Sunday’s News & Notes

A three-game sweep on rainy Saturday

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 11-0 vs. Durham, 2:00 p.m. Tom Milone (2-3, 4.21) vs.
Edgar Gonzalez (2-2, 3.26)
Harrisburg Senators Postponed @ Richmond, 2:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (1st game) vs.
Daryl Maday (1-2, 3.00)
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-4 (8 inn.) vs. Wilmington, 1:05 p.m. Michell Clegg (1-2, 6.29) vs.
Jake Odorizzi (3-0, 1.97)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 1-0 vs. Delmarva, 6:35 p.m. Bobby Hansen (4-1, 4.08) vs.
Ervis Manzanillo (1-2, 6.08)

Syracuse 11 Durham 0
• Meyers (W, 2-0) 7IP 4H 0R 0BB 8K
• Martin 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
• Aubrey 4-4, 4R, 4HR, 7RBI

Michael Aubrey had a career day, belting four big flies for seven RBIs as the Chiefs trampled the Bulls, 11-0. Brad Meyers and J.D. Martin combined for a five-ht shutout, with Meyers going the first seven and striking out eight, and Martin finishing and striking out two. Neither pitcher issued a walk.

Harrisburg-Richmond — PPD
The rains that delayed the Syracuse and Hagerstown games and shortened the Potomac game stopped the Harrisburg game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 9th.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4 (8 inn.)
• Rosenbaum (ND) 7IP 10H 4R 3ER 3BB 5K
• Weaver (W, 1-0) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Perez 3-4, 3RBI
• Bloxom 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI

Can’t complain about this one. Check out what went down Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 1 Lakewood 0
• Ray (W, 1-0) 6IP 2H 0R 1BB 7K
• McCatty (H, 3) 1⅔ IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
• Manno (S, 5) 1⅓ 0H 0R 2BB 1K
• Harper 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Three Suns pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout while Bryce Harper’s home run was difference in a 1-0 Hagerstown win over Lakewood. Robbie Ray picked up his first professional win with six innings with just two hits and one walk allowed to go with seven strikeouts. Shane McCatty and Chris Manno got the hold and save respectively. BRyce Harper extended his hitting streak to 18 games and drove in the sole run of the game with a seventh-inning blast, and picked up another hit in the ninth to push his batting average to a Sally League-leading .393.

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. Nice night by many down on the farm. With Potomac, why was Eury Perez batting 9th last night?

    1. It’s pretty much been since he came off the DL, but it seems to be working reasonably well.

  2. Arnesen is going to pitch. Nooooooo! Lets let Tatusko’s (5.73 ERA) replacement pitch instead since he should be almost as goo…I mean as bad as Tatusko. 10 H, 2 BB, 5 ER over 3.1 IP. What was that! I am tired of this organization’s moves! I would have rather had the effort that Arnesen gave us (17 strikes from 22 pitches thrown) than the second half of “Guz Two”. At least Arnesen would have left us in a position to potentially win. Rizzo, look at the numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I actualy think that if your Arnsen, you would rather be in the bullpen. He is to old for AA, and he hasnt been good at AAA as a starter, so if im him im thinking that the only way I will get to the majors, is the bullpen. He was never going to make it as a starter, as Roark could still make it as a starter. I think Roark is now a permant fixture in the bullpen, which I also think was a good move, as hard throwing guys usualy make good relivers (see Balester, Colin and Kimbal, Cole) If they cant find success as a starter, they usualy are good relivers. We shall see how these moves play out

    2. Arnesen is of an age (27) where he’s an ‘Organizational arm’. He’s good at his current level, but he comes 2nd to a possible prospect like Roark (24), and could still start Monday for HAR. Tatusko probably gets the nod for promotion to SYR over others because he can either start or relieve at this point, and SYR has a fairly good starting staff.

  3. I would argue that Arnesen was very good as a starter in AAA after the All- Star Break. I would even say that he is a AAA pitcher in most organizations. He has excellent control; some of the best I have ever seen from a minor league pitcher. However this is not what I am arguing. Why do we keep promoting guys without them first succeeding where they are? I don’t want to see Tatusko moving up if he is not competant at the AA level. What about Van Allen?

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