Apr 202016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
4:35 p.m.
Espino (0-0, 3.60) and
Laffey (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Ja. Thompson (0-2, 6.75) and
Roibal (0-0, 8.31)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Altoona,
12:00 p.m.
Mapes (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Eppler (1-0, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 8-6 (12 inn.) vs. Lynchburg,
10:35 a.m.
Fedde (0-1, 5.23) vs.
Merryweather (2-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 12-6 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-1, 4.32) vs.
Gilbert (0-1, 5.59)


Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2
• Jordan 4⅔ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Solis (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Turner 1-4, R, 3B
• Skole 0-2, R, 2BB

A walk, balk, a groundout, and a sacrifice fly proved to be the difference as the Chiefs edged the IronPigs, 3-2. Taylor Jordan fell one out short of going the requisitive five innings as he was lifted with two outs and the bases loaded in the 5th. He let in both Lehigh Valley runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds. Matt Grace got the win as he stranded three in the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th. Sammy Solis followed with two scoreless for the hold while Rafael Martin retired the side in order in the 9th for the save. Trea Turner (triple) and Jason Martinson (double) connected for extra bases as Syracuse was limited to five hits and three walks (two by Matt Skole, who scored the gamewinning run).

Harrisburg 2 Altoona 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Suero (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 3-4, 2B
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Kevin Keyes’s two-run HR in the bottom of the 1st was enough for Harrisburg’s pitchers to outduel Altoona’s, 2-1. John Simms got the win with six shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out five. Wander Suero turned in two scoreless for the hold, his second, while J.C. Gutierrez cordero’ed his way through the 9th with a leadoff HR, a walk, and three strikeouts on a mere 32 pitches for the save. Isaac Ballou singled twice and doubled once to lead the Sens hit column, followed by Keyes, who also singled in the 5th for a 2-for-4 night.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 (12 inn.)
• Estevez 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Glover 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Thomas (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Abreu 3-6, 2R, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• Ward 2-5, 2RBI

Potomac fell to .500 with their fifth loss of the current homestand, dropping an 8-6 decision in extras to Lynchburg. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez went a season-high five innings but let in three runs on seven hits and no walks for the no-decision. The loss went to Justin Thomas with two runs allowed on a hit and two walks in his one inning of work. Osvaldo Abreu led the P-Nats’ 14-hit parade with a double and two singles, followed by Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Drew Ward, with both corner IFs going 2-for-5 with 2RBI.

Hagerstown 12 Lakewood 6
• Avila 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Schrock 5-5, 3R, 2-2B, 5RBI, 2SB
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R, BB
• Ripken 2-5, 2B, 4RBI

The Suns hitters covered for the Suns pitchers, outslugging the Blue Claws for a 12-6 win. Pedro Avila took Taylor Hearn’s turn in the rotation and got pinched for three runs on four hits over three innings. Matthew Crownover got the win in relief with three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock went 5-for-5 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster moves: LHP Connor Bach reassigned to Auburn; RHP Pedro Avila reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Apr 192016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 0.82) vs.
Buchanan (0-0, 5.40)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-5 vs. Altoona,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Holmes (0-1, 6.30)
Potomac Lost, 9-6 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Lugo (1-0, 3.38)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs. Kilome (0-2, 14.85)


Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 0-1) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, 2HR
• Davis 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 2-3, R, BB
• Ramsey 2-3, BB

The Iron Pigs went deep against Austin Voth twice while the Chiefs’ struggles in the clutch continued in a 5-1 loss. Starter and loser Voth allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings. Syracuse tallied nine hits but went just 2-for-12 with RISP and hit into three double plays. Pedro Severino and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-3 with a walk with Severino scoring the lone Chiefs run. You’ll be shocked (no, you won’t) to learn Trea Turner was named I.L. Player of the Week for April 7-17.

Altoona 12 Harrisburg 5
• Williams (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Lee 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 1-4, R, 2SB
• Keyes 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Bostick 1-4, R, RBI

Four runs in the bottom of the first? Pretty good. Eight runs given back in the top of the 2nd? Not so good. Harrisburg gave up double digits in the run column for the second straight game with a 12-5 loss to Altoona. Austen Williams took the brunt of the beating, charged with seven runs on five hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds to lose for the second time in as many starts. The Sens managed five runs on just five hits (four singles and a double) and two walks, but no batter reached base or scored more than once.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Valdez (L, 2-1) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HBP, 2WP, BK
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Keller 3-4, 2R, SB
• Read 2-4, BB, RBI
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 3B, 3RBI

None of the Hillcats walked up to U2 or Thin Lizzy, but there was a whole lot of doublin’ last night at the Pfitz as the Hillcats outslugged the P-Nats, 9-6. Eight of Lynchburg’s 12 hits were two-baggers and all were hit hard. Philips Valdez was teed up for six of them and ten hits total over four and 2/3rds for the loss. He let in seven runs, walked two, hit two, and struck out five. Potomac took advantage of ten free passes to score six runs on just eight hits, highlighted by Andrew Stevenson’s three-run triple in the 4th.

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3
• Lee (W, 1-0) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Rivera (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Wiseman 2-4, R
• Dent 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

Hagerstown rallied for three in the 5th and one in the 6th and held on for 4-3 win over Lakewood. Andrew Lee finally got a “W” to show for his efforts, which was five innings of two-run ball on six hits and a walk with two whiffs. Mariano Rivera III walked three over two scoreless innings for the hold while Ronald Pena closed out the game with two innings pitched and a run given up on a solo HR in the 8th for the save. Cody Dent tripled in two and scored on a Victor Robles RBI single to highlight the 5th while Rhett Wiseman was the sole Sun to reach base twice with a pair of singles. Roster moves: OF Telmito Agustin placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Austin Davidson reassigned from XST. Agustin was apparently injured while stealing 2nd in Sunday’s loss to Delmarva.

Apr 182016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Appel (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 14-2 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Creasy (1-0, 4.91)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (2-0, 4.50) vs.
Brown (0-1, 7.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
A. Lee (1-0, 0.90) vs.
Gueller (0-0, 6.75)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 1
• Hill 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Gott (L, 2-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Goodwin 3-4, R, 3B
• Ramsey 3-4
• Campana 3-5

The Chiefs racked up 12 hits but could only drive in one as they fell to the RailRiders, 2-1 in the series finale. Taylor Hill started and let in one unearned run on three hits over six innings for a no-decision. The loss went to Trevor Gott as he gave up the gamewinner in the 8th on a hit and two walks. Brian Goodwin, Caleb Ramsey, and Tony Campana each had three hits with Goodwin scoring the lone run after a leadoff triple followed by a Pedro Severino double in the 7th.

Reading 14 Harrisburg 2
• Giolito (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 1ER, BB, 3K, 76-55 P-K
• Bacus 2⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Bautista 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2B, RBI

Reading scored in three of four innings against Nats uberprospect Lucas Giolito as they destroyed Harrisburg, 14-2. Giolito gave up five runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk over three and 2/3rds innings. He was lifted after 76 pitches thrown, with 55 going for strikes. Tablesetters Rafael Bautista and Wilmer Difo combined for five hits and drove in both runs while the other seven batters went 1-for-24 with a walk and eight strikeouts.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Reyes (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, 3HBP
• Johansen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, 2R, 2-2B, BB
• Ward 2-3, R, BB, RBI

The wheels came off the bus (again) Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.

Delmarva 4 Hagerstown 3
• DeRosier 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Torres (L, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Robles 3-5, 2RBI, SB
• Dent 2-4, R

The organizatonal sweep was made complete when the Suns’ rally in the 9th fell short, 4-3. Starter Matt DeRosier struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and no walks. Luis Torres was less effective, strafed for three runs on four hits over three innings to suffer the loss. Victor Robles singled three times, including a two-run hit in the 9th with two outs to cut the Delmarva lead to one, while Cody Dent singled twice to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Apr 172016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Green (0-1, 2.35)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Giolito (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Asher (0-2, 5.40)
Potomac Won, 14-6 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Rodgers (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 @ Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
Peralta (0-1, 6.75) vs.
DeRosier (1-0, 3.60)


Syracuse 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4
• Cole 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, WP, 61-34 P-K
• Laffey (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Turner 3-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, BB, SB
• Ramsey 2-4, R
• Skole 2-5, 2B, RBI

Syracuse dug out of an early 2-0 lead with a pair of crooked numbers in the 3rd and 4th innings and cruised to an 8-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Starter A.J. Cole lasted just two innings, pulled after 61 pitches with just 34 going for strikes as he was knocked for single runs in both frames on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Aaron Laffey led a quartet of relievers who held the RailRiders to two runs the rest of the way. Trea Turner was a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 with 3RBI along with a walk and a stolen base to lead the Chiefs offense.

Reading 3 Harrisburg 1
• Lopez (L, 0-2) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Sureo 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Dykstra 1-2, BB

Spencer Kieboom’s 8th-inning leadoff homer broke up the shutout but the Senators were otherwise on recess on offense as the Fightins knocked ’em out, 3-1. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss, giving up two runs on two solo HRs and four hits total over six innings. He walked one and fanned five. Cutter Dykstra was the only Harrisburg batter to reach base twice (single, walk) as the Reading pitchers limited them to five hits and two walks total.

Potomac 14 Wilmington 6
• Whiting (W, 2-0) 5IP, 10H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 3K
• M. Sanchez (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 3RBI, SB
• Abreu 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 4RBI
• Keller 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B

The P-Nats jumped on the Blue Rocks for 13 hits and 14 runs Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Delmarva 4
• Baez 3IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K, 75-43 P-K
• Pantoja (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Peterson (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Sagdal 2-4, 3R, 3B, SB
• Page 2-5, 4RBI
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown took its sixth straight as they doubled up Delmarva, 8-4. Starter Joan Baez allowed all four Shorebirds runs on five hits and three walks as he labored through three innings on 75 pitches. Newcomer Jorge Pantoja got the win with three scoreless innings of relief while Tommy Peterson finished the game with three perfect frames for the save. Ian Sagdal singled, tripled, and scored three runs while Matthew Page drove in four while going 2-for-5 to pace the Suns offense.

Apr 162016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
4:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 0.00) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 8-0 vs. Reading,
6:00 p.m.
Lopez (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Vasquez (1-0, 2.57)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Whiting (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Goudeau (1-0, 3.60)
Hagerstown Won, 1-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Alvarado (1-0, 0.00)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 3
• Espino 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Runion (L, 0-1) 2IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 3-4, R, 2-2B
• Turner 3-5, R, 2B, RBI

The RailRiders scored four in the middle innings without an answer from the Chiefs until the 9th to hand Syracuse a 5-3 loss. Paolo Espino let in two on three hits, including a solo HR over five innings. He walked one and struck out five. Sam Runion suffered the loss with three runs allowed on five hits and a walk over two innings. Caleb Ramsey doubled twice and singled once while Trea Turner singled twice and doubled once to account for six of the eight Chiefs hits.

Harrisburg 8 Reading 0
• Mapes (W, 2-0) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K; 1-1, SAC
• N. Lee 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 4RBI
• Bostick 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2RBI

Dodgers Fans who didn’t show up until the 3rd inning missed out on all the action as Harrisburg made Reading illiterate with an eight-run 2nd and shut them out, 8-0. Eleven Sens came to bat during the inning, capped off by a Kevin Keyes grand slam, as the big Texan made the Fightins pay for issuing an intentional walk in front of him to load the bases. Tyler Mapes was none the worse for the long wait between innings as he spun six scoreless innings with just two hits and a walk given up and four whiffs to win for the second time in as many starts. Nick Lee and Abel De Los Santos completed the whitewash with three more shutout innings of relief. Christopher Bostick, Rafael Bautista, and Stephen Perez each had two hits while Pleffner walked three times total to lead the ten-hit, five-walk attack.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Fedde (L, 0-1) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 3HR
• Brinley 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Abreu 2-4, R, HR
• Read 1-4, 2B, RBI

Wilmington doubled up Potomac Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 1 Delmarva 0
• Rodriguez (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Guilbeau (SV, 1) 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Robles 1-3, R, BB
• Page 1-4, RBI

Two Suns pitchers combined to strike out 16 while shutting out the Shorebirds, 1-0. Jefry Rodriguez worked around five baserunners in five innings with nine whiffs to even his won-loss record at 1-1 for the season. Taylor Guilbeau followed with four strong innings of two-hit relief with seven K’s and no walks to earn the save. Victor Robles singled, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on Matthew Page’s two-out single for the game’s only run.

Apr 152016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 (11 inn.) @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (8-6, 3.21 in ’15) vs.
Swarzak (0-1, 9.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-0 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
Mapes (1-0, 7.20) vs.
Pinto (0-0, 4.50)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Tenuta (0-0, 5.79)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Jones (0-0, 0.00)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 0
• Jordan 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Masset (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B, BB
• Ramsey 1-3, BB

It was another walkoff last night, but it was the original meaning as the Chiefs reliever and fielders left the field as the losers after a two-out, two-run homer by Gary Sanchez of the RailRiders. Taylor Jordan nearly matched the efforts of Austin Voth of the day before with six shutout innings, no walks, and six K’s for the no-decision. Syracuse was limited to just four hits and five walks, with Brian Goodwin the only batter to connect for extra bases as he went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Reading 9 Harrisburg 0
• Simms (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper 1⅓ P, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Difo 1-4, 2SB
• Pleffner 1-4

The wheels came off the bus in the 5th for Harrisburg when Reading put up a four-run frame to break open a 2-0 game as the Sens lost to the Fightins, 9-0. Starter John Simms rode the “L,” giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Just five men reached base – no one twice – via three singles and two walks while the lineup fanned ten times. Wilmer Difo and Shawn Pleffner were the only two batters to reach third base, both with two outs, as Difo singled and stole second and third in the 4th while Pleffner singled and was pushed over by the third and final single of the night by Kevin Keyes in the 9th.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Estevez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Self 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 1-2, 2BB
• Norfork 2-3, 2B, SF, RBI

Sloppy defense and poor baserunning didn’t help but the Blue Rocks pitchers were also dominant in a 6-2 win over Potomac. Starter Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez was ineffective, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks over four shaky innings as he took the loss. Khayyan Norfork singled, doubled, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly while Andrew Stevenson singled and walked twice but the rest of the lineup was 2-for-23 with two walks.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1
• Crownover (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Bach (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K
• Schrock 2-5, 2RBI, SB
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns scored once in 1st and twice in the 2nd and cruised to a 4-1 win over the Shorebirds. Matt Crownover spun five scoreless innings with two walks and five hits allowed while striking out six to get the “W.” Connor Bach followed with three shutout frames, though he walked three and fanned five for the hold. Max Schrock and Kelvin Gutierrez once again powered the Hagerstown offense, combining for four hits and three RBI on the night. Roster moves: LHP Taylor Hearn placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Jorge Pantoja reassigned from the GCL Nationals.

Apr 142016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 (13 inn.) @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (8-6, 3.21 in ’15)vs.
Cloyd (0-0, 2.25)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Jannis (0-2, 5.54 in ’15)
Potomac Won, 7-4 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-0, 3.38) vs.
Fernandez (0-0, 2.08)
Hagerstown Won, 8-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-1, 10.80) vs.
C. Jones (0-0, 0.00)


Syracuse 3 Buffalo 2 (13 inn.)
• Voth 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Davis (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sizemore 2-6, BB, RBI

Jason Martinson homered in the 8th to tie while Scott Sizemore’s RBI single in the 13th sent the Chiefs fans home happy with a 3-2 win. Austin Voth baked a half-dozen donuts on the Syracuse scoreboard (hey, NBT and Dunkin’ – no free advert… aw, dammit) with six scoreless innings and just three hits allowed with no walks and six whiffs. Pedro Severino, along with Martinson and Sizemore, had two hits while Matt Skole and Brian Goodwin both walked twice to lead the Chiefs’ ten-hit, eight-walk effort.

Binghamton 5 Harrisburg 1
• Williams (L, 0-1) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Lee 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Ballou 2-3, BB
• Kieboom 2-3, BB

Uh, oh – better call AAMCO for the Harrisburg offense, as they were able to get into 1st and 2nd gear but struggled in the clutch in a 5-1 loss to the B-Mets. The Sens left on ten men while collecting ten hits and five walks, led by Ike Ballou and Spencer Kieboom, as each man reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Austen Williams turned in a quality start of two runs on eight hits over six innings but suffered the loss. He struck out four and walked one.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 4
• Valdez (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR, WP
• Orlan (H, 1 ) 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ward 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2-2B, BB, SB

Potomac piled on five early and scored two late as they took the series finale from Lynchburg, 7-4. Phillips “Exxon” Valdez won for the second time in two starts, though with a Jack Morris line of four runs on seven hits, including two homers, and one walk over five innings. R.C. Orland and Koda Glover both spun two scoreless (and hitless) innings for the hold and save, respectively. Khayyan Norfork doubled twice and Drew Ward singled twice and both walked once to pace the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 0
• Hearn ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1BF
• Torres (W, 1-0) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Rivera (H, 1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Schrock 4-4, 3R, BB
• Gutierrez 3-5, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Agustin 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The Suns ‘pen answered the call for help early and turned in a combined two-hit shutout, 8-0. Starting pitcher Taylor Hearn was hurt (ankle) on a 3-1 putout of the first (and only) batter he faced. Luis Torres followed with three and 2/3rds of one-hit, two walk relief and was awarded the win, though Mariano Rivera III was a little bit better with four scoreless and just two baserunners allowed. Max “For Those About To” Schrock saluted the bench five times from first base as he walked once and singled four times while Kelvin Gutierrez singled once and doubled twice as the Hagerstown lineup pounded out 12 hits total.

Apr 132016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0;
Won, 4-3
vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (6-7, 2.92 @ AA in ’15) vs.
Hutchison (0-1, 1.80)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 (11 inn.) @ Binghamton,
6:35 p.m.
Williams (4-6, 2.59 @ A+ in ’15) vs.
Lara (9-5, 3.44 in ’15)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Valdez (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Brown (0-0, 5.79)
Hagerstown Won, 8-7 vs. Lakewood,
10:35 a.m.
Hearn (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Gueller (10-1, 2.23 @ SS-A in ’15)


Buffalo 2 Syracuse 0 – GAME ONE
• Hill (L, 0-1) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Turner 1-2, BB
• Martinson 0-1, 2BB

Buffalo put up single runs in the 1st and 3rd inning while three pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout in Game One. Taylor Hill took the loss, giving up both Bisons runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one (1). The Chiefs drew six walk but also hit into two double plays. Trea Turner (single, walk) and Jason Martinson (two walks) were the only batters to reach base twice.

Syracuse 4 Buffalo 3 – GAME TWO
• Laffey 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Gott (W, 2-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Turner 4-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Goodwin 2-3, BB, RBI

Trea Turner singled three times and doubled once as the Chiefs split the doubleheader with a 4-3 win in the nightcap. Aaron Laffey made the spot start and let in a run on three hits and a walk over three innings. The win went to Trevor Gott while Sammy Solis earned a hold and Rafael Martin closed it out for the save. Brian Goodwin singled twice and was intentionally walks as Syracuse piled up 12 hits and five walks total.

Harrisburg 4 Binghamton 3 (11 inn.)
• Giolito 4IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Gutierrez (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• De Los Santos (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Difo 2-4, BB
• Perez 1-1, 2B, RBI

Stephen Perez’s one-out, pinch-hit double in the 11th snapped a 3-3 deadlock as the Senators edged the B-Mets, 4-3. Lucas Giolito, who was originally announced as today’s starter, went four scoreless innings with one hit and three walks allowed with four strikeouts. The win went to veteran J.C. Gutierrez with two shutout innings while Abel De Lost Santps worked around a walk in the 11th for the save. Wilmer Difo singled twice and walked once to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 3
• Reyes (L, 0-1) 4IP, 2H, 5R, 2ER, 5BB, 4K, HBP
• M. Sanchez 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Carey 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Keller 2-4

A four-run first was too much for Potomac to overcome as they lost for the first time in 2016, 6-3 to Lynchburg. Luis Reyes inflicted much of the damage himself, walking two and hitting a batter in the 1st and five overall in four innings. He finished with five runs allowed on two hits and struck out four. Potomac cut the 6-0 lead in half with a three-run 7th, and put the tying run on base in the 9th one out before Hillcat reliever Trevor Frank got a strikeout and a flyout to stall the comeback bid and secure the win. D.K. Carey and Alec Keller both got two hits to pace the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 7
• A. Lee 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K, 2WP
• Guilbeau (BS, 1) 1IP, 4H, 6R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Peterson 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Reetz 1-2, 2R, 2B, 3BB
• Agustin 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, 2SB
• Schrock 2-3, R, 2BB

The Suns took an early 3-0 lead, fell behind 7-3, then walked off in the 9th for an 8-7 win over Lakewood. Andrew Lee started and turned in five innings of one-run ball with five hits and two walks allowed. The defense took the 6th off as they committed three errors while Taylor Guilbeau was pinched for four hits including two doubles to “earn” the blown save. Tommy Peterson got the win with three scoreless innings of relief. Telmito Agustin knocked a double off the wall against a five-man infield and (presumably) a drawn-in outfield for the gamewinner. He went 3-for-5 total and stole two bases to lead the Suns 13-hit parade.

Apr 092016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1;
Won, 2-1
Postponed N/A
Harrisburg Won, 10-4 @ Altoona,
1:00 p.m.
Lopez (6-7, 4.09 @ A+ in ’15) vs.
Eppler (6-1, 2.58 @ A+ in ’15)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (4-1, 2.57 @ A- in ’15) vs.
Tenuta (2-6, 4.25 @ A- in ’15)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 vs. Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-5, 6.75 in ’15) vs.
C. Jones (DNP in ’15)


Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 1 – GAME ONE
• Cole (W, 1-0) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Solis (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 1-2, 2R, BB, SB
• Sizemore 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB, SB
• Skole 1-3, R, 2RBI

The Chiefs put up a two-spot early and three-spot late to take the opener, 5-1. A.J. Cole was the winner with an unearned run let in on one hit and two walks while setting down two (2) on strikes. Trea Turner and Scott Sizemore both stole a base and scored twice while Matt Skole drove in two to lead the Syracuse offense.

Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1 – GAME TWO
• Jordan 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Masset (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinson 1-2, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Turner 0-1, R, 2BB, SB

Trea Turner walked, stole second and took third on error, then scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 6th as Syracuse took the finale, 2-1 and swept the doublehader. Taylor Jordan started and gave up Lehigh’s run on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Trevor Gott and Nick Massett followed with a scoreless inning apiece for the win and save, respectively. Jason Martinson’s solo shot in the 1st accounted for the other Chiefs run. Roster move: C Nick Rickles reassigned from XST

Harrisburg 10 Altoona 4
• Mapes (W, 1-0) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Mendez (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Bautista 1-3, 4R, 2B, 3BB, SB
• Difo 2-4, R, RBI, 2BB
• Pleffner 2-4, BB, 3RBI

Like a corrupt accountant, Harrisburg’s batters continue to put crooked numbers in the books as they took Game Two from Altoona by a 10-4 score. The Sens scored once in the 1st, three times in 4th, then twice in the 5th, 8th, and 9th innings as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit and broke a 4-4 tie. Tyler Mapes got the benefit of the onslaught, earning the “W” with despite coughing up four runs on eight hits over five innings. Rafael Bautista and Wilmer Difo both reached base four times as the Sens racked up 13 hits and 10 walks on the night.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 2
• Estevez 2⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Orlan (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K
• Brinley (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-4, 2R, BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, 2R, 2BB
• Masters 2-5, RBI, SB

For one play, the Blue Rocks dropped from High-A to low comedy as they committed two throwing errors on a sacrifice that enabled both the batter and the baserunner to score on the same play and snap a 2-2 tie. The P-Nats would tack on another in the 9th for the eventual 5-2 tally. Potomac starting pitcher Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez, who had UCL replacement in 2015, left after 50 pitches with an injury, giving up one run on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds. The blown-save-win went to R.C. Orlan, who gave up the tying run in the 7th but pitched a scoreless 8th. Ryan Brinley set the side down in order in the 9th for the save. Drew Ward and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz combined for three hits, four runs, and three walks to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 4
• Hearn 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Rivera (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1⅓ 1H, 0R, BB, K, 3-3 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Page 2-4, R, 2SB
• Tillero 2-4

Delmarva couldn’t stand the prosperity of a 4-3 lead courtesy of three-run rally in the top of the 8th and gave ’em all back in the bottom of the 8th as Hagerstown took this one, 6-4. The Suns put the pressure on with three stolen bases in their final turn at bat and six overall on the night. Four — two for each — came from the legs of Victor Robles and Matthew Page, who both went 2-for-4, as did Jorge Tillero. Taylor Hearn started and allowed an unearned run on four hits and a walk over the first five innings for the no-decision. Mariano Rivera III let in all three inherited runners by giving up a three-run double to the first batter he faced with two outs in the 8th. He worked around a walk in the 9th to earn the blown-save-win. Roster move: RHP Jose Morales placed on the 7-Day DL.

Apr 082016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Lehigh Valley,
11:05 a.m.
Cole (5-6, 3.15 in ’15) and
Jordan (5-6, 2.95 in ’15) vs.
Ja. Thompson (11-7, 3.73 @ AA in ’15) and
Morgan (0-6, 4.74 in ’15)
Harrisburg Won, 10-6 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Mapes (6-3, 2.38 @ A+ in ’15) vs.
Holmes (0-2, 2.74 @ A+ in ’15)
Potomac Won, 6-1 @ Wilmington,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (0-0, 13.50 @ AFL in ’15) vs.
P. Fernandez (0-6, 8.82 in ’15)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-0 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
B. Gonzalez (4-9, 5.71 in ’15)


Syracuse – PPD
They’ll play two this morning in Lehigh Valley to make up two of the four games that were postponed between the Chiefs and the Iron Pigs.

Harrisburg 10 Altoona 6
• Simms 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 4BB, 7K
• Bacus (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K
• Sanchez 3-4, 2R, 2B, SF, 2RBI, SB
• Kieboom 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Ballou 3-5, 2R, 2B

Harrisburg ended a see-saw battle with a four-run 8th to take the season opener from Altoona, 10-6. Isaac Ballou, Spencer Kieboom, and Adrian Sanchez went single-double-double to lead off the inning and start the scoring binge. The trio combined for nine of the Sens’ 14 hits on the night. John Simms started and labored through five innings (83 pitches), issuing four walks and fanning seven, but allowing just one run and three hits in a no-decision. Dakota Bacus got the benefit of the bats with a blown-save-win as he let in two runs in the bottom of the 6th that his teammates got back in the 7th. Roster moves: RHP Tim Alderson reassigned from Syracuse; RHPs Robert Benincasa, Neil Holland, OF Drew Vettleson placed on the 7-Day DL

Potomac 6 Wilmington 1
• Valdez (W, 1-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 7K, HBP
• Robinson (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Stevenson 2-5, CS
• Ward 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Read 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Rain delayed the first pitch to 8:19 p.m., but the fans who stayed might have wished they’d bailed as the P-Nats crushed the Blue Rocks, 6-1. Three Potomac pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts, with starter Philips Valdez piling up the first seven in five innings while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk. Raudy Read and Drew Ward both homered while leadoff man Andrew Stevenson singled twice to lead the P-Nats’ nine-hit, three-walk offense.

Delmarva 4 Hagerstown 0
• A. Lee 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 5K, HBP
• VanVossen (L, 0-1) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Page 1-3, BB
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B

Delmarva broke up the Star Trek convention on the Municipal Stadium scoreboard with a pair of crooked numbers in the 8th and 9th innings for a 4-0 shutout of Hagerstown. Andrew Lee got the start and worked around six baserunners — three hits, two walks, one hit batsman — over five scoreless innings for a no-decision. Mick VanVossen and Tommy Peterson were both touched for two runs in relief, with VanVossen wearing the “L.” Matthew Page was the only Suns batter to reach base twice as the Delmarva pitchers limited the Hagerstown offense to just three hits and four walks.