Nats affiliates take three out of seven on doubleheader-laden Sunday
The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Lost, 10-6
(called, T9, Rain)
|@ Pawtucket 6:15 p.m.||J.D. Martin (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Matt Fox (1-1, 5.63)
|Harrisburg Senators||Lost 8-0; Won 8-2||@ Altoona, 7:05 p.m.||Brad Meyers (1-1, 3.71) vs.
Jeff Locke (0-2, 1.93)
|Potomac Nationals||Lost, 6-0; Lost, 6-5||@ Frederick, 1:05 p.m.||Paul Demny (0-0, 1.59) vs.
Jacob Rasner (1-0, 0.00)
|Hagerstown Suns||Won, 5-1; Won, 8-3||vs. Lakewood, 10:35 a.m.||Cameron Selik (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Ervis Manzanillo (0-1, 31.50)
Lehigh Valley 10 Syracuse 6
∙ Stammen 6⅔ IP 5H 3R 3ER 2BB 6K
∙ Carr ⅔ IP 5H 5R 1BB 1K 2HR
∙ Hyde ⅓ IP 2H 2ER 3BB
∙ Marrero 3-3, 3R, 2HR, 3RBI, BB
∙ Frazier 2-4 , 2B, 2RBI
∙ Bernadina 0-4, 3K
The Syracuse Chiefs were able to get on the board early thanks to two HRs by Chris Marrero, building an early 5-2 lead after five innings. But the relief pitching faltered badly, allowing LehighValley to score two runs in the seventh and six runs in the eighth to overcome the deficit and grab a 10-5 lead. While the Chiefs tried to rally in the bottom of the eighth as Boomer Whiting doubled in Alex Valdez, it would not be enough as the Chiefs lost by a score of 10-6; the game called with two outs in the top of the ninth due to rain. Starting pitcher Craig Stammen had a good outing, pitching 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six.
Trenton 8 Harrisburg 0 — GAME ONE
∙ Artilano (L, 0-1). 1IP 8H 7ER 1BB 1K
∙ Arnesen 5IP 5H 1ER 0BB 4K
∙ Moore 1-2, BB
∙ Rhinehart 0-3, 2K
With Kevin Millwood on the mound, the Harrisburg Senators expected the game to be tough, but perhaps not a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Tyler Moore’s single broke up the no-no, but that would be all for the Senators in the hit column. Conversely, Luis Atilano could only retire three of the twelve batters he faced in his inning-plus outing, as Trenton plastered him for eight his and a walk to take a 7-0 lead after two innngs. Erik Arnesen would finish the game in relief pitching the remaining five innings and allowing a run off of five hits and a walk.
Harrisburg 8 Trenton 2 — GAME TWO
∙ Peacock, Brad (W, 1-1) 5IP 2H 2R 1ER 1BB 9K
∙ Mattheus 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
∙ Tucker 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
∙ Peacock, Bri. 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
∙ Fox 2-4, RBI
After being shut out on one hit in the first game of the doubleheader, Harrisburg came back with a vengeance, scoring eight runs on 12 hits
runs to defeat Trenton by a score of 8-2. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock got his first win of the season pitching five fantastic innings, allowing two runs (one earned) run off two hits and a walk, while striking out an impressive nine batters. It was a team effort as every player got on base while the
only player without a hit was Archie Gilbert and the only player that did not score a run was Adam Fox, though he did get two hits and an RBI. Jonathan Tucker led the offense with double, a triple, a run scored and 2 RBI.
Wilmington 6 Potomac 0 — GAME ONE
· Holder (L, 0-1) 5⅔ IP 8H 6R 6ER 0BB 4K 1HR
· Smoker ⅓ IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K 2-1 IR-S
· King 1-3, 2B
· Ramirez 1-3, SB
Wilmington’s pitchers silenced the Potomac bats, holding them to just three hits and striking them out 10 times as the Blue Rocks bludgeoned the P-Nats, 7-0 in the first game. Starter Trevor Holder was charged with all six runs, allowing eight hits (including a solo HR) over 5 and 2/3rd innings. J.P. Ramirez and Francisco Soriano both singled while Destin Hood walked and Stephen King doubled to account for the four Potomac baserunners.
Wilmington 6 Potomac 5 — GAME TWO
· Caldera (ND) 3IP 5H 4R 4ER 2BB 2K 2HR
· Martinez (L, 0-2) 1IP 2H 2R 2ER 0BB 0K
· Demmin 1⅔ IP 1H 0R 2BB 1K
· Lozada 2-3, R, CS
· Kobernus 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
· Curran 1-2, R, 2SB, CS
Potomac jumped out to an early 4-2 lead with a pair of two-run innings in the first and second innings, taking advantage of Wilmington miscues and stealing three bases, include home plate by Chris Curran in the 2nd. Veteran pitchers Alex Caldera and Carlos Martinez continue to disappoint, with the starter Caldera chased with no outs in the fourth after allowing a home run and a walk, finishing with four runs allowed on five hits over three-plus, and reliever Martinez charged with two runs on two hits as the Blue Rocks turned a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 lead. The P-Nats crept within one with a run in the fith, but double plays in both the sixth and seventh innings killed any hopes of tying the game, as the P-Nats would be swept in the doubleheader and swept in the series.
According to MiLB.com, on Friday Rick Hague was placed on the 7-Day DL, replaced by Jose Lozada who was assigned from XST. Potomac’s three-day road trip was extended to 17 days when the Pfitz playing field was deemed unplayable for this week’s scheduled Mon-Wed series, which will be held in Frederick instead with each game starting at 1:05 p.m. and $5 GA tickets.
Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 1 — GAME ONE
· Bobby Hansen 6IP 5H 1R 0ER 4BB 4K
· Ben Graham 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
· Kelso 2-3, R, RBI
· Oduber 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
· Harper 1-3, R, RBI, 2K
The Suns four-run third was more than enough to support another solid pitching performance as Bobby Hansen threw six strong innings to lead the Suns to a 5-1 win in the first game. Randolph Oduber’s two-run HR was the inning’s highlight, which also included an RBI single by Bryce Harper. Mills Rogers and Michael Taylor each stole a base.
Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 3 &mash; GAME TWO
· Jordan (W, 3-0) 6IP 5H 3R 3ER 1BB 1K 1HR
· Brown 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
· Oduber 4-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
· Freitas 1-3, R, HR, RBI
· Harper 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB
Randolph Oduber was one-man wrecking crew, going deep for the second time on the day and finishing the game 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base, his sixth on the season. Hagerstown would score in each of the first three innings. Starter Taylor Jordan got the win with six innings pitched, three runs allowed on five hits and a walk, while striking out one and allowing a solo HR.