Jul 212012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Norfolk,
7:00 p.m.
Atkins (6-7, 4.99)
Arrieta (1-0, 5.40)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-2;
Lost, 5-4
vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Holder (0-2, 12.27) vs.
Darnell (8-6, 4.27)
Potomac Won, 8-3 vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Karns (5-2, 2.12) vs.
Rojas (8-1, 2.15)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-3;
Lost 1-0
vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (Low-A debut)
vs. Mejia (6-6, 5.55)
Auburn Won, 4-3 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Pineyro (SS-A debut) vs.
Cuda (2-0, 2.66)
GCL Nationals Won, 8-7 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 @ DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 6 Norfolk 5
• Duke (W, 11-4) 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Garcia (SV, 4) 1⅓ IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Hill 2-2, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Brown 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

The Chiefs rallied for two runs in three consecutive innings and rode out the Tides comeback bid for a 6-5 win. Zach Duke got the win but gave up four runs on nine hits, including a two-run HR in the 1st. Christian Garcia earned his fourth save by stranding two of three runners in the 8th and pitching a scoreless 9th. Koyie Hill, Corey Brown, and Josh Johnson each had two hits. Eury Perez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his AAA debut. Roster moves: C Jeff Howell placed on the 7-Day DL to make room for Perez on the Syracuse roster.

New Britain 13 Harrisburg 2 — GAME ONE (Comp.)
• Demny (L, 6-5) 3IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, K, 2HBP, 2WP
• Gilliam 3⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Nicol 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Van Ostrand 2-4, RBI
• Walters 2-4

The Rock Cats picked up where they left off on Thursday night and pummeled the Senators, 13-2. Robert Gilliam “started” in place of losing pitcher Paul Demny, and was savaged for seven runs over three and 2/3rds on six hits and three walks. Sean Nicol led the attack with a 2-for-4 effort, scoring twice and hitting his first HR of the season. Brian Goodwin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his AA debut.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4 — GAME TWO
• Rosenbaum (L, 7-7) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 3K
• Nelo ⅔IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Walters 2-3, 3B, HR, RBI
• Nicol 2-3, 2B, RBI

Hector Nelo couldn’t strand the runner he inherited from Danny Rosenbaum, letting in the game-winner in a 5-4 loss that extended the Harrisburg losing streak to seven games and dropped the Senators below .500 at 49-50. Brian Goodwin reached base in his eighth PA with a walk in the last of the 7th but only made it to third base after a sacrifice and two groundouts ended the inning and the game. Rosenbaum took the loss, charged with all five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three. Zach Walters tripled and homered to lead the offense.

Potomac 8 Myrtle Beach 3
• Meyer (W, 1-0) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Carr 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Taylor 3-5, 3R, 2-2B, HR, RBI
• Souza 2-4, RBI
• Martinson 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

Alex Meyer won his Carolina League debut as Potomac pounded out seven extra-base hits in an 8-3 win over Myrtle Beach. Meyer tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Michael Taylor doubled twice and hit his second HR, joining Jason Martinson and Ricky Hague in the longball fest. Steve Souza Jr. went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his return to High-A.

Augusta 10 Hagerstown 3 — GAME ONE
• Jordan 4IP, 5R, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Holt (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, BB, K
• Newsome 3-3, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Jimenez 2-3, 2B, RBI

The curse of the GBI continues as Greg Holt (yesterday’s “Good” for Hagerstown) got roughed up for six runs on six hits and a walk as the Suns were stung by the GreenJackets, 10-3. Taylor Jordan went first four innings and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks with no strikeouts in his return to Low-A. Brett Newsome led the Hagerstown offense with two singles and a triple, scoring twice and driving in a run.

Augusta 1 Hagerstown 0 — GAME TWO
• Hansen 6IP, 9H, 0R, BB, 3K, HBP, WP
• Bates (L, 4-3) 1IP, H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Burns 1-2, BB, OF assist at 3B
• Newsome 1-2, BB
• Miller OF assist at HP

After stopping 11 baserunners from scoring through six innings, Augusta’s 12th baserunner made it home in the 7th for a 1-0 and a doubleheader sweep. Bobby Hansen Jr. scattered nine hits, walked one (intentionally) and hit a batter over six innings, getting defensive help via two double plays and two kills from the outfield and picking off a runner at first. Colin Bates took the loss when a one-out walk scored on a two-out single. The Suns were held to just three hits but drew five walks, with Billy Burns and Brett Newsome both reaching base twice.

Auburn 4 Batavia 3
• Lee 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 9K
• Boyden (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Renda 2-4, R, RBI
• McQuillan 1-2, R, 2B

Auburn rallied two runs in the 9th to break a 2-2 tie and held off a late Batavia charge for a 4-3 win. Starter Nick Lee went five and 2/3rds innings and gave up two runs on five hits and a walk but struck out nine. Michael Boyden got the win in his NYPL debut with two and 2/3rds scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and two walks. Tony Renda led the hit coulmn with a 2-for-4 night, driving in the deciding run in the 9th. Roster move: RHP Gregory Baez optioned to GCL.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Astros 7
• Anderson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Vasquez (W, 1-5) 5⅓ IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, K
• Piwnica-Worms 3-3, 3R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Eusebio 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Rendon 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, 2K

The G-Nats held off a late charge from the G-Astros for an 8-7 win. Daury Vasquez got his first win despite a pedestrian five runs allowed on nine hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Will Piwnica-Worms reached base four times with three singles and a walk to lead the hit column. Anthony Rendon struck out twice but doubled in two. Dixon Anderson, a ninth-round pick from the 2011 draft, tossed a 1-2-3 first for his professional debut. Roster moves: LHP Graham Hicks assigned from Washington (signed 6/7 as FA following release by Chicago Cubs on 5/30).

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Cubs2 3
• Suero ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Valdez 4⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• A. Ramirez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Cerda 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Read 2-4, R, 2B

Kevin Cerda’s two-run home run in the last of the 9th gave the D-Nats a 4-3 walkoff win vs. the DSL Cubs2. Cerda was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 for the afternoon and scoring twice. Starter Wander Suero left after just two batters, with no notation of injury in the MiLB.com recap. Philips Valdez went the next four and a 1/3rd innings with no runs and two hits allowed, with a walk and four strikeouts. Cerda’s shot made a winner out of Algenis Ramirez, an 18-y.o. OF who’s pitched in relief twice before.

Jul 202012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Norfolk,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (10-4, 3.78) vs.
Matusz (1-0, 1.69)
Harrisburg Losing, 4-0 vs. New Britain,
5:30 p.m.
(comp./7-inn. DH)
Rosenbaum (7-6, 3.44) vs.
Hermsen (5-5, 3.36)
Potomac Won, 11-8 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (A+ debut) vs.
Henry (5-4, 1.42)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Augusta,
5:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-1, 4.88) and
Jordan (0-0, -.–) vs.
Bandilla (1-3, 2.05) and
Crick (4-6, 2.94)
Auburn Lost, 3-0 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (1-0, 2.11) vs.
Melling (2-0, 1.95)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-4 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 3
• Roark 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Arnesen (L, 1-2) 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Hill 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Brown 1-5, R, HR, RBI

Live by the longball, die by the longball. Corey Brown led off the game with his 21st, Koyie Hill belted a two-run shot in the 7th, but it wasn’t enough as Pawtucket edged Syracuse, 4-3 and took the series, 3-1. Tanner Roark notched a quality start with three runs allowed on eight hits and a walk over six innings, but came away with a no-decision. Erik Arnesen took the loss and saw his scoreless inning streak snapped at 21 and 1/3rd innings with solo shot in the bottom of the 8th that broke a 3-3 tie. The Chiefs mustered just six hits total and went 0-for-5 with RISP and stranded seven baserunners.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 0 — SUSP. (Bot. 3)
• Demny 3IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, K, 2HBP, 2WP

Perhaps the rains came an inning too late for Paul Demny, who gave up four in the top of the third on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman before getting out of the jam with a double-play ball. The umps waited nearly two hours before suspending the game, a decision no doubt influenced by the threat of more rain today as well as this being the final scheduled series between the two teams.

Potomac 11 Lynchburg 8
• Grace (W, 5-9) 6IP, 11H, 7R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Wort (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Hague 2-5, R, 3B, 4RBI, SB
• Sanchez 2-5, R, 2RBI
• Fernandez 3-3, 3R, RBI

With three big innings and 14 hits, the P-Nats outslugged the Hillcats to take game 11-8, and the series, 3-1. Seven of the nine starters racked up hits, with backup catcher Erick Fernandez leading the hit column with three singles and Ricky Hague driving in four, including three with a bases-loaded triple in the 4th. Matt Grace got the win, Jack Morris-style, allowing seven runs (three earned) on 11 hits and two walks, and striking out three.

HAGERSTOWN — PPD
Rain postponed the series opener between the Suns and GreenJackets, and will be made up tonight with a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m., weather permitting.

Batavia 3 Auburn 0
• Fischer (L, 1-2) 5IP, 11H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Mooneyham 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Schill 2-4, OF assist at HP
• Ramos 0-3, BB, OF assist at HP

There was a 12mph wind blowing in at Falcon Park, but a 13K breeze blowing out as Batavia blanked Auburn, 3-0. The Doubledays were limited to just two singles (Wes Schill) and two doubles (Carlos Lopez, Estarlin Martinez) as they stranded seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP. David Fischer suffered the loss, giving up three runs on 11 hits (two runners thrown out at HP, two double plays) with no walks and one strikeout over five innings. Brent Mooneyham finished the game with four innings of two-hit ball, walking one and fanning four.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Cardinals 4
• Selsor (L, 0-1) 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K
• Heredia 3IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Foat 3-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, CS
• Rendon 0-2 (L5, F8) – no def. chances

The G-Cards scored early, often, and late to take this one, 9-4. Casey Selsor took the loss in his first start, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk over three innings. Anthony Rendon made his first appearance since his ankle injury in April, going 0-for-2 with no defensive chances. Matt Foat and Wilmer Difo continue to rake, combining for five hits, three doubles, and two RBI.

DSL Phillies 4 DSL Nationals 3
• De La Cruz 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Silvestre 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Berrio (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, WP, E
• De Los Santos 2-3, 2B, 2RBI, 2E
• Mercedes 2-3, R

Five errors were too much for the D-Nats to overcome as the D-Phils rallied for two in the 8th to win, 4-3. Jorge Berrio took the loss, giving up the tying and winning runs on three hits and a walk, while throwing a wild pitch and committing an error. Juan De Los Santos and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-3, with De Los Santos doubling and driving in two.

Jul 192012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1 @ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
Roark (4-12, 5.54) vs.
Stewart (1-1, 3.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.12) vs.
Martin (3-3, 4.14)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (4-9, 5.91) vs.
Martin (10-6, 2.80)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-1, 4.88) vs.
Bandilla (1-3, 2.05)
Auburn Won, 7-5 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Fischer (1-1, 4.80) vs.
Freeman (1-1, 3.16)
GCL Nationals Won, 8-0 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 @ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (3-2, 4.40) vs.
Alejo (3-4, 4.81)

Pawrucket 5 Syracuse 1
• Mandel (W, 1-2) 8IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Brown 3-5, 2R, HR(20), 2RBI
• Negrych 2-3, 2BB, RBI
• Rivero 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

With eight strong innings from Jeff Mandel, Syracuse broke a nine-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over Pawtucket. Mandel allowed just a run on six hits and now walks while striking out three. Christian Garcia struck out the side and worked around two walks in the 9th to seal the deal. Corey Brown connected for his team-leading 20th HR while going 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs offense.

Akron 6 Harrisburg 5
• Perry (ND) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K,
• Nelo (BS, 2; L, 1-4) ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 0K
• Lozada 2-4, R, BB, RBI, E(10)
• Perez 2-5
• Rahl 1-5, R, HR, 3RBI

Make that five straight one-run losses for the Harrisburg Senators, as Hector Nelo imploded in the 9th to give this one away, 6-5. Nelo walked three straight batters with two outs to walk in the tying run before he was lifted for Rafael Martin, who gave up a single to the first batter he faced to let in the winning tally with Nelo charged with both the loss and the blown save. Starter Ryan Perry got the no-decision with four runs allowed (one earned) on five hits and three walks. Eury Perez and Jose Lozada both singled twice, while Chris Rahl smacked a three-run shot in the top of the first, his 11th roundtripper of the season.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 2
• Wang (L, 0-1) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K
• Ray 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Sanchez 2-4, R, SB
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B

Lynchburg’s Gus Schlosser outdueled a rehabbing Chien-Ming Wang Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS — OFF DAY
After a 3-5 road trip, the Suns return home for a pair of four-game series against the Augusta GreenJackets and the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 5
• Medina 3⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 6K, HBP, WP
• Smith (W, 4-1) 2⅓ IP, H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Self (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Schill 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Martinez 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI

Jordan Poole’s triple, the third of the night for Auburn, followed by a single by Wes Schill broke a 5-5 tie as the Doubledays eventually fell the Crosscutters, 7-5. Brett Mooneyham was a late scratch (manager’s decision), so Silvio Medina got the start and was knocked around for five runs on five hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Jason Smith got the win in relief while Derek Self tossed a scoreless 9th for his third save. Schill let the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, scoring one and driving in two.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Cardinals 0
• Hudgins (W, 1-2) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• J.C. Valdez 2-5, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Lippincott 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Jennings 2-5, SB

Four G-Nats pitchers combined to blank the G-Cards, 8-0. Will Hudgins got his first professional win with five innnings of two-hit, no-walk ball, striking out three. Rehabbers Mike Schultz and Alex Kreis both turned in a empty frame while Gilberto Mendez laid two goose eggs on the board to complete the shutout. The G-Nats rapped out 12 hits, with Jean Carlos Valdez leading the attack with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Phillies 3
• Gomez (W, 5-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• K. Rodriguez (SV, 6) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Read 3-4, R, 2-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Novas 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2SB

Raudy Read’s RBI double in the 5th broke a 3-3 tie as the D-Nats went on to edge the D-Phillies, 4-3. Elisaul Gomez turned in a quality start for his fifth win, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Kelvin Rodriguez threw three hitless innings to nail it down and earn his sixth save. Read led the D-Nats attack with two doubles in addition to the home run, going 3-for-4 with 2RBI overall.

Jul 182012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-3 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Mandel (0-2, 2.05) vs.
Buckner (1-4, 6.80)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Akron,
12:05 p.m.
Perry (1-1, 1.66) vs.
Wright (6-6, 2.62)
Potomac Won, 7-6
(10 inn.)
vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (3-6, 5.11) or
Wang (rehab) vs.
Schlosser (9-4, 3.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-7 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 6-5
(11 inn.)
vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Oviedo (0-1, 6.75)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Hudgins (0-2, 3.09) vs.
Foody (0-0, 1.80)
DSL Nationals Won, 1-0 vs. DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawrucket 8 Syracuse 3
• Maya (L, 6-8) 5⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, K, HR
• Pena ⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, 3-3 IR-S
• Brown 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Carroll 2-4, CS

A six-run 6th by Pawtucket erased a 2-1 Syracuse lead as the Chiefs eventually fell to the PawSox, 8-3. Starter Yunesky Maya suffered the loss with six runs charged on eight hits and four walks. Hassan Pena let in three of those runs on a triple surrendered to the first batter he faced and eventually gave up two of his own runs over just 2/3rds-plus innings. Corey Brown led Syracuse’s offense with a single and a double and two RBI.

Akron 5 Harrisburg 4
• Tatusko (ND) 6⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K, HR, 2HBP
• Frias (BS, 1; L, 3-4) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Bloxom 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Van Ostrand 2-4, 2B

After winning eight straight, the worm has turned for the Senators as Harrisburg lost its four straight game (all by one run), 3-2. Starter Ryan Tatusko gave up just one hit (a home run) over six and 2/3rds innings, but was charged with two runs and got the no-decision when Marcos Frias couldn’t strand Tatusko’s two-out walk in the bottom of the 7th. Frias took the loss, allowing a run on two hits and a walk in the 7th and 8th innings. Justin Bloxom homered in the top of the 7th to give the Sens a 2-1 lead and went 2-for-3 on the night overall.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 6 (10 inn.)
• Olbrychowski 1⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HR
• Demmin 4⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Holland (W, 5-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keyes 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• King 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Soriano 1-4, R, 2B, SF, 2RBI

The P-Nats rallied from a 6-1 deficit to win in 10 innings Last Night In Woodbridge.

Byron Kerr is reporting that Alex Meyer and Aaron Barrett will be promoted to Potomac, arriving in Woodbridge tomorrow (the Suns are traveling from Kentucky to Maryland), which has been echoed by multiple congratulatory tweets by their teammates. No word on the corresponding moves, but look for Jimmy Barthmaier and perhaps Adam Carr to be sent up Harrisburg to make room.

Lexington 10 Hagerstown 7
• Hill (L, 9-5) 5⅓ IP, 9H, 9R, 6ER, BB, 2K
• Holt 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Dykstra 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI, 3E
• Souza 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI, CS

Hagerstown couldn’t hold an early 5-0 lead and fell to Lexington in the series finale, 10-7. Starter Taylor Hill was battered for nine runs (six earned) on nine hits and a walk over five and 1/3rd innings. Steve Souza and Brian Goodwin both homered in the loss, while Cutter Dykstra singled twice and doubled once while going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Connecticut 6 Auburn 5
• Encarnacion 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K
• Davis 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• Henke (L, 3-1) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ramos 3-5, 2-2B
• Pleffner 3-6, 2R, 2B, RBI

Auburn couldn’t walk off again, losing in 11 innings to Williamsport, 6-5. Travis Henke took the loss with a single and a triple given up in the 11th following a scoreless 10th. Wander Ramos led the offense with a single and two doubles, but despite 14 hits total, the Doubledays were an abysmal 1-for-16 with RISP, stranding 10 baserunners.

GCL Marlins 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Schwartz (ND) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Boyden 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Heredia (BS, 2; L, 1-2) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Mesa 3-5, R, RBI, SB
• Piwnica-Worms 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Difo 1-3, R, 2BB, 2SB (10)

With a three-run homer in the top of the 9th, the G-Marlins edged the G-Nats, 5-4. Inocencio Heredia coughed up the big the fly for his second blown save and second loss, giving up a double and a walk prior to the killshot. Narciso Mesa led the hit column with a 3-for-5 afternoon with a run scored and a stolen base.

DSL Nationals 1 DSL Pirates2 0
• Valerio (W, 1-4) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Benitez (SV, 2) 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
• Bautista 1-4, 2B

Maximo Valerio and Juan Benitez combined on a three-hit shutout as the DSL Nationals edged the DSL Pirates2, 1-0. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz’s RBI double in the 4th proved to be the game-winner as the two teams each collected just three hits. Valerio gave up two hits and a walk over six innings to earn the win while Benitez allowed just a hit and a walk over the last three frames to earn the save.

Jul 172012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (6-7, 3.68) vs.
Mathis (6-6, 4.14)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (2-2, 4.06) vs.
House (5-2, 4.07)
Potomac Won, 14-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-7, 5.54) vs.
Delgado (5-4, 3.62)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-1;
Lost, 8-4
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (9-4, 4.58) vs.
Ordosgoitti (2-3, 5.45)
Auburn Won, 5-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (2-0, 1.71) vs.
Gonzalez (0-1, 3.68)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 15-4 vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawrucket 8 Syracuse 5
• Lannan (L, 6-9) 5+ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Rivero 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, HR, RBI

In a game that featured seven HRs between the two teams, Pawtucket outslugged Syracuse for an 8-5 win. John Lannan, who’s been tabbed to start in the DC doubledip on Sat., was hammered at the start and finish, charged with six runs on nine hits and a walk over five-plus innings, with two solo shots surrendered. The Chiefs hit four of the seven HRs, with Carloses Rivero and Maldonado, Brett Carroll, and Jesus Valdez going deep and accounting for all five Syracuse runs.

Akron 5 Harrisburg 4
• Holder (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• VanAllen ⅓ IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Hood 3-4, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Rahl 3-5, R, 2B, 2SB
• Perez 3-5, R, RBI

Trevor Holder’s second start was much better than his first, but a four-run sixth hung the “L” on him as the Aeros edged the Sens, 5-4. The 25-y.o. kept the ball in the yard and issued just one free pass but gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five and 2/3rds. Harrisburg outhit Akron 12-9, with the trio of Eury Perez, Chris Rahl, and Destin Hood combining for nine hits, three runs scored, three doubles, and two RBI.

Potomac 14 Lynchburg 0
• Karns 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Carr 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Taylor 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, HR, 4RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Martinson 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2RBI

Nathan Karns got plenty o’ offense Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lexington 11 Hagerstown 1 — GAME ONE (Comp.)
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B

Lexington picked up where they left off on Sunday afternoon and completed the thrashing of Hagerstown, 11-1. Richie Mirowski got the de facto start and gave up a run over three innings, but Bobby Lucas and the strike zone were complete strangers as the southpaw issued five walks over the last two innings and was charged with two earned runs. The Legends relievers held the Suns to just two hits over the final five frames.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 4 — GAME TWO
• Turnbull (L, 4-5) 2IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, 2HR
• Hawkins 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Ortega 2-3, R
• Goodwin 2-4, R, 2B,

Game Two saw much the same pattern, as the Legends doubled up the Suns, 8-4. Kylin Turnbull gave up a pair of two-run home runs and six runs overall in two innings of work to take the loss. Bryce Ortega and Brian Goodwin combined for four of the Suns’ six hits and two of the four runs scored. Roster moves: RHP Wilson Eusebio was placed on the 7-Day DL while RHP Leonard Hollins was promoted from the GCL.

Auburn 5 Connecticut 1
• Monar (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Benincasa 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 1-3, 2R, RBI
• Norfork 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Auburn broke its two-game slide with a 5-1 win over Connecticut, finishing the 900+ mile, six-game roadtrip with a 4-2 mark. Blake Monar tossed six scoreless, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five, evening his W-L record at 2-2. The #1 and #2 men in the lineup, Wes Schill and Khayyan Norfork, both went 1-for-3 with Schill scoring two runs and Norfork driving in two runs, courtesy of a two-run HR in the 3rd inning. The Doubledays are home now for 10 of the next 14 games, starting with a pair against Williamsport.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Santana (L, 1-2) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Mudron 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Foat 4-5, R, RBI
• Severino 2-4

A four-run first was too much for the G-Nats to overcome as they fell one run short, 4-3. Andy Santana took the loss, allowing all four G-Marlins runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. The G-Nats outhit the G-Marlins 11-4, but stranded 12 runners while going just 3-for-14 with RISP. Matt Foat led the offense with a 4-for-5 afternoon, scoring a run and driving in a run.

DSL Pirates2 15 DSL Nationals 4
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 2+ IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 7BB, 1K, 0HR
• Acevedo 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 3-1 IR-S
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Read 2-4, BB, RBI
• Mejia 2-4, R, RBI

The DSL Pirates2 scored in five of the first six innings, building a 9-0 lead en route to a 15-4 smackdown of the DSL Nationals. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, walking seven for the second time this season and allowing five runs on three hits over two-plus innings. The D-Nats broke through for four runs in the 7th, but were held to seven hits total, with Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Bryan Mejia each collecting two hits.

Jul 162012
 
Post #1000

For what it’s worth, this is post #1000 since the site was relaunched in June 2010

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (6-8, 4.60) vs.
Pena (0-7, 6.23)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 @ Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Holder (0-1, 37.80) vs.
Espino (3-2, 3.41)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (4-2, 2.43) vs.
Northcraft (8-5, 3.45)
Hagerstown Losing, 8-1
(susp. mid 4th)
@ Lexington,
5:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.82) vs.
Cruz (6-5, 3.58)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (1-2, 3.57) vs.
Lo (1-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Mieses (1-2, 4.79) vs.
Cavanerio (0-1, 6.61)
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
@ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 4 Syracuse 2
• Duke (L, 10-4) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• J. Valdez 2-4, R
• Rivero 1-4, 2RBI

A three-run HR in the bottom of the 2nd erased an early 2-0 lead as the Chiefs fell to the Yankees, 4-2. Zach Duke took the loss, giving up all four runs on 10 hits while striking out two. Syracuse was limited to just three hits, with Jesus Valdez singling twice and Carlos Rivero collecting the third hit, which drove in two in the top of the 1st. After dropping four games to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since Thursday, Syracuse heads to Rhode Island for four against the Pawtucket Red Sox before returning to upstate New York on Friday. Roster move: C Jeff Howell activated from the DL.

Richmond 8 Harrisburg 7
• Rosenbaum (ND) 6IP, 9H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Storen (BS, 1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Davis (L, 7-3) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Walters 3-5, 2R
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R, BB
• Perez 2-5, R

Danny Rosenbaum’s best start in six weeks was an afterthought after a 4-1 would-be Harrisburg win turned into a crushing 8-7 loss, completing a 1-4 series with Richmond. Rosenbaum gave up just a run as he scattered nine hits over six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Drew Storen blew the save with a four-run seventh in which he retired just two of six batters faced, giving up four runs, a walk, and three hits, including a two-run homer. The Senators rallied to tie it at 5-5 in the 8th, but the ‘pen faltered again in the 9th and gave up three. Harrisburg got the tying and winning runs into scoring position with no outs in their final “ups,” but couldn’t push them across. Like Syracuse, it’s one-series road trip to Akron before returning home on Friday.

POTOMAC NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After the recent four-game sweep in Wilmington, Potomac’s road record in 2012 is 12-34, the worst mark in the full-season minors — with 21 of those losses coming to three teams in two states (Wilmington, Carolina, Winston-Salem). Their 29-18 home record is second-best in the Carolina League. Tonight, they begin a three-game series with the division-leading (and first-half winners) Lynchburg Hillcats.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 1 — SUSP.
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-2, R, HR, RBI

Chris McKenzie lasted just eight batters in the first inning as the Legends dropped six runs on the Suns. Play was halted midway through the fourth inning, with Lexington leading Hagerstown, 8-1. The game will be resumed today, weather permitting, with a completion/7-inning doubleheader.

Connecticut 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• Rauh (ND) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Self (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• E. Martinez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, OF assist at HP

The sun can’t shine on the same dog’s behind all the time, as Auburn learned when they blew their first ninth-inning lead of the season, 5-4 to Connecticut. Thanks to four Tigers errors, the Doubledays were in a position to win despite having just four hits (three singles and a double) and four walks. Derek Self took the loss (and blew the save), giving up single runs in the 9th and 10th innings. Brian Rauh made his first start and gave up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Estarling Martinez singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Doubledays on offense.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
A 4-2 week has pulled the G-Nats into a tie for 3rd place, as they open the week on the road and have home games on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
• Marmolejos-Diaz 0-1, K
• Bautista 0-1

Just two D-Nats saw action in the DSL All-Star Game, which saw the American League defeat the National League, 6-3. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Rafael Bautista both went 0-for-1 off the bench. Diaz played 1st base and did not make an error while Bautista appeared as a pinch-hitter.

Jul 152012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (10-3, 3.68) vs.
Maine (2-3, 7.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
vs. Richmond,
2:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-6, 3.54) vs.
Westcott (8-6, 3.71)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 7.54) vs.
Foltynewicz (10-2, 2.59)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 @ Connecticut,
4:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-0, 1.29) vs.
Gillies (0-1, 3.38)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
ALL STAR
BREAK
N/A

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 8 Syracuse 1
• Roark (L, 4-12) 3IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bibens-Dirkx 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• J. Valdez 1-3, BB
• Carroll 1-3, BB

A six-run 2nd put this game away early as Syracuse Chiefs lost on the “road,” 8-1 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, extending their losing streak to six games (seven if you count the completion on Thursday). Tanner Roark suffered his 12th loss with seven runs surrendered on eight hits and four walks over three innings. Jim Negrych homered in the 8th break up the shutout bid as the Chiefs were limited to just five hits total and stranded eight baserunners. Roster moves: IF Josh Johnson was transferred from Auburn, 1B Chris Marrero was placed on the 7-Day DL.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 4 (10 inn.)
• Demny 5⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR, 1-1
• McCoy 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Nelo (L, 1-3) 1IP, 0H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Walters 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Hood 1-4, RBI

The Senators rallied for four in the last of the 9th but lost in the 10th without giving up a base hit. A hit batsmen, sacrifice, fielder’s choice, and a sac fly did the trick for the Squirrels, handing the loss to Hector Nelo. Starter Paul Demny gave up the first four runs on six hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds while striking out seven. Harrisburg plated four on just seven hits and no walks, going 2-for-4 with RISP and leaving five runners on base. Roster moves: RHP Rafael Martin was transferred from the GCL, with RHP Zech Zinicola placed on the 7-Day DL (ankle).

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Swynenbeg 4⅓ IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Holland 2⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-4, 2RBI
• King 1-4, RBI

The Blue Rocks put up a pair of crooked numbers in the first two innings en route to a 6-3 win and a four-game sweep of the Potomac Nationals. Matt Swynenberg made his return to the rotation but was lit up for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. Kevin Keyes and Stephen King accounted for all three runs driven in as the Potomac lineup was held to six hits total. Potomac returns to Woodbridge on Monday for a seven-game homestand against the Lynchburg Hillcats and Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Hagerstown 9 Lexington 4
• Meyer (W, 7-4) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Eusebio 6BF, 0IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Bates (SV, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-3, 2R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI, SB(15)
• Dykstra 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ortega 3-4, 3B, BB, RBI

After a 100-minute delay to get the field playable, Alex Meyer threw six shutout innings and struck out nine, including the side in the 6th as Hagerstown survived a 7th-inning Lexington rally to win 9-4. Wilson Eusebio faced six batters in the frame and retired none of them, coughing up four runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. Colin Bates was summoned to douse the flames and delivered for his first save. Seven of the Suns’ 14 hits went for extra bases, with Brian Goodwin homering, Cutter Dykstra doubling twice, and Bryce Ortega tripling. Roster moves: C Adrian Nieto was transferred from the GCL, LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. was placed on the Temporary Inactive List

Connecticut 3 Auburn 1
• Jordan (L, 0-2) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Medina 3IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 2-4, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, R

The night after smacking 15 hits, Auburn was held to just three in a 3-1 loss to the Connecticut. Wes Schill singled twice while Spencer Kieboom singled once, but the rest of the Doubledays lineup was 0-for-23. Taylor Jordan was charged with the loss, giving up all three Tigers runs on four hits over four innings. He walked none and struck out four. Roster moves: IF James Brooks was promoted from the GCL, replacing Johnson on the Doubledays roster.

GCL Astros 8 GCL Nationals 6
• Vasquez (L, 0-5) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 1ER, BB, K, HR
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, SB
• Mesa 2-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Eusebio 2-5, RBI

A five-run third by the G-Astros erased an early G-Nats lead as the Houston affiliate held off a late charge by the Washington squad for an 8-6 win. Daury Vasquez took the loss with six runs (one earned) allowed on eight hits and a walk. Jean-Carlos Valdez led the G-Nats offense with a 3-for-4 afternoon, including a pair of doubles, two runs scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
The DSL All-Star Game is today but which DSL Nationals, if any, will be participating is unknown because there is no list of players named to the two teams, which will be the A.L. affiliates vs. the N.L. affiliates.

Jul 142012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (4-11, 5.11) vs.
Ortiz (6-3, 2.83)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0;
Won, 3-2
vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.14) vs.
Gloor (2-1, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 @ Wilmington,
6:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (4-4, 5.79) vs.
Pimentel (0-1, 6.28)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (6-4, 3.32) vs.
Perez (0-0, 0.76)
Auburn Won, 10-0 @ Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-1, 4.82) vs.
Briceno (0-2, 9.72)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (0-4, 2.50) vs.
Rivera (0-0, 0.00)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-2 ALL STAR
BREAK
N/A

SYRACUSE — PPD
A power failure postponed the game until August 12, the fireworks until next Saturday night.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 0 — GAME ONE
• Wang 4+ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• VanAllen 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Perez 1-3
• Kobernus 1-3, SB(35)

Chien-Ming Wang proved again he can lose at any level, giving up seven hits and three runs in a 4-0 loss in the opening game of the Harrisburg-Richmond doubleheader. The Senators were held to just four hits and a walk, with just three (3) baserunners getting into scoring position and all five men stranded.

Harrisburg 3 Richmond 2 — GAME TWO
• Perry 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Davis (W, 7-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Nelo (SV, 13) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Perez 2-3
• Van Ostrand 2-3
• Walters 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI

Zach Walter’s three-run HR in the bottom of the 6th broke up a streak of 12 scoreless inning as the Senators salvaged a doubleheader split with a 3-2 win in the nightcap. Ryan Perry’s conversion to starting continues to succeed as the 25-y.o. lowered his ERA to 1.66 with a run over five innings, but had a no-decision. Erik Davis got the win, though he was touched for a run in the 7th and needed some help from Hector Nelo, who got the last two outs for his 13th save.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 1
• Grace (L, 4-9) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Barthmaier 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 2-2, CS
• Ramirez 1-3, 2B

The Blue Rocks struck for two runs early and held on for a 3-1 win. Kevin Keyes provided the “1” with his 12th HR, homering in back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. Matt Grace turned in second quality start since back-to-back 10-run outings last month but was the losing pitcher despite allowing just two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He also struck out a season-high of five.

Greensboro 7 Hagerstown 2
• Hansen 3+ IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 4BB, 0K
• Holt 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 3-1 IR-S
• Souza 2-4, RBI
• Burns 1-2, R, 2BB, RBI, SB

No need to tell Bobby Hansen Jr. it was Friday the 13th yesterday — he faced eight batters in the fourth without retiring any of them, committing two errors after back-to-back singles, then another single, then walking three in a nightmarish six-run inning. The Suns lost this one 7-2, as the Hagerstown batters were limited to just six hits. Steve Souza Jr. extended his hit streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 night.

Auburn 10 Aberdeen 0
• Lee 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Davis 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• McQuillan 3-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• E. Martinez 3-5, 2B, 2RBI

Three Doubledays pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout Last Night In Aberdeen.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Astros 0
• Pineyro 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Barrientos 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Dicharry (W, 2-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Foat 1-3, RBI

With two outs, James Brooks was hit by a pitch, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on Matt Foat’s RBI single for a 1-0 walkoff win by the GCL Nationals over the GCL Astros. The unlikely run made a winner out of Kevin Dicharry, the third of three G-Nats pitchers, who combined on a four-hit shutout with two walks and nine strikeouts. Foat’s safety was just the fifth of the game as the G-Nats were held to five singles and no walks.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL “Redbacks” 2
• Silvestre (W, 3-2) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K
• Acevedo (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, 2SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

With two runs in the 5th and three in the 6th, the D-Nats broke open a 1-1 game and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona/Cincinnati DSL squad. Hector Silvestre got the win with an unearned run on four hits and two walks. Rafael Bautista and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz both went 2-for-4, with Bautista swiping two bags and Diaz driving in two runs.

Jul 132012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 1-0
(14 inn.)
vs. Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (4-11, 5.11) vs.
Ortiz (6-3, 2.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-3 vs. Richmond,
6:00 p.m. (DH)
Wang (rehab) and
Perry (1-1, 1.62) vs.
Fitzgerald (4-6, 4.19) and
Maday (3-5, 3.44)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (4-8, 6.12) vs.
Adam (1-9, 3.94)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 4.13) vs.
Brice (6-3, 4.24)
Auburn Won, 6-3 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (0-0, 2.93) vs.
Vader (0-2, 7.31)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-6 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Pineyro (0-0, 3.06) vs.
Barrios (1-0, 1.59)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-0 @ DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-2, 4.97) vs.
Aybar (0-5, 5.34)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Syracuse 0 — GAME ONE (comp.)
• Atkins 9IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 6BB, 4K
• Maldonado 1-3, 2B, BB
• Rivero 1-3
• Negrych 1-2

After a 92-day hiatus, Syracuse lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the completion of the suspended game, 3-0. The loss went to Mitch Atkins, who threw the unusual complete game, giving up all three Yankees runs on five hits and six walks while striking out four. Syracuse mustered one more hit (six) with the Carloses (Maldonado and Rivero) both going 1-for-3.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Mandel 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Arnesen 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Bibens-Dirkx (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, HBP,
• Rivero 2-6, 2B
• Marrero 1-3, BB

What was supposed to be one reliever making a spot start and possibly another finishing it up for a light night, the Chiefs ended up emptying the bullpen as they dropped the second game, 1-0 in 14 innings. Jeff Mandel flirted with a no-hitter for four and 2/3rds and finished with a one hit allowed over five innings. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss when he walked the leadoff batter, gave up a single, hit a batter, then walked in the game’s lone run. The Chiefs collected 10 hits total, but left on 11 while going 0-for-8 with RISP.

Richmond 12 Harrisburg 3
• Holder 1⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, K, 2HR
• Tatusko 5⅓ IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, 1-0 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Lozada 1-2, R; ⅓ IP, BB, 1-1 IR-S

Trevor Holder’s AA debut was a tale of two innings. The first was the best of times (1-2-3), the second… not so much. Richmond scored seven times against the 25-y.o., including a grand slam that ended his night as the Flying Squirrels went on to a 12-4 triumph. Ryan Tatusko turned in a masterful piece of relief, allowing just a run on six hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Jeff Kobernus led the Senators offense with a single and a triple and two RBI.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Ray (L, 3-6) 4IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Storen 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez 2-3, 3B
• Soriano 2-3, R, BB

A four-run fourth by the Blue Rocks knocked Robbie Ray from the game and helped send the P-Nats to an 8-3 loss. Ray gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over the first four innings. Drew Storen finished out the game with two innings, but was touched for a home run by Wilmington’s Matt Fields, who also took Ray deep in the 4th. Francisco Soriano and J.P. Ramirez both went 2-for-3 as the offense registered eight hits total, but the defense committed three errors.

Greensboro 4 Hagerstown 3 (10 inn.)
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Hawkins (L, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Burns 0-2, 3BB
• Souza 1-5, R, HR, RBI

After taking the lead in the top of the 10th, the Suns were eclipsed in the space of three batters in the bottom of the 10th as a one-out HR gave the GreenJackets the 4-3 win in extras, stopping the Hagerstown win streak at seven. The Suns managed just five hits total, including Steve Souza’s 16th home run. Taylor Hill had just one bad inning, giving up two runs in part of the 7th after tossing six scoreless to begin the game. The loss went to Ben Hawkins who gave up just the big fly over an inning and a third, walking one and striking out one.

Auburn 6 Aberdeen 3
• Mooneyham 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Fischer (W, 1-1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-3, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Pleffner 3-5, R, 3B
• E. Martinez 2-5, RBI

A pair of two-run rallies in the 6th and 7th innings pushed the Doubledays past the Ironbirds for a 6-3 win in Aberdeen. David Fischer got the win in relief of Brett Mooneyham, who tossed three scoreless inings with a walk, a hit and two strikeouts. Fischer gave up two runs on two hits and a walk over four innings. Derek Self got the last four outs of the game for his second save. Wander Ramos reached base four times: a single, a double, and two walks and drove in three to pace the Auburn offense, which tallied 10 hits total. Roster move: IF Josh Johnson assigned to Auburn from Syracuse.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 6
• Hudgins 4+ IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, BB, K
• Hollins (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, IR-S 3-1
• Boyden (SV, 1) 1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Difo 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Brooks 3-5, R, RBI

After blowing leads of 3-0 and 5-4, the G-Nats put up single runs in the 7th and 8th and held on for their third straight win, 7-6 over the G-Marlins. Starter Will Hudgins gave up four unearned runs on five hits and a walk, but struck out just one. Leonard Hollins let in one run on a groundout but got the win when G-Nats went ahead for good. Wilmer Difo and James Brooks both went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the G-Nats pounded out 16 hits total for the afternoon.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL “Redbacks” 0
• Gomez (W, 4-2) 8IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Chavez 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, RBI, 2SB (20)
• Mercedes 2-4, 2R, RBI

Elisaul Gomez and Jose Chavez combined on a two-hit shutout as the D-Nats downed the Arizona/Cincinnati co-op, 8-0. Gomez allowed just a single in the 7th while walking three and striking out two over eight frames. Jose Chavez gave up a double and a walk in the 9th, but preserved the shutout with the help of a double play. Rafael Bautista and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-4 as the D-Nats made their 10 hits count, going 5-for-13 with RISP.

Jul 122012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Scranton/WB,
6:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs.
Kickham (6-7, 2.96)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (3-5, 4.87) vs.
Ferguson (0-0, -.–)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (9-4, 4.72) vs.
Urena (5-4, 2.96)
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Fischer (0-1, 4.91) vs.
Coffey (0-3, 12.66)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-3 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Hudgins (0-2, 4.70) vs.
Jackson (0-1, 1.50)
DSL Nationals Won, 15-5 vs. DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
Gomez (3-2, 3.45) vs.
Ramirez (1-2, 1.32)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
• Brown 0-4
• Rivero 0-2, 2K
• Negrych 1-2,
• Duke 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K

The Pacific Coast League defeated the International League 3-0 in the Triple-A All Star Game. All four Chiefs saw game action, as indicated above.

HARRISBURG — ALL STAR BREAK
• Perez 0-4
• Kobernus 1-2
• Rahl 1-4, RBI
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nelo (L, 0-1) 0IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K

The Eastern Division rallied for a 5-4 win in the last of the 9th, with Harrisburg’s Hector Nelo taking the loss with a run on two hits and a walk.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Olbrychowski 6⅔ IP, 9H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Carr 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Freitas 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, SB

Potomac led this one briefly, 2-1, but the Blue Rocks pantsed the P-Nats with five unanswered runs for a 6-2 win. Adam Olbrychowski took the loss with all six runs allowed (five earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out five. David Freitas drove in both Potomac runs while going 3-for-4 with a double.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 3
• Turnbull 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bates (W, 4-2) 2IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Barrett (SV, 16) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Miller 1-2, R, 2B, BB, SF, 2RBI
• Ortega 1-3, BB, RBI, SB

With three runs in the 7th and a run in the 8th, Hagerstown went from being nearly no-hit to a 4-3 win over Greensboro. Steve Souza broke up the no-no with a leadoff single in the 7th, with Justin Miller following him with an RBI double to break up the shutout. In the following frame, Miller broke the 3-3 tie with a sac fly that sent in Billy Burns, who had led off the 8th with a single. Colin Bates got the win in relief of Kylin Turnbull while Aaron Barrett pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his league-leading 16th save.

Auburn 9 Aberdeen 5
• Encarnacion 4⅔ IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Smith (W, 3-1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Poole 3-5, 2B, 2RBI
• E. Martinez 2-4, R, BB
• Pleffner 2-5, 2R, RBI

Auburn batted around in the 7th for six-run inning and a 9-5 win over Aberdeen. The Ironbirds strafed starter Pedro Encarnacion for four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk. Jason Smith picked up the win in relief while Robert Benincasa snuffed a late Aberdeen charge in the 9th for the save. Travis Poole paced the offense with a 3-for-5 night, including a double and two RBI.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 3
• Schwartz 3IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, K
• Martin (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Mesa 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Nieto 2-4, 2R, BB

A four-run 5th broke open 3-3 tie as the G-Nats downed the G-Marlins, 7-3. Blake Schwartz got the start but allowed all three Marlins runs on six hits over three innings. Rafael Martin led a trio of relievers that combined for six shutout and hitless innings with eight strikeouts. Eight of the nine G-Nats batters hit safely, with Narciso Mesa, Adrian Nieto, Jean Carlos Valdez and Will Piwnica-Worms each collecting two hits while the team compiled 12 total.

DSL Nationals 15 DSL Giants 5
• Valerio 4IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (W, 1-1) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI
• A. Martinez 3-6, 3R
• Cerda 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI

The D-Nats snapped their eight-game skid with a 15-5 beatdown of the D-Giants. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz singled, doubled, and tripled while driving in five to lead the 13-hit attack. Starter Maximo Valerio threw four scoreless, allowing just a hit and two walks while striking out three. Phillips Valdez completed the game and got the win, giving up five runs (two earned) on eight hits and three walks.