|Syracuse||Lost, 4-0||vs. Columbus,
|Billings (0-2, 5.54) vs.
Roth (1-0, 3.38)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Bowie,
|Ross (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Berry (0-2, 9.50)
|Potomac||Won, 5-4||@ Salem,
|Spann (0-3, 5.82) vs.
McAvoy (1-1, 1.72)
|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.