Sens win, Suns lose on yet another rain-shortened night in the minors
The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Postponed||vs. Toledo, 5:00 p.m.||J.D. Martin (0-1, 5.40) and TBD vs.
Charlie Furbush (1-1, 1.62) and
Duane Below (1-1, 4.70)
|Harrisburg Senators||Won, 4-1||vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m.||Ryan Tatusko (0-2, 8.31) vs.
Jared Hughes (0-1, 5.40)
|Potomac Nationals||Postponed||@ Myrtle Beach, 6:05 p.m.||Danny Rosenbaum (1-1, 2.60) and
Mitchell Clegg (1-0, 5.40) vs.
Robert Ross (2-0, 0.00) and
Barret Loux (1-1, 4.40)
|Hagerstown Suns||Lost, 8-5||@ West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.||Chris McKenzie (1-2, 9.26) vs.
Jameson Tallion (pro debut)
Syracuse-Toledo — PPD
Tuesday’s game between the Syracuse Chiefs and Toledo Mud Hens was postponed due to rain. The game will be played Wednesday as part of a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Harrisburg 4 Altoona 1
∙ Davis (W, 1-0) 6IP 5H 0R 2BB 6K
∙ Mattheus (S,1) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Valdez 2-4, 2B, RBI, OF assist at 2B
∙ Johnson 3-4, 2R, RBI
Thanks to a single run in the fourth and three runs in the fifth, the Senators were able to grab an early 4-0 lead against Altoona. While the Curve would fight back and score one in the eighth, it would not be enough as Harrisburg held on to a 4-1 victory. Late-season pickup Erik Davis finally earned his first win of the season, pitching six scoreless innings, allowing no runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six. Ryan Mattheus earned the save, his first, pitching a perfect ninth and striking out one. Jesus Valdez and Josh Johnson were the batters of the game, collectively going 5-for-8 with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in.
Potomac-Myrtle Beach — PPD
Potomac was rained out for the fifth time in eighteen games as heavy thunderstorms forced yet another doubleheader today. Last year, the fifth rainout (out of eight) took place on July 29.
West Virginia 8 Hagerstown 5
∙ Grace (L, 1-3) 4IP 8H 6R 4ER 1BB 4K 1HR
∙ Graham 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K
∙ Taylor 1-3, 2R, HR, BB, RBI
∙ Newsome 1-4, R, HR, RBI
∙ Harper 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Bryce Harper went deep for the third time in four games, but like the two other Hagerstown home runs, it was just a solo shot as the Power surged past the Suns, 8-5. Starting pitcher Matt Grace was less than amazing, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits over just four innings. It was his third straight start in which he failed to either go six or allow less than four runs. Hagerstown collected a respectable 10 hits, with Randolph Oduber, Blake Kelso, and Adrian Sanchez each getting two, but only left five runners on base and had just three RISP opportunities.