Sunday’s News and Notes

Just one win in the Nats minors on Sunday

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-2 @ Reading, 12:05 p.m. Andrew Kown (3-4, 4.36) vs.
Yohan Flande (6-6, 4.35)
Potomac Nationals OFF DAY @ Salem, 5:30
Peacock (3-9, 4.09) and Bronson (3-6, 3.83) vs.
Gonzalez (2-1, 4.67) and Pimentel (5-7, 4.61)
Hagerstown Suns Suspended, 0-0 @ Greenville, 11:00 a.m.
(comp., 7-inn DH)
TBA & Josh Smoker (1-9, 7.30) vs.
TBA & Kendal Volz (5-2, 3.79)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 3-0 @ State College, 7:05 p.m. Matt Swynenberg (2-0, 0.41) vs.
Zachary Fuesser (0-0, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs.
GCL Cardinals
@ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. Kelvin Lopez (1-0, 3.50) vs.
Zachary Dotson (0-1, 3.97)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Cubs2, 10:30 a.m. Antonio Guzman (2-2, 2.70) vs.
Jose Arias (0-2, 7.09)

Syracuse Chiefs W, 2-1 @ Pawtucket
Starting Pitcher: Mandel (L, 4-4) 5IP 5H 2R 2ER 3BB 5K
Pitching Star: Severino 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K
Hitting Star: Botts 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Two two-out one-run singles gave the Pawtucket all they would need to defeat Syracuse 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Rehabbing Josh Beckett gave up the lone Chiefs run, a solo shot by Jason Botts, in his four innings of work. With the All-Star break for AAA starting tomorrow, both teams emptied their bullpens and like a Twilight movie, nobody scored the rest of the way. Syracuse starter Jeff Mandel took the loss, allowing both PawSox runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five

Harrisburg Senators W, 7-3 @Reading
Starting Pitcher:  Detwiler (W, 1-1) 5IP 7H 2R 2ER 1BB 3K 1HR
Pitching Star: Kimball 2⅔ IP 3H 1R 1ER 4K|
Hitting Star #1: Lowrance 3-5, 2R, 2-2B
Hitting Star #2: Castro 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
Notes: Harrisburg started the scoring off with one run in the top of the 3rd, and Reading answered with one run of their own in the bottom of the frame. Harrisburg added three more in the 4th inning to put them ahead 4-1. Reading could only add 1 run in the bottom of the inning which gave the Sens some room to work. The next inning Harrisburg added one more to make it 5-2 and the score remained that way until the bottom of the 8th where Reading got one last run. Harrisburg put this one to bed in the 9th as they added two more to make it 7-3 which was the final. Starter Ross Detwiler went five innings, giving up seven hits, two runs and one walk to earn the win.

Potomac Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: The Potomac Nationals return to Virginia to face the Salem Red Sox in… wait for it… Salem, which was a scheduled doubleheader. Yesterday’s Fifth Annual “Futures At Fenway” game was rained out due to poor field conditions. Potomac returns home on Wednesday to face the Kinston Indians for four games, with Jordan Zimmermann reported to pitch his third rehab start in the series opener.

Hagerstown Suns 0-0 @ Greenville (Suspended, Top of the 4th)
Starting Pitcher: Hicks 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
Notes: Heavy rain suspended play until today at 11 a.m., when the two teams will resume the game then play a seven-inning contest for the regularly scheduled game.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 3-0 @ State College
Starting Pitcher:  Jenkins (L, 1-3) 2⅔ IP 2H 1R 1ER 4BB 1K
Pitching Star: Zellers 2IP 3H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Martinson 1-3, 2B
Hitting Star #2: Labrie 1-2, BB
Defensive Star: Moore, OF assists at 3B and HP
Notes:  Vermont bats were pretty quiet today, as they only accumulated four hits for the entire game. State College got the ball rolling scoring one in the bottom of the 2nd and another two runs in the 5th. State College pitching staff did the rest as they kept the Lake Monsters scoreless for the entire game, as the Spikes took this one 3-0. Starter Chad Jenkins went 2⅔ innings giving up one run on two hits and four walks with the loss.

GCL Nationals L, 4-3 vs. GCL Cardinals
Starting Pitcher: Jimmy Barthmaier 3IP 1H 0R 1BB 5K
Pitching Star: Tyler Hanks 4⅓ IP 6H 1R 1ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Un-Star: Manuel Rivera ⅓ IP 2H 3R 2ER 1BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Hector Taveras 3-4, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Angel Montilla 1-2, 2R, 2BB, SB
Notes: Relievers Manuel Rivera imploded in the top of the ninth to turn a 3-1 lead into a 3-3 tie in the space of five batters, then yet another two-out error chased home what proved to be the gamewinner, as the GCL Nationals lost 4-3 to the GCL Cardinals. Catcher Hector Taveras led the eight-hit offensive effort, collecting three of his own with an RBI. Tyler Hanks pitched well (one run over 4⅓ innings) in relief of rehabbing Jimmy Barthmaier, who threw three scoreless innings to start the game.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: The DSL Nationals stand at 19-17, 4½ games back in its division with five games scheduled for this week against the DSL Cubs2, Marlins, Yankees1, Mets1, and Phillies.

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