Thursday’s News & Notes

An off day, a rain delay, a blowout, and a shutdown for the Nats affiliates

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs OFF DAY vs. Charlotte 7:00 p.m. Brad Meyers (2-0, 3.63) vs.
Jeff Marquez (3-3, 2.82)
Harrisburg Senators Suspended, 1-1, Top 2 @ Akron, 10:35 a.m.
(completion, 7 inn. gm)
(GameBrad Peacock (6-1, 2.05) vs.
T.J. McFarland (1-2, 5.08)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 13-7 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Suns OFF DAY vs. Asheville, 6:35 p.m. Robbie Ray (1-0, 0.53) vs.
Erik Stavert (1-3, 9.00)

Syracuse Chiefs — OFF DAY
The Chiefs resume play tonight with a four-game homestand against the Charlotte Knights, then hit the road for eight days against Louisville and Indianapolis.

Harrisburg 1 Akron 1, Top 2 (Susp.)
Rain stopped play with the game tied at 1-1 and forced a doubleheader this morning, with the completion of the suspended game followed by a seven-inning contest.

Kinston 13 Potomac 7
• Clegg (L, 2-3) 1⅔ IP 5H 8R 5ER 3BB 1K 1HR
Weaver 1⅔ 5H 4R 4ER 0BB 0K 1HR
• Frias 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K
• Lozada 3-4, 3R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Bloxom 3-5
• Perez 2-2, 2B, 2RBI, SAC, SF

A little editorial to go with the breakdown of this beatdown, Last Night In Woodbridge.

Asheville 4 Hagerstown 1
• Cole (L, 0-3) 4⅔ 7H 4R 2ER 1BB 5K 1HR
• Swynenberg 2⅓ IP 1H 0R 1BB 2K
• Newsome 3-4
• Nicol 2-4
• Sanchez 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, SB

With single runs in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th innings the Asheville Tourists wore down the Hagerstown Suns for a 4-1 decision. A.J. Cole took his third loss, allowing all four runs (two earned) over four and 2/3rds innings on seven hits and a walk, while striking out five. Relievers Matt Swynenberg and Wilson Eusebio turned in four and a 1/3rd scoreless innings. The Suns stranded 10 baserunners and only cashed in once in 13 chances with RISP. As noted in the comments, Chris Curran has been sent to Hagerstown, taking the place of Wade Moore, who was placed on the restricted list without explanation from any official source.

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.

15 thoughts on “Thursday’s News & Notes”

  1. Thanks, Sue, for doing this one second. I needed to go get a prozac after the LNIW article. 🙂

    Cole is progressing as well as expected; this is how I thought both he and Ray would do. Ray has just been off the charts great since his debut, let’s see how things progress tonight.

  2. Ray and Cole two young guys that we all have to be very careful about being to hard on them. They are both class acts and two very very good talents that need time to develop. Any word on Solis, my bet is his fiest pitch will be in Hagerstown and not Potomac

  3. Ray and Cole two young guys that we all have to be very careful about being to hard on them. They are both class acts and two very very good talents that need time to develop. Any word on Solis, my bet is his first pitch will be in Hagerstown and not Potomac

  4. Cole and Ray are only 19. They’re among the youngest players in low-A right now. That they’re even playing full-season ball is a surprise to most … I would have had them in the GCL this year with an eye for playing full season low-A NEXT year.

    He (cole) is getting Ks … and his ERA isn’t terrible. The 1.53 whip needs to come down though.

  5. Wade Moore got a five game suspension for some sort of confrontation with a fan at Greensboro. I heard some unsavory language…..If he just grabbed his “cup” like all the other players do he would have gotten away with a silent comment. :-))))

    He was in the beer garden last night with one of the suns’ owners.

      1. Which begs the question… the past two Thirsty Thursdays were 80s- and Jersey Shore-themed = How many folks were dressed that way anyway?

        1. 80’s – NONE
          Jersey Shore – NONE

          Promotions this year are LAME…..yes i’m capitalizing stuff (shouting) tonight. Management at the Suns this year has officially sunk to the lowest when they piss of fans that have been coming to the game for 30+ years. Cops all over the Muni tonight because of “supposed” underage drinking last week…..and then BOOOMMM!! Huge thunderstorm. I got out right before it hit.

  6. bkerr32 Byron Kerr

    Sammy Solis has reported to Hagerstown #nationals #prospects @masnsports

  7. Brad Peacock – simply amazing. He finished out the rain suspended game from last night…6.2IP / 3 H / 2 Runs / 9 KO’s / 1 BB. He’s now 7-1. If Detweiler continue’s his trend as of late, does anyone see him being sent down and Brad sent up to see what he can do against more experienced batters?

  8. I know the argument about Peacock being young, and I was an advocate about holding him back based on his age, but I can’t support it any more. This kid is on fire and I want to see him in AAA to prepare him for his call-up sooner than later.
    I’ve seen him pitch, and from what I have seen he is the real deal.

  9. Final rant of the day…
    Why is Tatusko back in the rotation at AA? I would rather see them give that spot to Detwiler or Arnesen. Come on, I want to win.

    1. If you follow Tatusko’s tweets he has been working on some mechanical issues with his pitching coach. The guy can peak out at 97 mph. That just started last year … again thanks to Nationals player development and the pitching coach at Harrisburg. Give the guy a chance to work out his kinks in AA.

    2. In the second game of a doubleheader, teams will sometimes use a long reliever or two (notice that Barthmaier finished) to eat the seven innings instead of burning another starter. Evan Bronson, for example, will probably start one of the two games tomorrow night in Potomac but he’s not in the rotation. Paul Applebee has done the same for Hagerstown and Erik Arnesen has done this for both Syracuse and Harrisburg this season.

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