Saturday’s News & Notes

Great pitching from the “H’s” highlight Friday night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 7-1 vs. Rochester, 2:00 p.m. Yunesky Maya (0-2, 5.01) vs.
Jeff Manship (1-0, 7.36)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-1 (12 inn.) @ New Britain, 6:35 p.m. Shairon Martis (0-0, 11.25) vs.
Liam Hendriks (1-1, 4.61)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 5-2 @ Salem, 6:05 p.m. Paul Demny (0-1, 2.70) vs.
Ryan Pressly (2-0, 3.38)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 3-1 @ Rome, 7:00 p.m. Cameron Selik (2-0, 0.00) vs.
Steven Kent (1-2, 6.52)

Toledo 7 Syracuse 1
• Stammen (L, 1-1) 6⅔ IP 6H 5R 5ER 1BB 6K 2HR
• Marrero 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Bynum 2-4

The Syracuse spiral continues as the Chiefs were swept by the Mud Hens, losing 7-1 and their sixth straight game. Starter Craig Stammen was taken deep twice, accounting for four of the five runs he was charged with, as he gave up six hits and a walk over six and 2/3rds innings. The ‘pen wasn’t much better as Josh Wilkie let in the fifth as the Mud Hens touched him for four singles in his his first five batters faced while Collin Balester was lit up for two runs in the ninth. Chris Marrero’s solo HR in the fourth accounted for the single Syracuse run, as the Chiefs collected just six hits on the night.

Harrisburg 4 New Britain 1 (12 inn.)
• Meyers (ND) 8IP 6H 1R 1ER 0BB 4K
• VanAllen 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
• Pena (W, 1-1) 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 1K
• Lombardozzi 2-5, BB, RBI
• Moore 2-6, R, 2B
• Rahl 1-5, R, RBI, OF assist at HP

Stellar pitching and strong defense carried the Sens to a 4-1, 12-inning victory over the Rock Cats in New Britain. Brad Meyers threw eight innings, allowing the lone run on six hits, while Cory VanAllen and Hassan Pena each threw two shutout innings in relief. Harrisburg turned three double plays while Chris Rahl gunned down a runner at the plate. Tyler Moore singled and doubled and scored a run while Steve Lombardozzi singled twice and drove in a run as the two combined for four of the eight Harrisburg hits.

Salem 5 Potomac 2

• Frias (L, 1-2) 5⅔ 8H 5R 4ER 2BB 6K 1HR
• Smoker 1⅓ P 1H 0R 0BB 3K
• King 3-4, 2-2B
• Leon 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Hood 1-3, BB, RBI

Marcos Frias no tiene gusto del Red Sox. For the second time in as many starts, Salem slammed him as the Red Sox beat the P-Nats 5-2. Frias gave up another home run and all five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks, though he did strike out six over his five and 2/3rds innings. Offensively, Potomac had four extra-base hits but was a miserable 0-for-10 with RISP with five of the seven LOB in scoring position. Steven King had three of the P-Nats seven hits, including two doubles.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 1
• Hansen (W, 2-1) 6IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 6K
• Eusebio (H, 2) 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K
• Graham (S, 3) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Harper 2-4, 2B
• Newsome 1-2, R, HR, 2BB, 2RBI
• Oduber 1-3, R, BB, RBI

A three-run second was more than enough as the Suns pitchers pulled a Pepco on the West Virginia Power, limiting them to just two hits and two walks in a 3-1 victory. Starter Bobby Hansen, who was knocked from the box in the first inning last time out, shook it off and tossed six strong innings, with one run on two hits and a walk. Wilson Eusebio and Ben Graham combined for three scoreless innings of relief, for the hold and save respectively. The Suns scored all three runs in the second, courtesy of a Randolph Oduber RBI single and a two-run shot from Brett Newsome.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

3 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. Is Smoker starting to live up to his promise? I guess what I’m really asking is whether he has regained his stuff, fastball and etc?

    1. JCampbell: From the sampling of games I saw him in the initial homestand, Smoker’s fastball looked good, but he still lacks a go-to out pitch, imo. His slider / curve lacked late bite, so it tends to float in the hitting zone when it’s not off the plate. He’s been efficient as a setup arm in Potomac, but not looking like a promotion candidate just yet.

      Hope that answers your question.

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