Wednesday’s News and Notes

Four wins highlight Wednesday in the Nats’ minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 7-3 vs. Columbus, 7:00 p.m. Shairon Martis (7-6, 4.09) vs.
Carlos Carrasco (9-5, 4.04)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 5-4 vs. Binghamton, 7:00 p.m. Ryan Tatusko (9-2, 2.92) vs.
Jenrry Mejia (0-0, 1.17)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 4-1 vs. Lynchburg 7:03 p.m. Trevor Holder (0-2, 4.36) vs.
Chase Ware (1-3, 4.05)
Hagerstown Suns OFF DAY vs. Greensboro, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Vermont Lake Monsters Won, 12-4 @ Hudson Valley, 7:05 p.m. Colin Bates (3-2, 4.09) vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-1
@ GCL Mets
vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-9 (15 inn.)
vs. DSL Phillies
vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.

Syracuse Chiefs W, 7-3 vs. Columbus
WDWRD: 2-4, R, HR, RBI; no CS-SB
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen (W, 4-7) 7IP 7H 2R 1ER 2BB 1K
Pitching Star: Bisenius 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Bixler 3-5, R, 2B, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Bynum 3-4, R, 2B
Notes: Syracuse got the jump start in this one scoring one run in the bottom  of the 1st, another four in the 2nd and one more in the 3rd making it 6-0. Columbus came back with one run in the 4th, but the Chiefs countered that with one run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Columbus kept chipping away at Syracuse’s lead with another run in the 5th and with one more in the 8th, but that was as close as they’d get as they lost 7-3. Starter Erik Arnesen went seven innings giving up seven hits, two runs and two walks with the win.

Harrisburg Senators W, 5-4 vs. Binghamton
Starting Pitcher: Milone (W, 9-5) 7IP 6H 2R 2ER 0BB 7K 1HR
Pitching Star: Kimball (SV, 5) 1IP 1H 0R 2BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Lombardozzi 2-4
Hitting Star #2: Baez 1-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
Notes: Edgardo Baez’s two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh that turned a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead en route to a 5-4 win over Binghamton. Starter Tom Milone got win #9, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Steve Lombardozzi went 2-for-4 in his first start to earn Hitting Star honors along with Baez. Cole Kimball survived a rocky ninth, allowing a leadoff walk and double, but stranded those two runners on second and third for his fifth AA save.

Potomac Nationals L, 4-1 vs. Lynchburg
Starting Pitcher: Rosenbaum (L, 1-1) 4⅓ IP 8H 3R 3ER 1BB 3K 1HR
Pitching Star: Martinez, Ca. 2⅔ IP 2H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star: Moore 2-4, R, 2B
Notes: See Sue’s take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
Notes: The Suns begin a 17-games-in-17-days stretch in the State of Maryland with a five-game series against Greensboro tonight before heading out to Delmarva for four and coming back home for four against Lakewood and four more against the Shorebirds.

Vermont Lake Monsters W, 12-4 @ Hudson Valley
Starting Pitcher: Swynenberg 5IP 9H 3R 3ER 0BB 4K
Pitching Star: Gibson (W, 1-1) 4IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 4K
Hitting Star # 1: Moore 4-5, 1R, 1-2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Keyes 1-3, 2R, 1HR, 4RBI, 2BB
Notes: Hudson Valley started the game off with two runs in the bottom of the 1st, Vermont answered with three runs in the 2nd. Hudson Valley tied things up at 3-3 in the 3rd with one run and the score remained that way until the 7th. In the top of the 7th Vermont scored four runs to jump ahead 7-3, Hudson Valley could only answer with one more run to make it 7-4. But Vermont was not done as they added five more runs in the 8th to win this one 12-4. Starter Matt Swynenberg went five innings giving up nine hits, three runs and four strikeouts, but got the no-decision.

GCL Nationals L, 4-1 @ GCL Mets
Starting Pitcher: Mitchell Clegg (L, 0-1) 5IP 7H 2R 1ER 0BB 4K
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Roberto Perez 2-3, R, 2B
Hitting Star #2: Randolph Oduber 1-3, BB, SB
Notes: An RBI single after a double, flyout, and a walk in the first inning gave the GCL Nationals a 1-0 lead after a half inning. It would be all downhill from there as the GCL Mets would shut them down and hand them a 4-1 defeat. Starter Mitchell Clegg took the loss despite scattering seven hits over five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out four.

DSL Nationals W, 10-9 (15 inn.) vs. DSL Phillies
Starting Pitcher: Anthony Marcelino 4⅓ IP 8H 4R 3ER 2BB 2K
Pitching Star: Luis Matos 2⅔ IP 3H 0R 1BB 4K
Hitting Star #1: Jean Valdez 3-7, R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Narciso Mesa 3-6, R, 2B, BB, SB
Notes: In a wild game that saw 19 runs and 31 hits combined, the DSL Nationals outlasted the DSL Phillies 10-9 in 15 innings. The game featured three lead changes in regulation, and twice saw the two teams match single runs in extras before Aladin Reyes doubled, took third on a sac bunt, and scored on a sac fly to win it in the 15th. Anthony Marcelino got the start and went 4⅓ innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out two.

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. As the 2010 minor league season winds down, it looks like the DSL, VT, POT, HAR, & SYR all still have shots at their respective playoffs. That’s at least better than last year, when the GCL won their playoffs, and only POT & SYR were in the hunt.

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