|Syracuse||Lost, 5-4||@ Lehigh Valley,
|Espino (1-3, 3.22)
vs. Eflin (4-0, 2.79)
|Harrisburg||Won, 6-2||@ Erie,
|Lopez (0-3, 4.60) vs.
Collier (3-2, 4.24)
|Reyes (2-2, 3.90) and
G. Ross (0-1, 1.42) vs.
Franco (3-1, 6.09) and
Quintana (1-3, 4.76)
|Hagerstown||Won, 4-1||vs. Lakewood,
|Rodriguez (2-2, 3.24) vs.
Watson (2-2, 4.05)
Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 4
• Laffey 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, WP, HBP
• De Los Santos (L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 0H, 1R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Skole 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI
A four-run rally in the 7th to tie things up was undone by Abel De Los Santos’s inability to find the strike zone as he threw it away in the 9th for a 5-4 Syracuse loss to Lehigh Valley. De Los Santos walked the first two batters he faced, then, after a sacrfice moved the runners up 90 feet, threw it past the catcher for the loss. Starter Aaron Laffey was smelted by the IronPigs for four runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings for the no-decision. Lehigh Valley’s Alec Asher was perfect through six before the Chiefs got to him in the 7th with a double (Trea Turner), single (Brian Goodwin) and two homers (Matt Skole and Jason Martinson). Alas, that was all for the Syracuse offense, save for a Turner walk with two out in the 8th and a Skole double with one out in the 9th.
Harrisburg 6 Erie 2
• Mapes 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• N. Lee (W, 1-1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Pleffner 2-4, R, 3RBI
• Collier 2-4, R, 2B
The bullpen collapsed in the 9th, blowing a 2-1 lead and coughing up five runs. This is good news because it was the Seawolves not the Senators, as Harrisburg took its second straight game from Erie, 6-2. Tyler Mapes had his first no-decision with six innings of one-run ball on six hits, no walks, and three whiffs. Nick Lee stranded two as he got the last out in the 8th and shook off a leadoff hit in the 9th to earn his first win. Shawn Pleffner drove in three, including the tying and go-ahead runs in the 9th as he and Zach Collier both went went 2-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Harrisburg offense.
Potomac vs. Carolina – PPD
Steady rain throughout the day on Tuesday forced the postponement and will be made up today with a doubleheader.
Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 1
• Avila (W, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 4K, 2HBP
• Guilbeau (H, 4) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Wiseman 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Gutierrez 2-4
Hagerstown scored once in the 1st, twice in the 2nd and rolled to its fifth consecutive win, a 4-1 decision over Lakewood. Pedro Avila evened up his won-loss mark with one run let in on six hits and one walk over five innings. Taylor Guilbeau got the hold with three scoreless innings while Mariano Rivera bookended two strikeouts around a double to earn his second save. Rhett Wiseman singled, doubled, and walked while Kelvin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 to lead the Suns offense.