Friday’s News and Notes

Syracuse breaks its losing streak to highlight a four-win Friday

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 8-6 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (3-6, 4.37) vs.
Tim Redding (6-4, 2.62)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-2 (11 inn.) vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Jordan Zimmermann (rehab) vs.
Potomac Nationals Lost, 8-7; Won, 8-2 vs. Frederick, 6:35 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (2-0, 0.69) vs.
Ryan O’Shea (5-6, 4.16)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 1-0 @ Greensboro, 7:00 p.m. Evan Bronson (1-0, 4.50) vs.
Edgar Olmos (2-4, 3.74)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 10-1 @ Lowell Colin Bates (2-1, 3.52) vs.
Tyler Wilson (0-3, 5.50)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-5 vs. DSL Marlins @ DSL Yankees1, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs W, 8-6 vs. Indianapolis
Starting Pitcher: Mandel 5IP 6H 3R 1ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Star: Bergmann (W, 3-3) 2IP 1H 1R 0ER 3BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Maxwell 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Orr 2-4, 2R
Notes: Indianapolis started the scoring early with one run in the top of the 1st, Syracuse didn’t let that lead last though, as they claimed the lead in the 2nd with 3 runs. In the 3rd Indianapolis kept the one-run streak going with another run and Syracuse hit in a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Indianapolis got another run in the 4th and added the tying run in the 6th making it 4-4. In the bottom of the 7th Syracuse started to run away with this one as they amassed four runs making it 8-4. Indianpolis could only get two in the 8th and lost steam after that as Syracuse took this one 8-6. Starter Jeff Mandel went five innings giving up six hits, three runs and two walks but got a no-decision. The win snaps a nine-game losing streak for the Chiefs.

Harrisburg Senators W, 3-2 (11 inn.) vs. Portland
Starting Pitcher: Milone 7.0IP 6H 2ER 8K
Pitching Star: Kimball (W, 3-1) 2.1IP 1H 1K
Hitting Star #1: Valdez 2-5, 1R, 1-3B
Hitting Star #2: Pahuta 2-5, 1R, 1-2B, 1RBI
Notes: Harrisburg and Portland were neck-and-neck throughout this one. Portland scored one run in the top of the 1st and Harrisburg tied the game back up with a run in the 2nd. In the 7th Portland took the lead, scoring another run, but the Sens tied it back up in the bottom of the frame. Things remained tied through 9 innings which meant extras for these two teams. The 10th solved nothing, but in the 11th Harrisburg’s Tim Pahuta singled one to right field to score Josh Johnson to win the game 3-2. Starter Tom Milone went seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs with eight strikeouts but got the no-decision.

Potomac Nationals L, 8-7; W, 8-2 vs. Frederick
For more details, check out Sue’s take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Starting Pitcher: Frias (L, 4-5) 4IP 7H 7R 7ER 3BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: Martinez 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Norris 2-4, HR, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lombardozzi 3-4, RBI

Starting Pitcher: Alaniz 4⅓ IP 6H 2R 1ER 1BB 2K
Pitching Star: Barthmaier (W, 1-1) 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Rhinehart 2-4, 2HR, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lozada 3-4, R, 2B

Hagerstown Suns L, 1-0 @ Greensboro
Starting Pitcher: Applebee (L, 2-4) 4⅓ IP 3H 1R 1ER 3BB 1K 1HR
Pitching Star: Weaver 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Hood 2-4, SB
Hitting Star #2: Perez 1-3, BB, SB (#40)
Notes: A solo HR by Taylor Krick in the third inning was the lone run of the night, as the Grasshoppers shut out the Suns 1-0. Former teammates at UC Riverside, Greensboro’s Matt Montgomery got the best of Hagerstown’s Paul Applebee, who went 4⅓ innings and allowed two singles besides the Krick HR while walking three and striking out one. Ben Graham and Dean Weaver combined for 4⅔ innings of scoreless relief, with Graham allowing one hit and Weaver allowing one walk.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 10-1 vs. Hudson Valley
Starting Pitcher: Swynenberg (W, 3-2) 5⅔ IP 6H 1R 1ER 0BB 5K
Pitching Star: Demmin 2⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Rowe 3-3, R, BB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Freitas 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #3: Martinson 2-5, R, RBI
Notes: A seven-run fifth inning turned a close game into a runaway, as the Lake Monsters roared past the Renegades 10-1. Connor Rowe led the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-3 night, while David Freitas and Ronnie Labrie went deep. Starter Matt Swynenburg, who had given up 15 runs (all earned) in his past three starts, rebounded with a strong start. He allowed just one run on six hits over 5⅔ innings, walked none and struck out five.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: The GCL Nats got a rare Friday night off and return to action today with a 13-19 mark, eight games off the pace and in last place.

DSL Nationals L, 6-5 vs. DSL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Dennis Lellis 2⅔ IP 3H 2R 1ER 3BB 2K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Juan Pena 2-4, R, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Emilio Caseres 2-3, R
Notes: A three-run rally by the DSL Marlins in the sixth inning erased an early 4-2 lead. Juan Pena’s RBI single in the 8th drove in pinch-runner Nelalexfred Ortega to give the DSL Nationals a tie at 5-5. Karin Burgos coughed up the game-winner with two walks and a two-out single in the top of the 9th, and the D-Nats failed in two chances to get the equalizer after a leadoff walk and a sacrifice.

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.

2 thoughts on “Friday’s News and Notes”

    1. She’s in Toronto this weekend, but she got me some help for news and notes so a shout-out to Nick!

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