The Chiefs snaps their losing streak, the P-Nats split, the Suns and Sens lose
The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Won, 6-3||@ Pawtucket 12:05 p.m.||Garrett Mock (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Brandon Duckworth (1-0, 0.77)
|Harrisburg Senators||Lost, 3-2||vs. Trenton, 7:00 p.m.||Ryan Tatusko (0-2, 10.57) vs.
Graham Stoneburner (1-1, 1.64)
|Potomac Nationals||Lost, 6-1; Won, 8-4||@ Salem, 7:05 p.m.||Danny Rosenbaum (0-1, 2.70) vs.
Tom Ebert (0-0, 0.00)
|Hagerstown Suns||Lost, 8-3||vs. Hickory, 5:05 p.m.||Chris McKenzie (1-1, 6.48) and
Paul Applebee (0-1, 7.94) vs.
TBD and TBD
Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 3
∙ Detwiler (W, 2-0) 6IP 9H 3R 3ER 1BB 3K
∙ Rodriguez (H, 1) 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 2K
∙ Kimball (S, 3) 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 0K
∙ Bernadina 2-4, R, BB, 2SB
∙ Solano 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
Five runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined gave the Syracuse a 6-3 win, snapping a five-game losing streak. Jhonatan Solano and Chris McConnell each connected for a two-run shot, while Roger Bernadina went 2-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases to pace the offense. Ross Detwiler got win #2 with six innings pitched, three runs allowed on nine hts and one walk. Henry Rodriguez and Cole Kimball shut the door with three innings of scoreless relief, earning the hold and save respectively.
Altoona 3 Harrisburg 2
∙ Davis (ND) 5⅓ IP 4H 2R 2ER 4BB 3K 1HR
∙ Mandel 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
∙ Lomardozzi 2-4, R, 2B
∙ Valdez 2-2
Altoona scratched out an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out hit, a stolen base, and an error for a 3-2 win. Cory VanAllen, who was lifted after surrendering the two-out hit, took the loss. Starter Erik Davis went he first five and 1/3rd innings and allowed two runs on four hits and four walks. Steve Lombardozzi and Jesus Valdez combined for four of the Sens’ five hits.
Frederick 6 Potomac 1 — GAME ONE
∙ Demny (L, 0-1) 4IP 7H 5R 4ER 3BB 2K 2HR
∙ Smoker 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Curran 2-3, R, 2B
∙ Dykstra 2-3
The Keys would pound out 10 hits, including two solo HRs, in six turns at-bat to beat the P-Nats 6-1 in the first game. Paul Demny gave up both big flies, five runs total, on seven hits and three walks over four-plus innings. Kyle Morrison was ineffective as the first man out of the ‘penm, allowing both inherited runners to score along with one (unearned) run of his own. Table-setters Chris Curran were 4-for-6 combined, but only scored onces as the 3-4-5 men went 0-for-9.
Potomac 8 Frederick 4 — GAME TWO
∙ Clegg (W, 1-0) 6IP 7H 4R 4ER 2BB 2K
∙ Demmin 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Dykstra 2-3, 3R, BB, SB
∙ Ramirez 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
∙ King 2-3, 2B, BB
Potomac would fall behind 2-0 early, but would roar back with three big innings in the third, fourth, and capped by a two-run shot by J.P. Ramirez to take an 8-4 decision, split the doubleheader, and secure the first series win. Starter Mitchell Clegg got his first win of the year with four runs allowed on seven hits and two walks over six innings.
Hickory 8 Hagerstown 3
∙ Grace (L, 1-2) 5IP 9H 4R 4ER 1BB 3K
∙ Jenkins 1IP 3H 3R 3ER 1BB 1K
∙ Freitas 2-3, 2BB, 2RBI
∙ Kelso 2-3, 2B, RBI
∙ Harper 2-5, 2B
Leading 2-1, the Hagerstown Suns loaded the bases with nobody out in the third and were poised for the proverbial big inning. They got one. Hickory feasted on the Hagerstown middle relievers for seven unanswered runs for an 8-3 win. Individually, the Suns had a great night on offense with 11 hits, eight coming from the first four batters. But as a team, Hagerstown was a woeful 3-for-12 with RISP and 12 runners LOB. Starting pitcher Matt Grace went the first five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and one walk with three strikeouts.