Saturday’s News & Notes

Suns and Sens win, Chiefs and P-Nats lose

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 9-2 vs. Durham 2:00 p.m. Brad Meyers (1-0, 7.20) vs.
Jeremy Hall (0-1, 9.28)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 5-2 @ Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (1-0, 3.10) vs.
Daryl Maday (1-2, 3.00)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 13-4 vs. Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (1-1, 1.98) vs.
Tyler Sample (1-3, 2.81)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 4-3 @ Lakewood 4:05 p.m. Robbie Ray (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Garett Claypool (0-1, 3.33)

Durham 9 Syracuse 2
• Detwiler (L, 2-3) 6⅔ 11H 4R 4ER 1BB 3K 2HR
• Balester 4BF: HBP, 2B, 2B, HR
• Carr 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
• Marrero 2-3, R, 2B, BB

A seven-run seventh spelled doom as the Durham Bulls gored the Syracuse Chiefs, 9-2. Starter Ross Detwiler took the loss, coughing up 11 hits (including two home runs) and charged with four runs. Collin Balester did not retire a batter as he hit batter, gave up back-to-back doubles and a home run before being lifted. Chris Marrero singled, doubled and took a walk to pace the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 2
• Peacock (W, 5-1) 7IP 5H 1R 1ER 1BB 14K
• McCoy (S, 2) 2IP 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
• King 2-3, BB, 3RBI
• Norris 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-5, 3B, RBI

Brad Peacock rebounded from his worst outing of the season to spin his best as the Senators grounded the Flying Squirrels, 5-2. Peacock went seven inning, allowing one run on five hits and one walk. While he struck out 14, more impressive is that he needed just 106 pitches to do it, 74 of which were strikes. Hitters of the game Stephen King, Derek Norris, and Steve Lombardozzi collected five of the team’s ten hits and all five RBI, with King driving in three, Norris going deep, and Lombardozzi tripling.

Wilmington 13 Potomac 4
• Selik (L, 0-2) 4⅓ IP 10H 9R 8ER 1BB 4K
• Bronson 3⅔ IP 5H 2R 1ER 2BB 2K
• Lozada 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB
• Hood 1-3, 2B

Pitching and defense wins. Well, at least when they’re good. Last night they weren’t.

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3
• Cole (ND) 4IP 2H 1R 1ER 2BB 4K
• Applebee (W, 3-1) 2IP 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
• Graham (S, 5) 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
• Taylor 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Kelso 2-4, RBI

A four-run second held up for Hagerstown as they edged Lakewood, 4-3. A.J. Cole went the first four innings and allowed one run on two hits and two walks. Paul Applebee got the win in relief while Ben Graham pitched the last two inning for save #5. Michael Taylor and Blake Kelso both had two hits as the Suns drove in two of the three of the runners they put into scoring position and only left four men on base. Bryce Harper extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single in the sixth. He was subsequently picked off for his third CS of the season.

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.

6 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. Sue, is there any way to check and see if Brad Peacock has allowed a hit to the first batter of all the inning’s he pitched so far? I know he issued a walk to a first batter, however I don’t think he has given up a hit in this situation……thanks

    1. Sure, you just need to find the boxscores for all his starts and hen look at the recaps. is the best resource for that.

      Since you piqued my interest, here are the results: three hits, two walks, 38 outs. That’s 88.4% of first batters retired (I counted his relief appearance).

  2. Wow…Selik got rocked. 🙁 I’m sad to see this because he surely was lights-out in Hagerstown. Speaking of the Hub City – we’re on a roll up here! Gotta win as many games as we can before we get our roster cleaned out by roster moves.

    1. TBR: I think he’ll come around. At least three balls were played into extra-base hits by the OF last night, but he seemed a little high in the zone last night. I can look it up, but what was his GO/FO ratio in Hagerstown?

  3. I was at the Senators game last night, seated next to Bob Boone and Pat Corrales.

    Peacock was a man among boys.

    He constantly pounded the zone with fastball after fastball. It was a sight to see.

    Control was a bit spotty when he went into the stretch, and his change up did hang a bit leaving it up in the zone… but thankfully the 14 MPH difference in fastball/change (95-81) threw hitters off enough that they couldn’t do anything with his mistakes.

    Very impressed with Peacock, hope to see him some day in DC.

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