Friday’s News and Notes

Extra-inning wins in Woodbridge and Viera highlighted an otherwise abysmal Friday night for the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 9-5 vs. Pawtucket, 7:00 p.m. Shairon Martis (6-5, 3.75) vs.
Josh Beckett (rehab)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 3-0 vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m. John Lannan (1-2, 4.50) vs.
Bryan Morris (4-4, 4.19)
Potomac Nationals Won, 8-7 (10 inn.) vs. Kinston, 6:35 p.m. Brad Peacock (3-9, 4.09) vs.
Joey Mahalic (3-4, 4.15)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 6-5 vs. Rome, 7:05 p.m. Scott Olsen (rehab) vs.
Chris Masters (1-4, 2.93)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 10-4 vs. Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. Chad Jenkins (1-3, 3.00) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 14-8 (10 inn.) vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-2 @ DSL Phillies OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse Chiefs L, 9-5 vs. Pawtucket
Starting Pitcher: Jones (L, 1-4) 3⅔ IP 7H 5R 4ER 1BB 2K 3HR
Pitching Star: Garate 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
Pitching Un-star: Severino ⅔ IP 1H 4R 4ER 3BB 1K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Whiting 3-5, R, 2B, BB, SB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Bynum 2-3, R, 2BB, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Burke 3-4, 2B
Notes: Jason Jones just couldn’t stop Pawtucket from scoring, allowing runs in every inning he started before being lifted with two outs, down 5-2. After a Boomer Whiting scored on a groundout after a bunt-single-turned-triple-via-error got the Chiefs within striking distance at 5-3 in the fifth, Atahualpa Severino served up four runs to the PawSox in just two-thirds of an inning to put the game out of reach.

Harrisburg Senators L, 3-0 vs. Altoona
Starting Pitcher: Detwiler (L, 1-2) 5IP 3H 2R 1ER 1BB 7K
Pitching Star: Carr 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 2-4
Hitting Star #2: Baez 2-4
Notes: Ross Detwiler’s best effort at AA thus far was wasted on a night when the offense could only muster six hits. The lefthander went five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on just three hits and one walk while striking out seven. He also helped out his own cause with a single in two at-bats.

Potomac Nationals W, 8-7 (10 inn.) vs. Kinston
Starting Thrower: Walker ⅔IP 1H 3R 3ER 4BB 2K
Pitching Star: Phillabaum 2⅓ IP 3H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 3-5, R, 2-2B, HR, 5RBI
Hitting Star #2: Norris 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB; two runners CS
Notes: Read more about how Kinston snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns L, 6-5 vs. Rome
Starting Pitcher: Hicks (L, 1-2) 5⅓ IP 8H 6R 6ER 1BB 6K 2HR
Pitching Star: Garcia 2⅔ 1H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Bloxom 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Kobernus 1-3, 2R, BB
Notes: The longball was the undoing of Graham Hicks, who surrendered two last night, including a three-run shot as part of a four-run rally by the Rome Braves in the sixth inning. It also was the lion’s share of the Suns offense, as three of the five runs came on one swing by Justin Bloxom as Hagerstown managed to score five runs on just six hits, taking advantage of Rome’s five walks allowed. Francisco Soriano’s two errors pulled him into a second-place tie for the most errors in the Sally League with 32.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 10-4 vs. Aberdeen
Starting Pitcher: Jordan (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP 8H 6R 6ER 3BB 1K
Pitching Star: Cahill 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Martinson 1-4, 2R, 3B, BB
Hitting Star #2: Labrie 0-1, 3BB
Notes: David Freitas’s RBI double in the bottom of the first extended his hitting streak to 13 games and gave the Lake Monsters an early 2-1 lead. That was the highlight for Vermont as the Aberdeen Ironbirds carpet-bombed Centennial Field with 15 hits en route to a 10-4 victory. Taylor Jordan started and went 4⅔ innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out just one.

GCL Nationals W, 14-8 (10 inn.) @ GCL Cardinals
Starting Pitcher: Jimmy Barthmaier 2IP 7H 5R 4ER 1BB 0K 1HR
Pitching Star: Pat Lehman (BS, 1) 3IP 4H 1R 0ER 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Randolph Oduber 3-5, 4R, 2-2B, 3B, BB, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Adrian Sanchez 2-6, 2R, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Rick Hague 2-4, 2R, BB, SB
Notes: In a game that saw two ties and five lead changes, the GCL Nationals cranked out six runs in the top of the 10th to defeat the GCL Cardinals 14-8. The two-three-four batters of Rick Hague, Adrian Sanchez, and Randolph Oduber combined for seven hits, three walks and five RBIs to pace the GCL offense. Jimmy Bathmaier was ineffective in his third game since the Nationals signed him, coughing up five runs on seven hits over just two innings.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.