May 272015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
McGregor (3-3, 3.35) vs.
Bowden (3-1, 1.97)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (3-0, 2.48) vs.
Biagini (2-3, 1.76)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Spann (0-4, 4.66) and
Mapes (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Rico (2-2, 2.70) and
Mills (2-3, 3.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-3 @ Greensboro,
12:30 p.m.
Reyes (1-3, 5.44) vs.
Cavanerio (0-1, 3.21)


Norfolk 3 Syracuse 1
• Lively (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Fornataro 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 1-3, R, BB, 2SB
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B, RBI, OF assist at HP

The Chiefs bats were held to just three hits in a 3-1 loss to the Tides. Mitch Lively was the first of five pitchers to take the mound and the loser for allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with two K’s. Eric Fornataro followed with two scoreless, while Erik Davis let in the third Norfolk run in his two frames. Emmanuel Burriss singled, walked, and stole two bases while scoring the sole Syracuse run. Tony Gwynn Jr. drove him in with a double in the 1st while Josh Johnson accounted for the third and final hit in 9th.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 3
• Bacus (L, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Mendez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Robinson 3-4, SB
• Hague 0-2, R, 2BB

Richmond exploded for five runs in the 3rd and cruised to a 6-3 win over Harrisburg. Dakota Bacus took the loss in his second AA start, charged with all six runs on seven hits (including a three-run HR) over five innings. He walked two and struck out three. Gilberto Mendez tossed two scoreless innings and Brian Dupra one to keep the Sens within striking distance. Derrick Robinson led the Harrisburg offense with three singles and a stolen base, but the rest of the lineup managed just five hits and left on 12 baserunners.
LHP Richard Bleier was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week.

Potomac — OFF DAY
After a drive-by, three-game homestand last week, the last-place P-Nats are in town for eight games in seven days, beginning with a doubleheader tonight (weather permitting) against the first-place Blue Rocks.

Hagerstown 10 Greensboro 3
• Dickey 2⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Cooper (W, 1-2) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Van Orden (SV, 2) 4IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Carey 2-4, 2R, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• DeBruin 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Read 0-2, R, 3BB, 2GIDP

Dale Carey homered twice and drove in three as the Suns scored the last seven runs in a 10-3 win over the Grasshoppers. Robbie Dickey was activated shortly before the game but was ineffective, giving up all three Greensboro runs on six hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds innings. The win went to Andrew Cooper, who stranded two in the 3rd and went two and a 1/3rd innings total. Expected starter Drew Van Orden tossed four shutout innings for the rulebook save. Grant DeBruin was the only other Hagerstown batter to record multiple hits, thanks the Grasshopper pitchers issuing nine walks to enable ten runs to score on just eight hits.
Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams reassigned to XST, RHP Robbie Dickey reassigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled and doubled and stole a base for a 2-for-4 night, a 12-game hit streak, and a 25-game on-base streak.

May 262015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-2 @ Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
Lively (0-0, 1.85) vs.
McFarland (1-2, 4.24)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Lujan (1-4, 5.59)
Potomac Lost, 3-0 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Van Orden (2-1, 2.67) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.50)


Norfolk 7 Syracuse 2
• T. Hill (L, 3-2) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Rivero ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Johnson 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• den Dekker 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI

A five-run 8th turned the, um, tide of a 2-1 game as Norfolk defeated Syracuse, 7-2. The loss went to Taylor Hill despite pitching into the 7th and letting in just two runs on eight hits and a walk. Manny Delcarmen retired just one of four batters faced in the 8th while Rich Hill prevented none of three inherited runners from scoring and let in two more to put the game away for the Tides. Four Chiefs recorded multiple hits but just three came with RISP as the team left on 14 runners.

Harrisburg 3 New Britain 2
• Voth 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Simmons (W, 2-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Keyes 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lisson 2-4, R

Harrisburg closed out its seven-game homestand with another one-run victory, this one a 3-2 decision against New Britain. Drew Vettleson drove in two in the 7th to plate the tying and winning runs and make a winner out of James Simmons. Austin Voth started and went the first five innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out five. Abel De Los Santos and Hector Ambriz each threw a 1-2-3 inning to earn the hold and save respectively. Kevin Keyes singled, walked, and doubled to pace the Senators offense.
Roster move: RHP Paolo Espino reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 3 Potomac 0
• Giolito (L, 1-3) 5IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Thomas 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Miller 1-3, 3B
• Manuel 1-2, HBP

Giolito may very well master the National League someday, but first he needs to get past the Carolina League. Myrtle Beach jumped on the Nats top prospect for three runs early, connecting for four extra-base hits in the first two innings and six hits total over five innings as Giolito suffered his third loss in four starts. The Potomac offense was limited to just four baserunners in nine innings. Craig Manuel was the sole P-Nat to reach base twice with a 6th-inning single and a hit-by-pitch in the 8th.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 2
• Williams (W, 6-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Masters 3-4, 2R, 2B
• Read 1-4, 2B, SB

Hagerstown answered Greensboro’s two-run 2nd with two in the and added single runs in the 7th and 8th innings en route to a 4-2 win in the series opener. Austen Williams won his team-high sixth game with a quality start of two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Mario Sanchez finished the game with three scoreless for his second save. David Masters collected multiple hits for the third straight game, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored though the Suns did whiff 11 times and walked just once.
Roster moves: 1B Jose Marmolejos-Diaz, C Jorge Tillero reassigned to XST; C Raudy Read activated from 7-Day DL; IF Carlos Lopez reassigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Keep both hands on the keyboard while you read that Turner went 1-for-3 in both games of the San Antonio-Frisco doubleheader to extend his hit streak to 11 games and his on-base streak to 24 games.

May 252015
 

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Norfolk,
4:05 p.m.
T. Hill (3-1, 4.57) vs.
Davies (1-3, 3.03)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 (10 inn.) vs. New Britain,
1:30 p.m.
Voth (2-2, 3.89) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 3.72)
Potomac Won, 1-0 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-2, 4.67) vs.
Tseng (1-2, 5.26)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-13 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (5-1, 1.47) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.50)


Indianapolis 5 Syracuse 4
• Espino (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K; 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Valverde 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Butler 3-4, R, 3B, RBI
• den Dekker 1-3, BB, RBI

Paolo Espino pitched seven scoreless innings and hit a three-run HR as the Chiefs stopped their seven-game slide with a 5-3 win over the Indians. Called up from Harrisburg to replace Taylor Jordan, Espino allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out three and earned the win. Dan Butler led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, adding a triple and a run scored as well as an RBI as Syracuse made the most of their eight hits and two walks.
Roster moves: RHP Taylor Jordan recalled to Washington, RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington; RHP Paolo Espino, OF Caleb Ramsey reassigned from Harrisburg; OF Kila Ka‘aihue released.

Harrisburg 2 New Britain 1 (10 inn.)
• Bates 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Ambriz (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Pleffner 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Skole 1-2, BB, SF, RBI

Shawn Pleffner’s second double of the afternoon was the difference as the Senators edged the Rock Cats in 10 innings, 2-1. It was just the fifth hit for Harrisburg, with Matt Skole’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd providing the other run. Colin Bates made the spot start in place of Paolo Espino and turned in five innings of one-run ball. Sam Runion and Paul Demny followed with two scoreless innings apiece before giving way to Hector Ambriz, who struck out two in the 10th and got the win.
Roster move: OF Drew Vettleson activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 1 Myrtle Beach 0
• Pivetta (W, 3-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Self (H, 3) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lee (SV, 4) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-4
• Mesa 1-3, R, 3B

Three P-Nats pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout of the Pelicans by the minimum score of 1-0. Nick Pivetta went the first six, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out four. Derek Self got his third hold in four appearances with two hits let up over an inning and 2/3rds while Nick Lee stranded a runner in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 4th save in as many chances. Narciso Mesa tripled with one out in the 3rd and came home on a sacrifice fly by Christopher Bostick for the game’s only run.

Lexington 14 Hagerstown 13 (10 inn.)
• Rodriguez 4IP, 8H, 10R, 9ER, 4BB, 0K, HR
• Bach 3⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Napoli (L, 2-2) 1⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 5BB, 1K
• Gardner 4-5, 2R, 3B, BB
• Masters 2-4, 3R, HR, 2RBI
• Tillero 2-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI

Three straight walks with one out (two intentional) put Lexington on top 14-13 in the bottom of the 10th, earning the Legends a series split. David Napoli walked five total over one and 2/3rds innings to take the loss. The Suns were unable to hold leads of 9-8 and 13-10 after rallying from a 7-1 deficit after the 1st. Starter Jefry Rodriguez was pounded yet again: 10 runs on eight hits and four walks with zero (0) strikeouts. Jeff Gardner led Hagerstown’s 17-hit attack with two runs, three singles, a triple, and a walk, going 4-for-5 overall.

Trea Turner Update
The hit streak for Turner is now at nine with a 2-for-4 game on Sunday, pushing his batting average to a season-high .340

May 232015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (1-3, 4.29) vs.
Sampson (3-3, 2.61)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 vs. New Britain,
6:30 p.m.
Bleier (2-0, 3.43) vs.
Carle (5-1, 3.95)
Potomac Lost, 8-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Mapes (0-0, 3.75) vs.
Blackburn (2-2, 5.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez, P (4-2, 1.22) vs.
Rodgers (1-3, 2.67)


Indianapolis 6 Syracuse 4
• McGregor (L, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Delcarmen ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Burriss 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Stewart 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB

It was a battle of attrition between the Indianapolis and Syracuse bullpens in a 6-4 win by the visitors. Starter Scott McGregor took the loss with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. Four relievers followed and none of them could prevent the Indians from scoring over the final two and 2/3rds innings. Emmanuel Burriss singled, walked, homered, and scored two runs while Ian Stewart walked twice and doubled once to pace the Chiefs offense.
Roster moves: OF Tony Gwynn Jr. activated from TIL; UT Jose Lozada placed on 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 1 New Britain 0
• Bleier (W, 3-0) 8IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Ambriz (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• D. Robinson 2-4, R, SB
• Lisson 1-2, BB, RBI

Two veteran pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Senators blanked the Rock Cats, 1-0. Richard Bleier gave up both hits and just one walks over eight innings while fanning seven to win his third game for Harrisburg. Hector Ambriz struck out the side — twice looking — on just 13 pitches to nail down the game and earn the save. Mario Lisson’s RBI single in the 3rd plated Derrick Robinson, who led the Senators hit column with a 2-for-4 night.
Roster move: RHP Sam Runion reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 8 Potomac 4
• Lopez (L, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, WP
• K. Perez 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Miller 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Bostick 2-5, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Ballou 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Reynaldo Lopez gave up five runs for the first time in more than two years and suffered his first loss as the Pelicans doubled up the P-Nats, 8-4. All his runs came in the 3rd on four hits (five total) and a walk (on seven pitches) as Myrtle Beach chased Lopez with two outs in the inning. Potomac homered three times with the bases empty and was unable to get the clutch hit (1-for-7 RISP) as the P-Nats scored just four times on 11 hits and three walks and left nine men on base.
Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from Syracuse.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 1
• Reyes (L, 1-3) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Mooneyham 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, WP, HBP
• DeBruin 2-4
• Davidson 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The Legends scored three times in the 3rd and never trailed as they evened the four-game series at one apiece with a 5-1 win over the Suns. Luis Reyes suffered the loss, letting in four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. Brett Mooneyham finished the game with one run charged on two hits and three walks. Hagerstown outhit Lexington 9-7 with Grant DeBruin (2-for-4), D.K. Carey (1-for-3, BB), and Austin Davidson (same) each reaching base twice.

Trea Turner Update
The hits keep coming for Turner, who went 1-for-3 with two walks in a 4-3 San Antonio loss.

May 222015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (3-2, 3.20) vs.
Volstad (1-1, 4.06)
Harrisburg Won, 9-2 vs. New Britain,
6:30 p.m.
Bleier (2-0, 3.43) vs.
Carle (5-1, 3.95)
Potomac Won, 11-1 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Lopez (2-0, 0.53) vs.
Underwood (4-0, 1.09)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 5.20) vs. TBD


Syracuse — OFF DAY
The Chiefs resume their six-game homestand with a weekend series against the Indians before heading to Norfolk and Durham next week to close out the month of May.
Roster move: LHP Felipe Rivero optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 9 Binghamton 2
• Bacus (W, 1-0) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• De Los Santos 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• D. Robinson 4-5, 2R, SB
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, CS
• Renda 2-4, 4R, BB, HR, 3RBI

Harrisburg’s offense continues to roll with a 9-2 win over Binghamton. Dakota Bacus, the reigning Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, didn’t skip a beat as he spun a quality start of two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings to win his AA debut. Derrick Robinson singled four times while Tony Renda scored four times while homering for the first time in 2015. Every position player hit safely as the Senators pounded out a season-high 16 hits.
Roster move: RHP Casey Janssen rehab assignment ended.

Potomac 11 Carolina 1
• Simms (W, 1-4) 6⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Thomas 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ballou 3-5, 2R, 3B, 3RBI
• Perez 2-4, 3R, 2BB, RBI
• Miller 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI

In his previous four starts, John Simms had five runs scored for him. Last night, Potomac more than doubled that total with an 11-1 demoliton to complete the three-game sweep of Carolina. Simms threw his third straight quality start, dinged for home run in the 4th and five hits total as he pitched a season-best six and 2/3rds innings for his first “W” of the year. Isaac Ballou scored twice, drove in three, and went 3-for-5 with a triple to lead the Potomac onslaught of 11 hits and ten walks.

Hagerstown 3 Lexington 2
• Van Orden (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, BB, K, HR
• Sanchez (H, 1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Dent 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• DeBruin 1-3, 2R, HR, RBI

Hagerstown posted a picket fence with single runs in the 4th, 5th, and 6th and held off a late Lexington charge for a 3-2 win. Starter and winning pitcher Drew Van Orden returned to the rotation with one hit and one walk allowed over five innings. Unfortunately, that one hit was a solo HR in the 4th, which Suns batters Cody Dent and Grant DeBruin matched in the 5th and 6th innings. Mario Sanchez gave up an unearned run over two and a 1/3rd innings to earn the hold while David Napoli got the last four outs to pick up the save.

Trea Turner Update
Thursday’s game between San Antonio and Corpus Christi was rained out.

May 212015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 10-1 vs. Binghamton,
6:30 p.m.
Bacus (AA Debut) vs.
Cessa (3-2, 2.97)
Potomac Won, 4-3 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-4, 5.60) vs.
Carlos (0-6, 4.23)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Van Orden (1-1, 2.86) vs. TBD


Lehigh Valley 2 Syracuse 1
• Lively 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Delcarmen (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, BB, K
• Minicozzi 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Mastroianni 1-3, 2B, BB

If you got up to hit the concessions in the 6th, you missed all the scoring as Lehigh Valley got their two in the top half while Syracuse responded with one in the bottom half. Manny Delcarmen suffered the loss, giving up both runs on two hits and walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Mark Minicozzi homered for the sole Chiefs run.

Harrisburg 10 Binghamton 1
• Spann (W, 1-0) 7IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HBP
• Janssen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• D. Robinson 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, BB, 2RBI

Matt Spann is winless at High-A, but unbeaten at AAA and now AA as the southpaw turned in seven strong innings in a 10-1 Harrisburg blowout win. Spann gave up the one B-Mets runs on seven hits and no walks, striking out three, though he the same batter twice. The Senators put up crooked numbers in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to turn a 3-1 game into a laugher as they pounded out 11 hits, including three doubles (Derrick Robinson, Ricky Hague, Brian Jeroloman), a triple (Caleb Ramsey), and a homer (Mario Lisson).
Roster moves: RHP Dakota Bacus, LHP Matthew Spann reassigned to Harrisburg; RHPs Brian Rauh, Tim Alderson placed on the 7-Day DL

Potomac 4 Carolina 3
• Giolito (W, 1-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 9K, WP
• Davis (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Ward 2-3, R, BB
• Kieboom 2-4, 2B, RBI

The breaks evened out for Lucas Giolito and the P-Nats as they edged the Mudcats, 4-3. Giolito gave up all three runs over seven strong innings on six hits, but with no walks and nine strikeouts, including four in the 6th when a wild pitch to the leadoff man got turned into an earned but unlucky run when followed by a single and a two-run triple that put him behind 3-2. Potomac tied the game in the 6th with a walk and two infield singles. Stephen Perez got the Homer Simpson RBI with a bases-loaded HBP in the 7th. Derek Self pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Cody Davis worked around a walk in the 9th to pick up the save.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez reassigned from XST.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 2
• Williams 5⅔ IP, 6H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Bach (BS, 1) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Amlung (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K 3-0 IR-S
• Keller 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Middleton 2-4, R, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, R, BB, SB

The Hagerstown ‘pen blew a 2-0 lead but the bats came alive in the 8th for 5-2 win to complete the sweep of Greensboro. Austen Williams pitched five and 2/3rds of shutout ball with six hits and three walks allowed and five K’s. The win went to Justin Amlung who stranded three in the top of the 8th and pitched a scoreless 9th. All three Suns runs in the 8th came after two outs, highlighted by Osvaldo Abreu’s two-run double.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in a 2-0 San Antonio win.

May 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1;
Lost, 5-4
vs. Lehigh Valley,
1:05 p.m.
Lively (0-0, 2.21) vs.
A. Vasquez (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-6 vs. Binghamton,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Cessa (3-2, 2.97)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (0-2, 5.23)
vs. Walters (1-0, 2.41)
Hagerstown Won, 7-2 vs. Greensboro,
10:35 a.m.
Williams (5-1, 1.69) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.60)


Lehigh Valley 2 Syracuse 1 — COMP.
• Meek (L, 2-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K

The Iron Pigs wasted no time in finishing off the Chiefs in the completion of Monday night’s game, scoring one run in the top of the 10th off reliever Evan Meek on a single, sacrifice, and a two-out single by pinch-hitter Russ Canzler. Syracuse went in order in the bottom of the 10th on a flyout and two groundouts.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 4
• T. Hill 4IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K
• Rivero (L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• den Dekker 2-4
• Dykstra 2-4, RBI

Syracuse rallied to tie the game with a four-run 4th, but lost the battle of the bullpens again as Lehigh Valley took the regularly scheduled game, 5-4. Taylor Hill was strafed for 11 hits over four innings and let in the first four runs by the Iron Pigs. Felipe Rivero gave up what would prove to be the gamewinner on a one-out double in the 7th to lose for the second time. Matt den Dekker and Cutter Dykstra both went 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs offense, which totaled nine hits and five walks.

Binghamton 7 Harrisburg 6
• Espino 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Simmons (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 3BF, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Skole 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, R

The B-Mets blistered the Sens ‘pen for four runs in the top of 7th, turning a 5-3 deficit into a 7-5 lead. Harrisburg got one back in the 9th and put the tying run on 3rd and the winning run on 2nd before shallow flyout and a strikeout stranded them for the eventual 7-6 loss. Paolo Espino allowed the first three Binghamton run on six hits and no walks and struck out five over six innings. The loss went to James Simmons, who failed to retire any of the three batters he faced to begin the 7th. Matt Skole homered twice and drove in three while Shawn Pleffner went 2-for-4 with a run scored to power the Harrisburg offense.
Roster moves: IF Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington, IF Adrian Sanchez activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Carolina 2
• Pivetta (W, 2-3) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
• Johansen (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, IBB, K
• Lee (SV, 3) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Perez 1-3, R, BB, SB
• Ballou 1-3, BB

Potomac scratched out three runs to Carolina’s two for a 3-2 win in a sloppy, error-filled affair. Nick Pivetta went a season-long seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked none and struck out six while picking up his second win. Jake Johansen pitched out of a three-base error by Isaac Ballou (changed to a triple afterwards) in the 8th for the hold while Nick Lee got the final two outs in the 9th for the save. Stephen Perez and Isaac Ballou both went 1-for-3 with a walk as the P-Nats were held to just six hits total.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 2
• Rodriguez (W, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Mooneyham (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Masters 2-3, 2R, BB
• Dent 2-4, 3RBI, OF assist at HP
• Reistetter 2-5, 2R, RBI

The Suns broke open a 3-1 game with a four-run 7th and cruised to a 7-2 win over Greensboro. The win was Hagerstown’s third straight and got them back to .500 for the first time since April 21. Jefry Rodriguez gave up just an unearned run on four hits over six innings for his first win and first quality start of 2015. Brett Mooneyham (2IP) and Sam Johns (1IP) closed it out. David Masters, Cody Dent, and Matt Reistetter each had a pair of singles as the Suns racked up 10 hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in San Antonio’s 6-2 loss to Midland.

May 192015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Tied, 1-1 (Susp.) vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:05 p.m.
TBD and T. Hill (3-1, 4.14) vs.
TBD and Morgan (0-4, 4.35)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Binghamton,
6:30 p.m.
Rauh (1-3, 5.06) vs.
Lara, R (3-1, 2.51)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (1-3, 1.42) vs.
Waszak (1-1, 3.86)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-3, 6.60) vs.
Adames (1-2, 2.45)


Lehigh Valley 1 Syracuse 1 — COMP.
• Jordan 9IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, 92-68 PIT-K
• Ka‘aihue 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The self-proclaimed purists will have to enjoy a night where Taylor Jordan’s inability to hit helped contribute to a 1-1 tie after nine innings, spoiling what should have been a complete-game win. Jordan gave up a run in the 1st then shut down the Iron Pigs for eight innings — retiring 16 of 17 at one point — for a nine-inning no-decision, with one run allowed on six hits and no walks. Kila Ka‘aihue’s solo HR in the 4th was one of just five hits mustered by the other eight batters in the lineup. Rain halted play in the top of the 10th.
Roster moves: RHP Erik Davis optioned from Washington; OF Tony Gwynn Jr. placed on the 3-Day temporary inactive list; LHP Felipe Rivero assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab; UT Jose Lozada activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
After a 1-3 road trip to New Jersey, the Senators return to City Island for six games against Binghamton and New Britain.

Potomac — OFF DAY
Dakota Bacus was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for his two wins against Frederick last week. Potomac returns for a three-game pitstop against Carolina before heading back out on the road for four against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans over the long weekend.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 0
• Valdez (W, 4-2) 7IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Amlung 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Carey 2-3, R, SB
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2B, BB

Greensboro broke up the no-hit bid with a two-out, two-strike double in a 5-0 shutout win by Hagerstown. Phillips Valdez no-hit the Grasshoppers for seven innings and Justin Amlung retired the first five batters he faced before losing the no-no. Valdez walked two and hit a batter while lowering his ERA to 1.22, second-best in the Sally League. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Osvaldo Abreu both singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Suns offense, which scored all five runs in the 1st and racked up 11 hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner walked, singled, drove in a run, stole a base, and elevated expectations with his five-game hit streak and an 18-game on-base streak. For those wondering, Syracuse is on the road in Columbus while Harrisburg is home against Trenton when the trade is expected to become official next month.

May 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 2.45) vs.
Aumont (1-1, 1.36)
Harrisburg Won, 10-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 1.50) vs.
Mader (2-3, 5.70)


Charlotte 7 Syracuse 1
• Billings (L, 1-3) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinson 1-3, 2B
• Minicozzi 1-4, R, 2B

The Chiefs led 1-0 early but the Knights scored seven unanswered runs to take the game, 7-1 and the series, 2-1. Bruce Billings took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Syracuse was held to just five hits, scoring the lone run on an infield groundout after loading the bases on an error, a hit batsman, and a single by Matt den Dekker. Jason Martinson and Mark Minicozzi both doubled while Steven Lerud and Darin Mastroianni notched the other two singles.

Harrisburg 10 Trenton 4
• Bleier (W, 2-0) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Pleffner 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Lisson 2-5, R, RBI

Trenton got to the Sens early with three in the 1st, but Harrisburg answered with 10 runs, beginning with five in the 4th as they built a lead big enough for the bullpen to hold and prevented a sweep with a 10-4 win. Richard Bleier recovered to record five scoreless after the 1st for a line of three runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings pitched. Shawn Pleffner, Brian Goodwin, and Mario Lisson each had two hits as the Sens made the Thunder pay for issuing seven walks to score 10 times on just nine hits, with just one for extra bases (Pleffner’s double).

Frederick 3 Potomac 2
• Lopez 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Thomas (BS, 1; L, 0-3) ⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Bostick 2-4, 2-2B, BB
• Miller 1-2, 2BB

Reynaldo Lopez’s scoreless inning streak ended at 13 but the bullpen couldn’t hold his 2-1 lead after six as the Keys edged the P-Nats, 3-2. Lopez finished with one run let in on five hits and two walks as he struck out four. Justin Thomas took the loss as he gave up a single-double-double sequence with one out in the 7th as he retired just two of six batters faced. Christopher Bostick doubled twice, walked once, and was stranded three times, along with eight other baserunners as Potomac was 0-for-7 with RISP and left on 11 men.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 4
• Reyes (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Orlan (SV, 4) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Gardner 2-3, R, SF, 2RBI
• DeBruin 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, R

Jeff Gardner’s two-out single in the 6th turned a no-decision into a win for Luis Reyes as the Suns edged the Power, 5-4 and took the five-game series, 3-2. Reyes allowed all four West Virginia runs on five hits and two walks over six innings and was not coming out to pitch the 7th when Hagerstown rallied for their 5th and final run. Gardner singled twice as did “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz while Gavin DeBruin doubled twice to lead the 11-hit parade for the Suns.
Roster move: C Raudy Read placed on the 7-Day DL; C Jorge Tillero assigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner homered (#2), singled and stole a base (#7) to go 2-for-5 with two RBI (nos. 18 and 19) in San Antonio’s 5-3 win over Midland.

May 172015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Charlotte,
2:05 p.m.
Billings (1-2, 3.82) vs.
Beck (2-1, 3.90)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Trenton,
1:00 p.m.
Ross (2-1, 2.54) vs.
Niebla (AA debut)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Frederick,
2:00 p.m.
Lopez (2-0, 0.00) vs.
Hess (2-2, 5.05)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 (12 inn.) vs. West Virginia,
3:05 p.m.
Reyes, L (0-2, 5.04) vs.
Coley (5-1, 2.25)


Charlotte 2 Syracuse 1
• McGregor 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, HR, HBP
• Delcarmen (L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, 4BB, 0K
• Hill 0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Burriss 1-3, R, CS
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B

For the second time this week, Rich Hill couldn’t get the job done, letting in the winning run on a single to the first batter he faced as Charlotte edged Syracuse, 2-1 to walk off in the 9th. The loss went to Manny Delcarmen, who walked four (one intentionally) over an inning and a 1/3rd. Scott McGregor started and gave up the first run on leadoff HR in the 1st and eight hits total over seven innings. Emmanuel Burriss broke up the no-hitter with a one-out single in the 6th, followed by a Tony Gwynn Jr. double. Darin Mastroianni grounded out to drive in the sole Chiefs run, the first of 11 straight Syracuse batter to be retired to finish the game.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 4
• Janssen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Voth 3⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Ambriz (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Lisson 2-4, R
• Difo 2-4
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI

The Senators late-inning collapses continued with a 4-1 lead turned into a 5-4 loss by newcomer Hector Ambriz. Casey Janssen got in his work early, “starting” the game with a scoreless 1st before Austin Voth came on in “relief,” allowing a run on four hits over three and 2/3rds before a 95-minute rain delay in the bottom of the 5th. Kevin Keyes smacked a grand slam in the 6th to give Harrisburg a 4-1 lead that evaporated in the 9th with the coup de grace coming on a two-out, three-run HR off the bat of Dan Fiorito.

Potomac 5 Frederick 2
• Bacus (W, 2-0) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Mapes 4BF, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Mesa 2-5, R, CS
• Wooten 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Miller 2-4, RBI

Potomac scored early and often (how novel) in a 5-2 win over Frederick. Dakota Bacus tossed six shutout innings to win for the second time in as many starts against the Keys, letting up four hits and two walks while matching his season high of seven strikeouts. Tyler Mapes became the latest victim of the “GBI curse” as he was not so good in giving up four hits to four batters faced without getting an out. The P-Nats pounded out 11 hits total, with Narciso Mesa, John Wooten, and Brandon Miller each connecting for two.
Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned to Potomac.

West Virginia 7 Hagerstown 6 (12 inn.)
• Sanchez 4IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Napoli (L, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Carey 3-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gardner 2-5, R, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, RBI

A pitcher’s duel early turned into a slugfest late as the Power outlasted the Suns, 7-6 in 12 innings. West Virginia scored single runs in the 6th and 7th innings to take a 3-1 lead. D.K. Carey’s two-run HR in the bottom of the 8th snapped a five-inning hitless streak and tied the game at 3-3. The Power answered with two in the top of the 9th to take a 5-3 lead but the Suns rallied again to tie it 5-5 and send it into extras. After swapping zeroes in the 10th and 11th, West Virginia took a 7-5 lead in the 12th and Hagerstown got three singles in the space of four batters to score the 6th run but a double-play ball ended the comeback bid and the game. David Napoli took the loss, allowing the final two Power runs on four hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds, while Mario Sanchez made the spot start with one run allowed on five hits over four innings.
RHPs Robbie Dickey and Andrew Cooper were activated and deactivated (respectively and vice-versa) prior to the game without further explanation.

Trea Turner Update
Turner continues to hit and get on base, as he was 1-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts in a 10-4 Missions win.