Tuesday’s News and Notes

Another Vermont shutout highlights the Nats Minors on Tuesday

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 6-1 @ Buffalo, 1:05 p.m. Matt Chico (3-3, 3.50) vs.
Tobi Stoner (3-7, 5.16)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 8-4 @ Portland, 7:00 p.m. John Lannan (1-0, 1.29) vs.
Kyle Weiland (3-5, 3.70)
Potomac Nationals PPD @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (2-8, 4.44) vs.
Charlie Leesman (7-4, 5.62)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 2-1 @ Lakewood, 11:05 a.m. Mitchell Clegg (8-1, 2.55) vs.
Colby Shreve (4-4, 4.02)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 4-0 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Matt Swynenberg (1-0, 0.90) vs.
Murillo Gouvea (0-1, 7.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 15-12 vs.
GCL Marlins
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-0 vs.
DSL Mets1
@ DSL Phillies, 10:30 a.m. Wirkin Estevez (2-2, 2.60) vs.
Adrian Sierra (0-3, 2.78)

Syracuse Chiefs L, 6-1 @ Buffalo
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen (L, 2-4) 4⅓ IP 9H 4R ER 1BB 3K 
Pitching Star: English 1⅓ IP 0R 2BB 1K
Hitting Star: Botts 1-3, BB, RBI
Notes: The Syracuse offense couldn’t get much going today, with only three hits for the entire game the Chiefs were trampled 6-1 by the Bisons. Buffalo began its scoring in the 3rd with three runs and added one more in the 5th to make it 4-0. Syracuse got its lone run in the 6th, to close within 4-1, but in the bottom of the 7th Buffalo added two more runs to ice the win. Starting pitcher Erik Arnesen went 4⅓ innings, giving up nine hits, four runs and one walk while taking his 4th loss at AAA.

Harrisburg Senators, W, 8-4 @ Portland
Starting Pitcher: Milone (W, 6-3) 6IP 6H 4R 4ER 0BB 4K 2HR
Pitching Star: Martin 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Valdez 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Martinez, 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Notes: The 6th, 7th, and 8th, hitters accounted for all 8 RBIs as the Sens went out to beat Portland by a score of 8-4. Jesus Valdez (#5 batter) and Michael Martinez (#6 batter) both went 2-for-4 with a double and home run, with Valdez knocking in four while Martinez plated three. Tom Milone improved his record to 6-3, pitching six complete innings, allowing four runs off six hits. However, two of those hits,were homeruns. He also struck out four and walked none.

Potomac Nationals — PPD
Notes: The series finale at Kinston was rained out and will be made up on August 17 as part of a doubleheader. The team finishes its six-game road trip with three against Winston-Salem tonight through Friday night.

Hagerstown Suns L, 2-1 Lakewood
Starting Pitcher: Demny 7IP 3H 0R 2BB 5K 
Pitching Un-Star: Weaver (BS, 4; L, 1-2) ⅔IP 3H 2R 0BB  
Hitting Star: Bloxom 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Hagerstown had this one in the bag for the entire game; they had the lead throughout the game and kept Lakewood scoreless. Starting pitcher Paul Demny went seven innings giving up only three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Justin Bloxom smacked his sixth HR in the top of the 2nd and it appeared that would be all the Suns would need. In the bottom of the 9th Dean Weaver was put in to close, but unfortunately Lakewood wasn’t ready to quit as they scored two runs to steal this one from the Suns 2-1 and get the walkoff win.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 4-0 vs. Tri City
Starting Pitcher: Jenkins (W, 1-1) 5IP 1H 0R 1BB 7K
Pitching Star: Eusebio (H, 2) 3IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Jones 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Martinson 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: For the second straight night, Lake Monsters pitchers shut out the Tri-City ValleyCats, as three pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout and a 4-0 win. All four of Vermont’s runs came in the first two innings. In fact, three runs were scored in the second inning when Cole Leonida singled, advanced to 2nd on a throwing error and scored when Marcus Jones doubled. Jones would also score on a ground out and Justin Miller, who was hit by a pitch, scored when Jason Martinson singled.

GCL Nationals L, 15-12
Starting Pitcher: A.J. Morris (ND) 3IP 4H 2R 2ER 0BB 3K
Pyrotechnician #1: John Santiago (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 1IP 3H 5R 5ER 0BB 2K 1HR
Pyrotechnician #2: Brandon King 2⅓ IP 6H 7R 5ER 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Angelberth Montilla 4-5, R, 2B, SB, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Adrian Sanchez 3-4, 3R, 2B, BB
Notes: The two teams combined for 27 runs and 30 hits as good pitching took a holiday in Viera. The Marlins broke open the game with a seven-run sixth to take a 10-3 lead, only to surrender two runs in the sixth, four in the seventh, and three in the eighth to fall behind 12-10. John Santiago blew his second save by allowing five runs, punctuated by a grand slam with two outs that turned a 12-11 lead into a 15-12 deficit.

DSL Nationals L, 4-0 vs. DSL Mets1
Starter/Pitching Star: Adalberto Mieses 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 3BB 3K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Edgar Gonzalez 2-4, BB
Hitting Star #2: Bienevenido Valdez 2-5
Notes: A three-run ninth turned a pitcher’s duel into another loss for the D-Nats, who fell 4-0 to the DSL Mets1. The clutch hit was absent all day long as all 13 baserunners were left on base.

Author: April Whitzman

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