Sunday’s News and Notes

Two big wins, a shutout, and a rainout mark the last Sunday in July for the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-0
(8 inn.)
@ Durham, 7:05 p.m. Jason Jones (1-5, 6.21) vs.
Virgil Vasquez (4-1, 4.95)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 10-3 @ New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m. Aaron Vasquez (4-1, 4.95) vs.
B.J. LaMura (3-3, 5.13)
Potomac Nationals Won 13-3 @ Wilmington, 7:00 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Wally Lamb (6-2, 1.40)
Hagerstown Suns Postponed vs. West Virginia, 5:05 p.m. Zimmermann (rehab) and
Bronson (0-0, 5.40) vs.
Navarro (0-0, 0.60) and
McPherson (5-9, 4.07)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 10-8 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 PM Bobby Hansen (3-1, 2.53) vs.
Bobby Doran (0-3, 6.99)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Phillies, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 5-0 @ Durham (Completed Early)
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen (L, 3-6) 6.0IP 7H 3ER 1BB 3K
Pitching Star: Bergmann 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Orr  2-3, 2B
Hitting Star #2: Davis 2-3
Notes: Not much was going for Syracuse today as they were shut out and rained out. Durham started things with one in the bottom of the 1st, then two more in the 3rd. Then in the 8th Durham scored two more to make it 5-0. Mother Nature then took over which caused this game to end a bit early and give Durham the win at 5-0. Starter Erik Arnesen went six innings giving up seven hits, three runs and one walk for the loss, falling to 3-6 at AAA this year.

Senators W, 10-3 @ Portland
Starting Pitcher: Milone (W, 7-5) 5⅓ IP 5H 0R 1BB 6K
Pitching Star: Martin 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Lowrance 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Espinosa 2-6, 3RBI
Notes: In an unusually strong offensive outburst, the Senators scored 10 runs on 17 hits en route to a 10-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs. Marvin Lowrance singled and homered twice to lead the attack, as Harrisburg only failed to score in the 2nd and 9th innings. Starter Tom Milone tossed 5⅓ scoreless innings for his 7th win, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Potomac Nationals W, 13-3 @ Winston-Salem
Starter/Pitching Star: Morris (W, 3-2) 6IP 2H 0R 0BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Ortiz 4-6, 2R, 2B, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lyons 2-4, 3R, HR, BB, 3RBI
Notes: A ten-run eighth inning turned a close game into a laugher as the Potomac Nationals cruised to a 13-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash. Eight of the PNats’ 17 hits went for extra bases, highlighted by Dan Lyons’s three-run shot in the (you guessed it) 8th. Tyler Moore’s 10-game hitting streak came to an end, though he did draw a season-high three walks. A.J. Morris bounced back from the beating he took from Salem last time out to throw six scoreless innings with just two hits and no walks allowed to collect his third win for Potomac this season.

Hagerstown Suns — PPD
Notes: The thunderstorms that swept across a swath of states from North Carolina to New Hampshire soaked Municipal Stadium. The Power and Suns will play a doubleheader today with two seven-inning contests beginning at 5:05 p.m. Jordan Zimmermann is slated to pitch the first game, while Evan Bronson is the most likely candidate to start the second game.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 10-8 vs.Tri City
Starting Pitcher: Bates 4⅓ IP 8H 5R 5ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Star: Gibson 1IP 1H 0R
Hitting Star # 1: Kelso  3-4, 2RBI, 1BB
Hitting Star # 2: Mozingo 2-3, 2R, 1-2B, 2BB
Notes: Vermont started out well, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first including a 2-run home run from David Freitas, which extended his hitting streak to 21 games. After adding another run in the 2nd, the Lake Monsters held early 5-0 lead. In the 3rd the Valley Cats clawed back with three runs but Vermont scored two more runs in the 4th to keep Tri City at bay. In the 5th Tri City kept coming as they scored two more, while the Lake Monsters were starting to lose steam as they could only score one in the bottom of the inning. Tri City then tied things up in the 7th with three runs, and then completed the comeback in the 8th as they scored the last two runs to take this one 10-8. Starter Colin Bates went four innings giving up eight hits, five runs with two strikeouts.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: The GCL Nationals start this week at 12-16 and a relatively light week of five games: home against the Mets, Marlins and Cardinals; visits to the Cardinals and Astros.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
Notes: It’s a day of rest that will be badly needed with a slew of doubleheaders to come this week, thanks to last week’s three rainouts. The D-Nats are 23-20, which is good for fifth place and five games back in their division.

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

4 thoughts on “Sunday’s News and Notes”

  1. Thanks April. Sue, I just saw Leatherman got promoted to Syracuse; is he ready or is this just a move to help with the J.D. Martin injury. Thanks.

    1. I’d guess he’d be right back after Balester returns, and I think it mostly that he was the most rested reliever, not to mention proximity (i.e. the P-Nats were already in N.C.)

    1. Pass along our congratulations – I knew he had thrown on Saturday, hence the reference to “rest” in previous reply.

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