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.

Jul 252013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Louisville,
11:00 a.m.
Maya (5-6, 4.50) vs.
Pino (2-5, 3.30)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) @ Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (AA Debut) vs.
Barnes (5-6, 4.75)
Potomac Won, 9-8 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (1st A+ start of ’13) vs.
Miller (7-6, 3.56)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-2, 5.60) vs.
Taylor (4-8, 3.10)
Auburn Won, 3-2; Lost, 4-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Orlan (0-1, 4.56) vs.
Anderson (3-2, 3.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1; Won, 3-0 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (0-0, 3.00) vs.
Flores (3-1, 3.80)
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-0 vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Torres (0-3, 4.14) vs.
Batista (1-0, 3.07)



Syracuse 3 Louisville 2
• Clay 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Davis (W, 2-5) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI
• Perez 2-5, RBI, SB

Eury Perez’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth was the last post in a Syracuse picket fence, giving the Chiefs a 3-2 walkoff win over the Louisville Bats. Starter Caleb Clay gave up runs in the 3rd and 7th innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out three. Down 2-0, the Chiefs scored single runs in the final three innings. Zach Walters homered for the fourth time in five games to start the comeback. Chris Marrero’s two-out RBI single in the 8th tied it. Jeff Mandel tossed a 1-2-3 eighth while Erik Davis got the win with a scoreless 9th.

Harrisburg 3 New Hampshire 2 (10 inn.)
• Gilliam 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, 2BB, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Hood 1-3, BB, RBI, CS

Steve Souza Jr. walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th to plate what proved to be the winning run as Harrisburg edged New Hampshire, 3-2 to take the series 2-1. The base on balls gave Neil Holland the win and took the sting out of Aaron Barrett’s third blown save. Matt Grace retired the side in order for his first AA save. Brian Goodwin walked twice and hit a solo HR to the lead the Harrisburg offense, which was held to six hits and five walks.

Potomac 9 Lynchburg 8
• Purke 4⅔ IP, 9H, 6R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Holt (W, 5-0) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Wort (SV, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Burns 1-3, 2R, 3B, 2RBI, BB
• Gilmartin 2-4, R, 2B, BB
• 36-minute rain delay

Potomac blew a 6-0 lead after five innings, but rallied against the Lynchburg bullpen for a 9-8 win. Starter Matt Purke hit the wall in the 5th, giving up all six runs (three earned, thanks to a Nieto throwing error on what should have been a rundown between home and third on a tapper back to the mound) and six of the nine hits he allowed. The 23-y.o. walked one and struck out three over four and 2/3rds innings. Every P-Nat batter hit safely, with Mike Gilmartin collecting two hits, while Billy Burns, Cutter Dykstra and Kevin Keyes each drove in two runs. Roster moves: RHPs Cameron Selik, Colin Bates activated from the DL; RHP Marcos Frias released.

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
After a 4-3 swing though North Carolina, the Suns return to the Hub City for a four-game tilt against the Shorebirds. Hagerstown trails West Virginia by a ½ game but leads third-place Hickory by 2½ in the Sally North, as the Power have won six straight while the Crawdads have lost six straight. Roster moves: OF Mike McQuillan and 1B Shawn Pleffner reassigned from GCL; corresponding moves not yet announced.

Auburn 3 Williamsport 2 — (COMP.)
• Turnbull 2⅓ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barrientos (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Hollins (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Valdez 2-3, 2R, RBI
• Difo 1-3, BB, SB

Piking up where they left off on June 27, Auburn lost a 1-0 lead on a passed ball and an error when play resume with two on and no outs in the 3rd but got them back in the 4th on a Williamsport error for a 3-2 win. Joel Barrientos got the win with two and 2/3rds innings with a walk and hit allowed, though he committed the throwing error that sent in the second Williamsport run. The Doubledays committed five errors total and were an abysmal 1-for-12 with RISP. Jean Carlos Valdez accounted for all three runs, scoring twice and driving in one with a 2-for-3 game.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 1 — GAME TWO
• Selsor (L, 0-4) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Derosier 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-3, RBI
• Reistetter 1-2

The Crosscutters broke open a 1-0 game with three in the 4th and took the nightcap, 4-1. Casey Selsor gave up all four Williamsport runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in his fourth loss. Matt Derosier stranded two and pitched two and 2/3rds scoreless in his NYPL debut. Auburn mustered just three hits total, with leadoff man Isaac Ballou driving in the sole Doubleday run while going 2-for-3 and NDFA Matt Reistetter going 1-for-2 in his pro debut.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1 — GAME ONE
• Pivetta 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• K. Rodriguez (W, 3-0) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Eusebio 1-3, 2B, RBI
• Abreu 2-2

Diomedes Eusebio’s RBI double in the 6th snapped a 1-1 tie as the D-Nats won their seventh straight, 3-1. Nick Pivetta got the start and went the first four inings, giving up the G-Cards run on three hits and no walks. He struck out none. Osvaldo Abreu led the eight-hit attack with a 2-for-2 game as seven of nine batters hit safely.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 0 — GAME TWO
• Suero (W, 3-1) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Spezial (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, RBI
• Medina 2-3, R, SB

Wander Suero and Niko Spezial combined to shut out the G-Cards in the second game, 3-0, which extended the G-Nats’ win streak to eight consecutive games. Suero threw six shutout innings, giving up three hits and walking three while fanning three. Spezial set side down in order with two strikeouts for his first professional save. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Willie Medina both went 2-for-3 to lead the G-Nats offense.

DSL Pirates2 2 DSL Nationals 0
• Yrizzari (L, 3-2) 5⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Reynoso 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Corredor 2-4, 2B
• Lora 1-2, BB

The D-Pirates2 got the best of the D-Nats, scoring single runs in the 6th and 8th innings for a 2-0 win. Starter Deibi Yrizarri took the loss, pitching five and a 1/3rd innings, and giving up a run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three. The D-Nats were limited to six hits, with Aldrem Corredor (single, double) and Edwin Lora (single, walk) the only two batters to reach base twice.

Jul 242013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.29) vs.
Rogers (2-2, 6.04)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (3-4, 4.25) vs.
Nolin (6-2, 2.09)
Potomac Won, 3-0 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-3, 9.00) vs.
Ross (6-4, 3.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Williamsport,
5:30 p.m (COMP. DH)
Selsor (0-3, 4.64) vs.
Gueller (3-2, 5.64)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-2 @ GCL Cardinals,
11:00 a.m.(DH)
TBD and TBD vs. TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-2 @ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-1, 2.45) vs.
Batista (1-0, 3.07)



Syracuse 6 Louisville 5
• Roark (W, 8-3) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K; 2-2, 2B, RBI
• Mattheus (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Moore 2-4, R
• Brown 1-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI

Corey Brown’s three-run homer off former National Zach Duke capped a four-run rally in the 8th for a 6-1 Syracuse lead. The bullpen nearly blew it, giving up four in the top of the 9th, but held on for 6-5 win. Tanner Roark was a two-way threat, pitching six strong innings with one run allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out four. At the plate, Roark was 2-for-2 with an RBI double. Tyler Moore was the second Chief with multiple hits (2-for-4) as Syracuse got 10 hits total.

Harrisburg 6 New Hampshire 5
• Karns 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 10K, HR
• Grace (W, 4-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Barrett (SV, 20) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Van Ostrand 3-4, R, RBI
• Rivero 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI

RBI singles by Ricky Hague and Brian Goodwin capped a 6-5 comeback win for Harrisburg, snapping a four-game losing streak. Nathan Karns struck out 10 and walked three over six innings, but also gave up four runs on six hits, including a home run. Matt Grace got the win in relief, his fourth for the Senators, while Aaron Barrett pitched around two one-out singles for his 20th save. Jimmy Van Ostrand led the Harrisburg hit parade with three singles, followed by Carlos Rivero and Hague, who both singled, doubled, and scored a run. Roster moves: RHPs A.J. Cole, Richie Mirowski promoted from Potomac; RHP Blake Treinen placed on 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Salem 0
• Rauh (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Fischer (H, 2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Benincasa (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Sanchez 2-3
• Taylor 1-2, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Dykstra 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Potomac closed out its seven-game homestand with a 3-0 shutout of Salem. Brian Rauh got the win and allowed all three Red Sox hits over five innings, walking three and striking out one for the win. David Fischer turned in three perfect innings for the hold, while Robert Benincasa got his eighth save in eight chances (18-for-18 overall) with a 1-2-3 ninth. Potomac collected five hits and five walks, with Adrian Sanchez leading the hit column with a 2-for-3 effort. Roster move: RHP Paul Demny reassigned from Harrisburg.

Greensboro 3 Hagerstown 2
• Lee 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Mendez (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, IBB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Norfork 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-4, 2B

Greensboro rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 win over Hagerstown. Gilberto Mendez let in an inherited runner on a double and the game winner on a two-out single for the blown-save loss. Starter Nick Lee got the no-decision with a run given up on seven hits, no walks and six strikeouts over six innings. The Suns were held to just two hits — doubles by Khayyan Norfork and Narciso Mesa — but cashed in two of the six walks drawn.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 2
• Johansen (L, 0-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Medina 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Ballou 3-5, R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Allen 1-3, BB

The Crosscutters got to Jake Johansen early and held off the Doubledays late for a 3-2 win over Auburn. Johansen pitched a season-high five frames, but gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three. He was the losing pitcher. Silvio Medina finished the game with one run over the last four innings. Auburn notched nine hits but left eight runners on. Isaac Ballou led the charge with two singles and a solo home run in the 3rd. Roster moves: RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from the GCL, C Erick Fernandez released, RHP Joel Barrientos activated from the DL.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 2
• J. Rodriguez 4⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Lehman (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ruiz 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, R, BB, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, RBI

The G-Nats jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of two-run innings as they won their sixth straight, 7-2 over the G-Marlins. Jefry Rodriguez got the start, but couldn’t go the requisite five for the win, falling two outs short while giving up three hits and three walks while fanning two. Adderling Ruiz, Shawn Pleffner, and Drew Ward each had two hits as the G-Nats collected nine altogether.

DSL Cardinals 6 DSL Nationals 2
• Reyes (L, 3-2) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• T. Alvarez 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Serrata 1-2, BB

The D-Nats’ five-game win streak ended with a 6-2 loss to the DSL Cardinals. Starter Luis Reyes took the loss, his second in three starts, with four runs allowed on six hits and a walk though he struck out five over three innings. Leadoff man Thomas Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, and a run scored as the D-Nats were limited to just three hits and two walks total.

Jul 232013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (7-3, 3.56) vs.
Reineke (8-7, 3.53)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (7-3, 3.33) vs.
McGuire (5-8, 5.40)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Salem,
12:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.90) vs.
M. Pena (4-4, 5.06)
Hagerstown Won, 6-2; Won, 7-2 @ Greensboro,
12:30 p.m.
Lee (3-2, 4.56) vs.
James (1-3, 6.41)
Auburn Lost, 7-0 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m
Johansen (0-0, 1.04) vs.
Martin (1-2, 4.73)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-5; Won, 11-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-0 vs. DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-1, 1.87) vs.
Oca (1-1, 5.11)



Louisville 6 Syracuse 4
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Davis (L, 1-5) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Rahl 4-4, 2B
• Moore 2-3, R, HR, 2BB, 3RBI
• Walters 2-4, R, 2B, HR(22), RBI, E(23)

Louisville only scored in two of nine innings, but the four-run 1st and two-run 8th were enough to win, 6-4. Danny Rosenbaum was roughed up early but settled down to turn in six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five. Erik Davis took the loss when a error by Zach Walters led to two unearned runs. Chris Rahl, who had an eight-game hit streak snapped on Sunday, went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the Syracuse attack, which included homers by Tyler Moore and Walters (third straight game).

New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 3
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Herron (BS, 1; L, 4-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2BB, 2E (4, 5)
• Van Ostrand 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Three home runs — two over the wall, one of the Little League variety — were the undoing of the Senators in a 4-3 loss to the Fisher Cats. Starter Taylor Hill pitched six and 2/3rds innings and scattered nine hits, including a solo HR, for two runs while walking one and striking out four. Tyler Herron stranded a runner to end the 7th but gave up a solo shot that tied the game to lead off the 8th. A two-out single turned into the game-winning “homer” as Brian Goodwin couldn’t field it cleanly and Steve Souza committed a throwing error on the relay back to the infield. The Senators led at one point, 3-0, scoring three times in the 3rd with Jimmy Van Ostrand driving in two with a double.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• Schwartz (L, 7-4) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Leonida 1-3, BB, RBI
• Dykstra 0-1, 3BB

Salem flirted with a no-hitter for six innings and broke open a 3-1 game with two in the 9th for a 5-2 win over Potomac. Blake Schwartz took the loss despite the quality start of three runs on six hits over seven innings. Rafael Martin followed him and retired the side in order in the 8th but gave up a walk and a homer to the first two batters in the 9th. Potomac rallied for one late on a walk, wild pitch, and an RBI single by Cole Leonida (1-for-3) as the P-Nats were held to four hits total. Billy Burns left the game after getting hit in the head with a pitch in the 6th, his second HBP of the game. He had walked and stolen a base in his previous two plate appearances.

Hagerstown 6 Greensboro 2 — GAME ONE
• Mooneyham (W, 5-3) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-3, R, BB
• Miller 1-2, BB, 2RBI
• Piwinica-Worms 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke open a 1-1 game with a four-run 5th and took the opener, 6-2. Starter Brett Mooneyham did not issue a walk for the first time this season, turning in his third quality start of two runs allowed on six hits while striking out two. Greensboro pitchers issued seven walks, enabling Hagerstown to score six times on just seven hits. Tony Renda led the way by walking once and singling twice.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 2 — GAME TWO
• Dickson (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Self 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-4, R
• Norfork 2-3, R, 3B
• Miller 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB, 2K

After falling behind 1-0, the Suns scorched the Grasshoppers for seven unanswered runs to complete the sweep, 7-2. Ian Dickson got his first win for Hagerstown, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Sam Palace and Brandon Miller both hit two-run blasts to lead the Suns onslaught, which scored seven times on seven hits and left on just four baserunners.

Vermont 7 Auburn 0
• Ullmann (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Mudron 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Gunter 1-3, BB
• Dent 0-1, 2BB, E(10)

The Lake Monsters roared for six in the 3rd as they shut out the Doubledays, 7-0. Ryan Ullmann was pounded for all seven runs on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings in his first start for Auburn. Four Vermont pitchers held the Doubledays to just five hits total, with the Codys Gunter (1-for-3, BB) and Dent (0-for-1, 2BB) the only batters to reach base twice.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 5 — GAME ONE
• Silvestre ⅓IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Webb (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• Selik (SV, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• McQuillan 2-4, R, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, 2R, RBI

Hector Silvestre couldn’t make out of the 1st, but the bullpen held the Marlins in check the rest of the way for a 6-5 win in morning matinee. Silvestre was charged with five runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk. The lone out he recorded was a strikeout. Joe Webb got the win in relief, letting in one of two inherited runners but closing out the inning and pitching two more scoreless. Rehabbers Mike McQuillan and Shawn Pleffner both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the G-Nats overcame a 5-2 deficit by scoring in each of the first four innings.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Marlins 0 — GAME TWO
• P. Valdez 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Ramos (W, 3-2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Jennings 2-3, 2B, 3B, BB, 3RBI
• Guzman 3-4, 3R

Two G-Nats pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as the G-Marlins were blanked 11-0 in the second game. Starter Philips Valdez let up a hit and a walk over four innings while David Ramos got the win in relief with three hitless innings, allowing just a walk. Hayden Jennings led the 14-hit parade with a double and a triple and three runs batted in.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Cardinals 0
• Valerio (W, 3-2) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Feliz (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Serrata 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Lora 2-4, R

The D-Nats held the D-Cards to just three hits, but despite ten of their own, eked by with a 2-0 shutout win. Maximo Valerio celebrated his 18th birthday with six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.39. Fellow All-Star Melvi Salazar tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save. Brayan Serrata led the D-Nats batters with a pair of singles and a double in four at-bats. Roster moves: SS Francys Peguero, 1B Oliver Ortiz assigned from Washington.

Jul 222013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (5-7, 3.88) vs.
Dennick (AAA debut)
Harrisburg Lost, 11-2 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (2-3, 1.64) vs.
Tepera (8-6, 3.91)
Potomac Won, 8-7 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (7-3, 2.81) vs.
Owens (7-4, 2.93)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Greensboro,
5:30 p.m.
Dickson (0-2, 6.85) and
Mooneyham (4-3, 2.96) vs.
Del Orbe (5-5, 5.79) and
Brice (6-6, 5.63)
Auburn Won, 5-3 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m
Ullmann (0-0, 5.40) vs.
Finnegan (0-1, 2.16)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
11:00 a.m. (DH)
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD



Rochester 5 Syracuse 3
• Tatusko (L, 3-4) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Broadway 2IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Perez 2-4
• Marrero 2-4, R

It was too little, too late as the Chiefs rallied for three in the 9th but fell to the Red Wings, 5-3. Starter Ryan Tatusko took the loss, his fourth, as he gabe up two runs on four hits and three walks over five innings. Zach Walters was responsible for all three runs with his 21st HR, going 1-for-4 overall with three strikeouts. Eury Perez and Chris Marrero both went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs were held to seven hits total.

Akron 11 Harrisburg 2
• Ray (L, 2-1) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 6K
• Demny 2⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Souza 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Howell 1-3, R, HR, RBI

A seven-run 7th put the game away for Akron as they cruised to an 11-2 win over Harrisburg. Robbie Ray started strong, retiring 12 of the first 13 batters, but let up three in the 5th and was charged three more in the 6th to take the loss, his first at AA. The Senators offense was held to just four hits, led by Steve Souza going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and Jeff Howell connecting on a solo shot.

Potomac 8 Salem 7
• Solis 4IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, 2HR
• Dupra 3IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Sanchez 3-4, 2B, 2RBI, SF
• Dykstra 3-5, 3R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Burns 3-6, R, RBI

Potomac rallied from four down in the 9th Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown vs. Greensboro — PPD
Rain postponed the late-Sunday matchup, forcing a doubleheader today.

Auburn 5 Vermont 3
• Voth 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K (38 pitches)
• Bafidis (W, 2-0) 3IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K
• Hollins (SV, 3) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Ballou 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-3, RBI

The Doubledays snapped a three-game skid with a 5-3 win over the Lake Monsters. Starter Austin Voth made it through the 1st unscathed, but needed 38 pitches to get three outs while facing five batters and was lifted. Cory Bafidis got the win in relief while L.J. Hollins got the final seven outs for his third save. Isaac Ballou and Wilman Rodriguez both had a pair of his and an RBI as Auburn made the most of its eight hits, going 6-for-14 with RISP.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
A pair of doubleheaders today and Wednesday makes it an eight-game week for the G-Nats, who are riding a four-game win streak and sit atop the GCL East with a 19-5 mark.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The A.L. All-Stars defeated the N.L. 3-1 in the DSL All-Star game. Melvi Salazar pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit but striking out three.

Jul 212013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-1 vs. Rochester,
5:00 p.m.
Tatusko (3-3, 3.59) vs.
Albers (9-4, 3.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. Akron,
2:00 p.m.
Ray (2-0, 1.59) vs.
Brach (5-6, 4.77)
Potomac Won, 5-2 vs. Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Solis (0-0, 2.70) vs.
Augliera (6-6, 4.69)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-4 @ Greensboro,
4:00 p.m.
Dickson (0-2, 6.85) vs.
Del Orbe (5-5, 4.79)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 @ Vermont,
5:05 p.m
Voth (0-0, 2.25) vs.
Trivino (0-1, 3.24)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals OFF DAY OFF DAY N/A



Syracuse 7 Rochester 1
• Maya (W, 5-6) 6⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Lowe 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Walters 3-4, 3R, 2B, HR (20), 2RBI
• Rhymes 3-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Brown 2-3, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB

Yunesky Maya was one pitch short of tossing a six and 2/3rds scoreless, Zach Walters was triple shy of the cycle as the Chiefs clipped the Red Wings, 7-1. The 31-y.o. Cuban allowed just two hits, including a solo shot in the 5th, walked one and struck out two for his 5th win. The offense served up a baker’s dozen of hits, led by Walters and Will Rhymes, who both went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Akron 3 Harrisburg 2 (10 inn.)
• Treinen 5⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perry (L, 0-3) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Martinson 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 2RBI, 2K, 2E

Jesus Aguilar’s solo shot in the 10th off Ryan Perry propelled the Aeros past the Senators for a 3-2 win in extras. For five innings, Harrisburg was held hitless and they mustered just six hits total. Jason Martinson accounted for both runs, connecting for a big fly in the 5th and driving in Carlos Rivero with an RBI triple in the 7th. Starter Blake Treinen went five and 2/3rds innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out four.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 2
• Cole (W, 6-3) 6IP, 2H, 2R, ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Benincasa (SV, 7) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keyes 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Nieto 1-3, R, BB

Potomac rebounded from just its second six-run loss of the season with a 5-2 win over Lynchburg. A.J. Cole dominated eight of the nine Hillcats bats, but Trent Moses solved him twice, singling and homering for the two hits Cole allowed over six innings. The 21-y.o. walked one and struck out three while earning his sixth win. Kevin Keyes led the P-Nats attack with two walks and a two-run double, while Michael Taylor and Franciscoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Soriano contributed RBI singles.

Greensboro 9 Hagerstown 4
• Encarnacion (L, 7-6) 5⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K
• Henke 2⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Mesa 3-4, RBI, CS
• Renda 3-4, CS

Greensboro exploded for four runs in the bottom of the 8th to put away the game for a 9-4 win over Hagerstown. It was the second four-run rally of the game, the first of which chased starter Pedro Encarnacion in the 6th. The 22-y.o. Dominican suffered the loss with five runs allowed on eight hits and two walks. He set down four on strikes. The Suns got double digits in hits and strikeouts (10 apiece) with Narciso Mesa and Tony Renda each going 3-for-4 and Bryan Lippincott completing the hat trick.

Vermont 8 Auburn 4
• Williams 4⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K
• Medina (L, 0-3) 1IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Foat 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Chubb 2-4

The last of the 8th was unkind to the Doubledays, too, as the Lake Monsters snapped a 4-4 tie with a grand slam off Silvio Medina for an 8-4 win. Shortstop-turned-pitcher Deion Williams continues to struggle with the conversion, knocked for four runs on five hits and four walks over four and a 1/3rd innings, which actually lowered his ERA from 8.44 to 8.41. Matt Foat and Austin Chubb both went 2-for-4 as Auburn was held to just six hits and three walks while Vermont committed three errors, which lead to an unearned run in the 4th.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 3
• Giolito ⅔IP, 0H, R, ER, 3BB, K, WP
• Spezial (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• K. Rodriguez (H, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jennings 3-4, R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI, SB
• McQuillan 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The G-Nats continue to roll, doubling up the G-Mets, 6-3, for their 19th win in 24 games. Lucas Giolito, who went a career-high three innings on Monday couldn’t make it out of the 1st, walking three of five batters faced and presumably hitting his pitch limit as he was lifted with two outs. Niko Spezial got the win in relied with a run on three hits over two innings, though he got five of six out by way of the K. Hayden Jennings led the offense with a 3-for-4 game, falling a homer shy of the cycle but driving in three.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
Today is the DSL All-Star Game, which pits the prospects from… wait for it… the American League vs. the National League. Two D-Nat pitchers made the squad: 18-year-old Venezuelan reliever Melvi Salazar and 17-year-old Dominican starter Maximo Valerio (he turns 18 tomorrow).

Jul 202013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 vs. Rochester,
7:00 p.m.
Maya (4-6, 4.73) vs.
Hendriks (2-6, 4.53)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Treinen (6-7, 3.83) vs.
Packer (9-5, 2.58)
Potomac Lost, 8-2 vs. Lynchburg,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (5-3, 4.43) vs.
Miller (7-5, 3.40)
Hagerstown Won, 8-2 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Encarnacion (7-5, 3.23) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 3-1 @ Vermont,
6:05 p.m
D. Williams (0-4, 8.44) vs.
Grundy (1-2, 9.20)
GCL Nationals Won, 11-6 @ GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-2 OFF DAY N/A



Rochester 5 Syracuse 4 (5 inn.)
• Clay 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Mandel (L, 1-6) 2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Brown 3-3, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Moore 2-3, R
• Game 2:01, Delay 2:00

The Red Wings beat the rain and the Chiefs, 5-4 in five innings. Starter Caleb Clay took the loss, tagged with three runs on three hits and a walk over two innings. His night was finished after rain interrupted play for 75 minutes between the 2nd and 3rd innings. Syracuse tied it at 3-3 with a pair of runs but Rochester answered with two in its half of the 4th. The Chiefs pulled within one in the 5th, but left the tying run at 3rd when the rains came again. After 45 minutes, the game was called.
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Akron 3 Harrisburg 1
• Gilliam (L, 3-4) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Souza 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Bloxom 1-3, 2B

The Senators pitching is the best in the league, but couldn’t toss another shutout as the Aeros took this one, 3-1. Steven Souza Jr. cranked his team-leading 14th homer in the 1st, but it was one of just three hits Harrisburg would manage. Rob Gilliam turned in six decent innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts, but took the loss.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 2
• Purke 4⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 4BB, 2K
• Holt 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ramsey 2-5, R
• Taylor 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Matt Purke was lit up for six runs on six hits over four and 1/3rd innings as the Hillcats battered the P-Nats, 8-2. Purke walked four and struck out two, with four of the six hits going for extra bases (three doubles and a triple). Michael Taylor doubled twice (once to left, one to right) to lead Potomac’s nine-hit attack, which sputtered in the clutch with an 0-for-7 mark with RISP. As for my thoughts on Purke, an opinion/essay today for Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Hickory 2
• Turnbull (W, 4-2) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Self 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Mesa 3-4, R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Schill 0-1, 3R, 3BB

Hagerstown took the rubber game of the series and reclaimed first place with an 8-2 win over Hickory. Starter Kylin Turnbull, who was dreadful in his previous outing, pitched six shutout innings, giving up a walk and five hits and struck out eight for his fourth win for the Suns. Led by Wes Schill, the Suns drew nine walks and made the most of their nine hits to score eight runs, highlighted by a Narciso Mesa’s two-run blast in the 3rd.

Tri-City 3 Auburn 1
• Orlan 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Cooper (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Gunter 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Masters 2-4, 3B

Auburn outhit Tri-City 9-5, but the ValleyCats outscored the Doubledays, 3-1 to take the series, 2-1. Starter R.C. Orlan tossed five scoreless innings and let up three hits, walked none, and struck out five. Andrew Cooper took the loss, giving up a two-run shot in the 7th that proved to be the gamewinner. Cody Gunter homered while going 2-for-4 for the sole Auburn run.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Mets 6
• Pivetta 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Suero (W, 2-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Abreu 3-4, R, 2B, BB, 4RBI, SB
• Ruiz 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI

The G-Nats scored five runs in the bottom of the 8th to take this one, 11-6. Adderling Ruiz’s three-run blast highlighted the final “ups,” as the G-Nats offense pounded out 16 hits total, led by Osvaldo Abreu, who went 3-for-4 with a double, walk, a run scored, and four RBI. Nick Pivetta got the start and walked two and struck out three over two and a 1/3rd scoreless and hitless innings. Wander Suero got the win, pitching the final two innings with a hit and a walk allowed and two strikeouts.

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Orioles2 2
• J. Ramirez 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Pena (W, 2-1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Serrata 2-4, RBI
• Florentino 1-3, 2R, 2B

The D-Nats scored three times in the 3rd and added insurance runs in the 8th and 9th for a 5-2 win over the DSL Orioles2. Jean Ramirez got the start, allowing both D-Orioles2 runs on three hits, no walks, and struck out three. Yefri Pena got the win with three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk while setting down four on strikes. John Feliz gave up two hits over the final two innings but let in no runs for the save. Brayan Serrata led the offense with a 2-for-4 game, followed by Darryl Florentino at 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Jul 192013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-4 @ Rochester,
7:15 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 1.68) vs.
P. Walters (4-2, 3.68)
Harrisburg Won, 12-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-3, 4.41) vs.
Murata (3-5, 4.21)
Potomac Won, 5-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-2, 8.56) vs.
Ross (5-4, 3.50)
Hagerstown Won, 15-2 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Turnbull (3-2, 6.75) vs.
Sadzeck (9-2, 2.31)
Auburn Lost, 9-3 @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m
Orlan (0-1, 5.23) vs.
Westwood (1-1, 0.90)
GCL Nationals Postponed vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Game Not Reported @ DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD



Syracuse 11 Rochester 4
• Roark (W, 7-3) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Rahl 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Perez 3-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Brown 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI

A six-run 2nd put ended this one early as Syracuse belted four home runs in an 11-4 smackdown of Rochester. Chris Rahl’s two-run HR started the big inning and a bases-loaded walk ended the scoring binge. Eury Perez led off the 3rd with a solo shot, his sixth of the season after entering 2013 with a career total of eight. Corey Brown’s solo shot in the 8th, his second big fly of the night, plated the 11th Chiefs run. Tanner Roark got the win with four runs allowed on five hits, no walks, and five strikeouts over six innings.

Harrisburg 12 Akron 3
• Karns (W, 7-3) 8IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K
• Swynenberg 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Souza 4-5, 4R, 2-2B, 3B, HR, 3RBI
• Rivero 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 3R

Harrisburg scored in each of the first five innings and cruised to a 12-3 win over Akron. Starter Nathan Karns went eight strong innings, giving up a pair of runs on a trio of hits and walks while fanning seven to tie departed Taylor Jordan for the team lead in pitching wins. He threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes. Steve Souza missed the cycle by hitting the ball too far too often, with a pair of doubles, a triple, and a home run to lead the 17-hit onslaught. Roster moves: OF Destin Hood activated from the 7-Day DL; UT Sean Nicol placed on the 7-Day DL; C Sandy Leon placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to 7/13; C Brian Jeroloman activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Harrisburg.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 3
• Rauh 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Fischer (W, 3-0) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Dupra (H, 4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Taylor 2-3, R, RBI, OF assist at HP
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B, 3RBI

Potomac scored five unanswered runs in the 6th and 7th innings for the win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 15 Hickory 2
• Lee (W, 4-2) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Henke 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Ramos 4-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Martinez 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2RBI
• Schill 3-5, 2B, BB, RBI

The Suns offense steamed the Crawdads pitchers for 21 hits in a 15-2 rout. Every batter hit safely, seven had multiple hits, and four had three or more. “Help Me” Wander Ramos singled three times, doubled once, and drove in two. Stephen Perez hit the only Hagerstown home run, a grand slam in the 9th. Nick Lee got the win with a run on two hits and two walks while striking out five. Travis Henke was the first man out of the ‘pen, striking out two in the 7th that was mistakenly attributed to pinch-hitter Bryan Lippincott, who had entered the game in LF during the inning.

Tri-City 9 Auburn 3
• Selsor (L, 0-3) 3IP, 8H, 5R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Yezzo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4
• J.C. Valdez 2-5

Tri-City exploited a two-out error to score four in the 2nd go up 5-0, en route to a 9-3 win over Auburn. Casey Selsor lost for third time in six appearances (four starts), peppered for eight hits and charged with five runs over three innings, with no walks and one strikeout. The Doubledays racked up 12 hits but just twice in fourteen chances with runners on 2nd or 3rd, stranding nine of them. James Yezzo went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a run driven in to lead the offense.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Marlins — PPD
Rain postponed today’s game until Monday, when the G-Nats and G-Marlins will rematch with an 11 a.m. doubleheader in Jupiter, FL

DSL Nationals vs. DSL Orioles2 — GNR
At virtual press (OK, roughly 6:45 a.m.) the box score was empty.

Jul 182013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (6-3, 3.38) vs.
Darnell (0-1, 5.27)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Karns (6-3, 3.45) vs.
Espino (2-2, 4.47)
Potomac Won, 2-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.96) vs.
Holland (4-5, 4.52)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Lee (3-2, 4.56) vs.
Parra (5-2, 1.31)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m
Selsor (0-2, 4.91) vs.
Thurman (0-0, 2.08)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 11-6 vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Marrugo (1-4, 2.77)



Syracuse — ALL-STAR BREAK
Zach Walters went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts while making three assists and two putouts at shortstop, as the International League defeated the Pacific Coast League, 4-3. Syracuse returns to action with a two-game road series against Rochester before returning home for another two against the Red Wings, then four against Louisville.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 3
• Hill (L, 2-3) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Bloxom 1-3, BB
• Howell 1-3, BB

Taylor Hill turned in his fifth straight quality start for the Senators, but lost as the offense fell one run short, 4-3 to the Rock Cats. Hill gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. Harrisburg mustered just seven hits total, with all three runs scoring on outs. Carlos Rivero and Justin Bloxom were the only two hitters to reach base twice, both going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Potomac 2 Lynchburg 1
• Schwartz (W, 7-3) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Wort (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Taylor 4-4, 2-2B, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Sanchez 3-3, R, 2B

Potomac outhit Lynchburg 12-7 but only won 2-1. The Hillcats turned six double plays, including an unusual unassisted double play as Cutter Dykstra struck out but interfered on the ensuing stolen base attmept. Blake Schwartz turned in yet another quality start, the only run coming on a solo HR as he let up just five hits, no walks, and fanned three over six innings. Rob Wort pitched two scoreless innings for the hold (no. 3) while Robert Benincasa danced around a single and two walks in the 9th for the save (no. 6). Michael Taylor singled and doubled twice, and drove in what proved to be game-winning run in the 6th as both he and Adrian Sanchez (3-for-3) had hits in each plate appearance. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole activated from TIL.

Hickory 6 Hagerstown 0
• Mooneyham (L, 4-3) 5IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• C. Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramos 1-3
• Perez 1-3

The Hickory Crawdads put the pinch on the Suns, shutting out Hagerstown 6-0 on two hits to take first place in the Sally League North. Brett Mooneyham gave up five runs on five hits over five innings for the loss. The killshot came with two outs in the 3rd when Lewis Brinson broke open a 2-0 lead with a three-run homer off Mooneyham, who walked three and struck out five. Wander Ramos and Stephen Perez were the only two Suns batters to hit safely, each singling one in three at-bats.
Roster move: LHP Justin Thomas reassigned from Potomac.

Auburn 3 Tri-City 1
• Johansen 4⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Bafidis (W< 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Napoli (SV, 3) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ballou 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Gunter 2-4, R

Three Doubledays pitchers made a three-run top of the 2nd stand up as Auburn defeated Tri-City, 3-1. Jake Johansen was an out short of qualifying for the win, letting in the Valley Cats sole run on three hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings. The Nats first pick of the 2013 Draft struck out six. Cory Bafidis finished the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th for the win. David Napoli closed it out with one hit, no walks, and three K's over the final three frames for ths save, his third. Cody Gunter led the hit column with a 2-for-4 night as the Doubledays managed just six hits total. Roster move: RHP Joel Barrientos placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP Cory Bafidis reassigned from Hagerstown.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 0
• J. Rodriguez (W, 3-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Silvestre 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, RBI, 3SB
• Pleffner 1-1, 2B, SF, 3RBI
• Medina 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Rehabbing Shawn Pleffner drove in three in the first two innings as the G-Nats blanked the G-Marlins, 5-0. Jefry Rodriguez got the win, tossing five scoreless innings with four hits allowed, no walks, and seven strikeouts. Rehabbing RHPs Pat Lehman and Cameron Selik both turned in a scoreless inning before Hector Silvestre closed it out with two straight 1-2-3 innings. Rafael Bautista singled three times, scored twice, and stole three bases to the lead the lineup. Roster moves: Pleffner, Mike McQuillan assigned from Hagerstown, Selik assigned from Potomac for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals 11 DSL Rojos 6
• Yrizarri (W, 3-1) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, K
• Reynoso 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Aguero 4-4, 3R, BB
• Alvarez 3-5, R, BB, RBI, 2SB
• Corredor 3-6, 3R, RBI

A seven-run 2nd busted the open a 2-0 game as the D-Nats, who swept a doubleheader yesterday (*ahem*), won their third straight game. 18-y.o. Venezuelan Deibi Yrizarri got the “W” four runs (three earned) allowed on six hits and a walk while striking out one over five innings. The D-Nats pounded out 16 hits total, led by “Fred” Aguero, who went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored.

Jul 172013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Won, 6-4 vs. New Britain,
12:00 p.m.
Hill (2-2, 1.33) vs.
Baxendale (2-3, 5.29)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (6-3, 2.92) vs.
Hinson (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (4-2, 2.31) vs.
Edwards (7-2, 1.95)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m/
Johansen (0-0, 0.71) vs.
Houser (0-0, 1.42)
GCL Nationals Postponed vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 3-0; Won, 12-5 @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (2-1, 1.99) vs.
Lara (2-3, 6.15)



Syracuse — ALL-STAR BREAK
The 2013 AAA All-Star Game takes place tonight in Reno, Nevada. Zach Walters is a reserve infielder for the International League.

Harrisburg 6 New Britain 4
• Ray 3+ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Grace (W, 3-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Head 4-5, RBI
• Van Ostrand 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Bloxom 2-2, 3BB

Robbie Ray couldn’t make it out of the 4th, leaving with a 3-2 deficit after throwing 74 pitches in three-plus innings. His teammates took him off the hook with a three-run rally, taking a 5-3 lead and cruising to a 6-4 win. Ray walked three and gave up six hits, including a solo HR in the 4th while striking out two [insert GBI curse remark here]. Matt Grace got the win, stranding the runner he inherited from Ray with a double play in the 4th and working around a walk and a single in the 5th. The Senators pounded out 17 hits as five batters notched multiple hits, led by Jerad Head at 4-for-5. Roster move: RHP Ryan Mattheus transferred from Hagerstown to Harrisburg for MLB rehab. He gave up the 4th Rock Cats run on three hits and two walks while pitching the 6th and 7th innings.

Potomac — OFF DAY
Potomac returns home seven games as they host the last-place Lynchburg Hillcats for four and then Salem for three. Despite a 2-5 mark on their swing through North Carolina and Southern Virginia, the P-Nats trail the Blue Rocks by one game in the Carolina League North.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
Hagerstown embarks on a seven-game swing through North Carolina, facing off against first-place Hickory for three, then four against fourth-place Greensboro. The Crawdads and Suns remain just a half-game apart in the second half — just as they were last month when the first half ended.

Auburn — OFF DAY
Yesterday was the first scheduled day off and just the third day off overall for Auburn. The Doubledays’ begin a 19-game stretch with a five-game, 800+ mile roundtrip roadtrip to Tri-City for two and Burlington for three.

GCL Cardinals vs GCL Nationals — PPD
Rain postponed this one until July 24th, when the G-Cards and G-Nats will play two in Jupiter, FL.

DSL Nationals 3 DSL Rojos 0 — GAME ONE
• Reyes (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 8K
• Salazar (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Aguero 1-3, RBI

Luis Reyes struck out eight while Melvi Salazar set down the order in the 7th for his eighth save as the D-Nats shut out the D-Rojos, 3-0 in opener of a doubleheader. Reyes allowed just four hits and walked none while notching his third win. Kelvin Gutierrez and “Fred” Aguero both went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the six-hit, three-walk offense.

DSL Nationals 12 DSL Rojos 5 — GAME TWO
• Morales (W, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, K
• J. Ramirez 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-2 IR-S
• Lora 2-3, R, BB
• Mota 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Alvarez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI, SB

The D-Nats scored 10 unanswered runs before the D-Rojos answered with four in the top of the 6th as they went on to win, 12-5 in Game Two. 18-y.o. Venezuelan Jose Morales got the win in his second start, allowing an unearned run on six hits, no walks, and one strikeout. The D-Nats offense racked up 10 hits and eight walks in six turns at bat, with Thomas Alvarez leading the way by reaching base three times with a single and a pair of walks while scoring a run, stealing a base, and driving in two.