Jun 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (4-4, 3.58) vs.
Doubront (0-3, 2.65)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Altoona,
4:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-1, 4.34) and
Simmons (3-3, 3.42) vs.
Brault (AA Debut) and TBD
Potomac Won, 4-1 (6 inn.) vs. Carolina,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (4-3, 4.85) vs.
Waszak (4-4, 3.29)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.50) vs.
Long (2-1, 2.65)
Auburn Won, 10-0 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1st SS-A start of ’15) vs.
White (1-1, 2.61 @ GCL in ’14)


Buffalo 8 Syracuse 6
• Cole (L, 0-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Grace 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, HR, RBI

A.J. Cole’s inability to keep the ball in the yard continues to dog him as a third-inning grand slam proved too much for the Chiefs to overcome in an 8-6 loss to Buffalo. It was the 12th HR he’s given up in 59 innings this season between AAA, MLB, and Spring Training. Cole was charged with five runs total on eight hits and a walk as he lost for the fourth time. Emmanuel Burriss and Kevin Keyes both went 3-for-5 with a double to lead Syracuse’s 15-hit attack.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill recalled to Washington.

Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3 (10 inn.)
• Bleier 7&8531; IP, 11H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR; 1-3
• Solis (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HBP
• Turner 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2SB
• Pleffner 2-5, RBI
• Skole 1-3, 2BB

The thrill of a possible victory came in the top of the 10th when Shawn Pleffner’s RBI single plated Trea Turner for a 3-2 lead. The agony of yet another walkoff loss came in the bottom of the 10th when a double, a single, and an unintentional walk loaded the bases. A hit by pitch tied the game, another hit by pitch gave Altoona the win, Sammy Solis the loss, and Adam Frazier the Homer Simpson RBI. Starter Richard Bleier scattered 11 hits over seven innings of two-run ball for his eighth quality start. Trea Turner ran wild with two doubles, two steals, and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 game.

Potomac 4 Carolina 1 (6 inn.)
• Valdez 5⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Miller 1-1, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Martinez 1-2, R, 3B, RBI

It was rain-shortened win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster moves: RHP Jake Johansen placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Justin Amlung reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 2
• Van Orden (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Napoli (SV, 3) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, CS
• Abreu 2-2, 2R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 3RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B

A three-run 1st put Hagerstown in the driver’s seat early as they cruised to a 5-2 win over Delmarva. For the second time this month, Drew Van Orden turned in a quality start two days after a relief appearance, giving up both Shorebird runs on four hits and a walk for his fourth win. David Napoli closed it out with three scoreless innings for his third save. Osvaldo Abreu paced the Suns offense as he reached base four times with two walks, a double, and a home run and drove in three.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 10 Batavia 0
• Dickey 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Torres (W, 1-0) 5IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 3-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, 2E
• Lora 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Reetz 1-2, 3R, 2BB

The Doubledays scored in four of the first five innings as they neut, er shut out the MuckDogs, 10-0. Robbie Dickey got the start and turned in three scoreless innings, though he put on four baserunners with two hits and two walks. Luis Torres got the win with five no-hit innings of relief. Second baseman Bryan Mejia made two errors but also doubled twice and went 3-for-5 with three RBI while his double play partner Edwin Lora doubled and tripled while going 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead Auburn’s 13-hit parade.

Jun 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-5 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 0.92) vs.
Beede (1-0, 1.38)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.70) vs.
Walters (2-2, 2.89)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 (11 inn.) @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 4.82 ERA) vs.
Lowry (7-2, 3.66 ERA)


Syracuse 13 Toledo 5
• Walters (W, 2-1) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 4-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Burriss 3-5, 3R, HR, 4RBI
• Mastroianni 3-5, 3R, HR, 2RBI, SB

The Chiefs plucked the Mud Hens for six runs early, then answered a four-run rally in the top of the 6th with one of their own in the bottom of the 6th en route to a 13-5 victory. Josh Johnson was the beer man, as he was the sole starter not to march in Syracuse’s 19-hit parade, which was led by Caleb Ramsey’s 4-for-5 afternoon. Darin Mastroianni, Emmanuel Burris, and Jason Martinson each had three hits with Mastroianni and Burris both homering. P.J. Walters won for the second time in three starts, but was charged for four runs on five hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while striking out three.
Roster move: RHP Mitch Lively released (signed with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters).

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Strasburg (L, 0-1) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K
• Solis 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Turner 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Dykstra 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Richmond scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th innings and held off a late charge to hand Harrisburg a 4-3 loss. Trea Turner drove in two with a two-out single in the 7th and put himself into scoring position with a steal but was stranded. In the 9th, he doubled with two outs and made it to third before watching the final out. He finished the matinee at 3-for-5 to lead the Sens’ 10-hit attack. Some guy named Stephen Strasburg took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out six.
Roster move: RHP Stephen Strasburg assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 1
• Giolito 4IP, 5H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Thomas (BS, 2; L, 0-4) 2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 1-4, R, 2B
• Ward 1-4, 2B, RBI

The P-Nats pitchers high-wired through six innings, trying to make a 1-0 lead stand up despite putting multiple baserunners on, until the Hillcats finally broke through for two in the 7th for the eventual 2-1 score. Lucas Giolito labored through four innings, lifted after 86 pitches as he let up five hits, walked four, and struck out six. The loss went to Justin Thomas, who gave up the tying and winning runs and five hits total over two innings. Combined, the three P-Nats pitchers walked nine and gave up 10 hits. Offensively, Potomac was held to four hits with the lone run coming on back-to-back doubles in the 2nd by Spencer Kieboom and Drew Ward.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1 (11 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Orlan (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Walsh (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gardner 2-5, 2B, RBI, CS
• Masters 1-3, 2BB

Hagerstown broke out for three in the 11th to take this one, 4-1. A single, sacrifice, and another single plated the go-ahead run while back-to-back doubles put the game away. The win went to R.C. Orlan, who struck out five of the six batters he faced in two perfect innings of relief. Jake Walsh set the side down in order in the 11th for his second save. Austen Williams started and gave up an unearned run over six innings on four hits while walking none and fanning three. Jeff Gardner went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI to lead the Suns offense.

Jun 172015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
Walters (1-1, 6.00) vs.
Farmer (6-1, 2.98)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Richmond,
12:00 p.m.
Strasburg (MLB Rehab) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 2.70)
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Giolito (2-4, 4.08) vs.
Peoples (4-3, 6.27)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (6-1, 1.96) vs.
Martinez (2-6, 7.52)


Syracuse 3 Toledo 2 (10 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Martin (W, 3-3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Burriss 1-3, BB

The Chiefs rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th and one in the 10th to win their third straight, 4-3 over the Mud Hens. Paolo Espino started but got the no-decision with seven innings of two-run ball, giving up five hits and a walk and striking out five. The win went to Rafael Martin with two perfect innings in the 9th and 10th. Ricky Hague went 2-for-4, including the game-tying RBI double in the 9th, to lead the Syracuse offense, followed by Emmanuel Burris who was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Richmond 1 Harrisburg 0
• Voth 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Demny (L, 2-3) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• D. Robinson 1-4, SB
• Severino 1-3

The Flying Squirrels broke up the Star Trek convention on the Metro Bank Park scoreboard with the one and only run in the 9th for a 1-0 win that stopped the Senators five-game win streak. Starter Austin Voth threw seven scoreless innings with just three hits and no walks allowed. He struck out three. The loss went to Paul Demny on an unearned run that scored when Harrisburg failed to turn a double play. Derrick Robinson and Pedro Severino account for the two (2) Sens hits on the night.
Roster move: SS Trea Turner assigned from Washington.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Pivetta (W, 6-4) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 7K,
• Self (H, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perez 2-4, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI

Nick Pivetta tossed seven strong innings while Adrian Sanchez made a game-saving play in the 9th as the P-Nats downed the Hillcats, 4-3. Pivetta let in two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk and struck out seven while earning his sixth win. Derek Self pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, his fourth, while Nick Lee stumbled through the 9th (a run, two walks, and a hit) to get credit for his seventh save. Stephen Perez went 2-for-4 and drove in three, including two in the 7th on a two-ouy single that broke a 2-2 tie, to lead the Potomac hit column.

Hagerstown 8 Kannapolis 4
• Reyes (W, 3-4) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, WP, BK
• Van Orden 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Gardner 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Suns lapped the Intimidators five times in the first two innings en route to an 8-4 checkered flag in Game One of their three-game series. Luis Reyes gave up a solo HR in the 4th and six hits total over his six innings of work to get the win, his third. He walked three and struck out one. Raudy Read reached base four times with a single, double, and two walks and was one of five Suns to notch multiple hits, as Hagerstown collected 13 total and walked eight times.
Roster moves: IF Carlos Lopez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Sam Johns reassigned from Auburn.

Jun 162015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-3 vs. Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.63) vs.
Greene (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (3-4, 3.56) vs.
Biagini (5-3, 1.76)
Potomac Won, 6-4 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Pivetta (5-4, 2.58) vs.
Kime (2-2, 4.55)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1;
Won, 4-3
@ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-4, 5.27) vs.
Peralta (2-5, 6.47)


Syracuse 8 Toledo 3
• Jordan (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-3, R, 3RBI
• Hague 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• Keyes 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Ricky Hague smacked a three-run HR to highlight a five-run 1st as the Chiefs won, 8-3 and secured back-to-back victories for the first since May 14-15. Taylor Jordan recovered from the astonishment of having a five-run lead to work with and went seven strong innings, with just an unearned run allowed on five hits, no walks, and five K’s. Hague and Kevin Keyes, both making their AAA debut, both went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs pounded out 10 hits total.
Roster moves: UT Ricky Hague, 1B-OF Kevin Keyes reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
While Trea Turner hasn’t been officially added to the Harrisburg roster yet, he’s in town and expected to debut tonight.
Roster moves: IF Cutter Dykstra, UT Jose Lozada reassigned from Syracuse; 2B Christopher Bostick promoted from Potomac.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 4
• Lopez (W, 4-3) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• M. Rodriguez (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Martinez 2-4, R
• Mesa 2-4
• S. Perez 2-5, R, RBI, SB, CS

Potomac stopped a two-game slide with a 6-4 win over Lynchburg. Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the 6th while winning his fourth game, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out a season-high of eight. Manny Rodriguez allowed one of three inherited runners to score in the 8th but pitched a scoreless 9th to earn his second save. Estarlin Martinez, Narciso Mesa, and Stephen Perez each singled twice while Brandon Miller homered to pace the P-Nats offense.
Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Lakewood 5 vs. Hagerstown — GAME ONE
• Purke 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Napoli (L, 2-3) 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Keller 2-3, RBI
• DeBruin 2-3

Lakewood put up crooked numbers in both the 6th and 7th innings to turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 win in the opener. Matt Purke started and went five innings, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. David Napoli took the loss and the brunt of the Blue Claws offense, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over two innings. Alec Keller and Grant DeBruin both went 2-for-3 to account for four of the eight Suns hits.

Lakewood vs. Hagerstown — GAME TWO
• M. Sanchez (W, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Amlung (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• DeBruin 2-3, R, RBI
• Dent 1-3, 2RBI

There was another 1-1 tie in Game Two, but the Suns got the better of the Blue Claws with a two in the 4th and one in the 5th, then held on for 4-3 win to split the doubleheader. Mario Sanchez got the win in a five-inning spot start, allowing both Lakewood runs on five hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. Grant DeBruin once again went 2-for-3 while Cody Dent delivered the two-run single that put Hagerstown up for good upon his rental return from Harrisburg.
Roster moves: RHPs Jefry Rodriguez, Robbie Dickey transferred to Auburn; RHPs Luis Reyes reassigned from Auburn; 3B Cody Dent reassigned from Harrisburg; LHP Jake Walsh activated from the 7-Day DL.

Jun 152015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-0;
Won, 7-4
vs. Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-3, 3.71) vs.
Melville (2-5, 5.23)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 9-7 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
TBD vs. Brown (2-6, 5.37)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Lakewood,
4:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.38) and TBD vs.
Pinto (5-2, 3.25) and Taylor (3-4, 4.73)


Columbus 3 Syracuse 0 — COMP.
• Cole (L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Billings 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• ⅓ ⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Lerud 2-4
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B

Bruce Billings and Rich Hill blanked the Clippers for five and 2/3rds innings when play picked back up, but the offense was unable to push across one run, never mind three as the Chiefs lost the completion, 3-0. Billings gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out five over four and 2/3rds. Caleb Ramsey and Steven Lerud both went 2-for-4 to account for four of the eight Syracuse hits.

Syracuse 7 Columbus 4 (7 inn.)
• McGregor (W, 4-4) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Valverde (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Syracuse rallied for four in the 3rd to turn a 2-1 disadvantage into a 5-2 lead and held on for 7-4 win to split the de facto doubleheader. Scott McGregor won for the first time in more than a month, letting in three runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. The save went to Jose Valverde, who pitched around a one-out single in the 7th. Jason Martinson hit two solo home runs and went 2-for-4, as did Darin Mastroianni, who doubled in two during the Chiefs’ four-run outburst.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 1
• Bacus (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper (H, 3) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Severino 2-4, R, 2B
• Difo 2-5, R, 2B

Harrisburg overcame an early 2-0 deficit to complete the sweep of Trenton with a 4-2 win and extend their winning streak to five games. Dakota Bacus got the “W” with five innings pitched, allowing both Thunder runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Led by Bryan Harper, three relievers combined for four scoreless innings to seal the deal. Pedro Severino and Wilmer Difo both singled, doubled, and scored a run to lead the Senators offense.
Roster move: IF Cody Dent reassigned from Hagerstown (most likely this is a stopgap until Trea Turner actually arrives).

Frederick 9 Potomac 3
• Valdez (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 7H, 9R, 7ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR
• Mapes 4⅓ IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 3-3 IR-S
• Mesa 3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2BB, RBI

The Keys scored in each of the first three innings to build a 9-4 lead and held on to take the rubber match, 9-7. Phillips Valdez was charged with all nine Frederick runs (seven earned) on seven hits and four walks over just two and 2/3rds innings. Tyler Mapes let in all three inherited runners but combined with Cody Davis to shut down the Keys the rest of the way. Potomac scored seven times on just nine hits, three of which came off the bat off Narciso Mesa, who also scored twice and drove in a run.

Lakewood vs. Hagerstown — PPD
Heavy rainfall postponed Sunday’s game against Lakewood. They’ll try to make it up with doubleheader this afternoon.
Roster move: C Jorge Tillero transferred to Auburn; IF Austin Davidson transferred from Auburn.

Jun 142015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Losing, 3-0 (Susp.) @ Columbus,
4:05 p.m.
TBD and McGregor (3-4, 3.44)
vs. TBD and Chacin (1-2, 2.75)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 vs. Trenton,
1:30 p.m.
Bacus (1-1, 4.50) vs.
Sulbaran (3-3, 4.29)
Potomac Lost, 9-3 vs. Frederick,
1:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-1, 5.02) vs.
Lee (1-2, 5.40)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-1 vs. Lakewood,
3:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.38) vs.
Pinto (5-2, 3.25)


Columbus 3 Syracuse 0 — SUSP.
• Cole 2⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR

Play was halted with one out in the bottom of the third, shortly after A.J. Cole surrendered his fifth HR in seven AAA appearances. They’ll pick it back up today and finish the game along with a second seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 1
• Bleier (W, 4-2) 7IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Solis (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• D. Robinson 2-3, 2B, SF, RBI
• Vettleson 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Harrisburg got strong pitching from start to finish and reeled off their fourth straight victory, a 4-1 decision over Trenton. Richard Bleier won his fourth game with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out three. Sammy Solis shook off his previous shellacking with two scoreless innings for his first professional save. Derrick Robinson and Drew Vettleson both went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the 10-hit Senator parade.

Frederick 9 Potomac 3
• Simms (L, 3-5) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Johansen 5BF, 1H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K
• Ward 1-3, BB, K, E
• Bostick 1-4, R, SB

It was another rough one Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lakewood 9 Hagerstown 1
• Rodriguez (L, 1-5) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Orlan 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4
• DeBruin 2-4

The BlueClaws put the game away with a five-run 7th as they eclipsed the Suns, 9-1. Jefry Rodriguez made it through five innings, coughing up four runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two. Connor Bach took the brunt of the beating, surrendering all five runs in the Lakewood 7th, including a grand slam. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Grant DeBruin both singled twice as Hagerstown totaled 10 hits but also stranded 10 baserunners.

Trea Turner Update
First, what everybody’s been wondering: According to San Antonio Missions broadcaster Mike Saeger, Turner will be joining the Harrisburg Senators today. If so, Turner’s final game was a 1-for-4 effort with a single and an RBI.

DSL Update
The D-Nats won just once this past week, a 7-0 decision over the D-Cards on Wednesday. As noted in yesterday’s GBI, 17-y.o. Omar Meregildo is putting up strong numbers early with 11 of his 14 hits coming for extra bases. Eighteen-year-old Pedro Avila struck out 10 in his second start and has 15 overall. Among the age-appropriate relievers, 19-y.o. Francys Peguero has allowed just two hits and no walks over three appearances totaling six and 2/3rds innings.

Jun 132015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Cole (0-2, 4.26) vs.
Roth (5-2, 3.42)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (3-2, 3.78) vs.
Lail (3-2, 2.53)
Potomac Won, 4-1 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Simms (3-4, 3.80) vs.
O’Brien (2-2, 5.08 @ AA)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-7 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (1-4, 7.49) vs.
Garcia (3-5, 3.58)


Columbus 4 Syracuse 2
• Walters (L, 1-1) 5+ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-2 IR-S
• Dykstra 2-2, 2BB, RBI
• Minicozzi 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The Clippers put up three in the 6th as they sailed past the Chiefs 4-2 in the series opener. Starter P.J. Walters took the loss, giving up all four Columbus runs on five hits and three walks over five-plus innings. Cutter Dykstra singled twice and walked twice to lead the Syracuse offense, which registered nine hits and four walks total but stranded 11 baserunners on the night.
Roster moves: LHP Rich Hill activated from the 7-Day DL, RHP Mitch Lively placed on the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 2
• Fister 6IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Bates (W, 2-0) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Skole 2-4, R, HR(10), 4RBI
• Goodwin 0-2, R, 2BB, 2K, SB

Matt Skole drove in all four Harrisburg runs in a 4-2 win over Trenton. The 25-y.o. corner infielder homered for the 10th time in the 7th and to give the Sens a 2-0 lead, then connected for two-run single with two outs in the 8th to plate the winning runs. Doug Fister tossed six shutout innings in a rehab start but did not receive a decision. That went to Colin Bates who got the benefit of Sens’ 8th inning response to the two runs he allowed in the top of the 8th. Gilberto Mendez shook off a leadoff single to record three outs in the 9th and earn his fifth save.
Roster moves: RHP Doug Fister assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; RHP Hector Ambriz released.

Potomac 4 Frederick 1
• Giolito (W, 2-4) 6⅓ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Lee (H, 2) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinez 3-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• S. Perez 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB

Potomac scored three times in the 5th to overcome an early 1-0 deficit en route to a 4-1 win over Frederick. Lucas Giolito pitched into the 7th for second time in seven starts, perhaps not coincidentally winning both times. The 20-y.o. scattered eight hits, walked one, and struck out five over six and a 1/3rd innings. Potomac racked up nine hits, four walks, and five steals with Estarlin Martinez going 3-for-3 with a walk and a double to lead the charge.

Lakewood 8 Hagerstown 7
• Baez 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Dickey (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, BB, K
• Keller 3-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Carey 2-2, R, 3BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, SF, 3RBI

Hagerstown came back from a 4-1 deficit to take a 6-4 lead but the ‘pen couldn’t stop Lakewood in an 8-7 loss. Joan Baez was pinched for five runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three in the no-decision. The loss went to Robbie Dickey, who let in an unearned run in his second inning of work. Alec Keller tripled once and singled twice while D.K. Carey reach based five times with three walks and two singles as the Suns scorched Lakewood pitchers for 12 hits and drew six walks.
Roster moves: RHP Sam Johns transferred to Auburn roster; LHP Connor Bach transferred from Auburn roster.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled and walked while going 1-for-3, extending his hit streak to nine games. According to the Washington Post, Turner can join the Nationals tomorrow. For folks wondering/speculating on his next stop, Syracuse returns home on Monday while Harrisburg is in the midst of a six-game, seven-day homestand. Once the trade is done, this feature will end.

Jun 122015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 (10 inn.) @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Walters (1-0, 5.14) vs.
Murata (3-2, 3.19)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Fister (MLB rehab) vs.
Ruth (4-0, 1.79)
Potomac Won, 6-3 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-4, 4.59)
vs. Horacek (4-5, 3.86)
Hagerstown Won, 7-4 (10 inn.) vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Oliver (3-4, 2.82)


Toledo 2 Syracuse 1 (10 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Davis (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-4, R, SB
• Ramsey 2-4

The Mud Hens scratched out a run in the bottom of the 10th to take the game 2-1 and the series 3-1 from the Chiefs. Paolo Espino did his part as a starter, tossing seven innings of one-run ball with one walk and five hits allowed and six strikeouts. The loss went to Erik Davis on a pair of singles sandwiched between a groundout. Jason Martinson and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-4, with Martinson scoring the lone Syracuse run.
Roster moves: OF Matt den Dekker recalled to Washington; UT Jose Lozada activated from 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 6 New Britain 2
• Spann 5⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 5BB, 4K, PO
• Simmons (W, 3-3) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 3B, OF assist at 2B
• Skole 2-4, R, 2RBI

Turnabout is fair play as the Senators drilled the Rock Cats bullpen for four runs in the 8th to take the series finale, 6-2. Matt Spann started and pitched into the 6th, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and five walks (one intentional) while striking out four over five and 2/3rds. James Simmons followed him, stranding three in the 6th and blanking New Britain for two innings to earn the win, his third. Matt Skole and Brian Goodwin both went 2-for-4, while Drew Vettleson’s Earl Weaver special (a three-run HR) highlighted Harrisburg’s rally in the 8th.
Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis optioned from Washington; 2B Tony Renda traded to New York (A.L.)

Potomac 6 Carolina 3
• Pivetta (W, 5-4) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 4K
• Suero (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bostick 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Manuel 2-4, R, RBI
• Mesa 2-4, 2RBI

Four-run rallies were de rigeur on Thursday with Potomac’s coming in the 6th at Five-County Stadium en route to a 6-3 win in the series finale vs. Carolina. Nick Pivetta, who was named to the Carolina League All-Star team yesterday along with Spencer Kieboom, tied for the team lead in wins with his 5th as he let in all three Mudcat runs over six innings on seven hits and five walks. Wander Suero, who also has five wins, notched his second save with three scoreless innings of relief. Christopher Bostick and John Wooten both homered as the P-Nats racked up a baker’s dozen of hits.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez transferred to Auburn; RHP Jake Johansen activated from 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 7 Delmarva 4 (10 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, WP
• Van Orden (W, 3-1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 2WP
• Keller 2-4, 3R, 3B, BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, 3RBI

The Suns rallied for four in the 10th to snap a 3-3 tie and prevent a three-game sweep. All-Star Austen Williams started and allowed all three Shorebird runs on five hits and a walk while fanning five over six innings. All-Star Drew Van Orden finished the game with four scoreless innings of relief to get the win, No. 3 on the season. Alec Keller scored three times while going 2-for-4 while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz drove in three while going 2-for-5 as Hagerstown scored seven times on just six hits, “thanks” to four Delmarva errors.
Roster moves: RHP Luis Reyes transferred to Auburn roster; C Raudy Read activated from 7-Day DL.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-5 in the Missions’ 8-4 loss on Thursday.

Jun 112015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-7 @ Columbus,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.74) vs.
Anderson, Co (1-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Won, 9-6 @ New Britain,
10:35 a.m.
Spann (1-0, 0.64) vs.
Carpenter (4-5, 3.84)
Potomac Lost, 11-3 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Pivetta (4-4, 2.39) vs.
Webster (2-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (6-1, 1.65) vs.
Gonzalez (3-4, 5.20)


Toledo 11 Syracuse 7
• Jordan (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 6H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 3K, 2HBP, HR
• Lively 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mastroianni 3-6, R, HR, 3RBI
• Minicozzi 1-2, R, 2BB

Syracuse scored seven times in the first four innings, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Toledo’s eight-run outburst in the 2nd in an eventual 11-7 loss. Taylor Jordan was dismantled for all eight runs in the 2nd on six hits, a walk, and two hit batsmen over just an inning and a 1/3rd for his third loss. Darin Mastroianni smacked a three-run HR that briefly gave the Chiefs a 3-0 lead and was 3-for-6 overall. Syracuse drew nine walks, which helped them to score seven times on just eight hits but also contributed to 12 men left on base.

New Britain 9 Harrisburg 6
• Voth 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 8K, 2HR
• Solis 3BF, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K
• Skole 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI, 2K
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Difo 3-5, 2R

Harrisburg struck for three runs in the 1st and 3rd innings and ended a seven-game slide with a 9-6 win over New Britain. Austin Voth turned in a quality start of three runs on four hits over six innings, though he did give up two home runs. Matt Skole was a triple shy of the cycle with a 3-for-5 night, connecting for a three-run blast in the 3rd that gave the Sens a 6-0 lead. Wilmer Difo was also 3-for-5 as the Sens racked up 14 hits total.

Carolina 11 Potomac 3
• Lopez (L, 3-3) 2+ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K
• Thomas 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinez 3-4
• Ballou 2-4, RBI

It was 9-0 before Potomac finally got on the board in an 11-2 loss to Carolina. Reynaldo Lopez was eviscerated for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over two-plus innings as he lost for the third time in four starts. The P-Nats offense generated 12 hits, but only one came in ten chances with a runner on second or third as they stranded 14 on the night. Estarlin Martinez led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, while John Wooten, Brandon Miller, and Isaac Ballou each singled twice.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 1
• Reyes (L, 2-4) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HBP, WP
• Cooper 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Keller 1-4, R, 3B
• DeBruin 1-3

A leadoff triple in the 1st and an RBI groundout plated the lone Hagerstown run, preventing a shutout as Delmarva scored six unanswered runs for a 6-1 win. Starter and loser Luis Reyes put 12 runners on base over five innings with seven hits, three walks, and two hit batsman and five of them came around to score. Grant DeBruin singled in the 8th for the only other hit by the Suns.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled twice in five trips to the plate to push his latest hit streak to seven games in a 5-3 Missions loss.

Jun 102015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-5;
Won, 7-4
@ Toledo,
7:00 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 2.14) vs.
Melville (2-5, 5.03)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (2-4, 3.47) vs.
Flemer (1-2, 3.38)
Potomac Lost, 14-10 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Lopez (3-2, 3.69) vs.
Waszak (2-4, 2.96)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-3, 5.08) vs.
Long (0-1, 4.50)


Toledo 6 Syracuse 5 — GAME ONE
• McGregor 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Grace (H, 1; L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Lisson 2-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, 2R, 2B

A 5-4 lead was too small for the Chiefs ‘pen to hold as they gave up a pair in the bottom of the 7th to lose the opener, 6-5. Scott McGregor got his second straight no-decision with four runs allowed over six innings on five hits and two walks. The loss went to Matt Grace with an “assist” from Mitch Lively, who let in both inherited runners on a two-out, two-run walkoff double.

Toledo 6 Syracuse 5 — GAME TWO
• Billings 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K
• Martin (W, 2-3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Burriss 1-2, R, 2BB, CS
• Ramsey 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Minicozzi 2-4, 2B

Syracuse blew a 4-0 lead in the middle innings but answered Toledo’s four-run 4th with a three-run 5th and held on for a 7-4 win in the nightcap. Bruce Billings started and gave up all four Mud Hens runs on six hits and a walk over four innings. Rafael Martin pitched two scoreless innings for the win while Jose Valverde worked around an error in the 7th to earn the save. Mark Minicozzi and Caleb Ramsey both singled and doubled to lead Syracuse’s ten-hit parade.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4
• Bacus 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Ambriz (BS, 3; L, 1-3) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• D. Robinson 2-2, R, 2BB, RBI, 2SB
• Renda 2-5, RBI, CS

The Sens tailspin was extended to seven straight with yet another bullpen implosion as the Rock Cats got one in the 8th and two in the 9th for a 5-4 walkoff. Dakota Bacus turned in a quality start of two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings for his second no-decision in four AA starts. Hector Ambriz stranded three while getting the last out of the 8th but was dinged for two of his own in the 9th to suffer his third blown save and third loss. Derrick Robinson walked twice, singled twice, and stole two bases to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Carolina 14 Potomac 10
• Valdez 4IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Lee (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅓ IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Bostick 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Ballou 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Mesa 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Both teams had seven-run innings, but the Mudcats’ TD in the 8th turned a 10-7 deficit into the winning score of 14-10 over the P-Nats. Phillips Valdez started and let in four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over four innings. Four relievers followed, but none of them could keep Carolina from scoring. Nick Lee retired just one of seven batters faced and was charged with a blown save and a loss. Spencer Kieboom was the beer man as the only batter not to hit safely (though he walked twice) as the Potomac offense compiled 12 hits and five walks, led by Christopher Bostick’s 3-for-5 night.

Delmarva 7 Hagerstown 1
• Purke (L, 1-2) 4IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• M. Sanchez 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K, HR, BK
• Carey 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4

After getting a gift of the leadoff batter making the first out of the game at 3rd base with nobody out, Matt Purke gave it back with an error on a pickoff attempt and two walks in Delmarva’s four-run 1st as the Shorebirds beat the Suns, 7-1. Purke would recover to throw three scoreless and finish with four runs allowed on five hits and three walks. Mario Sanchez finished the game, letting in three on four hits over four innings. The Suns totaled ten hits, but six came with two out in the inning, including Matt Reistetter’s RBI single to break up the shutout in the 7th. RHP Austen Williams, RHP Drew Van Orden and 3B Grant DeBruin were named to the 2015 Sally League All-Star Game, to be held June 23rd in Asheville, NC.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled, tripled, and drove in three while going 2-for-5 in San Antonio’s 8-4 win on Tuesday.