Jul 242013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.29) vs.
Rogers (2-2, 6.04)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (3-4, 4.25) vs.
Nolin (6-2, 2.09)
Potomac Won, 3-0 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-3, 9.00) vs.
Ross (6-4, 3.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Williamsport,
5:30 p.m (COMP. DH)
Selsor (0-3, 4.64) vs.
Gueller (3-2, 5.64)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-2 @ GCL Cardinals,
11:00 a.m.(DH)
TBD and TBD vs. TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-2 @ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-1, 2.45) vs.
Batista (1-0, 3.07)



Syracuse 6 Louisville 5
• Roark (W, 8-3) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K; 2-2, 2B, RBI
• Mattheus (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Moore 2-4, R
• Brown 1-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI

Corey Brown’s three-run homer off former National Zach Duke capped a four-run rally in the 8th for a 6-1 Syracuse lead. The bullpen nearly blew it, giving up four in the top of the 9th, but held on for 6-5 win. Tanner Roark was a two-way threat, pitching six strong innings with one run allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out four. At the plate, Roark was 2-for-2 with an RBI double. Tyler Moore was the second Chief with multiple hits (2-for-4) as Syracuse got 10 hits total.

Harrisburg 6 New Hampshire 5
• Karns 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 10K, HR
• Grace (W, 4-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Barrett (SV, 20) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Van Ostrand 3-4, R, RBI
• Rivero 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI

RBI singles by Ricky Hague and Brian Goodwin capped a 6-5 comeback win for Harrisburg, snapping a four-game losing streak. Nathan Karns struck out 10 and walked three over six innings, but also gave up four runs on six hits, including a home run. Matt Grace got the win in relief, his fourth for the Senators, while Aaron Barrett pitched around two one-out singles for his 20th save. Jimmy Van Ostrand led the Harrisburg hit parade with three singles, followed by Carlos Rivero and Hague, who both singled, doubled, and scored a run. Roster moves: RHPs A.J. Cole, Richie Mirowski promoted from Potomac; RHP Blake Treinen placed on 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Salem 0
• Rauh (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Fischer (H, 2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Benincasa (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Sanchez 2-3
• Taylor 1-2, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Dykstra 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Potomac closed out its seven-game homestand with a 3-0 shutout of Salem. Brian Rauh got the win and allowed all three Red Sox hits over five innings, walking three and striking out one for the win. David Fischer turned in three perfect innings for the hold, while Robert Benincasa got his eighth save in eight chances (18-for-18 overall) with a 1-2-3 ninth. Potomac collected five hits and five walks, with Adrian Sanchez leading the hit column with a 2-for-3 effort. Roster move: RHP Paul Demny reassigned from Harrisburg.

Greensboro 3 Hagerstown 2
• Lee 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Mendez (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, IBB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Norfork 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-4, 2B

Greensboro rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 win over Hagerstown. Gilberto Mendez let in an inherited runner on a double and the game winner on a two-out single for the blown-save loss. Starter Nick Lee got the no-decision with a run given up on seven hits, no walks and six strikeouts over six innings. The Suns were held to just two hits — doubles by Khayyan Norfork and Narciso Mesa — but cashed in two of the six walks drawn.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 2
• Johansen (L, 0-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Medina 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Ballou 3-5, R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Allen 1-3, BB

The Crosscutters got to Jake Johansen early and held off the Doubledays late for a 3-2 win over Auburn. Johansen pitched a season-high five frames, but gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three. He was the losing pitcher. Silvio Medina finished the game with one run over the last four innings. Auburn notched nine hits but left eight runners on. Isaac Ballou led the charge with two singles and a solo home run in the 3rd. Roster moves: RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from the GCL, C Erick Fernandez released, RHP Joel Barrientos activated from the DL.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 2
• J. Rodriguez 4⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Lehman (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ruiz 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, R, BB, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, RBI

The G-Nats jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of two-run innings as they won their sixth straight, 7-2 over the G-Marlins. Jefry Rodriguez got the start, but couldn’t go the requisite five for the win, falling two outs short while giving up three hits and three walks while fanning two. Adderling Ruiz, Shawn Pleffner, and Drew Ward each had two hits as the G-Nats collected nine altogether.

DSL Cardinals 6 DSL Nationals 2
• Reyes (L, 3-2) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• T. Alvarez 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Serrata 1-2, BB

The D-Nats’ five-game win streak ended with a 6-2 loss to the DSL Cardinals. Starter Luis Reyes took the loss, his second in three starts, with four runs allowed on six hits and a walk though he struck out five over three innings. Leadoff man Thomas Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, and a run scored as the D-Nats were limited to just three hits and two walks total.

Jul 232013
 

Moving On Up for NPPThe Potomac Nationals announced today that RHP A.J. Cole has been promoted to Harrisburg.

Also “movin’ on up” is RHP Richie Mirowski, while slidin’ on down is RHP Paul Demny, per the team release.

Cole becomes the third starting pitcher to make the jump this season, following Robbie Ray earlier this month, Taylor Hill last month, and Jordan Taylor in May — movement not seen since 2008 when Adrian Alaniz, Jordan Zimmermann, and Craig Stammen were all promoted during the season’s first half.

Unlike Ray, Hill, or Taylor, Cole’s success has been much more sporadic, which one would expect with “stuff” that’s electric but inconsistent. There’s not much doubt the 21-y.o. can bring the heat — reports of mid-90s readings have been personally spotted on radar guns — but the secondary pitches have been far behind. The feeling here is that the organization now wants him under the tutelage of Paul Menhart, who’s considered one of the best teachers of the changeup in the system.

Mirowski has suffered from bouts with the long ball (6 in 48IP) but has led the team in appearances (32) and wins (8) and posted strong peripherals (2.1 BB/9, 11.1 K/9, 6.0 H/9) in addition to pitcher’s triple-slash of 1.50 ERA / 3.05 FIP / 0.90 WHIP. He’ll be joining the Eastern LEague’s best pitching staff, one that’s already been fortified with a former Potomac pitcher, Matt Grace.

Demny continues a tradition of sorts in which a AA pitcher is dropped down in July, which began with Erik Davis in 2011 and continued last summer with Rob Gilliam. The redheaded Texan has been workhorse for most of his career (23+ starts annually from 2009-2012) with the Nationals, but has been relegated to the bullpen twice now in two seasons with the Senators and recently spent time on the disabled list.

It’s not immediately clear if Demny will start for Potomac, especially with the P-Nats roster down a man and corresponding moves above and/or below Potomac have not yet been announced.

As always, if those moves made today, this space will be updated.

UPDATE: No word from Potomac yet on who will fill the empty slot in either the roster or rotation, but the Senators have announced that Blake Treinen has been placed on the DL. Perhaps not coincidentally, Treinen last pitched on Saturday, the same day as Cole. Treinen is still officially listed as the starter for Thursday’s game in Portland. Thus, the logical deduction is that Cole will most likely make his AA debut on Thursday.

Jul 232013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (7-3, 3.56) vs.
Reineke (8-7, 3.53)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (7-3, 3.33) vs.
McGuire (5-8, 5.40)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Salem,
12:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.90) vs.
M. Pena (4-4, 5.06)
Hagerstown Won, 6-2; Won, 7-2 @ Greensboro,
12:30 p.m.
Lee (3-2, 4.56) vs.
James (1-3, 6.41)
Auburn Lost, 7-0 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m
Johansen (0-0, 1.04) vs.
Martin (1-2, 4.73)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-5; Won, 11-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-0 vs. DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-1, 1.87) vs.
Oca (1-1, 5.11)



Louisville 6 Syracuse 4
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Davis (L, 1-5) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Rahl 4-4, 2B
• Moore 2-3, R, HR, 2BB, 3RBI
• Walters 2-4, R, 2B, HR(22), RBI, E(23)

Louisville only scored in two of nine innings, but the four-run 1st and two-run 8th were enough to win, 6-4. Danny Rosenbaum was roughed up early but settled down to turn in six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five. Erik Davis took the loss when a error by Zach Walters led to two unearned runs. Chris Rahl, who had an eight-game hit streak snapped on Sunday, went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the Syracuse attack, which included homers by Tyler Moore and Walters (third straight game).

New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 3
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Herron (BS, 1; L, 4-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2BB, 2E (4, 5)
• Van Ostrand 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Three home runs — two over the wall, one of the Little League variety — were the undoing of the Senators in a 4-3 loss to the Fisher Cats. Starter Taylor Hill pitched six and 2/3rds innings and scattered nine hits, including a solo HR, for two runs while walking one and striking out four. Tyler Herron stranded a runner to end the 7th but gave up a solo shot that tied the game to lead off the 8th. A two-out single turned into the game-winning “homer” as Brian Goodwin couldn’t field it cleanly and Steve Souza committed a throwing error on the relay back to the infield. The Senators led at one point, 3-0, scoring three times in the 3rd with Jimmy Van Ostrand driving in two with a double.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• Schwartz (L, 7-4) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Leonida 1-3, BB, RBI
• Dykstra 0-1, 3BB

Salem flirted with a no-hitter for six innings and broke open a 3-1 game with two in the 9th for a 5-2 win over Potomac. Blake Schwartz took the loss despite the quality start of three runs on six hits over seven innings. Rafael Martin followed him and retired the side in order in the 8th but gave up a walk and a homer to the first two batters in the 9th. Potomac rallied for one late on a walk, wild pitch, and an RBI single by Cole Leonida (1-for-3) as the P-Nats were held to four hits total. Billy Burns left the game after getting hit in the head with a pitch in the 6th, his second HBP of the game. He had walked and stolen a base in his previous two plate appearances.

Hagerstown 6 Greensboro 2 — GAME ONE
• Mooneyham (W, 5-3) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-3, R, BB
• Miller 1-2, BB, 2RBI
• Piwinica-Worms 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke open a 1-1 game with a four-run 5th and took the opener, 6-2. Starter Brett Mooneyham did not issue a walk for the first time this season, turning in his third quality start of two runs allowed on six hits while striking out two. Greensboro pitchers issued seven walks, enabling Hagerstown to score six times on just seven hits. Tony Renda led the way by walking once and singling twice.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 2 — GAME TWO
• Dickson (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Self 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-4, R
• Norfork 2-3, R, 3B
• Miller 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB, 2K

After falling behind 1-0, the Suns scorched the Grasshoppers for seven unanswered runs to complete the sweep, 7-2. Ian Dickson got his first win for Hagerstown, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Sam Palace and Brandon Miller both hit two-run blasts to lead the Suns onslaught, which scored seven times on seven hits and left on just four baserunners.

Vermont 7 Auburn 0
• Ullmann (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Mudron 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Gunter 1-3, BB
• Dent 0-1, 2BB, E(10)

The Lake Monsters roared for six in the 3rd as they shut out the Doubledays, 7-0. Ryan Ullmann was pounded for all seven runs on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings in his first start for Auburn. Four Vermont pitchers held the Doubledays to just five hits total, with the Codys Gunter (1-for-3, BB) and Dent (0-for-1, 2BB) the only batters to reach base twice.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 5 — GAME ONE
• Silvestre ⅓IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Webb (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• Selik (SV, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• McQuillan 2-4, R, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, 2R, RBI

Hector Silvestre couldn’t make out of the 1st, but the bullpen held the Marlins in check the rest of the way for a 6-5 win in morning matinee. Silvestre was charged with five runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk. The lone out he recorded was a strikeout. Joe Webb got the win in relief, letting in one of two inherited runners but closing out the inning and pitching two more scoreless. Rehabbers Mike McQuillan and Shawn Pleffner both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the G-Nats overcame a 5-2 deficit by scoring in each of the first four innings.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Marlins 0 — GAME TWO
• P. Valdez 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Ramos (W, 3-2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Jennings 2-3, 2B, 3B, BB, 3RBI
• Guzman 3-4, 3R

Two G-Nats pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as the G-Marlins were blanked 11-0 in the second game. Starter Philips Valdez let up a hit and a walk over four innings while David Ramos got the win in relief with three hitless innings, allowing just a walk. Hayden Jennings led the 14-hit parade with a double and a triple and three runs batted in.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Cardinals 0
• Valerio (W, 3-2) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Feliz (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Serrata 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Lora 2-4, R

The D-Nats held the D-Cards to just three hits, but despite ten of their own, eked by with a 2-0 shutout win. Maximo Valerio celebrated his 18th birthday with six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.39. Fellow All-Star Melvi Salazar tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save. Brayan Serrata led the D-Nats batters with a pair of singles and a double in four at-bats. Roster moves: SS Francys Peguero, 1B Oliver Ortiz assigned from Washington.

Jul 192013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-4 @ Rochester,
7:15 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 1.68) vs.
P. Walters (4-2, 3.68)
Harrisburg Won, 12-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-3, 4.41) vs.
Murata (3-5, 4.21)
Potomac Won, 5-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-2, 8.56) vs.
Ross (5-4, 3.50)
Hagerstown Won, 15-2 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Turnbull (3-2, 6.75) vs.
Sadzeck (9-2, 2.31)
Auburn Lost, 9-3 @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m
Orlan (0-1, 5.23) vs.
Westwood (1-1, 0.90)
GCL Nationals Postponed vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Game Not Reported @ DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD



Syracuse 11 Rochester 4
• Roark (W, 7-3) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Rahl 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Perez 3-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Brown 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI

A six-run 2nd put ended this one early as Syracuse belted four home runs in an 11-4 smackdown of Rochester. Chris Rahl’s two-run HR started the big inning and a bases-loaded walk ended the scoring binge. Eury Perez led off the 3rd with a solo shot, his sixth of the season after entering 2013 with a career total of eight. Corey Brown’s solo shot in the 8th, his second big fly of the night, plated the 11th Chiefs run. Tanner Roark got the win with four runs allowed on five hits, no walks, and five strikeouts over six innings.

Harrisburg 12 Akron 3
• Karns (W, 7-3) 8IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K
• Swynenberg 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Souza 4-5, 4R, 2-2B, 3B, HR, 3RBI
• Rivero 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 3R

Harrisburg scored in each of the first five innings and cruised to a 12-3 win over Akron. Starter Nathan Karns went eight strong innings, giving up a pair of runs on a trio of hits and walks while fanning seven to tie departed Taylor Jordan for the team lead in pitching wins. He threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes. Steve Souza missed the cycle by hitting the ball too far too often, with a pair of doubles, a triple, and a home run to lead the 17-hit onslaught. Roster moves: OF Destin Hood activated from the 7-Day DL; UT Sean Nicol placed on the 7-Day DL; C Sandy Leon placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to 7/13; C Brian Jeroloman activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Harrisburg.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 3
• Rauh 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Fischer (W, 3-0) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Dupra (H, 4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Taylor 2-3, R, RBI, OF assist at HP
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B, 3RBI

Potomac scored five unanswered runs in the 6th and 7th innings for the win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 15 Hickory 2
• Lee (W, 4-2) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Henke 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Ramos 4-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Martinez 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2RBI
• Schill 3-5, 2B, BB, RBI

The Suns offense steamed the Crawdads pitchers for 21 hits in a 15-2 rout. Every batter hit safely, seven had multiple hits, and four had three or more. “Help Me” Wander Ramos singled three times, doubled once, and drove in two. Stephen Perez hit the only Hagerstown home run, a grand slam in the 9th. Nick Lee got the win with a run on two hits and two walks while striking out five. Travis Henke was the first man out of the ‘pen, striking out two in the 7th that was mistakenly attributed to pinch-hitter Bryan Lippincott, who had entered the game in LF during the inning.

Tri-City 9 Auburn 3
• Selsor (L, 0-3) 3IP, 8H, 5R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Yezzo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4
• J.C. Valdez 2-5

Tri-City exploited a two-out error to score four in the 2nd go up 5-0, en route to a 9-3 win over Auburn. Casey Selsor lost for third time in six appearances (four starts), peppered for eight hits and charged with five runs over three innings, with no walks and one strikeout. The Doubledays racked up 12 hits but just twice in fourteen chances with runners on 2nd or 3rd, stranding nine of them. James Yezzo went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a run driven in to lead the offense.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Marlins — PPD
Rain postponed today’s game until Monday, when the G-Nats and G-Marlins will rematch with an 11 a.m. doubleheader in Jupiter, FL

DSL Nationals vs. DSL Orioles2 — GNR
At virtual press (OK, roughly 6:45 a.m.) the box score was empty.

Jul 182013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (6-3, 3.38) vs.
Darnell (0-1, 5.27)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Karns (6-3, 3.45) vs.
Espino (2-2, 4.47)
Potomac Won, 2-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.96) vs.
Holland (4-5, 4.52)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Lee (3-2, 4.56) vs.
Parra (5-2, 1.31)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m
Selsor (0-2, 4.91) vs.
Thurman (0-0, 2.08)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 11-6 vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Marrugo (1-4, 2.77)



Syracuse — ALL-STAR BREAK
Zach Walters went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts while making three assists and two putouts at shortstop, as the International League defeated the Pacific Coast League, 4-3. Syracuse returns to action with a two-game road series against Rochester before returning home for another two against the Red Wings, then four against Louisville.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 3
• Hill (L, 2-3) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Bloxom 1-3, BB
• Howell 1-3, BB

Taylor Hill turned in his fifth straight quality start for the Senators, but lost as the offense fell one run short, 4-3 to the Rock Cats. Hill gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. Harrisburg mustered just seven hits total, with all three runs scoring on outs. Carlos Rivero and Justin Bloxom were the only two hitters to reach base twice, both going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Potomac 2 Lynchburg 1
• Schwartz (W, 7-3) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Wort (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Taylor 4-4, 2-2B, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Sanchez 3-3, R, 2B

Potomac outhit Lynchburg 12-7 but only won 2-1. The Hillcats turned six double plays, including an unusual unassisted double play as Cutter Dykstra struck out but interfered on the ensuing stolen base attmept. Blake Schwartz turned in yet another quality start, the only run coming on a solo HR as he let up just five hits, no walks, and fanned three over six innings. Rob Wort pitched two scoreless innings for the hold (no. 3) while Robert Benincasa danced around a single and two walks in the 9th for the save (no. 6). Michael Taylor singled and doubled twice, and drove in what proved to be game-winning run in the 6th as both he and Adrian Sanchez (3-for-3) had hits in each plate appearance. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole activated from TIL.

Hickory 6 Hagerstown 0
• Mooneyham (L, 4-3) 5IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• C. Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramos 1-3
• Perez 1-3

The Hickory Crawdads put the pinch on the Suns, shutting out Hagerstown 6-0 on two hits to take first place in the Sally League North. Brett Mooneyham gave up five runs on five hits over five innings for the loss. The killshot came with two outs in the 3rd when Lewis Brinson broke open a 2-0 lead with a three-run homer off Mooneyham, who walked three and struck out five. Wander Ramos and Stephen Perez were the only two Suns batters to hit safely, each singling one in three at-bats.
Roster move: LHP Justin Thomas reassigned from Potomac.

Auburn 3 Tri-City 1
• Johansen 4⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Bafidis (W< 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Napoli (SV, 3) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ballou 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Gunter 2-4, R

Three Doubledays pitchers made a three-run top of the 2nd stand up as Auburn defeated Tri-City, 3-1. Jake Johansen was an out short of qualifying for the win, letting in the Valley Cats sole run on three hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings. The Nats first pick of the 2013 Draft struck out six. Cory Bafidis finished the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th for the win. David Napoli closed it out with one hit, no walks, and three K's over the final three frames for ths save, his third. Cody Gunter led the hit column with a 2-for-4 night as the Doubledays managed just six hits total. Roster move: RHP Joel Barrientos placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP Cory Bafidis reassigned from Hagerstown.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 0
• J. Rodriguez (W, 3-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Silvestre 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, RBI, 3SB
• Pleffner 1-1, 2B, SF, 3RBI
• Medina 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Rehabbing Shawn Pleffner drove in three in the first two innings as the G-Nats blanked the G-Marlins, 5-0. Jefry Rodriguez got the win, tossing five scoreless innings with four hits allowed, no walks, and seven strikeouts. Rehabbing RHPs Pat Lehman and Cameron Selik both turned in a scoreless inning before Hector Silvestre closed it out with two straight 1-2-3 innings. Rafael Bautista singled three times, scored twice, and stole three bases to the lead the lineup. Roster moves: Pleffner, Mike McQuillan assigned from Hagerstown, Selik assigned from Potomac for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals 11 DSL Rojos 6
• Yrizarri (W, 3-1) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, K
• Reynoso 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Aguero 4-4, 3R, BB
• Alvarez 3-5, R, BB, RBI, 2SB
• Corredor 3-6, 3R, RBI

A seven-run 2nd busted the open a 2-0 game as the D-Nats, who swept a doubleheader yesterday (*ahem*), won their third straight game. 18-y.o. Venezuelan Deibi Yrizarri got the “W” four runs (three earned) allowed on six hits and a walk while striking out one over five innings. The D-Nats pounded out 16 hits total, led by “Fred” Aguero, who went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored.

Jul 172013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Won, 6-4 vs. New Britain,
12:00 p.m.
Hill (2-2, 1.33) vs.
Baxendale (2-3, 5.29)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (6-3, 2.92) vs.
Hinson (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (4-2, 2.31) vs.
Edwards (7-2, 1.95)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Tri-City,
7:00 p.m/
Johansen (0-0, 0.71) vs.
Houser (0-0, 1.42)
GCL Nationals Postponed vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 3-0; Won, 12-5 @ DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (2-1, 1.99) vs.
Lara (2-3, 6.15)



Syracuse — ALL-STAR BREAK
The 2013 AAA All-Star Game takes place tonight in Reno, Nevada. Zach Walters is a reserve infielder for the International League.

Harrisburg 6 New Britain 4
• Ray 3+ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Grace (W, 3-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Head 4-5, RBI
• Van Ostrand 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Bloxom 2-2, 3BB

Robbie Ray couldn’t make it out of the 4th, leaving with a 3-2 deficit after throwing 74 pitches in three-plus innings. His teammates took him off the hook with a three-run rally, taking a 5-3 lead and cruising to a 6-4 win. Ray walked three and gave up six hits, including a solo HR in the 4th while striking out two [insert GBI curse remark here]. Matt Grace got the win, stranding the runner he inherited from Ray with a double play in the 4th and working around a walk and a single in the 5th. The Senators pounded out 17 hits as five batters notched multiple hits, led by Jerad Head at 4-for-5. Roster move: RHP Ryan Mattheus transferred from Hagerstown to Harrisburg for MLB rehab. He gave up the 4th Rock Cats run on three hits and two walks while pitching the 6th and 7th innings.

Potomac — OFF DAY
Potomac returns home seven games as they host the last-place Lynchburg Hillcats for four and then Salem for three. Despite a 2-5 mark on their swing through North Carolina and Southern Virginia, the P-Nats trail the Blue Rocks by one game in the Carolina League North.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
Hagerstown embarks on a seven-game swing through North Carolina, facing off against first-place Hickory for three, then four against fourth-place Greensboro. The Crawdads and Suns remain just a half-game apart in the second half — just as they were last month when the first half ended.

Auburn — OFF DAY
Yesterday was the first scheduled day off and just the third day off overall for Auburn. The Doubledays’ begin a 19-game stretch with a five-game, 800+ mile roundtrip roadtrip to Tri-City for two and Burlington for three.

GCL Cardinals vs GCL Nationals — PPD
Rain postponed this one until July 24th, when the G-Cards and G-Nats will play two in Jupiter, FL.

DSL Nationals 3 DSL Rojos 0 — GAME ONE
• Reyes (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 8K
• Salazar (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Aguero 1-3, RBI

Luis Reyes struck out eight while Melvi Salazar set down the order in the 7th for his eighth save as the D-Nats shut out the D-Rojos, 3-0 in opener of a doubleheader. Reyes allowed just four hits and walked none while notching his third win. Kelvin Gutierrez and “Fred” Aguero both went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the six-hit, three-walk offense.

DSL Nationals 12 DSL Rojos 5 — GAME TWO
• Morales (W, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, K
• J. Ramirez 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-2 IR-S
• Lora 2-3, R, BB
• Mota 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Alvarez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI, SB

The D-Nats scored 10 unanswered runs before the D-Rojos answered with four in the top of the 6th as they went on to win, 12-5 in Game Two. 18-y.o. Venezuelan Jose Morales got the win in his second start, allowing an unearned run on six hits, no walks, and one strikeout. The D-Nats offense racked up 10 hits and eight walks in six turns at bat, with Thomas Alvarez leading the way by reaching base three times with a single and a pair of walks while scoring a run, stealing a base, and driving in two.

Jul 162013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Ray (2-0, 0.64) vs.
Dean (5-8, 4.34)
Potomac Won, 9-4 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 7-3 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-3 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-3 vs. DSL Rojos,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (2-1, 2.28) vs.



Syracuse — ALL-STAR BREAK
Unlike years past, the news is light from upstate New York at the break. Zach Walters is the sole AAA All-Star game representative for Syracuse, and the Wyoming native plans to take advantage of the Reno, Nevada locale for a de facto family reunion, writes Lindsay Kramer of the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Harrisburg 3 New Britain 2 (10 inn.)
• Treinen 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Swynenberg 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 4K, WP
• Herron (W, 4-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Rivero 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Van Ostrand 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI

Jimmy Van Ostrand’s solo shot in the 10th, his second of the game, ended the game in extras as the Senators edged the Rock Cats, 3-2. Blake Treinen got the start, giving up both New Britain runs on six hits and four walks while setting down two on strikes over five innings. Matt Swynenberg, Aaron Barrett, and Tyler Herron combined for five innings of scoreless relief, with Herron getting the win for pitching the 10th. Harrisburg was held to four hits, with Carlos Rivero’s RBI double accounting for the other Senators run.
Roster move: RHP Blake Treinen activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 9 Salem 4
• Solis 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Mirowski (W, 8-3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Taylor 3-5, 2R, 2B, 4RBI, SB
• Oduber 2-5, 2-2B, R
• Soriano 2-3, 2R, 2B, 3B, 2BB, RBI

Sammy Solis’s return to the P-Nats rotation helped end a four-game slide with a 9-4 victory over Salem. Solis allowed one hit and one walk over four shutout innings, striking out two in his first High-A start since June 6. Richie Mirowski got his team-leading eighth win with two scoreless innings of relief as the first man out of the ‘pen. Michael Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored and four runs batted in to lead the Potomac offense exploded for 14 hits, including seven doubles and a triple.
Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Colin Bates placed on the 7-Day DL.

Rome 3 Hagerstown 1
• Dickson (L, 0-2) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Pena 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Lippincott 2-4
• Norfork 1-3, BB, RBI

Khayyan Norfork’s RBI single in the 3rd was not enough for Hagerstown as Rome scored three unanswered runs for a 3-1 win and a 2-2 series split. Starter Ian Dickson took the loss, his second, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Bryan Lippincott was the sole Sun with multiple hits as the three Braves pitchers held Hagerstown to just six safeties overall.

Staten Island 7 Auburn 4
• Barrientos (L, 0-3) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Hollins 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Yezzo 2-5, 2R
• Gunter 2-4, R

After rallying to within one with a three-run 6th, the Doubledays gave it away with a three-run 8th as the Statem Island Yankees completed the sweep with a 7-4 win over Auburn. Starter Joel Barrientos lost for the third time in four starts, giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out two. Seven batters hit safely, with James Yezzo, Cody Gunter, and Andruth Ramirez each singling twice as the Doubledays totaled 10 hits but left on 10 baserunners.

GCL Cardinals 6 GCL Nationals 3
• Giolito 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• K. Rodriguez 3IP, H, 0R, ER, BB, K
• D. Ramos (BS, 2; L, 2-2) 5BF, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Mejia 2-4, 2RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, BB, CS

David Ramos failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in the 7th, as all five came around to score in a 6-3 G-Nats loss to the G-Cards. Lucas Giolito made his third GCL start, tossing three scoreless with three hits allowed, one walk given up, and three strikeouts. Bryan Mejia went 2-for-4 with two RBI to extend his hit streak to 10 games as the G-Nats pounded out 10 hits and stole five bases for the game.

DSL Cubs 5 DSL Nationals 3
• Valerio 5IP, 2H, 0R, 5BB, 4K, 2 pickoffs
• A. Ramirez 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Aguero 4-5
• Corredor 2-3, BB, RBI

Despite outhitting the Cubs 12-5 and gunning down five of seven would-be base thieves, the D-Nats lost to the D-Cubs, 5-3. The ten walks issued by D-Nats pitchers, five by starter Maximo Valerio, of course didn’t help. Nor did the two-run HR surrendered by losing pitcher Jonathan Aquino. “Fred” Aguero went 4-for-5 to lead the D-Nats offense, followed by Aldrem Corredor who reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk.

Jul 152013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Treinen (6-7, 3.84) vs.
May (6-5, 3.98)
Potomac Lost, 5-1 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m
TBD vs. Augliera (6-5, 4.37)
Hagerstown Won, 7-3 vs. Rome,
10:35 a.m.
Dickson (0-1, 7.71) vs.
Lafreniere (4-7, 5.49)
Auburn Lost, 7-6 vs. Staten Island,
7:05 p.m.
Barrientos (0-2, 4.15) vs.
Davis (1-1, 2.84)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (2-2, 1.83) vs.
Perez (1-1, 1.93)



Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Crotta (W, 5-6) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Moore 2-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Rahl 2-4, R, 3B
• Perez 2-4, R, 2B

RBI doubles by Tyler Moore in the 6th and 8th innings erased a 1-0 deficit and gave the Chiefs a 2-1 win respectively. It was the third straight for Syracuse as it enters the All-Star Break. Mike Crotta got the win with two scoreless frames in the 8th and 9th innings. Starter Danny Rosenbuam went the first six, allowing a run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight, a season high for the 25-y.o. southpaw. Moore, Chris Rahl, and Eury Perez each went 2-for-4, accounting for six of the eight Chiefs hits.
Kris Watts transferred from Harrisburg Senators; UT Jeff Kobernus placed on the 7-Day DL.

Erie 7 Harrisburg 3
• Gilliam (L, 3-3) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• McCoy 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Van Ostrand 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, RBI

A three-run Erie 7th broke open a 4-2 lead for the Seawolves as they went on to defeat the Harrisburg Senators, 7-3. Starter Rob Gilliam took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Paul Demny’s return to the mound was marred by three runs on three hits and a walk in the course of 2/3rds of an innings (five batters faced). Jimmy Van Ostrand and Jason Martinson both hit solo shots as the Senators foundered in the clutch with an 0-for-11 mark with RISP and seven runners left on base.
RHP Paul Demny activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Salem 5 Potomac 1
• Frias (L, 1-1) 3IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Thomas 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Taylor 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Nieto 1-3, BB, RBI

Make that a season-long skid of four in a row as Salem downed Potomac, 5-1. Making his second start since his second dropdown to High-A, Marcos Frias put up a Low-A pitcher’s line of three runs on eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts for the loss. Adrian Nieto’s RBI single following Michael Taylor’s one-out double broke up the shutout bid in the top of the 8th as the P-Nats were unable to capitalize on six walks issued, twice hitting into double plays and stranding 11 baserunners. A.J. Cole threw six of ten pitches for strikes and got the last two outs for the save at the 2013 Futures Game yesterday afternoon. Need 964 more words about it? Adam Kilgore’s got you covered.

Hagerstown 7 Rome 3
• Mattheus 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Encarnacion (W, 7-5) 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K
• Palace 2-4, 3RBI
• Miller 2-4, R, RBI
• Perez 2-4, 2B, RBI

A four-run 6th broke open a 2-1 game as the Suns took their second straight against the Braves, 7-3. Ryan Mattheus got the rehab “start” and threw his inning in the first, giving up a run on a hit, aided by a steal and a wild pitch. Pedro Encarnacion relieved and threw five no-hit innings before giving up a leadoff double in the 7th. He finished with a run on two hits, no walks, and eight strikeouts for his team-leading seventh win. Sam Palace matched his 2012 RBI total in his first game of the season. The 27-y.o. bullpen catcher went 2-for-4 in with 3RBI in his season debut to lead the 10-hit Hagerstown attack.

Staten Island 7 Auburn 6
• Voth 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Sylvestri (L, 2-1) 2IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Dent 3-4, BB, RBI, SB
• Zebrack 2-3, R, 2RBI, SB

Auburn built a 4-0 lead early but the Doubledays ‘pen faltered badly, giving up five runs over fine innings for a 7-6 loss to the Staten Island Yankees. Austin Voth allowed two runs on four hits in his second NYPL start, walking none and setting down five on strikes. Mike Sylvestri suffered the loss, his first, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks over the 7th and 8th innings. Tablesetters Greg Zebrack and Cody Dent combined to go 5-for-7 with a walks, two stolen bases, and two RBI to pace the Auburn offense, which compiled 12 hits but went just 2-for-13 with RISP, stranding nine runners.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
A 5-1 week improved the G-Nats season mark to 16-4, best in the GCL, and 5½ games better than the second-place G-Marlins (10-9) in the GCL East.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The D-Nats broke a three-game skid with a 4-3 win over the first-place D-Cubs, who they play today, then home-and-home games vs. the Rojos (Reds), and Orioles2 with an off day on Saturday before the DSL All-Star game on Sunday the 21st.

Jul 142013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-3 vs. Lehigh Valley,
2:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (5-7, 4.02) vs.
G. Smith (4-1, 2.39)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 @ Erie,
1:35 p.m.
Gilliam (3-2, 4.12) vs.
Crouse (4-7, 4.60)
Potomac Lost, 3-1
(7 inn., rain)
@ Salem,
4:05 p.m
Frias (1-0, 6.35) vs.
Quevedo (2-3, 5.84)
Hagerstown Won, 7-4 vs. Rome,
1:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (6-5, 3.38) vs.
Briceno (3-7, 6.83)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 vs. Staten Island,
2:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Heredia (1-1, 2.55)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A



Syracuse 8 Lehigh Valley 3
• Tatusko (W, 3-3) 7+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 6BB, 5K
• Kimball 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Rahl 5-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Perez 3-5, 2R, 2B, SB, CS
• Johnson 3-4, 2B, RBI

A five-run first would be more than enough for Ryan Tatusko to win his 3rd game as the Chiefs smelted the Iron Pigs, 8-3. Tatusko went seven-plus innings and allowed two runs on three hits and six walks while striking out five. Chris Rahl racked up his second five-hit game of the season, falling a homer shy of the cycle with three runs scored and two driven in. Eury Perez and Josh Johnson both singled twice and doubled as the Chiefs collected 17 hits total on the night.

Erie 2 Harrisburg 1
• Karns 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 9K
• Perry (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Goodwin 1-4, 3B, RBI

Erie’s Jon Link baffled Harrisburg for nine innings while Ryan Perry served up a walkoff HR as the Seawolves edged the Senators, 2-1. Starter Nathan Karns struck out nine and gave up a run on three hits and two walks but needed 104 pitches to get through six innings. Brian Goodwin’s triple following a two-out error plated the only Senators run as Link went the distance with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Salem 3 Potomac 1
• Purke (L, 0-2) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Holt 1+ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Burns 3-4, R, 2B, SB
• Ramsey 2-3, 2B, RBI
• 1:46 Rain Delays

Salem scored three times before rain delayed the game once, then ultimately ended it in the bottom of the seventh, as the Red Sox won 3-1. Matt Purke lost for second time in three starts, giving up all three Salem runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one. Billy Burns, who left Friday’s game after being hit by a pitch, went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base.
Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole placed on 3-day Temporary Inactive List (Futures Game).

Hagerstown 7 Rome 4
• Turnbull (W, 3-2) 5IP, 12H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K
• Harper (H, 5) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez (SV, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Miler 3-4, R
• Ramos 2-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI

One bad inning for the Braves was enough for the Suns to win Last Night In Hagerstown.
Roster move: RHP Ryan Mattheus reassigned from GCL for MLB Rehab.

Staten Island 6 Auburn 1
• Williams (L, 0-4) 3⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K
• Simms 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Yezzo 2-4
• Poole 1-3, R, HR, RBI

A two-spot in the 1st and three more in the 4th were more than enough as Staten Island easily defeated Auburn, 6-1. Jordan Poole’s solo shot in the last of the 9th broke up the shutout bid, but it was only the sixth Doubleday hit. Deion Williams was lit up again, charged with five runs on six hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds for his fourth loss in five starts. James Yezzo was the sole Doubleday with multiple hits, going 2-for-4. Roster moves: RHPs Andrew Cooper, Ruan Ullmann reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 4
• Ott 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Derosier (W, 1-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ward 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• W. Medina 3-4, 2SB

With two runs in their last three “ups,” the G-Nats overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat the G-Mets, 6-4. Travis Ott got the start and and gave up a run on two hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds while striking out two. Matt Derosier got the win in relief, Philips Valdez the save; it was the first for both this season. Drew Ward and Willie Medina combined for six of the G-Nats 14 hits, with Ward driving in two and Medina swiping two bags. Roster move: RHP Pat Lehman assigned from Harrisburg for minor-league rehab.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Cubs 3
• Reynoso 3IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K
• Sanchez 4IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Aguero 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Mercedes 1-3, BB, RBI

The D-Nats rallied from a 3-0 deficit with four unanswered runs, capped off with two in the 9th as they beat the division-leading D-Cubs, 4-3. Yorlin Reynoso got the start and was charged with all three runs on two hits and four walks. He struck out three over three innings. Jose Morales got the win by pitching a 1-2-3 eighth, Melvi Salazar the save for a scoreless 9th. “Fred” Aguero led the hit column with a single and a double in four at-bats and scored twice, including the game-winner on a passed ball (the tying run scored on a wild pitch).

Jul 132013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Tied, 6-6
(Susp. in 12th)
vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:00 p.m.
Tatusko (2-3, 3.69) vs.
Cochran (3-4, 4.98)
Harrisburg Won, 2-0 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (6-3, 3.64) vs.
Link (2-1, 1.47)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m
Purke (0-1, 10.38) vs.
Cuevas (4-6, 5.56)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-5 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (2-2, 6.66) vs.
Parsons (3-4, 3.42)
Auburn Won, 4-3 vs. Staten Island,
6:05 p.m.
Williams (0-3, 7.30) vs.
Smith (0-0, 3.46)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-0 @ GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 11-2 @ DSL Cubs,
10:30 a.m.
Rosario (1-3, 3.54) vs.
H. Perez (1-1, 1.93)



Syracuse 6 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 — SUSP., 12th inn.
• Maya 5⅔ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 7K
• Broadway 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Marrero 3-6, R, 2B, RBI
• Rahl 3-6, R

The RailRiders erased an early 6-1 Chiefs lead with four in the 6th and one in the 7th. The two teams traded zeroes into extras when a Sharknado struck rain halted play at the end of the 11th. The two teams will resume play when they next meet on August 6th in Syracuse.

Harrisburg 2 Erie 0
• Hill (W, 2-2) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Herron (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Barrett (SV, 19) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Head 2-4
• Rivero 2-4

Steven Souza’s HR in the 1st was all the Sens would need as four pitchers combined to shut out the SeaWolves, 2-0. Taylor Hill evened up his won-loss record at 2-2 with six scoreless innings, giving up five hits, no walks, but striking out just one. Aaron Barrett got the last four outs for his 19th save. Harrisburg piled up 10 hits to Erie’s six, with Jerad Head and Carlos Rivero both going 2-for-4.
Roster moves: RHP Blake Treinen placed on 7-Day DL, retroactive to 7/5; C Kris Watts reassigned from Syracuse.

Salem 4 Potomac 3
• Rauh (L, 1-1) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Benincasa 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Taylor 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Burns 1-1, R, HBP (leg) in 2nd inn.
• Miller 1-3, 2B (PR for Burns)

All seven runs scored on just three swings, as Salem outhomered Potomac 2-1 in a 4-3 victory. Michael Taylor’s three-run blast in the top of the 1st was negated by Matt (yes, the son of Rich) Gedman’s Earl Weaver special in the bottom of the 2nd. Stefan Welch’s solo shot in the 3rd proved to be the gamewinner. Starter and losing pitcher Brian Rauh gave up all four Salem runs and six hits total over five innings, walking two and striking out two. Taylor went 2-for-4 overall while Adrian Nieto reached base three times with a single and two walks as the P-Nats racked up eight hits total. Roster move: LHP Justin Thomas transferred from Auburn.

Rome 6 Hagerstown 5
• Lee 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 7K
• C. Davis (H, 4; L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Self (BS, 2) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 3-2 IR-S
• Martinez 2-5, R
• Mesa 1-3, R, RBI, BB, SB

Rome loaded the bases with three straight singles with one out off Cody Davis in the 8th and greeted Derek Self with a fourth, turning a 5-4 deficit into the eventual winning score of 6-5 over Hagerstown. The comeback was the second of the game as the Braves took a 4-1 lead after two innings that the Suns erased with three in the 5th and one in the 6th. Starter Nick Lee got the no-decision with a line of four runs in five hits and four walks over six innings while striking out seven. Five separate players had RBIs as the Suns scored five times on eight hits, with Estarlin Martinez leading the attack with a 2-for-5 night.
Roster move: OF Wander Ramos activated from 7-Day DL.

Auburn 4 Brooklyn 3
• Orlan 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 7K
• Joyce 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Napoli (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Dent 2-3, R, 2B
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, SF, RBI

A leadoff double, a botched sacrifice, and an intentional walk loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th for Wilmer Difo, who delivered a sacrifice fly for a 4-3 walkoff for Auburn. The overmanaging helped secure the first professional win for David Napoli, who set Brooklyn down 1-2-3 in the top of the 9th. R.C. Orlan got the start and allowed all three Cyclones runs on six hits and a walk over the first six innings while fanning seven. Difo also doubled and tripled in the game, scoring twice while going 2-for-4 to lead the Doubleday offense. Roster moves: LHP Todd Simko, RHP Will Hudgins retired; IF Matt Foat reassigned from Hagerstown.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Mets 0
• Mattheus 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Suero (W, 1-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Bautista 2-4, 2R, BB
• R. Encarnacion 2-4, R, 2B, BB

A five-run 5th broke open a 1-0 game as the G-Nats shut out the G-Mets on three hits, 7-0. Ryan Mattheus struck out the side in the first in his first appearance since breaking his hand. Wander Suero tossed five scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk while setting down two on strikes to earn the win. Rafael Bautista and Randy Encarnacion both went 2-for-4 with a walk to pace the G-Nats 10-hit, four-walk offense. Roster move: RHP Ryan Mattheus assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

DSL Yankees1 11 DSL Nationals 2
• Torres (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Charlis 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Mendoza 2-4
• Lora 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The D-Yankees1 scored six times in the final three innings in an 11-2 beatdown, the third straight loss for the D-Nats. Luis Torres suffered his third loss without a wain with five runs given up on seven hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. The 18-y.o. Venezuelan struck out four. Pedro Mendoza was the sole D-Nat to get multiple hits, going 2-for-4. 17-y.o. Edwin Lora got his first professional home run, a solo shot in the 6th.