Monday’s News and Notes

Three wins and four losses on Monday night in the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 9-4 @ Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. Arnesen (2-3, 3.48) vs.
Gee (6-5, 5.31)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-0 @ Portland, 7:00 p.m. Milone (5-3, 3.14) vs.
Fife (4-1, 3.84)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-5 @ Kinston, 7:00 p.m. Peacock (2-8, 4.44) vs.
Mahalic (3-1, 3.40)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 2-0 @ Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Demny (5-2, 2.89) vs.
Colvin (4-6, 4.48)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 2-0 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Jenkins (0-1, 4.32) vs.
Doran (0-1, 2.70)
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-4 @ GCL Astros vs. GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m. Morris (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Kaminska (1-4, 3.51)
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-4 @ DSL Yankees1 vs. DSL Mets1, 10:30 a.m. TBA vs. TBA

Syracuse Chiefs W, 9-4 vs. Pawtucket
Starting Pitcher: Martis (W, 5-5) 5⅓ IP 6H 4R 3ER 3BB 3K
Pitching Star: Bergmann (H, 13) 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star # 1: Botts 2-3, R, HR, 5RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Lambin 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
Notes: Starter Shairon Martis weathered a four-run top of the fourth but pitched into the sixth to get the win, as the offense answered with three runs in their half of fourth to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 6-4 lead. Jason Botts led all hitters with five RBI on home run, single, and a sacrifice fly.

Harrisburg Senators W, 3-0 @ Portland
Starting Pitcher: Thompson (W, 4-9) 6IP 0H 0R 6BB 6K
Pitching Star: Spradlin (H, 6) 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 4K
Hitting Star # 1: Baez 2-3, R, BB
Hitting Star # 2: Espinosa 2-3, SB
Notes: Aaron Thompson and three relievers combined on a 1-hit shutout, as Harrisburg blanked Portland 3-0. The Senators posted a picket fence with single runs in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, with Edgardo Baez and Danny Espinosa leading the way with matching 2-for-3 lines in the scorebook.

Potomac Nationals L, 6-5 @ Kinston
Starting Pitcher: Frias (L, 2-3) 5IP 8H 6R 6ER 3BB 4K 3HR
Pitching Star: Phillabaum 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Lombardozzi 3-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moore 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
Notes: Down 6-0 after three innings, Potomac rallied for two in the 5th and three in the 7th to pull within one but that’s as close they got as Kinston’s Cory Burns struck out Derek Norris with two on and two out in the 8th and weathered two more baserunners in the 9th for the save. Marcos Frias returned to the rotation, but was rocked for six runs on eight hits, including three home runs, over five innings.

Hagerstown Suns L, 2-0 vs. Hickory
Starting Pitcher: Rosenbaum (L, 1-4) 6IP 4H 1R 1ER 3BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Perez 2-3
Hitting Star #2: Soriano 2-4
Notes: Both teams remained scoreless in this one until the 6th inning reared its ugly head. Hickory opened up the scoring in the top of the 6th inning and was able to add one more in the 7th inning to make it 2-0. Unfortunately the Suns couldn’t answer with any runs of their own as they were shut out on seven hits for the whole game. The final score was 2-0 for Hickory. Starting pitcher Danny Rosenbaum went six innings, giving up four hits, one run and three walks in the loss.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 2-0 vs. Tri City
Starting Pitcher: Jordan (W, 1-0) 5IPĀ 3H 0R 2BB 5K
Value Play: Ben GrahamĀ (H, 2) 3IP 1H 0R 2BB 3K
Hitting Star # 1: King 1-3, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Labrie 1-3, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Sue was in attendance Last Night In Burlington.

GCL Nationals L, 6-4 @ GCL Astros
Starting Pitcher: Tyler Hanks (ND) 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Star: Michael Gallo 3IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 4K
Pitching Un-Star: Miguel Navarro (L, 0-1) 0IP 2H 5R 5ER 3BB 0K
Hitting Star: Michael Taylor 4-4, 2-3B, 2RBI
Notes: Reliever Miguel Navarro allowed all five batters he faced to reach base, as the GCL Astros teed off in the 4th inning, scoring six runs and holding on for a 6-4 win.

DSL Nationals L, 9-4 @ DSL Yankees1
Starting Pitcher: Silvio Medina (L, 1-2) 3⅓ IP 6H 9R 4ER 2BB 0K 1HR
Pitching Star: Jesus Guzman 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Bienvenido Valdez 2-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Aladin Reyes 3-4
Notes: Six errors by the DSL Nationals led to five unearned runs, as the DSL Yankees1 made them pay for their mistakes with a 9-4 win. Four relievers combined for 5⅔ innings of relief, but were outpitched by their D-Yank1 counterparts, who pitched six scoreless innings to cinch the win.

Author: April Whitzman

April is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for, and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. Based out of Ottawa, she also runs and writes for