Jun 272014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4;
Won, 4-3
vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
7:00 p.m.
Simmons (1-1, 5.54) vs.
Greene (4-2, 5.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (6-3, 2.92)
Simms (AA debut) vs.
Anderson (2-6, 5.21)
Potomac Lost, 11-2 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.86) vs.
Payano (3-4, 5.01)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2;
Won, 1-0
vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Vader (8-3, 2.96) vs.
Johansen (4-2, 5.08)
Auburn Won, 11-2 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Ott (0-0, 1.35) vs.
Cavanerio (1-0, 5.73)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-5 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 19-4 vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
Nunez (0-0, 7.71) vs.
Parra (2-0, 1.80)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 4 — GAME ONE
• Roenicke (L, 3-4) 2⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 0K
• Jackson 3⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K, 2-0 IR-S
• Solano 2-3, R
• Laird 2-3, R, 2B, RBI

The RailRiders got to Josh Roenicke for five runs in the early going, then pulled away with two in the 7th for a 7-4 win, halting the Chiefs’ eight-game streak. The brother-in-law of Ian Desmond gave up seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts over two and a 1/3rd innings. Zach Jackson stranded two in the 3rd and blanked Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for three more innings to hold things down. Syracuse rallied for two in the 5th and 6th innings to pull within one. Alas, Mike Gonzalez couldn’t pick up where Jackson left off and coughed up two runs on three hits in his lone inning of work.

Syracuse 4 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 — GAME TWO
• Delcarmen 2⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Martin (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Souza 1-2, 2R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Walters 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Laird 2-3, 2B, RBI

Zach Walters’s two-run home run highlighed a three-run 5th as Syracuse split the doubleheader with a 4-3 win in the nightcap. Manny Delcarmen allowed all three Scranton/Wilkes-Barre runs on seven hits and a walk with just two strikeouts over two and 2/3rds innings. Rafael Martin, Matt Grace, and Warner Madrigal combined for four and 1/3rd scoreless innings to earn the win, hold, and save, respectively. Steve Souza homered, walked, and stole his 15th base while Brandon Laird went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI as the Chiefs scored four times on just six hits, aided by five walks. Roster move: C Sandy Leon optioned from Washington.

Akron 6 Harrisburg 4
• Espino 5⅓ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 5K
• Self (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Taylor 3-5, CS
• Dykstra 2-3, 2R, 2BB, SB(10)
• Harper 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Akron rallied for three in the 3rd to tie, two in the 7th to take the lead as Harrisburg lost for the sixth time in seven games at Canal Park, 6-4. Starter Paolo Espino pitched into the 6th and left with a 4-3 lead as he was charged with three runs on three hits and four walks while setting down five on strikes. Derek Self got the last two outs of the 6th but loaded the bases with a single, double, and a walk before giving up a two-run single for the blown-save-loss. Cutter Dykstra remains red-hot, singling twice, walking twice, and scoring twice while swiping his 10th base to pace the Senators offense. Roster move: OF Bryce Harper added to the roster for MLB rehab.

Myrtle Beach 11 Potomac 2
• Spann (L, 5-2) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Henke 3⅓ IP, 5H, 6R, 6R, 2BB, K, 2HR, 2-0 IR-S
• Miller 2-3, R
• Severino 2-2, R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI

Myrtle Beach went deep three times and pounded out 15 hits as they handed Potomac an 11-2 loss, ending a five-game win streak. Starter Matthew Spann was dinged for five runs on 10 hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds as he suffered his second loss. He struck out three and gave up a solo HR in the 4th. Travis Henke finished the game to save the bullpen for another day, with five of the six runs he allowed coming via the long ball: a two-run shot in the 6th and a three-run blast in the 8th. Pedro Severino and Justin Miller were the only two batters to solve the Pelicans, with Severino’s two-run homer in the top of the 8th preventing the shutout.

Hagerstown 3 Lexington 2 — GAME ONE
• Pivetta (W, 10-3) 6IP, 8H, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 8H, 2 HR
• Davis (SV, ) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ward 2-3 2B, RBI
• Ballou 1-3 3B, R
• Yezzo 1-2, 2R HR, 2 RBI, R

Nick Pivetta gave up two homers. He yielded eight hits. Thankfully for Suns fans, however he issued no free passes and limited the damage to two solo shots en route to a 3-2 victory for the Suns. His biggest jam was in the top of the 2nd. After a Ramos double and a Hernandez single by Lexington put runners on first and third, Pivetta buckled down. Chad “Why does everybody call me OchoCinco?” Johnson flew out to Ballou in left. Pivetta then struck out Arteaga swinging. After a solo shot by Escalera-Maldonado of the Legends, James Yezzo’s two-run blast scored Craig Manuel, who had singled with one out. Mauricio Ramos of the lovable Lexington Legends lightly lifted a ball out of the park in the top of the 6th to equal the score at 2-2 in the top of the 6th. Isaac Ballou tripled to centerfielder Escalera-Maldonado. Drew Ward sealed the deal by doubling a ball for the game-winning RBI. Cody Davis recorded the drama-free save with two grounders and a strikeout in a scoreless 7th.

Hagerstown 1 Lexington 0 — GAME TWO
• Giolito (W, 3-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Walsh (SV, 10) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Lopez 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Difo 1-2, BB

Lucas “Twinkletoes” Giolito received the prestigious invite to The Futures Game all-star weekend. Last night, the official scorer calmly recorded his domination in a 1-0 shutout of the hapless Legends. A one-out walk of Dexter Kjerstad and a single by Kevin Kuntz in the top of the 3rd got a man in scoring position. Giolito did not care for that. He struck out poor Escalera-Maldonado swinging to deny him an RBI. Torres decided to not even offer at the called third strike that ended the frame. Dexter Kierstad got a two out single off of Giolito in the top of the 5th, but Kuntz flew out to CF Rafael Bautista to end the inning. A two-out single from Frank Schwindel preceded a Mauricio Ramos groundout that ended his night. Apparently, the Hagerstown bats were so mesmerized by Giolito’s heroics that they only mustered a Carlos Lopez solo shot to center in the top of the 2nd. However, it was not to be without some heart-pounding drama at the finish. Jake Walsh put the cardiac specialists of Hagerstown on call with his high-wire act in the 7th. He gave up a leadoff double; never a good plan. A sac bunt advanced the runner to third. A Fred Ford groundout to second, kept the runner at 1st. Okay, two outs. But Kierstad struck out and reached on a dropped third strike! Thankfully, Kevin Kuntz popped out and a grateful and happy (but likely not too full) Muncipal Stadium celebrated a doubleheader sweep.

Auburn 11 Batavia 2
• Lopez (W, 1-1) 5⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 8K
• Yrizarri 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Gordon 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI
• Langlois 1-3, R, 2BB, RBI

Reynaldo Lopez no-hit the Muckdogs for five and 2/3rds while the Doubledays put up four crooked numbers on the scoreboard for an 11-2 win. The 20-y.o. Dominican walked two and struck out eight in his first win of 2014. Deibi Yrizarri kept Batavia off the bases until a two-out double in the 7th while Cory Bafidis lost the shutout in the 9th despite working with an 11-0 lead. Garrett Gordon and Brian Langlois both reached base three times to lead the Auburn offense. Roster moves: RHPs James Bourque, Samuel Johns, Domenick Mancini and LHP Connor Bach reassigned from the GCL Nationals; LHP Kylin Turnbull assigned from Potomac for minor-league rehab.

GCL Marlins 9 GCL Nationals 5
• Vasquez (L, 0-1) 2IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Turnbull 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Aguero 2-3
• Keniry 2-4, RBI, CS
• Ripken 2-4, 2R

The G-Marlins got their hooks into the D-Nats pitchers early and often as they scored the3 first six runs of the ballgame and cruised to a 9-5 win. Starter Daury Vasquez was filleted for three runs on seven hits and a walk over two innings without a strikeout for his first loss. “Fred” Aguero, Conor Keniry and Ryan Ripken each had a pair of singles as the G-Nats posted 11 hits on the afternoon.
Roster moves: RHPs John Feliz, Anderson Martinez, and Luis Torres reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Giants 19 DSL Nationals 4
• W. Pena (L, 1-3) 3IP, 1H, R, ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• M. Pena ⅔ IP, 4H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, K
• A. Martinez 2-3, R, BB
• Trejos 1-2, R, HR, 3RBI

The wheels came off the bus in the 4th inning for the D-Nats as they were blasted for seven runs to turn a 1-0 game into a laugher. The D-Giants scored in every inning thereafter, taking advantage of five D-Nats errors and 11 walks along with 13 hits for a 19-4 demoliton of the D-Nats. Starter Wilber Pena was the least ineffective of the bunch, walking three and striking out three while giving up a solo HR over the first three innings. 17-y.o. Edward Trejos came off the bench to hit a three-run HR while Andres Martinez singled twice and walked once to lead the D-Nats batters.

Jun 252014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3 vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:00 p.m.
Hill (9-2, 1.92)
TBD and Delcarmen (3-2, 2.78) vs.
Smith (5-5, 4.32) and
Neris (1-0, 3.70)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 @ Richmond,
12:00 p.m.
Dupra (1-2, 5.03) vs.
Crick (4-3, 3.88)
Potomac Won, 10-1 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (0-0, 3.24) vs.
Wolff (7-3, 2.60)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Reed (2-6, 6.04) vs.
Pivetta (9-3, 3.57)
Auburn Lost, 10-4 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Lopez (0-1, 2.00) vs.
Whitehead (1-0, 1.54)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 8-2 vs. DSL Red Sox,
10:30 a.m.
Acevedo (2-0, 7.15) vs.
Diaz (1-1, 2.65)


Syracuse 4 Lehigh Valley 3 — GAME ONE
• Kroenke (W, 1-0) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Madrigal (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Burriss 2-3, 2R, 3B
• Souza 2-2, R, 2B, RBI, SB

Steve Souza, Tyler Moore, and Zach Walters went back-to-back-to-back with RBI doubles in the Chiefs’ three-run 3rd as Syracuse rolled to its eighth straight win in the opener, 4-3. Zach Kroenke made the spot start and got his first AAA win since last August as he pitched into the 6th, allowing three runs on eight hits over five and 2/3rds innings with one walk and one whiff. Warner Madrigal set the side down in order in the 7th for his sixth save. Roster moves: LHP Aaron Laffey placed on 3-Day TIL; OF Destin Hood activated from 7-Day DL; IF Jose Lozada placed on 7-Day DL; UT Jeff Kobernus assigned for MLB rehab.

Syracuse vs. Lehigh Valley — PPD
There’s a certain irony when a doubleheader, which was created by a previous rainout, is partially rained out again. They’ll try to play two again today, though there’s more rain in the forecast.

Richmond 2 Harrisburg 0
• Brach (L, 1-2) 7IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Herron 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Vettleson 2-3, SB
• Skole 1-2, BB

The Senators ran into buzzsaw as Flying Squirrels southpaw Jack Snodgrass tossed a five-hit shutout in a 2-0 win vs. Harrisburg. Starter Brett Brach took the loss despite scatting nine hits over seven innings for the two Richmond runs. He walked just one and struck out five. The Senators had but one serious threat in the game as Cutter Dykstra led off the 7th with infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Following a Matt Skole walk, the two baserunners were bunted over by Quincy Latimore. Dykstra was picked off third for the inning’s second out while Drew Vettleson struck out to end the inning.

Potomac 10 Lynchburg 1
• Voth (W, 1-0) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Runion 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Harper 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, 4RBI
• Renda 2-3, 2R, BB,
• Piwnica-Worms 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

Bryce Harper singled, walked, homered, and drove in four in just five innings as the P-Nats completed a sweep of Salem with a 10-1 beatdown. Austin Voth tossed six scoreless innings and let up just two hits and two walks while fanning six to win his High-A debut.
The P-Nats scored in each of the first three innings, piling up 13 hits total with Harper, Tony Renda, Will Piwnica-Worms, Oscar Tejeda, and Wilson Ramos each having multiple hits.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 3
• Silvestre (L, 3-5) 7IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Thomas 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Difo 2-4
• Bautista 2-5, R, SB(36)

The Suns fell behind 4-0 and pulled to within one at 4-3 but couldn’t get the equalizer as they fell by a 5-3 count. Starter Hector Silvestre took the loss, giving up four runs and six hits over seven innings for the second straight start. Justin Thomas gave up a run in the 9th after a scoreless 8th. Leadoff man Rafael Bautista and No. 2 batter Wilmer Difo both singled twice while Carlos Lopez and James Yezzo both doubled to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Williamsport 10 Auburn 4
• Torres (L, 1-1) 4+ IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Feliz 2⅓ IP, 5H, 5R,5ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Sanchez 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-3, 2R
• Carey 2-4, R

Williamsport scored in five straight innings, including a four-run 5th that broke open a 4-3 game as they sent Auburn to a 10-4 loss. Luis Torres was torched for five runs on six hits, including two homers, the second of which chased him from the game with no outs in the 5th. He walked one and struck out six over four-plus innings. Raudy Read and Daley Carey were the only two Doubledays to notch multiple hits as they were held to seven total with the top four batters going 0-for-18 with one walk and one RBI on the night.
Roster move: John Feliz promoted from the GCL Nationals.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 0
• Bourque 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Bach (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Lora 4-5, R, 2RBI
• Serrata 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Ortiz 2-5, R, RBI, OF assist at 2B

A four-run 3rd broke a 0-0 tie as the G-Nats went on to shut out the G-Cards, 6-0. James Bourque started and went two innings, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out two. Connor Bach got the win as the first reliever out of the ‘pen, throwing two innings with one hit and and one walk. Maximo Valerio earned a hold with three innings of one-hit ball, with no walks and two K’s. Offensively, Edwin Lora led the 11-hit attack with a 4-for-5 game, scoring once and driving in two, .

DSL Nationals 8 DSL Red Sox 2
• Baez 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Archibald (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Cespedes (SV, 4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Franco 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• G. Ramirez 2-4, R, RBI, CS
• Agustin 1-3, R, BB, SB(10)

The D-Nats scored eight unanswered runs — five in the 7th, three in the 8th — as they pulled into a tie for second place with an 8-3 win against the D-Red Sox. Joan Baez continues to deal, lowering his ERA to 1.50 with five innings of one-run ball with three hits and one walk allowed and six set down on strikes. 16-y.o. Anderson Franco connected for his first professional home run, a two-run shot in the 8th as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI total to lead the D-Nats offense.

Jun 242014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-4 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:00 p.m.
Kroenke (1st AAA start of ’14) and
Hill (9-2, 1.92)
Delcarmen (3-2, 2.78) vs.
Bootcheck (2-3, 4.09) and
Smith (5-5, 4.32)
Neris (1-0, 3.70)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Brach (1-1, 8.00) vs.
Snodgrass (7-1, 3.24)
Potomac Won, 5-2 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (High-A Debut) vs.
Light (1-3, 6.06)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (3-4, 4.83) vs.
Junis (7-4, 3.28)
Auburn Won, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Torres (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Packrall (0-0, 9.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-2 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-0 vs. DSL Red Sox,
10:30 a.m.
Baez (2-1, 1.42) vs.
Bautista (0-0, 0.00)


Syracuse 7 Durham 4
• Laffey 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K
• Cedeno (W, 3-0) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Gonzalez (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Souza 3-4, 2R, BB
• Rhymes 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Walters 1-3, 2R, 2BB, RBI

A four-run rally in the 8th broke a 3-3 tie as the Chiefs won their seventh straight, 7-4 to complete a four-game sweep of the Bulls. Starter Aaron Laffey spun a quality start with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out six but did not factor in the decision. The win went to Xavier “Carry On” Cedeno while the save was earned by veteran Mike Gonzalez. Steve Souza reached base with three singles and a walk while veterans Brandon Laird and Jeff Howell both drove in two while going 1-for-4.
Roster move: LHP Zach Kroenke reassigned from Harrisburg.

Richmond 7 Harrisburg 2
• McGregor (L, 0-1) 0IP, 1H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bates 5IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Dykstra 3-4
• Vettleson 2-4

Scott McGregor continued the Sens starter tradition of giving up lots of runs early as the Squirrels scored six in the 1st and, um, flew to a 7-2 win. The 27-y.o. walked the first five batters he faced, then gave up a two-run double before he was lifted to preserve an infinite ERA. Colin Bates let in both inherited runners but finished the 1st, then pitched four more scoreless innings. The offense did not reward Bates’ bullpen-saving work, scoring just single runs in the 3rd and 7th innings. Cutter Dykstra singled three times for second straight game to push his BA over .300 while Drew Vettleson went 2-for-4 in his first game back with the Senators since April 13.
Roster moves: MLB Rehabs Jeff Kobernus and C Wilson Ramos removed from roster.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 2
• Bacus (W, 3-2) 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Mendez (SV, 4) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• W. Ramos 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Piwnica-Worms 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Oduber 1-3, R, 2B

Good pitching, adequate defense, and a three-run home run were the recipe for a win Last Night In Woodbridge.
Roster moves: OF Bryce Harper and C Wilson Ramos added to roster for MLB rehab.

Hagerstown 3 Lexington 1
• Mooneyham 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Cooper (W, 5-1) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Napoli (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, HBP
• Ward 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Lopez 2-4, R, 2B

Isaac Ballou’s two-run blast highlighted a three-run sixth as Hagerstown tripled up Lexington, 3-1 in the series opener. Starter Brett Mooneyham walked just two over four innings and gave up three hits while fanning five while pitching at his third stop of 2014. The win went to Andrew Cooper for three scoreless innings of relief while David Napoli pitched the 8th and 9th innings for his first Low-A save. Drew Ward and Carlos Lopez both went 2-for-4, including back-to-back doubles for the third run of the Hagerstown sixth.
Roster moves: LHPs Brett Mooneyham, David Napoli reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 4 Mahoning Valley 3 (10 inn.)
• J. Rodriguez 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
• Valdez 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Page 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Read 2-3, 2R, BB

The Doubledays rallied for two in the 8th to tie and took advantage of two costly Scrapper mistakes for the 4-3 walkoff win in extra innings. Osvaldo Abreu reached and went to second on a two-base error to lead off the 10th, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a flyball over the drawn-in centerfielder for a game-winning single by Matthew Page. The win went to Jake Joyce, who pitched a scoreless 10th inning. Starter Jefry Rodriguez went five and a 1/3rd innings with two runs charged to him on six hits with no walks and six K’s. Page and Raudy Read both reached base three times with two hits and a walk to pace the Auburn offense.
Roster move: OF David Gardner (8th Rd. pick) assigned from Washington.

GCL Cardinals 8 GCL Nationals 2
• Van Orden (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Johns 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Corredor 2-3, R, BB
• Aguero 2-3, 2B

The G-Cards scored in four of the first five innings as they cruised to an 8-2 beating of the G-Nats. Washington 5th Rd. pick Drew Van Orden took the loss, giving up two runs on four hits and no walks in his pro debut. Aldrem Corredor and “Fred” Aguero both went 2-for-3 as the G-Nats got eight hits total but went 0-for-13 with RISP.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Rojos 0
• Bermudez (W, 1-2) 5⅓ IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Charlis 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• G. Ramirez 3-4, R, RBI, 2SB
• Je. Baez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Robles 2-5, R, 4RBI, SB

Three D-Nat pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout in a 10-0 win over the D-Rojos. Juan Bermudez got the win with four hits and two walks allowed over five and 1/3rd innings while striking out four. Jeyner Baez singled, doubled, and walked to lead the 12-hit, three-walk offense.

Jun 232014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-0 @ Durham,
1:05 p.m.
Laffey (9-3, 3.08) vs.
Montgomery (8-1, 3.38)
Harrisburg Won, 7-5 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
MacGregor (1st AA start of ’14) vs.
Blach (4-4, 2.79)
Potomac Won, 11-4 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-2, 3.63) vs.
Haley (5-2, 2.05)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (1st Low-A start of ’14) vs.
Rico (2-5, 4.33)
Auburn Lost, 15-5 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Hill (0-0, 9.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Bermudez (0-2, 1.20) vs.
Estevez (0-2, 2.16)


Syracuse 9 Durham 0
• Treinen (W, 4-0) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 8K
• Jackson 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Souza 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Rhymes 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Chiefs continue to roll, taking their sixth straight with a 9-0 running of the Bulls. Blake Treinen gave up three hits and three walks in six scoreless innings to improve his AAA record to 4-0. Three relievers threw one inning apiece to complete the four-hit shutout. Steve Souza doubled and homered, scoring twice and driving in three to lead Syracuse’s 13-hit attack, followed by Will “Don’t Call Me Buster” Rhymes, who singled, doubled and walked.

Harrisburg 7 Akron 5
• Cole 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Harper (BS, 1; W, 1-0) ⅔+ IP, 4H, 2R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Herron (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-1 IR-S
• Dykstra 3-3, R, 2BB, SB
• Ramsey 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Taylor 2-4, 2R, BB, 2SB

A three-run 7th put Harrisburg on top for good as they outlasted Akron for a 7-5 win to take the series, 2-1. The rally took Bryan Harper off the hook for blowing a 3-2 lead in the top of the inning and turned A.J. Cole’s quality start into another no-decision. Tyler Herron let in one of two inherited runners in the 8th, but closed out the game for the save. Cutter Dykstra reached base five times with three singles and two walks to pace the Senators offense. Roster moves: While not official yet, UTs Sean Nicol and Justin Bloxom have been released to make room for recently signed RHP Scott McGregor (not the son of former Orioles LHP) and OF Drew Vettleson, according to Geoff Morrow of the Patriot-Times.

Potomac 11 Lynchburg 4
• Simms (W, 2-4) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• Rauh 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Norfork 3-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Oduber 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Piwnica-Worms 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI

A six-run 3rd put this one away early Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 3
• Johansen 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Webb (W, 3-1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Ballou 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2R, BB
• Kieboom 2-4, RBI, SB

The Suns rallied in the 9th to take the game, 4-3 and the series, 3-1 against the Grasshoppers. Jake Johansen got the start but failed to go five innings for the fourth time in 14 starts, giving up two runs on five hits over four innings with no walks and three K’s. The win went to Joe Webb, who walked two and struck out one while pitching the 8th and 9th innings. The 2-3-4 trio of Wilmer Difo, Isaac Ballou, and Spencer Kieboom combined to go 6-for-12 with a homer (Ballou), three runs scored, and three RBI.

Mahoning Valley 15 Auburn 5
• Martinez (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, WP, BK
• Yrizarri 1IP, 2H, 7R, 0ER, 2BB, K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• Mejia 2-4, R, 3B, RBI, 2E
• Page 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Davidson 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Six Auburn errors and a seven-run 6th by Mahoning Valley put the brakes on a modest three-game win streak as the Scrappers trashed the Doubledays, 15-5. Andres Martinez took the loss, dinged for four runs on nine hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. All seven runs charged to Deibi Yrizarri in the aforementioned frame were unearned, though the 19-y.o. Venezuelan put five baserunners on with two hits, two walks, and a hit batsman in the space of 10 batters. Bryan Mejia went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple while Matthew Page smacked his first professional homer, a two-run shot in the 9th.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
After splitting two with the G-Mets last week, it’s three against the Cardinals (away-home-away) then three against the Marlins (home-away-home) this week.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
A 3-3 week has dropped the D-Nats three back in the Boca Chica South. This week it’s home games against the Rojos, Red Sox, Giants and Rockies with a pair of home games against the Red Sox and Giants.

Jun 222014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 16-3 @ Durham,
5:05 p.m.
Treinen (3-0, 2.17) vs.
Hellickson (0-2, 12.60)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Akron,
2:00 p.m.
Cole (6-3, 2.78) vs.
von Schammann (5-2, 3.09)
Potomac Won, 10-2 vs. Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Simms (1-4, 4.07) vs.
Kukuk (1-4, 7.06)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-4 @ Greensboro,
4:00 p.m.
Johansen (4-2, 5.13) vs.
German (7-2, 2.10)
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
A. Martinez (0-0, 6.23) vs.
Vizcaya (0-0, 2.25)
GCL Nationals Won, 8-0 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 10-9 OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 16 Durham 3
• Simmons (W, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Delcarmen 1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Peterson 4-6, 3R, 2-2B, RBI
• Rhymes 4-7, 3R, 3RBI
• Souza 3-6, 2R, 2B, BB, 5RBI

An 11-run 2nd put this one away early as Syracuse destroyed Durham, 16-3. James Simmons shook off the long delay to go seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk to record his first AAA win of the season. Just three of the 21 hits the Chiefs compiled were for extra bases — two doubles by Brock Peterson, who had four hits as did Will “Don’t Call Me Buster” Rhymes, and one by Steve Souza, who tallied five RBI.

Harrisburg 5 Akron 3
• Espino (W, 3-3) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Self (H, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Hague 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• W. Ramos 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI

Harrisburg dialed long distance three times, including a three-run shot by Wilson Ramos in the 3rd as they ended a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Akron. Ricky Hague and Kevin Keyes also went deep, with Hague the sole Senator to record multiple hits. Paolo Espino got the win, giving up both RubberDuck runs on four hits and no walks over five innings. He struck out a season-high of eight. Derek Self turned in three scoreless innings for the hold while Robert Benincasa retired the side in order for his first AA save.

Potomac 10 Lynchburg 2
• Spann (W, 5-1) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Tejeda 3-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Perez 1-3, 3R, 3B, 2BB, RBI, 2SB (19, 20)
• Pleffner 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI, SB(1)

The P-Nats scored three in the 1st and were in control from start to finish for a 10-2 win over the Hillcats. Matthew Spann threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two for the win, his team-leading fifth “W” for the P-Nats. Potomac batters put up a baker’s dozen of hits, including a double by Shawn Pleffner (1-for-3), a triple by Stephen Perez (1-for-3) and a home run by Oscar Tejeda (3-for-5).

Greensboro 8 Hagerstown 4
• Giolito (L, 2-2) 4⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Thomas 1⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 3-4, 2B, SB
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI

The Suns led this one early, 3-0, but the Grasshoppers got to Lucas Giolito with back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the 3rd, then chased him in the 5th with four straight hits with one out as they went on to an 8-4 win. Washington’s #1 prospect finished with a line of four runs allowed on six hits and two walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. Isaac Ballou led the Hagerstown hit column with a 3-for-4 game, which included a double and stolen base. Wilmer Difo racked up seven total bases with a triple and a home run.

Auburn 5 Williamsport 3
• Reyes 4IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Williams (W, 1-0) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Read 2-4, 2-2B, BB, 3RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, BB
• Vettleson 1-3, 2R, 2BB

Auburn scored in each of the first three innings en route to a 5-3 win and two-game sweep of Williamsport. Luis Reyes got the start but gave up all three Crosscutter runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out five. Deion Williams threw four innings of two-hit relief, issuing one walk and fanning four to earn the win. Raudy Read doubled twice, walked once, and drove in three. The Doubledays totaled nine hits and ten walks on offense, which led to 13 men left on base.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Mets 0
• Vasquez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Reynoso (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Fischer (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Rosario 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Ortiz 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, 3K

The G-Nats took advantage of five errors and five walks to score eight runs on just seven hits as they blanked the G-Mets, 8-0. Six pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout. The win went to Yorlin Reynoso, who walked two and struck out one over two innings, while David Fischer struck out five of seven batters faced in his two scoreless frames, which earned him a hold. Dionicio Rosario singled three times and walked once to lead the offense, while 18-y.o. Oliver Ortiz hit his first professional homer.

DSL Rojos 10 DSL Nationals 9
• Nunez 2⅔ IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Fuentes (L, 0-2) 3IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Mota 4-5, 2R, SB
• Franco 3-5, 2R, RBI, E(10)

The D-Nats coughed up four runs in both the 3rd and 5th innings to blow an 8-2 lead and lose to the D-Rojos, 10-9. Jose Nunez started and went two and 2/3rds innings, charged with five runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out five. The loss went to Steven Fuentes, his second, with two runs allowed over three innings on one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. Israel Mota and Anderson Franco combined for seven of the 12 D-Nats hits.

Jun 212014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-2 @ Durham,
7:05 p.m.
Simmons (0-1, 7.50) vs.
Montgomery (8-1, 3.38)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Espino (2-3, 5.18) vs.
Anderson (2-5, 4.92)
Potomac Postponed @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (4-1, 3.83) vs.
Sims (5-4, 5.00)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Giolito (2-1, 2.03) vs.
Garcia (6-2, 4.58)
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Sanchez (0-1, 6.75)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-1 vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 15-8 @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Nunez (0-0, 8.00) vs.
Jones (0-2, 4.30)


Syracuse 8 Durham 2
• Roenicke (W, 3-3) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Gonzalez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rhymes 3-4
• Johnson 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Laird 2-5, 2R, HR, 3RBI

Brandon Laird homered for the fourth straight game — all Syracuse wins — including this one by an 8-2 count over Durham.
Roster move: RHP James Simmons reassigned from Harrisburg.

Akron 2 Harrisburg 1
• Dupra 5IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Harper 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, 2WP
• Holland (L, 5-2) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Skole 3-4, 2B
• Kobernus 1-4, 2B, SB
• 0-for-12 RISP

The clutch hit eluded Harrisburg as they tumbled to their fifth straight loss, 2-1.

Potomac vs. Lynchburg — PPD
Usually, when I write the phrase “power outage,” it’s metaphorical; This time it’s literal as thunderstorms rolled through Lynchburg in the late afternoon and knocked out the electrcity to force a doubleheader tonight on August 19.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 1
• Pivetta (W, 9-3) 6IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Cooper 2IP, 1H, 0R, ER, BB, K
• Manuel 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, RBI
• Ward 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Mesa 3-5, R, SB, CS

Hagerstown wasted no time with Greensboro, scoring five in the 1st en route to a 9-1 win, their second in the 2nd half and third straight overall.

Auburn 5 Williamsport 3
• Ott 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, K, HBP (60+ pitches)
• Derosier 4⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Valdez 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Vettleson 4-4, 2B, RBI, SB, OF assist at 3B
• Mejia 2-4, R

The Doubledays rallied for three in the bottom of the 8th for the 5-3 sportswriter’s win and got to .500 with a 4-4 mark for the season.

GCL Mets 7 GCL Nationals 1
• Morales (L, 0-1) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• J. Ramirez 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• L. Guzman 2-4
• T. Alvarez 1-3, R, 3B

It’s a different year and a different set of kids, as the G-Mets pounded the G-Nats, 7-1.

DSL Orioles2 15 DSL Nationals 8
• Pena (L, 1-2) 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Cespedes 2⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Franco 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Pimentel 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI
• Robles 2-3, 2R, 2BB, SB

After getting pounded 19-8 on Thursday, the D-Orioles2 returned the favor on Friday with a 15-8 beating of the D-Nats.

Jun 202014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-3 @ Durham,
7:05 p.m.
Roenicke (2-3, 4.60) vs.
Andriese (6-3, 3.06)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-5 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Dupra (1-2, 5.59) vs.
Arias (5-2, 3.38)
Potomac Lost, 10-3 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (4-1, 3.83) vs.
Sims (5-4, 5.00)
Hagerstown Won, 11-6 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Pivetta (8-3, 3.95) vs.
Newell (7-4, 2.46)
Auburn Lost, 3-0;
Won, 2-0
vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Ott (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Whitehead (1-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals N/A @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 19-8 @ DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
Pena (1-1, 3.46) vs.
Rosario (1-1, 2.20)


Syracuse 9 Norfolk 3
• Hill (W, 9-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Jackson 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Laird 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Walters 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Moore 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Taylor Hill won his 9th game with a quality start while three Chiefs homered in a 9-3 win that extended Syracuse’s win streak to three and kept a two-game lead over Rochester in the I.L. North. Roster move: RHP Ryan Tatusko was released.

New Britain 13 Harrisburg 5
• Brach (L, 1-1) 3+ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Demny 3IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR, 3-3 IR-S
• Taylor 3-4, R, RBI
• Skole 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Latimore 2-4, R, HR, RBI

A six-run New Britain 4th broke open a 4-2 game as the Rock Cats impeached the Senators, 13-5 to hand Harrisburg its fourth straight defeat.

Lynchburg 10 Potomac 3
• Schwartz 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Dickson (BS, 3; L, 1-5) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 0ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Tejeda 2-4, R, 2B
• Renda 1-3, BB

The Hillcats struck for four runs in each of their final two “ups” to come back from a 3-2 deficit and hand the P-Nats a 10-3 defeat.
Roster move: RHP Sam Runion assigned from Washington (MLFA).

Hagerstown 11 Greensboro 6
• Silvestre (W, 3-4) 7IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Difo 3-4, 2R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Ballou 2-4, R, RBI
• Ward 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, HR, 3RBI

Drew Ward doubled twice, homered once, and drove in three as the Suns squashed the Grasshoppers, 11-6.
Roster move: RHP David Ramos reassigned from Auburn.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 0 — GAME ONE
• Lopez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 0K
• Mooneyham 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-1, 2BB
• Gordon 1-3

Auburn 2 Mahoning Valley 0 — GAME TWO
• Torres 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Orlan 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Napoli (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Valdez 2-3, R, RBI
• Abreu 1-3, BB

Auburn split a pair of games Last Night In Mahoning Valley.
Roster move: OF Matthew Page assigned from Washington (10th Rd. Pick)

GCL Nationals — OPENING DAY

The 2013 GCL Champs defend their title with the first of many, many visits to the GCL Mets in Port St. Lucie.
Roster move: OF Darryl Florentino reassigned from the D-Nats.

DSL Nationals 19 DSL Orioles2 8
• Acevedo (W, 2-0) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Archibald 1IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• F. Peguero 4-6, 4R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Pimentel 3-5, 3E, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Robles 3-6, 2R, 2RBI, 3SB

The D-Nats opened the assualt with seven in the 2nd and closed it with six in the 7th as they clipped the Orioles2 throwers for 18 hits and 10 walks in a 19-8 beatdown.

Jun 192014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-0 @ Norfolk,
12:05 p.m.
Hill (8-2, 1.75) vs.
Escalona (1-1, 3.78)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Brach (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Dean (4-2, 4.48)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Silvestre (2-4, 4.79) vs.
Townsley (1-1, 2.31)
Auburn Postponed @ Mahoning Valley,
5:30 p.m.
L. Torres (1-0, 0.00) and
R. Lopez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Brady (0-0, 11.25) and
Santana (0-1, 5.79)
DSL Nationals Won, 5-2 vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
N. Ramirez (1-1, 3.60) vs.
J. Valdez (1-1, 1.50)


Syracuse 3 Norfolk 0
• Laffey (W, 9-3) 7IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Madrigal (SV, 5) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Laird 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Peterson 1-3, 2B, RBI

Brandon Laird broke up the no-hitter with a single in the 5th then cracked a two-run homer in the 7th as the Chiefs shut out the Tide, 3-0. Starter Aaron Laffey pitched seven strong innings, giving up five hits and two walks as he won his tie-for-the-league-lead 9th game. Mike Gonzalez retired just one of three batters faced, putting on two runners with a walk and a single allowed, but Daniel Stange stranded them to close out the 8th. Warner Madrigal retired the side in order in the 9th for his fifth save. Brock Peterson doubled in Laird in the 5th while Jhonatan Solano singled ahead of Laird to round out the four-hit assualt by Syracuse.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4
• Kroenke 5⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Benincasa (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Keyes 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Taylor 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg’s losing streak was extended to three with 5-4 collapse in the 9th to New Britain. Starter Zach Kroenke went the first five and a 1/3rd innings, charged with two runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Colin Bates let in one run but finished the 6th and Tyler Herron gave up one in the 8th after a scoreless 7th. Robert Benincasa made his AA debut in the 9th, but it was rough one as as he retired just two of seven batters faced for the blown-save-loss. Matt Skole and Michael Taylor both homered while Kevin Keyes reached base three times with a single, walk, and a double as the Senators posted a modest eight hits and drew three walks on the afternoon. Roster move: RHP Robert Benincasa promoted from Potomac.

Potomac — ALL-STAR BREAK
Potomac opens on the road with three against Lynchburg and then returns home for three against Salem as they continue a bizarre schedule with only four sequences of more than three days in any one place over the next 11 weeks.

Hagerstown — ALL-STAR BREAK
The Suns and Grasshoppers rematch to begin the 2nd half with a four-game set in Greensboro, then come home for a pair of four-game series against Lakewood and Delmarva. Roster move: IF Cody Dent activated from the 7-Day DL.

Auburn vs. Mahoning Valley — PPD
It would appear that, weather permitting, it’s doubleheader for yours truly in Niles, Ohio. (Don’t worry, if I get a chance to write it up, I’m going to title it “Last Night In Mahoning Valley,” even though I did think about using this pic).

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Cardinals 2
• J. Baez (W, 2-1) 6IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Cespedes (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• J. Ramirez 3-4, 2R, 3B
• Franco 2-3, RBI
• Robles 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

Eight of nine batters hit safely as the D-Nats built a 4-0 lead early and cruised to a 5-2 win over the D-Cards for their 10th win in 16 games. Joan Baez tossed six shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four to win his second game. Angher Cespedes got the last four outs, stranding two in the 8th as he notched his third save Joshual Ramirez led the 12-hit parade with a pair of singles and a triple.

Jun 182014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
Laffey (8-3, 3.38) vs.
Jones (3-4, 5.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 vs. New Britain,
12:00 p.m.
Kroenke (2-1, 4.88) vs.
Vasquez (4-2, 3.28)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Won, 2-1 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Torres (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Brady (0-0, 11.25)
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-3 vs. DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Baez (1-1, 2.08) vs.
Alcantara (1-2, 2.77)


Syracuse 5 Norfolk 3
• Treinen (W, 3-0) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K, WP
• Delcarmen (H, 4) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Moore 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Walters 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI, CS
• Burriss 2-4, 2R, BB, SB(10)

Syracuse scored in three straight innings to build a 4-0 lead and held off Norfolk for a 5-3 win to even the series at 1-1. Blake Treinen returned from DC to spin six strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while setting down six on strikes for his third AAA win. The top four batters combined to go 7-for-15 with three runs scored and three RBI while Brandon Laird homered. Leadoff man Emmanuel Burriss fit the description with two singles, two runs scored, and a walk while swiping his 10th base.
Roster move: LHP Xavier “Carry On” Cedeno optioned from Washington.

New Britain 7 Harrisburg 2
• Cole (L, 6-3) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 8K
• Harper 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Dykstra 3-4, RBI
• Kobernus 2-3, R, BB

After winning seven straight, it’s now two consecutive losses as the Rock Cats slammed the Senators, 7-2. A.J. Cole struck out eight over five innings but was also touched for three runs on six hits and two walks to take the loss. Neil Holland coughed up the killshot, surrendering a grand slam to turn a 3-2 game into the eventual score in the 7th. Bryan Harper struck out two and gave up a hit in his AA debut. Cutter Dykstra went 3-for-4 with an RBI while rehabbing Jeff Kobernus was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. The rest of the lineup went 2-for-25 as Harrisburg was held to seven hits total.
Roster moves: RHP James Simmons reassigned from Syracuse, UT Jeff Kobernus reassigned from Potomac (MLB rehab), LHP Bryan Harper promoted from Potomac.

Potomac — ALL-STAR BREAK
Perez got the start at SS while Pleffner came off the bench at 1B, but both men went 0-for-2 and combined for three strikeouts as the Carolina League loss to the California League, 3-2.

Hagerstown — ALL-STAR BREAK
Wilmer Difo went 0-for-3 with a walk and a whiff as the starting 2B, Rafael Bautista came off the bench to go 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Spencer Kieboom was the second of three catchers to play in a 10-inning, 4-4 tie at the Sally League All-Star game.

Auburn 2 Mahoning Valley 1
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 2K
• Yrizarri (W, 1-1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Sanchez (S, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gunter 2-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Mejia 2-3, 2B

Three Auburn pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Doubledays edged the Scrappers, 2-1. Jefry Rodriguez gave up both the hit and the run as he walked four during the first five innings. Deibi Yrizarri followed with two perfect innings, striking out one, while Mario Sanchez followed suit, but struck out two as the two relievers earned the win and save, respectively. Cody Gunter and Bryan Mejia both went 2-for-3 with a double to pace the Auburn offense, which got the winning run on an unintentional walk following an intentional base-on-balls in the 8th.

DSL Cardinals 5 DSL Nationals 3
• Bermudez (L, 0-2) 3⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Fuentes 3⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, R, 3B, RBI, CS
• Rengel 2-3, 2R

The D-Nats fell into an early 4-0 hole and couldn’t dig themselves out, falling to the D-Cards, 5-3. Starter Juan Bermudez took the loss, giving up the first three runs (two earned) on five hits over three and a 1/3rd innings. The 9-1 batters racked up four of the six hits and scored all three D-Nats runs as the offense left on just five baserunners.

Jun 172014
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
Treinen (2-0, 1.96) vs.
Wright (1-5, 6.75)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Duffey (1-2, 4.84)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-2, 6.88 @ Low-A) vs.
Vizcaya (3-1, 6.88 @ AZL in ’13)
DSL Nationals Won, 17-16 @ DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Bermudez (0-1, 0.00) vs.
Oca (0-0, 7.20)


Norfolk 5 Syracuse 4
• Simmons (L, 0-1) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rhymes 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Moore 2-4, R, 2B

Norfolk got to James Simmons twice for two-run homers in the early going as the Chiefs could not complete the comeback from 5-0, losing by a 5-4 count.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
The Senators return home for a pair of three-game series against New Britain and Akron, having their first winning road trip with a 5-1 swing swing through Erie and Bowie last week.

Potomac — ALL-STAR BREAK
Stephen Perez is expected to start at SS while 1B Shawn Pleffner may see action coming off the bench at the California-Carolina League game in Wilmington, DE.

Hagerstown — ALL-STAR BREAK
Wilmer Difo is expected to start at 2B for the Northern Division, but it’s not as hopeful for John Wooten (officially on the DL) and Spencer Kieboom (one of two reserve catchers) to get any ABs. Nick Pivetta, Austin Voth, and Jake Walsh were named to the team as pitchers, but with Voth having been promoted and Pivetta and Walsh pitching over the weekend, it’s possible no Suns will appear on the mound in Hickory.

Batavia 4 Auburn 3
• A. Martinez 4⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR, WP
• D. Williams 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 2HBP
• Bafidis (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Read 2-4, 2B, CS
• Mejia 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

Auburn gave up three runs early and rallied to tie it at 3-3 in the 5th but lost in the bottom of the 8th on a pair of one-out singles sandwiched around a walk off losing pitcher Cory Bafidis.

DSL Nationals 17 DSL Mariners 16
• Nunez 1⅓ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Rosario 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Morel (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 5K
• G. Ramirez 2-3, 2R, 3BB, RBI, SB
• Pimentel 2-4, 2R, HR, 2BB, 3RBI
• Mota 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI, OF assist at 2B
• 16 Team BBs

The D-Nats overcame deficits of 7-0, 14-7, and 16-9 and scored the last eight runs of this slugfest — including five in the 9th — for a 17-16 win.