Monday’s News & Notes

A Sunday split for the Nats minors

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-3 @ Louisville, 4:05 p.m. Ross Detwiler (3-4, 5.77) vs.
Matt Klinker (2-1, 9.00)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-1; Won, 1-0 vs. Bowie, 7:00 p.m. Tanner Roark (1-1, 4.76) vs.
Wynn Pelzer (1-5, 4.43)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 3-2; Lost, 5-2 @ Winston-Salem, 4:00 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (2-2, 2.91) vs.
Ryan Buch (0-0, 1.50)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 10-5 @ Kannapolis, 1:05 p.m.
A.J. Cole (0-3, 3.86) and
Sammy Solis (’11 debut) vs.
Paul Burnside (3-2, 4.07) and
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Giants, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Charlotte 5 Syracuse 3
• Martin (L, 0-3) 3⅔ IP 8H 5R 5ER 0BB 3K 1HR
• Balester 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 1K
• Marrero 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Frazier 1-3, 2B

Filling in for the promoted Yunesky Maya, J.D. Martin started strong, striking out the side in the first, but let up all five Charlotte runs over the next three innings as the Chiefs fell, 5-3. Collin Balester tossed two scoreless innings, as the Syracuse ‘pen held the Knights down the rest of the way. Chris Marrero went 2-for-3 with a walk and solo HR to lead the offense, which was held to seven hits total.

Harrisburg 6 Bowie 1 — GAME ONE
• Davis (W, 2-1) 5⅓ 5H 1R 1ER 3BB 2K
• Pena (S, 4) 1⅔ 0H 0R 1BB 3K
• Moore 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-4, R

Tyler Moore’s first-inning HR gave the Sens an early lead while a three-run sixth put the game away as Harrisburg took the first game, 6-1. Starter Erik Davis got the win with five and a 1/3rd strong innings, allowing the lone Baysox run on five hits and three walks while Hassan Pena got the last five out for his fourth save.

Harrisburg 1 Bowie 0 — GAME TWO
• Perez (W, 2-0) 6+ IP 5H 0R 0BB 5K
• Barthmaier (S, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
• Tucker 1-2, R, 2B
• Lombardozzi 1-3, 2B, RBI

Back-to-back, two-out doubles by Joanthan Tucker and Steve Lombardozzi scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth as Harrisburg swept the doubleheader with a 1-0 decision, extending their winning streak to seven games. It was also their eighth win in ten games against Bowie. Oliver Perez went the first six innings, plus one batter in the seventh for the win while Jimmy Barthmaier walked a batter but struck out the side for the save.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 2 — GAME ONE
• Selik (L, 0-4) 5⅔ 5H 3R 2ER 1BB 2K
• Frias 1⅓ 1H 0R 1BB 1K
• Kobernus 3-4, R, 2B
• Bloxom 2-4, 2B, RBI

Lynchburg 5 Potomac 2 — GAME TWO
• Bronson (L, 1-2) 6IP 6H 4R 4ER 2BB 3K 1HR
• Smoker 1IP 1H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K 1HR
• Kobernus 2-3, R, 2SB
• Ramirez 1-3, 2RBI

Another sweep, but two much closer games Sunday Afternoon in Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 10 Kannapolis 5
• Grace (W, 5-4) 7IP 7H 4R 4ER 1BB 3K
• Applebee 2IP 1H 1R 0ER 0BB 3K
• Harper 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Newsome 1-2, 2R, 2BB, 3RBI
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

After posting a picket fence in the 2nd through 5th innings, the Suns put up a six-spot in the 6th to take a 10-1 lead and cruised to a 10-5 win over Kannapolis. Bryce Harper, Jason Martinson, and Wade Moore each homered as no Sun collected multiple hits, but four drew multiple walks as the Intimidators pitchers issued 11 walks for the game. Matt Grace went the first seven innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk to earn his fifth win.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

7 thoughts on “Monday’s News & Notes”

  1. Some things stand out here. After all the (justifiably) moaning from the Syracuse fans, give the F.O. credit, they made changes and the Chiefs are playing a whole lot better now. But, isn’t it about time for the J.D. Martin experience to end? C’mon, we’ve got pitchers in Harrisburg deserving of promotion.

    For all those who were complaining of Derek Norris’s struggles, time to go hide. For the season his OPS is .866 & the last 10 games his OPS is 1.325. These are Little League numbers; I’d say he’s right on schedule.

    Thanks, Sue, for pointing out Kobernus, after a rough 6 weeks,looks like the learning curve is going well. Last 10 games, OPS of .965.

    The ’27 yankees, er, Suns are just moving along.

  2. I agree with Mark L. on the JD Martin experiment. Also, super rough day for Eury Perez who went 0-8 yesterday in the doubleheader.

    Great outing by Oliver Perez.

  3. To be honest, I was one of those people starting to worry about Norris. But thankfully, he seems to be turning it around. Much like pitchers, can never have enough catchers. Also glad Kobernus is turning it around too. Now if only Ramirez can follow suit. Anybody have any scouting report on his play this season? I was epecting a lot more from him considering they spent one million to sign him.

    1. Ramirez has a decent swing and does work the entire field, but it’s usually a flare to LF when he goes opposite-field. A lot more power than you’d expect out of his body type, but not a lot of footspeed. Defensively, he’s subpar but he’s been compensating well by getting better jumps.

  4. Agree with the Martin “experience” coming to an end. Same thing should be said about Mock as well. With guys looking to be promoted, these turkeys are holding onto spots where pitchers could actually pitch.

  5. Looks like Solis won’t be long for Hagerstown.

    SO FAR, 4IP, 1H, OR, 1BB, 6K… and even more interesting… hitting 94 on the gun. He wasn’t throwing that hard in college.

    1. Unfortunately gave up 3 runs though. Still, he really is probably just rehabbing in Hagerstown until he gets promoted to Potomac. Shame he gave up the runs but he did strike out 7 in 4 2/3 innings.

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