Jul 202014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2;
Lost, 5-0
vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:00 p.m.
Lively (6-4, 5.08 in PCL) and TBD
Simmons (1-2, 5.40) vs.
G. Smith (7-6, 3.86) and
Marquis (0-0, 0.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 @ Richmond,
1:35 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 9.53) vs.
Blach (7-4, 2.98)
Potomac Won, 6-1 @ Salem,
4:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 5.01) vs.
Kukuk (3-6, 6.61)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 @ Delmarva,
5:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Horacek (5-8, 3.42)
Auburn Won, 5-4 vs. Lowell,
5:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Wilkerson (0-0, -.–)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-4 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals OFF DAY OFF DAY N/A


Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 2 — GAME ONE
• Roenicke (L, 4-5) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K
• Stange 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Kobernus 2-3, RBI, CS
• Rhymes 1-3, R, 2B

In game one, Syracuse starter Josh Roenicke was felled by one bad inning. He gave up four runs in the top of the 5th to Lehigh Valley and the Chiefs’ offense failed to drum up an ample response. A leadoff homer by Leandro Castro to left started the fateful frame. Three singles and a double later, Syracuse found itself facing an insurmountable four-run hole. They did respond with two in the bottom of the 5th. Catcher Jhonatan Solano singled, Wil Rhymes doubled him over to third, and a sac fly by Josh Johnson scored Syracuse’s first run. After Emmanuel “I’m not Webster” Burriss was plunked, Kobernus singled in Syracuse’s second run. Lehigh Valley starter Brad “Thinkin’” Lincoln made sure that was all the runs the Chiefs would get en route to the seven inning complete game and a 4-2 score.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Holland (L, 1-1) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Grace 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K
• Moore 1-2, BB
• Walters 1-3, 2B

Syracuse suffered an even worse fate in game two. A pair of doubles in the 1st off starter Matt Holland led to Lehigh Valley’s first run. A two-run homer by Nate Spears in the second made it 3-0. Matt Grace could not stop the bleeding in the third. He yielded four single and two runs, ending his streak without an earned run at 25. The doleful Syracuse fans were now seeing a 5-0 deficit on the scoreboard. After going with the complete game victory in the opener, Lehigh Valley took the committee approach to shut out the Chiefs in the nightcap. Kudos to Hector Neris, winner Jeremy Horst and Cesar Jimenez for limiting the Chiefs offense to just three singles and Zach Walters’ 17th double of the year. Roster move: OF Eury Perez reassigned from Potomac; MiLB.com is listing this as him still being on a rehab assignment, most likely to avoid having to add him to the Chiefs’ roster.

Richmond 7 Harrisburg 3
• Kroenke 5IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Runion (L, 0-1) 2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Keyes 1-2, 2R, 2BB, HR, RBI
• Martinson 2-3, R, 3B, BB

The joy of Jose Lozada’s game-tying single in the top of the 8th was short-lived as the Squirrels went nuts on Sam Runion for four runs in the bottom of the 8th en route to a 7-3 win over the Senators. Runion gave up six hits total, including a home run, with no walks and one strikeout over the 7th and 8th innings. Zach Kroenke started and went the first five, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with five K’s. Jason Martinson reached base three times on a single, walk, and a triple while Kevin Keyes homered and walked twice as Harrisburg registered eight hits and four walks total.

Potomac 6 Salem 1
• Spann (W, 7-4) 7IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinez 3-5, 2R, 2B, OF assist at 2B
• Tejeda 2-4, R, BB, HR, 3RBI, SB
• Manuel 2-3, BB, 2RBI

Oscar Tejeda totaled a Mercedes while Matt Spann turned in seven shutout innings as Potomac stopped a four-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over Salem. Former Red Sox farmhand Tejeda smacked a three-run HR off Simon Mercedes to give Spann all the support he would need. The 23-y.o. southpaw tied his season-best with six K’s, walked none and let up six hits to win his 7th game for the P-Nats and 9th overall. Estarlin Martinez continues to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs score to lead the 15-hit parade for Potomac.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 5
• Giolito (W, 5-2) 5⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 9K
• Thomas (H, 2) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR, 2-1 IR-S
• Lopez 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Kieboom 2-4, 2RBI
• Ballou 1-3, BB, RBI, SB

Carlos Lopez’s solo HR in the top of the 9th proved to be the difference as Hagerstown nearly blew a 5-0 lead but survived with a 6-5 win over Delmarva. Lucas Giolito tied a season high with nine strikeouts as he pitched into the 6th for just the fourth time in 15 starts. He was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk while earning his fifth win. Lopez and Spencer Kieboom both went 2-for-4 as the Suns racked up 10 hits on the night.

Auburn 5 Lowell 4
• A. Williams 4⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP, 2WP
• P. Valdez (W, 2-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• W. Rodriguez 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Williamson 2-4, 2B
• Eusebio 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI

Diomedes Eusebio’s two-run homer capped off a three-run 8th as Auburn rallied from 4-2 down to win 5-4 over Lowell. Austen Williams was sloppy in the early going, hitting a batter and missing the catcher twice as the Spinners got to him for three runs in the 1st on just two hits. He would compose himself and pitch into the fifth, finishing with three hits allowed and four strikeouts over four and 2/3rds. Lowell returned the favor with a two-run error in the 1st but shut down Auburn until the 8th. That’s when Wilman Rodriguez doubled for his third hit of the night, came in on a single by “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, then Eusebio hit the killshot. Philips Valdez, who let in an inherited runner in the 7th, got the win with two scoreless innings in the 8th and 9th.
Roster moves: RHPs Robbie Dickey, Luis Torres reassigned from GCL Nationals. Tonight’s starter is TBD, best bet: Torres, who hasn’t pitched since July 12.

GCL Marlins 9 GCL Nationals 4
• Mattheus 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Yrizarri (L, 1-1) 3IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 3K, HR
• J. Ramirez 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Guzman 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, RBI

The G-Nats answered the G-Marlins first two scores of one run and three runs, but had no response for the five-run 4th as the G-Marlins went on to win 9-4. Ryan Mattheus put in his rehab inning with a run let in on two hits, no walks, and two strikeouts. Deibi Yrizarri took the loss with eight runs allowed in three innings on seven hits, including a grand slam. Luis Guzman singled once and doubled twice to pace the G-Nats 10-hit attack. Roster moves: RHP Ryan Mattheus assigned from Syracuse for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
Much is made about the NYPL’s grueling schedule, but the DSL isn’t that much easier. Yesterday and today are the only planned consecutive days off from May 31 to August 23, with the DSL All-Star Game scheduled for this morning at 10:30 a.m.

Jul 192014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:00 p.m.
Roenicke (4-4, 5.00) and
Lively (6-4, 5.08 in PCL)
Holland (1-0, 1.59) vs.
Lincoln (4-5, 4.40) and
G. Smith (7-6, 3.86)
Neris (3-2, 6.03)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 @ Richmond,
6:05 p.m.
Kroenke (2-3, 5.91) vs.
Crick (6-4, 3.23)
Potomac Lost, 3-0 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Spann (6-4, 4.39) vs.
Mercedes (2-5, 4.06)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-3 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (4-2, 2.47) vs.
Severino (1-0, 3.60)
Auburn Lost, 7-6 vs. Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
A. Williams (0-1, 4.15) vs.
Buttrey (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-2 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 14-1 OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 10 Lehigh Valley 2
• Cole (W, 2-0) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
• Madrigal 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Laird 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI
• Moore 3-5, 2R
• Solano 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI

The Phillies’ AAA club is apparently as bad as its MLB club. They were destroyed by the Syracuse Chiefs last night, 10-2. Offensive leader Steve Souza, phoned in a home run to lead off the 4th. Seven of his brethren followed up with consecutive positive plate appearances with an A.J. “Slaw” Cole sacrifice bunt being the only out recorded. A strike ‘em out (Jeff Kobernus), throw ‘em out (Emmanuel Burriss) ended the inning, but the damage had been done. Six runs was enough for Cole to kick it in cruise and pound the strike zone. Cole walked not one Iron Pig, but did yield two runs on eight hits while sending six of ‘em back to the dugout with “K.”
Roster move: RHP Mitch Lively assigned from Washington. You probably already knew he’s a former Oakland N.L. West-team farmhand.

Harrisburg 4 Richmond 3 (11 inn.)
• Simms 5⅓ IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 4K; 1-2
• Benincasa (W, 1-3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bates (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Vettleson 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Taylor 1-5, R, HR, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Martinson 1-5, R, HR, RBI

The Harrisburg Senators won a thriller in Richmond last night. After an opening tally by Richmond in the bottom of the 3rd, Michael “BATMAN” Taylor promptly erased the evil deficit by leading off the 4th with a solo shot. Harrisburg continued its picket fence with a one-out double by Drew Vettleson and a clutch two-out RBI single by Adrian Sanchez to score him in the top of the 5th. A leadoff double by Rick “The Stick” Hague, a Matt Skole single, and a Kevin Keyes walk loaded the bases for what should have been the knockout blow. But Richmond replaced Kelvin Marte with Jose Casilla, who whiffed Jason Martinson, then yielded a bunt single to complete the picket fence but escaped further damage with lineout double play. Manno’s Minions will be disappointed to learn he issued the walk and the double that led to Richmond tying up the contest at 3-3 in the 7th. Martinson crushed the Flying Squirrels hopes with a two-out homer in the top of the 11th. Robert Benincasa got the win while Colin Bates got the save

Wilmington 3 Potomac 0
• Voth 7IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Dickson (L, 1-8) 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Pleffner 2-4
• Renda 1-3, 2B, BB

Austin Voth was brilliant, but things fell apart late Last Night In Woodbridge.

Delmarva 8 Hagerstown 3
• Johansen (L, 5-5) 5IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Ullmann 3IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Difo 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Yezzo 1-3, 2B

The Shorebirds erupted for four in the 6th to break open a 3-1 game as they cruised to an 8-3 win over the Suns. Jake Johansen made it through five, but was strafed for four runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out five for his fifth loss. Hagerstown was limited to just four hits though two of them were doubles by Wilmer Difo and James Yezzo, who both went 1-for-3.

Hudson Valley 7 Auburn 6
• Bourque (L, 1-1) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Mapes 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Read 1-5, R, HR, 4RBI
• Medina 1-3, R, 2BB, 4E

If they didn’t already know it, the Doubledays learned you can’t spot a 24-9 team a 6-0 lead and still win. But they tried, as they rallied for four in the 5th but ultimately fell short with a 7-6 loss. James Bourque was riddled for eight hits and six runs over four and a 1/3rd innings with only one earned run “thanks” to three Willie Medina throwing errors (four total) in the Renegades five-run 2nd. Raudy Read’s three-run HR sparked aforementioned 5th with “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to pace the Auburn offense.
Roster move: CF Alec Keller placed on the 60-Day DL.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Marlins 2
• Vasquez 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Plouck (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP, 1-1 IR-S
• Valerio (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Gutierrez 3-4, 3B, BB
• Keniry 0-2, R, 2BB

Turnabout is fair play as the G-Nats reversed the score of Thursday with a 4-2 win over the G-Marlins on Friday. Daury Vasquez got the start and gave up one run on two hits with no walks and one whiff over three innings. Cole Plouck got the win in relief, Maximo Valerio got the save as the two combined for four and 2/3rds scoreless innings to finish out the game. Kelvin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 with a walk and a triple to lead the G-Nats attack.

DSL Giants 14 DSL Nationals 1
• Acevedo (L, 2-2) 4IP, 7H, 3R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Vargas ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Guerrero 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Mota 1-3

Sandy Guerrero’s solo shot in the 3rd pulled the D-Nats within two at 3-1 but it was all downhill from here as the D-Giants piled on 11 more for 14-1 demolition. Carlos Acevedo took the loss, allowing those first three runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Just five of the D-Giant runs were earned thanks to seven errors, four by Francys Peguero while positioned near third base. Guerrero also singled to go 2-for-4 as the D-Nats were held to just six hits.
C-1B Davinson Pimentel, RHP Joan Baez named to DSL NL All-Star Team.

Jul 182014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-0 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 3.78) vs.
O’Sullivan (4-6, 4.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (2-1, 3.86) vs.
Marte (7-3, 3.67)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (2-0, 0.35) vs.
Dziedzic (5-5, 2.82)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Johansen (5-4, 4.86) vs.
Harvey (6-4, 3.01)
Auburn Lost, 6-2 vs. Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (1-0, 3.18) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 (10 inn.) @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 8-5 @ DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
Acevedo (2-1, 3.21) vs.
Guzman (2-1, 3.79)


Syracuse 13 Lehigh Valley 0
• Treinen (W, 6-0) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Jackson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Moore 4-5, 4R, 2RBI
• Walter 4-6, 3R
• Laird 3-4, 3R, 3B, HR, BB, 5RBI
• Hood 3-4, 2B, BB, 3RBI

There’s a Pig Roast scheduled for Sunday in Syracuse, but the boys got started a little early as the Chiefs grilled the IronPigs for 18 hits in 13-0 victory in Lehigh Valley. Four pitchers combined on the five-hit shutout, with starter Blake Treinen going the first six frames with four hits and two walks allowed while striking out while Zack Jackson, Daniel Stange, and Neil Holland each turned in a scoreless inning. Brandon Laird drove in five with a single, triple, and a three-run homer to lead the 18-hit assault.
Roster move: RHP James Simmons reassigned from Harrisburg.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 1
• Dupra (L, 1-4) 5IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K, HR(GS)
• Self 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 2-3, 2B, BB
• Keyes 1-1, R, HR, RBI

The Flying Squirrels swooped on Senators starter Brian Dupra for five runs in the 5th to send Harrisburg to a 5-1 loss. Dupra went toe-to-toe with Richmond’s Austin Fleet for four innings in a 0-0 pitcher’s duel, with Fleet tossing a no-no and Dupra allowing a leadoff double in the 3rd. The excrement struck the spinning airflow device in the bottom of the 5th as the Squirrels rallied for for five, including a grand slam to send Dupra to his fourth loss. Jason Martinson broke up the no-hitter with a one-out double in the 5th while Kevin Keyes’s pinch-hit homer — #16 for the Senators, #20 overall — ended the shutout bid to lead off the 8th.
Roster move: OF Michael Taylor activated from the 3-Day TIL; RHP Paul Demny placed on the 7-day DL, retroactive to July 12.

Potomac 2 Wilmington 1 — COMP.
• Schwartz 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mirowski (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Norfork 2-3, 2B
• Martinez 2-3, R, RBI

Khayyan Norfork led off the continuation with a single, which was knocked down by the Blue Rocks shortstop to deny him the RBI and Mike McQuillan nearly got the Willie Mays Hayes single and an RBI with a swinging bunt that got him out to end the 6th. After Richie Mirowksi pitched around a walk in the top of the 7th, Estarlin Martinez singled, took second on a sacrifice and scored on a Randolph Oduber single in the bottom of the 7th to take the continuation, 2-1.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 1 — GAME TWO
• Bacus (L, 3-5) 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Walsh 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, 2WP
• E. Perez 2-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Pleffner 2-4, RBI

The Potomac bats continue to fizzle as they racked up 10 hits but only plated one run in a 4-1 loss to Wilmington. Starter Dakota Bacus had trouble putting away the leadoff man, putting him on five times out of seven innings, but pitched well enough to win with two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk. Jake Walsh’s Woodbridge debut was marred by two wild pitches, one of which came on a strikeout to the first batter he faced. He would give up three hits and two runs in the 8th to give the Blue Rocks a comfortable three-run lead. Eury Perez singled, doubled, walked and scored the lone P-Nat run on a Shawn Pleffner double single off the right-centerfield wall in the 3rd.
Roster move: RHP Blake Schwartz placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 2
• Pivetta 5⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Suero 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Johns (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Wooten 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Middleton 2-4, 2B

James Yezzo singled with one out, Brennan Middleton followed with a double to push him to 3rd, and West Virginia’s shortstop Bucknered a Narciso Mesa roller to send him in as Hagerstown walked off with a 3-2 victory and a 2-1 series win. Nick Pivetta started and pitched into the 6th, when the Power got to him for their two runs. Wander Suero kept the go-ahead run on base by getting the last two outs, then pitched a 1-2-3 seventh. Samuel Johns pitched two scoreless innings for the “W.” John Wooten got the first two Suns runs with a homer in the 2nd and led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night.

Hudson Valley 6 Auburn 2
• Ott 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• D. Williams (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 2IP, 4H, 6R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, 0HR
• Gardner 3-4, R
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, BB

The Renegades had it made in the 8th as they retrieved six runs off Deion Williams to turn a 2-0 deficit into the eventual 6-2 bounty over the Doubledays. The implosion wasted a career night by Travis Ott, who pitched six innings of three-hit, shutout ball with no walks and six whiffs. Jeff Gardner led the Auburn offense with a 3-for-4 night, followed by “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, who went 2-for-4 with a walk.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 2 (10 inn.)
• K. Simmons 3IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, K
• Morales (BS, 1; L, 0-4) 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Alvarez 2-4, BB
• Ortiz 1-4, R, RBI

The G-Marlins got to Jose Morales for the 2-2 tie in the 8th and smacked a two-run HR against him in the 10th for the 4-2 win. Kyle Simmons started and went the first three innings, letting in one on a hit and two walks while fanning one. Thomas Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a walk from the leadoff spot but the rest of the lineup struggled, adding just six more hits and one more walk and going 1-for-14 with RISP.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL Giants 5
• Baez 5IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K, HBP
• N. Ramirez (W, 5-3) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, K
• Franco 4-4, R, BB, RBI, E(16)
• A. Martinez 2-4, R, 2B, BB
• Pimentel 2-4, 2RBI

The D-Nats erupted for five runs in the 8th to break a 3-3 deadlock and held on for an 8-5 win over the D-Giants. Starter Joan Baez let in just an unearned run over five innings on one hit and one walk as he struck out one. The win went to Nector Ramirez, though he gave up two unearned runs on four hits and two walks over the 7th and 8th innings. Angher Cespedes struck out two while earning his seventh save in a 1-2-3 ninth. 16-y.o. Anderson Franco reached base five times with four singles and a walk while Davinson Pimentel and Andres Martinez both went 2-for-4 to pace the 12-hit D-Nats offense.

Jul 152014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Won, 9-5 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-0, 2.25 @ GCL) vs.
Topa (3-6, 6.03)
Auburn Cancelled OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 8-6 (14 inn.) vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-8 vs. DSL Red Sox,
10:30 a.m.
Fuentes (1-2, 3.21) vs.
Mendoza (3-0, 2.40)


Syracuse — All-Star Break
All is quiet in upstate New York. Unlike summers past, both the Nationals and the Chiefs are in first place at the All-Star break.
Wait. What?

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 4 (10 inn.)
• McGregor 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 2HR
• Self (W, 1-2) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sanchez 1-1, R, HR, 2RBI as PH
• Lozada 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Leonida 1-3, 2R, BB, 2B, RBI

The Senators rallied for one in the 9th to tie and one in the 10th for a 5-4 win over the Curve, taking the five-game series, 3-2. Jose Lozada’s two-out single sent in Cole Leonida to tie the game at 4-4 while Quincy Latimore duplicated the feat in the first extra frame with Matt Skole chugging in to secure Harrisburg’s third straight win. Derek Self got the win for pitching a scoreless 10th. Scott McGregor started and went the first five, striking out six and walking none but giving up two solo HRs and three hits total. Adrian Sanchez got those two runs back and a 3-2 lead with a pinch-hit homer in the 5th.

Potomac vs. Frederick — PPD
After a marathon game on Sunday afternoon, a rainout on Monday was probably not unwelcome — especially the night before an off day before four-plus games in three days starting on Wednesday. The Keys announced they’ll make this one up with a twilight doubleheader on Sunday, August 31st.
Roster move: RHP Ronald Pena transferred from Hagerstown, activated from the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
After four games in the Sally League’s westernmost city, the Suns return home tonight for three against the West Virginia Power before heading out for (yet) another three-game set against Delmarva.
Roster move: RHP Wirkin Estevez transferred from the GCL Nationals, activated from the 7-Day DL.

Auburn vs. Aberdeen — CNCLD
The rains that postponed things in Frederick canceled the series finale in Aberdeen, as the two teams do not meet again in the 2014 season. The Doubledays return to western New York for their first of two six-game homestands of the season (against Hudson Valley and Lowell; the next is August 6-11 against Tri-City and Vermont) beginning on Wednesday.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Cardinals 6 (14 inn.)
• Yrizarri 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, 2HBP
• J. Ramirez 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Feliz (W, 2-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Lora 4-7, 2R, 2B, SB
• Guzman 3-6, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Keniry 3-7, R, RBI

The G-Nats spotted the G-Cards four runs early, took a 5-4 lead in the 6th, lost it in the 8th, rallied to tie in 9th, and won it in the 14th with two runs on four singles for an 8-6 win. The two teams combined for 30 hits and — believe it or not — no errors. Deibi Yrizarri gave up two-spots in the first two innings but made it through five without further damage. Jean Ramirez spun four scoreless innings from the 9th to the 12th while John Feliz put up two goose eggs in the last two innings for the win. Edwin Lora led the 18-hit parade with a 4-for-7 game, followed by Luis Guzman (3-for-6) and Conor Keniry (3-for-7).

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Rojos 8
• W. Pena 4⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• N. Ramirez (W, 4-3) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, WP, 2HBP, 3-0 IR-S
• Cespedes (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Mota 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Franco 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• A. Martinez 2-4, 2B, BB, 3RBI

Andres Martinez’s three-run double capped off a five-run 8th as the D-Nats held off the D-Rojos for a 10-8 win. Wilber Pena started and was knocked from the box in the 5th, leaving with the bases loaded and one out. Nector Ramirez stranded them and went three more innings and was the pitcher of record when the D-Nats rallied. Israel Mota and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-3 with two walks, combining for four of the team’s 12 hits and four of the 10 walks drawn on the afternoon.

Jul 142014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 13-8 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Won, 9-5 vs. Altoona,
12:00 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 14.21) vs.
Harlan (0-0, 1.80)
Potomac Won, 2-1 (13 inn.) @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 5.22) vs.
Wager (3-7, 5.89)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Won, 5-3 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Van Orden (0-2, 15.19) vs.
Tarpley (0-1, 7.36)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
N/A


Charlotte 13 Syracuse 8
• Hill ⅓ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Grace 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Walters 3-4, 2R, BB, HR, 4RBI
• Souza 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Hood 2-5, 2-2B, 2RBI

Taylor Hill retired just one of the eight batters he faced in the 1st as the Charlotte Knights scored eight times and held on for a 13-8 to split the four-game series. It was the second straight loss for Hill, who left the game after a line drive back to the mound struck his pitching arm, though he was able to get an out at the plate. Zach Walters and Steve Souza both homered and combined for four runs scored and six RBI while Destin Hood drove in the other two runs while connecting for two doubles.

Harrisburg 9 Altoona 5
• Simmons (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Bates (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 3-3, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI, CS
• Ramsey 3-5, R, 2RBI, SB
• Hague 2-3, R, BB, CS

The Senators plated seven in the 1st then got two more in the 7th to hold off the Curve, 9-5. Starter James Simmons got the Jack Morris win with all five Altoona runs allowed on seven hits and three walks. He struck out four and gave up his 12th HR of the season for his second AA win. Kevin Keyes reached base four times with a walk, two singles, and a double and drove in three while Caleb Ramsey went 3-for-5 with two RBI to lead the 13-hit, four-walk attack. Michael Taylor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as he played all nine innings in CF for the USA squad in the 2014 Futures Game.

Potomac 2 Frederick 1 (13 inn.)
• Dickson 5IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Mirowksi 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Walsh (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Oduber 3-6, R, 2B
• Martinez 1-2, R, 2B

Estarlin Martinez doubled and scored on Tony Renda’s lone hit in six trips to the plate as the P-Nats edged the Keys, 2-1 in 13 innings for their fourth straight win. Ian Dickson started and tossed five scoreless innings, letting up five hits and two walks with one strikeout. The win went to Jake Walsh as he pitched around a single that he turned into a double via a wild pitch in the 12th but then shut the door with a three-up-and-three-down 13th. Randolph Oduber doubled and scored in the 7th and went 3-for-6 overall as the Potomac managed just eight hits total.

Lexington 6 Hagerstown 5
• Johansen (L, 5-4) 5IP, 8H, 6R, 4ER, BB, 3K, WP, HBP
• Ullmann 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Middleton 2-3, R, BB
• Mesa 1-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI

Narciso Mesa’s grand slam capped off a five-run rally for Hagerstown in the 9th, but it was too little, too late as Lexington held on for a 6-5 win to prevent the four-game sweep. Starter Jake Johansen, who turned in his first quality start in his 27th career start last time out against Lakewood, couldn’t make it 2-for-28. The 23-y.o. was lit up for all six Legends runs on eight hits and one walk over five innings for his fourth loss. Drew Ward (1-for-3) drove in the first run of the 9th with an RBI single as only he and Brenann Middleton (2-for-3, BB) reached base multiple times for the Suns. Lucas Giolito’s 2014 Futures Game appearance was uneven as he gave up a singlethen had Javy Baez put a coat on a hanger for a two-run blast to turn a 1-0 USA lead into a 2-1 deficit in the 6th before retiring the next two on a long flyout and strikeout before he was lifted.

Auburn 5 Aberdeen 3
• Derosier (W, 1-2) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Mapes (SV, 2) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Medina 2-4

Matt DeRosier celebrated his birthday by pitching Auburn to a 5-3 win over Aberdeen. The 20-y.o. gave up jut one run on five hits and a walk over five innings while striking out two to earn his first “W” of ’14. Tyler Mapes put the tying runs on base in the 9th but neither came in as he got the last three outs for his second save. Raudy Read helped frost the cake with a two-run homer off rehabbing Steve Johnson in the 1st as both he and Willie Medina went 2-for-4 to lead the seven-hit, four-walk Doubledays attack.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Despite a pair of rain-affected dates, the G-Nats put together a 5-2 week to move into second place in the GCL East. This week, their opponents are the first-place G-Cards and the fourth-place G-Marlins.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The D-Nats moved up a spot in the Boca Chiac South to tie the D-Yankees1 for third place. This week, it’s four home games and two on the road and a good chance to match last week’s 4-2 mark.

Jul 132014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Charlotte,
2:05 p.m.
Hill (9-3, 2.04) vs.
Doran (2-4, 5.36 in PCL)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-1;
Won, 3-2
vs. Altoona,
2:00 p.m.
Simmons (1-0, 4.99) vs.
Dodson (2-5, 5.14)
Potomac Won, 7-5 @ Frederick,
4:00 p.m.
Dickson (1-7, 5.99) vs.
Blackmar (5-1, 4.06)
Hagerstown Won, 8-2 @ Lexington,
6:05 p.m.
Johansen (5-3, 4.69) vs.
Alvarez (4-3, 6.21)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 @ Aberdeen,
5:35 p.m.
Derosier (0-2, 7.71) vs.
Tarpley (0-1, 7.36)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-3;
Won, 4-3
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A


Charlotte 5 Syracuse 3
• Roenicke 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Delcarmen (L, 3-3) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• Moore 1-2, R, 2BB, HR, 2RBI
• Hood 2-4, R, 2B
• Walters 2-5, R, 2B, 3K

The Knights broke through for two in the 8th to break a 3-3 deadlock as they downed the Chiefs, 5-3. Manny Delcarmen took the loss, giving up the decisive runs on three hits and two walks in his lone inning of work. Josh Roenicke started and went the first five, giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking four. Zach Walters (2-for-5) and Destin Hood (2-for-4) both doubled while Tyler Moore lofted a two-run shot in the 4th to give Syracuse its only lead at 3-2.

Altoona 9 Harrisburg 1 — GAME ONE
• Simms (L, 2-1) 4+ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 4BB, 1K, HR
• Runion 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Lozada 2-2, R, SAC

John Simms went off the rails in his fourth AA outing as Altoona pounded Harrisburg for a 9-1 win in opener. The Curve got to him for seven runs on eight hits and four walks off in four-plus innings as he dropped his first decision for the Sens. Sam Runion came in with the bases loaded and only let in one but was lit up for two of his own in the 7th as he finished the game. The Senators managed just four hits total; two by veteran Jose Lozada.

Harrisburg 3 Altoona 2 — GAME TWO
• Espino (W, 4-3) 6⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 9K
• Bates (SV, 1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-1 IR-S
• Latimore 2-3, R, 2B
• Skole 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Matt Skole’s two-run home run highlighted a three-run 4th as the Senators split the doubleheader with a 3-2 win over the Curve in the nightcap. After striking out Stetson Allie for his 9th K, setting a new season high, Paolo Espino gave up a double that chased him from the game with one out in the 7th. He would finish with two runs allowed on three hits and no walks. Colin Bates followed suit with another double to the first batter he faced but got the last two outs to earn his first save of the season. Quincy Latimore was the lone Harrisburg batter to reach base twice in a five-hit, one-walk offensive outing.
Roster moves: OF Michael Taylor placed on 3-Day Temporary Inactive List (Futures Game); RHP Sam Runion reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 7 Frederick 5
• Spann (W, 6-4) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 1K, WP
• Manno 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Pleffner 2-4, BB, 2RBI, SB
• S. Perez 2-4, R, RBI
• Severino 2-4, R, RBI

A three-run 4th by the P-Nats erased an early 4-2 lead as they would go on to defeat the Keys, 7-5. Matt Spann was hit hard early and struggled with his control but gutted out five innings as he finished with four runs allowed on seven hits and five walks with one strikeout. He would get his sixth win as three relievers combined for four innings of one-run relief, with Travis Henke and Chris Manno earning holds and Gilberto Mendez notching his sixth save. Shawn Pleffner, Stephen Perez, and Pedro Severino each went 2-for-4 while the team drew nine walks and registered 10 hits.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Suero 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Pena (W, 1-0) 3IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Yezzo 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI
• Difo 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, SB
• Masters 2-3, R, 2B

The Suns scored in four straight innings and eight runs total before the Legends could answer with two in the late innings as Hagerstown won for the fifth time in six games, 8-2. Wander Suero went the first four in a spot start, giving up just one hit and no walks while striking out two. Ronald Pena won it in relief, pitching three innings of one-run ball with four hits allowed. James Yezzo dialed long distance twice and went 3-for-4 overall while his teammates got a baker’s dozen of hits off Lexington pitchers, with Wilmer Difo matching him hit the hit column with a 3-for-5 night.
Roster moves: RHP Lucas Giolito placed on 3-Day Temporary Inactive List (Futures Game); RHP Ronald Pena reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Aberdeen 6 Auburn 1
• A. Williams 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K, WP
• McDowell (L, 0-1) 1IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 0K, HR
• Wooten 2-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Page 2-4, OF assist at 2B

A five-run 6th by the IronBirds turned a 1-1 tie into the eventual 6-1 outcome and snapped a three-game Doubledays win streak. Chase McDowell was strafed for five runs on six hits, including a two-run home run, with two walks and no strikeouts to record the loss. Starter Austen Williams went the first five and allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out six. John Wooten walked, singled, and doubled in four plate appearances while every Auburn batter hit safely for a total of 11 hits and two walks.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 3 — COMP.
• Encarnacion 4IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K
• Feliz (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Morales (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Lora 2-3, 2R, SB
• Aguero 1-3, 2B, RBI

After a Gilberto Ramirez strikeout, Edwin Lora singled, stole second, and took third on an throwing error to set up Darryl Florentino’s RBI single in the bottom of the 6th. Jose Morales pitched around Lora’s error in the top of the 7th to secure the 4-3 G-Nats win over the G-Mets in the completion of the Friday afternoon game.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 3 — GAME TWO
• Torres 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• K. Simmons (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, HBP
• Plouck (SV, 1) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ripken 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Tillero 1-2, R, 2BB

In the regularly scheduled game, Ryan Ripken’s first career HR was a three-run blast capped off a four-run 8th as the G-Nats swept the de facto doubleheader with another 4-3 win. Luis Torres started and turned in five innings of two-hit ball with no walks or runs allowed and two set down on strikes. The win went to Kyle Simmons with a LaLoosh line of three runs let in on four walks, four strikeouts and a hit batsman over two frames.

DSL Rojos 6 DSL Nationals 5 (12 inn.)
• Acevedo 6IP, 7H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 8K
• Charlis (BS, 4) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Rosario (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K, HBP, 1-1 IR-S
• Robles 4-6, 2R, 2-2B, 3B, CS
• Pimentel 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI, SB
• Agustin 2-5, R, BB, RBI, SB

Three errors in the 12th and six overall doomed the D-Nats to defeat, 6-5 to the D-Rojos. Ramses Rosario took the loss as he retired just one of five batters faced, letting in one inherited runner and one of his own on one hit and one walk while hitting a batter. It was the second time the ‘pen had failed, as Fiyeral Charlis blew a 5-4 lead in the 8th for his fourth blown save. Offensively, Victor Robles went 4-for-6 with two doubles and a triple while Davinson Pimentel went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to pace the D-Nats attack.

Jul 122014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 16-9 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Roenicke (4-4, 4.97) vs.
McCutchen (0-0, 9.72)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-12 (11 inn.) vs. Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Simms (2-0, 1.40) and
Espino (3-3, 4.47) vs.
Sampson (6-5, 2.89) and
Kasparek (1-0, 0.63)
Potomac Won, 4-0 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
Spann (5-4, 4.15) vs.
Vader (1-0, 4.50)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Suero (3-0, 2.04) vs.
Fernandez (0-5, 7.36)
Auburn Won, 4-0 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
A. Williams (0-1, 7.36) vs.
Means (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Tied, 3-3
(Susp., Bot 6th)
@/vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-1 @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Acevedo (2-1, 3.90) vs.
Salas (2-4, 4.58)


Syracuse 16 Charlotte 9
• Laffey 4IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 5K, HR, WP
• Holland (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Laird 3-4, 2R, BB, 2RBI
• Walters 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Solano 3-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Moore 3-6, 3R, 3-2B, 6RBI

A touchdown and a field goal in the 8th inning took the edge off a missed extra point in the 5th as Syracuse roared back from deficits of 5-0 and 7-6 for a 16-9 victory over Charlotte. Eight of the Chiefs’ 17 hits were of the extra-base variety, with Tyler Moore pounding the gaps for three doubles and six RBI while Zach Walters, Jhonatan Solano, and Destin Hood each homered. Aaron Laffey stared but was jousted by the Knights after giving up five runs on seven hits over four innings. Neil Holland earned his first AAA win, though he was touched for a run on two hits and a walk over two frames.

Altoona 13 Harrisburg 12 (11 inn.)
• Dupra 3IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 1K, 0HR, PO at 2B
• Benincasa (L, 0-3) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K, 2HR
• Keyes 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, RBI, SAC(!)
• Jeroloman 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Skole 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB
• Hague 2-6, 2-2B, 4RBI

Altoona launched six solo HRs, including two in the final two innings, as they outslugged Harrisburg 13-12 in 11 innings. Starter Brian Dupra kept the ball in the yard, but had his fielders chase after eight hits as the Curve railroaded him for seven runs over three innings. Tyler Herron was the sole Senator pitcher to keep Altoona off the board, as he posted two goose eggs in the 7th and 8th innings before giving up a big fly in the 9th. Robert Benincasa took the loss with the aforementioned two homers in the 10th and 11th innings. The Senators never led in this one but racked up 15 hits and six doubles, including two by Ricky Hague who drove in four for the night.

Potomac 4 Frederick 0
• Voth (W, 2-0) 7IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Walsh 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• E. Perez 2-4, R, 2RBI, CS
• Norfork 2-4, RBI

Austin Voth is just too good for the curse of the GBI as the 22-y.o. flirted with a perfect game into the 4th, a no-hitter though five, and finished with seven scoreless innings as the P-Nats blanked the Keys, 4-0. Voth gave up just two singles and one walk while striking out eight for his second High-A win. Richie Mirowski and Jake Walsh each turned in a zero on the board to complete the third shutout of ’14 for Potomac. Eury Perez and Khayyan Norfork both went 2-for-4 to lead the 10-hit parade against Frederick’s pitchers.

Hagerstown 5 Lexington 0
• Pivetta (W, 11-5) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Thomas (SV, 3) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, HBP
• Middleton 2-3, RBI, SAC
• Masters 3-5, R, 2B
• Lopez 2-5, R, RBI

Nick Pivetta became the second 11-game winner on the Nats farm as the Suns debunked the Legends, 5-0. The 21-y.o. Canadian turned in six scoreless frames and let up just three hits with no walks and seven K’s. Justin Thomas finished the game with three hits, no runs, no walks allowed and five whiffs for his third save. The trio of Carlos Lopez, David Masters, and Brenann Middleton combined to go 7-for-13 with a double (Masters), two runs scored, and two RBI to pace the 11-hit Hagerstown attack.

Auburn 4 Connecticut 0
• Bourque (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bach (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Page 2-2, 3B, 2BB, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, BB, RBI

Third time’s the charm for James Bourque as he combined with two Auburn relievers for 4-0 shutout of Connecticut. The 14th Rd. pick from the Univ. of Michigan got his first professional win in his third start for the Doubledays, giving up four hits and no walks over five innings while striking out one. Connor Bach no-hit the Tigers over the next three and Philips Valdez worked around a safety in the 9th. Matt Page singled once, walked twice, and tripled in a run while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Willie Medina both went 2-for-4 as Auburn notched 10 hits and extended its winning streak to three games.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Mets 3 — GAME ONE (SUSP., BOT 6th)
• Encarnacion 4IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K
• Feliz 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Aguero 1-3, 2B, RBI
• Keniry 1-2, R, SAC, SB

Rain halted play in the bottom of the 6th with this one tied at 3-3 and postponed its completion to tomorrow when they’ll try again to get two games in. The second, regularly scheduled game, was postponed to July 21st. Pedro Encarnacion made his fourth start and gave up all three G-Mets runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. John Feliz followed with two scoreless innings in relief. The G-Nats were held to just four hits and three walks. There were no runners on and one out when the game was suspended.

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Orioles2 1
• Baez (W, 3-1) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K
• Nunez (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Vilorio 3-5, R, 2B, E
• Franco 2-4, R, BB
• Robles 2-5, R, 3B, RBI

The D-Nats scored three early and two late as they cruised to a 5-1 win over the D-Orioles2 for their fourth straight win. Joan Baez got the win with an unearned run let in on two hits and two walks over five innings with seven strikeouts. Jose Nunez followed with scoreless innings to earn the hold. Luis Vilorio went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored while Anderson Franco singled twice and walked once to lead the D-Nats offense, which racked up 11 hits and seven walks for the game.

Jul 112014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-6 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Laffey (11-3, 2.82) vs.
Heath (5-1, 3.22)
Harrisburg Lost, 11-1 vs. Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Dupra (1-3, 5.01) vs. TBD
Potomac Won, 4-3;
Tied 1-1 (susp.)
@ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (1-0, 0.47) vs.
Kline (5-3, 3.83)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (10-5, 4.20) vs.
Reed (2-6, 5.93)
Auburn Won, 4-1 @ Connecticut,
7:00 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 5.68) vs.
Edwards (3-1, 2.40)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-5;
Won, 6-4
@ GCL Mets,
11:00 a.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-2 @ DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
Jo. Baez (2-1, 1.56) vs.
LeFranc (0-1, 12.91))


Syracuse 11 Gwinnett 6
• Treinen (W, 5-0) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Grace (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Souza 4-5, 2R, 3-2B, 2RBI, SB
• Moore 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Hood 1-3, 2R, 2BB, HR, 2RBI

Five innings of mediocre pitching from starting (and winning) pitcher Blake Treinen (5-0) was enough for Syracuse because the lineup mashed out 15 hits and 26 total bases against the lowly (38-56) Charlotte Knights. Three straight 1st inning singles and a Jordan Danks RBI groundout to start off the game led to an ominous first inning run. Steve Souza tied it up in with an RBI in the form of Jeff Kobernus, who had doubled earlier and stolen third. A single by Tyler Moore and a groundout from Walters plated Souza and gave Syracuse a 2-1 lead at the end of four. Syracuse Manager Billy Gardner pulled Treinen after he gave up two runs in the bottom of the 5th. In this crucial fifth, Blake Tekotte of Charlotte committed Blake on Blake crime with a leadoff homer. A subsequent single, walk, and another single set up the pivotal play. Walters made an error on second but recovered his wits enough to gun down greedy Carlos Sanchez at home for the second out and Treinen escaped further harm with a clutch groundout by Matt Davidson. Syracuse was so relieved to escape that they scored in every remaining inning to extend their record to a mighty 55-37.

Bowie 11 Harrisburg 1
• Kroenke (L, 2-3) 2⅔ IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, 0HR,
• Brach 4⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Vettleson 2-4, OF assist at HP
• Keyes 1-3, R, BB

Four “pitchers” emerged from the bullpen of the Harrisburg Senators last night. All four of them gave up runs. Tyler Herron did the least harm. He allowed one earned run in the bottom of the 9th. That run, a sacrifice fly by Ronald Bermudez scored David Adams who had doubled to lead off the inning, and also resulted in a final score of 11-1 in favor of the Bowie BaySox. Starter Anthony Vazquez didn’t have it, and gave up six unanswered runs in the first three innings. I think Ric Flair even turned on the team. Rumor has it he sarcastically shouted “WOO!” during Michael Taylor’s 114th and 115th strikeouts of the season but did cheer his leadoff single when the outcome was still in doubt in the 1st inning.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 3 — GAME ONE
• Bacus 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K
• Mendez (W, 5-3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• E. Perez 2-3, 2R, 2SB, SAC
• S. Perez 0-1, 3BB
• Renda 1-2, 2SF, 3RBI

In the opener, both teams traded runs with Potomac scoring twice in the 1st and once in the 2nd, and the Wilmington answering in reverse in the 2nd and 3rd innings to create a 3-3 tie. As the pitchers took over, both teams managed just a single over the next three and a half innings before Potomac played a little small ball. Pedro Severino led off with a single, took second on a Eury Perez sacrifice, took third on a passed ball, and trotted home on Tony Renda’s RBI single for the walkoff win.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 1 — GAME TWO (SUSP., BOT 6TH)
• Schwartz 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Rauh 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Norfork 1-2, R
• Martinez 1-2, RBI

Blake Schwartz lost his perfect-game bid with a two-out single in the top of the 5th while Khayyan Norfork broke up the Wilmington’s
combined no-hitter with one out in the bottom of the 5th. Following a walk to Mike McQuillan, Estarlin Martinez cashed in the first Potomac scoring chance for a 1-0 lead. The Blue Rocks got it right back with a bunt single, steal, a groundout to the right side and a sac fly. Shawn Pleffner and Oscar Tejeda both singled with two outs before the rains came and suspended play. They’ll pick this one up next Wednesday when Wilmington returns to Potomac.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 4
• Silvestre (W, 5-6) 8IP, 7H, 4R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Cooper (S, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bautista 4-5, 3R, BB, RBI, 2SB, OF assist at HP
• Kieboom 3-5, RBI
• Difo 2-5, R, RBI, SB

Hector Silvestre turned a career-high eight innings as the Suns took the series opener, 6-4. The 21-y.o. southpaw was dinged for three unearned runs and four hits in the 1st but settled down to only give up one more run and three hits over the next seven. He walked none and struck out three in his fifth win. Andrew Cooper pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save, his first. Rafael Bautista was a force from the leadoff spot, reaching base five times, scoring three times, and stealing two more bags to increase his Sally League-leading tally to 48.

Auburn 4 Connecticut 1
• Ott 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 6BB, 1K
• Ramos (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mapes (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, BB, RBI

The Doubledays pitchers flirted with disaster by walking seven over the first seven innings but scored two runs late to escape with a 4-1 win over the Tigers. Travis Ott walked six of them over his four innings, giving up the lone Connecticut run on two hits and striking out one. David Ramos turned in three goose eggs for the win while Tyler Mapes tossed two scoreless for the save. Dale Carey’s two-run homer in the 2nd turned out to be enough, but he singled in the 9th, stole second and scored on “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz’s second single of the night as Auburn got two insurance runs [insert Hartford joke here] for the 4-1 final.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Mets 5 (12 inn.) — GAME ONE
• Encarnacion ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP (pitched on 7/1)
• A. Martinez 4⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Valerio (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 3IP 2H, R, ER, 4BB, 3K, BK
• Alvarez 2-5, R, 2B, 3B
• Rosario 2-6, R, 3B, 3RBI
• Ripken 2-5, RBI

Picking up where they left off on the 1st, the G-Nats built a 5-0 lead through four only to give it away with five runs in the last four innings (no idea why it wasn’t called after seven). Andres Martinez was the de facto starter and threw four and a 1/3rd scoreless with two hits and no walks allowed with two strikeouts. Maximo Valerio coughed up the lead with a run in the 9th but stayed on to pitch the 10th and 11th and got the blown-save-win as the G-Nats rallied for two in the top of the 12th. Jean Ramirez pitched a scoreless 12th for the save. Dionicio Rosario tripled, scored a run, and drove in three to pace the 11-hit, three-walk attack.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 4 — GAME TWO
• Dickey 2⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K
• Mills (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Gutierrez 1-3, R, 2RBI
• Tillero 1-3, 2B, 2RBI
• Ortiz 1-2, R, BB

The G-Nats dug themselves out from a 4-1 hole with a five-run 6th as they completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-4 win. Robbie Dickey was charged with all four runs on six hits over two and 2/3rds with one walk and one whiff. The win went to McKenzie Mills for two scoreless innings in the 5th and 6th innings. Cole Plouck set ‘em down in order in the 7th for his first professional save.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Orioles2 2
• Bermudez 5IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Cespedes (BS, 3; W, 4-0) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Pimentel 1-2, R, 2BB, HR, RBI
• Guerrero 2-3, R, 3B, RBI, SB
• Pilier 2-3, R, BB

Angher Cespedes “earned” his third blown-save-win in a week as his teammates bailed him out again with two runs in the bottom of the 8th for a 4-2 D-Nats win over the D-Orioles2. Starting pitcher Juan Bermudez “Shorts” made just one mistake, a solo HR to lead off the game, as he walked one and struck out five over five innings. 17-y.o. Davinson Pimentel homered for the third straight game and walked twice to lead the D-Nats eight-hit, eight-walk offense.

Jul 102014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Treinen (4-0, 2.20) vs.
Hill (1-2, 4.80)
Harrisburg Won, 2-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Kroenke (2-2, 4.74) vs.
Vasquez (3-5, 4.98)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
3:30 p.m.
Bacus (3-4, 3.76) and
Schwartz (2-0, 4.74) vs.
Manaea (2-7, 4.75) and Finnegan (pro debut)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-7 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (4-6, 4.60) vs.
Davis (2-0, 4.73)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ Connecticut,
7:00 p.m.
Ott (0-1, 2.87) vs.
Ladwig (0-0, 9.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 @ GCL Mets,
11:00 a.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-1 vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
Bermudez (1-3, 1.88) vs.
Romero (0-2, 1.09)


Syracuse 8 Gwinnett 4
• Cole (W, 1-0) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Delcarmen (S, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Souza 3-4, R, 2RBI, 2SB (19, 20)
• Walters 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Kobernus 2-5, 2B, 2SB

Three first-inning doubles by the Gwinnett Braves off A.J. Cole led to an ominous 2-0 deficit for the Syracuse Chiefs. The Chiefs were undaunted, and tied it up with a one-out rally in the top of 3rd with a single by Emmanuel Burriss (red hot .531/.614/.813 over his last 9G), double by Jeff Kobernus, and RBI single by Steve Souza. After a Joey Terdoslavich homer off Cole in the top of the 4th briefly gave Gwinnett a 3-2 lead, Syracuse went ahead for good in the top of the 5th. This time the Chiefs strung together a Burriss HBP and singles by Kobernus, Tyler Moore, and Zach Walters to carve out three runs and take a 5-3 lead. Edward Salcedo’s homer leading off the top of the bottom of the 5th would be the closest that Gwinnett would get for the rest of the night as Syracuse won by the final score of 8-4 and Cole earned his first AAA win.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 0
• McGregor 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bates (W, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Benincasa (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP
• Taylor 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Skole 2-4

The Harrisburg Senators pitching staff formed the Committee on Beating Bowie Badly last night. Scott McGregor, Colin Bates, Paul Demny, and Robert Benincasa combined to shut the BaySox out 2-0 on six hits and no walks. McGregor, a recent pickup from the AAA Memphis St. Louis affiliate, put aside his season-long struggles to hurl four shutout innings to lead the charge. Michael “Senate Majority Leader” Taylor continued his assault on the Eastern League by scoring the Sens first run in the 1st after singling to start off the offense for Harrisburg. An Adrian Sanchez RBI single to score Jason Martinson in the bottom of the 4th provided some helpful breathing room. About the only unhappy person in the ballpark might have been Ric Flair (if he was there). He only got to shout “WOOOOO!” seven times for strikeouts.
Roster moves: UT Jose Lozada reassigned from Syracuse; 2B Cutter Dykstra placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Scott McGregor activated from the 7-Day DL.

Wilmington vs. Potomac — Postponed
Another twilight thunderstorm has washed out the P-Nats, shifting yesterday’s doubleheader to this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. With just one of four games played, another doubleheader is due next week when Wilmington returns for a three-game set. This is the third rainout between these two teams in a week.
Roster move: 2B Cody Dent reassigned from Hagerstown.

Lakewood 9 Hagerstown 7
• Mooneyham 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Davis (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K
• Ballou 3-4, RBI, HBP
• Ward 2-5, RBI

A six-run 3rd was not a big enough lead for the Suns pitchers hold and complete the three-game sweep. Instead, the BlueClaws roared back with seven runs in the middle innings and held off Hagerstown for a 9-7 win in the morning matinee. Brett Mooneyham got knocked from the box with two outs in the 4th as he gave up six runs on seven hits, including a two-run home run, with one walk and three strikeouts. The Suns rallied to tie it at 7-7 in the 6th but Cody Davis, who set the side down in order in the 6th, was dinged for two runs on three hits and two walks in the 7th. Every Suns batter had a hit, with Isaac Ballou leading the 12-hit effort with a 3-for-4 game, followed by Drew Ward at 2-for-5.
Roster move: OF Brian Langlois reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 3 Connecticut 1
• Lopez (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Sanchez (SV, 3) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Medina 2-3, R, 2B, CS
• Abreu 1-2, 2SAC

Auburn ace Reynaldo Lopez put the brakes on a three-game skid with six shutout innings in a 3-1 win over Connecticut in the Nutmeg State. The 20-y.o. Dominican lowered his ERA to 1.01 while walking three, letting up three hits, and striking out four to even his won-loss mark at 2-2. Mario Sanchez finished out the game for his third save, losing the shutout with a 9th-inning run and three hits total with two walks and no K’s. Willie Medina led the charge with a 2-for-3 night with a run scored as the Doubledays posted nine hits, including three doubles (Medina, Diomedes Eusebio, Raudy Read) and a triple for “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz.
Roster move: OF John Wooten assigned from Hagerstown for minor-league rehab.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3 (5 inn.)P
• Vasquez 2⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Reyes (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Lora 1-2, R, 2B, RBI
• G. Ramirez 1-2, R, 2SB

Rain shortened this one to just five innings, with the G-Marlins edging the G-Nats, 4-3 win with two runs in their last “ups.” Daury Vasquez started and went two and 1/3rd innings, giving up two hits and a walk. He left with two runners on, both of which reliever Luis Reyes let in, along with two of his own. Reyes gave four hits total, including a two-run homer that proved to be the gamewinner, over the final two and 2/3rds for his second loss. The G-Nats had five hits with Thomas Alvarez, Edwin Lora, and “Fred” Aguero each connecting for a double.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Cardinals 1
• Fuentes (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 7K
• Rosario (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Franco 2-4, R
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3, 2B, RBI, SB

The D-Nats duo of Steven Fuentes and Ramses Rosario combined to strike out 12 in a 4-1 win over the D-Cards. Fuentes got seven of them in his six frames, allowing five hits, no walks, and the lone, unearned run. Rosario was perfect over the final three innings and fanned five. It was the first win and save, respectively for both pitchers. Anderson Franco went 2-for-4 with a run scored to pace the D-Nats offense.

Jul 092014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-3 @ Gwinnett,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.53) vs.
Northcraft (0-1, 6.10)
Harrisburg Won, 7-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
TBD
McGregor (0-1, 38.57) vs.
Rodriguez (3-5, 4.81)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
5:00 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 5.08) and
Bacus (3-4, 3.76) vs.
Manaea (2-7, 4.75) and
Finnegan (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 10-1 vs. Lakewood,
10:35 a.m.
Mooneyham (1-0, 1.20) vs.
Therrien (2-0, 6.39)
Auburn Lost, 10-2 @ Connecticut,
7:00 p.m.
Lopez (1-2, 1.31) vs.
Bailey (1-2, 3.43)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-6;
Won, 3-0
@ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 6-3 vs. DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Fuentes (0-2, 4.09) vs.
Gonzalez (1-1, 3.38)


Gwinnett 6 Syracuse 3
• Hill (L, 9-3) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Holland 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Kobernus 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Johnson 3-4, SB, CS

Gwinnett scored six unanswered runs, including three in the 7th to break open a 3-2 game as they doubled up Syracuse, 6-3 to end a modest three-game win streak for the Chiefs. Taylor Hill turned in a quality start of three runs allowed on seven hits and one walk but suffered his third loss. Jeff Kobernus led off the game with a solo shot and fell the proverbial triple shy of the cycle as he drove in two while going 3-for-5. Josh Johnson matched him in the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Tyler Moore with a 2-for-4 effort as the Chiefs registered 13 hits but were 0-for-10 with RISP.

Harrisburg 7 Bowie 0
• Simmons (W, 1-0) 6IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Espino 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Skole 4-4, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Vettleson 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B
• Jeroloman 1-3, 2B, 2RBI

Matt Skole got the triple and the double but the home run eluded him as his 4-for-4 night helped power the Senators to a 7-0 win over Bowie. The corner infielder, who turns 25 at the end of the month, drove in two and scored once. Kevin Keyes homered for the 15th time at AA and 19th time overall, which leads the Nationals farm (teammate Michael Taylor is second with 18). Starter James Simmons kept the ball in the yard and pitched six scoreless innings for his first win for Harrisburg. Paolo Espino (2IP) and Bryan Harper (1IP) combined for three more goose eggs to complete the eight-hit shutout.

Wilmington vs. Potomac — PPD
Rain delayed the start of the games in Maryland and Pennsylvania, but a seven-o’clock-hour deluge created a doubleheader today (weather permitting) at 5 p.m. Roster move: OF Will Piwnica-Worms placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 10 Lakewood 1
• Johansen (W, 5-3) 6⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Johns (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Kieboom 2-4, 2R, 2RBI
• Bautista 1-4, 2R, BB, SB(45)

Jake Johansen pitched a season- and career-best six and 2/3rds innings for the Suns while his teammates scalded the BlueClaws pitchers for eight unanswered runs in a 10-1 win over Lakewood. Johansen let in one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five to earn his fifth win of the season. Sam Johns stranded two in his Sally League debut to earn the hold. Wilmer Difo and Spencer Kieboom both went 2-for-4 with two runs scored as Hagerstown maximized its offensive chances with 10 runs scored on nine hits (only one double) and five walks.

State College 10 Auburn 2
• Van Orden (L, 0-2) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 2K, HR, WP, HBP
• P. Valdez 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 3-4, R
• Gardner 1-4, R, HR, RBI

A four-run 3rd gave State College the early lead. A five-run 5th put the game away as they cruised to a 10-2 win over Auburn. Drew Van Orden suffered his second loss in as many starts, giving up eight runs on eight hits, including a home run, over three and a 1/3rd innings. He walked one and struck out two. Dale Carey singled three times in four trips to the plate as the Doubledays managed seven hits in their third straight loss.

GCL Marlins 9 GCL Nationals 6 — GAME ONE
• Estevez 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• R. Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Morales ⅔ IP, 7H, 8R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Alvarez 1-3, R, BB, SB
• Guzman 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Rosario 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB

The G-Marlins pounded the G-Nats for eight runs in the 6th to turn a 5-0 deficit into an 8-5 lead as they cruised to a 9-6 win in the opener. 18-y.o. Venezuelan Jose Morales took the brunt of the assault (and the loss), skewered for eight runs (four earned) on seven hits, including a home run while retiring just two of 11 batters faced. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez started and threw three scoreless innings with one hit allowed, no walks, and three K’s. Thomas Alvarez and Luis Guzman both went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base as the G-Nats notched seven hits and three walks total.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Marlins 0 — GAME TWO (5 inn.)
• Torres 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Yrizarri (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Corredor 2-2, R, RBI
• Keniry 2-3, 2B

Rain shortened the second game to just five innings, with the G-Nats shutting out the G-Marlins 3-0 on one hit to break a four-game losing streak. Deibi Yrizarri got the win in relief, pitching three innings and allowing the lone hit with no walks or whiffs. Luis Torres started and was perfect for two innings. Aldrem Corredor singled twice, scored once, and had an RBI to lead the nine-hit parade for the G-Nats. Roster move: RHP Ronald Pena assigned from Potomac for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL Cardinals 5
• W. Pena 4IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Vargas 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K, WP, 2HBP
• Franco 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Je. Baez 1-3, BB, RBI
• Pimentel 1-1, R, HR, 2RBI

Anderson Franco homered in the top of the 9th to break a 3-3 deadlock as the D-Nats took advantage of some sloppy play for two more as they doubled up the D-Cards, 6-3. Franco also singled, walked, and stole a base to lead the D-Nats five-hit, six-walk attack. Angher Cespedes struck out two and worked around a walk in the bottom of the 9th for his fifth save. Nector Ramirez got the win for pitching a scoreless 8th. Starter Wilber Pena went the first four frames with one unearned run let in on one hit and three walks while fanning four.