|Syracuse||Lost, 8-3||@ Buffalo,
|Espino (3-4, 3.25)
R. Hernandez (2-2, 4.33)
|Harrisburg||Lost, 2-1||@ Richmond,
|Lopez (1-4, 4.15) vs.
Crick (1-3, 4.32)
|Estevez (0-3, 5.02) vs.
Romero (1-0, 1.50)
|Hagerstown||Won, 6-3||@ Columbia,
|Avila (3-3, 3.28) vs.
Ingram (3-4, 4.40)
Buffalo 8 Syracuse 3
• Laffey (L, 3-2) 5IP, 10H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Masset 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 2-4, R, 3B, RBI
• den Dekker 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Goodwin 0-4, 2E, OF assists at 3B, HP
Buffalo’s three-run stampede in the 5th broke open a 3-1 game as they took Game One from Syracuse, 8-3. Starter Aaron Laffey took the loss with six runs allowed (five earned) on ten (10) hits and a walk over five innings. Jason Martinson (2-for-4) tripled and drove in a run while Matt den Dekker (1-for-3) went deep with a solo shot in the 1st as the Chiefs collected just six hits but drew four walks.
For those of you not on the Twitters, or can separate themselves from their smartphones during the evening, Bill “The Rocket” Ladson is reporting that Trea Turner will be replacing Ryan Zimmerman on the Nationals roster when the latter takes paternity leave [insert joke about strong finish to last season here].
New Hampshire 2 Harrisburg 1
• Mapes (L, 5-3) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Glover 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Soto 1-3, R, BB
• Ballou 2-4
Tyler Mapes’s no-decision streak ended with a loss as the Fisher Cats vetoed the Senators, 2-1 to take the series finale. Mapes went a season-long seven innings, giving up both New Hampshire runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. His effort went unrewarded as it was an AAMCO night for the Harrisburg offense, as they struggled in the clutch (1-for-9 RISP) and left on ten men. Isaac Ballou, Shawn Pleffner, and Rafael Bautista each had two hits while Neftali Soto reached base twice on a single and a walk.
Potomac 6 Frederick 5 – GAME ONE
• Ross 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Orlan (BS, 2; W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Brinley (SV, 9) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keller 4-5, R, 2RBI, OF assist at 1B
• Stevenson 3-4, R, BB, 3SB
• Marmolejos 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
Frederick rallied for three against R.C. Orlan in the 7th but Potomac got the decisive run in the first “extra” inning to take the opener, 6-5. The surge took a win away from Greg Ross, who turned in a quality start of six innings of two-run ball on five hits (one HR) and three walks with 3K’s. Orlan got the blown-save-win while Ryan Brinley worked around a hit in the 8th to earn his ninth save. Alec Keller led the hit coulmn with a 4-for-5 night, followed by Andrew Stevenson at 3-for-4 with three stolen bases.
Potomac 9 Frederick 2 – GAME TWO
• Spann 3⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Sanchez (W, 2-0) 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Masters 2-3, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI
• Abreu 3-4, 3R, RBI
• Marnolejos 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
The first of two David Masters longballs highlighted a five-run 5th as the P-Nats completed the doubleheader sweep with 9-2 defeat of the Keys. Matt Spann got the spot start and let in one run on a HR and five hits total over three and 2/3rds innings. He walked one and struck out one. Mario Sanchez finished the game with one run over three and a 1/3rd innings with no walks and four K’s for his second win. Masters drove in four runs for the game, six for the doubleheader. Osvaldo Abreu singled three times and scored three times to pace the Potomac offense.
Hagerstown 6 Columbia 3
• A. Lee 4⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HBP
• VanVossen (W, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Borne (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Wiseman 3-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB, CS
• Schrock 3-5, R, 2B
• Page 1-2, 2R, 2B, BB
Hagerstown scored once in the 1st and four times in the 2nd and cruised to a 6-3 win over Columbia. Andrew Lee fell two outs short of qualifying for the win as he labored through four and a 1/3rd innings on 96 pitches (60 for strikes). He only walked two, but hit a batter and was charged with two runs on four hits. Mick VanVossen let in one of three inherited runners and allowed one run of his own, which was enough to get credit for the win. Grant Borne made his season debut with three scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and five strikeouts, good for the save. Rhett Wiseman and Max “For Those About To” Schrock both singled twice and doubled once as the Suns lit the Fireflies pitchers for 10 hits total