May 012015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-0 vs. Columbus,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (0-2, 5.54) vs.
Roth (1-0, 3.38)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Ross (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Berry (0-2, 9.50)
Potomac Won, 5-4 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (0-3, 5.82) vs.
McAvoy (1-1, 1.72)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Greenville,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (1-1, 1.80) vs.
Kopech (1-1, 1.96)


Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 0
• McGregor (L, 1-2) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Runion 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 2-4, 3B
• Lerud 1-3, 2B

The PawSox took the four-game series with the Chiefs by a 3-1 count with a 4-0 shutout in the Thursday matinee. Scott McGregor gave up all four runs on four hits and three walks over five innings, including solo HRs in the 1st and the 4th. Sam Runion and Rafael Martin combined for three scoreless innings of relief, but the offense was unable to push across any runs despite a leadoff double in the 3rd and loading the bases in the 5th. Jason Martinson was the only batter with multiple hits, tripling in the 4th and singling in the 9th.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
After their first scheduled off day of the season, the Senators embark on a six-game swing through Bowie and New Britain before returning to City Island next Friday.
Roster move: IF Wilmer Difo promoted from Potomac. No corresponding move yet to replace LHP Sammy Solis.

Potomac 5 Winston-Salem 4
• Bacus 4IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Johansen (W, 1-1) 3#8432; IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K
• Wooten 4-5, 2B, E(4)
• Perez 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats got both timely hitting and took advantage of sloppy Dash defense in a three-run 6th, which proved to be the difference as they held off two late charges to win, 5-4 and stop a five-game losing streak. Dakota Bacus started and posted four goose eggs on the scoreboard before turning it over to Jake Johansen in the 5th. The Nats top pick in 2013 hit a bump in the 6th with two runs but finished with six whiffs over three and 2/3rds innings to earn the win. John Wooten led the hit parade with a 4-for-5 game while Stephen Perez homered scored twice in his return to High-A. Roster move: SS Stephen Perez demoted from Harrisburg.

West Virginia vs. Hagerstown — PPD
The Power and Suns were rained out for the second time in as many series. No makeup date has been announced but the two teams will play again in Hagerstown from May 14-17.

Trea Turner Update
Turner broke out of a 1-for-20 stretch with a walk, two singles, and a double as he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in a 9-0 San Antonio win.

Apr 302015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1 @ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
McGregor (1-1, 4.61) vs.
Barnes (0-0, 5.63)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 6-3 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Layer (0-2, 4.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-0 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (1-1, 1.80) vs.
Coley (3-0, 1.80)


Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 1
• Bleier (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• R. Hill 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Stewart 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Syracuse jumped on Pawtucket for three runs in the 1st en route to a 5-1 win, ending a four-game slide. Spot starter Richard Bleier put the kibosh on the PawSox with six innings of one-run ball on six hits and no walks. He struck out three. Ian Stewart doubled, homered, and drove in two, going deep along with Jason Martinson in the sixth. The two combined for four hits and four RBI, with veteran Mark Minicozzi accounting for the fifth run with an RBI double.
Roster move: OF Michael Taylor recalled to Washington; RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 3 New Britain 2
• Voth 6IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K, WP
• Simmons (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Ramsey 2-3, 2BB
• Goodwin 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI

Brian Goodwin’s base-on-balls with the bases loaded made it quite literally a walkoff win for Harrisburg. Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the 9th, the Sens connected for three hits to tie it before the Rock Cats put Caleb Ramsey, who had gone 2-for-3, on base intentionally then walked Goodwin for the game-winner. James Simmons, who worked around two baserunners in the top of the 9th, got the win. Austin Voth turned in a quality start with two unearned runs let in on five hits and two walks over six innings.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington.

Winston-Salem 6 Potomac 3
• Suero (L, 3-1) 2IP, 4H, 6R, 3ER, 5BB, K, HR
• Davis 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-4, 3B

Make that five losses in a row for the P-Nats as they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Dash while committing five errors. Wander Suero walked five and gave up six runs (three earned) in two-plus innings on four hits, including a two-run HR. Cody Davis stranded two runners for Suero and pitched four scoreless innings of relief. The Potomac offense stagnated beyond the top two batters in the lineup — Narciso Mesa (1-for-4) and Isaac Ballou (3-for-4) — as they managed just six hits total.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 0
• Reyes (L, 0-2) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Sanchez 3IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Keller 1-3, BB

Luis Reyes went a season-long six innings and let in just two runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Suns were eclipsed by the Power, 4-0. Reyes allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out one to lose for the second time this season. Mario Sanchez finished the game, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit (a solo HR in the 7th) and one walk while fanning five. The Hagerstown bats were limited to just four singles and two walks, with Alec Keller the only hitter to reach base twice with a single in the 1st and a walk in the 3rd.

Trea Turner Update
Turner returned to the lineup after a two-game absence, described by the Missions broadcaster in his first AB as being “under the weather,” but was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Since his hit streak ended a week ago, Turner is 1-for-17 with six whiffs in four games.

Apr 292015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Bleier (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Owens (1-0, 3.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 vs. New Britain
12:00 p.m.
Voth (2-1, 4.76) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 2.50)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 @ Winston-Salem,
11:00 a.m.
Suero (3-0, 2.50) vs.
Fry (0-3, 2.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-2;
Won, 6-2
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-1, 5.52) vs.
Neverauskas (0-1, 8.71)


Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 1
• Swynenberg (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 4K
• Lively 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• J. Johnson 3-4
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B

Matt Swynenberg’s AAA debut wasn’t much better than A.J. Cole’s MLB debut, but unlike the D.C. nine, the Syracuse batters were unable to wake up in a 4-1 loss. Swynenberg was dinged for two runs in each of the first two innings before posting a zero in the 3rd. He finished with six hits and four walks allowed. Mitch Lively and Manny Delcarmen combined for five no-hit innings of relief but the Chiefs were only able to break up the shutout with a run in the 5th as they were limited to six hits, three of which were collected by Josh Johnson.
Roster moves: Recalled RHP A.J. Cole to Washington; optioned RHP Rafael Martin from Washington.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 2
• Alderson 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Mendez (BS, 1; L, 2-1) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, BK, WP
• Severino 3-4
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B

Gilberto Mendez got two of the first three batters out in the 9th, but couldn’t get the third as he gave up three straight singles to blow a 2-1 Harrisburg lead to New Britain. The implosion turned Tim Alderson’s seven innings of one-run ball into a no-decision as the starter gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four. Pedro Severino collected three hits for the second straight game, followed by Ricky Hague’s 2-for-4 effort to lead the Sens offense.

Winston-Salem 5 Potomac 3
• Simms (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Mapes 4⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-4, R
• Difo 2-5, R

Winston-Salem continued its domination of Potomac at BB&T park with a 5-3 win. John Simms took the loss, letting in three runs on two hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds innings in his season debut. Tyler Mapes finished the game, allowing the final two Dash runs on five hits. Wilmer Difo and Isaac Ballou both singled twice and scored a run in the P-Nats’ fourth straight loss.

West Virginia 10 Hagerstown 2 — COMP.
• Ullmann (L, 1-1) 4IP, 8H, 10R, 10ER, 5BB, 2K, HR
• Cooper 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Reistetter 1-3, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, R, 2B

The Power scored eight times in their first two turns at bat, turning a 1-0 deficit into a 10-2 win in the completion of the April 15 game. Ryan Ullmann was charged with all ten runs on eight hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out two. The Suns were held to just four hits, with Matt Reistetter and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz both going 1-for-3 with a double.

Hagerstown 6 West Virginia 2 — GAME TWO
• Bach 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 8K
• Ramos (W, 1-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Davidson 2-2, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Dent 2-3
• DeBruin 1-3, 2RBI, CS

Hagerstown scored in four straight innings as they split the de facto doubleheader with a 6-2 win in the second game played. Starter Connor Bach struck out eight but walked three in four innings as he gave up both West Virginia runs on two hits. David Ramos followed with three scoreless innings to earn the win, his first of the season. Austin Davidson hit two solo HRs and drove in a third run with a sacrifice fly to lead the Suns 12-hit parade.

Trea Turner Update
Turner did not play in Monday’s game. He did not leave Sunday’s game with an injury and was playing defense in the 12th inning when the game ended.

Apr 282015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.40) vs.
TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 13-6 vs. New Britain
6:30 p.m.
Alderson (1-0, 2.55) vs.
Flande (3-0, 2.41)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (0-0, 0.00) vs.
J. Dykstra (3-0, 0.45)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
TBD and Bach (0-0, 4.50) vs.
TBD and McRae (1-1, 4.15)


Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 2
• T. Hill (L, 1-1) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• R. Hill 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, BB
• Dykstra 2-4

Taylor Hill was moved up a night, came up one out short of a quality start, and was outdueled by Brian Johnson in a 3-2 Pawtucket win over Syracuse. The 26-y.o. Tennessean gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds and fanned four in his first loss of 2015. Lineup bookends Michael Taylor and Cutter Dykstra were 2-for-4 each, but the guys in the seven spots in between were 1-for-23 in the Chiefs’ third straight defeat.

New Britain 13 Harrisburg 6
• Rauh (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 10H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 2K, 4HR
• Simmons 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 3-4, 3R, 2HR, 3RBI
• D. Robinson 2-3, 2BB, CS
• Goodwin 2-5, R

The Rock Cats pounded Carolina League Pitcher of the Week Brian Rauh for 10 hits, four HR, and eight runs in a 13-6 smackdown of the Senators. Rauh walked none and struck out two over three and a 1/3rd innings while losing his first AA start. Pedro Severino homered twice and singled once to drive in three and lead the Harrisburg offense, which collected 10 hits and four walks total.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 3
• Pivetta (L, 1-2) 3IP, 1H, 3R, 2ER, 6BB, 3K
• K. Perez 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Ballou 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-4

It’s hard to win when you give the opponent six free passes, as Nick Pivetta did in a 4-3 Potomac loss to Lynchburg to drop the series, 3-1. All three runs charged to the 22-y.o. Canadian got on via the walk in his three innings of work, as he gave up just one hit and struck out three in the loss. Isaac Ballou (3-for-4) and Khayyan Norfork (2-for-4) paced the P-Nats counterattack, which pulled within one with a run in the 4th and two in the 6th but was stifled over the final three innings.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
The Suns and Power will pick up where they left off on the 15th and play to a seven-inning completion, then play another seven-inning game to kick off a seven-day homestand.

Trea Turner Update
Turner did not play in San Antonio’s game on Monday.

Apr 272015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.40) vs.
B. Johnson (2-1, 0.56)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. New Britain
6:30 p.m.
Rauh (1st Career AA start) vs.
Carle (3-0, 3.26)
Potomac Lost, 6-5;
Lost, 6-3
vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (1-1, 0.53) vs.
Peoples (0-1, 3.48)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A


Rochester 6 Syracuse 4
• Jordan (L, 1-2) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Runion 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gwynn 2-4, R
• Dykstra 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Rochester chased starter Taylor Jordan with a four-run 3rd and held off a late charge by Syracuse to take the series finale, 6-4. Jordan, who hadn’t pitched since last Sunday, walked three and gave up five hits over two and 2/3rds of an inning to suffer his second loss. Cutter Dykstra’s two-out, two-run HR following a run-scoring double play highlighted the Chiefs three-run 9th. Both he and Tony Gwynn Jr. were 2-for-4 with a run scored to pace the Syracuse offense.

Reading 4 Harrisburg 3
• Espino 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Demny (L, 1-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Renda 2-4, RBI, SB (5)
• Goodwin 1-4, 2RBI

Harrisburg took an early 1-0 lead but fell behind 3-1 after six innings. Brian Goodwin’s two-out, two-run single in the 8th tied it at 3-3 but a solo shot in the 9th put Reading up for the eventual, 4-3 final. Paolo Espino started and was charged with two runs on three hits over four and a 1/3rd innings. The Venezuelan veteran walked one and struck out five. Paul Demny gave up the gamewinner in the 9th for his second loss. Tony Renda led the hit column with a pair of singles but the Senators managed just five hits total.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 5 — GAME ONE
• Bacus 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Johansen (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Difo 3-4, 3-2B, 3RBI
• Ward 2-3, 2R, 2B, RBI

The Hillcats outlasted the P-Nats in a slow, sloppy slugfest to win Game One, 6-5. Dakota Bacus started but was roughed up for three runs on four hits over three innings, including a two-run bomb to dead center by veteran Nellie Rodriguez. After a scoreless 4th, Jake Johansen couldn’t work around an error in the 5th and coughed up three runs while walking two and giving up three singles. Wilmer Difo was unaffected by the curse of the GBI, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI while Drew Ward lofted a warning-track double to LCF in the 5th to score the final Potomac run.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 3 — GAME TWO
• Spann (L, 0-3) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Davis 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Ballou 1-3, RBI
• Manuel 1-2, R

The Hillcats struck again with the longball in the 1st inning of Game Two, putting the P-Nats in a 2-0 hole that they couldn’t climb out from, losing the game 6-3 and the doubleheader. Matt Spann lost for the third time, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four. Potomac had but one big inning, the 3rd, loading the bases on back-to-back-to-back singles and unloading them with a walk (Difo), a sacrifice fly (Bostick), and a RBI single (Ballou).

Hagerstown 3 Lakewood 2
• A. Williams (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HBP
• Ramos (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0K
• Webb (SV, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Davidson 0-1, R, BB, RBI, SB
• DeBruin 1-3, RBI, CS

The Suns got strong pitching and made the most of their limited offensive chances to edge the BlueClaws, 3-2 and split the four-game series. Austen Williams tossed six inning of one-run ball, letting up four hits and striking out five without issuing a walk. David Ramos and Joey Webb combined for three innings of relief, with Ramos earning the hold and Webb the save. Gavin DeBruin and Raudy Read hit RBI singles in the 1st while Austin Davidson executed a safety squeeze in the 5th to push Osvaldo Abreu across with the third and final Hagerstown run as the Suns were held to just four hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner came off the bench in the 7th and went 0-for-2 in a 12-inning, 3-2 loss by San Antonio to Midland.

Apr 262015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4;
Lost, 5-2
@ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Jordan (1-1, 0.79) vs.
Dean (1-0, 0.75)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Espino (0-2, 3.18) vs.
Windle (0-1, 7.36)
Potomac Postponed vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 2.57) and
Spann (0-2, 5.25) vs.
Rayl (0-1, 4.50) and
Peoples (0-1, 3.48)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 @ Lakewood,
1:05 p.m.
A. Williams (2-1, 0.57 vs.
E. Garcia (1-1, 3.86)


Syracuse 5 Rochester 4 — GAME ONE
• McGregor (W, 1-1) 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Meek (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ka‘aihue 2-3, R, BB
• Taylor 2-4, 2R, 2RBI
• den Dekker 2-4, R

The Chiefs scored four times with two out in the 6th to turn a 4-1 deficit into 5-4 win to stop a two-game slide and take the opener. Scott McGregor got the win despite allowing all four Redwings runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings, though he did strike out seven. Even Meek did not inherit the earth, nor did he allow the tying or go-ahead runs to score in the 6th as he got the last four outs for his second save. Kila Ka‘aihue reached base three times to lead the Syracuse attack.

Rochester 5 Syracuse — GAME TWO
• Billings (L, 0-2) 3IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 0K, 2HBP
• Lively 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• den Dekker 1-3, R
• Butler 1-1, BB, SF, RBI

Rochester scored in three of the first four innings and held off a late Syracuse charge to earn the doubleheader split with a 5-2 win. Bruce Billings let in all five runs on six hits and a walk while also hitting two batters to lose for the second time this season. Back-to-back walks to lead off the 7th led to both Chiefs runs, as Dan Butler connected on a sac fly and Jose Lozada stroked an RBI single to make the game look closer than it really was.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Ross 7IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 8K
• De Los Santos (BS, 1; W, 1-1) 1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Goodwin 2-3, 3R, 2B, BB, E(2)
• Severino 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI
• Lisson 1-1, 2RBI

Harrisburg blew a 3-0 lead in the top of the 8th but got it back with a four-run response in the bottom of the 8th for a 7-4 win over Reading. Abel De Los Santos got the blown-save-win, spoiling seven innings of two-hit shutout ball spun by Joe Ross, who walked two an struck out eight. Pedro Severino (1-for-2) and Mario Lisson (1-for-1, PH) both connected for two-run singles while Brian Goodwin singled, doubled, and walked while scoring three runs to pace the Senators offense.
Roster moves: C Cole Leonida placed on restricted list; C Brian Jeroloman activated from XST.

Potomac vs. Lynchburg — PPD
The Hillcats and P-Nats were rained out on Saturday. They’ll make it up with a doubleheader this afternoon.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 5
• J. Rodriguez 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Orlan (W, 1-0) 3+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB
• DeBruin 3-4, BB, RBI
• Keller 3-5, 2R, 2B, SB

The Suns put up three in the 1st, one in the 3rd and two in the 6th but barely held on for 6-5 win, snapping a four-game losing streak. Jefry Rodriguez made his first start in nearly 11 months, tossing four shutout innings with one hit and two walks allowed while setting down four on strikes. Three relievers combined to give up five runs over five innings, with the win going to R.C. Orlan and the save going to Sam Johns. Alec Keller and Gavin DeBruin both notched three hits as the Hagerstown batters racked up 12 hits and drew four walks total.
Roster moves: RHP Jefry Rodriguez activated from XST; RHP Drew Van Orden reassigned to Auburn.

Trea Turner Update
Turner collected his 5th double while going 1-for-6 in an 8-7 Missions win.

Apr 252015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.12) and
Bilings (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Hamburger (0-1, 9.35) and
Dean (1-0, 0.75)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Ross (0-1, 6.00) vs.
Eflin (2-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 3-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 2.57) vs.
Rayl (0-1, 4.50)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1 @ Lakewood,
4:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Oliver (1-1, 3.60)


Rochester vs. Syracuse — PPD
For the second straight game, cold weather forced a postponement. They’ll try again this afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 12:35 p.m.
Roster moves: SS Emmanuel Burriss placed on the 3-day TIL; UT Jose Lozada activated from the 7-Day DL.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Voth (L, 2-1) 4⅔ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 3K
• Demny 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Skole 2-4, 3B
• Perez 2-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI

Reading broke open a 3-1 game with a four-run 5th as they cruised to a 7-4 win over Harrisburg. Starter Austin Voth gave up all seven runs on nine hits and two walks as her suffered his first loss of the season. Brian Goodwin made his appearance in nearly 10 months but was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts while commtting an error. Stephen Perez led the Sens offense with two walks, two singles, and two runs scored while rehabbing Anthony Rendon was 1-for-2 with a double while playing five innings.
Roster moves: IF Adrian Sanchez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Anthony Rendon added to roster for MLB rehab; OF Brian Goodwin activated from XST.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 1
• Suero (W, 3-0) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 7K
• Dupra (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bostick 2-4, SB(5)
• Martinez 1-3, RBI

Wander Suero tied career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts as he beat the Lynchburg Hillcats for the third time in three starts this season Last Night In Woodbridge.
Roster move: RHP Blake Schwartz retired; RHP John Simms activated from XST.

Lakewood 2 Hagerstown 1
• Valdez 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HBP
• Ullmann (L, 1-1) 2IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 3-4, 2B
• DeBruin 3-3, 2B, RBI, E

The Blue Claws put the pinch on the Suns, 2-1, sending Hagerstown to its fourth straight loss. Phillips Valdez started and went the first five innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits while striking out five. The loss went to Ryan Ullmann as he gave up the deciding run on pair of singles in the 7th. Alec Keller and Grant DeBruin both singled twice and doubled once while the rest of the lineup was 2-for-25 with eight strikeouts.

Trea Turner Update
Turner’s 10-game hit streak and 11-game on-base streak ended last night as he was 0-for-5 and struck out three times in a 5-3 San Antonio loss.

Apr 242015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.12) vs.
Hamburger (0-1, 9.35)
Harrisburg Won, 3-0 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Voth (2-0, 2.50) vs.
Biddle (1-0, 1.64)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Suero (2-0, 4.09) vs.
Lugo (0-1, 8.64)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-0 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Casimiro (0-2, 8.38) vs.
Valdez (1-1, 2.70)


Rochester vs. Syracuse — PPD
With gametime temperatures below 40, the finale of the Chiefs-Redwings series was postponed. It will be made up on July 10th as part of a doubleheader.
Roster move: RHP Matt Swynenberg reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg 3 Reading 0
• Alderson (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Solis (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mendez (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Pleffner 2-4

Three Harrisburg pitchers took the fight out of Reading with a 3-0, six-hit shutout. Veteran Tim Alderson got the win with just four hits and two walks allowed over seven innings. Sammy Solis pitched around a double in the 8th for the hold. Gilberto Mendez preserved the win with a scoreless 9th for his first save of 2015. Tony Renda and Shawn Pleffner both went 2-for-4 while Caleb Ramsey scored the first and last Senators runs with a triple in the 1st and walk in the 8th.
Roster move: RHP Brian Rauh promoted from Potomac.

Potomac — OFF DAY
The P-Nats and Hillcats square off for the third time this month — Games 9-12 of 15 in the first half — as the Woodbridge nine return for their second homestand of the season.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez assigned from XST.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 0
• Van Orden (L, 1-1) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR, WP
• M. Sanchez 3IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Masters 1-3
• Davidson 0-3, BB

Hagerstown tumbled to its third straight loss with a 4-0 shutout by Lakewood. Drew Van Orden let in two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four. Mario Sanchez gave up single runs in the 6th and 7th as the put the game out of reach, as the Suns offense was limited to just four singles and two walks.

Trea Turner Update
Turner doubled in his second at-bat to extend his hit streak to 10 games, going 1-for-5 with two whiffs in a 5-4 San Antonio loss.

Apr 232015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-7 vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.12) vs.
Hamburger (0-1, 9.35)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Alderson (0-0, 4.22) vs.
Nola (1-1, 3.38)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Van Orden (1-0, 3.27) vs.
Viza (2-0, 4.09)


Rochester 11 Syracuse 7
• T. Hill 3⅔ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Hill 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Taylor 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI, 3K
• Stewart 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI, 2K
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

A 6-1 lead was too big for Taylor Hill to hold as the Redwings put up five in the 4th to tie it and four in the 6th to pull away for an 11-7 win over the Chiefs. Hill was charged with six runs on eight hits, including a two-run home run. Sam Runion took the loss, giving up four of the final five Rochester runs. Michael Taylor (2-for-5), Ian Stewart (2-for-4), and Jason Martinson (1-for-3) each homered for Syracuse. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg vs. Altoona — PPD.
Rain and cold postponed the series finale between the Curve and Sens. It will be made up when Harrisburg returns to Altoona in mid-May.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Schwartz (L, 0-2) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mapes 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ward 4-5, 2R, 2B
• Miller 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

The Blue Rocks struck for five in the 5th en route to win 6-3 win against the P-Nats and prevent a series sweep. Starter Blake Schwartz took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits over four and 2/3rds innings. Potomac racked up 12 hits and drew five walks, but left on 13 runners. Drew Ward went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored while Brandon Miller drove in three with an RBI double in the 3rd and a two-run homer in the 5th.

Delmarva 5 Hagerstown 4
• Reyes 5+ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
• Ramos (L, 0-2) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Reistetter 4-4, R, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB

Make that ten career blown saves for David Ramos as the Suns southpaw gave up two in the 9th to turn a 4-3 edge into a 5-4 loss to the Shorebirds for his second blown-save-loss of the year. The 23-y.o. brother of Wilson was dinged for a two-run HR in his third inning of work, giving up five hits total while walking one and striking out two. Starter Luis Reyes allowed the first three Delmarva runs on seven hits and two walks over five-plus innings. Hagerstown tallied 12 hits, led by catcher Matt Reistetter at 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI

Trea Turner Update
Wednesday was an off day for the San Antonio Missions.

Apr 222015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0;
Lost, 2-0
vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (1-0, 1.42) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 3.09)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3;
Lost, 2-1
@ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Alderson (0-0, 4.22) vs.
Glasnow (1-0, 0.82)
Potomac Won, 6-0 @ Wilmington,
10:35 a.m.
Schwartz (0-1, 4.09) vs.
Mills (0-1, 4.50)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 vs. Delmarva,
10:35 a.m.
Reyes (0-1, 5.59) vs.
Grimes (0-0, 9.72)


Syracuse 1 Rochester 0 — GAME ONE
• Cole 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Meek (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Taylor 2-2, BB, SB, CS

Jason Martinson’s leadoff, walkoff HR in the bottom of the 7th broke up the Star Trek convention on the stadium scoreboard and gave the Chiefs a 1-0 win in the opener. A.J. Cole outdueled former Nats farmhand Alex Meyer, tossing six shutout innings with five hits, no walks, and three whiffs. It was the first time in three starts that he did not give up a HR. Michael Taylor rounded out the Syracuse hit column with a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base in his first game back from DC.

Rochester 2 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Bleier (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Lively 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Taylor 1-2, BB, SB
• Johnson 1-2, 2B

The Redwings dropped a deuce in the 4th inning and stifled the Chiefs in the second game to take the second game, 2-0. Richard Bleier started and was charged with both Rochester runs on six hits and a walk to suffer the loss. Michael Taylor singled, walked, and stole a base but the Syracuse offense was held to just four hits and two walks total.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 3 — COMP.
• Self (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• De Los Santos (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Perez 2-4, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Lisson 3-4, 2R, HR, RBI

In the continuation, Harrisburg scored twice in the 7th to tie and three in the 9th to double up Altoona, 6-3. Derek Self got the win with two scoreless innings as the first reliever out of the ‘pen. Abel De Los Santos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his third save. Stephen Perez singled twice, walked once and drove in two while Mario Lisson finished at 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a HR.

Altoona 2 Harrisburg 1 — GAME TWO
• Espino (L, 0-2) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Ramsey 2-3, R, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Hague 2-3, 2SB

The Curve took the nightcap, 2-1, on a 5th-inning HR by Sebastian Vale. Paolo Espino pitched all six innings for the Sens, allowing both runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two. Caleb Ramsey and Ricky Hague combined for four hits and three stolen bases as the Harrisburg offense was limited to six hits and one walk total.
Roster moves: OF Delta Cleary Jr. released; OF Derrick Robinson reassigned from Syracuse; RHP Robert Benincasa placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP James Simmons activated from XST.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 0
• Rauh (W, 2-0) 7IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Thomas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, 2BB
• Mesa 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, SB

Three Potomac pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout of Wilmington, 6-0. Brian Rauh gave up both hits along with a walk while setting down three on strikes over seven innings. Justin Thomas and Cody Davis each turned in a scoreless inning in relief. Spencer Kieboom reached base three times on a single and two walks while Narciso Mesa and Drew Ward both went 2-for-4 as the P-Nats racked up 10 hits and four walks total.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 3
• Bach 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Mooneyham (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR, WP
• Gardner 1-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Masters 0-2, 2BB, CS

Brett Mooneyham picked up where he left off in 2014, giving up four runs in his second inning of relief as the Shorebirds defeated the Suns, 6-3. Connor Bach started and let in two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings, but left the game with a 3-2 lead. Mooneyham pitched around a walk and a wild pitch in the 6th but gave up a single, double, another walk, and a HR in the 7th for the blown-save-loss. Hagerstown scored three times on just three hits but also drew six walks and stole a base.
Roster moves: OF Wilman Rodriguez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Cody Dent activated from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner pushed his hit streak to nine games with a single in four trips to the plate in a 3-2 San Antonio loss to Springfield.