Aug 282015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (6-6, 3.44)
vs. T. Rogers (9-11, 3.91)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-4, 6.48)
vs. Kubitza (8-11, 5.55)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (2-6, 4.67) vs.
McGrath (2-6, 4.05)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (0-1, 5.14) vs.
Morris (5-0, 1.59)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Hearn (1-5, 3.97) vs.
J. Perez (4-2, 3.10)


Rochester 6 Syracuse 0
• Jordan (L, 4-5) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, 2HR
• Billings 4⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 1-0 IR-S
• Skole 2-4, 2B
• Butler 1-3, 2B

A change in venue didn’t change the score as the RedWings shut out the Chiefs, 6-0. Again. Taylor Jordan was strafed for six runs in the 1st and left with two outs in the 4th, with one walk issued, seven hits allowed (including two HR), and no (zero, zip, zilch) strikeouts.
Bruce Billings finished the game with four and a 1/3rd scoreless innings. The offense, however, was still out to lunch with just six hits, no walks, and 13 whiffs on the night.
Roster moves: RHP Taylor Jordan activated from the 7-Day DL; IF Mario Lisson placed on the 7-Day DL

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Voth (L, 5-7) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR
• Suero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ballou 4-4, R, 2-2B, HR, RBI, SB
• Corona 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB, CS

Harrisburg had no answer for Erie’s three-run 5th and lost for the third straight time, 5-4. Austin Voth gave up all five runs on seven hits (including two HR) and two walks over five innings. He struck out four while losing his seventh game. Wander Suero and Gilberto Mendez did their part with three scoreless innings of relief combined. Like Donald Trump and tact, the clutch hit was seldom seen as the Sens were just 1-for-9 with RISP. Isaac Ballou led the charge with a single, two doubles, and a home run, as well as a stolen base.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• A. Williams 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 4BB, 4K
• Johansen (L, 1-7) 2IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR
• S. Perez 2-4, RBI
• Keller 2-4, 2B

The Red Sox put up two-spots in the 7th and 8th innings to snap a 1-1 tie and beat Potomac, 5-2. Austen Williams turned in a quality start of one run on three hits and four walks over six innings while striking out four. Jake Johansen was knocked for the other four runs over the last two innings on four hits, including a home run. He walked one and struck out none while losing his seventh game. Stephen Perez and Alec Keller both went 2-for-4 as the P-Nats registered seven hits total.
Roster moves: OF-1B Tyler Moore, 2B Dan Uggla rehab assignments ended; 3B Drew Ward activated from 7-Day DL; IF-OF John Wooten placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 3 Lakewood 1
• A. Lee (W, 3-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Napoli (H, 1) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Gardner 2-3, R, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4

The Suns scored three runs early and held off a late charge by the BlueClaws in a 3-1 win. Andrew Lee went the first five and let up just two hits and no walks while fanning five to win his third Low-A game. David Napoli got the hold with two and 2/3rds scoreless relief, walking one and setting down four on strikes. Jeff Gardner singled and doubled and scored a run to pace the Hagerstown offense.
Roster moves: RHP Drew Van Orden placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Tommy Peterson reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 3 State College 1
• Crownover (W, 1-4) 5IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Torres (S, 3) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B
• Franco 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, E(4)

Three Auburn pitchers combined on a one-hitter in a 3-1 victory over State College. Matthew Crownover was perfect through five to earn his first professional win. Luis Torres was perfect in the last three to record his third save. Adam Boghosian let in the lone, unearned run on one hit and one walk in the 6th. Anderson Franco doubled in two in the 1st inning and went 1-for-4 overall as the Doubledays collected six hits and one walk total.
Roster move: RHP Mick Van Vossen reassigned from GCL Nationals; No, I do not know why Victor Robles was lifted for a pinch-hitter in his second PA.

Aug 272015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (4-4, 2.41) vs.
Bowden (9-4, 2.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-0 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (5-6, 2.97) vs.
Fulmer (9-3, 1.82)
Potomac Won, 10-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
A. Williams (4-4, 2.62) vs.
McAvoy (9-9, 4.08)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-6 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
A. Lee (2-0, 0.53) vs.
Watson (1-4, 4.28)
Auburn Won, 9-8 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.10) vs.
D. Martinez (3-4, 3.45)


Rochester 6 Syracuse 0
• Hill (L, 3-10) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Walters 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Skole 2-4
• den Dekker 1-4, 2B

The RedWings shut out the Chiefs for the second time in the series, 6-0. Taylor Hill lost for the 10th time this year with four runs allowed on eight hits and a walk over five innings. Matt Skole was the sole batter with multiple hits as Syracuse managed just four hits and and one walk and struck out 15 times.

Richmond 3 Harrisburg 0
• Bates (L, 5-5) 6⅓ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Bacus 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Pleffner 1-2, 2BB
• Dykstra 2-4

Harrisburg drew five walks and collected five hits but couldn’t push any runs across as they were blanked by Richmond, 3-0. Colin Bates gave up all three Flying Squirrel runs on nine hits over six and a 1/3rd innings. Shawn Pleffner singled once and drew two walks while Cutter Dykstra went 2-for-4 to lead the Sens offense.
Roster move: OF Derrick Robinson activated from the 7-Day DL

Potomac 10 Frederick 0
• Roark 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Dupra (W, 3-0) 4IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K
• DeBruin 2-3, 2R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• Bautista 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-3, R, HR, 4RBI

Potomac scored in each of the first four innings and demolished Frederick, 10-0 in the series finale. Tanner Roark pitched four scoreless innings in his side session first start for Potomac, with three hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Brian Dupra posted a nearly identical line in relief to earn the win. Grant DeBruin led the 11-hit assault with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI in four plate appearances.
Roster move:C Adderling Ruiz reassigned from Harrisburg.

Lakewood 7 Hagerstown 6
• Bach 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, WP
• Sanchez 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Brinley (L, 1-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Page 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Keniry 2-3, R, BB, SB

The BlueClaws scorched the Suns for six early, then got the gamewinner in the 8th as they edged the Suns, 7-6. Ryan Brinley surrendered a leadoff HR in the 8th to suffer the loss. Matthew Page and Conor Keniry both went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored to pace the Hagerstown offense. The loss eliminated Hagerstown from the postseason.

Auburn 9 Mahoning Valley 8
• Borne 3IP, 4H, 5R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Rivera (W, 1-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Eusebio 2-4, R
• Gutierrez 2-5, 3RBI
• Wiseman 2-5, 2RBI

Auburn scored nine runs in the first three innings and held off Mahoning Valley, 9-8, to take the series, 2-1. Starter Grant Borne went the first three innings and was charged with five unearned runs on four hits and no walks over three innings. Mariano Rivera III got the win in relief. Rhett Wiseman and Kelvin Gutierrez both went 2-for-5 and combined for five RBI to lead the Doubledays’ attack.
Roster move: 3B Anderson Franco promoted from GCL Nationals.

Aug 262015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-1 vs. Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (3-9, 5.08) vs.
Berrios (11-5, 3.09)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Bates (5-4, 3.98) vs.
Lujan (7-5, 3.45)
Potomac Lost, 4-0;
Won, 7-0
vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (1st A+ start of ’15) vs.
Gonzalez (5-10, 6.79)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (6-4, 3.19) vs.
Garcia (8-9, 3.05)
Auburn Lost, 3-0 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (1-3, 3.11) vs.
Lovegrove (1-5, 5.40)


Syracuse 4 Rochester 1
• Cole (W, 5-5) 6⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Grace (H, 11) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Hague 1-2, BB, RBI, OF assist at 1B (DP)
• Sizemore 1-2, R, 2B, BB

A.J. Cole pitched into the 7th to lead the Chiefs to a 4-1 win over the RedWings. Cole gave up one run on three hits and a walk and struck out seven over six and 2/3rds for his fourth win in five August starts [insert obligatory speculation about September callup here]. Matt Grace lost the shutout bid for Syracuse but earned his 11th hold while Sammy Solis worked around a hit in the 9th for the save. Ricky Hague and Scott Sizemore both went 1-for-2 with a walk to pace the Chiefs’ offense.

Richmond 2 Harrisburg 1
• Giolito (L, 2-2) 6⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, HBP
• Suero 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Pleffner 1-2, BB

Lucas Giolito couldn’t toss the shutout necessary to win with an AWOL offense as Richmond edged Harrisburg, 2-1. Giolito allowed both Flying Squirrel runs on five hits and a walk while setting down eight on strikes over six and 2/3rds innings to lose his second AA game.
Bryan Harper got the last out of the 7th and Wander Suero tossed a scoreless 8th to keep it close. Shawn Pleffner was the sole Senator to reach base twice with one of four (4) singles and one of two (2) walks recorded by the batters.

Frederick 4 Potomac 0 — GAME ONE
• Mapes (L, 4-3) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Masters 1-2
• Webb 0-2, BB
• 0-0 RISP, 2LOB

The Keys nearly no-hit the P-Nats in the opener, shutting out Potomac 4-0 on one hit and one walk. Tyler Mapes was charged with all four Frederick runs on four hits and two walks over five innings to lose for the third time for Potomac. Justin Thomas was lights-out with five K’s to six batters faced over two innings. David Masters singled in the 3rd while Brendan Webb drew a walk in the 7th. Neither batter reached second base.

Potomac 7 Frederick 0 — GAME TWO
• Dickson (W, 3-2) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Valdez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keller 1-2, BB, RBI
• Martinez 1-3, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Webb 1-3, R, 2B

Potomac’s bats woke up in the nightcap in a 7-0 shutout of Frederick. Ian Dickson went the first five frames and got the win with a LaLoosh-like line of four walks and six whiffs over five innings with one hit allowed. R.C. Orlan followed suit with two walks and two K’s in the 6th for his third hold. Estarlin Martinez and Brendan Webb both went 1-for-3 with a double as the P-Nats scored seven times on seven hits and four walks.
Roster moves: 2B Dan Uggla, 1B-OF Tyler Moore assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; RHP Tanner Roark optioned from Washington.

Lakewood 6 Hagerstown 3
• Amlung (L, 3-3) 7IP, 9H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 2K
• D. Williams 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2RBI
• Davidson 1-2, R

Lakewood pinched Hagerstown for six runs early en route to a 6-3 win in the series opener. Justin Amlung let in all six BlueClaws runs on nine hits and a walk over seven innings for his third Low-A loss. Deion Williams followed with a scoreless 8th. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz’s two-run single — his second of the night — capped off a three-run 5th but the Suns were held to just five hits and three walks total while fanning 11 times.
Roster move: RHP Matt DeRosier assigned to GCL for MiLB rehab.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 0
• Guilbeau 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Torres (L, 5-1) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• Wiseman 1-3, BB
• Kerian 1-3, BB

Mahoning Valley broke the 0-0 tie with three runs in the 9th and completed the shutout for a 3-0 to tie the series at 1-1. Taylor Guilbeau tossed five scoreless innings with four hits allowed for the no-decision. Luis Torres suffered his first loss with all three Scrappers runs allowed on two hits and two walks in his one inning of work. Rhett Wiseman and David Kerian both went 1-for-3 with a walk but the rest of the Doubleday lineup managed just three singles and a double.

Aug 252015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-0 vs. Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-5, 3.41) vs.
Dean (10-10, 2.92)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (2-1, 3.77) vs.
Marte (9-5, 2.48)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Mapes (4-2, 2.51) and
Dickson (2-2, 4.15) vs.
TBD and TBD
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Amlung (3-2, 3.20) vs.
Davis (3-5, 3.36)
Auburn Won, 5-2 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-2, 5.00) vs.
Robinson (1-3, 2.76)


Rochester 9 Syracuse 0
• Bleier (L, 5-2) 4⅔ IP, 12H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K
• McGregor 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mastroianni 1-4, OF assist at HP

It’s feast or famine down the stretch for the Chiefs as they were starved by the RedWings, 9-0. Richard Bleier was knocked for six of those runs on 12 hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings as he lost his second AAA game. The offense mustered just five hits — all singles — no walks and struck out nine times. The loss formally eliminated Syracuse from postseason play.

Harrisburg 4 Richmond 3
• Simms 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• N. Lee (W, 2-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bostick 2-5, 2B
• Jeroloman 1-2, R, 2BB

After blowing a 1-0 lead in the 7th, Harrisburg rallied for three in the 9th for a 4-3 win. John Simms tossed six shutout innings with five hits allowed, no walks, and nine strikeouts for the no-decision. Nick Lee and Paul Demny each put up a goose egg in the 8th and 9th innings for the win and save. Brian Goodwin’s two-run single completed the comeback that began with Brian Jeroloman’s one-out single, back-to-back walks by Adrian Sanchez and Isaac Ballou, and an infield single by Wilmer Difo.

Potomac vs. Frederick — PPD
The P-Nats’ three-day homestand was shortened to two with a rainout on Monday night. They’ll make it up tonight with a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
After the final scheduled off day of the season, Hagerstown travels to Lakewood for four games before returning to the Muni for their final homestand over the weekend. The Suns finish 2015 on the road with five games in Lexington.

Auburn 5 Mahoning Valley 2
• J. Rodriguez (W, 3-5) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Boghosian (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Kerian 2-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Encarnacion 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B

Randy Encarnacion tied the game with a solo HR in the 4th, then gave Auburn the lead for good with a three-run double in the 5th in a 5-2 win over Mahoning Valley. Jefry Rodriguez got the win, his third for the Doubledays, with a quality start (his fourth overall) of two runs let in on six hits and a walk while setting down four on strikes. Adam Boghosian (2IP) and Kevin Mooney (1IP) combined for three scoreless innings of relief to notch the hold and the save, respectively. Encarnacion was one of five batters to notch multiple hits as the Doubledays collected twelve total and walked twice.

Aug 242015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-0 vs. Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Bleier (5-1, 2.36) vs.
Darnell (3-1, 3.54)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-0 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (2-2, 3.73) vs.
Biagini (9-6, 2.59)
Potomac Lost, 2-0 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Mapes (4-2, 2.51) vs.
Hess (8-4, 2.78)
Hagerstown Won, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 9-8 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (2-5, 4.99) vs.
Shane (2-3, 2.95)


Syracuse 3 Buffalo 0
• Espino (W, 6-6) 7IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Grace (H, 10) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (SV, 11) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• den Dekker 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Ramsey 3-4, R, 2B, 3B

Three Syracuse pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout to take the game, 3-0, and the series, 2-1. Paolo Espino one-hit the Bisons for seven innings, walking two and fanning three for his sixth win. Matt Grace gave up the other safety in the 8th to earn his 10th hold while Rafael Martin tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save. Matt den Dekker and Caleb Ramsey completed the cycle in combination with den Dekker smacking a solo shot in the 8th and Ramsey doubling and tripling. Both batters went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the Chiefs registered nine hits total.

Portland 9 Harrisburg 0
• Rauh (L, 1-4) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 2K
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• A. Sanchez 1-3
• Difo 1-4

Turnabout is fair play as Portland returned the favor from Saturday night with an eight-run 4th on Sunday afternoon en route to 9-0 shutout of Harrisburg on Sunday. Brian Rauh took the brunt of the Sea Dogs’ mauling with six runs charged on seven hits over three and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out two. Offensively, the Senators were in recess with just three singles and two walks total.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 0
• Howell (L, 0-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K
• Johansen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Keller 2-4
• Bautista 1-3, 2B, BB

The Hillcats got two early and shut out the P-Nats to take the game, 2-0, and the series, 2-1. Jeff Howell took the loss despite turning in a quality start in his Carolina League debut. He gave up both Lynchburg runs on five hits and four walks and struck out three. Alec Keller singled twice while Rafael Bautista doubled and walked as Potomac managed just five hits and two walks total.

Hagerstown 7 Lexington 4
• Reyes (W, 6-7) 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Brinley (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Mejia 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Read 2-3, 3R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, R

Hagerstown put up four in the 3rd and held off a late charge from Lexington to take the game, 7-4, and split the four-game series. Luis Reyes spun six innings of one one-run ball on two hits and a walk while striking out four to get the “W,” his sixth. Ryan Brinley got the last four outs to earn his first professional save. Bryan Mejia singled once and doubled twice and drove in two to lead the Suns attack.

Williamsport 9 Auburn 8
• Hearn (L, 1-5) 2⅓ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, WP
• Rivera 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 3-3, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Tillero 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, SB
• Schrock 2-5, 2R, 3B

A five-run 1st and a four-run 5th were too much for the Doubledays to overcome as they fell short of catching the Crosscutters, 9-8. Taylor Hearn lost for the fifth time with five runs let in on nine hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Maximo Valerio stranded three when he took over in the 3rd and struck out seven without issuing a walk over three and 2/3rds innings but was lit up for the other four runs on eight hits. Kelvin Gutierrez and Jorge Tillero combined for six hits, including two doubles, a triple (Gutierrez), a homer (Tillero), and five RBI as Auburn pounded out 15 hits on the night.

Aug 232015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (5-6, 3.70) vs.
Hutchison (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg Won, 12-1 vs. Portland,
1:30 p.m.
Rauh (1-3, 5.06) vs.
Wilkerson (1-1, 5.09)
Potomac Won, 4-2 @ Lynchburg,
4:00 p.m.
Howell (A+ debut) vs.
Peoples (9-3, 3.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-4 vs. Lexington,
3:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-7, 5.12) vs.
Marte (4-2, 5.95)
Auburn Lost, 6-3 vs. Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Hearn (1-4, 2.84) vs.
Gueller (7-1, 1.84)


Syracuse 3 Buffalo 1
• Billings (W, 8-5) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 10) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB

Matt Skole’s two-run HR in the 6th proved to be the difference as the Chiefs rebounded to beat Buffalo, 3-1. Bruce Billings tossed six shutout innings without a walk and five hits allowed to earn his eighth win. Rafael Martin worked around a two-out walk in the 9th to earn save no. 10. Jason Martinson singled and walked in four trips to the plate and was the sole Syracuse batter to reach base twice.
Roster moves: IF Scott Sizemore assigned from Washington.

Harrisburg 12 Portland 1
• Voth (W, 5-6) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, K
• Bacus 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Difo 2-4, R, 3B, RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Bostick 2-5, R, RBI

Austin Voth recovered from the shock of having a nine-run lead to work with in the top of the 2nd as the Senators went medieval on the Sea Dogs’ [buttocks] in the 1st en route to a 12-1 demoliton. Voth gave up the lone Portland run on five hits total over five innings to get the win, his fifth. Brian Goodwin singled and doubled and drove in three and led the regulars in the 15-hit outburst by Harrisburg.
Roster move: C Adderling Ruiz reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 2
• Spann (W, 2-6) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Dupra (H, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keller 3-5, R, RBI
• Bautista 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, SB(20)

Potomac took advantage of an error and a wild pitch to score twice in the 6th as they doubled up Lynchburg, 4-2. Matt Spann won his second Car. Lg. game with five innings of one-run ball on four hits and a walk while fanning two. Bruan Dupra followed with three scoreless for his second hold. Alec Keller singled three times in five ABs to lead the Potomac offense, followed by Rafael Bautista’s two doubles and stolen base No. 20.
Roster move: 3B Drew Ward reassigned to GCL Nationals for MiLB rehab.

Lexington 7 Hagerstown 4
• Fedde 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• K. Perez (L, 0-2) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, RBI

The Legends scored five times in the last four innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 7-4 win. Erick Fedde started but had a no-decision with two runs let in on five hits and two walks. He struck out three and gave up a HR. Kevin Perez took the loss with a runs allowed in both the 6th and 7th innings. Raudy Read and Wilman Rodriguez both went 2-for-4 with an RBI to pace the Hagerstown attack.

Williamsport 9 Auburn 3
• Crownover 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Johns (L, 2-2) 1IP, 3H, 4R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Wiseman 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Florentino 2-4, R, 3B

Williamsport scored four in the 8th and three in 9th to turn a 2-2 tie into a 9-3 smackdown of Auburn. Matt Crownover started and turned in five shutout innings but saw his 2-0 lead vanish in the top of the 6th. Sam Johns lost for the second time this week as he allowed four unearned runs in the 8th. Rhett Wiseman doubled twice and drove in one while Darryl Florentino singled and tripled to account for four of the eight Doubledays hits.

GCL Update
The G-Nats went 2-4 in their penultimate week of play and were eliminated from the GCL East division race. Looking ahead to 2016, Dominican teenagers Anderson Franco and Telmito Agustin (both 18) are sporting OPS’s of .753 and .855 respectively while almost-20-y.o. Wilber Pena and and 21-in-Dec. Joan Baez are 1-2 in games started.

DSL Update
Likewise, the D-Nats closed out their season with a 2-4 mark and overall record of 31-41, which was good for a 4th-place finish in the Boca Chica North division and 19 games behind the D-Rangers1. Among the first-timers, 17-y.o. Roberto Medina led the batters with a .317/.372/.442 albeit in 34 games while 18-y.o. Pedro Avila had the lowest ERA (2.26) and WHIP (1.06), was second in IP and GS, and averaged a staggering 13.1 K/9IP vs. an equally impressive 2.6 BB/9IP.

Aug 222015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-0 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (7-5, 4.19) vs.
Redmond (2-4, 4.47)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Portland,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (4-6, 3.01) vs.
McCarthy (6-6, 3.52)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Spann (1-6, 4.92) vs.
Kime (3-6, 4.57)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2;
Won, 6-1
vs. Lexington,
5:05 p.m.
Fedde (0-1, 6.00) vs.
Griffin (2-5, 6.13)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.66) vs.
Arteaga (4-1, 2.75)


Buffalo 9 Syracuse 0
• Hill (L, 3-9) 4IP, 12H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 4K, 0HR
• den Dekker 2-3

Buffalo scored in five of their first six turns at bat as they shut out Syracuse, 9-0. Taylor Hill took the brunt of it with five runs charged on 12 hits and one walk over four innings. He struck out four. Matt den Dekker singled twice as did the rest of the Chiefs, who finished with four hits and one walk with just one baserunner reaching second base.
Roster moves: SS Trea Turner placed on the 40-man roster, recalled to Washington; UT Jose Lozada reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg 11 Portland 6
• Bates (W, 5-4) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Carpenter 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• A. Sanchez 3-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Goodwin 2-4, R, BB, 3RBI
• Bostick 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI

The Senators snapped a 3-3 tie with a four-run 5th and cruised to an 11-6 win over the Sea Dogs in the series opener. Colin Bates got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on six hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings. Adrian Sanchez, Brian Goodwin, and Christopher Bostick combined for seven of the nine Harrisburg hits and eight of the 11 RBI with Sanchez going 3-for-4 and Bostick hitting a three-run HR in the aforementioned 5th.
Roster moves: LHP Matt Purke placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Brian Rauh reassigned from Potomac; OF Denard Span, IF Dan Uggla, RHP David Carpenter assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Lynchburg 5 Potomac 2
• A. Williams (L, 4-4) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 6K
• Walsh 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 1-4, R
• Manuel 1-4, R

Potomac scored early but Lynchburg scored often as the Hillcats beat the P-Nats 5-2. Austen Williams gave up all five runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six. Jake Walsh followed with two perfect innings of relief with two K’s. The offense was limited to five hits and two walks with no batter reaching base twice. Both runs came in the 3rd with the help of a two-base error that enabled Craig Manuel to score from second and Rafael Bautista to take 3rd and score on a groundout by Alec Keller.
Roster move: RHP Jeff Howell reassigned from Hagerstown.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 2 — GAME ONE
• Bach (L, 6-4) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 5BB, 2K
• Gardner 1-3, R, 2B, SB
• W. Rodriguez 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Legends took advantage of seven walks to score five times on just five hits as they eclipsed the Suns, 5-2 in the opener. Connor Bach issued five of those free passes in just four innings, as he lost for the fourth time with three runs let in over four innings. Jeff Gardner and Wilman Rodriguez both went 1-for-3 with a double but Hagerstown was held to just six hits total.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 1 — GAME TWO
• A. Lee 4IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Napoli (W, 6-4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keniry 2-2, R, 2RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-2, R, BB, RBI, SB

Hagerstown broke out for five runs in the 2nd and took the nightcap by a 6-1 score over Lexington. Andrew Lee went the first four frames with a one run allowed over four innings on one hit and two walks. He struck out six. David Napoli got the “W” with two scoreless innings of relief. Wilman Rodriguez stayed hot with two singles, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI to lead the offense.
Roster moves: RHP Kevin Perez, OF D.K. Carey activated from the 7-Day DL; C Jake Mayers place on the 7-Day DL.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 1
• Borne (L, 1-3) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K
• Pirro 1IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Kerian 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B
• Jefferies 1-3, R, BB

The Crosscutters struck for three in the 3rd and held off the Doubledays to take the opener, 3-1. Starter Grant Borne took the loss with all three Williamsport runs given up on four hits and no walks while fanning six. Three relievers each turned in a scoreless inning but the offense, which was led by David Kerian’s double and triple in four ABs, couldn’t convert its nine hits and one walk into more than just the one run.

Aug 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 (13 inn.) OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-1, 4.18) vs.
von Schamann (1-0, 3.60)
Potomac Lost, 7-6 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
A. Williams (4-3, 2.09) vs.
Mills (6-6, 3.04)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Howell (1-0, 0.90) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-2, 4.94) vs.
Waddell (0-0, 1.29)


Syracuse 2 Pawtucket 1 (13 inn.)
• Cole 7IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, HBP
• McGregor (W, 6-5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (SV, 9) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 4-6, R, 2-2B
• den Dekker 2-5, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

Matt den Dekker’s two-out solo HR in the top of the 13th put the Chiefs over the top and sealed a 2-1 win to take the series by the same score. A.J. Cole started and turned in seven scoreless innings, with five hits allowed, no walks, and a season-high eight strikeouts. He left with a 1-0 lead but Matt Grace blew the save in the 8th. The win went to Scott McGregor, the save to Rafael Martin as both pitchers put up goose eggs in the 12th and 13th innings respectively. Trea Turner singled twice and doubled twice and scored the first run to account for four of the eight hits notched by Syracuse.
Roster move: UT Josh Johnson placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 5 Akron 3
• Simms (W, 2-2) 7IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP
• De Los Santos (S, 7) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Goodwin 2-4, BB, SB
• Dykstra 2-4, R, RBI, 2SB
• Ballou 2-4, R, RBI, SB

Harrisburg rallied for two in the 5th to tie and two in the 7th to win as the Sens ‘pen held the 5-3 lead. John Simms gave up all three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over seven innings to even his won-loss mark at 2-2. Abel De Los Santos fanned four over two frames to earn his seventh save. Brian Goodwin reached base three times with a walk and two singles and stole a base, one of five on the night by the Senators lineup, which notched 10 hits and four walks total.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 6
• Carpenter 1IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Johansen (BS, 2; L, 1-6) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Norfork 3-4, 3R, 2-2B
• Bautista 2-3, R, SB

It was stoppable force versus a moveable object as the P-Nats were the former and the Blue Rocks were the latter, 7-6. Five pitchers appeared for Potomac, beginning with rehabber David Carpenter, who was nailed for a run in the 1st, and ending with R.C. Orlan letting in one of two inherited runners to tag Jake Johansen with his sixth loss and second blown save. Reed Johnson homered again, smacking a three-run shot in Potomac’s four-run 3rd, while Khayyan Norfork led the regulars with a 3-for-4 night including two doubles and three runs scored.
Roster move: RHP David Carpenter assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hickory 3 Hagerstown 2
• Amlung (L, 3-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Brinley 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Span 2-2, BB, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, BB

Hickory scored three runs off starter Justin Amlung in the first two innings and held off Hagerstown for a 3-2 win. Amlung recovered to go seven full innings, giving up six hits and a walk while setting down three on strikes but for a losing quality start. Ryan Brinley followed with two scoreless innings, but the offense mustered just six hits and three walks beyond the two hits and two walks provided by rehabs Denard Span and Dan Uggla.

West Virginia 5 Auburn 4
• Rodriguez 5IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Johns (L,2-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Robles 0-2, R, SB
• Eusebio 1-3, 2B, RBI

Back-to-back-to-back doubles against the first reliever out of the Black Bears bullpen led to three runs in the top of the 7th and gave the Doubledays a 4-2 lead. An error and a poorly played grounder to the left side put on two runners without the ball leaving the infield to start the bottom of the 7th. A single, a walk, and a double followed as the Auburn bullpen gave those three runs right back for a 5-4 loss. Jefry Rodriguez made the start and pitched five innings of two-run ball, with two hits and two walks allowed and five whiffs. The loss went to Sam Johns on three unearned runs allowed over an inning and 2/3rds. The Doubledays managed just six hits, though four were doubles, and drew no walks while striking out seven times.

Aug 192015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-5, 3.69) vs.
Spruill (4-9, 4.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 4.07) vs.
Clevinger (8-7, 2.91)
Potomac Won, 5-0;
Won, 4-2
@ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Dickson (2-2, 3.81) vs.
Fernandez (0-3, 8.78)
Hagerstown Won, 9-8 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Amlung (3-1, 3.08) vs.
Wiles (10-3, 2.65)
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD


Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 2
• Bleier (W, 5-1) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ramsey 2-4, R, RBI
• Turner 2-5, SB, CS
• Skole 1-4, R, BB, 2RBI

Syracuse scored three in the 3rd and never looked back as they tripled up Pawtucket, 6-2. Richard Bleier got the win, his 13th between AA and AA, as he gave up both PawSox runs on five hits and no walk while striking out two over seven innings. Sammy Solis and Rafael Martin followed with a scoreless inning apiece in relief. Caleb Ramsey and Trea Turner both singled twice, with Turner stealing his 14th base and Ramsey driving in run to lead the Chiefs offense.

Akron 4 Harrisburg 3
• Purke 1⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 4BB, 1K, HBP
• Demny (L, 2-4) 1⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Corona 3-4
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

For the 10th time this season, the Senators lost on a walkoff hit as the RubberDucks took the series opener, 4-3. Matt Purke injured himself trying to run over to first on grounder to first and left with two outs in 1st. Dakota Bacus, Nick Lee, and Erik Davis combined for six and a 1/3rd innings of one-run relief. Meanwhile, the Harrisburg offense scored single runs in the 2nd, 5th, and 7th innings to tie the game at 3-3. Paul Demny suffered the loss when he gave up a leadoff single and a two-out RBI double in the 9th. The Sens collected 11 hits and stole five bases but were just 1-for-12 with RISP and hit into three double plays.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 0 — GAME ONE
• Lopez 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Dupra (W, 2-0) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, HBP
• Bautista 2-4, SB
• R. Johnson 2-3, R, HR, RBI

Two Potomac pitchers combined on a two-hit, 5-0 shutout of Wilmington. Reynaldo Lopez went the first three, giving up a two-out infield hit in the 3rd but walked none and fanned five. Brian Dupra earned the win with the final four innings pitched, one walk, one hit, one hit batsman, and four whiffs. Reed Johnson homered to give the P-Nats an early 1-0 lead while Rafael Bautista went 2-for-4 with a stolen base to lead the regulars.
According to the P-Nats gamer, Lopez tweaked something while fielding the infield hit. He threw some practice pitches and pitched to one more batter. Presumably, he was held back as a precaution.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 2 — GAME TWO
• Mapes (W, 4-2) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Self (SV, 1) 1P, 0H, R, ER, BB, K, 2WP
• Keller 2-3
• Norfork 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

In the nightcap, Khayyan Norfork’s two-run shot in the 4th broke open a 2-1 game as the P-Nats held on for a 4-2 win and swept the doubleheader. Tyler Mapes got the win with six innings pitched, allowing one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five. Derek Self allowed a run in the 7th on a walk, two wild pitches, and an groundout to second to register the save. Alec Keller led the hit column with a 2-for-3 game.

Hagerstown 9 Hickory 8
• Reyes 4IP, 5H, 6R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Cooper 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Glover (BS, 2; W, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Mejia 3-4, R, 3B, 3RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Page 2-3, 3R, BB, SF, 3RBI

The lead changed hands three times in the last three innings, with Hagerstown walking off as 9-8 winners over Hickory in the 9th. Starter Luis Reyes was knocked for six runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk over four innings. The Suns scored four in the 5th and three in the 7th to take an 8-6 lead, but Koda Glover, with a little “help” from an error by Matthew Page, coughed up two runs in the 8th to tie it at 8-8. Page got his redemption for the error (one of four by Hagerstown) as he drove in the game-winner with a one-out single in the 9th.
Roster moves: OF Denard Span, IF Dan Uggla assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Auburn — ALL-STAR BREAK
The North All-Stars struck for three in the 1st and added one in the 5th, after which the South All-Stars responded with two for the game’s eventual 4-2 score. Kelvin Rodriguez came off the bench to play shortstop and went 0-for-1 and made one assist on defense.

Aug 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Bleier (4-1, 2.53) vs.
Haviland (4-7, 4.32)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 7.27) vs.
Morimando (9-10, 2.98)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Lopez (6-7, 4.22) and
Mapes (3-2, 2.60) vs.
Junis (4-9, 3.60) and
Strahm (1-3, 3.21)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 (11 inn.) vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-7, 5.06) vs.
Jurado (11-0, 2.08)
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A


Pawtucket 6 Syracuse 1
• Espino (L, 5-6) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• J. Gutierrez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 2-3, R, BB
• Burriss 2-5, 2B, RBI

Pawtucket broke open a 1-0 game with a four-run 6th to send Syracuse to its third straight loss, 6-1. Paolo Espino was knocked for five runs on eight hits, including a home run over five and 2/3rds innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Caleb Ramsey walked once and singled twice to lead the Chiefs offense, which was limited to six hits and three walks.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
Turns out if you throw seven one-hit, shutout innings that’ll make you the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. It’s the third such honor for the 21-y.o. Lucas Giolito, who won the award twice last season with the Hagerstown (June 23-29, July 21-27).

Potomac — OFF DAY
Reynaldo Lopez gave up two hits in his seven-scoreless, 11-K effort last week, but walked none to effectively match Giolito’s outing and was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week. It was his second weekly award, as he won the POTW for the week June 23-29 for the New York-Penn League in 2014.
Roster move: OF Denard Span rehab assignment ended.

Hickory 3 Hagerstown 2 (11 inn.)
• Fedde 4⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Napoli (L, 5-4) 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, 2B, SB
• Page 2-5, R, 2B

Hagerstown’s modest four-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to Hickory in extra innings. Erick Fedde made his second Sally Lg. start, tossing four and 2/3rds scoreless with one walk and four hits allowed and striking out four. The Crawdads pinched Drew Van Orden for two in the top of the 6th but the Suns tied it in the bottom half of the 6th on a double, wild pitch, and RBI groundout. The loss was pinned on David Napoli in his fourth inning of relief. Despite Mario Sanchez stranding three in the top of the 11th, the offense did not get the lift and went in order in the bottom of the 11th.

Auburn — ALL-STAR BREAK
Kelvin Rodriguez is the sole Auburn representative in the 2015 New York-Penn League All-Star game, held tonight at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD.