Saturday’s News and Notes

Tyler Moore and David Freitas extended their hitting streaks on Saturday night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-1 @ Durham, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (3-5, 4.35) vs.
Richard de los Santos (8-5, 4.09)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 2-1 @ Portland, 1:00 p.m. Tom Milone (6-5, 3.24) vs.
Jeremy Kehrt (2-7, 5.20)
Potomac Nationals Won, 7-2 @ Winston-Salem, 2:00 p.m. A.J. Morris (2-2, 3.67) vs.
Terry Doyle (5-5, 3.17)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 9-1 @ West Virginia, 2:05 p.m. Jordan Zimmermann (rehab) vs.
Eliecer Navarro (0-0, 0.60)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 11-5 vs. Tri-City, 1:05 PM Colin Bates (2-1, 1.93) vs.
Carlos Quevedo (3-1, 2.45)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-2 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 7-6 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse Chiefs L 5-1 @Durham
Starting Pitcher: Mandel (L, 4-6) 6IP 7H 3ER 4BB 8K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star # 1: Botts 1-4, 2B
Hitting Star # 2: Ordaz 1-4, 2B
Notes: Durham started the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd with one run and another run in the 3rd. Durham then scored one more in the 5th making it 3-0. Syracuse tried to make a charge in the 6th but could only muster one run, albeit a steal of home by Boomer Whiting, while Durham on the other hand was able to add 2 more in the 8th taking the win 5-1. Starter Jeff Mandel got the loss, pitching six innings giving up seven hits, three runs and four walks.

Harrisburg Senators W, 2-1 @ Portland
Starting Pitcher: Kown (W, 5-4) 7IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 5K
Pitching Star: Carr (SV, 5) 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Valdez  2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Pahuta 1-4, R, 2B
Notes: This game was a pretty low-scoring affair and was mostly left up to the pitching staff to decide the outcome. Portland started the scoring in the 4th with one run, and kept the score at 1-0 until the 8th. Jesus Valdez drove in the tying and game-winning runs with a two-out single. Adam Carr survived a shaky eighth and slammed the door with a 1-2-3 ninth, punctuated by a game-ending strikeout. Starter Andrew Kown got the win, pitching seven innings giving up only four hits, one run with five strikeouts.

Potomac Nationals W, 7-2 @ Winston-Salem
Starting Pitcher: Frias (W, 4-4) 6IP 5H 2R 2ER 4BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: Alaniz (SV, 1) 3IP 1H 0R 2BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Moore 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Ortiz 3-4, 2R, RBI
Notes: Tyler Moore smacked his league-leading 17th home run to lead the P-Nats to a 7-2 victory. The three-run jack also extended his hitting streak to 10 games, a streak in which the 22-year-old has hit .548 with 7HR and 25RBI, and also assumed the league lead in RBI at 72. Starter Marcos Frias notched a quality start with two runs allowed on five hits and four walks over six innings and evened his A+ record at 4-4.

Hagerstown Suns L, 9-1 vs. West Virginia
Starting Pitcher: Smoker (L, 3-10) 2⅓ IP 11H 8R 8ER 0BB 1K 1HR
Pitching Star: Vasquez 2.0IP 1H 1BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Newsome 1-3, 1H,1R, 1HR, 1RBI
Notes: West Virginia wasted no time getting on the scoreboard scoring two runs in the 2nd. In the bottom of the 3rd, the Power turned on the juice with a whopping seven runs, making it 9-0. Brett Newsome broke up the shut out and the no-hitter with a solo home run in the top of the 8th. The Suns were still eclipsed 9-1. Starter Josh Smoker pitched two innings giving up 11 hits, eight runs (all earned), with no walks and one strikeout for his 10th loss.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 11-5 vs. Lowell
Starting Pitcher: Swynenberg  4IP 3H 3R 3ER 4BB 2K
Pitching Un-Star: Barrett (L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP 1H 3R 3ER 5BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Mozingo 3-4, 2R, 2-3B, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Jimenez 2-4, 1R
Notes: Lowell got the first batch of runs in the top of the 1st with two, but Vermont answered with three in the bottom of the inning to take their only lead at 3-2. Lowell tied things back up in the 4th with one run and went out in front with three runs in the 6th. But they weren’t done there as they scored two more in the 7th and another three in the 9th. Meanwhile Vermont was only able to add two more runs to their score in the 8th as they lost this one 11-5. Starter Matt Swynenberg went four innings giving up three hits, three runs and four walks with the loss. David Freitas extended his hit streak to 20 games.

GCL Nationals L, 5-2 @ GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Pedro Encarnacion (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP 3H 4R 4ER 2BB 0K
Pitching Star: Billy Ott 4IP 1H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star: Matt Hague 3-5
Notes: A four-run 2nd by the GCL Marlins put the game out of reach early as the GCL Nationals could only muster two ninth-innings runs and lost 5-2. Matt Hague paced the offense with three of the seven hits. Pedro Encarnacion made his first start and was knocked from the box with two outs in the 2nd, charged with four runs on three hits and two walks.

DSL Nationals L, 7-6 @ DSL Mets1
Starting Pitcher: Anthony Marcelino (ND) 5IP 5H 3R 3ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Karin Burgos 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
Pitching Un-Star #1: Wander Suero (BS, 1; L, 1-3) ⅔ IP 0H 4BB 0K
Pitching Un-Star #2: Antonio Guzman ⅓ IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K; 3-2 IR-S
Hitting Star #1: Aladin Reyes 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2SB
Hitting Star #2: Nelalexfred Ortega 2-4, 2R, BB, 3SB
Notes: A sixth-inning meltdown by the DSL Nationals bullpen, which saw the DSL Mets1 score three times on three hits and four walks, was the key moment in a 7-6 loss. The D-Nats stranded 12 runners, unable to take advantage of six walks and three errors by the DSL Mets1 pitchers and fielders. Starter Anthony Marcelino got the no-decision with three runs allowed on five hits and two walks over five innings.

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

2 thoughts on “Saturday’s News and Notes”

  1. So in his first 65 games Tyler Moore bats .197 and in his last 25 games its .377? It appears that it is very difficult to walk him 6 BB in the last 25 games. I’ve seen my share of players go through hot streaks but usually the were hitting over the Mendoza line before. What happened did he start eating his Wheaties? As for David Freitas he is listed as a DH is there no position that they can teach him? He may be a little older than his competition so things may change as he moves up.

    1. Re: Moore… The hot streak is more believable when you see the nature of the outs he makes by contact. In other words, when he doesn’t strike out, he hits the ball hard. If I truly knew why, I’d be keeping my mouth shut and trying to get a job as a coach.

      Re: Freitas… he’s caught 12 games but it’s a position he’s only played since his senior year of H.S. Prior to that, he was reportedly a pitcher and first baseman.

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