Thursday’s News and Notes

Six wins against one loss in Nats’ minors on Thursday

Best wishes to our foreign correspondent, who’s off today celebrating Canada Day.

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 4-2 @ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Jason Jones (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Brian Mazone (5-7, 3.68)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 4-1 @ Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Andrew Kown (2-3, 3.77) vs.
Lance Pendleton (6-3, 3.70)
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-2 @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Trevor Holder (0-1, 4.11) vs.
Terry Doyle (3-3, 3.81)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 6-4 @ Lakewood, 11:05 a.m. Josh Smoker (1-8, 6.88) vs.
Matt Way (7-4, 3.35)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 10-4 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Chris McKenzie (1-0, 5.40) vs.
Hunter Cervenka (0-0, 1.08)
GCL Nationals Suspended vs.
GCL Cardinals
@ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. Kelvin Lopez (0-0, 4.00) vs.
Carlos Vazquez (1-0, 5.06)
DSL Nationals Won, 14-0; Won, 6-2
vs. DSL Orioles2
@ DSL Giants, 10:30 a.m. “Slim” Diaz (2-2, 3.13) vs.
Luis Angeles (3-2, 1.71)

Syracuse Chiefs W, 4-2
Starter/Pitching Star #1: Mandel (W, 4-3) 7IP 10H 2R 2ER 0BB 7K
Pitching Star #2: Garate (SV, 1) 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Whiting 2-4, R, 2B, SB, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Botts 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: A two-run Chase Lambin got things started in the 1st while the Chiefs tacked on single runs in the 2nd and 5th innings to cruise to a 4-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Starter Jeff Mandel went seven full innings, scattering 10 hits and allowing just two runs while striking out seven. Victor Garate finished the game with two scoreless innings for his first AAA save of ’10.

Harriburg Senators L, 4-1 @ Trenton
Starting Pitcher: Detwiler (L, 0-1) 4IP 5H 3R 3ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Carr 3IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star: Pahuta 1-3, BB, RBI
Notes: Doubles with men on in both the first and second innings against Ross Detwiler put the Senators in a 3-0 hole that the offense couldn’t overcome, as Harrisburg lost 4-1. Eight different starters got a base hit, but just once consecutively, as Jesus Valdez get thrown out at home plate to limit the Sens to just one run.

Potomac Nationals W, 5-2 @ Winston-Salem
Starter/Pitching Star: Bronson (W, 3-5) 7IP 7H 2R 2ER 0BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Johnson 1-4, R, BB, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Peacock 1-3, 2B, BB, SB
Notes: Potomac broke a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Winston-Salem, collecting three triples among its seven hits. Speaking of seven, that’s how many innings starter Evan Bronson went in limiting the Carolina League’s top-scoring lineup to just two runs on seven hits and no walks. Veterans Zach Dials and Dan Leatherman followed Bronson for an inning apiece the hold and save, respectively.

Hagerstown Suns W, 6-4
Starting Pitcher: Hicks (ND) 6IP 7H 2R 1ER 0BB 3K
Pitching Star: Arnold (W, 2-2) 2IP 0H 0R 3BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Kobernus 3-5, 2R
Hitting Star #2: Bloxom 2-3, R, BB, RBI
Hitting Star #3: Hood 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
Notes: A two-run ninth-inning rally put the brakes on a four-game skid as the Hagerstown Suns won 6-4 @ Lakewood. Brett Newsome delivered what turned out to be the gamewinner with a one-out double that sent Justin Bloxom and Destin Hood homeward bound. Starter Graham Hicks left in a position to win after pitching six innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. No soup for Wanel Vasquez, who coughed up a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to allow the BlueClaws to tie the game at 4-4.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 10-4
Starting Pitcher: Hansen 5IP 3H 1R 1ER 1BB 2K
Pitching Star: Herrera 2IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Jones 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 6RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moore 2-3, 2R, SB, 2BB, RBI
Hitting Star #3: Freitas 2-5, 2R, 2B
Notes: It was the Marcus Jones show in Burlington, as the DC native connected twice for a three-run home run to pace the Lake Monsters to a 10-4 win, Vermont’s fifth straight. Starter Bobby Hansen picked up the win with five innings pitched and one run allowed on three hits.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Cardinals, Suspended (Rain)
Notes: The game will be resumed on July 6th, with the GCL Nationals leading the GCL Cardinals 3-0

DSL Nationals W, 14-0 vs. DSL Orioles2 (G1)
Starter/Pitching Star: Wirkin Estevez (W, 3-2) 5IP 4H 0R 0BB 8K
Hitting Star #1: Bienvenido Valdez 3-5, R, SB, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jean Valdez 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #3: Victor Chavez 1-3, R, BB, 2RBI
Notes: Six errors enabled the DSL Nationals to score two touchdowns and two extra points 14 runs on just 10 hits as the DSL Nationals pummeled the DSL Orioles2 by a 14-0 count. Starter Wirkin Estevez pitched five scoreless innings and struck out eight.

DSL Nationals W, 6-2 vs. DSL Orioles2 (G2)
Starting Pitcher: Anthony Marcelino (ND) 4IP 1H 1R 1ER 2BB 2K
Pitching Star: Wander Suero (W, 1-2) 2IP 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 4K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Jose Arismendy 1-2, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Yamaicol Tejeda 1-1, R, 2BB, 2SB
Hitting Star #3: Nelalexfred Ortega 1-2, 2R, 3SB, RBI
Notes: The D-Nats went to town on the Orioles2 battery, stealing six bases with just one pickoff en route to a 6-2 win. The D-Birds also committed another three errors, making that nine on the day, as the DNats plated six runs on just five hits.

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.

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