, 2) 2⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 3-4, RBI
• Palace 2-4, R

With a pair of three-run rallies and four and 2/3rds scoreless innings of relief, the Suns completed the five-game sweep of the Legends, 6-3. Matt Skole, Steve Souza, and Justin Miller each homered to highlight the offense. Bobby Hansen Jr. couldn’t go the requisite five, falling two outs short as the 22-y.o. southpaw issued six walks over four and a 1/3rd innings, but kept Lexington off the board after a three-run first. Richie Mirowski stranded two runners and went two innings to earn the win while Greg Holt escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 7th with a double play and finished the game for his second save. If you blinked, or had the sound off to not have to listen to Rick Sutcliffe and Aaron Boone prattle on about players they clearly never saw before, you might have missed Alex Meyer’s six-pitch outing in last night’s Future’s Game.

Hudson Valley 7 Auburn 2
• Jordan (L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Rauh 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Alvarez 3-4, R, 2B
• Poole 1-2, RBI

Hudson Valley put up a crooked number in the first and last innings in a 7-2 win over Auburn. Starter Taylor Jordan suffered the loss, giving up three first-inning runs on five hits while pitching three innings total, walking none, and striking out four. The New York-Penn League’s oldest and most expensive organizational guy (OG) led the hit column, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, The Doubledays offense was otherwise abysmal: just five other hits from guys not born during the Reagan administration, eight runners left on base, and a 1-for-12 mark with RISP.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After a 4-2 span in their first week, it’s been 2-10 in the last two weeks for the GCL Nationals as they’ll face the Cardinals, Marlins, and Astros with home games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

DSL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
Six straight losses have dropped the D-Nats under .500 (15-16) as they look to get their first win in July this week with a five-game week that features a rematch against the DSL Yankees1 and a pair of games against the DSL Giants and the DSL Arizona/Cincinnati co-op.

Jul 082012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Maya (6-6, 3.58) vs.
Duckworth (7-2, 3.53)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3
(10 inn.)
@ Erie,
1:35 p.m.
Perry (0-1, 2.31) vs.
Cooper (2-1, 5.06)
Potomac Won, 4-3 vs. Carolina,
1:05 p.m.
Grace (4-7, 6.28) vs.
Rayl (4-7, 4.45)
Hagerstown Won, 9-6 vs. Lexington,
1:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 3.75) vs.
Dufek (5-1, 5.26)
Auburn Won, 8-7
(10 inn.)
vs. Hudson Valley,
6:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 2.84) vs.
Guerrieri (0-1, 0.90)
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0
(12 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A


Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 2

• Roark (L, 4-11) 6+IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Holland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rivero 2-4, R, 2B
• Negrych 0-2, 2BB, RBI

One bad inning was enough to decide this one as the Chiefs were edged by the PawSox, 3-2. Tanner Roark took the loss when he failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in the 7th, leaving with the bases loaded and a 2-2 tie. Hassan Pena got a rehabbing Jacoby Ellsbury to pop up but couldn’t get Jose “No, my Dad is not Julio” Iglesias out, sending in what proved to be the gamewinner with a single to center. Syracuse actually outhit Pawtucket 8-5, with Carlos Rivero leading the hit column with a 2-for-4 night, though he committed an error in the PawSox’s three-run 7th. RHP Neil Holland was assigned to Syracuse from Potomac. Like most A+ to AAA moves, as well as the All-Star break starting tomorrow, this is likely to be an up-and-back maneuver.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 3 (10 inn.)
• Demny 8IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Gilliam (W, 3-7) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Nelo (SV, 12) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Leon 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Rahl 2-4, R, 2B, SAC
• Bloxom 1-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

Make it seven straight for the Senators, as they rallied to tie in the 9th and win in the 10th, 5-3 over the Seawolves. Justin Bloxom’s one-out solo shot in the 9th took starter Paul Demny off the hook, tying the game at 3-3. Demny was knocked to the mat with a three-run third, but got up and held Erie scoreless for the next five innings, allowing seven hits and two walks total while striking out five. Sean Nicol and Destin Hood led off the 10th with back-to-back singles, but after a Chris Rahl sacrifice and Nicol getting erased at the plate, the Seawolves hit Jeff Kobernus to load the bases, then issued RBI walks to Sandy Leon and Bloxom. Hector Nelo pitched around a hit and a walk in the last of the 10th to nail it down and earn his 12th save.

Potomac 4 Carolina 3
• Holder 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K
• Storen (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• Barthmaier (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Keyes 1-2, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, SF, 2RBI, 3E

For the second straight night, the kid that came off the bench to replace the rehabbing major-leaguer won the game, as Kevin Keyes smashed a towering opposite-field homer in the last of the 8th for a 4-3 Potomac win over Carolina. Drew Storen got the blown-save win, letting in two runs (one earned) in the top of the 8th, the tying run coming in on the third of Jason Martinson’s three errors. The 23-y.o. Texan did drive in two for the game, homering in the 5th and getting a sac fly in the 6th. The late-inning heroics were made possible by Trevor Holder, who rebounded from his previous, career-worst outing, to throw seven innings of one-run ball with a season-high eight K’s.

Hagerstown 9 Lexington 6
• Hill (W, 9-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 5K
• Hawkins (H, 2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Barrett (SV, 14) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Newsome 4-5, 3R, 3-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Souza 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 4RBI, CS
• Mayo 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI

The Legends must hate going to Hagerstown. For the sixth time in seven games (the last four straight), Hagerstown beat Lexington, 9-6. Taylor Hill got the win despite giving up five runs on eight hits over five innings, though he walked none and struck out five. Brett Newsome would not settle for a single, doubling three times and homering for the third consecutive contest. Steve Souza also went deep and doubled, driving in four. Ben Hawkins got the hold with a run on three hits over three innings while Aaron Barrett pitched a scoreless 9th to tie for the Sally League lead in saves with 14.

Auburn 8 Hudson Valley 7 (10 inn.)
• Mooneyham 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Benincasa (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, 3-2 IR-S
• Henke (W, 3-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Montilla 3-4, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ramos 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI

Call them the Incredibles, the Cardiac Collegiates, or the Auburn H-Rods, the Doubledays continue to rally late, walking off for the second straight night and fifth time this season with an 8-7 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades. Third-round pick Brett Mooneyham got the start and allowed a hit over one and 2/3rds inningw while walking two and striking out two. Seventh-rounder Robert Benincasa wasn’t as fortunate, letting two of three inherited runners over an inning and a 1/3rd for the blown save. Travis Henke got the win with one hit and three walks given up over the final two and 1/3rd innings. Angel Montilla led the offense with a 3-for-4 night, extending his hit streak to eight games and his on-base streak to 17 contests.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Astros 0 (12 inn.)
• Pineyro 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Heredia (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• McQuillan 3-6, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-5, R, BB

It was a Star Trek convention on the scoreboard (that’s a whole lot of zeros, folks) until the G-Nats broke through with Wilmer Difo single followed by an RBI double by Mike McQuillan for a 1-0 win over the G-Astros in 12 innings. Four pitchers combined on the shutout, with Ivan Pineyro getting the start and going five innings with one hit and two walks allowed and Inocencio Heredia getting the win with one hit over the three extra frames. Casey Selsor and Kevin DiCharry both tossed two scoreless in between. McQuillan (3-for-6) and Difo (2-for-5) accounted for five of the nine G-Nats hits.

DSL Yankees1 6 DSL Nationals 0
• Silvestre (L, 2-2) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Chavez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• A. Martinez 1-2, BB, 2CS
• Tillero 1-2, BB

With a 6-0 loss to the DSL Yankees1, it’s 0-for-July for the DSL Nationals. Hector Silvestre turned in a quality start, with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out four. However, the offense was nearly nil: just three hits and three walks and an 0-for-5 mark with RISP. Andres Martinez and Jorge Tillero both went 1-for-2 with a walk.