|Syracuse||OFF DAY||vs. Buffalo,
|Hill (4-9, 4.69) and
Laffey (4-4, 4.01) vs.
Lawrence (2-3, 3.98) and
Venditte (2-1, 4.94)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Binghamton,
|Brady (2-5, 3.68) and
Valdez (3-2, 5.64) vs.
Pill (8-9, 4.08) and
Herron (2-2, 6.82)
|Potomac||Lost, 5-4||@ Lynchburg,
|Williams (2-3, 4.31) and
Spann (2-1, 3.46) vs.
Robinson (1-1, 9.39) and TBD
|vs. West Virginia,
|Baez (6-7, 4.67) vs.
Agrazal (6-8, 4.36)
|@ Staten Island,
|Watson (1-2, 2.53) vs.
Martin (3-2, 2.55)
Syracuse – OFF DAY
Tonight, Chiefs return home where they actually have a winning record (29-25) to play the Bison again for four games starting with a doubleheader tonight. Last-place Syracuse’s tragic number is 18 for both the I.L. Divisional and Wild-Card races.
Roster moves: RHP Trevor Gott activated from the 7-Day D.L..
Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Harrisburg, which is tied for first place in the E.L. West with Altoona, hits the road for four against Binghamton, beginning with a doubleheader. The Sens have been break-even on the road (26-26) but will need to make hay against one of the league’s also-rans as they’ve eased into contention with Rubberducks’ recent, um, tailspin (1-9 last 10 games). Harrisburg and Altoona meet for six games in August but are done playing Akron. Roster moves: 1B Jose Marmolejos promoted from Potomac; RHP Sam Runion reassigned from Syracuse.
Lynchburg 5 Potomac 4
• Mayberry (L, 3-2) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Read 4-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Mejia 3-4, 3RBI, CS(9)
The P-Nats took an early 2-1 lead but fell behind 5-2 and couldn’t catch the Hillcats as they fell, 5-4 and into a tie for 1st place in the C.L. North. Whit Mayberry turned in a quality start of three runs allowed on eight hits and no walks over six innings. He struck out five while losing for the second time. Raudy Read singled twice, doubled twice, and scored twice while Bryan Mejia drove in two in the 8th with his third single of the night before the Hillcats’ Travor Frank shut the door with a whiff of Dale Carey to end the threat. Potomac went in order in the 9th. Roster moves: LHP Matt Crownover placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHPs Ryan Brinley, Boone Whiting reassigned from Harrisburg; OF Matthew Page promoted from Hagerstown.
West Virgnia 5 Hagerstown 4 (10 inn.)
• Avila 4IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 6K, WP
• Howell 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Johansen (L, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Agustin 2-4, R, SB
• Gutierrez 2-5, RBI
The Sally League continues to drop hints that 19-y.o. Pedro Avila might be fatigued, the Power being the latest as they shocked him for four runs early in a 5-4 win over the Suns in extra innings. Avila was, um, charged with four runs on seven (7) hits and four walks over 82 pitches and four innings in the no-decision. Randy Encarnacion’s solo shot with two down in the 9th to force extras was quickly erased in the 10th on a walk-single-single sequence off losing pitcher Jake Johansen. Kelvin Gutierrez singled for the second time to lead off the 10th and took second on a sacrifice but watched the final two outs (liner to 2B, flyball to RF) as Hagerstown dropped into 2nd place with the loss. Roster moves: RHP Tommy Peterson reassigned from Potomac; 2B Jake Noll promoted from Auburn.
Auburn 3 Staten Island 2 (10 inn.)
• Reyes 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K, 0HR
• Reid (W, 1-0) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 5K, HBP, 1-0 IR-S
• Neuse 1-3, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
Daniel Johnson’s two-out double in the 10th scored Blake Perkins all the way from first as Auburn edged Staten Island, 3-2 in 10 innings. Luis Reyes, assigned on a rehab from Potomac, was lifted after coughing up a run in is first and only inning. Steven Fuentes followed with two runs let in over four innings. The win went to Jonny Reid as he struck out five over three and 2/3rds innings to close out the game. Tres Barrera tripled and Sheldon Neuse doubled as both went 1-for-3 with a walk to lead the Doubleday offense.