Tuesday’s News & Notes

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The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 3-2 vs. Rochester, 2:00 p.m. Tom Milone (1-3, 5.40) vs.
Andy Baldwin (2-2, 7.25)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 2-0 @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Brad Peacock (3-1, 1.50) vs.
Steve Johnson (1-0, 0.90)
Potomac Nationals Won, 3-2 vs. Myrtle Beach, 11:05 a.m. Mitchell Clegg (1-1, 4.60) vs.
Robbie Ross (2-1, 2.61)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 5-0 @ Rome, 10:30 a.m. Taylor Jordan (5-0, 2.25) vs.
Carlos Perez (2-2, 4.68)

Syracuse 3 Rochester 2
• Martin (ND) 5⅓ IP 5H 2R 0ER 1BB 1K
• Balester (W, 1-0) 2IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 3K
• Bernadina 1-3, 2BB, CS
• Marrero 1-4, BB, RBI

While the Red Wings were able to take a 2-0 lead into the 8th, courtesy of a two-spot on the board in the sixth, the Chiefs fought back scoring one run in the 8th and a pair of runs in the 9th inning. Chris McConnell’s RBI bases-loaded single won the game in walkoff fashion by a score of 3-2. After J.D. Martin allowed six earned runs in his last start, he improved dramatically last night, allowing two runs, both unearned, on five hits and a walk over five and a 1/3 innings. Josh Wilkie and Collin Balester pitched in relief, collectively pitching three and 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five. With three errors committed by Rochester and one by the Chiefs, all five runs of the game were unearned.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 0
• Tatusko 6⅔ IP 2H 0R 3BB 9K
• VanAllen (H, 2) 1IP 1H 0ER 1BB 2K
• Mattheus (S, 3) 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 4K
• Tucker 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-4, 2B
• Valdez 1-4, R, HR

Solo home runs by Jesus Valdez in the fourth and Jonathan Tucker in the fifth, gave the Harrisburg a 2-0 lead and three Sens pitchers combined to keep it that way to defeat Bowie. While Ryan Tatusko allowed four runs in his last start, he kept Bowie off the board, pitching six and 2/3rd scoreless innings, allowing only two hits, three walks and striking out nine. Ryan Mattheus also pitched a great game, earning his third save while pitching one and a 1/3rd innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four. Steve Lombardozzi had another stellar game, going 2-for-4 at the plate and hitting his 6th double of the season. He has now raised his season to .306.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 2
• Rosenbaum (ND) 7IP 3H 0R 3BB 4K
• Wort (H, 1) 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
• Olbrychowski (BS, 2) ⅔ IP 2H 2R 2ER 0K 1HR
• Kobernus 1-4, BB, 2SB
• Hood 1-3, BB, RBI

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Hagerstown 5 Rome 0
• McKenzie (W, 2-3) 7IP 4H 0R 1BB 2K
• Eusebio 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
• Harper 3-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Freitas 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Kelso 2-4, 2R, BB, SB, CS

Bounceback outings was the theme of the night for the starters and Chris McKenzie, who had given up 18 runs in his last three starts over just six innings, was no exception. He threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out two. The Suns would provide him plenty of support with five runs and eleven hits, nine of which were collected by Bryce Harper, David Freitas and Blake Kelso. Wilson Eusebio and Matt Swynenberg each threw a scoreless inning to complete the shutout, which was the sixth thrown by Suns pitchers this season.

Author: April Whitzman

April is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for NationalsProspects.com, and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. Based out of Ottawa, she also runs and writes for JaysProspects.com

8 thoughts on “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. The Harper to Potomac Watch is now in overdrive: 3-3 last night, 15-for-30 since his vision was corrected. He is treating SAL pitchers, many of whom are 2-3 years older than him, like he did the JUCO pitchers at CSN last year.

    1. Still in ExSpring, along with Robbie Ray & others. I’d expect both of them to start the year in Auburn, given their youth & lack of professional experience.

  2. I bet you Harper stays in Hagerstown until June, when All-Star selections are announced.

  3. How about those Suns!! Sweep of the entire 8 game series in Rome over two 4-game stints! Can’t get any better than that. :o) Now win at home!!

  4. Starting Thursday, the Suns play 8 days in a row at home, I just hope for TBRfan’s and all the other loyals there, that the Nats keep Harper there for the home stand. After all that awful weather, they deserve that much.

    From a baseball standpoint, he’s now putting up Little League numbers.

  5. Nah, you can have Harper. 🙂 We’ll gladly take the Muni back to it’s normal “pre-golden child” attendance numbers. LOL

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