Tuesday’s News & Notes

Nats affiliates take three of four on Monday afternoon and night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-1 @ Pawtucket 6:15 p.m. Yunesky Maya (0-0, 6.10) vs.
Kyle Weiland (0-1, 5.87)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-2 @ Altoona, 7:05 p.m. Erik Davis (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Jeff Locke (0-2, 1.93)
Potomac Nationals Won, 9-0 @ Frederick, 1:05 p.m. Paul Demny (0-0, 1.59) vs.
Nathan Moreau (1-0, 6.75)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 1-0 vs. Hickory, 6:35 p.m. Matt Grace (1-1, 5.40) vs.
Nicholas Tepesch (0-1, 0.00

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 1
∙ Martin (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP 9H 5ER 2BB 1K 2HR
∙ Wilkie 2⅔ IP 1H 0R 3BB 2K
∙ Rodriguez 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
∙ Brown 2-4, R, HR, RBI
∙ Bixler 1-2, 2BB

While Syracuse was the first to get on the board, thanks to a solo HR from Corey Brown, the Chiefs were not the last to get on the board. Pawtucket would answer with two runs in the second and three runs in the third to take a 5-1 lead, which is how the game would end. Starting pitcher J.D. Martin pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one. Josh Wilkie, Henry Rodriguez and Cole Kimball would follow him, collectively pitching 4 2/3 shutout innings with just three hits and five walks allowed and five strikeouts combined.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 2
∙ Meyers (W, 2-1) 5IP 4H 1ER 0BB 3K 1HR
∙ Mandel (H, 2) 2IP 1H 0ER 1BB 1K
∙ Moore 2-5, R, 3B
∙ Lombardozzi 3-5, 2B, 3B
∙ Ivany 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

With three-run outbursts in the fourth and eighth innings, the Harrisburg Senators flattened the Altoona Curve by a score of 6-2. The No. 3 and No. 4 batters Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore combined for five of the 11 Senators hits, including a double and two triples. Starting pitcher Brad Meyers pitched five outstanding innings, allowing only one earned run off four hits while walking none and striking out three. Jeff Mandel followed with two scoreless innings and Hassan Pena survived a ninth-inning scare to finish the game.

Potomac 9 Frederick 0
· Frias (W, 1-1) 6⅔ IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K
· Wort 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
· Lehman 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
· King 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
· Perez 3-4, SB
· Hood 2-4, 2R, RBI

Marcos Frias is emerging as the team’s ace, tossing six and 2/3rds innings of shutout ball to lower his ERA to 0.71 as the Potomac Nationals blanked the Frederck Keys, 9-0. Stephen King homered twice and drove in five as the P-Nats pounded out 12 hits while breaking their three-game losing streak. Rob Wort and Pat Lehman followed Frias with two and 1/3rds innings of scoreless relief, as the three pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout.

Hagerstown 1 Lakewood 0
· Selik (ND) 5IP 1H 0R 1BB 11K
· Eusebio 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
· Applebee 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
· Manno (W, 1-0) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
· Freitas 1-3, 2B

Brett Newsome’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth gave the Suns a 1-0 walkoff win on Monday morning. Hagerstown’s pitchers, led by starter Cameron Selik’s 11, combined to strike out 18 batters with just one walk issued. Newsome was the replacement for Bryce Harper, who struck out and flew out before being sent to the bench in the seventh. Daubauch would not elaborate beyond the stock answer of “manager’s decision” and its corollary, “he’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow.”

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

11 thoughts on “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. Good grief, who is Cameron Selik? Alright, 23rd round draft pick last year, and a 2.54 era at Vermont in 15 innings of relief. But still, who is Cameron Selik?

  2. Jackson, you and I are on the same wavelength. Have to admit, after his first outing I thought: Who?
    After 15 anonymous innings for Vermont last year in middle relief, the Nats obviously saw something.
    Here is draft expert Andy Seiler (Brian @ NFA said he was the best) report on Cameron Selik —

    RHP, U of Kansas, 6’2″ 245 lbs. — “Selik is a big bodied reliever who profiles as a possible middle reliever arm. He’s going to have to stay on top of his conditioning, as he’s already a little big, but I can see him moving quickly as a senior arm, as he’s already signed.”

    You don’t get much more anonymous than a college middle reliever, but give the Nats F.O. a little credit for seeing something in this guy. So far, he’s a man among boys in Low-A.

    Also, on a different front, did I see right and the Potomac game in Frederick really have attendance of 149?!!? On a beautiful day!

    1. Remember that the game was supposed to be in Potomac. When you not only move a game time but also the location, and do so with maybe 24 hours notification – and the only way to know was if you happened to look on the website – people do not have time to change plans and show up in another State 6 hours earlier. 149 sounds right; it was pretty empty. What I’d really like to know is how many people showed up last night at the Potomac Dump for dollar night and had no idea the games were moved. I bet it was more than 149.

    1. Fastball-slider-change, 88-92 on the FB, but clocked as high as 95 in college. Had TJ surgery in 2007. A childhood friend of Strasburg.

  3. I wonder if Daubach’s “manager’s decision” could have anything to do with the golden child striking out in the first inning on a pitch that bounced in front of the plate? From what I have heard, he is prone to have little episodes on the bench following things of that nature. Good for Daubach for treating a low A player like he is a low A player, because the golden child sure isn’t making any fans in Hagerstown by refusing to acknowledge that anyone else exists but himself. And now with the debacle in Potomac, there is zero chance he will ever be sent there to ruin his legs in the RF cow pasture. It may be a long time until he gets to Harrisburg.

  4. Sue: any idea how many errors Bixler has so far this season. I realize he is not on the 40 man roster but he hit all during spring training and looks like he has continued. What I remember is that he was not that great in the field but if he can play all 3 positions he might prove valuable later in the year. Thanks

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