Wednesday’s News & Notes

A big win for the Sens, losses for the P-Nats and Chiefs

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 10-4 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Senators Won, 11-6 @ Akron, 7:05 p.m. Oliver Perez (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Austin Adams (4-3, 2.45)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. Kinston, 7:05 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (2-2, 4.66) vs.
Giovanni Soto (3-3, 2.03)
Hagerstown Suns OFF DAY vs. Asheville, 6:35 p.m. A.J. Cole (0-2, 3.86) vs.
Joshua Slaats (0-1, 10.07)

Rochester 10 Syracuse 4
• Detwiler (L, 3-4) 3⅔ IP 10H 8R 6ER 1BB 1K
• Hyde 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
• Valdez 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, 2BB
• Solano 2-4, R, RBI
• Antonelli 2-4, 3B

After a seven-game win streak was snapped, the reversion has been mean, with Rochester pounding Syracuse early and often for a 10-5 win, the second straight loss for the Chiefs. Ross Detwiler continues to give up more hits than innings pitched with 10 over three and 2/3rds, leading to eight runs (six earned) with just one walk and one strikeout. Jesus Valdez was one of three Chiefs to get two hits, doubling and homering for two RBI, while Jhonathan Solano knocked in one with two singles and Matt Antonelli singled and tripled.

Harrisburg 11 Akron 6
• Davis (ND) 4⅔ 3H 3R 2ER 4BB 4K
• Arnesen (S, 1) 3IP 0H 0R 2K
• Moore 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-4, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Norris 1-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI, 2BB

Harrisburg broke out the bats for a season-high 11 runs against Akron, with five Senators collecting multiple hits. Matt Chico got the win in relief of recently returned Erik Davis, who allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Erik Arnesen pitched three scoreless innings for the save, his first for the season. The trio of Tyler Moore, Steve Lombardozzi, and Derek Norris combined for a 5-for-12 night with two HRs, four RBIs, two walks (guess who) and six runs scored.

Kinston 4 Potomac 3
• Rosenbaum (L, 2-2) 6⅔ IP 6H 4R 1ER 2BB 3K
• Smoker 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
• Kobernus 2-4, BB, RBI
• Leon 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Souza 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI

A little “O” and even less “D” equals an “L,” in Woodbridge last night.

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
It’s a brief four-game homestand for the Suns, who come into Hagerstown still holding onto 1st place with a two-game lead, facing the Southern division’s fourth-place Asheville Tourists.

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.

13 thoughts on “Wednesday’s News & Notes”

    1. Move him to the bullpen now then? Seems to be the trend for all our supposed prospect SPs…

  1. Yep–Detwiler is dancing periously on the cusp of total busthood. Even if his crashing performance is due to injury it does not bode well for his future as a anything but a AAAA-type starter.

    1. Small sample size at Harrisburg (I realize), but he looked more natural at 2nd than 3rd, but is just a good ballplayer. Strong enough arm, but not enough range to be a decent fill-in at SS at the major league level.

    2. Only time I got to see him play, he absolutely stung the ball to LF a couple of times.

      Seemed like average speed and didn’t stand out in the field (good or bad).

  2. Detwiler has to be hurt. I don’t see how you can go from his first start (6ip, 8ks, 4hits and 1run) to his latest (< 4 innings, 1k and 10 hits).

    Though … his two big blowups were both against Rochester. Maybe they just have his number or hit lefties well.

  3. I’d get him looked at by a doctor. If he is ok, it’s time to transition him to the ‘pen. With a lack of left handed relievers in AAA and the bigs, he might just find a place he can call home.

  4. @Max and David – thanks for the report on Antonelli. He used to be a prospect with SD, and still relatively young, so maybe he becomes a MI option.

  5. I hate to say it, but based on how well Detwiler did during Spring Training and early on this season I think he really could be injured. If he isn’t, it just doesn’t make any sense unless he’s a headcase like Pelfrey, which I don’t think he is. I hope he bounces back because I was looking forward to seeing him with the Nats.

  6. Impressed with Hood’s K to BB’s Ratio. 119, 33 last year in Low A. 39, 24 this year @ Potomac.

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