Aug 232012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Duke (14-5, 3.50) vs.
Gilmartin (1-1, 3.20)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Perry (2-3, 1.86) vs.
Wright (4-3, 5.19)
Potomac Won, 9-8
(10 inn.)
vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (2-2, 2.45) vs.
Goodnight (2-12, 4.73)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-2, 3.46) vs.
Chalas (9-7, 5.07)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(12 inn.)
vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Pineyro (3-1, 2.67) vs.
Sampson (0-1, 2.43)
GCL Nationals Postponed @ GCL Cardinals,
11:00 a.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-4
(13 inn.)
vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

SYRACUSE CHIEFS — OFF DAY
Tuesday’s 2-1 loss formally eliminated Syracuse from the I.L. North Division race and the tragic number for the Wild Card is down to five. The Chiefs start their final road trip outside of New York with a pair of four-game series against Gwinnett and Charlotte and a one-night stand in Lehigh Valley next Friday.

Harrisburg 2 Reading 1
• Holder (W, 3-3) 7⅔ IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K,
• McCoy (H, 10 ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0
• Barthmaier (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rendon 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2B, BB, SB

Those that got to the park late might have missed all the scoring as Harrisburg edged Reading 2-1 in the noontime contest. Trevor Holder gave up a first-inning run on a triple and a sac fly to the first two batters. Brian Goodwin and Anthony Rendon drew first-inning walks and were plated by an RBI single by Justin Bloxom and a sac fly by Jhonatan Solano for a 2-1 lead. Holder held it with his longest outing as a Senator: seven and 2/3rds innings with just the one run and six hits, no walks allowed, and two strikeouts for his third win. Pat McCoy earned his 10th hold by retiring the lone batter he faced, lefty Cody Asche, who had driven in five the night before. Jimmy Barthmaier pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save, his first of the year.

Potomac 9 Carolina 8 (10 inn.)
• Hill 3⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 4ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Holland (W, 6-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Skole 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• King 3-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-5, R, BB, SB(23), CS(15)

It was wild finish Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 5 Kannapolis 4
• Estevez 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, 2HR
• Meza 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Bates (W, 8-3) 2IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K
• Ramsey 2-4, 3B, 3RBI
• Dykstra 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Cutter Dysktra’s two-run double in the 8th broke a 3-3 tie as the Suns held off the Intimidators in the last lap for a 5-4 win. Starter Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez’s struggles with the long ball resurfaced with two solo shots (six in ten starts), as the 20-year-old gave up three runs on five hits and two walks with just one strikeout. Colin Bates got the win, his eighth, with an unearned run allowed over the final two innings, with two walks and one strikeout. Caleb Ramsey emptied the bases with a three-run triple, his 10th overall and third in the past two games.

State College 5 Auburn 4 (12 inn.)
• Lee 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Mendez 1IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Self (L, 1-3) 2IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-5, 2B, BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-6, SB

A four-run eighth by the Spikes erased an early 4-0 Doubledays lead as Auburn eventually fell in extras, 5-4. The bullpen blowup erased a strong outing by starter Nick Lee, who threw six scoreless innings with four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts. Derek Self took the loss with an unearned run in the top of the 12th. Tony Renda and Shawn Pleffner each had two hits as the Doubledays notched eight total. The loss sliced the Auburn lead over Batavia to three games in the Pinckney Division of the NYPL. Roster moves: RHPs Will Hudgins, Gilberto Mendez promoted from GCL, RHP Robert Benincasa placed on the 7-Day DL.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Cardinals — PPD
Rain postponed this one to force a doubleheader today between the first- and last-place teams in the GCL East.

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Cubs2 4 (13 inn.)
• Gomez 6IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 5K
• Lopez (BS, 1) 3IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Ramos (W, 1-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 3B, BB, RBI
• Read 1-1, R, HR, 2BB, RBI

Raudy Read’s pinch-hit home run sent this one to extras and three errors in the top of the 13th led to the game-winning run as the D-Nats edged the D-Cubs2, 5-4. The miscues made a winner out of David Ramos, who finished the game with two scoreless innings for his first win. Elisaul Gomez turned in a quality start with two runs allowed on two hits and four walks with five strikeouts over the first six frames. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz led the nine-hit attack with a 3-for-5 afternoon, including a walk and an RBI.

Aug 222012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 11-9 vs. Reading,
12:00 p.m.
Holder (2-3, 5.23) vs.
May (9-11, 5.17)
Potomac Lost, 4-0;
Won, 3-0
vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (High-A debut) vs.
Rayl (10-8, 4.08)
Hagerstown Won, 7-6
(10 inn.)
vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (5-1, 5.83) vs.
Leyer (1-1, 6.48)
Auburn Won, 3-1 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (1-1, 4.34) vs.
Perez (0-3, 5.06)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-0 @ DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Indianapolis 2 Syracuse 1
• Roark (L, 6-16) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 10K, HR
• MacDougal 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Perez 1-3, BB, RBI, CS
• Negrych 1-2, BB

Instead of one bad inning, it was one mistake pitch that did in Syracuse for a 2-1 loss to Indianapolis. Tanner Roark gave up a two-run homer in the 5th but pitched six strong innings otherwise, allowing six hits, a walk and striking out 10. Like the previous night, the offense was largely quiet: just three hits and two walks, with Eury Perez driving in the lone Chiefs runs with an RBI single in the last of the 8th.
Roster move: RHP Hassan Pena has been suspended for what’s believed to be a violation of team rules.

Reading 11 Harrisburg 9
• Wang 6IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 8K, HR, 2WP
• Nelo (BS, 3; L, 1-5) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Hood 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B
• Skelton 2-2, R, 2B, BB, SF, 3RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, R

Hector Nelo’s third blown save halted the Senators modest four-game win streak with an 11-9 loss to Reading. Nelo coughed up the lead (9-8) as quickly as possible with a leadoff solo HR to Darin Ruf as part of the three-run meltdown in the 9th. Starter Chien-Ming Wang had no errors committed behind him while he gave up five runs on eight hits, including a two-run shot in the 3rd, walked two and struck out eight. The Senators pounded out 11 hits with four batters collecting multiple hits. James Skelton reached base three times and drove in three runs to lead the way.

Carolina 4 Potomac 0 — GAME ONE
• Ray (L, 4-11) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, HBP, WP
• Testa 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Souza 2-3

Make that four straight losses for Robbie Ray as the P-Nats dropped the opener of the doubleheader to the Mudcats, 4-0. Ray gave up all four Carolina runs on five hits and three walks over five innings, raising his ERA to 6.57 for the season. Potomac was held to six hits, with Steve Souza going 2-for-3 to lead the hit column and improve his batting average to .352 in 15 games. Roster moves: Nathan Karns placed on the 7-Day DL, RHP Will Hudgins returned to the GCL.

Potomac vs. Carolina — GAME TWO
• Grace (W, 8-12) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K, HBP
• King 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Hague 1-3, 2B
• Kelso 1-2, SB

Stephen King’s three-run homer in the 2nd was more than Matt Grace needed as Potomac returned the favor in the nightcap and shut out Carolina, 3-0. Grace went the distance for his 8th win and second complete game, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven over the seven-inning contest. The split lowered the elimination number to eight with 11 games to play as the P-Nats trail first-place Wilmington by 4½ games in the Carolina League North.

Hagerstown 7 Kannapolis 6 (10 inn.)
• Schwartz 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Hollins (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Miller 4-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Ramsey 3-3, 2-3B, BB, 3RBI, SB

The Suns rallied to tie three times, including the bottom of the 9th, before finally overtaking the Intimidators, 7-6 in 10 innings for their 11th walkoff win of 2012. Justin Miller and Caleb Ramsey combined for seven hits, and teamed up in the 9th with a double (Miller) followed two batters later by a triple (Ramsey) to send the game into extras. Adrian Nieto, Miller. and J.R. Higley both singled in the 10th and with the help of a Kannapolkis error, Nieto scored the gamewinning run. Leonard Hollins got the win with two perfect innings of relief. Starter Blake Schwartz went the first five innings with two runs allowed on five hits and a walk with eight K’s. The win, combined with losses by West Virginia and Hickory, extends Hagerstown’s lead to 1½ games in the Sally League North (two in the loss column).

Auburn 3 State College 1
• Encarnacion (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Waterman (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Davis (SV, 2) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ramos 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Lopez 1-2, 2B, 2BB

Auburn is keeping up the pressure, adding their sixth “W” in the last seven games with a 3-1 win over State College. Pedro Encarnacion got the win, his fourth, with one run allowed on four hits and two walks over six innings. He also struck out six. Cody Davis stranded two in the eight and retired all five batters he faced his second save. Wander Ramos led the Doubledays offense with a single, double, a run scored and a run batted in. The win maintains a four-game lead over Batavia in the NYPL Pinckey Division and lowers the magic number to clinch the division to 12.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Barrientos (L, 4-1) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• D. Williams ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Hudgins 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ruiz 2-3, 2R
• Difo 1-3, BB, RBI

The G-Nats bullpen combined for five scoreless innings of relief, but the offense couldn’t dig out of a 4-0 hole to lose, 4-3. Starter Joel Barrientos took the loss, giving up all four Marlins runs on six hits and three walks. Nineteen-year-old former SS Deion Williams made his pitching debut, getting two of four batters faced with walks to the other two and no hits allowed. Adderling Ruiz went 2-for-3 with two runs scored to lead the G-Nats offense, which was held to six hits total.

DSL Phillies 3 DSL Nationals 0
• Valerio (L, 3-5) 5IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• De La Cruz 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Abreu 3-4, 3B, CS
• Novas 2-4, SB

A pair of errors and a wild pitch rendered all three runs in the D-Phils 5th unearned, but they count in the “R” column just the same as the D-Nats were shut out, 3-0. Maximo Valero took the loss with just three hits and a walk allowed over the first five innings. Wander Suero and Emmanuel De La Cruz combined for three scoreless innings of relief. The D-Nats offense, which outhit the D-Phils 7-4, couldn’t break through in the clutch with an 0-for-9 mark with RISP and seven runners stranded.

Aug 212012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 vs. Indianapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (6-15, 4.64) vs.
VandenHurk (11-4, 3.26)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
Wang (1-4, 4.73) vs.
Colvin (1-2, 9.31)
Potomac Postponed vs. Carolina,
6:05 p.m. (DH)
Ray (4-10, 6.53) and
Grace (7-12, 5.61) vs.
Cooper (6-7, 4.44) and
Jimenez (8-7, 5.03)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-4 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (1-1, 3.29) vs.
Lane (3-5, 4.97)
Auburn Lost, 7-4
(10 inn.)
vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (3-1, 4.62) vs.
Rodriguez (3-1, 3.12)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-1 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-2
(10 inn.)
@ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Indianapolis 2 Syracuse 0
• Mandel (L, 4-5) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Severino 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Leon 1-3
• Perez 1-4

Jeff Mandel had one bad inning out of six, but without the offense to back him up, it was enough for Syracuse to lose, 2-0. The 27-y.o. righty scattered eight hits and walked three, but gave up both Indianapolis runs in the 2nd. The Chiefs offense was limited to just four hits and one walk, with no batter reaching base twice and just three getting into scoring position. Roster moves: RHPs Tanner Roark, Mitch Atkins activated from TIL and DL, respectively.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 2
• Demny 5IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Tatusko (W, 3-5) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Nelo (SV, 16)
• Nicol 2-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
• Rendon 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI

Brian Goodwin, Sean Nicol, and Anthony Rendon went back-to-back-to-back in a three-run 6th that powered the Senators to their fourth straight win, 5-2 over the R-Phils. Rehabbing Jhonatan Solano, who’s scheduled to finish the season with Harrisburg, also went deep for a solo shot in the 4th. Starter Paul Demny gave up both Reading runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings. Ryan Tatusko got the win with three and 2/3rds innings of shutout ball with a three hits and a walk given up and six strikeouts. Hector Nelo got the save (#16) with the tying run on deck with a one-batter-one-strikeout outing. Roster moves: RHP Kevin Pucetas transferred from Syracuse, C Jhonatan Solano assigned as MLB rehab.

Potomac vs. Carolina — PPD
Rain postponed the beginning of the final Potomac homestand and the contest against the Carolina Mudcats. It will be made up with a doubleheader tonight at 6:05 p.m. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill promoted from Hagerstown. As with Will Hudgins’s promotion, there is no official word on who has been deactivated to take his place on the P-Nats roster.

Kannapolis 11 Hagerstown 4
• Anderson (L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 0HR
• Eusebio 3⅓ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Burns 3-5, R, RBI
• Ramsey 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

Dixon Anderson’s Low-A debut was one to forget as the 2011 ninth-round pick was run into the wall by the Intimidators in an 11-4 Suns loss. Anderson got just two outs (both K’s) in the top of the first, as Kannapolis ran wild (four steals) and the defense faltered (three errors) to render three of the five runs he gaveup unearned, though the 23-y.o. walked two and and allowed three hits. Billy Burns led the Hagerstown offense with a 3-for-5 night. Hagerstown’s lead in the Sally North is back to just a ½ game, one in the loss column, over second-place Hickory and West Virginia. Roster moves: 2B Hendry Jimenez activated from the DL.

Batavia 7 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• Mooneyham 4+ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• McGeary (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• Self 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Miller 2-4, R, 2B,
• Kieboom 2-4

Auburn battled back a 4-1 hole with three runs in 8th and 9th innings to force extras, but gave up three in the 10th to lose, 7-4 to Batavia. Starter Brett Mooneyham went four-plus innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Jack McGeary took the loss when a single and a botched sacrifice put the first two runners on and Derek Self was unable to strand them, giving up a two-run double and an RBI single. Brandon Miller and Spencer Kieboom both went 2-for-4 as the Doubledays managed eight hits total. The loss trims Auburn’s lead over second-place Batavia to four games in the NYPL’s Pinckney Divison, with third-place State College (7GB) coming to Falcon Park for the next three games. Roster moves: IF Carlos Alvarez demoted from Hagerstown.

GCL Marlins 3 GCL Nationals 1
• Pena (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Mieses 3P, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Difo 1-2, BB, SB
• Brooks 1-2, BB
• Jennings 1-4, SB
The G-Nats were held to just three hits but managed to avoid the shutout, losing 3-1 to the G-Marlins. Ronald Pena got the start and took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits over two innings with a walk and a strikeout. Wilmer Difo and James Brooks both singled and walked while Difo and Hayden Jennings, who had the only other hit, both stole bases.

DSL Philies 4 DSL Nationals 2 (10 inn.)
• Gomez 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ramos (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, K
• Novas 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Abreu 1-3

The D-Phils broke open a 1-1 tie with three in the top of the 10th and the D-Nats could only respond with one to lose in extras, 4-2. Starter Elisaul Gomez was the first of five D-Nats pitchers used, allowing four hits and no walks over two and 2/3rds innings. David Ramos took the loss when Mario Sanchez was unable to strand the leadoff double Ramos gave up before being lifted for Sanchez. Randy Novas came off the bench to score both D-Nats runs, including a solo home run in the 5th as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon.

Aug 202012
 

Sorry, no writeups today. Driving back from New England this morning and hoping to make the game tonight in Woodbridge.

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 vs. Indianapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Mandel (4-4, 3.06) vs.
McPherson (0-1, 1.59)
Harrisburg Won, 8-6 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-7, 5.48) vs.
Hyatt (6-4, 4.89)
Potomac Cancelled vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (0-1, 5.75) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Won, 8-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Casey (5-6, 5.85)
Auburn Won, 5-4;
Won, 8-7
vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (1-2, 3.08) vs.
Baker (2-2, 2.27)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 3
• Pucetas (W, 1-0) 7IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Davis (H, 1) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Garcia (S, 11) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Carroll 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Marrero 1-2, BB, RBI
• Perez 1-3, BB, 2CS

Harrisburg 8 Erie 6
• Broderick (W, 2-0) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Zinicola (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K,
• Bynum 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• Pahuta 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Potomac vs. Salem — Cancelled
The plug was pulled early on this one due to wet grounds and as the final meeting between the two teams, it will not be made up.

Hagerstown 8 Delmarva 2
• Rauh (W, 2-2) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 6BB, K
• Meza (H, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3BB, K
• Norfork 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Ramsey 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI

Auburn 5 Batavia 4 (10 inn., Comp. of 7/22 susp. gm.)
• Monar 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Davis 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Boyden (BS, 1; W, 2-0) 2IP, H, R, ER, 2BB, K
• Montilla 2-4, R
• Mesa 2-2

Auburn 8 Batavia 7
• Fischer (W, 3-3) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Medina (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Benincasa (SV, 3) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Martinez 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Ramos 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Pleffner 1-2, R, 2RBI

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
The G-Nats finish up the 2012 campaign with seven games in six days against the Marlins, Cardinals and Astros and a chance to finish both in second in the GCL East and above .500.

DSL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
The D-Nats are still mathematically alive for a wild-card spot in the playoffs but have an elimination number of four with six games to play, those being against the Phillies, Cubs2 and Mets1 squads.

Aug 192012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Indianapolis,
2:00 p.m.
Pucetas (0-0, -.–) vs.
Locke (9-5, 2.66)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Erie,
1:35 p.m.
Broderick (1-0, 4.26)
Potomac Won, 7-4 @ Salem,
4:05 p.m.
Gilliam (0-1, 5.75) vs.
Barnes (5-4, 3.40)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 @ Delmarva,
5:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-2, 4.56) vs.
TBD
Auburn Won, 10-8 vs. Batavia,
5:05 p.m.
Fischer (2-3, 4.76) vs.
Helisek (2-2, 2.93)
GCL Nationals Suspended OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A

Indianapolis 6 Syracuse 2
• Lannan 6⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Pena (L, 3-5) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Severino ⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Teahen 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Walters 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Indianapolis scored four unearned runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie and hand Syracuse a 6-2 loss. Starter John Lannan gave up two runs on six hits and three walks over six and a 1/3rd innings while striking out three. Hassan Pena took the loss when the fourth Chiefs error of the night helped let in his one-out walk (three hits given up by Atahualpa Severino also contributed). Zach Walters hit his first AAA home run and drove in two, while Mark Teahen singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Chiefs offense.

Harrisburg 2 Erie 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 8-9) 7IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Zinicola (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K,
• Nelo (SV, 15) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Hood 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Watts 1-4, R, 2B

Danny Rosenbaum tossed seven scoreless innings as the Senators won consecutive games for the first time in two weeks with a 2-1 win over Erie. Rosenbaum won his 8th game, snapping a streak of 13 winless starts, with five hits allowed, one walk, and three strikeouts. The Senators plated two but none from scoring position, with Kris Watts scampering home on a wild pitch in the 3rd and Anthony Rendon (1-4) scoring from first on a two-out double by Destin Hood in the 4th.
Potomac 7 Salem 4
• Swynenberg (W, 5-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Wort (SV, 10) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Keyes 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Souza 2-4, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Kevin Keyes’s three-run shot in the first set the tone early as Potomac broke a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over Salem. Keyes, Steve Souza Jr., and Jason Martinson each singled and homered as the P-Nats pounded out 15 hits total. Matt Swynenberg got the win in his first start since July 14, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Rob Wort turned in two scoreless frames and struck out three for his 10th save. Roster moves: RHP Will Hudgins promoted from the GCL. A corresponding move has not yet been reported, though Nathan Karns, whose turn in the rotation was skipped yesterday and is not listed in the next five probables by the team, is a likely candidate for a deactivation.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• Jordan (W, 2-2) 5IP, 7H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bates (SV, 5) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Nieto 1-2, R, BB, SF, HR, 3RBI
• Newsome 2-4

Adrian Nieto drove in all three Suns runs in a 3-2 win over the Shorebirds. The Hagerstown backstop hit a two-run HR in the first and a sacrifice fly in the 3rd. Starter Taylor Jordan won his second game, throwing five shutout frames with seven hits allowed, no walks, and three strikeouts. Richie Mirowski and Colin Bates both gave up a run over two ininngs but earned the hold and save respectively. The win keeps the Suns atop the Sally League North division by 1½ games over the Crawdads and Power.

Auburn 10 State College 8
• Monar 4IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• Wall (W, 1-0) 2IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Self (SV, 11) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Kieboom 3-3, R, BB, 2RBI
• Schill 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Auburn rallied for six in the top of the 9th to overcome a 5-4 deficit and held off a similar charge by State College in the last of the 9th for a 10-8 victory. Derek Self racked up his third one-batter, one-strikeout save and his 11th overall to nail down the win for Andrew Wall. Blake Monar started and went the first four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Spencer Kieboom led the offense with a 3-for-3 night, scoring a run, and driving in two. The win keeps pace with second-place Batavia, which comes to Auburn for three games in two days with a completion of a July 22 contest tonight followed by regularly scheduled games tonight and tomorrow. The two teams are separated by three games in the Pinckney Division.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Astros 0 — SUSP.
• Vasquez 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 0K

Play was suspended after 2½ innings with the G-Nats leading 2-0. It will be resumed this coming Friday.

DSL Pirates2 2 DSL Nationals 1
• Silvestre 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Lopez (L, 1-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Novas 1-3, 2B, SB
• Mercedes 1-3, BB, RBI

All the scoring came in the final two innings as the DSL Pirates2 edged the DSL Nationals, 2-1. Hector Silvestre tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while setting down nine on strikes. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss giving up single runs in the 8th and 9th innings. The D-Nats were held to just four hits, but two came in the ninth as Osvaldo Abreu led off with a single and Yermin Mercedes plated him with two outs with another single, the game ending on an out at third base as 17-year-old Thomas Alvarez tried to advance from first base.

Aug 182012
 

Sorry, no writeups today. Had to drive up to New England on short notice. Hoping to post regular writeups tomorrow and/or Monday.

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Indianapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (7-11, 4.99) vs
Cabrera (6-6, 4.58)
Harrisburg Won, 6-1 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-9, 3.91) vs.
Avery (10-9, 4.67)
Potomac Lost, 12-6 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (4-5, 5.49) vs.
Celestino (7-7, 4.55)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 4.29) vs.
Chalas (9-6, 5.05)
Auburn Won, 1-0 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (2-3, 2.68) vs.
Heredia (3-1, 2.42)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-0
(6½ inn.)
vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3
(11 inn.)
vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Toledo 6 Syracuse 2
• Maya 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• MacDougal (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Garcia ⅔ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Perez 1-3, BB, 2SB (14, 15)
• Leon 2-3, BB

Roster moves: RHP Kevin Pucetas transferred from Harrisburg, Tanner Roark placed on Temporary Inactive List.

Harrisburg 6 Erie 1
• Perry (W, 2-3) 9IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Van Ostrand 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Hood 2-3, BB, RBI
• Pahuta 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

Salem 12 Potomac 6
• Meyer (L, 2-2) 4IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Holland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 3-4, R, BB
• Souza 3-5, R

Roster moves: OF Michael Taylor placed on 7-Day DL, OF Steve Souza Jr. activated from 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 1
• Estevez (W, 5-1) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 3K
• Hawkins (H, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Kreis (SV, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nieto 3-4, R, BB, SB
• Ramsey 2-4, R, SB
• Dykstra 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI

Auburn 1 State College 0
• Pineyro (W, 3-1) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Henke (H, 4) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Benincasa (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Renda 1-3, BB, RBI
• E. Martinez 1-3, BB

LHP Jack McGeary activated from the DL, RHP Jason Smith placed on the Temporary Inactive List.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Astros 0 (6½ inn.)
• Turnbull 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mendez (W, 2-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Foat 3-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• D. Eusebio 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI

Roster moves: C Michael Albaladejo placed on reserve list (suspended 50 games for PED); SS Stephen Perez, C Jhonatan Solano assigned (rehab)

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Pirates2 3 (11 inn.)
• Ruiz 6IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• Ramos 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• K. Rodriguez (W, 5-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Mercedes 3-5, R, BB, RBI
• Mejia 2-4, 3B, 2RBI, BB
• Bautista 2-6, R, CS

Aug 152012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Toledo,
5:00 p.m.
Mandel (3-4, 3.40) and
Roark (6-14, 4.72) vs.
Crosby (7-5, 3.91) and
Brown (3-3, 4.95)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Holder (2-2, 4.26) vs.
House (6-3, 3.58)
Potomac Won, 7-5 vs. Wilmington,
12:05 p.m.
Ray (4-9, 5.99) vs.
Adam (4-11, 3.73)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (10-6, 4.75) vs.
Faulkner (4-4, 3.86)
Auburn ALL-STAR
BREAK
@ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (3-1, 4.43)
vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-8 vs. DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse vs. Toledo — PPD
Rain postponed the opener of this three-game series. It will be made up tonight with a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.
Roster moves: 1B Chris Marrero activated from the DL, RHP Mitch Atkins placed on DL.

Akron 2 Harrisburg 1
• Pucetas 5+IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 2K
• Frias (BS, 2) 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• McCoy (L, 7-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Bloxom 2-4
• Lozada 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Rendon 1-4, K

The addition of the Nats’ top hitting prospect did nothing to stem the tide of losses, as Harrisburg lost for the seventh time in eight games, 2-1. Anthony Rendon was 1-for-4 with a strikeout and helped turn two of the three Senator double plays. Starter Kevin Pucetas went five-plus innings, giving up three hits and walking four. The tying and winning runs came on sacrifice flies in the 7th and 8th innings off relievers Marcos Frias and Jimmy Barthmaier, with Pat McCoy taking the loss. Jose Lozada’s first-inning home run was one of just six (6) hits Harrisburg would manage, as the Senators went 0-for-5 with RISP and stranded eight baserunners.

Potomac 7 Wilmington 5
• Gilliam 5IP, 6H, 5R, ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Olbrychowski (W, 5-10) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Wort (SV, 9) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Hague 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Ramirez 2-4, 2R, RBI
• Skole 0-3, RBI, SF

It was like a battle between a toothless dog and clawless cat, but Potomac overcame a self-inflicted 5-0 deficit for a 7-5 win over Wilmington. The P-Nats committed six errors to two by the Blue Rocks, who did their part to catch up by uncorking a pair of wild pitches, playing right field like a high-school scrub, and dropping popups and throws to the plate. Starter Rob Gilliam gave up one earned run on a moonshot to center and four unearned runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Adam Olbrychowski got the win in relief, pitching the top half of the 6th when the P-Nats rallied for five in the bottom half. Rob Wort got the save in high-wire fashion, striking out the final batter on a called third strike on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded. Roster moves: 3B Matt Skole promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 4 Hickory 3
• Rauh (ND) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Meza (H, 4) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Mirowski (BS, 1; W, 4-0) ⅓ IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Newsome 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Higley 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Ortega 1-3, R, SAC, E

J.R. Higley’s RBI double in the bottom of the 9th gave Hagerstown its 10th walkoff win of the season, 4-3. The Suns’ 70th win also secured sole possession of first place in the Sally League North by a ½ game over the Power. Richie Mirowski got the dreaded blown-save-win in relief of starter Brian Rauh, who turned in six strong innings with just one run allowed on four hits and a walk. Higley and Brett Newsome both went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Suns’ offense. Roster moves: IF Khayyan Norfork promoted from Auburn, LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. placed on the 7-Day DL, RHP Wirkin Estevez activated from the DL.

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS — ALL-STAR BREAK
The N.L. All-Stars crushed the A.L. All-Stars, 8-1 in the New York-Penn League All-Star game. Here’s how the Doubledays performed:
• Schill 0-3, starting SS
• Martinez 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, starting LF
• Ramos 1-3, off the bench, RF
• Pleffner 1-2, off the bench, 1B
• Manuel 0-2, PH-DH

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Giolito 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Anderson 4IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Mieses (BS, 1; L, 1-4) ⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• Foat 2-4, R
• Piwnica-Worms 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI, 3K

Lucas Giolito gave up a run on two hits over two innings with no walks and one strikeout in his professional debut. The G-Nats, however, fell to the G-Marlins, 4-3. Dixon Anderson was stretched to four innings, allowing a run (home run) on five hits with a walk and five K’s. Adalberto Mieses took the loss by surrendering the tying and winning runs in the 7th. Matt Foat (2-for-4) and Will Piwinica-Worms (2-for-5) continue to produce on offense. Roster moves: OF Jordan Poole assigned from Auburn Doubledays, RHP Shane McCatty assigned from Potomac Nationals.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Giants 8
• Valdez 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Benitez (W, 3-2) 3IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• Lopez (SV, 1) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Novas 4-5, 4R, 2B, 3B, HR, 2RBI, 3SB
• A. Martinez 3-5, R, 2B, RBI

Randy Novas hit for the cycle and stole three bases to lead the DSL Nationals past the DSL Giants, 10-8. Starter Philips Valdez gave up two runs on four hits and two walks over the first three innings, while Juan Benitez got the win despite giving up five runs on five hits and three walks over the next three frames. Reynaldo Lopez was credited with the save for pitching the final two innings with a run on two hits, a walk, and three strikeouts. Roster moves: OF Armando Echenique on the 7-Day DL.

Aug 142012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Toledo,
7:00 p.m.
Mandel (3-4, 3.40) vs.
Crosby (7-5, 3.91)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Pucetas (7-5, 3.64) vs.
Espino (7-2, 3.03)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (0-1, 7.04) vs.
L. Perez (3-4, 4.26)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (10-6, 4.75)vs.
Lamb (4-8, 4.79)
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 7-2 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (pro debut)
vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3
(11 inn.)
@ DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 4
• Lannan (L, 7-11) 6⅓ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Pena 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Carroll 2-3, R, 2B, BB, CS
• Leon 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rallied for five runs in the 7th and 8th innings and held off a late charge from Syracuse to win the rubber game of the series, 6-4. John Lannan dropped his 11th game with three runs allowed on three hits and four walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. The Chiefs ‘pen surrendered all four inherited runners, two by Hassan Pena and two by Erik Davis. Jim Negrych homered in the 9th to drive in two of three Syracuse runs scored. Sandy Leon homered in the 5th off former Nats farmhand Michael O’Connor for the Venezuelan backstop’s first AAA longball.

HARRISBURG SENATORS — OFF DAY
The Senators six-game homestand continues with three against the first-place Akron Aeros before Harrisburg heads out for three games over the weekend to Erie, PA.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 3
• Karns 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 10K
• Swynenberg 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Soriano 3-4, R, CS, OF assist at HP
• Rendon 2-4, R

A ninth-inning rally fell short Last Night In Woodbridge.
As noted in the comments, and elsewhere online, 3B Anthony Rendon has reportedly been promoted to Harrisburg.

Hagerstown 5 Hickory 1
• Jordan (W, 1-2) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Holt (H, 4) 3IP, H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Ortega 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Newsome 2-4, R, 2B
• Skole 1-2, 2BB, RBI, E(19)

Taylor Jordan earned his first Sally League win in more than a year as Hagerstown downed Hickory, 5-1. Jordan tossed five shutout frames, giving up just two hits and two walk while striking out six. Bryce Ortega powered the Suns attack with a 2-for-4 effort, including a two-run triple. The win gave Hagerstown sole possession of second place in the Sally League North, as they kept pace with first-place West Virginia.

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS — ALL-STAR BREAK
Five Doubledays will represent Auburn in the 8th annual New York-Penn League All-Star Game in Mahoning Valley: OFs Wander Ramos and Estarlin Martinez, 1B Shawn Pleffner, SS Wes Schill and C Craig Manuel.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 2
• Turnbull 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Vasquez (W, 3-6) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, K
• Mendez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lippincott 4-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Nix 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

The G-Nats rapped out 16 hits en route to a 7-2 win over the G-Marlins. Bryan Lippincott singled twice and doubled twice to lead the attack, followed by Tony Nix, who was a triple shy of the cycle with a 3-for-5 afternoon. Kylin Turnbull made the start in rehab, allowing just hit over two scoreless innings. Daury Vasquez got the win with both Marlins runs allowed on five hits and two walks over five innings.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Giants 3
• Silvestre 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• K. Rodriguez (W, 4-2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Bautista 3-5, R, 3B, RBI
• A. Martinez 2-4, 2RBI
• Novas 2-5

Wester Suarez’s two-out RBI single gave the D-Nats a 4-3 win in 11 innings. Starter Hector Silvestre gave up two runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts over five inning. Kelvin Rodriguez got the win with a scoreless top of the 11th. Rafael Bautista led the hit column with a 3-for-5 afternoon as the D-Nats rapped out 10 hits total. Andres Martinez (2-for-4) and Randy Novas (2-for-5) also had multi-hit games.

Aug 132012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1;
Lost, 1-0
vs. Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (7-10, 5.03) vs.
O’Connor (2-6, 3.76)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 7-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (8-3, 2.06) vs.
Pounders (4-4, 5.43)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-2, 5.49) or
Jordan (0-2, 5.63) vs.
Martinez (6-6, 4.75)
Auburn Won, 8-4 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 — GAME ONE
• Maya (W, 11-8) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Garcia (SV, 9) 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Rivero 2-3
• Hoffpauir 2-3, RBI
• Teahen 1-3, R, 2RBI

Yunesky Maya continues to give up solo shots, but also continues to win as Syracuse took the first game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 3-1. Maya gave up a first-inning HR then threw four scoreless innings to get the win (#11), finishing with one run on three hits and no walks. Jarrett Hoffpauir’s RBI single tied it in the 2nd while Mark Teahen plated the winning runs with a two-run single in the 3rd. Christian Garcia went the final two frames to earn his 9th save and lower his ERA to 0.36.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Atkins (L, 6-9) 3IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Lehman 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Perez 2-3, OF assist at HP
• Leon 1-2, BB

Mitch Atkins also surrendered a solo shot, but the Yankees’ pitchers were able to keep the Chiefs off the board for a 1-0 shutout. Atkins allowed four of the five Scranton/Wlikes-Barre hits, walking one and striking out three over three innings. Eury Perez was the sole Syracuse batter to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-3 and gunning down a runner at the plate. Roster move: RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx released.

Binghamton 7 Harrisburg 2
• Demny (L, 6-7) 2⅔ IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Broderick 3⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Nicol 3-4
• Bloxom 2-4, BB, RBI

A four-run third chased starter Paul Demny as Harrisburg fell for the sixth time in seven games, 7-2. Demny was buffeted with eight hits while walking three and left the bases loaded with two out in the 3rd. Brian Broderick was able to strand them but eventually gave up two runs of his own. Harrisburg racked up 10 hits but continues to struggle with getting runners in, leaving 10 runners on and going 2-for-9 with RISP. Sean Nicol led the hit parade with a 3-for-4 afternoon, followed by Justin Bloxom’s 2-for-4 effort. Roster moves: RHP Erik Davis was promoted to Syracuse with RHP Zech Zinicola activated from the DL to take his place on the 25-man roster.

Winston-Salem 7 Potomac 0
• Meyers (L, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Olbrychowski 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Kelso 1-2
• Keyes 1-3, BB
• Rendon 0-2, 2K (ejected after 2nd AB)

In case you missed it: Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN — OFF DAY
With a game lost to the rains, the focus is on the loss column in the Sally League North, as the Suns, Crawdads, and Power each have 22. It’s the last series between Hickory and Hagerstown this week as the two teams match up for three this week before the Suns head out to the shore to face Delmarva while the Crawdads head home for a seven-game homestand. As of now, the schedule favors Hickory as they still have four games left against West Virginia while the Suns will be done with both after this week.

Auburn 8 Mahoning Valley 4
• Fischer (W, 2-3) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 5K
• Henke 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Pleffner 3-4, R, RBI
• C. Lopez 1-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Marrero 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Carlos Lopez’s grand slam highlighted a five-run first as the Doubledays doubled up the Scrappers, 8-4. David Fischer got the win with two runs over five innings on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Shawn Pleffner led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, scoring a run and driving in a run. Chris Marrero walked, doubled, scored twice, and drove in a run in what could be his final rehab appearance before rejoining Syracuse.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
An 8-2 run thus far in August has put the G-Nats in a position to climb out of the GCL East cellar, and perhaps even make a run at .500.

DSL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After a 3-3 week, the D-Nats play the Giants, the “Redbacks,” and Pirates2 squads with home games on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Aug 102012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-3 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (6-13, 4.73) vs.
Cochran (6-4, 4.58)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1
(13 inn.)
vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Perry (1-2, 1.54) vs.
Pettibone (1-0, 4.09)
Potomac Lost, 11-2 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (4-8, 5.85) vs.
Snodgress (2-0, 2.55)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 @ Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-4, 4.91) vs.
Gerritse (4-5, 3.89)
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (2-3, 2.95) vs.
Sampson (0-0, 2.81)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-3 vs.GCL Astros,
11:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 9-4;
Lost, 7-6
@ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 3
• Mandel (W, 3-4) 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Atkins 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Walters 2-4, 2B, E
• Hoffpauir 2-4, R, 2B
• Perez 0-3, 2R, 2SB, BB (hit streak over)

A five-run third proved to be enough as the Chiefs completed their two-game sweep of Pawtucket with a 6-3 win. Jeff Mandel got the win with seven strong innings, limiting the Pawsox to two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Middle infielders Zach Walters and Jarrett Hoffpauir both went 2-for-4 with a double as Syracuse registered eight hits total. The road trip continues tonight with a pair against Lehigh Valley before heading back to Syracuse for an 11-game homestand.

Richmond 2 Harrisburg 1 (13 inn.)
• Holder 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, HBP
• Davis 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Frias 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Tatusko (L, 2-5) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Pahuta 1-2, R, 2B, 3BB
• Skelton 1-4, 2BB

Richmond completed the sweep of Harrisburg with a 2-1 win in 13 innings, handing the Senators their fourth straight loss overall. Harrisburg used six of eight relievers trying to win this one. Ryan Tatusko suffered the loss on two singles given up with a wild pitch sandwiched in between. Starter Trevor Holder gave up the other run to the airborne rodents on four hits and three walks over the first five frames. The Senators were held to just five hits and left 10 runners on base. Despite the loss, Harrisburg remains mathematically alive at 5½ games behind second-place Bowie with eight games left between the two teams. They return home for six games in seven days against Binghamton and Akron, starting tonight.

Myrtle Beach 11 Potomac 2
• Gilliam (L, 0-1) 4IP, 7H, 10R, 9ER, 2BB, 2K, 3HR
• Swynenberg 3IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rendon 2-4, 3B
• Sanchez 2-4
• Howell 2-3

The long ball did in both Rob Gilliam and Potomac as Myrtle Beach took the rubber game of the series, 11-2. Gilliam gave up 10 runs on seven hits, including three home runs, over four innings. He walked two and struck out three. The P-Nats collected 11 hits, just one fewer than the Pelicans, with eight of nine starters reaching base safely. Anthony Rendon, Adrian Sanchez, and Jeff Howell each had two hits, with Rendon tripling to center in his first at-bat as the DH. The loss drops Potomac into a tie for third place, 1½ behind Frederick in the C.L. North, as the P-Nats return home for a six-game homestand against Winston-Salem and Wilmington.

Charleston 4 Hagerstown 3
• Schwartz (L, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Kreis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Burns 2-4, R
• Skole 1-3, BB, RBI, SB(10)

Hagerstown made the most of its limited chances but fell, 4-3 to Charleston and dropped into second place in the Sally League North. Starter Blake Schwartz gave up the first three Riverdog runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings and was charged with the loss. The Suns went 2-for-5 with RISP and left on three runners. Billy Burns led the seven-hit effort with a 2-for-4 night while Matt Skole increased his RBI tally to 91 and stole his 10th base without getting caught. Roster moves: 2B Hendry Jimenez placed on 7-Day DL, IF Cutter Dykstra activated from DL.

Auburn 5 State College 3
• Pineyro (W, 2-1) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Henke (H, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Self (S, 10) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• C. Lopez 3-4, R
• Miller 2-2, R, 3B, RBI
• E. Martinez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

After losing an early 2-0 lead, Auburn chipped away with single runs in the 4th, 6th, and 7th to come away with a 5-3 win over State College. Ivan Pineyro weathered the OBI (One Bad Inning) to get the quality start with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Travis Henke and Derek Self combined for three innings of scoreless relief to earn the hold and save respectively. Brandon Miller made his return from the disabled list and went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple. Carlos Lopez led the 12-hit attack with a 3-for-4 night. With the win, Auburn increased its lead in the Pinckney Division to four games.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 3
• Barrientos 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 5BB, K
• Mendez 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Dicharry (W, 3-1) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Brooks 3-6, 2R, 2B, 4RBI
• Foat 3-5, BB, RBI
• Difo 2-6, 2R, RBI

James Brooks’s bases-clearing double highlighted a five-run 10th as the G-Nats beat the G-Marlins 7-3 in 10 innings. Kevin Dicharry got the win in relief, though he gave up a run in the last of the 10th. Starter Joel Barrientos went the first five innings, allowing a run on three hits and five walks. Brooks went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBI total to pace the offense.

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Mets1 4 — GAME ONE
• Valerio (W, 2-4) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• K. Rodriguez 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Aguero 2-3, 2R, BB, RBI
• De Los Santos 2-3, 2R, BB
• A. Martinez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI, SF

The D-Nats scored four in the 6th and three 7th to break open a 2-2 tie and cruise to a 9-4 win over the D-Mets1. Maximo Valerio benefited from the late rally with a win after allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over the first five innings. Kelvin Rodriguez finished the game with two unearned runs on two hits while striking out three. Youanifred Aguero and Juan De Los Santos both went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored as the D-Nats collected 10 hits and drew eight walks.

DSL Mets1 7 DSL Nationals 6 — GAME TWO
• Benitez (L, 2-2) 3IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Lopez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mejia 2-4, R, 2B, SB
• Abreu 1-3, 2RBI

Twice the D-Nats rallied for three runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early 6-0 deficit as the D-Mets1 held on to split the doubleheader, 7-6. Starter Juan Benitez took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over the first three innings. The D-Nats took advantage of seven walks, a wild pitch, a passed ball and an error to score six runs on only five hits. Bryan Mejia led the offense with a 2-for-4 effort, which included a double, a run scored, and a stolen base. Roster move: RHP Reynaldo Lopez assigned from Washington (18 years old, born in the D.R.)