Friday’s News and Notes

Chiefs, Sens, D-Nats win big, Suns prevail in extras

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 8-1 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (5-7, 4.03) vs.
Kei Igawa (2-3, 4.87)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 5-1 @ Akron, 7:05 p.m. Aaron Thompson (4-12, 5.74) vs. TBD
Potomac Nationals Lost, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem, 6:35 p.m. Adrian Alaniz (6-4, 2.44) vs.
Joseph Serafin (1-3, 6.21)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 4-3 (13 inn.) vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (9-1, 2.52) vs.
Jonathan Pettibone (5-6, 3.75)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 6-1 vs. Brooklyn, 6:05 p.m. Bobby Hansen (3-2, 4.17) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-0; Won, 3-2 @ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 12-1@ DSL Orioles2 vs. DSL Giants, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs W, 8-1 @ Louisville
Starting Pitcher: Zimmermann (W, 1-0) 5IP 1H 0R 1BB 5K
Pitching Star: Carr 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Bixler 3-5, 2R, 1HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Martinez 3-5, 2R, 1-2B, 1RBI
Notes: Syracuse had control of this one from start to finish. To start they scored two runs in the top of the 2nd and added three more in the 5th, one in the 6th and two more in the 7th to make it 8-0. Louisville could only answer with 1 run in the 8th but that’s all they could manage as they lost 8-1. Starter Jordan Zimmermann went five innings, giving up one hit, no runs and 5 strikeouts with the win, which is expected to be his final tuneup before rejoining the parent club. Brian Bixler paced the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-5 effort, including a two-run HR.

Harrisburg Senators W, 5-1 @Akron
Starting Pitcher: Tatusko (W, 1-1) 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 3BB 6K
Pitching Star: James 2⅓ IP 1H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star # 1: Coon 3-4, 2R, 3B, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Burgess  2-3, R, 3B, BB
Notes: Harrisburg began the scoring in the top of the 4th with one run and added two more in the 5th. Akron added one run in the bottom of the 5th, but the Sens quickly countered that run with one run of their own in the 6th inning. To put the icing on the cake Harrisburg added one more run in the top of the 9th to take this one 5-1. Starter Ryan Tatusko went six innings giving up three hits and three walks, one run and registered six strikeouts with the win, his first for Harrisburg. Steve Lombardozzi’s eight-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night.

Potomac Nationals L, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem
Starting Pitcher: Barthmaier (ND) 5IP 3H 0R 1BB 2K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Moore 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Rooney 2-3, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Nicol 2-5, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI
Notes: See Sue’s take on what happened Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns 4-3 @ Delmarva (13 innings)
Starting Pitcher: Applebee 5IP 8H 3R 2ER 0BB 2K
Pitching Star: Graham (W, 3-1) 4IP 1H 0R 4BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Rogers  2-5,  1R, 1HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jones 1-2,
Notes: Delmarva jumped out of the gate early scoring two runs in the bottom of the 1st , and added one more in the 3rd to take the quick 3-0 lead. But the Suns clawed their way back scoring one run in the 7th and then scoring two more to tie this one at 3-3 in the 9th, sending this one into extras. In the 13th inning Hagerstown managed to sneak in a run with a single, a catcher’s interference call, an error, and an RBI groundout to win this one 4-3. Starter Paul Applebee went five innings giving up eight hits, three runs with two strikeouts for a no-decision while Ben Graham got the win with four scoreless innings of relief.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 6-1 vs. Brooklyn
Starting Pitcher: Barrett (L, 0-3) 2⅔ IP 3H 3R 2ER 4BB 3K
Pitching Star: Jenkins 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Kelso 2-4,
Hitting Star #2: Freitas  1-3, 1RBI
Notes: Brooklyn got up on the board first with one run in the top of the 2nd, and added two more in the 3rd and another two runs in the 5th making it 5-0. Vermont scored one run in the 6th , but Brooklyn quickly dashed their hopes with one run of their own in the 7th as they won this one 6-1. Starter Aaron Barrett went just 2⅔ innings giving up three hits, three runs and four walks with the loss, shaving their lead over second-place Connecticut to just one game.

GCL Nationals L, 7-0 @ GCL Cardinals (comp. of 8/15 susp. gm)
Starting Pitcher (8/15): Brandon King (L, 0-2) 2IP 5H 3R 3ER 0BB 2K
“Starting” Pitcher (8/20): Miguel Navarro 0IP 1H 3R 3ER 2BB 0K
Pitching Star: Brandon Meister 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star: Estarlin Martinez 1-3, 2B
Notes: Up 3-0 after two, the GCL Cards took what the GCL Nationals gave them with three runs in the 3rd on a single, two walks and two hit batsmen, cruising to a 7-0 shellacking. The G-Nats managed just four hits and left just five runners on in the loss.

GCL Nationals W, 3-2 vs. GCL Cardinals
Starting Pitcher: Christian Meza 4IP 4H 0R 2BB 3K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star: Jeremy Mayo 1-3, 2B, RBI
Notes: The GCL Nationals salvaged the doubleheader with a win in the second, regularly scheduled game. After giving up two runs in the top of the 5th to fall behind 2-1, the G-Nats got RBI groundouts in both the 6th and 7th innings to edge the GCL Cardinals 3-2. Starter Christian Meza went four scoreless innings with four hits and two walks allowed while striking out three. Kelvin Lopez was touched for both G-Card runs but finished the game for the win.

DSL Nationals W, 12-1 @ DSL Orioles2 (Comp. Early)
Starting Pitcher: Silvio Medina (W, 5-4) 5IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: Anthony Marcelino 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Aladin Reyes 3-3, 2R, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Paul Chacin 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #3: Jean Valdez 2-5, R, 3RBI
Notes: The DSL Nationals pummeled the DSL Orioles2 team by a 12-1 tally, pounding out 12 hits to even their record at 35-35 with a chance for a winning record with a win today in the season’s final game, weather permitting. Aladin Reyes led the hit parade with a 3-for-3 effort while starting pitcher Anthony Marcelino went five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.06 and register his 5th win of the season.

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

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  1. The DSL wraps up their season today, correct? While out of the playoffs, there are some names worth considering for advancement on that squad; More to come tomorrow.

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