Friday’s News and Notes

Just two wins on Friday night for the Nats’ affiliates

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-2 @ Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. Andrew Kown (1-3, 3.32) vs.
Michael Crotta (5-7, 4.70)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 4-1 @ Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Cory Arbiso (4-1, 3.43)
Potomac Nationals Won, 4-2 vs. Myrtle Beach 6:35 p.m. Garrett Mock (rehab) vs.
Zeke Spruill (3-2, 4.65)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 10-2 vs. Greensboro, 7:05 p.m. Paul Applebee (4-4, 3.81) vs.
Rob Morey (0-2, 2.78)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 8-7 @ Jamestown, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (2-2, 5.67) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost 4-0; Lost, 7-3
@ GCL Marlins
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-4
@ DSL Giants
vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.

Syracuse Chiefs L, 5-2  @ Indianapolis
WDWRD: Did Not Play
Starting Pitcher: Chico (L, 6-7) 6IP 6H 3R 3ER 0BB 10K; 1-2, R as hitter
Pitching Star: Mandel 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Bixler 2-4, 1RBI
Hitting Star #2: Whiting 1-3, R, SB (#30)
Notes: Indanapolis started the game with 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Chiefs meanwhile tried to fight back with one run in the 4th and another run in the 6th making it 3-2. But Indianapolis pulled away in the 8th with 2 runs which gave them the win at 5-2. Starter Matt Chico went six innings giving up six hits, three runs and no walks while striking out a season-high 10 batters, but took the loss.

Harrisburg Senators L, 4-1 @ Trenton
Starting Pitcher: Tatusko (L, 0-1) 6IP 5H 4R 3ER 2BB 8K 1HR
Pitching Star: James 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Johnson 2-3, 1R, 1BB
Hitting Star #2: Castro 2-4, 1-3B
Notes: Trenton began the game in the bottom of the 3rd with one run, while the Sens came back in the 4th with a run of their own, tying things up at 1-1. In the bottom of the 5th Trenton broke the game open with a three-run home run off recently acquired Ryan Tatusko, who finished with four runs allowed on five hits over six innings while striking out eight. Hitters of the game Josh Johnson and Ofilio Castro combined for four of the Senators’ six hits as the team went an abysmal 1-for-12 with RISP.

Potomac Nationals W, 4-2 vs. Myrtle Beach
Starting Pitcher: Holder (W, 1-2) 6⅓ IP 5H 1R 1ER 0BB 7K 1HR
Pitching Star: McCoy (SV, 3) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Norris 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moore 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
Defensive Star: Curran L8-3 DP
Notes: This one was basically decided in the first inning, which is just as well because Sue had to leave in the bottom of the second. Here’s what she saw, in lieu of “LNIW”:

Derek Norris was moved to the #2 spot in the batting order, in the age-old ploy to feed him some fastballs. The move paid off instantly in the first inning with a two-run jack to left field as he drove in Dan Lyons, who had been hit by a pitch to lead off the game. After a Mike Burgess single, Tyler Moore put a coat on a hanger for another two-spot shot to give Potomac a 4-1 lead. Trevor Holder, who had given up a home run to lead off the game, settled down to pitch 6⅓ innings, giving up the one run on five hits, walking none, and striking out seven to earn his first win for Potomac this season. The win kept pace with second-place Wilmington; the two teams still separated by two games, three in the loss column.

Hagerstown Suns L, 10-2 vs. Greensboro
Starting Pitcher: Demny (L, 6-6) 3⅓ IP 6H 4ER 1BB 5K 1HR
Pitching Star: Erb 3⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB
Hitting Star #1: Hood  2-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Hague 2-4, 2R
Notes: Hagerstown began with the lead in the bottom of the 3rd with one run, but Greensboro quickly shattered that lead with seven runs of their own in the 4th. Greensboro wasn’t done there as they added one run in the 5th and another run in the 6th to make it 9-1. In the 8th they added one more, while the Suns added one in the bottom of the inning, but unfortunately it was far too late for a comeback as the Suns were downed 10-2. Starter Paul Demny went just 3⅓ innings, giving up six hits, four runs and one walk with the loss.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 8-7 @ Jamestown
Starting Pitcher: Hansen 3IP 6H 5R 5ER 3BB 0K
Pitching Star: Demmin (W, 1-1) 3IP 1H 0ER 2BB 5K
Hitting Star # 1: Moore 2-3 3R, 2BB, HR, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Leonida 2-5, 1-2B, 2RBI
Notes: Three errors by Jamestown and eight runs by the Lake Monsters game Vermont the win. It was a close game, however, as Jamestown had the lead going into the 9th inning. That being the case, Vermont rallied to score two in the top of the ninth to get the lead while Ryan Demmin finished the game for the win, going the last three innings, allowing only 1 hit and 2 walks, while striking out 5.

GCL Nationals L, 4-0; L, 7-3
Starting Pitcher: Yuniesky Maya 3IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star: None
Notes: The professional debut of Yuniesky Maya — three scoreless & hitless innngs with no walks and one strikeout — is about the only thing worth noting in the first game, as the GCL Nationals were shut out 4-0 by the GCL Marlins. Angel Montilla and Estarlin Martinez were responsible for the two (2) GCL Nats hits in this one.

Starting Pitcher: Kelvin Lopez (L, 3-4) 2IP 6H 3R 3ER 1BB 0K
Pitching Star: Chris Manno 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Sean Nicol 1-3, SB
Hitting Star #2: Randolph Oduber 1-2, R, RBI
Notes: Game Two wasn’t much better as the GCL Marlins bested the GCL Nationals 7-3 to sweep the doubleheader. Rehabbing Sean Nicol and Randolph Oduber got two of the three (3) G-Nats hits in the, um, afternoon-cap.

DSL Nationals L, 9-4
Starting Pitcher: Adalberto Mieses (L, 3-3) 6IP 13H 8R 5ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Edgar Gonzalez 3-5, 2R
Hitting Star #2: Jean Valdez 1-2, 3RBI
Notes: A five-run sixth broke erased a 4-3 leads for the DSL Nationals, who went went on to lose 9-4 to the DSL Giants. Starting Pitcher Adalberto Mieses took a 13-hit beating over six innings, with eight runs (five earned) allowed with one walk and four strikeouts for his third loss of the season. Hitters of the game Edgar Gonzalez and Jean Valdez combined for four hits, two runs, and three RBI.

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

5 thoughts on “Friday’s News and Notes”

  1. Has there been any timetable for moving Maya up and where. Clearly, there wasn’t much resistance to him in the GCL.

    1. I could only find a Spanish-language story from a Miami newspaper that gave any decent depth. It appears they’re going to keep him in the GCL for another week then bump him to AA.

  2. Sue, for your sake, I hope he gets at least one start in Woodbridge. He’s 28, they can’t be too worried about his ‘young’ arm at this point.
    Also, I hope you’re wrong on Tyler Moore, we could use a bopper in the minors to get excited about, guess we’ll find out next year in Harrisburg. Marrero’s only trade bait to me, as he plays DH quality defense.
    Checked the schedule, the Pnats have 23 games left; the way they’re playing you gotta figure them for the post season. Pleasant surprise.

    1. AFL deadline has me nervous about who we’ll get and when. Not a given, for example, that they’ll wait until the morning of the 17th – even if Harrisburg is home. Would totally not surprise me if a guy from AA is dropped down versus a guy being promoted from Hagerstown.

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