Tuesday’s News and Notes

The Nats lose the two games that weren’t rained out

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup (’10 Record @ Level)
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Lehigh Valley, 10:35 a.m. Yunesky Maya (0-0, 9.64)* vs.
Ryan Feierabend (4-7, 5.30)
Harrisburg Senators Suspended, Top 2nd vs. New Britain, 5:00 p.m.
TBD and Brad Peacock (2-2, 4.66) vs.
TBD and David Bromberg (5-5, 3.62)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 7-5 Postponed
(Doubleheader on Wed.)
Paul Demny (6-10, 4.23 @ A) and
Mitchell Clegg (9-3, 3.48 @ A) vs.
Terry Doyle (8-8, 3.71) and
Joe Searfin (3-4, 5.62)
Hagerstown Suns Postponed @ Lexington, 7:00 p.m. Taylor Jordan (0-1, 13.50) and
Paul Applebee (6-6, 4.10) vs.
Juan Minaya (4-12, 4.79) and
Gabriel Garcia (0-1, 3.86 @ Appy Lg)

* 2011 record

Leigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3 (10 inn.)
∙ Stammen (ND_ 5IP 3H 1ER 1BB 3K
∙ Hyde 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K
Chico (L, 0-2) 0IP 1H 1R 0ER 0BB 0K WP
∙ Bixler 1-4, 2R, BB
∙ Frazier 2-4, R, 2B

For the second time this season, the Syracuse Chiefs lost on a walkoff wild pitch, as Iron Pigs’s Cory Sullivan doubled, moved to 2nd, and then scored on a Matt Chico wild pitch. Both losses were charged to Chico. The loss quickly reversed the momentum that had started when the Chiefs rallied in the 8th inning to tie the game at 3-3, thanks to doubles by Jeff Frazier and Chris Marreno. Starting Craig Stammen pitched well, allowing just three hits and one run in five innings, while walking only one and striking out three.

New Britain 0 Harrisburg 0 – Suspended (2nd inning)

The game against the Rock Cats was suspended in the 2nd inning due to field conditions. It will be made up today, beginning at 5 p.m., with the first game a nine-inning completion and the second game a seven-inning affair. In a common minor-league maneuver with the threat of rain, Henry Rodriguez started the game and pitched the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, Erik Davis warmed up to start the second and will likely be skipped in favor of Brad Peacock, with Jimmy Barthmaier and Erik Arnesen the two most likely pitchers in the nightcap. Derek Norris was injured running out a groundball, turning his right ankle on the bag according to eyewitnesses.

Winston-Salem 7 Potomac 5
∙ Frias (L, 0-1) 6IP 4H 1R 1ER 1BB 2K
Caldera 2IP 6H 4R 4ER 0BB 1K 1HR
∙ Hood 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB
∙ Leon 2-4, R
∙ Hague 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

See Sue’s take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown @ Lexington — PPD
Rain washed away the game in Lexington, forcing a doubleheader at 5:05 p.m.

Author: April Whitzman

April is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for NationalsProspects.com, and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. Based out of Ottawa, she also runs and writes for JaysProspects.com

3 thoughts on “Tuesday’s News and Notes”

    1. Some are calling this a case of valuing a RH bat more than having a 3rd catcher, which makes sense because Bernadina was the more obvious choice. Have to wonder if LaRoche is more seriously hurt, in which case you might see two catchers in the lineup a few times in the next couple of weeks.

      1. I also got the distinct impression that Randy Knorr wanted to give Jhonatan Solano more time behind the plate. He apparently seems to like the kid as a catcher. Its the bat that’s always been the problem. I wonder if that factored into it at all?

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