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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 162015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-3 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (3-2, 3.62) vs.
Drabek (0-1, 1.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (2-2, 4.03) vs.
Lail (1-2, 4.37)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Horacek (2-3, 3.57)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Brewer (0-1, 7.20)


Syracuse 9 Charlotte 3
• Spann (W, 1-0) 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• Meek 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Burriss 3-5, 3B, 2K
• Mastroianni 3-5, R, RBI, SB

With A.J. Cole sent to join the parent club in San Diego, Matt Spann bridged the gap with six strong innings of two-hit ball, with one run let in on two hits and two walks for the win. Sam Runion failed to retire the three batters he faced in the 7th and left with the bases loaded. Doug Slaten Mitch Lively got the next three outs but let in all three baserunners to lose the shutout. Emmanuel Burris and Darin Mastroianni both went 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs offense.
Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington, LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from Potomac.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 5
• Alderson (L, 1-1) 2+IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Demny 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Lisson 1-3, R, 2B, SF, 3RBI
• Goodwin 1-3, 3R, 3B, BB, RBI

Harrisburg was unable to come back from two four-run deficits (4-0, 5-1) and fell to Trenton, 6-5. Tim Alderson was activated from the DL to make the start but will likely go right back as he left after two batters into the third, charged with four runs on four hits with no walks and no strikeouts. The ‘pen kept the Sens in striking distance with six innings of two-run ball, as the offense made the most of its six hits and seven walks for five runs with Mario Lisson driving in three while going 1-for-3 with a double and Brian Goodwin scoring three times while going 1-for-3 with a triple.
Roster moves: RHP Tim Alderson activated from the 7-Day DL, C Cole Leonida released.

Frederick 4 Potomac 1
• Simms (L, 0-4) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Self 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Mesa 2-4, R, CS
• Perez 1-2, 2B, 2BB, SB

The breaks continue to elude both John Simms and the P-Nats as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Keys. Simms spun six innings of two-run ball, one earned on six hits, no walks, and three strikeouts but lost for the fourth time. It was his second straight quality start. Derek Self was dinged for two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to put the game out of reach. Tablesetters Narciso Mesa (2-for-4) and Steven Perez (1-for-2, 2BB) got on five times but only scored once as Potomac was 0-for-6 with RISP and left on six baserunners.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 2
• Williams (W, 5-1) 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Van Orden (SV, 1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K, HBP
• Gardner 2-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, 2R, 3B, BB, 2K

The Suns scored in each of the first three innings to build a 4-1 lead and cruised to a 5-2 win vs. the Power. Austen Williams won for the fifth time in seven starts, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Drew Van Orden closed out the game with one run let in for his first save. Jeff Gardner drove in three with a two-run double in the 1st and an RBI single in the 3rd while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz walked and tripled and scored twice to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 2-for-4 with a double and a whiff in 4-0 Mission loss. His on-base streak is now 15 games, over which he has hit .407/.500/.630 with 10 runs scored, nine walks, two home runs, and 12 RBI.

May 152015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-1 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-1, 2.67) vs.
E. Johnson (3-2, 4.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Potomac Lost, 1-0 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (0-3, 7.71) vs.
Ramos (0-0, 1.86)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-0;
Won, 3-0
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (4-1, 1.72) vs.
McRae (2-2, 4.33)


Syracuse 4 Gwinnett 1
• Hill (W, 3-1) 8IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Martin (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 2-1 IR-S
• Lerud 3-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• den Dekker 2-4, 3R, SB(5)

Steven Lerud drove in all four runs while Taylor Hill turned in a season-high eight-plus innings as the Chiefs took the game, 4-1 and the series, 3-1. Lerud posted his third straight multihit game as he went 3-for-4, including a two-run HR in the 7th to break open a 1-0 game. Hill pitched into the 9th but hit a batter and gave up a single before giving way to Rafael Martin, who lost the shutout but got the save, as he did not allow a run for just the second time in six appearances since his return from Washington.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 2
• Espino (L, 0-3) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 6K
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Difo 2-4, 2B
• Renda 1-4, R, 2B, BB, SB

The Thunder struck for four runs in the 1st and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Senators. Starter Paolo Espino turned in four shutout innnings afterwards, but the damage had been done as he gave four runs on six hits and three walks to suffer his third loss of the season. Erik Davis continued his rehab tour with a shutout inning of relief. Wilmer Difo singled and doubled while Tony Renda walked and doubled, but Harrisburg’s inability to convert baserunners into runs continued as they left on 12 and were just 2-for-10 with RISP.
Roster move: RHP Erik Davis assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 0
• Giolito (L, 0-2) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 11K
• Suero 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Mesa 2-3, 2B, BB
• Bostick 2-4

Facing the Carolina League’s weakest offense instead of its strongest, Lucas Giolito struck out a career-high 11 batters over six innings, walking one and letting in one run. He threw 84 pitches, 63 for strikes. That should have been good enough to win, but the P-Nats were unable to score a single run as they were shut out for the third time in 34 games, 1-0 by the Blue Rocks. Narciso Mesa singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Potomac offense, which collected seven hits and no walks on the night.

West Virginia 3 Hagerstown 0 — GAME ONE
• Rodriguez (L, 0-3) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Mooneyham 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Carey 1-2
• Read 1-3

Jefry Rodriguez pitched into the 5th for the first time, but lost for the third time as the Suns were shut out, 3-0. Rodriguez let in all three Power runs on six hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. He left with the bases loaded, but Brett Mooneyham was able to strand all three and closed out the game with two more scoreless innings. Hagerstown managed just four hits — all singles — and no walks.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 0 — GAME TWO
• Bach (W, 1-0) 5⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Amlung (S, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-2, 2R, 2B
• Reistetter 2-3, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Hagerstown scored twice in the 1st and once in the 3rd as they returned the favor with a 3-0 shutout of West Virginia. Connor Bach and Justin Amlung combined on the three-hit shutout, with Bach walking two and striking out six over five and 1/3rd innings to earn the win, and Amlung stranding two in the 6th and working around a hit batsman in the 7th to notch the save. Tablesetters Alec Keller and Matt Reistetter combined to go 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two doubles, a triple (Reistetter) and two RBI (ditto).

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-2 in a rain-shortened 2-0 Missions loss. His on-base streak is now at 14 games.

May 122015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 @ Gwinnett,
6:35 p.m.
Billings (0-2, 4.01) vs.
Marimon (2-0, 0.47)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Ross (1-1, 2.81) vs.
Eflin (2-2, 2.51)
Potomac Won, 5-1 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Caramo (1-1, 2.67)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Greenville,
2:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-1, 1.38) vs.
Kopech (1-2, 3.86)


Syracuse 5 Gwinnett 2
• McGregor (W, 3-2) 6⅔ IP, 7H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Lively (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• den Dekker 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Burriss 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(5)

Chien Ming-Wang coughed up three runs in the 6th, but this time it was to the benefit of the Nats as Syracuse held off Gwinnett, 5-2. Scott McGregor allowed one run on seven hits and two walks over six and 2/3rds inning to pick up the win, with an assist (ok, fine: hold) from Mitch Lively who stranded two runners to finish the 7th. Matt den Dekker led the Chiefs offense with a 3-for-5 night while Emmanuel Burriss singled and walked to push his hit streak to 11.

Harrisburg 6 Reading 3
• Bleier (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• D. Robinson 2-3, R, BB
• Hague 2-4

Harrisburg also broke through for three runs in the middle innings, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead as they doubled up Reading, 6-3.
Richard Bleier was roughed up for a pair of runs in the 1st but settled down to go seven full, retiring 11 straight batters at one point. He gave up four hits, no walks, and struck out three. Derrick Robins reached base three times with a walks and two singles, while Ricky Hague also got two safeties as the Sens totaled nine hits and four walks on offense.
Roster moves: LHP Bryan Harper placed on 7-Day DL; RHP Hector Ambriz assigned from Washington (FA sign from L.I. Ducks, Atlantic League)

Potomac 5 Frederick 1
• Bacus (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 7K
• Davis (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Miller 2-3, 2R, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-3, R, RBI

Brandon Miller went deep twice while Dakota Bacus turned in five strong innings on short rest as Potomac split the series with Frederick with a 5-1 victory. Miller also walked and was 2-for-3 overall, as was Khayyan Norfork to lead the P-Nats attack. Despite throwing on three days’ rest, Bacus turned in his best outing: one run on two hits and two walks over five with seven strikeouts, which earned him his first win of ’15. Erik Davis and Tyler Mapes both turned in two scoreless innings of relief to finish off the Keys.

Greenville 5 Hagerstown 4
• Reyes 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Sanchez (L, 0-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Davidson 2-4, R, SB(5)
• Abreu 2-3, R, 2B, E(15)

The Drive rallied for two with two out in the 7th to snap a 3-3 tie and held on for a 5-4 win over the Suns. Luis Reyes got the start and was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. The loss went to Mario Sanchez, who gave up two on three hits in the 7th after a scoreless 6th. Hagerstown scored four times without an RBI hit, thanks to a pair of sacrifice flies by Grant DeBruin and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, an error on Austin Davidson’s steal of third, and Osvaldo Abreu getting pushed over and across by back-to-back groundouts to second after his leadoff double.
Roster moves: LHP Jake Walsh placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Jake Amlung assigned from Washington.

Trea Turner Update
Turner tripled and walked in four plate appearances, extending his hit streak to seven games and his on-base streak to 12 contests in a 2-1 San Antonio loss.

May 112015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Gwinnett,
6:35 p.m.
McGregor (2-2, 4.21) vs.
Wang (0-3, 5.64)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Bleier (0-0, 5.63) vs.
Biddle (3-0, 4.62)
Potomac Won, 4-3 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 3.38) vs.
Horacek (2-2, 2.83)
Hagerstown Won, 2-0 @ Greenville,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-2, 4.97) vs.
Fernandez (0-4, 4.91)


Durham 5 Syracuse 1
• Cole (L, 0-1) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Runion ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Burriss 2-4
• Lerud 2-3

The HR bug continues to bite A.J. Cole, as two of three hits he gave up left the yard in a 5-1 Chiefs loss to the Bulls. Cole went six innings and was charged with three runs, all coming via the longball, with one walk and five strikeouts for his first AAA loss of the season. The Syracuse ‘pen gave up single runs in the 7th and 9th, but it was mostly moot as the offense consisted of Ian Stewart’s HR and six other hits, four of which came from Emmanuel Burriss (2-for-4) and Steven Lerud (2-for-3).

Altoona 7 Harrisburg 4
• Voth 4IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Simmons (L, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Keyes 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Renda 2-4, R, BB, SB

Altoona put up crooked numbers in the first two innings and another in the 9th as they reversed their fortunes from Saturday night to win this one, 7-4. Austin Voth labored through four innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while fanning four, but needing 83 pitches to do it. James Simmons took the loss as he allowed the go-ahead run in his two innings of relief. Kevin Keyes singled once and doubled twice to lead the Sens offense, which struggled with RISP at 3-for-14.
Roster move: RHP Brian Dupra promoted from Potomac.

Potomac 4 Frederick 3
• Spann 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Janssen (BS, 1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Suero (W, 4-2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Ballou 2-4, R
• Ward 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI

Potomac scored in each of its last three “ups” to stop a three-game slide and walk off in the 9th, 4-3 vs. Frederick. Rehabbing Casey Janssen took away a “W” from Matt Spann, who turned in his best out of the year with six shutout innings with no walks and four hits allowed. Janssen was a single shy of giving up the cycle in the 7th, as her served up a homer, double, and triple for three runs. Christopher Bostick delivered the gamewinner after a walk, error, and failed double play got the deciding run to third with less than two out. Drew Ward doubled twice while Isaac Ballou singled twice to lead the P-Nats attack.
Roster move: RHP Derek Self demoted from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown 2 Greenville 0
• Van Orden 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, PO at 1B
• Napoli (W, 2-0) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, R, 2B
• Keller 1-3, BB

Three Suns pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout of the Drive for a 2-0 win. Drew Van Orden (3IP), Connor Bach (2IP), and David Napoli (4IP), each gave up one hit with Napoli earning the win while walking one and striking out six. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz singled to lead off the 7th and scored on Grant DeBruin’s RBI double. DeBruin took third on the failed play at the plate and scored on Jeff Gardner’s sacrifice fly to account for the two Hagerstown runs.
Roster moves: LHP David Ramos placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Drew Van Orden recalled from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner has hit safely now in five straight games for the second time in a span of 11 games as he was 2-for-4 with a double in a 6-5 San Antonio win.