Monday’s News and Notes

A Sunday sweep for the Nats affiliates

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup (’10 Record @ Level)
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 2-0 @ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Craig Stammen (2-0, 2.25) vs.
Brian Bass (4-4, 3.26)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-3 vs. New Britain, 7:00 p.m. Erik Davis (1-0, 3.60) vs.
Liam Hendriks (6-3, 1.93 @ A+)
Potomac Nationals Won, 7-6 (10 inn.) vs. Winston-Salem, 7:05 p.m. Paul Demny (6-10, 4.23 @ A) vs.
Cameron Bayne (12-9, 3.60 @ A)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 7-6 @ Lexington, 7:00 p.m. Taylor Jordan (0-1, 13.50) vs.
TBD (0-0, -.–)

Syracuse 2 Leigh Valley 0
∙ Milone (W, 1-0) 7.0IP 5H 0ER 0BB 4K
∙ Wilkie (H, 1) 1.0IP 0H 0ER 0BB 3K
∙ Kimball (S, 2) 1.0IP 1H 0ER 0BB 1K
∙ McConnell 1-3, 1R, 1-2B
∙ Bynum 2-4, 2K
∙ Brown 1-4, R, 1-3B

The Syracuse Chiefs won their second straight game with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs thanks to stellar pitching. Tom Milone, pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits while walking no batters and striking out four. Both Wilkie and Kimball relieved him, collectively pitching 2 complete innings and allowing only one hit while striking out four. The two Chief’s runs were scored by McConnell and Brown who had a double and a triple respectfully.

Bowie 3 Harrisburg 4
∙ Atilano 5.0IP 4H 2ER 2BB 2K
∙ Rodriguez 1.0IP 2H 0BB 2K
∙ McCoy (W, 1-0) 0.2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 0K
∙ Fox 1-3, R, 1BB
∙ Gilbert 2-4, R, 1BB

In today’s game, Harrisburg proved that they will not give up, as for the second game in a row, the Sens starting pitcher allowing two runs in the first few innings. The Sens rallied back in the 8th inning to tie the game at 2-a-piece. While Bowie scored a run off of Erik Arnesen in the top of the 9th, the Senators proved determination, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the game in walk off fashion. Starting pitcher, Luis Atlano pitched five complete innings, allowing two earned runs off of four hits and 2 walks, while striking out two. Fox and Gilbert were the batters of the game, collectively going 3-7, scoring two runs and getting two walks.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 6 (10 inn.)
∙ Holder (ND) 6IP 6H 3R 3ER 2BB 3K
∙ Demmin (H, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K
∙ Hague 2-5, R, BB, 2B, 2RBI
∙ Souza 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

See Sue’s take in Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 7 Rome 6
∙ Hansen (ND) 5IP 7H 2R 2ER BB 5K
∙ Jenkins (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Kelso 3-5, R, RBI
∙ Harper 2-4, R, BB, RBI
∙ Rogers 2-5, SB, 2RBI

A four-run rally in the Top of the 9th secured a series sweep and a 7-6 win for the Hagerstown Suns. Two walks helped the rally, but Bryce Harper’s RBI single, Randolph Oduber’s Homer Simpson HBP, and a two-run single from Mills Rogers were the key hits in the ninth. Chris Jenkins got the win in relief while starter Bobby Hansen turned in five innings of work with two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk. He also struck out five.

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

15 thoughts on “Monday’s News and Notes”

  1. A couple of things for me:
    Marrero is still struggling at Syracuse. He’s currently hitting .125. He’s been a slow starter historically. Anybody have any idea on what’s up with Bernadina? I realize family matters require privacy, but I’m starting to get a bit nervous.

    I keep wondering how much of Rodriguez “control” is hitting his spots and how much of it is lack of zone awareness by the fine citizens of the Eastern League.

    Atilano’s outing had me nervous. They started out building the old picket fence on him with a run in each of the first two innings, but I’m glad he stabilized enough to help the Senators win.

    Off days are great for me to catch up on the minors without the distractions of following MLB Nats action. Anybody have particular matchups that they are interested in tonight? None of those really scream “must listen radio” to me, so I’ll probably just listen to the Hagerstown feed to see what they have to say about “The Chosen One”. It’s funny listening to these minor league announcers gush over Harper’s every move. You know that they are feeling that they are making history with every call.

    1. As to potential matchups that should be good, my biased answer is to watch the Blue Jays (5-4) against Seattle (2-7). Jesse Litsch on the mound for the Jays versus Felix Hernandez.

      1. Who are these Blue Jays of which you speak? For me there’s the Nats and their affiliates. I was trying to get a sense of which of the 4 minors matchups is best for those in the Natmosphere.

        1. Everyone needs a team in the AL to cheer for as well. Let it be the Jays, they have amazing talent in their farm system . Then again, the liklihood of this happening is not strong. For this reason, I recommend the Sens. I’m hoping Erik Davis will prove himself tonight against Twins’ highly ranked prospect, Liam Hendriks.

          1. Sorry but KC’s the farm system to watch … followed closely by the Tampa Bay Rays. Everyone wishes their franchise were in the Rays position. Second organizationally with 12 picks in the top 2 rounds, sandwich rounds inclusive. That’s when you burst past KC to be #1 over all for at least 2 years or more.

  2. Valdez error on a relay after Matt Chico allows a double to the first batter in the bottom of the 10th. Then Chico throws a wild pitch to just inserted catcher Jhonotan Solano. Chiefs lose.

  3. The only thing that I know is from the Senators radio guy on twitter:
    @hbgsensradio Terry Byrom
    “Sounds as if Derek Norris slipped on first base as he was going across the bag.”
    If I find anything else out, I’ll post it here first. I tweeted back at Ryan Tatusko about it. Doubt he can share or that he knows anything about souldrummer25, but maybe he will respond. I’ll also tweet everybody I know about it. Injuries are always scary stuff.

    1. I think Ryan Tatusko may be my new favorite Nats minor leaguer. I sent a tweet asking him about Derek Norris. He responded instantly and in a crazy cool fashion. If you don’t subscribe to Tatusko’s twitter feed you’ve got to do that.

      1. I think Ben Goessling plans on using him for a Q&A on minor league ball throughout the year. Hopefully, he gets promoted to Syracuse to join Tom Milone … who I suspect could end up in DC before too long.

        1. Late at night I forgot to put up what he said. Basically, he said that he didn’t think it was serious, but he wasn’t totally certain. He said he hopes it’s not because he likes throwing to Derek Norris.

          Souldrummer is all in for Derek Norris.
          Souldrummer likes other people who like Derek Norris.
          Ryan Tatusko likes Derek Norris.
          Souldrummer likes Ryan Tatusko!
          [even changed my sig on SBNation to include a link to his twitter feed]

  4. My guess for the SYR callup? RH bats first: Bixler or Bynum. But both require a 40-man slot. The next two best who are on the 40-man are Marerro and Brown but neither play second, third or short and Brown is left-handed.

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