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.

May 092015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6 vs. Durham,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (2-1, 3.81) vs.
Diamond (3-0, 1.67)
Harrisburg Lost, 10-4 vs. Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Espino vs. (0-2, 3.89)
Creasy (3-0, 2.00)
Potomac Lost, 8-7 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Simms (0-2, 12.71) vs.
Ja. Miller (1-0, 4.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 13-0 @ Greenville,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (3-1, 1.71) vs.
Callahan (0-2, 5.91)


Durham 7 Syracuse 6
• Jordan 5⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Martin (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Mastroianni 2-3, 2BB, RBI, SB, CS
• Stewart 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI

Rafael Martin’s struggles continued in a 7-6 loss for the Chiefs. The 30-y.o. reliever has now given up runs in three straight appearances, including two in the 9th to blow the save and lose the game. Taylor Jordan got the start pitched into the 6th, allowing two runs on five hit and no walks while striking out five for another no-decision. Veterans Darin Mastroianni (2-for-3, 2BB) and Ian Stewart (2-for-4, 2HR) powered the Syracuse offense with four hits, two runs, and four RBI combined.
Roster move: OF Kevin Mattison released.

Altoona 10 Harrisburg 4
• Rauh (L, 0-3) 5IP, 9H, 5R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 2-4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Altoona jumped on starter Brian Rauh for five runs in the first and cruised to a 10-4 win over Harrisburg. While four of those runs were unearned, Rauh gave up nine hits total over five innings, including a HR. He walked one and struck out six while losing his third AA game.
Meanwhile MLB rehab Charlie Morton shut down the Sens on two hits over seven innings. Matt Skole’s three-run shot highlighted a too-little, too-late four-run rally in the bottom of the 9th.
Roster move: RHP Tim Alderson placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to May 4th.

Frederick 8 Potomac 7
• Giolito 4⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 5K
• E. Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Perez 2-3, 2BB, 2RBI,
• Kieboom 3-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Ward 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, E(4)

Lucas Giolito made his season debut Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster move: RHP Erik Davis assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Rome 13 Hagerstown 0
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 3⅓ IP, 5H, 6R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• M. Sanchez 1⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K, 3-3 IR-S
• Keller 2-4
• Read 1-3, BB

Rome prevented a three-game sweep with 13-0 pounding of Hagerstown. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, charged with six runs (four earned) on five hits over three and a 1/3rd innings. He walked one and struck out two in his second loss in three starts. Alec Keller went 2-for-4 while Raudy Read was 1-for-3 with a walk. The rest of the lineup was 2-for-23 as they managed just five hits and one walk total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went to town on Frisco pitchers, going 4-for-6 with a double and a home run and four RBI in a 12-2 San Antonio win.

May 082015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Durham,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 2.79) vs.
Buschmann (2-2, 2.84)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Altoona,
6:30 p.m.
Rauh (0-2, 8.71) vs.
Morton (MLB rehab)
Potomac Won, 2-1;
Lost, 3-1
vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (10-2, 2.20 @ Low-A in ’14) vs.
Gonzalez (1-2, 5.64)
Hagerstown Won, 7-6 @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-1, 5.14) vs.
Furney (3-1, 2.92)


Syracuse — OFF DAY
The Chiefs’ nine-game homestand resumes tonight with the first of three vs. the Durham Bulls. A win tonight would even their home record at .500

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
The Senators return to City Island with the hopes of breaking a five-game losing streak. Thus far, they’ve been 6-8 at Metro Bank Park.

Potomac 2 Wilmington 1
• Lopez (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bacus (SV, 3) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Wooten 2-3, R, RBI
• Bostick 1-3, BB, 3B, RBI

The P-Nats scratched out runs with two outs in the 1st and 6th and survived a bases-loaded threat in the 7th to take the opener, 2-1.
Reynaldo Lopez threw five shutout innings and won his 2015 debut, giving up two hits, no walks, and striking out three. Dakota Bacus set the side down in order in the 6th but gave up three straight hits to open the 7th before settling down to earn the save, his third. John Wooten went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI while Christopher Bostick walked, tripled, and drove in the insurance run.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 1
• Janssen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Pivetta 6IP, 8H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Ballou 1-3, R, 2B
• Perez 1-3, RBI

In Game Two, the Blue Rocks got the benefit of an error and a bases-loaded walk to score three unearned runs in a 3-1 win to split the doubleheader (and the series). Casey Janssen made the rehab “start” and dispatched the first three batters with less than a dozen fastballs and changeups. Nick Pivetta finished the game, allowing eight hits over six innings and walking in the first run. He struck out three while losing his third game. Isaac Ballou led off the 4th with a double and scored on Stephen Perez’s RBI single, preventing the shutout as the P-Nats managed just four hits total.
Roster move: RHP Casey Janssen assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hagerstown 7 Rome 6
• Valdez (W, 3-1) 5IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Ramos (SV, 1) 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, HR, 3RBI
• Reistetter 2-4, R, BB

A pitcher’s duel turned into a slugfest, which the Suns emerged as the last man standing as they beat the Barves, 7-6. Phillips Valdez scattered eight hits over five innings of one-run ball while issuing one walk and fanning three to get the “W.” David Ramos let in the final run in the 8th but set the side down in order in the 9th to get his first save of 2015. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz smacked a three-run HR in Hagerstown’s four-run 6th and also doubled and tripled to lead the Suns offense with a 3-for-5 night.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-4 and struck out twice (his 24th and 25th K’s in 25 games) in another suspended game for San Antonio.

May 062015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Billings (0-2, 4.82) vs.
Wright (3-0, 2.81)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 (10 inn.) @ New Britain,
10:35 a.m.
Ross (1-1, 3.12) vs.
Carpenter (2-2, 3.90)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Lopez (4-1, 1.33 at Low-A in ’14) and
Bacus (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Rico (2-0, 2.93) and Caramo (0-1, 3.00)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (0-2, 4.79) vs.
Grosser (1-0, 4.15)


Syracuse 2 Norfolk 1
• McGregor (W, 2-2) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 6K
• Meek (SV, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ka‘aihue 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Gwynn 1-3, RBI

Kila Ka‘aihue’s 7th-inning solo HR proved to be the difference as Syracuse edged Norfolk, 2-1. Scott McGregor outdueled Tyler Wilson with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out six to get the win. Eric Fornataro high-wired through a three-hit 8th for the hold while Evan Meek stranded a leadoff triple to earn his fifth save. Syracuse mustered just six hits total with Ka‘aihue the sole batter to reach base twice.
OF Darin Mastroianni acquired for cash considerations from Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia).

New Britain 8 Harrisburg 7 (10 inn.)
• Bleier 5IP, 8H, 6R, 5ER, BB, K, HR
• Mendez (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Jeroloman 3-4, 3RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 2B, RBI, SB
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI, HBP

The joy of taking a 7-6 lead in extras was short-lived as the Senators once again were burned with a walkoff HR, this time a two-run shot in the bottom of the 10th to give the Rock Cats an 8-7 win. After setting down the first six batters he faced, Gilberto Mendez served up the gamewinner after a single and a flyout to take the loss. Starter Richard Bleier gave up the first six runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while fanning just one. Brian Goodwin singled twice and doubled once while Brian Jeroloman drove in three while going 3-for-4 to pace the Harrisburg offense.

Wilmington vs. Potomac — PPD
Rain washed away the opener between the Blue Rocks and P-Nats, resulting in a doubleheader today at 4 p.m. Overshadowing that, however, is the news that Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito and have been freed from Viera activated from XST and will start today (Game One) and Friday respectively, weather permitting. Making room for them on the roster are the departures of Kevin Perez (XST) and David Napoli (Hagerstown).

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
The Suns swing though Georgia and South Carolina for three against the Rome Braves and four against the Greenville Drive. Meanwhile, the ripple effect from the Giolito and Lopez activations saw LHP Joe Webb and RHP Ryan Ullmann sent back to XST while LHPs David Napoli and Jake Walsh join the team from Potomac and XST respectively.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in a 7-7 game that was suspended in the 8th.

May 052015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 (10 inn.) vs. Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (1-2, 5.30) vs.
Wilson (1-3, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 1.88)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Rico (2-0, 2.93)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-6 OFF DAY N/A


Norfolk 3 Syracuse 1 (10 inn.)
• Cole 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Martin (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Dykstra 2-5, 2B, RBI
• den Dekker 1-3, 2BB, SB

Syracuse left runners on in each of their last three at-bats, including the bases loaded with one out in the 8th, as they fell in extras to Norfolk, 3-1. A.J. Cole rebounded from the mauling he received from the Barves last week with six innings of one-run ball, letting up seven hits, no walks, and striking out one. Rafael Martin was roughed up again, giving up the game-winning runs in the 10th after a 1-2-3 ninth on two hits and two walks. Cutter Dykstra was the sole Chief with multiple hits while Matt den Dekker walked twice and stole a base as the Chiefs stranded 14 runners total on the night.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 2
• Voth (L, 2-2) 5⅓ ⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Self 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K, 3-3 IR-S
• Difo 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Severino 2-4

A 1-0 Harrisburg lead evaporated within the space of four batters as the Sens dropped the series opener, 4-2. Austin Voth pitched into the 6th and left with the game tied and the bases loaded after a double, error, and a pair of singles. Derek Self got the last two outs but not before the bases were emptied on a walk and a single to the first two batters he faced. Wilmer Difo continues to hit like he’s late for a date, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Pedro Severino notched his seventh multiple hit game in the last twelve with a 2-for-4 game.
Roster move: LHP Richard Bleier reassigned from Syracuse.

Salem 4 Potomac 2
• Suero (L, 3-2) 6IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, WP, 2HBP
• Lee 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 2-3, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Mesa 2-5, R, 2SB

The Red Sox put up two-spots in the 4th and 5th innings to double up the P-Nats, 4-2 and complete the four-game sweep. Wander Suero dropped his second straight decision, giving up all four Salem runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. He also hit two batters, accounting for the final two runs as they were sent in triple in the 5th. Spencer Kieboom reached base three times on a pair of doubles and a walk while Narciso Mesa singled twice and stole two bases to lead the Potomac offense.

Greenville 9 Hagerstown 6
• Bach 3⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 7K, HBP, WP
• M. Sanchez (L, 0-1) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 3-5, 2-2B, RBI
• Read 2-5, R, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, R, RBI

After answering a three-run 1st to build a 5-3 lead, the Suns could not respond to the Drive’s subsequent rallies and fell in the series finale, 10-6. Mario Sanchez took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) in two and a 1/3rd innings in relief. Connor Bach got the start and was dinged for three runs on five hits and three walks over the first three and 2/3rds innings. Alec Keller singled and doubled twice to lead Hagerstown’s 14-hit attack.

Trea Turner Update
Make that five straight games for Turner, who was 2-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base (#6) and was caught stealing (#3) in a 4-3 Missions loss.

May 022015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Columbus,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 3.21) vs.
Chen (2-1, 1.08)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Rauh (0-1, 21.60) vs.
Villanueva (2-2, 3.32)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Pivetta (1-3, 1.35) vs.
McGrath (1-1, 3.65)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Greenville,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
D. Jimenez (5-2, 3.28 @ GCL in ’14)


Syracuse 3 Columbus 2
• Billings 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K
• Hill (W, 2-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gwynn 2-3, R, 3B, BB
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Three Syracuse relievers combined for three and a 1/3rd shutdown innings while Jason Martinson went deep again in a 3-2 win vs. Columbus. Bruce Billings got the start and made it through five scoreless before the Clippers got to him in the 6th to tie the game at 2-2. Rich Hill, Eric Fornataro, and Evan Meek each struck out two as they earned the win, hold, and save respectively. Tony Gwynn Jr. walked, singled, and tripled to lead the Syracuse hit column while Martinson’s 4th HR in the 6th turned out to be the gamewinner.
Roster moves: C Jeff Howell placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Kevin Mattison assigned from XST; RHP Matt Swynenberg placed on restricted list.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 1
• Ross (W, 1-1) 6+ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Mendez (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-4, 2B
• Hague 1-3, CS, OF assist at HP

Ricky Hague drove in the winning run and threw out the tying run in the Senators’ 2-1 win over the BaySox. Joe Ross got his first win with another quality start: six-plus innings of one-run ball, scattering eight hits, walking one, and fanning five. Gilberto Mendez stranded a runner in the 7th and retired the first six batters he faced before giving up back-to-back-to-back singles with one down in the 9th, the last of which Hague got the second out with a play at the plate. Mendez sealed the deal with a strikeout to earn his third save. Both Harrisburg runs came in the 2nd on three straight hits as Matt Skole homered, Wilmer Difo doubled, and Hague singled.

Salem 4 Potomac 1
• Spann (L, 0-4) 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Napoli 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Ballou 1-4, BB
• Perez 0-2, R, 2BB

Salem shut down Potomac’s offense for a 4-1 win, the seventh loss in nine games for the P-Nats. Matt Spann lost for the fourth time in as many starts, charged with all four Red Sox runs on nine hits and two walks. David Napoli followed with two shutout innings of relief. Table-setters Isaac Ballou and Stephen Perez both reached base twice, with Perez scoring the lone run on fielder’s choice off the bat of Spencer Kieboom in the 4th. Potomac was held to four singles and five walks and was 0-for-8 with RISP, leaving nine men on base.

Hagerstown 3 Greenville 2
• Valdez (W, 2-1) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Orlan (SV, 3) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, WP
• Carey 3-3, 2B, BB
• Reistetter 3-4, R

It wasn’t pretty — aided by an error and two sac flies — but Hagerstown’s three-run 4th was enough for Phillips Valdez and R.C. Orlan to work with for a 3-2 win over Greenville. Valdez spun six shutout innings, allowing just two hits, no walks while striking out four to earn his second win. Orlan was sideswiped by the Drive for two runs in the 7th but recovered to post zeroes in the 8th and 9th to earn his third save. D.K. Carey and Matt Reistetter both collected three hits to lead the Suns’ ten-hit parade.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases (nos. 3 and 4) in San Antonio’s 8-6 win last night. Yesterday, MLB reportedly amended the Pete Incavligia rule to make Turner’s Nat-but-not-really-a-Nat situation less likely to occur.