Last Night In Woodbridge

Three PNats went deep in a 13-0 rout of Salem

Only the rain could stop the P-Nats last night, as they pummeled the Salem Red Sox 13-0 for a season-high fourth straight win.

Fresh off his Carolina League Player Of The Week Honors, Tyler Moore made his campaign to make it back-to-back with a 4-for-5 night, including two doubles and a home run. His hot streak coincides with the current home stand, as the 23-year-old Mississppian has gone 12-for-20 with seven doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI over the past four games.

Adrian Alaniz, who had been piggybacking onto Jordan Zimmermann’s rehab appearances, made the start last night when Zimmermann was scratched with a stiff neck. Alaniz went six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and walk while striking out four.

Joining Moore in the 15-hit onslaught were recently reactivated Michael Burgess, who sliced an RBI single to right in his first at-bat and went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored, and Josh Johnson, who went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Bill Rhinehart and Jose Lozada also went deep.

The victory puts Potomac at 13-9 in the second half, two games behind first-place Wilmington.


Quick Hits…

…’s Dave Utnik is reporting that Zimmermann will next throw on Wednesday night.

…Danny Rosenbaum has been promoted from Hagerstown and will make his Carolina League debut tonight against Salem

…Making room for Rosenbaum, Jesse Estrada was released. Making room for Burgess, Wilberto Ortiz returned to the DL

…Utnik also reported that Scott Olsen threw a bullpen session prior to last night’s game and will start on Thursday

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.

4 thoughts on “Last Night In Woodbridge”

  1. Sue, a couple of questions — Tyler Moore has gotten very little press from either you or Brian @ NFA, what is your take on him? He seems age appropriate.
    Also, Estrada being released; is that the better track rather than sending him down to Hagerstown? thanks.

  2. Jeez – Potomac is swimming is SP’s right now. Alaniz, Frias, Holder, Morris, Peacock, Rosenbaum, plus Olsen & Zimmermann on rehab; That’s eight by my count. My best guess is that either Frias or Holder goes to HAG to clear the logjam, once Olsen & Zimmermann move up.

    SueD, any other thoughts?

  3. @Mark – Moore’s gotten very little press because prior to this past week or so because he has been an all-or-nothing type of hitter. Early in the season, he had horrific splits with men on vs. bases empty and home vs. road. Those have evened out, but the strikeouts have been there all along. This could be the start of him finally figuring out but it could also just be him having his way with younger pitchers.

    @BinM – Bronson just got sent down but I’m not convinced that’s a permanent move. Alaniz, I would expect, will get moved to the bullpen if not moved back up; his time in the rotation has been strictly to cover the absences of Frias, Morris, and Lehman (who appears to be headed back soon).

  4. Whoa, completely forgot about Lehman & Bronson coming off the DL as well. I could understand Alaniz in a spot-start / long reliever role, but there still seem to be some extra bodies to be re-assigned.

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