Sunday’s News and Notes

A split across the affiliates on Saturday night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup (’10 Record @ Level)
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 2-1 (10 inn.) @ Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. Tom Milone (12-5, 2.85 @ AA) vs.
Eddie Bonine (4-1, 4.63 for DET)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 2-0 vs. Bowie, 2:00 p.m. Luis Atilano (6-7, 5.15 @ WAS) vs.
Richard Zagone (5-5, 4.34)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 6-5 vs. Lynchburg, 1:05 p.m. Trevor Holder (3-3, 4.09) vs.
Zeke Spruill (3-5, 5.54)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 3-2 @ Rome, 7:00 p.m. Bobby Hansen (3-2, 4.79 @ NYPL) vs.
TBD (0-0, -.–)

Syracuse 2 Leigh Valley 1 (10 innings)
∙ Mock 5⅔ IP 3H 1ER 3BB 6K 1HR
∙ Balester 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
∙ Kimball (S, 1) 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
∙ Bynum 2-4
∙ Aubrey 2-4
∙ Bixler 2-5, 1R, 1-2B

It was a close game between the Syracuse Chiefs and Lehigh Valley as for the second game in a row, the Chiefs game was decided in extra innings. But this time, they won, thanks to a Boomer Whiting walk and a throwing error followed by a Jeff Frazier RBI single. Lehigh Valley tried to battle in the bottom of the inning as Jeff Larish was able to get double off of Cole Kimball, but the runner was stranded at second base. While the Chiefs bats were cold, going 0-for-15 with RISP, and leaving 13 runners on base, pitching was at a premium as starting pitcher Garrett Mock, pitched 5 and 2/3 innings allowing only one run on three hits and three walks, while striking out six and Kimball earned his first save of the season, pitching the 10th inning, allowing just the one hit while striking out two.

Bowie 2 Harrisburg 0
∙ Tatusko (L, 0-1) 4IP 2ER 4BB 5K
∙ VanAllen 1⅔ IP 1H 0R 1BB 3K
∙ Norris 1-3, BB
∙ Coats, 1-3, BB
∙ Moore, 0-4, 2K

The Baysox got on the board early, scoring 2 runs in the first inning off of Senators starter Ryan Tatusko, who lasted four innings allowing two earned runs on 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Unfortunately, the Sens just weren’t able to execute offensively, going 0-for-8 with RISP and leaving 9 players on base.  The upside to the game was that four Harrisburg relievers collectively pitched five strong innings, allowing no runs on three hits and four walks, while striking out eight.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 5
∙ Rosenbaum (L, 0-1) 5IP 2H 3R 2ER 3BB 4K
∙ Olbrychowski 1⅔ IP 1H 3R 3ER 2BB 3K 3WP
∙ Smoker 1⅓IP 1H 0R 1BB 2K
∙ Kobernus 2-4, R, RBI
∙ Souza 1-4, HR, 3RBI

See Sue’s take in the first Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 3 Rome 2
∙ McKenzie (W, 1-0) 5IP 1H 1R 1ER 3BB 3K
∙ McCatty (H, 1) 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K
∙ Graham (SV, 2) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Freitas 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
∙ Kelso 2-4, 2B, RBI

Another pitcher’s duel, another win for the Suns. David Freitas homered and Blake Kelso doubled in another for the first two runs in the fifth while Bryce Harper’s RBI groundout in the sixth proved to be the gamewinner. Four Hagerstown pitchers combined on a five-hitter, with starter Chris McKenzie getting the win, Steve McCatty got the hold, and Ben Graham got the save.

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

7 thoughts on “Sunday’s News and Notes”

  1. Great games up and down the system. Five games played, five wins.
    It sure is fun being a seamhead these days.

  2. Looks like Tommy Milone followed by Josh Wilike and future closer Cole Kimball did the job today in shutting out the iron pigs. Milone with seven innings and no walks picks up his first win and best pitching performance of the young season.

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