Thursday’s News and Notes

Another ‘Cuse rainout, Sens lose, P-Nats and Suns split

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Postponed vs. Pawtucket, 2:00 p.m.
Yunesky Maya (0-0, 9.64) and
Ross Detwiler (0-0, 1.05) vs.
Kyle Weiland (0-1, 12.00) and
Matt Fox (1-0, 1.50)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 4-3 @ Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Erik Davis (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Shaeffer Hall (0-0, 7.20)
Potomac Nationals Lost 3-2 (10 inn.);
Won, 3-2 (7 inn.)
Hagerstown Suns Lost , 1-0; Won, 6-4 @ Lexington, 7:00 p.m. Matt Grace (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Tanner Bushue (1-0, 6.00)

Syracuse 0 Pawtucket 0 – POSTPONED

The Syracuse Chiefs’ first home game of the season against the Pawtucket Red Sox was postponed due to rain. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader Thursday starting at 2 p.m.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 3
∙ Meyers (L, 1-1) 4⅔IP 9H 4R 4ER 0BB 5K
∙ Arnesen 3⅓ IP 2H 0R 2BB 1K
∙ Lombardozzi 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
∙ Rhinehart 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

Despite three solo homeruns from Bill Rhinehart, Steve Lombardozzi and Adam Fox, the Senators weren’t able to overcome New Britain as they got swept in the final game of the series by a score of 4-3. While this game was closer than the first two, the Sens lost the three games by a 15-6 margin. On a positive note, the team had nine hits in the game (a season high), the most impressive coming from Lombardozzi who hit a double in the third and a solo homerun in the fifth, breaking an 0-for-17 slump at the plate.

Winston-Salem 3, Potomac 2 (10 inn.) — GAME ONE
∙ Demny (ND) 5⅔ IP 3H 1R 1ER BB 3K
∙ Olbrychowski 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
∙ Souza 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
∙ Hood 1-3, R, BB
Potomac 3, Winston-Salem 2 — GAME TWO
∙ Clegg (ND) 4IP 4H 2R 2ER BB 3K
∙ Lehman (S,1) 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
∙ Souza 2-3, R, 3B, SB, RBI
∙ Soriano 2-3, 3B, RBI

See Sue’s take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 1 Lexington 0 — GAME ONE
∙ Selik (W, 1-0) 5IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K
∙ Eusebio (S, 1) 2IP 0H 0R B 3K
∙ Rogers 2-3, 2-2B, RBI
∙ Moore 1-3, 2B
∙ Martinson 1-3, 2B

Cameron Selik turned in another strong start, throwing five shutout innings, to which Wilson Eusebio added two more for a 1-0 shutout and Hagerstown’s sixth straight win to open the season. Mills Rogers led the hit parade with two doubles and an RBI, while Wade Moore and Jason Martinson also doubled in three at-bats.

Lexington 6, Hagerstown 4
∙ Applebee (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP 6H 5R 5ER 2BB 5K 2HR
∙ Brown 1⅓ IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
∙ Harper 1-4, R, HR, RBI
∙ Sanchez 1-3, R, BB
∙ Oduber 1-3, BB, SB

A four-run rally with two outs in the bottom of the fifth set the Suns down for a 6-4 tally and a doubleheader split. Bryce Harper hit his regular-season home run with a solo shot in the top of the third. Both managers were ejected during the game for arguing. The series concludes today in Lexington before Hagerstown returns to Municipal Stadium tomorrow for the Home Opener.

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

2 thoughts on “Thursday’s News and Notes”

  1. Bryce Harper’s HR was the shot heard round the Natmosphere that even got announced in the stadium. I don’t know what I feel about a HR from a low A prospect getting ink in a big league game unless it was during what used to be their standard “Down on the Farm” segment last year.

    1. I’ve got an issue with the HR reporting as well. It’s like the rest of the team doesn’t even exist. Please baseball Gods – let me go to the game tomorrow and see more than one Suns player! 🙂 Because the way the reporting is now, that’s what it seems like – a one man team.

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