Sunday’s News & Notes

It was an oh-for-Saturday night for the Nats

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 6-5 (11 inn.) @ Durham, 5:05 p.m. Ross Detwiler (2-1, 4.33) vs.
Brian Baker (0-2, 6.35)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 13-6 vs. Reading, 2:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (4-1, 1.16) vs.
Chris Kissock (1-3, 5.34)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 3-0; Lost, 5-0 @ Kinston, 1:30 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (1-1, 2.15) vs.
Giovanni Soto (1-3, 3.00)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 8-6 vs. Lexington, 1:05 p.m. Chris McKenzie (2-3, 8.10) vs.
Dydalewicz (0-3, 5.95)

Durham 6 Syracuse 5 (11 inn.)
• Maya (ND) 6⅔ IP 5H 2R 2ER 1BB 7K
• Wilkie 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 0K
Carr (BS, 3; L, 1-2) ⅔ IP 2H 2R 2ER 2BB 1K
• Whiting 2-6, R
• Hulett 2-5, R, 2B
• Brown 1-1, R, HR, 2RBI

After rallying for two to tie it in the 8th, and three to go ahead in the 11th, the Chiefs couldn’t stand the prosperity and gave up four runs in the of the 11th to lose 6-5. Adam Carr took the blown-save-loss, third and second respectively. Starter Yunesky Maya went the first six and 2/3rds, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. Boomer Whiting and Tug Hulett each had two hits as the Chiefs had 10 for the night and left eight men on base.

Reading 13 Harrisburg 6
• Tatusko (L, 1-3) 3IP 9H 5R 4ER 1BB 3K 2HR
Barthmaier 1IP 5H 5R 5ER 1BB 1K
• Pena 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
• Gilbert 4-5, 2B, 2HR, 3RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Rahl 2-5, R

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what I wrote about Last Night In Harrisburg

Kinston 3 Potomac 0
• Selik (L, 0-1) 6IP 4H 3R 2ER 4BB 3K 2HR
• Perez 2-3, 2SB
• Souza 1-2, BB, SB

Cameron Selik went the distance, but the P-Nats bats were silenced by Drew Pomeranz as Kinston prevailed, 3-0.

Kinston 5 Potomac 0
• Bronson (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP 5H 1R 1ER 2BB 0K
Weaver ⅔ IP 1H 4R 4ER 2BB 0K 0HR
• Testa ⅔ IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K 3-2 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-4
• Mayo 2-3, 2B

A four-run sixth by the Kinston Indians put any hope of tying up a 1-0 game to rest as the Potomac Nationals were shut out again, 5-0. Jeff Kobernus and Jeremy Mayo each had two hits to pace the offense, which left on nine and went 1-for-11 with RISP. Evan Bronson took the loss, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 6
• Cole (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP 5H 2R 2ER 2BB 3K 1HR
McCatty 1IP 5H 5R 3BB 2K
• Swynenberg 2⅓ IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
• Freitas 2-3, R, BB, SB
• Kelso 2-5, R
• Harper 2-5

A.J. Cole’s Low-A debut was a loss, stopping Hagerstown’s 10-game win streak with an 8-6 loss to Lexington. Cole went three and 2/3rds innings and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. Shane McCatty took the brunt of the Lexington offense, allowing the Legends’ five-run fifth inning. Bryce Harper extended his hitting streak to 11 with a 2-for-5 night, while David Frietas and Randolph Oduber also collected two hits in the loss.

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 “Sunday’s News & Notes”

  1. A bad day for results across the board in the minors. I can’t believe how cold the P-Nats in particular have been at the plate over the past two weeks.

    There is some player movement afoot however, with the following…
    – Bernadina moving back up to the big club, replaced by Aubrey (off the DL) in SYR.
    – Mayo makes a return appearance with POT, replacing Peacock?
    – The addition of Robbie Ray to the HAG roster will require a corresponding move; Jenkins back to XST seems the most likely at this point.

  2. There’s still Solis to consider. He must be pretty close at this point? One could guess that he starts in Potomac given the Cole and Ray to Hagerstown.

  3. Sue,
    I wanted to know if you so Tatusko pitch. His numbers have not been impressive and I am trying to understand why we acquired him at all. Does he have some good stuff that just has not translated yet?

    1. He has stuff, throws close to 100. I actualy think he will be good once he works thorigh whatever problems he is having

      1. No, he doesn’t throw nearly that hard, but the MBP stadium gun seemed slow to me. The original scouting report (collected last August) had him as “high 80s/low 90s” and if I’m right about the gun, he was more like 91-93. I felt like he was leaving his pitches up, but he wasn’t throwing beachballs, either.

        In the two outings prior to Saturday night, Tatusko had much better results. Given that Brad Peacock, with a veteran signal-caller, got smacked around yesterday, too, at some point you have to credit the R-Phils instead of blaming the pitcher or catcher.

        As for “why we picked him up” — he and Tanner Roark were acquired in a deadline deal for Guzman. Even if neither were to pan out, it was still a good deal.

  4. Detwiler had 6 good innings followed by one he would likely love to forget today. It seems that players aren’t getting to the ball on the AAA club and it is costing the pitchers. They aren’t errors, just not good hustle and not good fielding. With that being said, is Detwiler turning out to be a AAA pitcher for life? Is he destined to move to the pen? Any thoughts?

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