|Syracuse||Won, 4-3||vs. Gwinnett,
|Hill (4-8, 4.46) vs.
Kelly (2-5, 3.90)
|Harrisburg||Won, 5-2||@ Erie,
|Brady (2-3, 3.77) vs.
Lewicki (0-2, 5.02)
|Hagerstown||OFF DAY||vs. Columbia,
|Guilbeau (1-1, 4.93) vs.
Shaw (4-6, 4.87)
|Auburn||Lost, 9-1||OFF DAY||N/A|
Syracuse 4 Gwinnett 3
• Giolito (W, 1-0) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K
• Harper (H, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 2-4. 2B, 2RBI
• Skole 2-4, RBI
Lucas Giolito pitched into the 7th in his AAA debut while the Chiefs’ bullpen staggered through the 9th for a 4-3 win. The 22-y.o. northpaw struck out seven and had a shutout for six innings before giving up one run in the 7th, finishing with seven hits and two walks allowed over six and 2/3rds innings. Bryan Harper stranded two in the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold. Despite needing just 14 pitches to get four outs, Harper was lifted in favor of Rafael Martin who was awarded a save despite coughing up two runs on two hits, including a two-run home run (No. 7 in 37IP). Caleb Ramsey, Brian Goodwin, and Matt Skole combined for six hits, two doubles, and three RBI to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster move: RHP Reynaldo Lopez added to Washington 40-man roster.
Harrisburg 5 Erie 2
• Blackmar (W, 1-0) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HBP
• Benincasa (S, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Difo 3-4, R, CS
• Ward 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
Harrisburg posted a picket fence in the first three innings and cruised to a 5-2 victory over Erie. Mark Blackmar made his return to AA with seven innings of two-run ball on six hits and a walk to get the “W,” while Robert Benincasa recorded his first save since 8/27/14 with two scoreless innings to close out the game. Drew Ward and Andrew Stevenson both connected for their first AA home runs (both solo) while going 2-for-4 as the Senators collected 11 hits total, with Wilmer Difo leading the way with three singles. Roster moves: RHP Abel De Los Santos claimed on waivers by Cincinnati.
Salem 1 Potomac 0 (11 inn.)
• Fedde 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Mendez (L, 2-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Keller 1-3, BB
• 0-2 RISP, 4LOB, 11K
Erick Fedde is not allowed to hit until the next level, so he couldn’t help his own cause as Salem broke up the Star Trek convention on the Lewis-Gale field scoreboard with a single run in the 11th for a 1-0 win vs. Potomac in the series finale. Fedde pitched six scoreless innings with five hits and one walk allowed while fanning five for a no-decision, his sixth in 14 starts. Gilberto Mendez took the loss as the Red Sox got to him again for an earned run on two hits over the final inning and a 1/3rd. Alec Keller was the sole P-Nat to reach base twice (single, walk) as the lineup produced just four hits and two walks. Roster moves: RHP Neil Holland demoted from Harrisburg (MiLB rehab at GCL ended).
Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Hagerstown returns to Western Maryland for a seven-game homestand riding a six-game winning streak as they host Columbia (neé Savannah) for three and Charleston for four.
Mahoning Valley 9 Auburn 1
• Mills (L, 3-2) ⅔ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Harmening 4⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, 1-1 IR-S
• Johnson 3-4, 3B, SB(5)
• Kerian 1-3, R, HR, RBI
The Scrappers chased McKenzie Mills with five runs in the 1st as they took the game, 9-1 and the series, 2-1 from the Doubledays. Mills retired just two of seven batters faced, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out one. Russell Harmening let in one inherited runner and one run of his own over the next four and a 1/3rd innings, but it was for naught as the Auburn offense was mostly AWOL – two singles and a triple from Dan Johnson, David Kerian with a solo homer in the 3rd to break up the shutout. Roster move: RHP Samuel Held reassigned from the GCL Nationals.