Apr 222016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
T. Hill (0-1, 1.64) vs.
C. Green (0-1, 1.32)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 1.17) vs.
Bridwell (0-0, 6.48)
Potomac Won, 4-3;
Won, 3-0
@ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-2, 6.52) vs.
Rodgers (1-0, 2.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 2.70) vs.
Swanson (1-0, 0.00)


Lehigh Valley 10 Syracuse 2
• Cole (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 12H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP
• Grace 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ryan 2-4
• Sizemore 1-3, R, 2B, RBI

The IronPigs smelted A.J. Cole for eight runs and 12 hits en route to 10-2 win over the Chiefs. Cole walked one and struck out seven over four and 2/3rds while losing his first game. Veterans Brendan Ryan and Scott Sizemore went 2-for-4 and 1-for-3 respectively to account for half of the six (6) Syracuse hits. Roster moves: OF Tony Campana, RHP Taylor Jordan placed on 7-Day DL; 1B Nate Freiman released; OF Isaac Ballou, OF-1B Kevin Keyes, and RHP Abel De Los Santos reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 4
• Lopez 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR
• N. Lee (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Sanchez 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Bostick 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg posted a picket fence in the first four innings but three Bowie homers knocked it down in a 6-4 loss. Reynaldo Lopez gave up two longballs, three runs, and five hits total over five innings. He walked two and struck out six. Nick Lee gave up the third BaySox deep fly in the 7th, a two-run shot that saddled him with the blown-save-loss. Christopher Bostick (homer) and Adrian Sanchez (double) were the only two Sens to reach base twice and connect for extra bases. Roster moves: OF Brendan Webb activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Potomac; IF Neftali Soto reassigned from XST.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 3 – GAME ONE
• Whiting (W, 3-0) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 3-3, 2R, 2-2B, HR, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, RBI

The Blue Rocks rallied for three in the bottom of the 6th but the P-Nats were able to answer in the top of the 7th and not give it right back for a 4-3 win in the opener. Boone Whiting earned the win with a quality start of three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. Derek Self got the save with a 1-2-3 seventh. Drew Ward homered for the third time in two weeks (vs. two months and two days in ’15) and doubled twice while Osvaldo Avreu singled twice to pace the Potomac attack.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 0 – GAME TWO
• Ross 4IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Abreu 3-4, R, 3B, SB
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 3B, SB

The two newest Potomac pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout to complete the doubleheader sweep, 3-0. Greg Ross started and went the first four, allowing the four Wilmington hits while Mick VanVossen spun three perfect innings for the win. Andrew Stevenson and Osvaldo Abreu combined for five hits, each with a triple to lead the P-Nats offense. Roster move: RHP Greg Ross (no relation) assigned from Washington; RHP Mick VanVossen reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hickory 5 Hagerstown 4
• Baez (L, 0-2) 5IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, 2HBP, BK
• Guilbeau 4IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, 3BB
• Wiseman 0-1, 3BB

Three Crawdad errors and nine walks enabled the Suns to score four times on just three hits, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 loss. Joan Baez got hooked for the loss with three runs let in on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out two and hit two batters. Taylor Guilbeau finished the game with four innings of two-run relief, though he gave up five hits and two walks. Kelvin Gutierrez and Rhett Wiseman both walked three times as Hagerstown left on 10 baserunners and was a dismal 1-for-14 with RISP.

Apr 212016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2;
Lost, 5-4
vs. Lehigh Valley,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 2.57) vs.
Morgan (0-1, 4.22)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (0-2, 4.09) vs.
Hess (0-1, 3.60)
Potomac Lost, 7-0 @ Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Whiting (2-0, 5.40) and TBD vs.
Goudeau (1-1, 7.27) and
Staumont (0-1, 2.35)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 7.71) vs. TBD


Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2 – GAME ONE
• Espino (L, 0-1) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, WP
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Turner 3-4, R, SB(5)
• Goodwin 1-3, RBI

Syracuse put up two in the 3rd, Lehigh Valley answered with three in the 4th and that’s how it finished in the opener. Starter and losing pitcher Paolo Espino gave up all three IronPig runs on four hits. He walked none and fanned six. Trea Turner went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored while Brian Goodwin went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Chiefs managed just six hits total.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 4 – GAME TWO
• Laffey 3IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martin (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Turner 2-4, R, SB
• Freiman 2-3, R, 2B

The IronPigs completed the doubleheader sweep with a four-run 7th that turned a 4-1 Chiefs lead into a 5-4 Chiefs loss. Rafael Martin retired just two of eight batters faced and gave up four long hits, including a three-run HR, while walking two to rack up the blown save and loss. Aaron Laffey started and scattered five hits over three scoreless innings with no walks and two whiffs. Trea Turner did nothing to stop the drumbeat for his callup with two more hits, another run, and another stolen base.

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 2
• Mapes (W, 3-0) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR; 1-2
• De Los Santos (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Perez 2-4

Tyler Mapes turned in another quality start while Harrisburg doubled up Altoona, 4-2. Mapes allowed both Curve runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two. Abel De Los Santos, Bryan Harper, and Dakota Bacus combined for three shutout innings to close out the game. Kevin Keyes walked once and doubled twice to lead the Sens offense, which racked up 11 hits and three walks total.
Roster moves: RHP Andrew Robinson reassigned from Potomac; LHP Robert Fish released.

Lynchburg 7 Potomac 0
• Fedde (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 9K, HR
• Self ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4

The Hillcats completed the three-game sweep of the P-Nats with a 7-0 shutout in getaway matinee. Erick Fedde lost for the second time, giving up another home run and three runs total on three hits and four walks over five and 2/3rds innings. Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz peeled off two more hits to push his average to .378 (second-best in the Carolina League) but the Potomac offense was held to just six hits total and drew no walks.

Hagerstown 9 Lakewood 1
• Rodriguez (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Pena 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, HBP
• Robles 3-4, 3R, 3B, HR, 3RBI, SB, HBP
• Tillero 2-3, R,
• Wiseman 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Victor Robles and Rhett Wiseman both went deep in Hagerstown’s four-run 4th that highlighted a 9-1 win over Lakewood. Jefry Rodriguez won his second game with the one Blue Claws run (unearned) on three hits with no walks and five K’s. Mariano Rivera III and Ronald Pena I followed with two scoreless innings apiece. Victor Robles was a double shy of the cycle and drove in three (see: HR, 4th) and scored three while Wiseman, Jorge Tillero, and Ian Sagdal had two hits apiece as every Suns batter reached base in the blowout.

Apr 202016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
4:35 p.m.
Espino (0-0, 3.60) and
Laffey (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Ja. Thompson (0-2, 6.75) and
Roibal (0-0, 8.31)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Altoona,
12:00 p.m.
Mapes (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Eppler (1-0, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 8-6 (12 inn.) vs. Lynchburg,
10:35 a.m.
Fedde (0-1, 5.23) vs.
Merryweather (2-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 12-6 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-1, 4.32) vs.
Gilbert (0-1, 5.59)


Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2
• Jordan 4⅔ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Solis (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Turner 1-4, R, 3B
• Skole 0-2, R, 2BB

A walk, balk, a groundout, and a sacrifice fly proved to be the difference as the Chiefs edged the IronPigs, 3-2. Taylor Jordan fell one out short of going the requisitive five innings as he was lifted with two outs and the bases loaded in the 5th. He let in both Lehigh Valley runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds. Matt Grace got the win as he stranded three in the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th. Sammy Solis followed with two scoreless for the hold while Rafael Martin retired the side in order in the 9th for the save. Trea Turner (triple) and Jason Martinson (double) connected for extra bases as Syracuse was limited to five hits and three walks (two by Matt Skole, who scored the gamewinning run).

Harrisburg 2 Altoona 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Suero (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 3-4, 2B
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Kevin Keyes’s two-run HR in the bottom of the 1st was enough for Harrisburg’s pitchers to outduel Altoona’s, 2-1. John Simms got the win with six shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out five. Wander Suero turned in two scoreless for the hold, his second, while J.C. Gutierrez cordero’ed his way through the 9th with a leadoff HR, a walk, and three strikeouts on a mere 32 pitches for the save. Isaac Ballou singled twice and doubled once to lead the Sens hit column, followed by Keyes, who also singled in the 5th for a 2-for-4 night.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 (12 inn.)
• Estevez 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Glover 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Thomas (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Abreu 3-6, 2R, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• Ward 2-5, 2RBI

Potomac fell to .500 with their fifth loss of the current homestand, dropping an 8-6 decision in extras to Lynchburg. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez went a season-high five innings but let in three runs on seven hits and no walks for the no-decision. The loss went to Justin Thomas with two runs allowed on a hit and two walks in his one inning of work. Osvaldo Abreu led the P-Nats’ 14-hit parade with a double and two singles, followed by Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Drew Ward, with both corner IFs going 2-for-5 with 2RBI.

Hagerstown 12 Lakewood 6
• Avila 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Schrock 5-5, 3R, 2-2B, 5RBI, 2SB
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R, BB
• Ripken 2-5, 2B, 4RBI

The Suns hitters covered for the Suns pitchers, outslugging the Blue Claws for a 12-6 win. Pedro Avila took Taylor Hearn’s turn in the rotation and got pinched for three runs on four hits over three innings. Matthew Crownover got the win in relief with three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock went 5-for-5 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster moves: LHP Connor Bach reassigned to Auburn; RHP Pedro Avila reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Apr 092016
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1;
Won, 2-1
Postponed N/A
Harrisburg Won, 10-4 @ Altoona,
1:00 p.m.
Lopez (6-7, 4.09 @ A+ in ’15) vs.
Eppler (6-1, 2.58 @ A+ in ’15)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (4-1, 2.57 @ A- in ’15) vs.
Tenuta (2-6, 4.25 @ A- in ’15)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 vs. Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-5, 6.75 in ’15) vs.
C. Jones (DNP in ’15)


Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 1 – GAME ONE
• Cole (W, 1-0) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Solis (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 1-2, 2R, BB, SB
• Sizemore 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB, SB
• Skole 1-3, R, 2RBI

The Chiefs put up a two-spot early and three-spot late to take the opener, 5-1. A.J. Cole was the winner with an unearned run let in on one hit and two walks while setting down two (2) on strikes. Trea Turner and Scott Sizemore both stole a base and scored twice while Matt Skole drove in two to lead the Syracuse offense.

Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 1 – GAME TWO
• Jordan 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Masset (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinson 1-2, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Turner 0-1, R, 2BB, SB

Trea Turner walked, stole second and took third on error, then scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 6th as Syracuse took the finale, 2-1 and swept the doublehader. Taylor Jordan started and gave up Lehigh’s run on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Trevor Gott and Nick Massett followed with a scoreless inning apiece for the win and save, respectively. Jason Martinson’s solo shot in the 1st accounted for the other Chiefs run. Roster move: C Nick Rickles reassigned from XST

Harrisburg 10 Altoona 4
• Mapes (W, 1-0) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Mendez (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Bautista 1-3, 4R, 2B, 3BB, SB
• Difo 2-4, R, RBI, 2BB
• Pleffner 2-4, BB, 3RBI

Like a corrupt accountant, Harrisburg’s batters continue to put crooked numbers in the books as they took Game Two from Altoona by a 10-4 score. The Sens scored once in the 1st, three times in 4th, then twice in the 5th, 8th, and 9th innings as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit and broke a 4-4 tie. Tyler Mapes got the benefit of the onslaught, earning the “W” with despite coughing up four runs on eight hits over five innings. Rafael Bautista and Wilmer Difo both reached base four times as the Sens racked up 13 hits and 10 walks on the night.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 2
• Estevez 2⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Orlan (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K
• Brinley (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-4, 2R, BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, 2R, 2BB
• Masters 2-5, RBI, SB

For one play, the Blue Rocks dropped from High-A to low comedy as they committed two throwing errors on a sacrifice that enabled both the batter and the baserunner to score on the same play and snap a 2-2 tie. The P-Nats would tack on another in the 9th for the eventual 5-2 tally. Potomac starting pitcher Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez, who had UCL replacement in 2015, left after 50 pitches with an injury, giving up one run on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds. The blown-save-win went to R.C. Orlan, who gave up the tying run in the 7th but pitched a scoreless 8th. Ryan Brinley set the side down in order in the 9th for the save. Drew Ward and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz combined for three hits, four runs, and three walks to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 4
• Hearn 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Rivera (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1⅓ 1H, 0R, BB, K, 3-3 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Page 2-4, R, 2SB
• Tillero 2-4

Delmarva couldn’t stand the prosperity of a 4-3 lead courtesy of three-run rally in the top of the 8th and gave ’em all back in the bottom of the 8th as Hagerstown took this one, 6-4. The Suns put the pressure on with three stolen bases in their final turn at bat and six overall on the night. Four — two for each — came from the legs of Victor Robles and Matthew Page, who both went 2-for-4, as did Jorge Tillero. Taylor Hearn started and allowed an unearned run on four hits and a walk over the first five innings for the no-decision. Mariano Rivera III let in all three inherited runners by giving up a three-run double to the first batter he faced with two outs in the 8th. He worked around a walk in the 9th to earn the blown-save-win. Roster move: RHP Jose Morales placed on the 7-Day DL.

Apr 032016
 

Catching Up On Transactions
After some April Fools fun, it’s time to cleanse the palate and take a look at the latest transactions (all releases, unfortunately):

SYRACUSE
• Released 3B Zach Cox
• Released RHP P.J. Walters
• Released 1B Marquez Smith

HARRISBURG
• Released LF Randolph Oduber
• Released C Craig Manuel

HAGERSTOWN
• Released 2B Conor Keniry

AUBURN
• Released 2B Melvin Rodriguez

GCL NATIONALS
• Released LF Philip Diedrick

Maybe it’s me, it seems like there are lot more releases this year. I’d like to think that perhaps the slow boat to China facade of extended spring training has fallen out of favor, but I could be proven wrong in a day or two when the rosters are announced.

Mar 242016
 

So Long
While I’m sure many of you heard by now that Lucas Giolito was reassigned to minor-league camp – along with Erik Davis, Burke Badenhop, and Michael Brady – our resident keeper of The Big Board, Springfield Fan, alerted me to a set of releases that happened last week (H/T as always):

  • RHP Justin Amlung (Hagerstown)
  • RHP Calvin Copping (GCL)
  • RHP Ian Dickson (Potomac)
  • RHP Brian Dupra (Harrisburg)
  • RHP Scott McGregor (Syracuse)
  • RHP Drew Van Orden (Hagerstown)
  • LHP Darin Gorski (Offseason pickup)
  • LHP David Napoli (Hagerstown)
  • LHP Jake Walsh (Potomac)
  • C Zach Wright (Potomac)

No real surprises here. These are the proverbial “other shoe(s)” to drop for the minor league free agents that were signed during the offseason. Let’s not forget that for some, if not most, of these guys this means their days as a professional baseball player are over.

UPDATE
As noted in the comments, several more cuts have been posted on MiLB.com:

  • UT Ricky Hague (Syracuse)
  • RHP Jon Velasquez (Offseason pickup)
  • IF Reegie Corona (Harrisburg)
  • OF Estarlin Martinez (Potomac)
  • RHP Deion Williams (Hagerstown)
  • RHP Adam Boghosian (Auburn)
  • RHP Kida De La Cruz (GCL)

It’s always embarrassing when a watchlist player gets released (Martinez), especially in spring training, but it’s still a mild surprise because he had just turned 24 (March 8). The saga of the lone HS bat signed in 2011 (Williams; converted to RHP in 2012) also comes to a close, as does a couple of pitchers from the past two drafts (De La Cruz, 2014; Boghosian, 2015).

Mar 012016
 

Transactions for NPP 2
We finally made it to March. Spring Training games start tomorrow. But first, let’s take care of some housekeeping with a look at the transactions from the past two weeks, as reported by Baseball America:

• Signed RHPs Burke Bandenhop, Matt Belisle, J.C. Gutierrez, and Connor Porter
• Released C Edward Trejos

Bandenhop and Belisle are the prototpyical veteran signs who are in camp for a look-see as the big club – like all do this time of year – looks to shuffle and solidify the bullpen. Neither has spent significant time in the minors in the past five seasons.

Gutierrez is a re-sign, having made nine appearances for Syracuse last August and September. Gutierrez last appeared in the MLB during the 2014 season.

Porter has the kind of stats and specs that scream “project” – a 54.00 ERA and 6.00 WHIP in one (1) appearance in the Frontier League in 2015 and a 4.40 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in 29 appearances in the 2013 and 2014 seasons for the University of Memphis. The 22-y.o. is listed at 6’8″ and 202 lbs.

Trejos appeared in just 29 games as a 17- and 18-y.o. backup catcher for the DSL and GCL Nationals and posted a career OPS of just .613.

Feb 092016
 

minor leagues signs 2
As some have already noted in the comments, there’s finally some movement on the transaction front with the Nationals signing two career minor-leaguers and a former major-leaguer to a minor-league contract.

First, the guys we might see this summer:

• LHP Robert Fish – Hasn’t pitched since 2013. While he’s already succumbed to Nationals elbow (2012), the inference that he’s had another round would certainly be logical, but there’s little to found on the southpaw since his release.

• C Nick Rickles – Released in October by Oakland after a lackluster 2015 spent at three levels, but mostly at High-A. He missed all of 2014 with a torn labrum.

Both would seem to be look-see candidates with only a small chance of sticking, which should be obvious given the lateness of the offseason; most guys signed this late are released within 6-8 weeks.

The former major-leaguer is Brendan Ryan, who was also given a non-roster invite and will compete for a bench job as a utilityman and, if he loses, will look to hook on elsewhere.

Jan 202016
 

Catching Up On Transactions
Things have been slow, but with the Baseball America transaction post earlier this week, we have some stuff to discuss:

SIGNED
• RHP Boone Whiting

RELEASED
• RHP Andrew Cooper
• RHP Sam Johns
• RHP 2B Thomas Alvarez
• RHP OF Wilman Rodriguez

OUTRIGHTED TO AAA
• RHP Erik Davis
• RHP Taylor Hill

Whiting would appear to be in the mold of other AAA/AA inventory, but *gasp* not a former Arizona draft pick. He struggled in two stops at AAA, going 0-2 with an 7.77/7.10/2.32 line in seven appearances for Mempis; 4-7, 1 SV and 6.04/5.78/1.82 in 22 appearances for Colorado Springs.

Cooper’s release is a mild surprise, given he turns 24 in June and wasn’t terrible (3.53/3.63/1.40) for the Suns last summer. Johns and Rodriguez appear to be classic cases of aging out (both will turn 25 by mid-July). Alvarez, who at one point was the youngest American-born farmhand in the Nats system, looks like he simply hit his ceiling as he struggled to produce a line of .204/.332/.284 in 151 games over four seasons in the DSL and GCL.

Sep 072015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-0 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (8-6, 3.28) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 vs. Akron,
1:30 p.m.
Rauh (2-5, 5.25) vs.
Morimando (10-12, 3.22)
Potomac Lost, 8-0 vs. Salem,
1:05 p.m.
A. Williams (4-5, 2.22) vs.
McAvoy (11-9, 3.90)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-8 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
Fedde (0-2, 5.25) vs.
Ray (5-6, 6.06)
Auburn Won, 6-1 vs. Batavia,
2:05 p.m.
DeRosier (0-1, 18.00) vs.
Holloway (5-6, 2.95)


Scanton/Wilkes-Barre 4 Syracuse 0
• Jordan (L, 5-6) 5⅓ IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• Billings 2⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K, 3-1 IR-S
• Mastroianni 1-3, 2B, BB
• Skole 1-4, 2B

The RailRiders ran roughshod on the Chiefs for four runs and 14 hits in a 4-0 shutout. Taylor Jordan was charged with all four runs on 11 hits and two walks (one intentional) over five and a 1/3rd innings while striking out four in his sixth loss. Bruce Billings let in one of three inherited runners on the 6th and tossed two more scoreless innings in the 7th and 8th to give the offense a chance to come back. They did not. Matt Skole and Darin Mastroianni both doubled while the rest of the lineup managed just four singles.
Roster move: RHP Connor Overton reassigned from Auburn (probably a paper move to activate today’s starter for the Doubledays).

Akron 2 Harrisburg 0
• Voth 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Suero (L, 1-2) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Corona 1-2, 2B, BB
• Bostick 1-4, 3B

A no-decision for Austin Voth? How novel. The 23-y.o. one-hit Akron for six innings as Harrisburg was shut out 2-0. He walked none and struck out seven and received neither a win nor a loss for the 14th time in 28 appearances. The loss went to Wander Suero, who allowed both RubberDuck runs on three hits and two walks in his lone inning pitched. Reegie Corona doubled and Christopher Bostick tripled for the two (2) Senators hits.

Salem 8 Potomac 0
• Dickson (L, 3-3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 1K, WP
• M. Rodriguez 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mesa 2-4
• Wooten 1-3, 2B

Potomac dropped an 8-0 decision to Salem for its tenth shutout loss of the season. Ian Dickson walked only four this time out but lost again after letting in one run on one hit and four walks over an inning and 2/3rds. R.C. Orlan stranded three to finish the 2nd but was lit up for two homers in the 5th to effectively put the game away. The P-Nats bats were held to five hits total with Narciso Mesa the sole hitter to reach base twice with a pair of singles.

Lexington 14 Hagerstown 8
• A. Lee (L, 3-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, 2WP, HBP
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Mejia 4-4, R, 2-2B, BB, 5RBI, SB

The Legends put up four big innings to take an 11-3 lead early as they cruised to a 14-8 victory that clinched a losing record for Hagerstown. Andrew Lee lost for the first time in five starts and was manhandled for six runs on five hits and three walks over two and 2/3rds innings. Bryan Mejia drove five of the eight Hagerstown runs and drew his fifth walk in 67 games as he went 4-for-4 with two doubles to lead the offense.
Roster move: C Jake Mayer placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Andrew Stevenson activate from the 3-Day TIL.

Auburn 6 Batavia 1
• Baez (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Rivera 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sagdal 2-2, 3R, 2BB
• Agustin 3-4, R, 3B, 3RBI
• Tillero 3-4, R

The Doubledays exploded for four runs in the 7th to break open a 1-0 lead as they took this one from Batavia, 6-1. Joan Baez evened his won-loss record with Auburn at 2-2 with six shutout innings, though he put seven runners on with three hits and four walks while fanning six. The bottom third of the order combined for eight hits, five runs, two walks (Ian Sagdal), and three RBI (Telmito Agustin) as Auburn collected 13 hits total.