Aug 032013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6 (10 inn.) @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.61) vs.
P.J. Walters (5-2, 3.57)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-0 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Karns (7-4, 3.41) vs.
Verrett (9-6, 4.15)
Potomac Won, 11-1 vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Purke (1-3, 7.07) vs.
Pucetas (1st A+ start of ’13)
Hagerstown Won, 11-7 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (4-2, 3.93) vs.
Olacio (5-10, 4.90)
Auburn Won, 5-2 @ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Ullmann (1-1, 5.27) vs.
Kirsch (1-3, 3.77)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-3 vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
Ott (0-0, 6.94) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 18-8 @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-2, 2.38) vs.
Moncion (0-1, 5.93)



Louisville 7 Syracuse 6 (10 inn.)
• Roark 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Storen (BS, 1) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Davis (L, 3-6) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Moore 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 5RBI
• Kobernus 3-5, 2R
• Espinosa 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2BB, 2K

Demotees Tyler Moore and Danny Espinosa combined for five hits and six RBIs while Drew Storen blew another save as Syracuse fell in extras, 7-6. Tanner Roark failed his bid for win #10, but turned in six innings with three runs allowed on eight hits and no walks. Storen gave up back-to-back singles to the first two batters he faced, then threw a sacrifice bunt away for an error and the first of two runs he would surrender, tying the game at 5-5. Moore doubled in the 8th to give the Chiefs a brief 6-5 lead and notch his 5th RBI. Mike Crotta gave up the tying run in the 8th and Erik Davis surrendered the gamewinner in the 10th for his sixth loss.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 0
• Hill (L, 2-5) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K
• Grace 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Burns 1-4 (25-game hit streak)
• Hood 1-3

In matchup of E.L. division leaders, Binghamton got the best of Harrisburg for a 3-0 shutout. Taylor Hill took the loss, his fifth, despite a quality start of two runs on four hit and two walks over six innings. He struck out six, his best total to date at AA. Billy Burns laid down a bunt single with two outs in the 7th to extend his hit streak to 25 games, but it was one of just four Harrisburg would manage on the night.

Potomac 11 Myrtle Beach 1
• Rauh (W, 3-1) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Wort 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nieto 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI
• B. Miller 2-4, R, 2RBI

Tied at 1-1 after 5½ innings, Potomac sent 15 men to the plate in the 6th and 10 of them circled the bases for an 11-1 rout and the seventh win in eight games. Eight of nine starters hit safely, including Brandon Miller going 2-for-4 with an RBI in his High-A debut. Brian Rauh had his night cut short by the outburst, as he faced just 19 batters in six innings pitched, with one run allowed on three hits, no walks, and one whiff. Adrian Nieto singled, doubled, and tripled, scored twice and drove in three to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 11 Kannapolis 7
• Dickson 5+ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 4K, 2HR
• Meza (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, 1-1 IR-S
• Martinez 1-3, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Piwnica-Worms 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI, SB, OF assist at HP
• 5-for-6 RISP, 3 LOB

Before a sitting-room-only crowd of 965, Hagerstown put three consecutive big innings to win an 11-7 slugfest vs. Kannapolis. Down 3-0 in the 5th, Estarlin Martinez homered to bring in two runs as the Suns tied it with a three-run rally. An inning later, they faced another deficit (6-3) but put up five in the 6th and three more in the 7th to put the game away. Every batter hit safely, four collected multiple hits, as the Suns notched 13 hits total. Starter Ian Dickson went five-plus innings, charged with five runs on eight hits with no walks and four K’s. Christian Meza got the win in relief, giving up a run on two hits over two innings.

Auburn 5 Hudson Valley 2
• Voth 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Hollins (W, 1-3) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Joyce (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• W. Rodriguez 1-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI

The Renegades had it made until the Doubledays retrieved their bounty of five runs in the 8th to snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win. Wilman Rodriguez’s three-run blast highlighted the Auburn 8th as the Doubledays were held to just five hits total. Starter Austin Voth gave up the first Hudson Valley run on four hits in his five innings of work. He walked none and struck out four. L.J. Hollins got the win in relief with three innings of one-run ball while Jake Joyce set ‘em down in order in the 9th for his second save.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Mets 3
• Ott 3⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, PO
• Derosier (W, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Abreu 2-2, 3R, 2-2B, 2BB, 3SB
• R. Encarnacion 3-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Bautista 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, SB(20)

The G-Nats scored seven unanswered runs in the middle innings as they ran off their seventh straight win, a 9-3 decision over the G-Mets. Osvaldo Abreu had his way on offense, doubling twice, walking twice, scoring three times and stealing three bases as the G-Nats racked up 10 hits and drew seven walks. Travis Ott was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks but struck out five over three and a 1/3rd innings. Matt Derosier got the win (and the benefit of offense) as the first man out of the ‘pen.

DSL Nationals 18 DSL Rojos 8
• Valerio 4⅔ IP, 11H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR, WP,
• Charlis (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K, 2WP
• Corredor 4-6, 3R, 2B, 2-3B, 3RBI
• Lora 4-6, 3R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Rosario 2-4, 3R, BB, 3RBI

The D-Nats pounded out five runs in the 1st and never trailed in an 18-8 thrashing of the D-Rojos. Maximo Valerio was one out short of a Jack Morris win, giving up six runs on 11 hits (two home runs) with no walks and two strikeouts over four and 2/3rds innings. 18-y.o. Fiteral Charlis got the win, tossing three scoreless frames to finish the game with one hit and three walks allowed, two wild pitches, and three strikeouts. Aldrem Corredor and Edwin Lora both went 4-for-6 with three runs scored, combining for seven RBI and five extra-base hits. Dionicio Rosario hit his team-leading fourth HR, a two-run shot in the 8th.

Aug 022013
 

Moving On Up for NPPThe Potomac Nationals announced today that OF Billy Burns has been promoted to Harrisburg. Taking his place on the P-Nats roster is OF Brandon Miller, who was also promoted from Hagerstown.

Burns becomes the ninth P-Nat to get the bump this season, but just the second position player. He’s currently riding a 24-game hit streak, which has been aided by a recent propensity to get hit by pitches as he’s twice left the game without an official at-bat, which is one of the exceptions of the hitting-streak rule (10.24b).

For the season, Burns is hitting .308/.417/.387 with 51 stolen bases and 68 runs scored, which is first and tied for second respectively in the Carolina League. Burns was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2011 First Year Player draft out of Mercer University (Georgia) and has played the past two seasons at Auburn and Hagerstown.

Most notably, Burns resumed switch-hitting last season after abandoning it in college, a rather odd decision for an undersized outfielder (listed very, very generously at 5’9″) whose primary weapon is his speed. In the past few weeks, he’s been spotted trying to reduce his reliance on small-ball in favor of turning gap hits into doubles and triples, which he’s obviously had some success doing (five 2B three 3B in July).

Brandon Miller will take his place in Woodbridge, but will presumably continue to play right field where he can leverage his throwing arm as some 14 Sally League runners have walked off the field when trying to take the extra base against the former catcher. Miller has led the Suns all year long in HRs (18), RBIs (72), and strikeouts (135), totals that currently place him tied for fourth, second and tied for second in the Sally League batting leaderboard.

Replacing Miller on the Suns roster is utilityman Wes Schill, who was activated from the Hagerstown DL (placed on it eight days ago). Likewise, Brian Goodwin, who had missed the previous three games with a “stomach ailment” per Dave Sottile of PennLive.com was placed on the 7-Day DL to make room for Burns in Harrisburg.

Aug 022013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (9-3, 3.16) vs.
Reineke (8-9, 3.64)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Hill (2-4, 2.42) vs.
Peavey (0-0, 2.25)
Potomac Won, 6-1; Won, 3-1 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (2-1, 3.79) vs.
Eickhoff (7-3, 3.47)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Dickson (2-2, 5.19) vs.
Lopez (1-3, 3.25)
Auburn Lost, 7-1 @ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 1.29) vs.
Schultz (1-1, 2.38)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-3 vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
Ott (0-0, 6.94) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Game Not Reported @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (3-2, 1.79) vs.
Lara (2-6, 7.31)



Syracuse 5 Louisville 0
• Rosenbaum (W, 6-7) 6⅔ IP, 8H, 0R, BB, 6K; 1-2, SH, RBI
• Mandel (H, 4) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Solano 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Espinosa 1-3, BB, K

Danny Rosenbaum scattered eight hits and got an assist from Jeff Mandel in the 7th as the Chiefs shut out the Bats, 5-0. The 25-y.o. Ohioan went six and 2/3rds innings, walking one, and striking out six while earning his sixth win. Mandel inherited two runners from Rosenbaum and retired all four batters he faced for hold no. 4. Jhonatan “The Onion” Solano peeled off another two-hit game, driving in two with a double to highlight a three-run 4th, while Danny Espinosa and Josh Johnson both went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Harrisburg 3 Trenton 1
• Ray (W, 3-1) 5IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 8K, HBP
• Mirowski (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Head 2-4, R, 2B
• Bloxom 2-4, 2RBI

The Sens ‘pen turned in four hitless innings to get Robbie Ray’s third AA win, 3-1 over Trenton. Richie Mirowski, Aaron Barrett, and Ryan Perry combined for six strikeouts and put on just one baserunner (HBP by Perry) to earn holds for Mirowski and Barrett and a save for Perry. Ray struck out eight and walked two, letting in an unearned run on five hits over five innings. Jerad Head, Justin Bloxom, and Carlos Rivero each had two hits, with Bloxom’s two-run single starting things off in the 3rd and Destin Hood’s RBI knock in the 4th driving in the third and final Harrisburg run.

Potomac 6 Myrtle Beach 1 — COMP.
• Pineyro 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Solis (W, 1-0) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Burns 2-5, R
• Taylor 2-5, R, HR, 4RBI

Picking up where they left off on June 27, the P-Nats erased a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the 3rd and cruised behind the pitching of Sammy Solis for a 6-1 win. Solis, in relief of the since-traded Ivan Pineyro, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out five for his first win of 2013. Michael Taylor went 2-for-5 with a run scored on a three-run HR in the 3rd and 4RBI total as the P-Nats rapped out 10 hits total.

Potomac 4 Myrtle Beach 1 — GAME TWO
• Schwartz (W, 9-4) 6+ IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Benincasa (SV, 11) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Burns 1-2, R, RBI, HBP, 2SB (50, 51)
• Ramsey 1-2, R, 2RBI, SF

Blake Schwartz continued his dominance over the Pelicans in a 4-1 win that secured the de facto doubleheader sweep. In three starts vs. Myrtle Beach, Schwartz is 3-0 with an ERA of 2.00, as he put up a line of one run over six-plus innings on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Billy Burns broke the 50-steal mark with two pilfers and extended his hit streak to 24 games with an RBI single in the 5th. Robert Benincasa stranded a runner and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1
• Mooneyham (W, 7-3) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Self (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Renda 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Miller 2-4, R

Brett Mooneyham won his third straight start as the Suns lapped the Intimidators, 4-1. The 23-y.o. southpaw gave up a run (solo HR) on four hits and one walk while setting down six on strikes. Derek Self nearly matched that total with five over the final two frames, notching his second save for Hagerstown. The Suns 2-3-4 batters combined for five of the team’s six hits on the night, with Tony Renda doubling and walking, Brandon Miller singling twice, and Mike McQuillan smacking an RBI triple to send in what proved to be the gamewinner in the 6th.

Lowell 7 Auburn 1
• Williams (L, 0-6) 2⅓ IP, 5H, 7R, 7ER, 4BB, 3K
• Mudron 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ballou 1-3, R, BB
• Lippincott 1-4, 2B, RBI

The Spinners completed the sweep of the Doubledays with a 7-1 [striking of the prosterior], Auburn’s fourth straight loss. Deion Williams gave up all seven Lowell runs on five hits and four walks for his sixth loss in eight starts. The Doubledays doubled their hit total from two to four, with Isaac Ballou reaching base twice with a single and a walk and Bryan Lippincott breaking up the shutout with an RBI double in the 1st.

GCL Nationals 10 GCL Cardinals 3 — GAME ONE
• Giolito 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Waterman (W, 1-0) 3IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, K
• Bautista 4-5, R, 2-2B, 3B, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Jennings 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI

Lucas Giolito rebounded from his worst outing to turn in his best as the G-Nats continue to do their best impersonation of the ’84 Tigers with a 10-3 win over the G-Cards. The 19-y.o. threw four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, no walks, and striking out four. Elliot Waterman got the win as the first man out of the ‘pen with one run allowed on four hits and a walk over three innings. Rafael Bautista missed the cycle but racked up eight total bases and drove in three with a 4-for-5 game to lead the G-Nats attack.

DSL Cubs vs. DSL Nationals — GNR

Aug 012013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1; Lost, 3-0 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (5-7, 4.17) vs.
Dennick (0-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 @ Trenton,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (2-1, 3.81) vs.
Lewis (0-4, 2.17)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
(completion DH)
TBD and Schwartz (8-4, 2.88) vs.
Payano (5-6, 6.31) and
Schwendel (2-1, 4.61)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 (10 inn.) vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (6-3, 2.60) vs.
Hansen (3-6, 4.57)
Auburn Lost, 7-0 @ Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (0-5, 7.86) vs.
Stankiewicz (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1; Won, 3-2 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 6.23) vs.
Farinaro (1-1, 5.19)
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-0 vs. DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Morales (2-2, 1.21) vs.
Zapata (3-0, 1.25)



Syracuse 3 Louisville 1 — GAME ONE
• Maya (W, 6-7) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Kobernus 2-4, 2B, SB
• Perez 2-4, R, RBI
• Espinosa 2-4, RBI

Yunesky Maya tossed his first complete game as professional as Syracuse took the opener versus Louisville, 3-1. The Cuban veteran gave up a run on HR and three hits total over the seven innings while striking out six. Eury Perez, Jeff Kobernus, Danny Espinosa, and Jhonatan Solano each had two hits. Kobernus and Solano both doubled while Perez and Espinosa each drove in a run.

Louisville 3 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Tatusko (L, 4-5) 4⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Kimball 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Espinosa 1-3, 2B, 2K
• Walters 1-3, 2B, K

No such luck for Ryan Tatusko in the nightcap as the Hoosier Sycamore gave up a solo shot in the 5th in a 3-0 shutout loss in the nightcap. The 28-y.o. took the loss with one run on four hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds. He set down six on strikes. Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters both went 1-for-3 with a double, two of the four hits the Chiefs would manage.
Roster moves: C Kelly Shoppach elected free agency, granted his release; C Kris Watts activated from 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 5 Trenton 3
• Cole (W, 2-0) 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 6K
• Herron (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Head 2-5
• Hague 1-3, R, BB

A.J. Cole shut down Trenton for six innings while Harrisburg scored four times on miscues in a 5-3 matinee win. Cole gave up an unearned run on four hits and three walks while fanning six to win for the second time in two AA starts. The Senators mustered just four singles, but got the breaks as two-out throwing errors plated one in the 3rd and two in the 7th and a wild pitch scored one in the 4th. Carlos Rivero’s bases-loaded walk, the 6th issued by the Thunder, was the sole earned run by Harrisburg. Tyler Herron struck out four over the final two innings to get the save, his second for the Senators.

Potomac — OFF DAY
The P-Nats return home for a brief four-game homestand after a 5-2 road trip through Lynchburg and Salem that’s extended their lead in the C.L. North to seven games with 34 games to play. Tonight’s a continuation of a suspended game from June 27th followed by a seven-inning contest.

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 2 (10 inn.)
• Encarnacion 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 7K
• Henke 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mendez (W, 2-1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Renda 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, BB,
• Miller 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Manuel 2-4, 2B, RBI

Brandon Miller’s two-run double in the top of the 10th proved to be the game-winner in a 4-2 extra-innings win in Lakewood. Starter Pedro Encarnacion allowed both Blue Claws runs on five hits and two walks and struck out seven but did not receive the decision. Travis Henke and Gilberto Mendez each pitched two innings of scoreless, no-hit relief with Mendez striking out five and walking two to get the win, his second. Miller, Tony Renda, and Craig Manuel combined for six of Hagerstown’s ten hits and all four Suns doubles.

Lowell 7 Auburn 0
• Orlan (L, 0-2) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 2K, HR, 2HBP
• Medina 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP, BK
• Dent 1-3
• Ballou 1-4

The Doubledays came within two outs of being no-hit in a 7-0 loss to the Spinners. Cody Dent and Isaac Ballou singled in the 9th to prevent the no-no, but were stranded to preserve the shutout. Starter R.C. Orlan was hammered for six runs on eight hits and four walks over four innings. He struck out two and hit two batters. The loss was Auburn’s 30th and third straight as the Doubledays have still not won consecutive games.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Cardinals 1 — GAME ONE
• Pivetta (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Valdez (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Ruiz 2-3, R, 2B
• Eusebio 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Nick Pivetta won his first professional game with five strong innings as the G-Nats continue to roll, taking the opening game of the doubleheader, 2-1. Pivetta pitched five innings of two-hit ball, giving up an unearned run but walking none with two K’s. Phillips Valdez followed with two scoreless frames for his second save. Diomedes Eusebio’s two-run HR in the 4th provided the offense Pivetta and Valdez would need to get the win and save, respectively.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 2 — GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 4-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Webb (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ward 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• R. Encarnacion 2-3, 3B, RBI

The G-Nats ran their latest winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader. Hector Silvestre ran his record to 4-0 with one mistake (a solo HR) and three hits total over five innings. The 20-y.o. Dominican southpaw walked two and struck out five. Drew Ward hit his first professional home, a two-run shot in the 4th, while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored to lead the G-Nats offense. He Who Must Not Be Named was assigned to the GCL from Hagerstown for minor-league rehab.

DSL Cubs 5 DSL Nationals 0
• Sanchez (L, 1-1) 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Torres 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2B
• Corredor 2-4

The D-Cubs shut out the D-Nats on seven hits, 5-0. Mario Sanchez got the start and the loss, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning four. Kelvin Gutierrez and Aldrem Corredor both went 2-for-4 as the D-Nats lost for the fifth time in seven meetings.

Jul 312013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Louisville,
6:05 p.m.
Maya (5-7, 4.25) and Tatusko (4-4, 3.55) vs.
Broxton (MLB rehab) and Corcino (5-11, 6.21)
Harrisburg Lost, 11-3 @ Trenton,
12:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 1.29) vs.
Turley (8-5, 4.23)
Potomac Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
Encarnacion (7-7, 3.32) vs.
Nunez (8-7, 4.78)
Auburn Lost, 6-4 @ Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
Orlan (0-1, 4.11) vs.
Callahan (2-1, 4.55)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-0 vs. GCL Cardinals,
11:00 a.m. (DH)
TBD and TBD vs.
TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-1 @ DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Torres (0-3, 3.89) vs.
Paulino (4-3, 3.41)



Syracuse vs. Louisville — PPD
Rain postponed the opener of the four-game series to tonight, when it will be made up with a doubleheader.

Trenton 11 Harrisburg 3
• Gilliam (L, 3-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Bloxom 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Head 2-4, R

The Thunder struck for eight runs against the Sens ‘pen, turning a 3-1 game after five innings into an 11-3 beating in the series opener. Starter Rob Gilliam took the loss, letting in three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Pat McCoy took the brunt of the eight runs scored in the final two innings, letting in three inherited runners and giving up four runs of his own over an inning and 2/3rds. Justin Bloxom singled, doubled, and homered while going 3-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg offense.
Roster moves: C Sandy Leon activated from the 7-Day DL; C Jeff Howell placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 29.

Salem 6 Potomac 5 (10 inn.)
• Demny 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Holt 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Dykstra 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 2RBI
• Oduber 2-5, R

Today’s off day couldn’t be better timed for Potomac, as the ‘pen was taxed for nearly eight innings in a 6-5 extra-innings walkoff loss to Salem. Starter Paul Demny failed to make it past the third inning for the second straight start since his demotion, knocked for two runs on three hits and three walks over just two innings. Cutter Dykstra’s two-run shot in the 5th and a three-run rally in the 7th built a 5-2 lead, but Salem responded with two in the 7th and one in the 8th to tie it at 5-5. Brian Dupra suffered the loss in the 10th on a Little League home run a two-out triple and an error.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 2
• Turnbull (L, 5-3) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Pena 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Mesa 3-4, 2R, BB
• Ramos 2-5, 2B

Lakewood snapped a 1-1 tie in the 4th with a two-run HR and held on for a 4-2 win over Hagerstown. Starter Kylin Turnbull pitched into 5th but took the loss as he gave up the big fly plus eight other hits for three runs (all earned), as he walked one, and fanned five over four and 2/3rds innings. Narciso Mesa scored twice while going 3-for-4 with a walk to lead the hit column for Hagerstown. Overall the Suns flailed with runners on, going 2-for-15 while stranding 13 baserunners.

Lowell 6 Auburn 4
• Barrientos (L, 1-4) 4⅓ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 4K, HBP
• Bafidis 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Lippincott 4-5, 2R, RBI
• Ballou 2-5, R

Auburn rallied for three in the 7th to shave a five-run lead down to two, but couldn’t get any closer as Lowell spun them for a 6-4 loss. Joel Barrientos lost his fourth game, giving up five runs on 10 hits and a walk while hitting a batter. He struck out four. Bryan Lippincott went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI before he was lifted for a pinch runner in the 9th (listed as RHP Manny Rodriguez, more likely it was OF Wilman) to lead the hit column for the Doubledays, who collected 11 hits but left on 10 baserunners.
Roster moves: SS Kyle Attl reassigned from the GCL; SS Wilmer Difo reassigned to the GCL.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 0
• Suero (W, 4-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Lehman 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Abreu 3-4, R, SB
• Medina 2-3, R, 2RBI
• Ward 2-4, 2B, RBI

Three G-Nats pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout of the G-Marlins, 6-0, extending their lead to 11 games. Wander Suero got the win with five innings pitched, allowing two hits, no walks, striking out four. Hector Silvestre and Pat Lehman both turned in two scoreless relief innings. Osvaldo Abreu went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base to pace the G-Nats 11-hit attack.

DSL Yankees1 6vDSL Nationals 1
• Yrizarri (L, 3-3) 4IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K
• J. Ramirez 2IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
• Alvarez 1-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Aguero 1-3, SB

A four-run fourth erased an early 1-0 lead as the D-Nats lost to the D-Yankees1, 6-1. Deibi Yrizarri took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk though he did strike out six over four innings. The D-Nats were held to just five hits, with Thomas Alvarez the sole batter to reach base twice as he walked and doubled while going 1-for-3.

Jul 302013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-8 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (5-7, 4.25) vs.
Pino (3-5, 2.94)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Trenton,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (3-4, 3.98) vs.
Greene (3-3, 3.03)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Cuevas (6-6, 5.85)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-2, 4.68) vs.
Prosinski (0-0, 3.60)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 @ Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
Barrientos (1-3, 3.65) vs.
Buttrey (3-1, 2.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 (12 inn.) @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Pivetta (0-0, 3.52) vs.
Effertz (0-2, 6.48)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-5 vs DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-2, 2.36) vs.
De la Rosa (1-1, 4.30)



Syracuse 9 Indianapolis 8
• Clay 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Lowe (BS, 3; W, 2-0) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Moore 3-5, 2B, 2HR, 6RBI
• Brown 3-5, 2-2B

Syracuse blew a 7-0 lead but rallied in the 9th and held on for a 9-8 win, completing the four-game sweep of Indianapolis. Tyler Moore drove in six with a double and two home runs. Corey Brown also went 3-for-5, smacking a pair of doubles as the Chiefs piled up 15 hits. Caleb Clay turned in his sixth quality start with three runs allowed on seven hits and a walk. He struck out two but got the no-decision when Cole Kimball was tagged with four runs as he retired just two of seven batters faced. Mark Lowe, who let in the fourth Kimball run in the 7th, got the blown-save-win for pitching a scoreless 8th. Erik Davis gave up an unearned run in the 9th while earning his 11th save.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
Harrisburg’s 11-day, 10-game roadtrip continues with a three-game set in Trenton. Thus far, the first-place Sens are 4-3 but second-place Erie’s five-game win streak has shrunk the gap between the E.L. West’s top two teams to just a ½ game.

Potomac 5 Salem 2
• Purke (W, 1-3) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ramsey 3-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
• Dykstra 2-3, BB, RBI

Matt Purke won his first High-A start as Potomac won its fourth straight, 5-2 over Salem. Purke struck out six and walked one over five and a 1/3rd innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits. Veteran relievers Cameron Selik and Rafael Martin closed out the game for the hold and save, respectively. Caleb Ramsey, who pinch-ran for Billy Burns after the CF was hit by a pitch in the first inning, paced the Potomac offense with a 3-for-4 game, scoring twice and driving in two. The HBP on Burns was the fourth this month by Salem pitchers, and the third time Burns was forced to leave the game. Perhaps not coincidentally, Burns has stolen six bases over that same timeframe.

Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 4
• Lee 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Davis (L, 1-3) #8531; IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Pleffner 2-3, R, RBI
• Ramos 2-4, RBI
• Renda 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB, SB

Hagerstown couldn’t stop Lakewood from scoring in the final four innings, as the Blue Claws eclipsed the Suns with a 5-4 walkoff win. Starter Nick Lee gave up just a hit and a walk his first five innings but faltered in his final inning, giving up both runs in the 6th on a homer and back-to-back triples. He struck out the side to preserve the 3-2 lead, finishing with eight Ks. Bryan Harper, Derek Self, and Cody Davis were each charged with a run over the final three Lakewood turns at bat. Shawn Pleffner and “Help Me” Wander Ramos combined for four of Hagerstown’s eight hits and two of the three RBIs.

Jamestown 8 Auburn 4
• Johansen 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K, 2WP
• Hollins (BS, 3; L, 0-3) ⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Allen 2-4, 2RBI
• Zebrack 2-5, 2B

The Jammers spread seven of their eight runs in the 9th, doubling up the Doubledays for an 8-4 win. L.J. Hollins retired just two of nine batters faced, giving up seven unearned runs on five hits and a hit batsman for the blown-save-loss, his second in as many appearances. Starter Jake Johansen pitched five scoreless innings, letting up four hits, a walk, two wild pitches, and striking out six. Brenton Allen drove in two while going 2-for-4 to pace the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 4 (12 inn.)
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• K. Rodriguez (W, 4-0) 3IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Bautista 4-6, 2R, RBI, SB
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Read 2-2, RBI

After losing a 3-0 lead after three, the G-Nats scored twice in extra innings for a 5-4 victory, opening up a double-digit lead of 10 games in the GCL East. Jefry Rodriguez got the start, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Kelvin Rodriguez got the win in relief, pitching all three extra frames to run his record to 4-0. Rafael Bautista led the 11-hit G-Nats attack with a 4-for-6 game, driving in a run and stealing a base. Roster move: RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL Yankees1 5
• Reyes 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Salazar (BS, 1; W, 4-0) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Gutierrez 4-4, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Florentino 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI

The D-Nats led 3-0 after six but needed a three-run 9th to prevail over the D-Yankees1, 8-5. Luis Reyes one-hit el imperio del mal for five innings, walking two and fanning six but got the no-decision. Melvi Salazar got the blown-save-win by closing out the 8th after letting in the tying the run and pitching a scoreless 9th. Kelvin Gutierrez singled twice, doubled twice and walked to lead the 17-hit assault on D-Yankees1 pitchers.

Jul 292013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.34) vs.
Hollingsworth (6-4, 3.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 6-4 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-3, 8.34) vs.
Pena (4-5, 4.91)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (4-2, 4.03) vs.
Oviedo (1-0, 4.50)
Auburn Won, 5-2 vs. Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Johansen (0-1, 1.21) vs.
Lodge (3-1, 3.97)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.16) vs.
Castellanos (2-3, 3.13)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-2, 2.70) vs.
Acevedo (1-0, 1.72)



Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 1
• Roark (W, 9-3) 7⅔ IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Crotta (SV, 4) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Walters 1-3, R, 2B
• Rhymes 2-3, BB

Tanner Roark threw a season-high seven and 2/3rds scoreless innings as the Chiefs reeled off their fifth win in six games, edging Indianapolis 2-1. Roark walked one, let up five hits and struck out five while earning his ninth win of the season. Mike Crotta wobbled in the 9th, giving up a run on three hits, but got the three outs he needed for his fourth save. Six of the eight Syracuse position players hit safely, with Will “Don’t Call Me Buster” Rhymes the sole Chief to get multiple hits with a 2-for-3 afternoon.

Portland 3 Harrisburg 2
• Karns (L, 7-4) 8IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 8K, HR
• Jeroloman 2-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Lozada 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Rivero 2-4, RBI

The Senators outhit the Sea Dogs, 10-5, but lost the game, 3-2. Nathan Karns went the distance, giving up all three runs on five hits and four walks and striking out eight, but took the loss. Harrisburg led just once, 1-0, as Ricky Hague and Brian Jeroloman both doubled in the 2nd. Portland answered with two in its half of the 3rd for a 2-1 lead. Carlos Rivero knotted the score at 2-2 with an RBI single in the 7th, but a solo shot in the bottom of the inning proved to be the game-winner. The Senators were stymied the rest of the way, drawing just a two-out walk in the 8th and going down 1-2-3 in the ninth. Roster move: C Sandy Leon reassigned from Auburn.

Potomac 6 Salem 4
• Rauh ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K, 3WP
• Fischer 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Bates (W, 3-4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI
• Oduber 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB

Kevin Keyes’s grand slam highlighted a six-run 8th in a 6-4 Potomac win over Salem. It came at the cost of eight-plus innings of bullpen work as starter Brian Rauh couldn’t make it out of the 1st, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while getting just two outs. He also threw three wild pitches. Colin Bates got the win while Robert Benincasa got the save despite giving up a home run. The Keyes homer was the fourth hit of the inning as the P-Nats had been held to just two hits through seven innings (no-hit through 3⅓).

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 1
• Dickson (W, 2-2) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Thomas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mesa 2-4, R, 2B
• B. Miller 2-4, R, RBI
• Renda 1-2, R, BB, RBI, CS

Another strong pitching performance by the Suns pitchers coupled with a big inning on offense was the recipe to take the game, 5-1, and the series 3-1. Ian Dickson won his second straight start with six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out five. Three Suns relievers followed with a goose egg apiece. Hagerstown put up four in the 4th with five hits, including back-to-back-to-back RBIs by Brandon Miller, Mike McQuillan, and “Help Me” Wander Ramos. Miller and Narciso Mesa both went 2-for-4, combining for four of the Suns eight hits.

Auburn 5 Jamestown 2
• Ullmann (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Mudron (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Yezzo 2-4, R
• Gunter 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Auburn put up three in the 3rd and two more in the 7th for a 5-2 win that snapped a four-game losing streak. Starter Ryan Ullmann rebounded from an eight-run pounding last week in Vermont with a quality start of two runs (both unearned) on six hits and no walks over six innings for his first NYPL win. Mike Mudron followed with two scoreless innings for the hold while Jake Joyce pitched around a pair of hits and a walk in the 9th for his first first professional save. James Yezzo led the Doubledays offense, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Roster move: RHP Ryan Ullmann reactivated.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are nine games up in the GCL East with 29 games left to play, the magic number down to 21 after a 6-1 week. Thanks to the rain, it’s another seven games with a doubleheader on Wednesday vs. the Cardinals.
Roster move: RHP Michael Sylvestri reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The D-Nats are in 2nd place in the Boca Chica South, but a distant 6½games back of the DSL Cubs and 3½ games off the pace for the DSL Wild Card berth. They’ll play the Yankees1, Cubs, y Los Rojos esta semana, with home games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Jul 282013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-5 (10 inn.) @ Indianapolis,
1:35 p.m.
Roark (8-3, 3.42) vs.
Bromberg (5-8, 3.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Portland,
1:00 p.m.
Karns (7-3, 3.42) vs.
Doyle (1-3, 5.00)
Potomac Won, 7-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (2-1, 3.34) vs.
Owens (8-4, 2.78)
Hagerstown Won, 6-0 vs. Delmarva,
1:05 p.m.
Dickson (1-2, 5.97) vs.
Guzman (4-2, 4.63)
Auburn Lost, 2-1 vs. Jamestown,
4:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 8-5 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Game Not Reported OFF DAY N/A



Syracuse 7 Indianapolis 5 (10 inn.)
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Davis (W, 3-5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Cedeno (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Brown 3-4, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Moore 2-4, R, BB
• Kobernus 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The Chiefs rallied from a 5-1 deficit with six unanswered runs in the final three innings of a 7-5 win in 10 innings. Corey Brown’s three-run blast in the 8th kick-started the comeback while Jeff Kobernus’s two-out RBI single in the 9th tied it. RBI singles by Kelly Shoppach and Zach Walters in the 10th sealed the deal for Syracuse. Erik Davis got the win in relief pitching the 8th and 9th innings while Xavier Cedeno tossed a scoreless 10th for the save. Danny Rosenbaum gave up all five Indianapolis runs on five hits and four walks while setting down two on strikes.

Portland 5 Harrisburg 2
• Hill (L, 2-4) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR (to RCF, not LF)
• Holland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB
• Jeroloman 1-2, RBI

Portland erased an early 2-0 Harrisburg lead with a three-run 3rd as the Sea Dogs scored five unanswered runs to win 5-2 at Fenway Park in Boston. Taylor Hill lost his fourth game, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. The Senators mustered just five hits, with Jason Martinson the lone Senator to reach base twice with a walk and single.
Roster moves: OF Steve Souza placed on the 7-Day DL; UT Sean Nicol activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 2
• Schwartz (W, 8-4) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Martin (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Gilmartin 3-4, R, 2B
• Oduber 2-4, R, RBI

Potomac scored four unanswered runs in the 8th and 9th innings to turn one-run game into a 7-2 victory, and taking the four-game series 3-1. Blake Schwartz became the first P-Nats starter to win eight games with a quality start of two runs on four hits over six and 2/3rds. He walked none and struck out five. Mike Gilmartin went 3-for-4 with a double to lead Potomac’s 12-hit parade on offense.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 0
• Mooneyham (W, 6-3) 8IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, WP
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Pleffner 3-3, BB, RBI, SB
• Ramos 2-4, R, 2B

Brett Mooneyham issued no walks for the second straight start and pitched a season-high eight innings as the Suns shut out the Shorebirds, 6-0. The 23-y.o. Stanford alum allowed just two hits and fanned eight to win his sixth game. Derek Self preserved the shutout with a 1-2-3 ninth. Hagerstown busted out for five runs in the 4th, aided by an error on a sacrifice bunt that scored two runs. Shawn Pleffner went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base to pace the Suns offense, which registered nine hits and two walks.

State College 2 Auburn 1
• Voth 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Hollins (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 1IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• W. Rodriguez 3-4, R
• Ballou 1-2, 3BB

Through eight innings, the Doubledays held the Spikes to six hits. Three hits in the 9th, however, led to the two runs State College needed for a 2-1 walkoff win over Auburn. L.J. Hollins, who escaped a 1st-and-3rd jam with one out in the 8th, gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases, hit a batter to send in the tying run, then gave up a third single to take the blown-save-loss. Starter Austin Voth got the no-decision for his five innings of two-hit, no-walk ball with six strikeouts. Wilman Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Doubledays hit column while leadoff man Isaac Ballou reached base four times with a single and three base-on-balls.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Mets 5
• Ott 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Walsh (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 4-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI, CS
• Medina 2-4, 2R, RBI, CS

The G-Mets erased an early 4-0 deficit but the G-Nats responded with a pair of crooked numbers in the 5th and 6th innings to take the Saturday morning game, 8-5. Travis Ott got the start and went three inning, giving up a run on three hits and two walks. He struck out two. Philips Valdez was ruled the winning pitcher despite coughing up three runs in the 5th. Jake Walsh struck out two in 1-2-3 ninth to get the save. Rafael Bautista went 4-for-5 with two RBI, missing the cycle by a home run as the G-Nats racked up 11 hits and went 5-for-12 with RISP.

DSL Nationals vs. DSL Brewers — GNR
Fifteen of seventeen games on Saturday had completed boxscores. The D-Nats vs. D-Brewers game wasn’t one of them.

Jul 272013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (5-7, 3.99) vs.
K. Johnson (9-4, 2.52)
Harrisburg Won, 7-5 @ Portland (Fenway),
12:00 p.m.
Hill (2-3, 1.82) vs.
Couch (7-3, 3.90)
Potomac Won, 6-1 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (7-4, 2.89) vs.
Hinson (0-1, 1.38)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (5-3, 2.97) vs.
Hader (3-5, 2.55)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 2.00) vs.
Reyes (0-1, 2.45)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-3 @ DSL Brewers,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (3-2, 1.39) vs.
Torres (1-1, 2.96)



Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 2
• Tatusko (W, 4-4) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 7K, HR
• Crotta (SV, 3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Walters 4-4, 2R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Moore 2-3, R, BB,
• Rhymes 2-4, RBI, CS

Zach Walters was a double shy of the cycle while Ryan Tatusko turned in a quality start as Syracuse defeated Indianapolis, 5-2. Walters went 4-for-4 with a triple and a HR, driving in two — his first four-hit game and the fourth time he’s come within one hit of the statistical feat. Tatusko gave up a two-run blast in the second but went six innings, with five hits, four walks and seven strikeouts as he evened up his record at 4-4. He got some help from the defense as the Chiefs turned three double plays, including a 9-2 DP when Corey Brown (who also hit his 15th HR) snagged a foul fly and gunned down the runner to end the 2nd inning.
Roster move: RHP Drew Storen optioned from Washington; C Sam Palace reassigned from Hagerstown.

Harrisburg 7 Portland 5
• Ray 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, BB, K
• Perry (BS, 2; W, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Souza 2-3, R, 2-2B (left due to hip injury)
• Goodwin 1-1, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Hood 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

The Senators blew a 5-3 lead in the bottom of 8th but got them back with two in the top of the 9th for a 7-5 win, their fourth straight. Starter Robbie Ray recovered from a six-run meltdown in his previous outing to turn in five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk. Ryan Perry got the dreaded blown-save win, though he came in after a double-error that put the tying run on third in the 8th and pitched a scoreless 9th. Steve Souza started in CF and doubled twice in three at-bats, but left due to a hip injury. His replacement, Brian Goodwin, walked and homered in the 9th. As a team, the Senators registered 12 hits but were just 3-for-16 with RISP.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 1
• Solis (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Holt (H, 3) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Dykstra 1-2, R, 2B, 3BB, SB
• Keyes 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The Nationals can score five times in the 9th and break open a 1-0 game. Well, Potomac anyway as the P-Nats did just that for a 6-1 win over the Hillcats. Sammy Solis got the win with five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk. Greg Holt got the next seven outs for his third hold and his 8th scoreless outing in his last 10 appearances. Two-run doubles by Justin Miller and Caleb Ramsey highlighted the 9th as Potomac collected four of its seven hits in the final frame. Robert Benincasa, who got the last two outs on the 8th, notched his ninth save though he let up a run in the 9th on a triple and a single before retiring the final three batters.

Delmarva 5 Hagerstown 1
• P. Encarnacion (L, 7-7) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Henke 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Renda 2-4, R, 2B, SB
• Piwinica-Worms 2-4, 2B, SB

The Shorebirds made the Suns pay for their mistakes, following both errors with triples to score three unearned runs in a 5-1 Delmarva win over Hagerstown. Pedro Encarnacion saw his won-loss record fall to 7-7 with those three runs allowed on six hits and two walks over six innings. The 22-y.o. struck out six. The offense notched nine hits, with Tony Renda, Will Piwinica-Worms and Craig Manuel each going 2-for-4, but left nine baserunners on.

State College 4 Auburn 1
• Williams (L, 0-5) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• Bafidis 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gunter 3-4, R
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, SB

Deion Williams pitched a career-high six innings, but the proverbial one bad inning did him in as State College spiked Auburn, 4-1. Williams gave up five of his eight hits in the four-run 3rd. He walked two and struck out four, finishing his outing with one hit over three scoreless innings. Cody Gunter led the nine-hit Doubledays offense with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Wilman Rodriguez’s 2-for-4 effort with a stolen base.

GCL Mets 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Giolito (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K
• Silvestre 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• R. Encarnacion 3-4, R, 2B, OF assist at 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, 2B, BB, RBI

The G-Nats rallied for three in the 9th but left the tying run at second, losing to the G-Mets 5-4 and ending an eight-game win streak. Lucas Giolito made it out of the 1st, through the 2nd, but was lifted with two outs in the third. The Nats’ 2012 1st round pick gave up four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Randy Encarnacion led the G-Nats attack with a double and two singles, but just one of the team’s eight hits came in 11 RISP chances as the team stranded 11 baserunners total.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Brewers 3
• Morales 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• J. Ramirez (W, 1-1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Aguero 3-4, 3R, RBI, SB
• Florentino 3-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Serrata 2-4, 2RBI

The D-Nats broke open a 2-2 game with a three-spot in the 6th and four more in the 7th as they flattened the D-Brewers, 10-3. Jose Morales gave up two solo home runs and four hits total, walked none, and struck out five in his third start. The win went to reliever Jean Ramirez, who allowed a run over three innings on three hits and a walk. “Fred” Aguero continues to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base. The D-Nats took advantage of five errors to score 10 times on 11 hits and two walks.

Jul 262013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 1-0 @ Indianapolis,
7:15 p.m.
Tatusko (3-4, 3.59) vs.
Godfrey (3-3, 5.31)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Portland,
6:00 p.m.
Ray (2-1, 3.47) vs.
McCarthy (1-3, 5.74)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Solis (0-0, 3.75 vs.
Perez (2-0, 0.75)
Hagerstown Won, 3-0 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (7-6, 3.56) vs.
Bridwell (6-8, 5.55)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (0-4, 8.41) vs.
Herget (3-0, 4.91)
GCL Nationals Postponed @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-1 (10 inn.) vs. DSL Brewers,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Ventura (4-2, 2.63)



Louisville 1 Syracuse 0
• Maya (L, 5-7) 8IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Kimball 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Kobernus 1-4, 2B
• Rahl 1-3, RBI, SB

Louisville’s Yohan Pino threw a two-hit shutout, outdueling Yunesky Maya for a 1-0 getaway game win over Syracuse. A wild pitch on a strikeout by Corey Brown produced the first Chiefs baserunner and ended the perfect-game bid. Chris Rahl’s two-out single in the same inning (the 5th) quashed the no-hitter while Jeff Kobernus’s double in the 6th produced the third and final Syracuse baserunner. Maya went eight innings and gave up seven hits, four in the 3rd when the Bats got their lone run.
Roster move: RHP Mike Broadway placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 2 Portland 1
• Cole (W, 1-0) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Herron (SV, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Goodwin 1-3, BB, CS, OF assist at 2B
• Hood 2-4, 3B, RBI, CS

A.J. Cole tossed seven innings of one-run ball to win his AA debut as the Senators edged the Sea Dogs, 2-1. The 21-y.o. gave up a solo home run with two outs in the 7th and three hits total while issuing a walk and setting down six on strikes. With Aaron Barrett unavailable due to a lower leg issue (tight calf), Tyler Herron closed out the game with two scoreless innings for his first save for Harrisburg. Destin Hood went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple to lead the Senators, who only struck out 14 times while collecting five hits and drawing six walks.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Demny 2⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Dupra 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Selik (L, 1-2) 1+ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Burns 1-3, 3B, RBI, OF assist at HP
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

After blowing an early 3-0 lead, the Lynchburg Hillcats prevailed in extras for a 4-3 win over the Potomac Nationals. Cameron Selik gave up a single, hit a batter, and let up an RBI double in the 10th to suffer his second loss. Former Senator teammate Paul Demny lasted just two and 2/3rds in his first 2013 start for Potomac, scratched for three unearned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out four. Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a single and a double to pace the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 0
• Turnbull (W, 5-2) 7IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Mendez (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, BB, 2K
• Mesa 2-3, RBI, CS
• B. Miller 1-3, BB

Three Hagerstown pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout of Delmarva as the Suns won, 3-0. Kylin Turnbull turned in another strong outing, striking out nine and walking one over seven scoreless innings while allowing just four hits. Gilberto Mendez rebounded from a blown save on Tuesday to notch his sixth save. Narciso Mesa was the lone Suns batter with multiple hits (2-for-3), as the Shorebirds pitchers held Hagerstown to just five hits total.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 1
• Orlan 5IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Simms (L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Dent 3-4
• Valdez 2-4, RBI
• Difo 2-4, SB

A two-run rally in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie as the Crosscutters felled the Doubledays, 4-1. Starter R.C. Orlan gave up a run on two hits and a walk over five innings while fanning five but got his sixth no-decision in seven starts. John Simms took the loss with two runs surrendered over three innings. Auburn matched Williamsport’s total of nine hits, but went 2-for-9 with RISP and stranded nine baserunners and whiffed ten times. Cody Dent led the hit column with a 3-for-4 effort, followed by Jean Carlos Valdez and Wilmer Difo, who both went 2-for-4.

GCL Nationals — PPD
Rain postponed the third game in three days against the Cardinals to next week, when it will be made up with a doubleheader next Wednesday.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Pirates2 1 (10 inn.)
• Torres 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
• Pena 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Salazar (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Alvarez 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB

Oliver Ortiz’s bases-loaded, pinch-hit walk was the difference as the D-Nats edged the D-Pirates2, 2-1 in 10 innings. Luis Torres got the start and went two and 1/3rd innings, allowing the lone D-Pirates2 run on a hit and two walks. He struck out three. Melvi Salazar got the win, his third, pitching the 9th and 10th innings as the D-Nats ‘pen totaled seven and 2/3rds innings of scoreless relief. Leadoff man Thomas Alvarez doubled, scored a run on a sacrifice fly, and drew two walks as the D-Nats mustered just three hits but reached base on six walks.