Monday’s News and Notes

Vermont wins a pitcher’s duel while Harrisburg & Potomac’s playoff chances are hurt with losses on a rainy Monday night in the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs OFF DAY @ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. N/A
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 10-5 vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Tom Milone (10-5, 2.87) vs.
Kyle Weiland (5-7, 4.61)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-3 (14 inn.) vs. Wilmington, 7:03 p.m. Trevor Holder (2-2, 3.74) vs.
Will Smith (4-3, 4.17)
Hagerstown Suns Postponed vs. Lakewood, 5:05 p.m.
Paul Demny (6-7, 3.90) and
Graham Hicks (1-5, 5.79) vs.
Brody Colvin (6-7, 3.19) and
Trevor May (6-2, 2.67)
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 2-1 @ Lowell, 7:05 p.m. Billy Ott (0-1, 6.00) vs.
Keith Couch (1-4, 4.66)
GCL Nationals Postponed OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse Chiefs — OFF DAY
Notes: Syracuse takes a quick two-game jaunt into Pennsylvania to play Lehigh Valley before returning home Thursday for two against Buffalo and three against Lehigh Valley

Harrisburg Senators L, 10-5
Starting Pitcher: Thompson (L, 4-13) 3⅔ IP 9H 8R 8ER 3BB 4K 2HR
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Marrero 3-5, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lombardozzi 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: Harrisburg’s Aaron Thompson continues to struggle, taking his 13th loss on Monday with eight runs charged against him in 3⅔ innings, including two home runs as the Portland Sea Dogs doubled up the Senators 10-5. Chris Marrero and Steve Lombardozzi both went 3-for-5 to lead the Harrisburg 13-hit attack. The loss dropped Harrisburg into a tie for second place with Bowie.

Potomac Nationals L, 6-3 (14 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Rosenbaum 6IP 1H 1R 1ER 1BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: McCoy 3IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Un-Star: Phillabaum (BS, 4) 4BF 2H 2R 2ER 1BB 0K 1HBP
Hitting Star #1: Jacobsen 2-5, R, 3B,
Hitting Star #2: Moore 2-6
Notes: See Sue’s take on what went wrong in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns vs. Lakewood — PPD
Notes: Monday’s game with Lakewood was rained out and will be made up today as part of a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 2-1 @ Lowell
Starting Pitcher: Jordan (ND) 6IP 3H 1R 1ER 2BB 2K 1HR
Pitching Star: Holland (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
Hitting Star: Jimenez 2-4
Defensive Star: Moore, OF assist at HP
Notes: Single runs in the first and eighth innings were enough to support some outstanding pitching as the Vermont Lake Monsters won 2-1 in Lowell. Taylor Jordan posted his first quality start with one run allowed on three hits and two walks over six innings, while Ryan Demmin got the win in relief with 1⅔ scoreless innings. Neil Holland struck out three of the six batters he faced over the last 1⅓ innings to register the save, his third of the season.

GCL Nationals L, 9-4 @ GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Tyler Hanks (L, 4-1) 3⅓ IP 7H 6R 5ER 1BB 3K
Pitching Star: Ryan Mattheus 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Michael Taylor 2-4, 2B, RBI,
Hitting Star #2: Jeremy Mayo 1-3, R, BB
Notes: Three-spots in the 1st and 4th innings by the Marlins were too much for the GCL Nationals to counter in an eventual 9-4 loss. Starter Tyler Hanks was the victim of both rallies, giving up seven hits and a walk over 3⅓ innings. Michael Taylor led the eight-hit offense with a 2-for-4 effort.

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 “Monday’s News and Notes”

  1. It has got to be dispiriting for Harrisburg fans and players to have to continue to watch the Aaron Thompson show during a playoff race. When he’s off, which is most of the time, he gives them little chance to win with his now pushing 6.00 ERA. If this were the bigs where the object is to win games, he would have some other role or some other level and wouldn’t hurt his team. Bad, bad loss. Even when Marrero hits it’s in a game like this where his HR means little.

    Hope Milone can play stopper tonight and Bowie loses.

  2. Not so fast souldrummer …

    Even after tonight’s game Jason Marquis’ ERA is still higher. It will take more than 28 scoreless to bring it down to 4? Lannan’s ERA in Harrisburg wasn’t much better and he
    sure looked supremo out there in the majors?

    Yes, even this year, with our pathetic Nats a guy with a 6.00 ERA can still be on the roster and pitching games that mean something. Batista has flirted with that ERA on more than one occasion.

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