|Syracuse||Lost, 5-3||@ Columbus,
|Giolito (1-1, 4.11) vs.
Merritt (8-7, 3.94)
|Harrisburg||Lost, 8-4||vs. Binghamton,
|Brady (3-6, 3.54) vs.
Knapp (1-0, 5.25)
|Potomac||Lost, 3-2||@ Frederick,
|Crownover (3-4, 4.70) vs.
Horacek (5-10, 4.39)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 4-2||vs. Kannapolis,
|Baez (7-7, 4.42) vs.
Killian (9-4, 4.00)
|Auburn||Lost, 5-0||vs. Batavia,
|Ramirez (3-1, 4.36) vs.
Mertz (0-1, 4.15)
Rochester 5 Syracuse 3
• Cole (L, 8-8) 7⅓ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 10K
• Espino ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP, 1-0 IR-S
• Soto 2-4, R, 2-2B
• den Dekker 2-4, 3RBI
A.J. Cole struck out a season-high of ten but took the loss as the Syracuse ‘pen gave up three runs late in a 5-3 loss to Rochester. The 24-y.o. longtime prospect pitched into the 8th for the second time this season and was charged with three runs on seven hits. He walked none but saw his won-loss record fall to 8-8. Matt Grace let in the decisive (inherited) run in the 8th and then two more in the 9th. Neftali Soto doubled twice while Matt den Dekker singled twice and drove in three, including the third and final Chiefs’ run in the 9th as the offense collected 11 hits but no walks.
Altoona 8 Harrisburg 4
• Blackmar (L, 3-2) 6IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, 5BB, 0K, 0HR
• Self 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B
• Kieboom 1-2, BB, SF, RBI
A six-run 2nd by the Curve put this game away as the Senators were doubled up, 8-4. Mark Blackmar let in all eight Altoona runs on seven hits and five walks. He struck out as many you did last night while losing his second game. Derek Self and Wander Suero both turned in a scoreless inning in relief. Rafael Bautista singled, doubled, and scored a run while Spencer Kieboom singled, walked, and hit a sacrifice fly to lead the Harrisburg offense, which had seven hits total and whiffed 11 times.
Lynchburg 3 Potomac 2
• Mayberry (L, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Orlan 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Keller 2-4, BB
SSDT on Thursday night as the wheels came off the Potomac bus in the 7th to lose the game, 3-2, and the series, 2-1 to Lynchburg. Starter Whit Mayberry was perfect through four and 2/3rds until a Texas Leaguer dropped in front Dale Carey. Lynchburg scored three times in the 7th as three straight one-out hits led to one run, a wild pitch sandwiched between two walks (one intentional, the other abominable) led to another, and a sacrifice fly plated what proved to be the gamewinner. The P-Nats rallied with two outs in the 9th to get tying and winning runs on, but Osvaldo Abreu didn’t have a third double in him as he grounded out to third to end it.
Asheville 4 Hagerstown 2
• Rodriguez (L, 7-9) 7IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Borne 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Sagdal 3-4, R, 2B
• Reetz 2-4, 2B
The Suns’ circling the drain took a sixth spin with another 4-2 loss, this one to the Tourists in the series opener. Jefry Rodriguez turned in seven innings for the second time this season, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out three but lost for the 9th time. The trio of Rhett Wiseman, Ian Sagdal, and Jakson Reetz combined for six hits, including a homer (Wiseman) and two doubles (Sagdal and Reetz) but the rest of the lineup produced just two hits and three walks.
Connecticut 5 Auburn 0
• W. Davis (L, 2-4) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Harmening 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Panaccione 2-4, 2B
• Brandt 1-3
Connecticut shut out Auburn 5-0 to complete the three-game sweep and hand the Doubledays their fourth straight loss. Weston Davis bore the brunt of the Tigers’ assault, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three as he lost for the fourth time this summer. Russell Harmening tuned in three scoreless innings of relief but the offense did not respond, as they were held to just six hits. Paul Panaccione was the sole Auburn to reach base twice as he went 2-for-4 with a double.