Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3;
Lost, 3-2
vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (7-7, 3.49) vs.
Buchanan (8-8, 4.05)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Crick (3-10, 4.99)
Potomac Lost, 6-4 vs. Frederick,
6:05 p.m.
Whiting (9-3, 3.64) vs.
Keller (0-1, 1.76)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (7-9, 4.80) vs.
Watson (2-10, 8.11)
Auburn Lost, 2-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (3-3, 3.69) vs.
Romero (1-1, 2.51)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3 – GAME ONE
• Hill (L, 6-11) 6IP, 11H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Burnett 1IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, HR (10), RBI

The Chiefs homered twice in the 7th but still came up one run short for 4-3 loss to the IronPigs. Taylor Hill scattered 11 hits without giving up a longball but let in three runs over six innings with one walk and one whiff as he lost for the 11th time this season. Re-acquired Sean Burnett (details) gave up a run in the 7th, which proved to the difference when Matt Skole hit his 21st HR (solo) and Jason Martinson hit #10 (two-run), which were just the fourth and fifth hits total for Syracuse.

Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2 (8 inn.) – GAME TWO
• Espino 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Martin (L, 2-4) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1R, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Collier 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Soto 1-3, 2B

In the nightcap, Rafael Martin loaded the bases with a single and two walks in the 8th, then coughed up the go-ahead run with a sac fly. Lehigh Valley did its best to return the favor with a walk (Michael Taylor), hit by pitch (Matt Skole), and a sacrifice (Caleb Ramsey) to put the tying and winning runs into scoring position but Jason Martinson and Jhonatan Solano both struck out, giving the IronPigs a 3-2 win and a doubleheader sweep. Paolo Espino turned in a quality start of two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six. Zach Collier and Neftali Soto both doubled as the Chiefs managed just five hits total again.

Richmond 3 Harrisburg 2
• Valdez (L, 4-4) 8IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Norfork 2-4

Phillips Valdez walked just one and hurled his first complete game without rain… but he went eight innings, not nine, as Harrisburg fell to Richmond, 3-2. Valdez allowed six hits and struck out four while losing for the fourth time at AA. Kevin Keyes (single, homer) and Khayyan Norfork (two singles) both went 2-for-4 as the Senators collected nine hits total, with just one in six RISP chances. Roster moves: RHPs Michael Brady and Mitch Lively reassigned from Syracuse.

Frederick 6 Potomac 4
• Martin (L, 0-1) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 6BB, 4K, HBP
• Mendez 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Schrock 2-4, R, RBI
• Keller 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The J.D. Martin experiment didn’t stop another spin ’round the drain as the P-Nats dropped their sixth straight with a 6-4 loss to the Keys. Martin walked six, hit a batter, and gave up four sharp hits and several LONG foul balls over five frustrating innings to take the loss. Mario Sanchez finished the game with two runs allowed on four hits over four innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock and Alec Keller combined to go 4-for-8 with two runs, a HR (Keller), and three RBI but the clutch hit eluded Potomac with a 1-for-9 mark with RISP.

Hagerstown 4 Lexington 1
• Reyes 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Rivera (W, 4-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Walby (SV, 5) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2B, 2SB
• Wiseman 2-5, R, 2RBI, 2SB
• Sagdal 2-5, R, 2B

Hagerstown broke a 1-1 tie with three in the 8th as they took the series opener from Lexington, 4-1. Luis Reyes let in an unearned run on three hits and two walks over five innings for a no-decision. Mariano Rivera III was perfect for three innings with three K’s to earn the win while Philip Walby was perfect for one inning with one K to earn the save. Kelvin Gutierrez, Rhett Wiseman, and Ian Sagdal each had two hits to lead the nine-hit parade, though the Suns batters fanned 13 times.

Hudson Valley 2 Auburn 1
• Acevedo 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Serrata (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 2-4, RBI
• Barrera 2-3

The Renegades, who had it made, retrieved their bounty with a 2-1 win over the Doubledays to complete the three-game sweep. Carlos Acevedo went the first four innings with one run allowed on four hits and three walks while fanning two. Brayan Serrata took the loss, his first, with the decisive run let in on a groundout after a one-out triple. Dan Johnson drove in the sole Auburn run while going 2-for-4 while Tres Barrera also singled twice to pace the Doubledays’ offense. Roster moves: LHP David “Mi hermano es Wilson” Ramos activated from the 60-Day DL.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1
(12 inn.)
vs. Lehigh Valley,
5:05 p.m.
Hill (6-10, 4.63) and
Espino (7-10, 3.55) vs.
Russell (3-5, 3.79) and
Klein (2-1, 1.64)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (4-3, 5.81) vs.
Gage (7-7, 3.86)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
J. Martin (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Romero (5-4, 6.06)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2;
Lost, 6-2
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1st start
at Low-A in ’16) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 7-2 @ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Acevedo (2-3, 3.06) vs.
Navas (3-2, 1.81)

Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1 (12 inn.)
• Brady 7IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Grace 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Davis (W, 7-4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• den Dekker 2-4, BB
• Ramsey 2-5, R, 2B

Syracuse tied it in the 8th and walked off in the 12th for 2-1 victory over Lehigh Valley. Michael Brady made his I.L. debut with one run let in on four hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings. The win went to Erik Davis who rebounded from retiring nobody on Wednesday to striking out the side in the 12th. Matt den Dekker walked once and singled twice while Caleb Ramsey singled, doubled, and scored a run to pace the Chiefs seven-hit, seven-walk offense, which was 2-for-14 with RISP and left on 13 baserunners. Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole recalled from Washington; OF Brian Goodwin optioned from Washington; RHP Michael Brady reassigned from Harrisburg; RHP Mitch Lively assigned from Washington.

Erie 8 Harrisburg 7
• Simms (L, 7-5) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Marmolejos 2-5, R
• Kieboom 2-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI

The Seawolves completed the three-game sweep with an 8-7 triumph over the Senators. John Simms stepped in for Mike Brady and tossed four scoreless before the running aground in the 5th as Erie put up a five spot. He lost for the fifth time with five runs allowed on six hits and no walks while fanning four over four and 2/3rds innings. Harrisburg rallied for three late but couldn’t push across the equalizer, leaving the tying runner on at third in the 8th, and at second in the 9th. Rafael Bautista walked, singled, homered, scored a run, stole a base, threw out a runner at second, took out the trash, walked the dog, called his mother to lead the Sens’ attack while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos pushed his modest hit streak to five games with another two singles.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 2
• Williams (L, 4-4) 5+ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K, BK
• Mendez 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Schrock 1-3, 2R, BB
• Read 1-3, BB

Wilmington sent Potomac packing with its fifth straight loss by a 3-2 count. Austen Williams took the loss with all three Blue Rocks runs charged to him on seven hits and four walks over five-plus innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock scored both P-Nats runs while taking a walk and singling, as did Raudy Read. But the rest of the lineup went 3-for-28 with two walks and stranded nine baserunners, including the tying run and the go-ahead run in the 9th.

Hagerstown 4 Rome 2 – GAME ONE
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4
• Peterson (W, 4-1) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Lora 2-3, 2R, 2B, SB
• Sagdal 2-3, R, 2B
• Encarnacion 2-3, 2B, CS

Hagerstown scored twice in the 7th to take the opener from Rome, 4-2. Tommy Peterson was the winner in relief, stranding an inherited runner in the 5th as he retired eight of nine batters faced down the stretch. Joan Baez started and gave up both Braves runs on six hits and two walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. Edwin Lora, Ian Sagdal, and Randy Encarnacion each went 2-for-3 with a double as the Suns collected 11 hits total.

Rome 6 Hagerstown 2 – GAME TWO
• Bourque (L, 4-6) 4⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, 2WP, HBP
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, BB
• Sagdal 2-4, RBI

In the nightcap, the Braves scored in every inning but the 1st as they eclipsed the Suns, 6-2 and split the doubleheader. James Bourque took the loss and the brunt of the beating with five runs allowed on eight hit and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Randy Encarnacion singled, walked, and scored once while Ian Sagdal singled twice and drove in a run to highlight the Hagerstown offense.

Hudson Valley 7 Auburn 2
• Ramirez 5IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Harmening (L, 0-1) 1IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Martinez 4-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Banks 1-3

It was a bad Happy Hour in Hudson Valley – lots of singles (23), lots of strikeouts (19) – as the Renegades splashed a drink in the face of Auburn, 7-2. Yonathan Ramirez did his part at the start with five innings of one-run ball as he scattered eight hits and a walk and struck out three, but left with the game tied, 1-1. Russell Harmening was the losing pitcher with two runs allowed on four hits in the 6th, as the Doubledays ‘pen was lit up for six runs in the final three frames. Andres Martinez homered in the 9th to fall a triple shy of the cycle as he went 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored to pace the Doubledays offense.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (8-8, 4.26) vs.
Pivetta (0-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Brady (3-6, 3.34) vs.
Turley (5-8, 4.06)
Potomac Lost, 1-0 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Williams (4-3, 4.05) vs.
Ray (6-6, 5.31)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Rome,
5:00 p.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
Sanchez (6-9, 5.20) and
Caicedo (2-5, 5.13)
Auburn Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (3-2, 4.38) vs.

Toledo 4 Syracuse 3
• Giolito 7IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 10K
• DeFratus (H, 1; L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Davis (BS, 4) 2BF, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Skole 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Lobaton 3-4, R, RBI

Lucas Giolito was brilliant for seven innings, the Chiefs ‘pen was anything but as they coughed up three runs in the 9th to lose to the Mud Hens, 4-3. The top Nats prospect fanned ten without issuing a walk while giving up a run on seven hits and was ahead 3-1 when the offense scored twice in the top of the 8th. In the 9th, Justin DeFratus took the loss when he gave up three singles in the space of four batters and Erik Davis blew the save by giving up two singles to the two batters he faced. Jose Lobaton led the Syracuse offense with a 3-for-4 night, but no other batter reached base twice as the Chiefs drew no walks and struck out 10 times. Roster moves: RHP Koda Glover recalled to Washington; RHP Justin DeFratus reassigned from Harrisburg.

Erie 4 Harrisburg 2
• Blackmar (L, 3-3) 8IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Runion 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Pleffner 2-4
• Marmolejos 2-4

Harrisburg outhit Erie, 8-5 but the Seawolves outscored the Senators, 4-2. Mark Blackmar took the loss as he gave up all four Erie runs on four hits (including a homer) and two walks over eight innings. He walked two and struck out three but lost for this third time at AA. Shawn Pleffner celebrated his 27th birthday with a two-hit night while as he, Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, and Nick Rickles all went 2-for-4 to combine for six of the eight singles Harrisburg registered.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 0
• Crownover 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Mayberry (L, 3-4) 2+ IP, 3H, R, ER, IBB, 4K
• Schrock 2-4, 2B
• Mejia 1-4, 3B

The P-Nats dropped their fourth straight with a 1-0 walkoff loss to the Blue Rocks, shaving their lead over Lynchburg to just 1½ games. Matt Crownover and Zach Lovvorn opened a donut shop on the Frawley Stadium scoreboard, as the two starting pitchers pitched shutouts for six and seven innings respectively. Wilmington pushed across the lone run in the 9th after two singles and an intentional walk by reliever Whit Mayberry loaded bases and Elier Hernandez did not strike out, pop out, or hit the grounder Potomac needed for a chance to go to the 10th. Max “For Those About To” Schrock singled and doubled while Bryan Mejia tripled to account for three of the five hits and six of the eight total bases the P-Nats collected.

Rome vs. Hagerstown – PPD
Wet grounds forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s game between Hagerstown and Rome. They’ll try to make it up today with a twi-night doubleheader.

Hudson Valley 4 Auburn 3 (10 inn.)
• Bogucki 4IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Held (L, 1-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K, WP
• Ortiz 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Perkins 0-2, 2BB, CS

The Doubledays took advantage of seven walks to score three times on just three hits with no stolen bases. The Renegades took advantage of four errors and a wild-pitch walkoff to win 10 innings, 4-3. Auburn starter A.J. Bogucki went the first four innings with two unearned runs let in on a hit and a walk while striking out two. The loss went to Samuel Held in his third inning of work after a leadoff double, a bunt single, and a wild pitch plated the gamewinner with one out in the 10th. Oliver Ortiz singled and doubled and drove in a run while Blake Perkins, Dalton Dulin, and Clayton Brandt each drew two walks to lead the Auburn offense.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-1 @ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Latos (1st AAA start of ’16)
Farmer (4-5, 4.32)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Lewicki (1-5, 3.21)
Fedde (1-0, 1.29)
Potomac Lost, 7-3 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (3-2, 3.48)
Griffin (3-8, 6.31)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs.
Vizcaino (MLB Rehab)

Syracuse 8 Toledo 1
• Voth (W, 7-7) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Glover (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Collier 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Zimmerman 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Lobaton 2-4, BB

Every Syracuse batter got a hit (wait, what?) as the Chiefs plucked the Mud Hens, 8-1 in the series opener. Well, it helped that Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton joined the lineup for a rehab assignment, and the two lived up to the hype with both going 2-for-4 with a walk and Zimmerman hitting a homer. Austin Voth evened up his won-loss record at 7-7 with six innings of one-run ball on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Ahead 5-1 at the time, Trevor Gott loaded up the bases in the 8th with two hits and a hit batsman. Koda Glover was called upon to get the final out of the inning, then worked the 9th for the save. Roster moves: 1B Ryan Zimmerman, C Jose Lobaton assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; RHP Andrew Robinson reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
The Senators resume their six-game homestand with three against the Seawolves, with Erick Fedde making his second AA start. Harrisburg trails Altoona 3½ games for first place in the E.L. West but leads Akron by 3 games in the wildcard race.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 3
• Whiting (L, 9-3) 3+ IP, 10H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Read 2-4, 2R, 2B

Wilmington scored in each of the first four innings as they ran up a 7-0 lead and cruised to a 7-3 win over Potomac in the series opener. P-Nats starter Boone Whiting was lit up for all seven Blue Rocks runs on 10 hits over three-plus innings to lose for the third time at High-A. Bryan Mejia singled twice, doubled once, and drove in one while Raudy Read singled and doubled and scored two runs to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
The Suns begin a six-game road trip through Georgia and Kentucky to take on the Rome Braves and the Lexington Legends for three games apiece. Hagerstown is on a three-game win streak that has seen them climb back into a tie for first place with Kannapolis for the 2nd half title in the Sally North. Roster moves: C Matt Reistetter, RHP Luis Reyes reassigned from Potomac; C Adderling Ruiz placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Ronald Pena reassigned to the GCL for MiLB rehab.

Tonight is the All-Star game for the New York-Penn League, which will be held in Hudson Valley, where the three Auburn representatives (Tyler Watson, Nick Banks, and Weston Davis) will be joined by their Doubledays teammates tomorrow to play the Renegades. Roster moves: RHP Carlos Acevedo reassigned from Hagerstown; RHP Conner Porter reassigned from the GCL.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Columbus,
5:05 p.m.
Espino (6-10, 3.58) and
Hill (6-9, 4.49) vs.
Murata (6-2, 3.74) and
Morimando (4-1, 1.96)
Harrisburg Won, 8-4 vs. Binghamton,
1:30 p.m.
Valdez (4-2, 5.57) vs.
Zeid (3-3, 3.98)
Potomac Won, 12-6 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
J. Martin (1st Hi-A start of
’16) vs. Keller (0-1, 1.59)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Kannapolis,
2:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Johnson (6-2, 3.65)
Auburn Tied, 0-0
vs. Batavia,
12:00 p.m.
TBD and Reyes (0-1, 1.13) vs.

Syracuse vs. Columbus – PPD
Syracuse didn’t lose on Saturday, thanks to the rain that forced a doubleheader today. Roster move: RHP Reynaldo Lopez recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 8 Binghamton 4
• Mapes (W, 11-8) 6IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HBP
• Suero (H, 8) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, 2BB, RBI

The Senators put up four in the 1st, survived a scare in the 6th, and rallied in the 7th and 8th innings to double up the B-Mets, 8-4. Tyler Mapes won for the 11th time with all four Binghamton runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings. Wander Suero tossed two scoreless and Andrew Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the game. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos smacked his first AA longball and went 2-for-3 as did Isaac Ballou, who drove in two and walked twice to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Potomac 12 Frederick 6
• Williams (W, 4-3) 6+ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Orlan (H, 7) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Schrock 3-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI, CS
• Keller 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Read 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB

Potomac went double-single-homer-walk-double-triple to open the 9th to turn a 6-5 game into a 12-6 smackdown of Frederick. Austen Williams got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on 10 hits and two walks over six-plus innings while fanning one. R.C. Orlan, who let in one of Williams’s runs, earned his seventh hold pitching the rest of the 7th and a scoreless 8th. Max “For Those About To” Schrock and Drew Vettleson both went deep, combining for five RBI while Schrock and Alec Keller led the hit column with three apiece as the P-Nats pounded out 17 hits total on the night.

Hagerstown 3 Asheville 2
• Bourque 4⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Dickey (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Rivera (SV, 8) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• DeBruin 2-3

Ian Sagdal’s two-run HR capped a three-run 6th as Hagerstown took a 2-1 series lead with a 3-2 win over Asheville. James Bourque got the start and was charged with both Tourist runs on six hits and no walks as he set down five on strikes. The 59-minute rain delay ended his night after four and 2/3rds innings. Robbie Dickey got the win as he stranded two while getting the last out of the 5th and pitched two more scoreless innings. The save went to Mariano Rivera III with two more goose eggs. Sagdal and Grant DeBruin both went 2-for-3 to lead the Suns attack.

Batavia 0 Auburn 0
• Dunning 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Dulin 0-0, BB

The score was still 0-0 when the rain halted play after three innings in Auburn. They’ll pick it up today at noon and complete it, followed by a seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

GCL Update
Despite a 3-2 week, the G-Nats have drifted to 3½ games behind the G-Cards in the GCL East. The tragic number is 12 with two and half weeks left to play.

DSL Update
The D-Nats took a tailspin last week with five straight losses before winning yesterday, 3-2 over the D-Brewers. For those obsessed with large sums of money thrown at teenagers, $700K and 17-y.o. Elvis Alvarado was transferred from the DSL Roster to the GCL Roster last Tuesday but has yet to play professionally.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 1-0 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Espino (6-10, 3.58) vs.
Murata (6-2, 3.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Mapes (10-8, 3.07) vs.
Lara (6-9, 4.62)
Potomac Lost, 8-7
(13 inn.)
@ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
Williams (3-3, 3.74) vs.
Romero (2-0, 4.09)
Hagerstown Won, 6-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-5, 5.51) vs.
Berke (3-4, 3.59)
Auburn Lost, 4-2 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Dunning (1-1, 3.68) vs.
Lee (0-1, 2.63)

Columbus 1 Syracuse 0
• Giolito (L, 1-2) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Gott 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• den Dekker 1-3, 2B
• Soto, Lozada 1-3

The good news is that Giolito reverted to form and pitched six strong innings. The bad news is that the Chiefs batters didn’t, collecting just four (4) hits in a 1-0 shutout by the Clippers. The 22-y.o. gave up the lone run on a solo shot with two outs, his third and final hit allowed over six innings. He walked one and struck out five in his second AAA loss. Trevor Gott made his fifth straight appearance without an earned run with two perfect frames to finish. Matt den Dekker was the sole Syracuse batter to reach second base with a two-out double in the 7th. Roster move: RHP Mat Latos returned from the GCL, activated from the 7-Day DL.

Binghamton 8 Harrisburg 4
• Brady 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, BK, HR
• Runion (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Stevenson 3-4, 2R, 3B, SB
• Perez 1-3, 2B, BB

Harrisburg coughed up another six runs in a single inning to drop the opener to Binghamton, 7-3. Sam Runion threw in-game BP for those runs with six hits and a walk to “earn” the blown-save-loss. The implosion spoiled six innings by Mike Brady, who gave up one run on six hits with no walks and four whiffs. Andrew Stevenson went 3-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base while Stephen Perez walked and doubled to pace the Sens offense.

Frederick 8 Potomac 7 (13 inn.)
• Crownover 5+ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 3HR, WP
• Holland 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Mendez (L, 2-4) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Read 5-7, 2R, 2B, 2HR, 3RBI
• Mejia 3-6, 2B, 2RBI
• Abreu 3-6, R, 2B, RBI

Raudy Read’s 9th-inning HR sent this one to extras where the Keys downed the P-Nats, 8-7 in 13 innings. The loss went to Gilberto Mendez as he failed to retire a single batter in the 13th, loading the bases on a single and two walks (one intentional) before giving up another single to send in the 8th Frederick run. Matthew Crownover was dinged for six runs on nine hits, including three homers, over five-plus innings for the no-decision. Read also homered in the 7th and had two singles and a total for a 5-for-7 night to lead the Potomac attack of 19 hits and two walks. Roster moves: OF Victor Robles returned from the GCL, activated from the 7-Day DL; C Matt Reistetter placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP J.D. Martin reassigned from Hagerstown; LHP Matthew Spann released.

Hagerstown 6 Asheville 2
• Baez 4⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Johansen (W, 3-1)3⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Sundberg 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Sagdal 2-4, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown put up crooked number in three separate innings to break a six-game losing streak as they tripled up Asheville, 6-2. Joan Baez got the start and was lifted with two outs in the 5th with one run let in on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Jake Johansen got the last out, stranding a runner, and pitched three more scoreless innings to earn his third win. The other Jake (Noll) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two RBI, followed Jack Sundberg and Ian Sagdal, who both went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Roster moves: LHP Hector Silvestre reassigned from Auburn to Potomac, activated from the 7-Day DL, transferred to Hagerstown.

Batavia 4 Auburn 2
• Ramirez (L, 3-2) 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2K
• Banks 2-3, BB, RBI
• Johnson 2-3, CS

The Doubledays dropped their fifth straight with a 4-2 loss to the Muckdogs. Yonathan Ramirez lost for the second time as he gave up two runs on six hits and no walks over four innings while striking out four. Nick Banks walked once and singled twice and drove in one while Dan Johnson singled twice to lead the Auburn attack.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (8-7, 4.30) vs.
Greenwood (3-2, 3.53)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-1, 2.16) vs.
McRae (4-6, 6.31)
Potomac Won, 6-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Mayberry (3-2, 3.52) vs.
Hartson (0-1, 9.64)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (7-8, 4.95) vs.
Tinoco (2-6, 5.92)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-3, 2.65) vs.
Funkhouser (0-1, 3.13)

Syracuse 6 Rochester 4
• Voth 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 2K
• Laffey (W, 5-5) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Skole 3-3, 2R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Taylor 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• Martinson 2-4, 2B, SB(10)

Matt Skole’s two-out, two-run HR put the Chiefs up for good at 4-3 as they clipped the RedWings, 6-4. Austin Voth did his best imitation of Phillips Valdez with five walks over two and 2/3rds innings and was scored on in each of the first three innings for a no-decision. Aaron Laffey got the win with three innings of one-run relief. Skole also walked once, scored and singled twice and drove in three altogether followed by Michael Taylor’s 2-for-3 night with a walk, double, stolen base, two to lead the Syracuse offense, which collected ten hits and two walks total. Roster move: LHP Bryan Harper placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 2
• Fedde (W, 1-0) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Robinson 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Rickles 2-4, R

Let the drumbeat for Fedde in ’17 begin (as if we can stop the MASN Commenters, who probably to want him to pitch next week) as the 23-y.o. dominated in his debut with seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and two walks in Harrisburg’s 5-2 win over Altoona. The Senators gave him three runs to work with right off the bat of Kevin Keyes, who capped off the rally with his 10th HR. Andrew Stevenson led the Harrisburg column with two singles and double while Keyes, Nick Rickles, and Adrian Sanchez each went 2-for-4.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 3
• Bacus (W, 3-2) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Mendez (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Keller 2-4, RBI
• Schrock 2-4, R

The P-Nats scored all six runs in the bottom of the 7th as the Hillcats gave this one away with two critical errors, 6-3. Dakota Bacus got the win with seven strong innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning five. Gilberto Mendez and Ryan Brinley each put up a goose egg to earn the hold and save, respectively. Alec Keller and Max “For Those About To” Schrock both singled twice to lead the Potomac offense.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2
• Guilbeau 6IP, 8H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Acevedo (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B
• Reetz 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Hagerstown’s slide continues with a 3-2 loss to Kannapolis, completing the Intimidators’ three-game sweep. Taylor Guilbeau did his part with six innings pitched, one run let in eight hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Carlos Acevedo coughed up the gamewinning runs on three hits in the 8th (and a little “help” from an error) to take the loss. The Suns managed just four hits with Jakson “Anyone See My C?” Reetz (walk, double) and Randy Encarnacion (two walks) the only Hagerstown batters to reach base twice.

Connecticut 8 Auburn 4
• Mills (L, 3-3) 5IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K
• Serrata 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B
• Neuse 1-3, R, BB

The Doubledays scored four in the 4th but them all back with a five-run 5th as the Tigers, um, doubled them up, 8-4. McKenzie Mills was clawed for six runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out three while losing his third game. Dan Johnson singled, doubled, and a scored a run while Sheldon Neuse singled and walked to lead the Auburn attack.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (6-7, 3.45) vs.
Mejia (0-1, 2.57)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-7 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (AA debut) vs.
Eppler (7-8, 3.81)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-2, 3.41) vs.
Lugo (8-3, 3.75)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 4.40) vs.
Easterling (6-2, 2.05)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (3-2, 2.65) vs.
Sodders (0-2, 2.59)

Syracuse 6 Rochester 4
• Hill (W, 6-9) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Gott (H, 8) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 2-4, R
• den Dekker 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Taylor 2-4, R, RBI, CS

It was singles’ night in Syracuse as the Chiefs got 13 of them and scored six runs in the 3rd en route to a 6-4 win over the RedWings. Taylor Hill won for the sixth time as he allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three. Trevor Gott pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Rafael Martin gave up an unearned run on a single and a walk after a one-out error. Caleb Ramsey, Matt den Dekker, Michael Taylor, and Jhonatan Solano each had two hits as all nine Syracuse batters hit safely.

Altoona 9 Harrisburg 7
• Valdez 1⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, 0HR, WP, HBP
• Benincasa (L, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Marmolejos 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Ward 2-4, R
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

Harrisburg was able to even it up twice but couldn’t catch Altoona, losing a 9-7 slugfest in the series opener. Phillips Valdez was twisted by the Curve for four run on six hits and a walk as he racked up 50 pitches in getting just five outs. John Simms wasn’t much better but pitched the next four and a 1/3rd innings as the Senators offense rallied to a 4-4 tie in the 3rd and a 7-7 tie in the 8th. Robert Benincasa took the loss as Altoona got the decisive runs in the last of the 8th. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled twice, scored once, doubled, and drove in two to lead the Harrisburg offense, followed by Andrew Stevenson’s 2-for-5 and a double with one RBI.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 1
• Whiting 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Holland (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Page 2-4
• Davidson 1-3, BB

Lynchburg put the brakes on Potomac’s five-game winning streak with a 2-1 win. Boone Whiting got the start and went seven innings for the fourth time this season, letting in one run on five hits and three walks. Neil Holland took the loss with a 9th-inning run on a single-sacrifice-double sequence. The P-Nats were held to just six hits on mediocre pitching with Matt Page (two singles) and Austin Davidson (single and a walk) the only two batters to reach base twice.

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 2
• J. Martin (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 5K
• Rivera 3IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 5K, 2WP
• DeBruin 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Lora 2-3, R, 3B

J.D. Martin continues to struggle against much younger hitters as he was dinged for three runs on seven hits and four walks in a 4-2 loss to the Intimidators – the fourth straight for the Suns, who dropped a half game behind Lakewood in the Sally North. Mariano Rivera pitched the next three innings and Philip Walby tossed a scoreless 9th to keep things close, but the offense couldn’t cash in its chances (0-for-7 RISP, 8 LOB). Grant DeBruin doubled in Rhett Wiseman with two out in the 6th while Edwin Lora trotted in on a groundout after a one-out triple in the 7th to account for the two Hagerstown runs. Roster moves: RHP Carlos Acevedo, OF Jack Sundberg promoted from Auburn; RHP Jacob Howell, OF Telmito Agustin shelved placed on the 7-Day DL.

Connecticut 3 Auburn 2
• Reyes (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Bogucki 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Neuse 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB
• Dulin 2-4, SB

Connecticut got three unearned runs in the first two innings and held on for a 3-2 win in the series opener. Luis Reyes took the loss in his third rehab start, charged with all three Tigers runs on four hits without a walk or a whiff in four innings. A.J. Bogucki (2⅓ IP) led a quartet of relievers that combined for five scoreless innings. Sheldon Neuse scored both Doubleday runs as he reached base three times on a single, triple, and a walk to lead Auburn’s nine-hit parade. No corresponding roster moves.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Hill (5-9, 4.53) vs.
Dean (5-6, 5.08)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Valdez (4-2, 5.05) vs.
Waddell (7-6, 4.09)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Whiting (9-2, 3.30) vs.
Hagerstown Lost, 8-4 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
J. Martin (1st Low-A start of
’16) vs. Frebis (7-10, 5.64)
Auburn Lost, 1-0 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-0, 2.25) vs.
Soto (1-1, 2.84)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
Yesterday was the final scheduled off day for Syracuse as the Chiefs close out the season with 29 games in 28 days. They’re currently on a three-game slide, which has reduced their tragic nos. to nine for the division and 11 for the wild card.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
The second-place Senators visit the first-place Curve for three games starting tonight. Harrisburg trails Altoona by 1½ games but leads Akron by ½ games in the E.L. playoff race.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Division-leading Potomac leads runner-up (and first-half champ) Lynchburg by four games with six games left between the two teams: three starting tonight in Woodbridge, three more on August 26-28. The P-Nats are on a five-game winning streak and, like the Sens, have a comfortable lead over the next team in the playoff chase as they lead the Keys by nine games in the second-half race. Roster moves: RHP Jorge Pantoja promoted from Hagerstown.

Kannapolis 8 Hagerstown 4
• Bourque (L, 4-5) 5IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Peterson ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mesa 2-3, 2B, BB
• Noll 1-3, R, 3B, BB

The Suns dropped their third straight with an 8-4 loss to the Intimidators. James Bourque turned in a subpar start of three runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out three while losing his fifth game. Kannapolis lapped Jake Johansen and Robbie Dickey for five more runs, including two in the 9th to put the game away. Narciso Mesa singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Hagerstown offense, which collected seven hits and drew four walks. Roster moves: RHP J.D. Martin reassigned from the GCL; RHP Robbie Dickey activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Pedro Avila placed on the 7-Day DL.

Batavia 1 Auburn 0
• Watson 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Simonds 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Held (L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Ortiz 2-4
• Panaccione 1-3

NYPL All-Star Tyler Watson struck out a career-high eight in a 1-0 Auburn loss to Batavia. The 19-y.o. escaped the curse of the GBI with six shutout innings, allowing two hit and a walk. Kyle Simonds followed with two perfect innings of relief. The loss went to Samuel Held, who was touched for the game winner on three hits in the 9th. Oliver Ortiz singled twice while Paul Panaccione singled once to account for the Chiefs Doubledays’ three hits. Auburn OF Nick Banks and RHP Weston Davis were also named to the NYPL All-Star game to be held next Tuesday in Hudson Valley.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 6-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 11-6 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-4, 5.52) vs.
Lambert (0-1, 1.98)
Auburn Won, 4-3 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (1-2, 2.19) vs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 0
• Lopez (L, 2-1) 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Taylor 2-4
• Bostick 1-3

The consternation continues as Reynaldo Lopez was taken deep twice, including a grand slam in his sixth and final inning as the RailRiders ran roughshod on the 22-y.o. en route to 5-0 win and a three-game sweep of the Chiefs. Lopez also coughed up a solo HR in the 2nd and five hits total. He walked one and struck out six while dropping his first AAA decision. Michael Taylor singled twice, Matt den Dekker and Chris Bostick once apiece to account for the four (4) Syracuse hits.

Trenton 7 Harrisburg 2
• Brady (L, 3-6) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Bautista 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Rickles 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Rafael Bautista and Nick Rickles both homered but the two solo shots weren’t enough as Trenton thundered for five runs in the final four innings for a 7-2 win over Harrisburg in the series finale. Michael Brady turned in a quality start with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three but lost for the sixth time. The Senators managed just six hits total with no walks and were just 1-for-3 with RISP.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 2
• Williams (W, 3-3) 8IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Brinley (SV, 13) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Read 1-3, R, BB, RBI

The P-Nats completed the four-game sweep of the Blue Rocks with another 6-2 win. Austen Williams became the first Potomac pitcher to go eight innings, giving up both Wilmington runs on seven hits with no walks and four whiffs to even his won-loss record at 3-3. Neil Holland put on two while getting the first two outs of the 9th before Ryan Brinley came on to retire the first and only batter he faced to earn his 13th save at High-A. Alec Keller singled and doubled and scored twice while Raudy Read singled, walked, scored once, and drove in a run as the P-Nats scored six times on five hits, four walks, and two errors.

Lakewood 11 Hagerstown 6
• Baez 5IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 3WP
• Borne (L, 3-1) 2+ IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, BB, K
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Lora 2-3, BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie it at 6-6 but the bullpen collapsed in the 8th as Lakewood won 11-6 to split the four-game series. Joan Baez went the first five innings and allowed five runs on (two earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three. The loss was charged Grant Borne, as his two runners left to Philip Walby came around to score in the bottom of the 8th. Edwin Lora walked once, singled twice, and drove in two as did Jake Noll to lead the Suns’ offense.

Auburn 4 Batavia 3
• Dunning (W, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Serrata (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• A. Martinez 2-3, R, BB
• Barrera 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Doubledays survived a late charge from the Muckdogs to win this one, 4-3. Dane Dunning got the win with five innings of one-run ball on three hits and two walks while setting down five on strikes. Brayan Serrata pitched two scoreless to earn the hold. The save was credited to Jonny Reid despite a Soriano-esque line of two runs on four hits (and a two-run HR) and a walk over the final two innings. Andres Martinez reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk to lead Auburn’s ten-hit parade. Roster moves: OF Oliver Ortiz reassigned from the GCL.