Jun 092011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 2-1 vs. Louisville, 10:30 a.m. Ross Detwiler (4-5, 5.37) vs.
Chad Reineke (5-2, 2.52)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 4-1 @ Binghamton, 10:35 a.m. Shairon Martis (2-2, 3.57) vs.
Brandon Moore (5-3, 3.78)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-4 vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (3-3, 2.61) vs.
Oliver Drake (4-2, 3.09)
Hagerstown Suns OFF DAY @ Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (6-4, 4.26) vs.
Jacob Pettit (5-1, 3.95)
DSL Nationals Won, 9-4
vs. DSL Cubs2
vs. DSL Marlins, 10:30 a.m. Ivan Pineyro (0-0, 4.50) vs.
TBD

Syracuse 2 Louisville 1
• Martin, J (W, 1-4) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Mattheus (S, 2) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Flores 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Blanco 1-3, 2B, RBI

Apparently, somebody had a plane to catch after this one. It was over in just 2:01. J.D. Martin showed up large, pitching six shutout innings before handing it over to the bullpen with a 2-0 lead. Josh Wilkie gave up a solo shot, but still managed a hold before handing the ball over to Ryan Mattheus for the save. A Jesus Flores solo home run, a double from Corey Brown, and a Fox trot in front of an RBI double from Gregor Blanco was the extent of the Syracuse offense. Thanks to the stellar pitching, that was just enough.

Binghamton 4 Harrisburg 1
• Davis (L, 2-2) 6IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 8K, WP, E (PO)
• Chico 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 5K, 1HR
• Moore 2-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Rhinehart 2-3, 2B, BB, K, E (throw)

Binghamton first stung Erik Davis on a third inning Tobi Stoner double that was later followed by a Reese Havens triple. Tyler Moore answered right away with a solo shot to lead off the fourth in what would be Harrisburg’s lone tally for the evening. Davis gave up his second run in the bottom of the 6th on a Bubba Bell walk and stolen base followed by an Allan Dykstra RBI single. Dykstra advanced to second on a throwing error by Rhinehart, but Davis escaped further harm by inducing an Eric Campbell ground out to end the frame. Matt Chico gave up two runs in relief on a homer by Salomon Manriquez in the bottom of the 8th. This morning the Harrisburg Senators announced that Shairon Martis had been activated from the DL while Matt Chico had been placed on it. Martis is slated to start today’s game, while previously announced starter Oliver Perez has been pushed back to Saturday.

Frederick 6 Potomac 4
• Selik (ND) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K
• Frias 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hood 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Leon 2-3, RBI
• Zimmerman 0-3, BB, E (Throw)

It’s now 10 straight losses at home, as the P-Nats continue to struggle Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
The lead is now just a ½ game over the second-place Greensboro Grasshoppers as the Suns travel to fourth-place Delmarva for three, then last-place Lakewood before heading home to host Delmarva for four more. The road may be just what the doctor ordered, though, as the Suns have gone 20-9 there vs. 15-15 at Memorial Stadium

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Cubs2 4
• Mendez 4IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 4K
• Martinez (S, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 3K
• Mercedes 2-5, 2R, 2B
• Eusebio 3-5, 2R
• Rosario 2-2, R, 2B, 3RBI, 2BB

After blowing leads of 2-1 and 4-2, the D-Nats scored five unanswered runs in the middle third of the game for a 9-4 win over the DSL Cubs2 squad. Gilberto Mendez started but was lifted after four with all four runs allowed on five hits and a walk. Joel “necesito comer un bocadillo” Barrientos (6′ 2″, 145) and Anderson Martinez combined for five innings of scoreless relief, with Barrientos getting the win and Martinez getting the save. The D-Nats’ 3-4-5 hitters combined to go 7-for-12 with four runs scored, two doubles, two walks, and three RBI.

Jun 082011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 9-2 vs. Louisville, 7:00 p.m. J.D. Martin (0-4, 5.50) vs.
Brandon Hynick (1-4, 7.55)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-5; Won, 7-6 @ Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Erik Davis (2-1, 3.63) vs.
Tobi Stoner (0-2, 12.60)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 7-2 vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m. Cameron Selik (1-4, 4.50) vs.
Ryohei Tanaka (3-0, 1.09)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 13-5 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won, 7-6 @ DSL Giants vs. DSL Cubs2, 10:30 a.m. Gilberto Mendez (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Julio Sanchez (0-0, 0.00)

SYRACUSE
Louisville 9 Syracuse 2
• Arnesen (L, 0-2) 6IP, 7H, 3ER, 2BB, 7K, 1HR
Balester ⅓ IP 5H, 2ER, 3-3 IR-S
• Antonelli 2-3, 3B, BB
• Brown 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

Eirk Arnesen gave the Chiefs a solid outing in a spot start situation, but left the game with Chiefs down 3-1 to the Louisville Bats after six innings pitched. Arnesen was victimized by a three run HR by Daniel Dorn in the third inning. After a scoreless frame from Jeff Mandel, Atahualpa Severino retired one of five batters faced and Collin Balester was even worse, giving up a single, a triple, a single, a single, a fly out, and a two-out single by Jeremy Hermidia before he was mercifully removed in front of the home crowd. Syracuse’s only relevant offense was a solo shot by Corey Brown. They scored a less relevant run when Hulett tugged [Ed. note: Nice Tom Swifty!] a line drive to center to plate Chris Marrero who had doubled in the previous at-bat.

Harrisburg 6 Binghamton 5 — GAME ONE
• Peacock (ND) 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 2BB, *9K*, 1HR
• Tatusko (W, 2-4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Norris 1-2, 2R, RBI, 2BB
• Rhinehart 1-4, R, 2R HR, 3RBI

Brad Peacock continues to mystify Eastern league hitters; this time nine Binghamton Mets whiffed. Peacock didn’t emerge unscathed this time, though. In the first, Joshua Satin doubled to left and later scored on a single by Bubba Bell. In the second, two leadoff walks led to a run, although a one-out swinging strikeout of Jeurys Familia with Salomon Manriquez standing on third base helped limit the damage. The third run allowed was a solo shot by pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin in the fifth. The Senators were helped by a two run shot in the top of the fourth by Bill Rhinehart who plated Derek Norris after one of his trademark walks. Harrisburg later strolled to the win in the seventh, with a three run rally aided by SIX bases-on-balls. Apparently, Derek Norris has started preaching on the fine art of walking to his flock. [Ed. note: I'll admit that prose was purple, sheepishly.]

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 6 — GAME TWO
• Mock 4IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, 3HR
• VanAllen (W, 2-1) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Lombardozzi 3-3, R, PO/CS
• Rahl 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Off The Bench Special #1 Rhinehart 1-1, R, 2R HR, SF, 3RBI
• Off The Bench Special #2 Norris 1-1, R, 2R HR, 2RBI

Yet another Nats affiliate found themselves behind after a Garrett Mock start, as the 40-man-by-reputation pitcher gave up four runs in four innings. Binghamton’s Joshua Satin and Bubba Bell smacked back-to-back jacks in the first inning, with Satin’s clout a two-run shot. Satin feasted on Mock again in the third with a solo shot. Bill Rhinehart revived the Harrisburg offense in the fifth with a two blast to make the score 4-2. Harrisburg found 7th heaven again, this time with a five-run seventh inning rally, keyed by consecutive homers by Derek Norris (two-run, PH) and Chris Rahl (solo). Carlos Martinez was pulled after giving up a run in the 9th to make it 7-6, but Pat McCoy struck out Salomon Manriquez to clinch a hard-earned doubleheader sweep for the Senators.

Frederick 7 Potomac 2
• Demny (L, 2-7) 6IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 7K, HR
• Martin ⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Bloxom 1-3, R, RBI, 2E
• Peacock 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Make that nine losses at home in a row Last Night In Woodbridge

Greensboro 13 Hagerstown 5
• Jordan (L, 6-2) 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, 2-2B, BB, CS
• Martinson 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Harper 1-3, BB, RBI

Leo Durocher is often attributed with the saying “If you ain’t got a bullpen, you ain’t got s!@#” and the Suns 13-5 loss is proof positive. Four Hagerstown relievers combined to give up 11 runs over the last five innings, with no pitcher going unscathed, (no) thanks to four Suns errors. All-Star Taylor Jordan took his second loss with two runs surrendered over four innings on six hits and two walks, while Adrian Sanchez paced the offense with three of its 11 hits. With the loss, the Suns lead is now just a half game over the Grasshoppers, who head home for an eight-game homestand while Hagerstown hits the road for seven.

DSL Nationals 7 DSL Giants 6
• Marcelino 4⅔ IP, 2H, 5R, 1ER, 4BB, 4K
• Heredia (S, 2) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rosario 4-4, R, 2B
• Read 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Ortega 1-1, 2R, RBI, 3BB, 4SB

The D-Nats blew an early 3-0 lead, but tied it at 5-5 in the sixth and got single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to prevail, 7-6. Anthony Marcelino started but was victimized by his defense for four unearned runs, as Wander Suero got the win in relief and Inocencio Heredia survived a two-hit ninth for his second save. Dionicio Rosario (4-for-4) and “Fred” Ortega (1-1, 3BB) both reached base four times and combined to score three runs to lead the D-Nat offense.

Jun 062011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 4-2; Lost, 7-2 @ Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Tom Milone (3-4, 3.63) vs.
Brian Burres (2-6, 3.94)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m. Evan Bronson (1-2, 3.18)*
vs. Robert Bundy (5-3, 2.91)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 6-5 vs. Greensboro, 7:05 p.m. Robbie Ray (2-0, 0.38) vs.
Zachary Neal (3-3, 4.18)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Rangers, 10:30 a.m. Felix Moscat (0-1, 7.36) vs.
David Perez (0-0, 0.00)

*Officially, TBD, but this is an educated guess

Syracuse 6 Indianapolis 4 (comp. of susp. game)
• Detwiler (W, 4-5) 6IP, 5H 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K
• Balester (H, 3) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 3K
• Antonelli 2-4, R
• Marrero 2-4 R, GS HR, 5 RBI
Chris Marrero quickly announced that the suspended game was all but over with a 7th-inning grand slam off Indianpolis reliever Cesar Valdez. Hassan Pena gave up two doubles and was responsible for two runs that made the final score 6-4. Ross Detwiler earned a much-needed win with six strong innings, allowing two runs, only one of which was earned. Jhonatan Solano was placed on paternity leave while Carlos Maldonado was activated to take his place.

Indianapolis 7 Syracuse 2
• Meyers (L, 3-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 6K, 1HR
• Marrero 2-4, R
• Blanco 1-3, R, 2BB, SB

Syracuse engineered a first inning run using small ball that would make Interim Jim proud. Blanco reached on a fielding error from Indianapolis first baseman Miles Durham. Blanco steals second. Blanco advances to third on an at ‘em ball by Matt Antonelli and former Harrisburg Senator great Jesus Valdez plates Blanco on a sac fly. Classic gift ‘em on, get ‘em over, get ‘em in that gets Blanco one of our hitting stars for the game. The rest of the game didn’t go so well and Syracuse didn’t see the lead again in a 7-2 loss. In the second, Miles Durham went from friendly gifting errors Miles to evil raking RBI triples off Brad Meyers. He later scored to give Indianapolis a 2-1 lead. Marrero singled on a sharp grounder in the fourth and later scored, but that would be all for the Chiefs.

Harrisburg 7 Erie 4
• Roark (W, 3-1) 7IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Zinicola (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Moore 1-5, R, 2R HR (#11), 2RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-4, R, RBI, BB
• Gilbert 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Derek Norris: 0-3, R, 3BB (Ed. Note: A SoulD fave)
If small ball is textbook AAA, AAAA offense for the Nats, the fifth inning of Sunday’s contest is typical AA offense of the future for the Nats we hope. An unknown quantity, Chris Rahl, gets a leadoff double. Tyler Moore escorts him home with a long ball. Three more runs score and the Sens find themselves up 5-1. In the 7th inning another rally was keyed by…another Derek Norris walk, as the Harrisburg backstop was walked to load the bases with two outs after a Tyler Moore strikeout. Archie Gilbert puts his name in the boxscore big time with a two-run single and that give the Sens all they would need in an eventual 7-4 win.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Clegg 4⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• Frias (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Peacock 2-4, R, 2B, SB, CS
• Cuevas 3-4, R, RBI
• Perez 1-5, R, 3B, 4K

They needed five pitchers to do it, but the Potomac Nationals outlasted the Wilmington Blue Rocks for 5-4 decision for a series sweep and their fourth straight victory. Starter Mitchell Clegg faltered in the fifth, leaving with one out and two on but ahead 3-1. Josh Smoker let in both runners and one of his own to fall behind 4-3, but the offense, which had gotten three runs in the top of the fifth, got two more in the sixth to give Smoker the win. Adam Olbrychowski and Marcos Frias earned holds with three scoreless innings combined while Hector Nelo pitched the ninth for the save, his second of the season.

Hagerstown 6 Greensboro 5
• Cole (W, 1-4) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K, 2HR
• Eusebio (S, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Kelso 2-5, R
• Freitas 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Zimmerman 2-2, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI (All luck, this guy will never make it)

Even when the face of the franchise is in town, Bryce Harper can steal the headlines. Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, a walk, and an RBI to help lead Hagerstown past Greensboro, 6-5. A.J. Cole got his first professional win, though he did give up two solo HRs, pitching the requisite five innings and allowing four hits total, no walks, and striking out eight. The win extended the Suns lead over the Grasshoppers to 2½ games and reduced their magic number to 12.

Jun 052011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Suspended, 2-2, T7 @ Indianapolis, 1:05 p.m. Brad Meyers (3-1, 4.13) vs.
Rudy Owens (4-4, 4.95)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 3-1 @ Erie, 1:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (2-1, 5.19) vs.
Jay Voss (1-1, 2.92)
Potomac Nationals Won, 3-0 @ Wilmington, 1:35 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (2-3, 5.63) vs.
Tim Melville (5-5, 4.83)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 4-3 (12 inn.) vs. Greensboro, 4:05 p.m. A.J. Cole (0-4, 3.38) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 9-2 vs. DSL Braves OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 2 — SUSP
• Detwiler 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K
• Marrero 1-3, RBI
• Brown 1-2, BB

Heavy winds and rain stopped play in the top of the 7th with Chris Marrero at bat, two outs, and the bases loaded. Ross Detwiler can still get the win if Marrero can reach base safely, tossing a rebound effort of two runs allowed on five hits and two walks to go with seven K’s over six innings.

Erie 3 Harrisburg 1
• Perez, O (L, 2-1) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K
• Barthmaier 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Moore 2-4, 2B
• Tucker 2-3, R

The Force was with Luke Putkonen, as the Erie starter stifled the Senators for seven innings as the SeaWolves dealt Harrisburg its third straight loss by a 3-1 tally. Starter Oliver Perez allowed all three runs on eight hits over seven innings to take the loss. Tyler Moore and Jonathan both had two hits, but the shutout was lost on a balk, not a base hit as the Senators collected just seven for the game.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 0
• Rosenbaum (W, 3-3) 9IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 6K
• Bloxom 1-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Souza 1-3, BB, SB

Danny Rosenbaum was masterful, shutting out the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 on just 90 pitches, and finishing the game with 13 straight batters retired. All three Potomac runs came in the top of the 9th, as his counterpart one-hit the P-Nats for eight innings. Justin Bloxom drove in all three runs with a double as Potomac battered the Wilmington reliever for five of its six hits in the final frame.

Greenville 4 Potomac 3 (12 inn.)
• Solis 5IP, 3ER, 3BB, 6K, 2HR
• Swynenberg 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Freitas 1-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Kelso 2-5, R, BB

Solis gave up two home runs in the first inning and three earned runs, but ended up righting the ship for the next four innnings. David Freitas’s two-out, three-run HR in the bottom of the 8th tied the game at three, but after five scoreless innings of relief from Matt Swynenberg and Ben Graham, Chris Manno’s perfect ERA was cracked when he couldn’t finish the 12th. Neil Holland gave up a hit to the first batter he faced to score one of the two runners he inherited to hang the “L” on Manno. Sue was on hand last night, so she’ll fill you in on the rest.

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Brave 2
• Baez (ND) 5IP, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Vasquez (BS, 1) 1IP 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB
• Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ruiz 3-4, R, 2RBI, SB
• Rosario 3-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
The DSL Nationals took the DSL Braves to the woodshed 9-2 and 15 hits on offense. First baseman Bienvenido Valdez was only batter to go hitless, while Daury Vasquez denied Gregory Baez the win with two runs allowed to blow the 1-0 lead. The D-Nats broke the game open and put it away with an eight-run eighth.

Jun 042011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 3-1 @ Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Ross Detwiler (3-5, 5.80) vs.
Sean Gallagher (1-7, 6.99)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 6-5 (10 inn.) @ Erie, 7:05 p.m. Oliver Perez (2-0, 0.75) vs.
Luke Putkonen (0-7, 8.74)
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-1 @ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (2-3, 2.98) vs.
Elisaul Pimentel (3-3, 5.36)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 11-5 @ Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Sammy Solis (0-0, 5.79) vs.
Kyle Stroup (1-5, 6.79)
DSL Nationals Lost, 7-2 vs. DSL Mets1 vs. DSL Braves, 10:30 AM Gregory Baez (0-1, 2.25) vs.
TBD

Louisville 3 Syracuse 1
• Martin (L, 0-5) 6IP 4H 3R 3ER 0BB 3K 2HR
• Mattheus 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
• Antonelli 2-4
• Flores 2-4

For the second straight night, the longball was the undoing of the Chiefs as Syracuse lost its sixth straight, 3-1. Starter J.D. Martin allowed all three runs, all scoring via the home run, on four hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out three. Matt Antonelli and Jesus Flores both went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs mustered just six hits and left on four runners.

Erie 6 Harrisburg 5 (10 inn.)
• Davis 6⅓ IP 7H 4R 4ER 5BB 7K
• Martinez (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP 3H 2R 2ER 2BB 2K HR
• Moore, 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Norris, 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI (1-2 CS-SB att.)

Derek Norris went deep twice and drove in three runs, helping the Sens to overcome a 4-0 deficit, but Erie prevailed in extras, 6-5. Tyler Moore also homered, accounting for the other two Harrisburg runs as both prospects went 2-for-5. Starter Erik Davis went the first six and a 1/3rd innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and five walks and struck out seven while veteran Carlos Martinez finished, allowing the walkoff HR that won the game in two and 2/3rds-plus innings.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 2
• Selik (W, 1-4) CG 9IP, 7H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Hood 3-5, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Dykstra 3-4, 2B, 2RBI

Cameron Selik went the distance, throwing the team’s first nine-inning complete game of the year as the Potomac Nationals won their second game in as many nights to down the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 5-1. Sources say that if they do it again tonight, it’ll be a winning streak and that it has happened before. Selik allowed seven hits but no walks and struck out four. The lone run was unearned. Destin Hood singled, doubled, and tripled and drove in one in five at-bats while Cutter Dykstra went 3-for-4 with two RBI to pace the P-Nat offense.

Hagerstown 11 Greenville 5
• Grace (W, 6-4) 6⅓IP 7H 2R 2ER BB 3K
• McCatty 1IP 1H 0R 0BB K
• Moore 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Sanchez 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Oduber 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI, BB, SB

The Greenville Drive held Bryce Harper hitless, but those other eight guys weren’t helpless, collecting 11 hits in an 11-5 Suns win. Four Suns collected multiple hits, with Wade Moore and Adrian Sanchez both homering to lead the attack. Matt Grace got the win (No. 6) with six and a 1/3rd innings pitched, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Randolph Oduber was activated before the game, but (as usual) no word on who was moved to make room on the roster.

DSL Mets1 7 DSL Nationals 2
• Pineyro (ND) 5IP 3H 2R 1ER 2BB 6K
• Guzman 2⅓ IP 2H 0R BB 1K
• Mercedes 2-4, 2B, RBI, 1-4 SB-CS
• Rosario 1-3, 2B, BB

The DSL Mets1 broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the eighth and put the game away with three in the ninth for a 7-2 win. Ivan Pineyro rebounded from his three-runs-in-three innings last time out to go five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Yermin Mercedes threw out three of four baserunners behind the plate and went 2-for-4 from the RH batter’s box to lead the D-Nat offense.

Jun 032011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-1 @ Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. J.D. Martin (0-3, 5.70) vs.
Brad Lincoln (4-5, 4.71)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 10-5 @ Erie, 7:05 p.m. Erik Davis (2-1, 3.29) vs.
Jacob Turner (1-1, 2.69)
Potomac Nationals Won, 8-5 @ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Cameron Selik (0-4, 6.43) vs.
Noel Arguelles (2-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 9-8 (10 inn.) @ Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (5-4, 4.44) vs.
Brandon Workman (1-3, 3.63)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-1 vs. DSL Yankees1 vs. DSL Mets1, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Louisville 5 Syracuse 1
• Stammen (L, 5-3) 6⅔ IP 7H 4R 4ER 2BB 7K 2HR
• Wilkie 1⅓ IP 1H 1R 1ER 0BB 1K 1HR
• Valdez 3-4, SB
• McConnell 1-3, 2B

All five runs came via home runs, as Louisville slugged Syracuse, 5-1 to send the Chiefs to their fifth straight defeat. Craig Stammen pitched into the seventh, giving up seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He left, down 2-1 with two runners on and two outs, and Josh Wilkie couldn’t strand them, instead allowing a three-run blast — his first HR of the 2011 season. Offensively, Jesus Valdez led the Chiefs with a 3-for-4 night but Syracuse managed just seven hits total, going 1-for-10 with RISP and leaving eight men on base.

New Hampshire 10 Harrisburg 5
• Tatusko (L, 1-4) 6+ IP 3H 5R 5ER 4BB 3K
• VanAllen (BS, 1) 1IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 1K 2-2 IR-S
• Lombardozzi 2-5, R, RBI
• Moore 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB

The Sens streak was stopped with a 10-5 loss to New Hampshire. In a classic case of why folks need to look for “Inherited runners-scored” (IR-S above) in the box score, starter Ryan Tatusko left with a 4-3 lead and two runners on and no outs in the seventh. Reliever Cory VanAllen allowed both runners to score, blowing the save and changing what might have been a quality-start win into another loss. The Sens had no problem getting runners on, with five batters collecting multiple hits and every batter reaching base, but left on 12 in the loss. LHP Patrick McCoy was removed from the 7-Day DL, bringing Harrisburg back to a full, 24-man roster.

Potomac 8 Winston-Salem 5
• Demny (W, 2-5) 5⅔ IP 6H 3R 2ER 2BB 5K 2HR
• Bloxom 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Kobernus 2-5, 2-2B, 2RBI, SB
• Cuevas 2-3, R 2B

A three-run sixth broke a 3-3 tie as the Potomac Nationals snapped an 11-game losing streak with an 8-5 win in Winston-Salem. While aided no doubt by the hitter-friendly confines of BB&T park, the P-Nats bat rapped out 15 hits including seven doubles and a triple, with Justin Bloxom leading the charge with a 3-for-5 night. Starter Paul Demny got the win despite giving up two home runs among his six hits over five and 2/3rds innings, while walking two and striking out five.

Hagerstown 9 Greenville 8 (10 inn.)
• Jordan (ND) 6IP 6H 3R 0ER 0BB 5K
• Harper 4-5, R, HR, BB, 2RBI, CS
• Keyes 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 3RBI, 2E
• Leonida 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Bryce Harper was the hero with a two-run walkoff blast to dead center to give the Suns an 8-7 win in extra innings. Playing CF, the 18-year-old also went 4-for-5 on the night, raising his average to .346. The heroics however ought not to mask the shoddy defense and bullpen, with four errors and five runs given up respectively. The win lowered the Suns’ magic number to 15, as the 2nd-place and 3rd-place teams also won to keep pace.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Yankees1 1
• Mendez (W, 1-0) 5IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 6K
• Vasquez (S, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
• Gonzalez, E 1-2, R
• Eusebio 1-2, RBI
• Mercedes 1-2, RBI

The D-Nats struck for two runs in the bottom of the first with RBI singles by Diomedes Eusebio and Yermin Mercedes and the D-Yankees1 squad only managed one run against starter Gilberto Mendez for a 2-1 victory in six innings. Daury Vasquez got the save with with a walk issued and three strikeouts.

Jun 022011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 2-1 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Craig Stammen (5-2, 3.65) vs.
Edison Volquez (0-0, 2.35)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 10-8 vs. New Hampshire, 7:00 p.m. Ryan Tatusko (1-3, 5.85) vs.
Joel Carreno (4-3, 3.44)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 2-1 (10 inn.) @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Paul Demny (1-5, 4.66) vs.
Andre Rienzo (1-1, 2.68)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 14-12 vs. Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (6-1, 2.79) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-1 @ DSL Marlins
(10 inn.)
vs. DSL Yankees1, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Louisville 2 Syracuse 1
• Milone (L, 3-4) 7IP 5H 2R 2ER 0BB 9K
• Balester 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
• Antonelli 4-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
• Milone 2-2, SAC

Usually when a team gets double the number of its opponents hits, it’ll win. Not so with Syracuse, who got 12 hits to Louisville’s six, but fell 2-1 for their fourth straight loss. Matt Antonelli had four of those hits, driving in the long Chiefs run with a solo HR in the first and leading off the inning with a single in his next three ABs. Tom Milone took the hard-luck loss with both runs allowed on five hits, no walks, while striking out nine. He also went 2-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice.

Harrisburg 10 New Hampshire 8
• Arnesen (W, 3-0) 5IP 5H 4R 4ER 2BB 4K 2HR
• Zinicola (S, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
• Lombardozzi 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI
• Rahl 2-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Rhinehart 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI

It’s now 10 in a row for Harrisburg, who outslugged the New Hampshire, 10-8. Six Senators collected multiple hits, with Steve Lombardozzi homering while Chris Rahl and Bill Rhinehart both tripled to lead the 14-hit attack. Erik Arnesen got the win in his spot start with four runs allowed in five innings on five hits (two were HRs) and two walks while striking out four. Zech Zinicola got the save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Winston-Salem 2 Potomac 1 (10 inn.)
• Holder (ND) 6IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 3K
• Frias 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
• Bloxom 2-4
• Leon 2-3, 2B, 3B, BB

A walk, misplayed bunt, and a wild pitch in the bottom of the tenth sent the P-Nats to their 11th straight loss by a 2-1 decision to the Winston-Salem Dash. Trevor Holder bounced back from the narc-at-a-biker-rally beating he suffered in his last outing to pitch six strong innings, with one run given up on four hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. Justin Bloxom and Sandy Leon led the P-Nats hitters with two singles by the former and a double and triple by the latter. Josh Smoker took the loss with the final run allowed on the one hit and one walk in the tenth.

Greenville 14 Hagerstown 12
• Hansen (ND) 6IP 5H 4R 4ER 0BB 11K 1HR
• McCatty ⅓ IP 4H 4R 4ER 0BB 0K
• Graham (BS, 2; L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP 5H 5R 5ER 2BB 1K
• Newsome 4-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Kelso 3-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, 2BB, SB
• Harper 2-5, 2R, HR, 3RBI, BB, SB

Bobby Hansen left the game after six with a 9-4 lead and what seemed like a decent chance for his sixth “W.” The lead vanished with a five-run seventh as the Greenville scored in each of the last six innings for a 14-12 victory. The Suns actually outhit the Drive 18-17, with four players collecting three or more hits, led by Brett Newsome’s 4-for-5 effort. Bryce Harper homered, singled, drove in three, drew a walk and stole a base in the loss.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Marlins 1 (10 inn.)
• Marcelino 4⅓ IP 3H 1R 0ER 1BB 4K
• Suero 3⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 4K
• Heredia (W, 1-0) 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
• Difo 2-3, 3B, BB
• Gonzalez, E 2-3, R, BB, CS

Aladin Reyes’s sacrifice fly after two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases in the 10th was the difference as the DSL Nationals downed the DSL Marlins 2-1 in extra innings. Inocencio Heredia picked up the win by with the last two innings pitched in relief. Watchlist pitcher Anthony Marcelino went the first four and 1/3rd innings, allowing the lone D-Marlin run on three hits and walk to go with four strikeouts. Wilmer Difo and Edgar Gonzalez both went 2-for-3 to pace the offense.

Jun 012011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-1 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Tom Milone (3-3, 3.78) vs.
Thompson (1st AAA start of ’11)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-2 vs. New Hampshire, 7:00 p.m. Erik Arnesen (2-0, 2.05) vs.
Chad Beck (5-0, 2.86)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 4-3 @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Trevor Holder (2-6, 7.16) vs.
Terry Doyle (1-5, 3.54)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 3-0 @ Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Bobby Hansen (5-1, 3.86) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-8 @ DSL Cubs2 @ DSL Marlins, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Louisville 5 Syracuse 1
• Meyers (L, 3-1) 5IP 8H 5R 5ER 1BB 2K 1HR
• Severino 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
• Brown 2-4, R
• Antonelli 2-4

It’s nice that Brad Meyers hasn’t issued many walks, with #2 of ’11 coming last night, but he also gave up his third HR in five AAA starts, as the Louisville Bats sent the Syracuse Chiefs to their third straight loss by a 5-1 tally last night. Meyers gave up all five runs on eight hits and struck out two and took the loss. Just three Chiefs got hits, all going 2-for-4, and only two other runners reached base.

Harrisburg 4 New Hampshire 2
• Peacock (ND) 7+ IP 2H 1R 1ER 3BB 7K
• Zinicola (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K 1-1 IR-S
• Gilbert 2-4, RBI
• Rhinehart 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Norris 1-3, RBI

Brad Peacock and the Harrisburg Senators continue to roll, with the former tossing seven strong innings and the latter taking its ninth straight with a 4-2 win. Zech Zinicola couldn’t strand the leadoff walk Peacock issued, allowing a single and two sacrifices, but Peacock’s effort lowered his ERA to 2.03 and his WHIP to 0.79. Archie Gilbert led the Sens hitters with two of the six Harrisburg hits.

Winston-Salem 4 Potomac 3
• Mock (ND) 6IP 4H 0R 2BB 6K
• Martin (H, 2) 2IP 1H 1R 0ER 1BB 3K
• Perez 2-4
• Souza 2-4, RBI

The Potomac Nationals bullpen snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Winston-Salem, coughing up four runs in the last inning and 2/3rds for a 4-3 loss, their tenth straight. Garrett Mock allowed just four hits and two walks while striking six over six scoreless innings. Rafael Martin struck out three in the 7th and 8th innings, allowing an unearned run on Justin Bloxom’s 11th error in 21 games at third base and a wild pitch before Hector Nelo and Marcos Frias combined to give up three runs on three hits in the ninth. Eury Perez and Steve Souza both went 2-for-4 to lead the Potomac offense, which saw four baserunners caught stealing in six tries.

Hagerstown 3 Kannapolis 0
• Ray (W, 2-0) 5IP 1H 0R 4BB 3K
• Holland (H, 1) 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
• Manno (S, 7) 2IP 0H 0R 3BB 5K
• Harper 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, 3SB
• Kelso 2-3, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Three Suns pitchers combined on a three-hit, seven-walk, 10-K shutout of the Kannapolis Intimidators for a 3-0 win. Robbie Ray got his second win with five scoreless innings with one hit and four walks allowed. Neil Holland and Chris Manno followed with two innings each for the hold and save, respectively. Blake Kelso and Bryce Harper took their soap-opera first names and cleaned up together for four hits, all three Suns runs, two doubles and two RBI (one of each for both), a home run (Kelso) and three stolen bases (Harper).

DSL Cubs2 9 DSL Nationals 8
• Moscat (L, 0-1) 3⅔ 6H 7R 3ER 4BB 2K
• Rodriguez, K 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
• Difo 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI, SB
• Ortega 2-5, SB, CS, E
• Rosario 2-5, 2R, 2K

IFA Felix Moscat got chased in the fourth, (no) thanks in part to four errors by defense and four walks of his own as the DSL Nationals fell to the DSL Cubs2 by a 9-8 tally. Wilmer Difo, “Fred” Ortega and Dioncio Rosario each had two hits as the D-Nats collected 10 overall and stole three bases in the loss.

May 312011
 

The streak of “Player of The Week” awards for the Nationals farmhands extends to four with the naming of Tyler Moore as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of May 23 to May 29.

Moore batted .448 (13-for-29) during the week, including three HRs and seven RBI, while scoring seven runs and also clubbing four doubles. The 24-year-old is now tied for first in the Eastern League with 25 extra-base hits and is second in slugging (.538) and total bases (99). For the month of May, the 2010 Carolina League MVP has hit .320/.365/.629 and six of his nine HRs.

May 312011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 9-4 @ Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Brad Meyers (3-0, 3.09) vs.
Scott Carroll (2-2, 5.01)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 7-6 vs. New Hampshire, 7:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (7-1, 2.13) vs.
Henderson Alvarez (2-0, 1.50)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 7-1 @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Garrett Mock (de facto rehab) vs.
Joseph Serafin (0-4, 5.67)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 3-0; Lost, 4-3 @ Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. Robbie Ray (1-0, 0.47) vs.
Jimmy Ballinger (2-3, 2.00)
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-1 vs. DSL Giants @ DSL Cubs2, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Louisville 9 Syracuse 4
• Detwiler (L, 3-5) 6IP 7H 4R 4ER 3BB 5K 1HR
• Mandel 1IP 2H 0R 0BB 0K
• Aubrey 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Flores 2-4, RBI

Ross Detwiler’s woes continue as the lefthander lost for the fifth time in the month of May and allowed four or more runs for his sixth straight start as the Louisville Bats slugged the Syracuse Chiefs, 9-4. A three-run homer in the four-run Louisville fourth was the bulk of the damage, as Detwiler allowed more baserunners than innings pitched for the ninth time in 10 starts. Michael Aubrey and Jesus Flores led the late Chiefs charge with a combined effort of 4-for-7 as the Nos. 3 and 4 batters in the Syracuse lineup.

Harrisburg 7 Bowie 6
• Roark (W, 2-1) 6IP 7H 4R 4ER 3BB 2K 1HR
• Moore 2-2, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Rhinehart 1-2, 2R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-5, 2RBI

Twice the Senators answered two-run innings with three runs and held off a late charge to win 7-6, sweeping the five-game series and extending the win streak to eight games. Bill Rhinehart’s 9th HR was the second of the three-spots put up, and gave the Sens the lead for good, with Tyler Moore’s solo shot in the 5th providing the final margin of victory. Tanner Roark set down 10 straight to finish his six innings of work, overcoming four runs early for his second win of the year.

Winston-Salem 7 Potomac 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 2-3) 7⅔ 13H 7R 3ER 2BB 5K, PO at 1B
• Testa ⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K IR-S: 1-0
• Kobernus 1-3
• Souza 4BB, 2SB
• Leon PO at 1B, CS

Winston-Salem’s Ryan Buch was unhittable but wild, allowing no hits through six and 2/3rds but walking five in a 7-1 win over Potomac. Potomac starter Danny Rosenbaum flirted with disaster in every single inning, with the defense failing him for four unearned runs on two errors but also turning four double plays with Rosenbaum and Sandy Leon each picking a runner off first base. Jeff Kobernus got the lone P-Nat hit with two outs in the eighth while Steve Souza drew four of the team’s eight walks (none intentional).

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 0 — GAME ONE
• Cole (L, 0-4) 5IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 6K
• Kelso 1-3
• Newsome 1-3

A.J. Cole continues to pitch well but still lose, dropping his fourth decision without a win in a 3-0 loss to Kannapolis. The 19-year-old tossed five innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out six, and lowered his ERA to 3.38. The Suns managed just two hits, with Blake Kelso and Brett Newsome both going 1-for-3. Wade Moore and Sammy Solis were added to the roster over the last two days, but which players were removed is still not known — presumably Chris Curran and a pitcher.

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 3 — GAME TWO
• Solis 4⅔ 4H 3R 3ER 3BB 7K
• Eusebio 1⅓ 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 2K 1HR
• Harper 2-3, BB, CS
• Newsome 2-3, R, 2B
• Leonida 1-3, 3B, 2RBI

Cole Leonida’s two-run triple capped off a three-run fourth, but Sammy Solis ran into trouble in the fifth, giving up the tying runs. Wilson Eusebio surrendered the game-winning home run in the bottom of the sixth as the Kannapolis Intimidators took the nightcap and swept the doubleheader with a 4-3 win. Solis struck out seven over four and 2/3rds innings and allowed four hits and three walks. Bryce Harper and Brett Newsome each went 2-for-3 to lead the Suns offense.

DSL Giants 4 DSL Nationals 1
• Baez, G (L, 0-1) 4IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 5K 1HR
• Escolastico 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K, PO at 2B
• Ortega 2-3, 2SB
• Mejia 1-2, 2B

Gregory Baez returned to the DSL, perhaps only until the GCL starts up, and tossed four strong innings in a 4-1, rain-shortened (presumably) loss. The 19-year-old gave up a single, a homer, and a walk while striking out five. “Fred” Ortega went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases while 17-year-old Bryan Mejia got the only other hit for the D-Nats, a double.