Friday’s News and Notes

Syracuse sweeps a doubleheader, Sens break a three-game losing streak, Suns drop second game

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 3-2; Won, 4-1 vs. Pawtucket, 2:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-2 @ Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Ryan Tatusko (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Graham Stoneburner (0-1, 1.80)
Potomac Nationals OFF DAY @ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Justin Marks (0-0, 5.40)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 7-0 vs. Lakewood, 6:35 p.m. Chris McKenzie (1-0, 1.80) vs.
David Buchanan (0-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 3 Leigh Valley 2 — GAME ONE
∙ Maya (ND) 5⅔ IP 4H 2ER BB 5K
∙ Carr (W, 1-0) 2IP 1H 0R BB 1K
∙ Maldonado 2-4, R, 2-2B
∙ Bixler 1-3, 2BB, RBI

Syracuse was the first to get on the board and the last to get on the board as the Chiefs beat Leigh Valley in walkoff fashion by a score of 3-2 in their first home game. Adam Carr took the win with two innings of relief, allowing only one hit and one walk. Starting pitcher Yunesky Maya, took the no decision, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five. While the team only hit 2-for-11 with RISP, key hits made a difference in the game. Maldonado was seeing the ball well, going 2-4 with two doubles and a run scored, and both Brown and Bixler combined to go 2-7, with two RBI and two walks.

Syracuse 4 Leigh Valley 1 — GAME TWO
∙ Detwiler (W, 1-0) 6IP 6H 1ER 2BB 4K
∙ Wilkie (S, 2) 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 2K
∙ Bernadina 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
∙ Bixler 1-1, 2BB

Once again, thanks to an early lead, the Chiefs were able to settle down and sweep the double header by taking game two against Lehigh Valley by a score of 4-1. Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler got the win, pitching six complete innings, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Bernadina was the hero of the game, starting the game with a single and scoring on a Chris Marrero single, then launching a 2-run homerun in the third.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 2
∙ Davis (ND) 4IP 3H 0R 2BB 6K
∙ VanAllen (W, 1-0) 3IP 2H 1R 1ER 4K 1HR, PO
∙ Lombardozzi 2-4, SB, RBI
∙ Moore 2-5
∙ Ivany 1-3, R, 2BB

Harrisburg broke open a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth and held on for a 4-2 win, thanks to a game-saving catch by Jonathan Tucker to end it. Tyler Moore and Steve Lombardozzi each had two hits as the Sens broke a three-game losing streak. Erik Davis returned on two days’ rest from his rained-out start on Monday (⅓ IP) to pitch four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six. Cory VanAllen got the win in relief with three solid innings of work, spoiled by a solo shot in the sixth but striking out four.

Potomac Nationals — OFF DAY
The P-Nats head up 95 for a weekend set against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, with Danny Rosenbaum making his second start tonight. For a tweeter, follow @pinetarpress for in-game updates, or if you make it up to Frawley, you can try to find a woofer.

Lexington 7 Hagerstown 0
∙ Grace (L, 1-1) 4IP 11H 6R 6ER 1BB 1K 2HR
∙ Jenkins 1⅔ 0H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Martinson 2-3
∙ Harper 1-3, 2B, BB, CS

The 19-year-old Tanner Bushue was sensational in his professional debut, retiring the first seven batters he faced and holding the Hagerstown Suns to just five hits over eight innings as the Lexington Legends won 7-0 to split the four-game series. Suns starter Matt Grace was peppered for two runs on four hits in the first and tagged for four runs, including two home runs in the fourth to take the loss. Jason Martinson paced the offense with two of the five hits while Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double but was picked off third by Bushue.

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

4 thoughts on “Friday’s News and Notes”

  1. Three out of four for the night – Another good report from the minors. Also, nice side piece on the BlueRocks’ SPCA support.

  2. Love to see all of the good pitching that has been coming from the AA and AAA squads. We finally have some organizational depth, at least on the mound. 🙂

  3. What’s the full skinny on Bushue? I know that they were hyping his pro debut on Looks like Harper didn’t find the youngster to his liking at all. So far, Harper’s performance is justifying the A ball placement, and I have no problem with that. Hopefully, he’s saving some breakout performances for the upcoming season opening homestand.

  4. Still injuries so that the true depth and that is still rather thin. Losing Rick Hague will undoubtedly hurt as his replacement, Cutter Dykstra, isn’t that great when it comes to fielding at that position.

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