Saturday’s News & Notes

Bryce Harper’s 6RBIs highlights Friday night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Postponed @ Scranton-W/B, 1:05 p.m. Tom Milone (1-1, 2.08) and
Craig Stammen (0-0, 3.09) vs.
Kevin Millwood (rehab) and
D.J. Mitchell (0-1, 5.40)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-2 vs. Trenton, 7:00 p.m. Brad Meyers (2-1, 3.07) vs.
Steve Garrison (0-1, 4.38)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-4 @ Salem, 6:05 p.m. Marcos Frias (1-1, 0.71) vs.
Pete Ruiz (0-0, 9.00)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 17-1 vs. Hickory, 6:35 p.m. Bobby Hansen (1-0, 1.64) vs.

Syracuse-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre — PPD
Twice this past week, Syracuse was the sole affiliate to get in a game, but the rains got them last night. Thus, there’s a doubleheader in Scranton-Wilkes/Barre this afternoon.

Harrisburg 3 Trenton 2
∙ Peacock 7⅓ IP 2H 0R 0BB 9K
∙ VanAllen ⅔ IP 0H 0R 1BB 0K, IR-S: 1-0
∙ Valdez 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB
∙ Norris 1-3, R, 2B
∙ Moore 1-4, 3B, RBI

While Trenton tried to come back in the 9th inning, scoring a pair, it was not enough to overcome the three runs that the Senators put on the board in the first three innings. The three runs came collectively from an RBI single from Jesus Valdez in the 1st inning, back-to-back doubles from Derek Norris and Tim Pahuta in the 2nd, and a Valdez double and Tyler Moore triple in the 3rd. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock won his second game of the season, pitching seven and 1/3 innings allowing only two hits with no walks, while striking out nine. Pena earned the save, but it was not an easy one, pitching the ninth inning, allowing two hits and two earned runs off a Bradley Suttle home run.

Salem 6 Potomac 4
∙ Holder (L, 0-2) 5IP 9H 5R 5ER 0BB 3K
∙ Wort 2⅔ IP 2H 0R 2BB 3K
∙ Kobernus 3-5, RBI
∙ Leon 2-5, R, 2B
∙ Higley 1-3, 2B, 2RBI

Both teams got 13 hits on the night, but Salem came through in the clutch, scoring five times with two outs in a 6-4 win. Potomac got runners into scoring position 20 times but collected just three hits and left 13 men on base. Starter Trevor Holder struggled once again, allowing five runs in five innings on nine hits, but managed to keep the ball inside of Lewis-Gale Field. Jeff Kobernus led the hitters with a 3-for-5 night, followed by Sandy Leon’s 2-for-5 effort.

Hagerstown 17 Hickory 1
∙ Jordan (W, 4-0) 6IP 4H 0R 1BB 3K
∙ Swynenberg 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Harper 3-3, 3R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 6RBI, SB
∙ Kelso 3-4, R, 2B, 2BB, 4RBI
∙ Moore 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
Oduber 0-6, R, BB, 5K

Bryce Harper put any doubts about his health to rest with a career night of 6RBIs, two coming off a 4th-inning HR that cleared everything in right-centerfield, as Hagerstown blasted Hickory 17-1. Starter Taylor Jordan flirted with perfection, retiring the first 14 batters before allowing a two-out single in the 5th. He would leave after six scoreless innings, with four hits and one walk allowed and three strikeouts. Blake Kelso and Wade Moore also shined in the laugher, going 3-for-4 and 2-for-4 respectively and both doubling and drawing two walks.

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

9 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. Thanks, April, saw your bio for the first time today.
    Who is playing in Ottawa these days? I remember the Orioles AAA team was there for a few years. Ottawa is a wonderful city, been there a couple of times, but the month of April is just too cold there for baseball.

  2. Hi April, thought I’d tune in too. I’m originally from Shawville Quebec. (Bryan Murray country). Used to go to games when the Expo triple A team was in the nation’s capital. Loved the experience. Live in PEI now, but agree with Mark–a beautiful city.
    Thanks for the coverage. And, at the risk of sounding negative, does Trevor Holder have any future at all in major league baseball? Or Stephen King? (sp?)

  3. @Jackson Campbell – I think at this point you can trust what the game summaries are telling you, namely that Holder and King are higher round drafts picks who are busts, but that low round afterthought Brad Peacock is stating his case to make the Majors. That happens in MLB much more than the other major sports, which is what makes following the minors so interesting. 🙂

  4. Jackson:
    Probably not the place for this but we are taking a cruise up the St. Lawrence in Sept. and will be stopping in PEI for a day. What should we not miss?

    Sorry to get off the baseball track but I saw an opportunity.

    Go Nats (all levels!!)

  5. sjm, the Island is a beautiful place, but I’m not sure what to suggest for one day. The beaches and golf courses are terrific, but would require a bit more time. Sounds like you’re on a cruise so you’ll dock in Charlottetown, which, in the summer, has lots going on (plays, music venues, and such) and some good sea food places. I believe tourism pei would be a good site for more specific information.
    Go Nats. Thought I’d better throw in a baseball comment. And Brad Peacock will be in next year’s rotation. You’ve heard it here first. Majors that is.

    1. Jackson: It’s very early in ’11, but Peacock still has a tough row to hoe ahead of him. Strasburg & JZimm are pretty much locks for the ’12 rotation, and Livo, Lannan, Detwiler, Meyers, Milone, Maya, and Gorzelanny all have a leg up on him in terms of experience & ranking. I think he’ll get moved to the 40-man post-season, but Syracuse may be his settling point for next year.

  6. Yes, there is still a lot of hope for Trevor Holder. Noting that his line showed ZERO walks? He has some issues keeping the ball down. Once he overcomes that and develops a major league repertoire he might just be interesting. He challenges hitters, never let’s them get away easy.

    Brad Peacock also has Brad Meyers, Tom Milone, Ross Detwiler ostensibly ahead of him. One can almost be assured that there will be more starting pitching talent coming in from this year’s draft … plus there’s Solis, Ray, and Cole from last year’s. Not to mention Danny Rosenbaum.

  7. I truly believe Peacock has a greater upside than any pitchers mentioned (not counting last year’s draft) other than Deitweiler.

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