Monday’s News and Notes

Four out five win on Monday in the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 4-0 @ Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Arnesen (2-5, 4.95) vs.
Bascom (2-4, 6.15)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-3 vs. New Britain, 7:00 p.m. Thompson (4-10, 5.61) vs. TBD
Potomac Nationals Won, 13-0 vs. Salem, 7:03 p.m. Rosenbaum (A+ debut) vs.
Lee (7-3, 3.79)
Hagerstown Suns OFF DAY @ Asheville, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Vermont Lake Monsters Postponed @ Connecticut, 7:05 PM Hansen (3-1, 3.12) vs.
Smith (0-1, 3.86)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-0 vs. GCL Marlins OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won 4-2 @ DSL Orioles2 vs. DSL Giants, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 4-0 @ Norfolk
Starting Pitcher: Mandel 7⅔ IP 6H 4R 3ER 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star: Whiting 2-4
Notes: The Chiefs couldn’t get much of anything going today as they were held to only five hits for the entire game. Norfolk scored one in the bottom of the 3rd and added another in the 6th. Norfolk added a few more to the scoreboard in the 8th to make it 4-0 which is how this one would end with Norfolk winning 4-0 over Syracuse. Starter Jeff Mandel went 7⅔ innings giving up six hits, 4 runs, two walks with five strikeouts and took the loss.

Harrisburg Senators W, 6-3 vs. New Britain
Starting Pitcher: Milone 6⅔ IP 6H 3R 3ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: James (W, 4-0) 1⅓ IP 0R 0H 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Espinosa 5-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Solano 1-4, 2B, 3RBI
Notes: The Sens got down early in the 1st as New Britain scored two in the top of the inning. New Britain then added one more run in the 4th to make it 3-0. But the Sens got a spark from Danny Espinosa in the 5th as he homered over the right field wall to give the Sens their first run. Then in the 7th the Sens came out swinging, scoring five runs with the help of yet another homer by Espinosa making this a 6-3 game for the Sens. Starter Tom Milone went 6⅔ innings giving up six hits, three runs, one walk with four strikeouts. Chuck James got the win in relief while Zech Zinicola pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

Potomac Nationals W, 13-0 vs. Salem
Starting Pitcher: Alaniz (W, 5-3) 6IP 3H 0R 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: McCoy 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 4-5, 3R, 2-2B, HR, 5RBI
Hitting Star #2: Johnson 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
Hitting Star #3: Lozada 2-4, HR, 2RBI
Notes: See Sue’s take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
Notes: It was a travel day for all but Danny Rosenbaum, who was promoted to Potomac. The rest of the Suns head to North Carolina for a four-game set against the Asheville Tourists.

Vermont Lake Monsters — PPD
Notes: The Game versus Staten Island was postponed today due to wet grounds and will be made up in September as a doubleheader in Staten Island.

GCL Nationals W, 6-0 vs. GCL Marlns
Starter/Pitching Star #1: Kelvin Lopez 5IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Star #2: Christian Meza 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Adrian Sanchez 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Wander Ramos 2-2, R
Notes: Three GCL Nationals pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout of the GCL Marlins. Almost as impressive: They issued no walks while striking out seven. Offensively, Adrian Sanchez led the 10-hit attack with a 2-for-5 afternoon, including a two-run single and a double. Starter Kelvin Lopez threw five no-hit innings to lower his ERA to 2.25.

DSL Nationals W, 4-2 @ DSL Orioles2
Starting Pitcher: Antonio Guzman (W, 3-2) 7IP 4H 2R 2ER 3BB 5K
Pitching Star: Jorge Hernandez (SV, 4) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Narciso Mesa 3-4, 2R, 2B
Hitting Star #2: Juan Pena 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
Notes: The DSL Nationals touched the DSL Orioles2 squad for three runs in the top of the 2nd and played error-free defense to cruise to a 4-2 win. Starter Antonio Guzman went seven strong innings, allowing both Orioles2 runs on four hits and three walks. He also struck out five. Jorge Hernandez struck out the side in the 9th for his 4th save.

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