Jul 152011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Won, 3-2;
Lost, 5-2
@ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Craig Stammen (8-3, 4.11) vs.
Nate Bump (2-6, 6.32)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Tanner Roark (4-5, 6.45) vs. TBA
Potomac Postponed,
Unplayable Field
vs. Kinston,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Hagerstown Game 1, Suspended;
Game 2, Postponed
@ Augusta,
6:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 2-0 @ Brooklyn,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-1
vs. GCL Astros
@ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
Silvio Medina (0-1, 6.23) vs.
Edioglis Villasmil (1-1, 3.38)
DSL Nationals Lost, 7-0
@ DSL Mets1
@ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2 — GAME ONE
• Martin (W, 2-6) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 2R HR
• Wilkie (S, 8 ) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Aubrey 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Frazier 1-3, 2B, RBI

Syracuse won the first game of the doubleheader against Lehigh Valley 3-2. Jeff Frazier hit a two-out double to score catcher Jhonatan Solano in the second. Michael Aubrey led off the fourth with a solo shot. Seth Bynum scored on a Jesus Valdez single after getting hit by a pitch and stealing second. JD Martin offered a strong 5 and 2/3rd innings of two run ball before Josh Wilkie struck out three of the four batters he faced to close the
game for the Chiefs.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 2 — GAME TWO
• Tatukso (L, 1-1) 2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Severino 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• J Valdez 2-2, R, 2R HR, 2RBI
• Aubrey 1-1

Syracuse fell 5-2 to split the doubleheader against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Syracuse managed just four hits in the seven inning contest. The Chiefs took a short lived 2-0 lead on a Jesus Valdez home run following a Tug Hulett walk. Spot starter Ryan Tatusko immediately gave up three runs on four straight singles and an RBI groundout by opposing pitcher Scott Mathieson. Atahualpa Severino had his best relief outing of the season, striking out all four batters that he faced and stranding an inherited runner. Collin Balester pitched a scoreless ninth to lower his AAA ERA to 2.79. With the doubleheader split, Syracuse is now 39-51, nine games back of third place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and fourteen games back of first place Lehigh Valley.

Harrisburg 3 Akron 1
• Wang (W, 2-0) 6IP 6H, 0ER, 0BB, K
• Martin (S, 4) 1⅓ IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Rahl 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• A Fox 2-3, 2 2B
• Tim Pahuta 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Chien-Ming Wang was back to his old groundball ways as he earned the win in Harrisburg’s 3-1 victory over Akron. He retired thirteen Aeros — nine on groundouts — in 75 pitches over six shutout innings. Corey VanAllen was charged with a run when Rafael Martin gave up a two-out double to allow inherited runner Beau Mills to score. Martin pitched a scoreless ninth for the save. Harrisburg started the scoring with a Tim Pahuta solo shot in the second. Chris Rahl had two out RBIs with an RBI triple in the third and an RBI double for an insurance run in the eighth. Harrisburg improves to 54-36, good for a 5½ game lead over Bowie.

Potomac-Kinston — PPD
Click the link above for the official MiLB.com story on what happened in Woodbridge. Sue showed up just in time (6:39 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. start) to hear the on-field announcement and withholds editorial comment, lest she look and sound like this.

Hagerstown-Augusta — SUSP/PPD

Bad weather continues to plague the Suns’ series against Augusta. Game 1 of a doubleheader was suspended with the Suns down 1-0 but the Suns will have Mills Rogers on 3rd with two out when the game resumes today. The two teams will then play a second, seven-inning game. With a maximum of three games played for this series, at least one doubleheader will played next week when Augusta comes to Hagerstown.

Brooklyn 2 Auburn 0
• Dupra (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K
• Holt 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Skole 1-4, 3K
• Nieto 0-2, 2BB, K

Four Brooklyn pitchers combined to shut out Auburn on just three hits, as the Doubledays lost 2-0. Matt Skole, Carlos Alvarez, and Justin Miller were the lone batsmen to hit safely while Angel Montilla was the sole batter to not strike out, as the other eight whiffed 15 times. Brian Dupra allowed both Cyclone runs on two hits and three walks in his four and 2/3rds innings of work but took the loss, which now leaves Auburn at 15-12 and one game back.

GCL Astros 6 GCL Nationals 1
• Baez (L, 1-1) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Chico 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• E Fernandez 2-4, 2B
• Karlen 2-3, 2B

A four-run fourth was more than enough for the GCL Astros to send the GCL Nationals to their fifth straight defeat by a 6-1 count. Gregory Baez was charged with all four of those runs during his three and 2/3rds innings, giving up seven hits and a walk. Erick Fernandez and Frank Karlen both singled and doubled as the G-Nats collected just six hits, falling to 8-13 and six games behind.

DSL Mets1 7 DSL Nationals 0
• Moscat (L, 2-3) 6IP, 11H, 6E, 5ER, 0BB, 5K
• Hernandez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rosario 2-4, OF assist @ HP
• E Gonzalez 1-2

This one was over early as the D-Mets1 squad piled on six of its seven runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-0 win over the D-Nats. Felix Moscat was left in for six innings, giving up those six runs on 11 hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Dionicio Rosario had two of the five D-Nats hits and threw a runner out at the plate. The loss drops the D-Nats to 18-21, six games behind the division leader.

Jul 142011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse All Star Break @ Lehigh Valley,
6:05 p.m.
J.D. Martin (1-6, 4.37) and
Ryan Tatusko (1-0, 6.14) vs.
Brian Bass (4-6, 4.12) and
Scott Mathieson (0-0, 2.59)
Harrisburg All Star Break vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Chien-Ming Wang (rehab) vs.
Matt Packer (3-8, 5.71)
Potomac Postponed vs. Kinston,
6:00 p.m.
Cameron Selik (2-6, 4.42) and
Danny Rosenbaum (4-4, 2.76) vs.
Brett Brach (6-5, 2.71) and
Steve Wright (1-1, 5.04)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
A.J. Cole (2-4, 2.87) and TBD
vs. Mike Kickham (1-5, 4.95) and TBD
Auburn Won, 9-3 @ Brooklyn,
7:00 p.m.
Brian Dupra (1-1, 6.92) vs.
Eduardo Aldama (1-0, 2.35)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-2
@ GCL Cardinals
vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Gregory Baez (1-0, 4.24) vs.
Adrian Houser (0-0, 3.60)
DSL Nationals Lost, 7-6 (8 inn);
Won, 6-3
vs. DSL Yankees1
@ DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs — ALL-STAR BREAK
In the 3-0 IL win over the PCL, Tom Milone pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out one while Matt Antonelli went 0-for-2 with a strikeout but helped turn a double play.

Harrisburg Senators — ALL-STAR BREAK
In the 8-3 Western Division win over the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star game, Erik Arnesen and Hassan Pena each pitched a scoreless inning with Arnesen striking out the side with no hits, runs, or walks allowed while Pena allowed one hit, no walks, and struck out two. For the baters, Tyler Moore went 0-for-5; Bill Rhinehart went 1-for-3, with double, walk, and a run scored while Archie Gilbert went 1-for-2.

Potomac Nationals — PPD
A late-afternoon thunderstorm produced yet another rainout and shifted Chien-Ming Wang’s rehab outing to Harrisburg. It’s doubleheader today at 6 p.m.

Hagerstown Suns — PPD
Hagerstown’s game with Augusta was postponed until today. They will play two seven-inning games today starting at 6:05 p.m.

Auburn 9 Brooklyn 3
• Bates 3⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K
• Grisz (S, 3) 3⅔ IP,1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• J Miller 3-4, 3R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• R Perez 2-5, R, 3RBI

Three straight crooked numbers on the scoreboard gave the Auburn Doubledays an 8-0 lead as they cruised to a 9-3 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Justin Miller led the 12-hit attack with a 3-for-4 night from the leadoff spot, followed by Roberto Perez’s 2-for-5 effort with three RBI. Chad Jenkins got the win in relief of Colin Bates, while Ben Grisz earned his third save. The win was the third straight for Auburn and puts them at 15-11, one game behind Jamestown.

GCL Cardinals 3 GCL Nationals 2
• Karns 5IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Hanks 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 2-3, R
• E Martinez 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Both hands on the keyboard when commenting about Nathan Karns, who threw another five no-hit innings in a 3-2 G-Nats loss. The 23-year-old Texan now has 26K in 18 and 2/3rds innings and two (2) hits allowed. The G-Cards had but one hit in the game, a double, scoring their three runs on two sac fies and a wild pitch. Estarlin Martinez drove in both G-Nat runs with a two-run home run in the top of the 8th. The loss drops the G-Nats to 8-12, 5½ games off the pace in the GCL East.

DSL Yankees1 7 DSL Nationals 6 (8 inn.) — GAME ONE
• Guzman 3IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Vasquez 4IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• N Ortega 2-4, R, RBI
• E Gonzalez 2-4, R, RBI

DSL Nationals 6 DSL Yankees1 3 — GAME TWO
• Silvestre 4IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K
• Mendez (W, 3-0) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K
• Tillero 2-3, R, RBI
• Ruiz 2-3, R, 2-2B, 2RBI

The D-Nats split an unlisted doubleheader with the DSL Yankees1, losing the first game 7-6 in eight innings and taking the second game 6-3 in seven innings. The split puts the D-Nats at 18-20 for the season, six games off the pace.

Jul 132011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse All Star Break N/A N/A
Harrisburg All Star Break N/A N/A
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Kinston,
7:05 p.m.
Chien-Mien Wang (rehab) vs.
Brett Brach (6-5, 2.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
A.J. Cole (2-4, 2.87) vs.
Mike Kickham (1-5, 4.95)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Brooklyn,
7:00 p.m.
Colin Bates (2-1, 1.85) vs.
Marcos Camarena (1-1, 1.86)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Nathan Karns (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Dail Villanueva (0-0, 5.23)
DSL Nationals Lost, 18-10
vs. DSL Marlins
@ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs — ALL-STAR BREAK
The Triple-A All-Star Game is tonight in Salt Lake City, with Tom Milone and Matt Antonelli representing the Chiefs.

Harrisburg Senators — ALL-STAR BREAK
The Eastern League All-Star Game is tonight in Manchester, NH with Five Senators representing Harrisburg.

Potomac Nationals — OFF DAY
Chien-Ming Wang makes another rehab start, scheduled to go five innings as the P-Nats begin an eight-game homestand against the Kinston Indians and Lynchburg Hillcats.

Augusta 5 Hagerstown 3
• Ray 4⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 5K
• Demmin (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP 2H, 1ER, 0BB, K
• A Sanchez 3-4, 2R, 2B
• Martinson 3-4, 2B

Hagerstown jumped out to a 3-0 fifth inning lead but ulimately fell to Augusta 5-3. The Suns scored in the first on a two-out Kevin Keyes RBI single and scored in the fifth on a two-out, two-run double by Russell Moldenhauer. Robbie Ray was unable to make it through the fifth inning after he hit Chris Lofton, allowed Lofton to steal second and third, and gave up a two out RBI single. Sam Brown failed to stop the bleeding, allowing an inherited runner to score on a wild pitch in the fifth and later walking a batter and allowing a single to start a three-run Augusta rally in the seventh. With the loss, Hagerstown falls into a first-place tie with Hickory at 12-7 in the Sally North.

Auburn Doubledays — OFF DAY
The Doubledays start a brief three-game road trip against the Brooklyn Cyclones today before heading back to upstate New York for a home-and-home series against Batavia.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are on the the road for three of the next four games, all against the GCL East.

DSL Marlins 18 DSL Nationals 10
• K Rodriguez 3IP, 3H 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, HR 3.32
• Ruiz ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Eusebio 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• E Gonzalez 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI

The two teams combined for 30 hits and 28 runs with only two errors. Walks? Well, the D-Nats gave up 15 of those. Three position players were called on to pitch. One of them, Adderling Ruiz, was the most effective reliever of the game, and the only pitcher to not give up any runs — inherited or otherwise. The loss drops the D-Nats to 17-19, but they remain only 5½ games behind.

Jul 112011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 ALL STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Shairon Martis (6-3, 2.68) vs.
Daryl Maday (2-6, 4.15)
Potomac Won, 2-0 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Paul Demny (6-7, 3.86) vs.
Aaron Shafer (2-2, 2.34)
Hagerstown Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Won, 11-9 vs. Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Manny Rodriguez (0-1, 6.10) vs.
Matt Neil (0-1, 4.02)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-1
vs. GCL Mets
vs. GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 2
• Gaudin (L, 0-2) 4IP, 7H, 4ER, 6K, 0BB
• Romero 1IP, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Balester 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lombardozzi 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Antonelli 1-5, R, HR, RBI
• Marrero 1-3, BB
• Brown 1-4, R, 2B

At the break, Syracuse stands at 38-50, 14 games behind Lehigh Valley. Play resumes on Thursday.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Arnesen 6IP 7H, 3ER, 2BB, 8K
• McCoy 1IP, H, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Rhinehart 2-4, R, 3R HR, 3RBI
• McConell 1-3, 2B

The Squirrels have won 7 of the 11 games between these two teams and there’s a six-game series in Richmond in two weeks. And still one more to play today.

Potomac 2 Lynchburg 0
• Solis (W, 2-0) 7IP, 4H, 0ER, 2BB, 5K
• Nelo (S, 9) 1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Kobernus 2-4, R
• Bloxom 2-4, 2B, RBI

Potomac wins to keep pace with Frederick and still holds a ½-game lead for first place.

Hagerstown 8 West Virginia 2
• Applebee 5IP, 4H, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Swynenberg (W, 2-0) 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Manno ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Sanchez 1-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Keyes 2-4, R, 2B, 5RBI
• Nicol 2-4, 2-2B

Who knew that Pepco was the utility provider for West Virginia? Best explanation I can think of for the Power outage the past four games.

Auburn 11 Jamestown 9
• Meza 4⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Holt 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K

For the batters, you’ll have to see the scorecard from Last Night In Auburn (story, too).

GCL Mets 9 GCL Nationals 1
• McKenzie (ND) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Chico 1⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Schill 1-3, R
• E Martinez 1-3, SB
• Six (6) Errors

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
With a 4-1 week last week, the D-Nats are back to .500 and are home against the Cubs2 and Marlins
before visits to Yankees1, Mets1, Phillies and Rangers.

Jul 102011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 vs. Lehigh Valley,
2:00 p.m.
Chad Gaudin (rehab) vs.
Tyson Brummett (0-2, 5.12)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1;
Won, 6-4
@ Richmond,
5:05 p.m.
Erik Arnesen (6-1, 2.05) vs.
Eric Surkamp (7-3, 1.61)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:05 p.m.
Sammy Solis (1-0, 4.50) vs.
Blaine Sims (2-3, 3.25)
Hagerstown Won, 9-5;
Won, 5-0
vs. W. Virginia,
4:05 p.m.
Paul Applebee (5-2, 4.27) vs.
Tyler Waldron (6-4, 4.16)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 vs. Jamestown,
6:05 p.m.
Christian Meza (0-0, 16.87) vs.
Tom Peale (1-1, 1.42)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-2;
Lost, 12-5
vs. GCL Astros
vs. GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 9-2
@ DSL Giants
OFF DAY N/A

A lot of action yesterday (well, except Last Night In Syracuse) so it’s just boxes & bullets today.

Lehigh Valley 6 Syracuse 0
• Maya (L, 1-6) 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K
• Severino 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marrero 2-4, 2B
• Blanco 1-3, OF assist @ HP

Richmond 3 Harrisburg 1 — GAME ONE
• Davis (L, 5-3) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 10K, HR
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• King 1-2, RBI
• Rahl 1-3, R

Harrisburg 6 Richmond 4 — GAME TWO
• Roark 3⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K
• Lehman (S, 3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Johnson 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Rhinehart 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 3
• Olbrychowski (L, 2-5) 4⅔ IP, 11H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K
• Smoker 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bloxom 2-4, R, 2B, 3B
• Souza 0-2, R, 2BB, K

Hagerstown 9 West Virginia 5 — GAME ONE
• Grace 1IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• McCatty (W, 1-2) 4IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Sanchez 3-3, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, SB

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 0 — GAME TWO
• Jordan (W, 9-4) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nicol 2-2, BB, RBI, SB
• Taylor 2-3, R, 3B

Jamestown 8 Auburn 4
• Estevez (ND) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Kreis (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 0K
• Jimenez 1-4, R, 3B, RBI
• Nieto 1-4, 2B, RBI

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Astros 2 — GAME ONE
• Medina 4IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 7K
• Lucas (W, 1-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Mesa 2-4
• Jo Rodriguez 1-3, 2R, 2B, SB

GCL Astros 12 GCL Nationals 5 — GAME TWO
• Encarnacion (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Herrera 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• E Martinez 3-3, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Schill 2-4, R
• Ramos 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, 2 OF assists (3B, 2B)

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Giants 2
• Vasquez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Silvestre (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ruiz 4-5, 2R, 3RBI
• Difo 1-4, BB, RBI, SB

Jul 092011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 vs. Pawucket,
7:00 p.m.
Yunesky Maya (1-5, 4.28) vs.
Vance Worley (4-2, 2.62)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Richmond,
5:35 p.m.
Erik Davis (5-2, 3.62) and
Tanner Roark (4-5, 6.20) vs.
Henry Sosa (4-1, 2.57) and
TBD
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Adam Olbrychowski (2-4, 4.93) vs.
Zeke Spruill (6-7, 3.19)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. W. Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
Taylor Jordan (8-4, 2.68) and
Matt Grace (9-5, 4.50) vs.
Jameson Taillon (2-1, 2.74) and
Colton Cain (5-6, 3.14)
Auburn Lost, 8-1 vs. Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Wirkin Estevez (2-1, 5.60) vs.
Greg Nappo (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 17-6
vs. GCL Cardinals
@ GCL Astros, 11:00 a.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 7-4
vs. DSL Rangers
@ DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Shortening the writeups today, probably just boxes and bullets the next two days as my roadtrip heads east from Western PA to Central NY for games in Syracuse and Auburn… and a trip to Cooperstown.

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 4
• Stammen (ND) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Balester (H, 5) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Solano 1-3, R, SAC, PB
• Lombardozzi 1-4, 2RBI
• Bynum 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Ordinarily, getting four runs on six hits in a single inning is a good thing. When it’s the only six hits of the game, not so much. Pawtucket’s pitchers were otherwise good while the Chiefs defense faltered late with two errors in the 8th in a 5-4 loss.

Richmond-Harrisburg — PPD
Oh, look: Rain in Richmond! For third time ’11, the Sens-Squirrels matchup has been postponed there. It will be made up today on July 23 as part of a day-night, 1:05/7:05 doubleheader with two 7-inning games.

Frederick 4 Potomac 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 4-4) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 1ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Holland 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bloxom 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Hood, 1-4, R, 2B

Similar to Syracuse, it’s great when your 3-4 hitters get four hits. Not great when those are the only four hits of the game, as Potomac fell 4-1 to Frederick, reducing the P-Nats lead over the Keys to a ½ game once again.

West Virginia-Hagerstown — PPD
It’s a doubleheader in Western Maryland with two “sevens” between the Power and Suns, with game one featuring a matchup of aces in Jameson Taillon and Taylor Jordan.

Jamestown 8 Auburn 1
• Dupra (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Mirowski 2#&8531; IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 2K
• Perez 2-4
• Miller 1-4, 2B, RBI

Since I might not have the time for a next-day “Last Night In Auburn,” I wrote up what I saw Last Night In Jamestown.

GCL Cardinals 17 GCL Nationals 6
• Baez 2⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Lee 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• W Ramos 3-4, R, 2B, BB
• E Martinez 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, 4RBI, BB

The missed extra point didn’t come back to haunt the G-Nats as a nine-run 8th turned an 8-6 slugfest into a 17-6 beatdown. No position players pitched, in case you were wondering. And presumably, no animals were harmed either.

DSL Nationals 7 DSL Rangers 4
• Moscat (W, 1-1) 8⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 6K
• Kl Rodriguez (S, 1) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ruiz 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• W Rodriguez 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Read 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Felix Moscat nearly went the distance, allowing four runs (two earned) over eight and 2/3rds innings as the DSL Nationals beat the division-leading DSL Rangers 7-4 and improved their record to 16-17.

Jul 082011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Won, 8-2 vs. Pawucket,
7:00 p.m.
Craig Stammen (8-3, 4.19) vs.
Kevin Millwood (4-0, 4.15)
Harrisburg Won, 5-0 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Oliver Perez (2-1, 2.48) vs.
Henry Sosa (4-1, 2.57)
Potomac Won, 6-4
(10 inn.)
@ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Danny Rosenbaum (4-3, 2.81) vs.
Oliver Drake (7-3, 2.24)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 vs. W. Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Matt Grace (9-5, 4.50) vs.
Colton Cain (5-6, 3.14)
Auburn Lost, 7-6 @ Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Brian Dupra (1-0, 7.56) vs.
Jose Urena (1-1, 3.71)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 11-4
vs. DSL Phillies
vs. DSL Rangers,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 8 Pawtucket 2
• Milone (W, 7-5) 7IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Wilkie 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Aubrey 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Marrero 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Tom Milone threw seven shutout innings while Michael Aubrey homered, doubled and drove in four runs as Syracuse routed Pawtucket, 8-2. The recent IL Pitcher of the Week walked a season-high two (2) batters but only allowed two hits while striking out six. Chris Marrero went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Cheifs pounded out 10 hits. Syracuse is now 11 games behind Lehigh Valley in the IL North at 38-47.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 0
• Wang (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barthmaier 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Moore 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Rahl 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

While things went wrong quickly in DC last night, Chien-Ming was all right in Harrisburg as Wang tossed five shutout innings to lead the Senators to 5-0 win, and complete the three-game sweep of Erie. All-Stars Tyler Moore and Bill “The Godfather” Rhinehart both hit home run #17, which is good for 2nd place on the E.L. leaderboard. Jimmy Barthmaier, Cory VanAllen and Pat Lehman combined for four shutout innings in relief, helping to move the game along in just 2:01. The win keeps pace with Richmond, but the Sens still hold a 5½ game lead as the two teams clash this weekend for five games, sans Harper, who’ll be in Arizona for the Futures Game.

Potomac 6 Frederick 4 (10 inn.)
• Selik 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Clegg 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Kobernus 3-5, CS
• Ramirez 3-5, 2R, 2-2B

Justin Bloxom’s solo HR in the 10th broke a 4-4 tie as the Potomac Nationals took their second straight against Frederick, 6-4. J.P. Ramirez remains red-hot, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and scoring two runs. Cameron Selik started and got tagged for three runs early, but went five and allowed all four Keys runs on six hits (but no HRs). The bullpen is buried here in sentence four, but their five innings of scoreless work made all this possible, with Mitchell Clegg leading the charge with two perfect innings in the sixth and seventh. The win extends the P-Nat lead over the Keys to 1½ games with a 9-6 mark in the second half.

Hagerstown 4 West Virginia 2
• Cole 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Weaver (W, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Taylor 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Rogers 2-4, R, 2B

The game started 48 minutes late, but those who stayed ’til the end got to see Michael Taylor smash a three-run walkoff homer as the Suns shorted the Power, 4-2. Taylor drove in all four runs while going 2-for-4. A.J. Cole tossed six shutout innings, striking out seven, walking none, and giving up just three hits. Dean Weaver got the win in relief, his first for Hagerstown. The win puts the Suns back in first place in the Sally North, tied with Lakewood with a 9-6 mark.

Jamestown 7 Auburn 6
• Demmin 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4H, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR
• Henke (BS, 2) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Skole 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Perez 2-4, R, RBI
• Jimenez 0-5, K (hit streak over)

Auburn built leads of 4-1 and 5-2, but the bullpen imploded for a 7-6 loss to Jamestown. Ryan Demmin was lifted with one out in the 5th but saw both runners he left on go in as the Jamestown Jammers tied the game at 5-5 with a three-run sixth and came back again in the bottom of the 8th with two runs for the final tally. Hendry Jimenez saw his hit streak snapped while Matt Skole hit his first professional HR while going 2-for-3 to pace the Doubledays 10-hit attack. The Doubledays dropped to second place with the loss, one game back of the Jammers, as the two teams meet again tonight (with yours truly in attendance).

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are at 7-7 as they start a five-games-in-four-days stretch against the rest of the GCL East, with a doubleheader tomorrow.

DSL National 11 DSL Phillies 4
• J Guzman 5IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Suero (BS, 1; W, 3-0) 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, 2WP
• D Eusebio 4-5, RBI
• Novas 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI

With three runs in the 7th and five in the 8th, the D-Nats turned a 3-3 tie into a blowout win over the DSL Phillies, with 11-4 as the final tally. Diomedes Eusebio led the 14-hit onslaught with a 4-for-5 game, which saw the D-Nats go 7-for-15 with RISP. Wander Suero got the u-g-l-y BS-W while Jesus Guzman lowered his ERA to 1.13 with one unearned run allowed on three walks over five hitless innings. The win improves the D-Nats to 14-17, seven games behind the DSL Rangers in the Boca Chica South Division of the DSL.

Jul 072011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 vs. Pawucket,
7:00 p.m.
Tom Milone (6-5, 3.38) vs.
B. Duckworth (4-5, 4.18)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Chien-Ming Wang (rehab) vs.
Casey Crosby (5-2, 3.42)
Potomac Won, 9-5 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Cameron Selik (2-6, 4.15) vs.
Bobby Bundy (8-5, 2.95)
Hagerstown Lost. 1-0 vs. W. Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
A.J. Cole (2-4, 3.29) vs.
Zach Fuesser (2-2, 2.09)
Auburn Won, 6-2 @ Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Ryan Demmin (3-0, 3.48) vs.
Josh Hodges (2-0, 5.59)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2;
Won. 6-1 vs.
GCL Marlins
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1
vs. DSL Mets1
vs. DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Jesus Guzman (0-0, 1.42) vs.
Francibel Alejo (1-3, 3.99)

Pawtucket 2 Syracuse 0
• JD Martin (L, 1-6) 6IP, 2H, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• JC Romero 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Aubrey 2-4
• Solano 2-3

Syracuse was shut out by the Pawtucket Red Sox’s combination of Felix Doubrount and Tony Pena. After JD Martin yielded solo home runs by Lars Anderson and Luis Exposito in the second and fifth innings, JC Romero and Lee Hyde combined for three innings of scoreless relief. The Chiefs managed just five hits on the evening. With the loss, Syracuse falls to 37-47, 7½ games behind Scranton Wilkes-Barre for third place and twelve games behind Lehigh Valley for the division lead.

Harrisburg 4 Erie 3
• Martis (W, 6-3) 7IP, 4H, ER, 2B, 6K
• R Martin (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Harper 3-3, RBI, S, SB
• Rahl, 1-3 2R, 2B, BB
Harrisburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Erie on a one-out Archie Gilbert doubled that scored Chris Rahl and Archie Gilbert. Following six strong innings of one-run ball from Shairon Martis, Pat McCoy gave up two runs in the eighth inning to bring the score to 4-3. Rafael Martin (0.75 ERA/.150 BAA/12IP) pitched a scoreless ninth for the save. Harrisburg improves to 50-34, good for a six-game lead over Richmond for first place in the Western Divison of the Eastern League.

Potomac 9 Frederick 5
• Demny (W, 6-7) 7IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Nelo 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Bloxom 2-4, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Hood 2-4, R, 2RBI

What’s that clicking noise? That’s the sound of the Potomac offense running on all cylinders, pumping out another big inning for a 9-5 comeback win over Frederick. A six-run eighth turned a 4-3 deficit into a 9-4 lead, making a winner of Paul Demny who sent seven innings for the second straight start to win his team-leading sixth game. Nos. 3-4 hitters Destin Hood and Justin Bloxom combined for four hits and five RBI. Potomac is now in first place by a ½ game over the Keys.

Lakewood 1 Hagerstown 0
• Ray 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Graham 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Brown (L, 2-2) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• Nicol 1-3, BB
• Keyes 1-4, SB

It was a pitcher’s duel in Lakewood, as the Blue Claws drew blood in the first extra frame to win 1-0. Robbie Ray was great, tossing six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and walking two while striking out seven. But Lakewood’s Lisalberto Bonilla was sensational, throwing nine shutout innings and striking out 12 with no walks and yielded just five singles. A single, sacrifice and another single made Sam Brown the losing pitcher. With the loss, Hagerstown drops to 8-6 but remains in first place, tied with Lakewood, Hickory, and Kannapolis for the Sally North lead.

Auburn 6 Jamestown 2
• Bates (W, 2-1) 5IP, 8H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K
• Grisz (S, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Jimenez 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI, E
• Nieto 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K, PB

NYPL pitchers would like to know how to hold Hendry Jimenez hitless, failing again for the 17th time as the Doubledays spread the Jammers, 6-2. Colin Bates got the win by scattering eight hits and two walks over five innings, giving up just an unearned run. Jimenez was one of five Doubledays to get multiple hits, joined by Adrian Nieto, Justin Miller, Angel Montilla, and Roberto Perez. Missing from the H column for the first time in 16 games was Matt Skole, who went 0-for-5 with an RBI. The win puts Auburn back in first place, tied with Jamestown with a 12-8 mark.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 2 — COMP.
• Baez 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Heredia 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Jo. Rodriguez 2-2
• Curran 2-3
• W Ramos 2-4

The Nationals came into this suspended game losing 4-2 in the 7th and that’s how it finished as the G-Marlins Luis Gomez tossed three scoreless innings to earn the save. Gregory Baez started and went the first four innings, allowing no runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three. Wander Ramos, (reassigned in the interim) Chris Curran and Johan Rodriguez paced the offense with two hits apiece.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 1 — Reg. Gm
• Karns 4IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Simko (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 2-4, RBI
• HWNBM 2-5, 2R

In the regularly scheduled contest, Nathan Karns tossed four no-hit innings, walking one and striking out six, to extend his season total to 13⅔ scoreless innings for a perfect 0.00 ERA. Todd Simko got the win in relief, giving up just a hit and striking out three over two innings. Pedro Severino led the age-appropriate hitters with a 2-for-4 effort. The “doubleheader” split keeps the G-Nats at .500 with a 7-7 mark.

DSL Nationals 2-1 over DSL Mets1
• Pineyro (L, 1-3) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 4K
• Mendez 4IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Difo 1-3, BB, CS
• Ortega 1-3, R, 2B

In another pitcher’s duel, the DSL Nationals were outgunned 8-2 in the hit column but couldn’t muster a second run in the 9th to lose 2-1. “Fred” Ortega doubled and scored on a wild-pitch-error sequence for the lone run while Wilmer Difo was the other D-Nat to hit safely. Ivan Pineyro took the loss with a run given up over the first five innings while Gilberto Mendez was nearly as good with one run over four innings; both pitchers allowed four hits and one walk. The loss drops the D-Nats to 13-17, seven games off the pace.

Jul 062011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Lost, 11-6 vs. Pawucket,
7:00 p.m.
J.D. Martin (1-5, 4.50) vs.
Felix Doubront (0-3, 3.86)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Shairon Martis (5-3, 2.82) vs.
Brooks Brown (1-2, 7.94)
Potomac Won, 12-3 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Paul Demny (5-7, 3.75) vs.
Nick Haughian (5-4, 3.99)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
Robbie Ray (2-1, 1.95) vs.
Lisalberto Bonilla (0-2, 1.79)
Auburn Won, 4-2 @ Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Colin Bates (1-1, 2.33) vs.
Matt Neil (0-0, 4.66)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-5
@ GCL Mets
vs. GCL Marlins,
11:00 a.m. (comp.
7/1 susp. gm.)
Gregory Baez (1-0, 2.51) vs.
Ramon Del Orbe (0-1, 7.84)
DSL Nationals POSTPONED vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Miguel Navarro (0-1, 11.17) vs.
Audry German (0-0, 2.86)

Buffalo 11 Syracuse 6
• Gaudin (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Tatusko 2⅔ IP, 3H, ER, BB, 2K
• Marrero 2-4, R, 2R HR, 2RBI
• Solano 1-1, R, RBI, BB

Buffalo ran out to a 9-2 sixth inning lead against the Chiefs. Buffalo did most of its damage in a five-run, two-out, third-inning rally that started with a leadoff fielding error on Tug Hulett that led to three unearned runs against rehabbing Chad Gaudin. Syracuse’s biggest offensive highlight was Chris Marrero’s 9th homer in the fourth. Syracuse falls to 37-46, twelve games back of Lehigh Valley.

Harrisburg 7 Erie 3
• Arnesen (W, 6-1) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• Pena (S, 6) 2.1IP 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• T Moore 3-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Rahl 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Tyler Moore was the offensive star against Erie, with an RBI double as part of a four-run first and a two-RBI double as part of a three-run 7th. Erik Arnesen was only touched for single runs in the second and the seventh. Hassan Pena stranded an inherited runner and pitched two and 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the save. Harrisburg improves to 49-34, good for a five and a half game lead over Richmond.

Potomac 12 Wilmington 3
• Solis (W, 1-0) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Testa 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kobernus 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, RBI, SB (34)
• Ramirez 2-5, 2R, GS HR, 4RBI
• Hood 1-5, R, 2B, 4RBI

Sammy Solis won his Carolina League debut Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3
• Applebee 5IP, 4H, 1ER, 0BB, 5K
• Manno (S, 11) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI, BB
• Nicol 2-4, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for three runs in the top of the eighth to come back for a 4-3 victory over Lakewood. Kevin Keyes’s two-out, two-run double was the critical blow in the rally that earned the win for Matt Swynenberg, who gave up two runs in relief of a strong spot start for Paul Applebee. Hopefully, Chris Manno’s two perfect innings of five strikeout ball will be a critical statement for his promotion so that Manno’s Minions
do not have to personally carry him to Potomac. Hagerstown improves to 8-5, good for a tie with first-half winner Hickory in the Northern division of the South Atlantic League.

Auburn 4 State College 2
• M Rodriguez 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• K Lopez (W, 1-1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Kreis (S, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Skole 2-3, R, BB
• Ramsey 2-4, R, 2RBI, 2SB

Caleb Ramsey was the driving force in a four-run fourth, with a 2RBI single as part of a 2-for-4 night that also him swipe two bags as the Auburn Doubledays swept the State College Spikes with a 4-2 win. Manny Rodriguez recovered from the beating he took in his last outing (6R, ⅔ IP) to go four innings and allow two runs on five hits and a walk. The bullpen took over from there and extended its scoreless streak to 12⅓ innings with five solid innings from Kelvin Lopez and Alex Kreis, who got the win and save respectively. Auburn is now 11-8 and one game off the pace.

GCL Mets 7 GCL Nationals 5
• King (L, 1-2) 2⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Ja. Smith 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mozingo 2-3, R
• HWMNBN 3-5, R, 3B, RBI
• P Severino 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Brandon King took another shellacking, giving up seven runs on six hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings as the GCL Nationals fell 7-5 to the GCL Mets. Jason Smith led a strong bullpen effort with 3⅓ of the 6⅓ scoreless innings pitched. Chad Mozingo and Pedro Severino paced the offense for the age-appropriate players, with Mozingo collecting two singles and Severino singling and connecting on a two-run homer. The loss drops the G-Nats to 6-6 for the season, two games behind the G-Mets and G-Marlins in the GCL East.

DSL Nationals — PPD
For the second straight day, rain washed out most of the DSL league, including the DSL Nationals.

Jul 042011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 10-4 vs. Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Yunesky Maya (1-5, 4.42) vs.
Pat Misch (3-4, 5.34)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 9-3 vs. Erie, 7:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (9-2, 2.14) vs.
Mark Sorensen (7-5, 5.85)
Potomac Nationals Losing, 4-2
(Suspended, Bot. 5)
vs. Wilmington, 5:00 p.m.
(continuation, 7 inn. game)
Adam Olbrychowski (2-3, 4.76) vs.
Noel Arguelles (2-3, 2.32)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 8-2 @ Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (8-4, 2.63) vs.
Jesse Biddle (3-6, 3.55)
Auburn Doubledays Won, 10-4 vs. State College, 6:05 p.m. Matt Benedict (1-0, 0.73) vs.
Pedro Encarnacion (0-2, 9.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 13-8
@ GCL Cardinals
vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. Adalberto Mieses (1-0, 2.00) vs.
Francis Ramirez (0-0, 6.75)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Marlins, 10:30 a.m. Ivan Pineyro (1-2, 3.25) vs.
German Liriano (0-0, 2.01)

Syracuse 10 Buffalo 4
• Stammen (W, 8-3) 6IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Romero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lombardozzi 3-6, R, 2-2B, RBI
• J Valdez 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

Syracuse completely overpowered Buffalo in a 10-4 victory. The Chiefs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with RBI doubles from Jesus Valdez and Tug Hulett. Buffalo answered back with a run in the first. Bubba Bell helped give Buffalo a temporary 3-2 lead with a solo shot in the second and a single, stolen base, and run scored in the fourth. Steve Lombardozzi doubled in a run and later scored in the sixth to make the score 4-3. The Chiefs put the game out of reach with a six-run seventh inning. Seth Bynum doubled in Chris Marrero, and Corey Brown doubled to clear the bases. Jeff Frazier capped the rally with a two-run blast to left field. JC Ramero and Ryan Tatusko combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Syracuse is now 8-3 over its last eleven games and 36-45 overall, seven games in back of third-place Pawtucket and twelve games back of Lehigh Valley for first.

New Britain 9 Harrisburg 3
• Roark (L, 4-5) 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 6K, 2 HR, HBP
• McCoy 1⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, K
• Moore 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• King 1-3, R, 2B

Tanner Roark continued his season struggles in a 9-3 Senators loss to New Britain. After a two-out Tyler Moore double to make the score 1-0, Roark proceeded to give up four runs over the next three innings. A single, a walk, and a hit by pitch led to two runs in the second. A Chris Parmelee homer led to a run in the bottom of the third. After Moore led off the fourth with a majestic homer to left, Mike Hollimon homered for New Britain to make the score 4-2. Jimmy Barthmaier gave up four runs over the next two innings, two of which were unearned due to back-to-back passed balls by Devin Ivany in the 6th. Harrisburg scored on back to back doubles by Stephen King and Josh Johnson in the eighth inning before New Britain tagged on another run against Pat McCoy in the bottom of the frame to make the final score 9-3. Harrisburg falls to 47-34 with the loss.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 2 — SUSP.
It’ll be 4-2 in the bottom of the 5th when play resumes, but see how they got there Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Grace 7IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Graham 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Martinson 2-3, 2RBI, 2BB
• Harper 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, E
• Nicol 2-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

The Suns were shut out for four innings before busting out the bats in an 8-2 victory over the Legends. Lexington scored an unearned run in the fifth off starter Matt Grace after a Bryce Harper fielding error allowed Telvin Nash to advance to second on his single. Aided by three walks, Hagerstown scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. Hagerstown put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth inning rally to take a 6-1 lead. Doubles by Sean Nicol and Harper fueled the rally before an unearned run after David Freitas reached on a throwing error. Grace hurt his own cause with a throwing error that led to an unearned run in the 7th. Ben Graham and Shane McCatty pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, and Hagerstown extended the lead with a two-run eighth to close the scoring at 8-2. Hagerstown improves its record to 7-4 in the second half, good for a one-game lead over three teams in the Northern division of the South Atlantic League.

Auburn 10 State College 4
• Estevez 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Dupra (W, 1-0) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Skole 3-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Montilla 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI
• Jimenez 2-5, BB, HR, 2RBI

Hendry Jimenez (2-for-5) and Matt Skole (3-for-5) extended their hit streaks to 14 games while the Auburn Doubledays snapped their losing mark of four games with a 10-4 win over State College. Brian Dupra pitched four innings of scoreless relief for his first professional win, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two. Wirkin “For The Weekend” got the start but gave up all four Spikes runs on six hits and a walk over the first four innings. NDFA Ben Grisz pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the game. Angel Montilla (2-for-5, 2B and 3B, 3RBI) and Russell Moldenhauer (3-run HR) joined Skole and Jimenez as leaders in the 15-hit Doubleday attack. The win improves Auburn to 9-8, two games off the pace.

GCL Cardinals 13 GCL Nationals 8
• Marcelino (L, 0-2) 3⅓ IP, 7H, 9R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K
• Heredia 1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Curran 2-5, R, 3B, RBI
• E Fernandez 1-3, 2RBI, BB

Anthony Marcelino struggled for the third time in as many starts, allowing seven hits and three walks over three and a 1/3rd innings as the GCL Cardinals pounded the GCL Nationals, 13-8. The G-Cards sent 12 men to the plate in an eight-run fourth that put this game away early. Silvio Medina continues to spiral after being sent down from Auburn, letting in all three runs he inherited from Marcelino and then giving up three of his own in two and 2/3rds innings. The two DSL grads have four-digit ERAs of 10.45 (Marcelino) and 11.57 (Medina). Offensively, the G-Nats managed eight runs on eight hits, taking advantage of four G-Cards errors, with rehabbing (*cough, cough*) Chris Curran going 2-for-5 to lead the way. The loss drops the G-Nats to 5-5, 1½ games behind the G-Marlins.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
It’s back to work after two days off, thanks to a rainout on a Saturday and the regularly scheduled off day on Sunday.