Wednesday’s News & Notes

Suns and Sens win, the rest don’t

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 5-1 @ Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Tom Milone (3-3, 3.78) vs.
Thompson (1st AAA start of ’11)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 4-2 vs. New Hampshire, 7:00 p.m. Erik Arnesen (2-0, 2.05) vs.
Chad Beck (5-0, 2.86)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 4-3 @ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m. Trevor Holder (2-6, 7.16) vs.
Terry Doyle (1-5, 3.54)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 3-0 @ Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Bobby Hansen (5-1, 3.86) vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-8 @ DSL Cubs2 @ DSL Marlins, 10:30 AM TBD vs. TBD

Louisville 5 Syracuse 1
• Meyers (L, 3-1) 5IP 8H 5R 5ER 1BB 2K 1HR
• Severino 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
• Brown 2-4, R
• Antonelli 2-4

It’s nice that Brad Meyers hasn’t issued many walks, with #2 of ’11 coming last night, but he also gave up his third HR in five AAA starts, as the Louisville Bats sent the Syracuse Chiefs to their third straight loss by a 5-1 tally last night. Meyers gave up all five runs on eight hits and struck out two and took the loss. Just three Chiefs got hits, all going 2-for-4, and only two other runners reached base.

Harrisburg 4 New Hampshire 2
• Peacock (ND) 7+ IP 2H 1R 1ER 3BB 7K
• Zinicola (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K 1-1 IR-S
• Gilbert 2-4, RBI
• Rhinehart 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Norris 1-3, RBI

Brad Peacock and the Harrisburg Senators continue to roll, with the former tossing seven strong innings and the latter taking its ninth straight with a 4-2 win. Zech Zinicola couldn’t strand the leadoff walk Peacock issued, allowing a single and two sacrifices, but Peacock’s effort lowered his ERA to 2.03 and his WHIP to 0.79. Archie Gilbert led the Sens hitters with two of the six Harrisburg hits.

Winston-Salem 4 Potomac 3
• Mock (ND) 6IP 4H 0R 2BB 6K
• Martin (H, 2) 2IP 1H 1R 0ER 1BB 3K
• Perez 2-4
• Souza 2-4, RBI

The Potomac Nationals bullpen snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Winston-Salem, coughing up four runs in the last inning and 2/3rds for a 4-3 loss, their tenth straight. Garrett Mock allowed just four hits and two walks while striking six over six scoreless innings. Rafael Martin struck out three in the 7th and 8th innings, allowing an unearned run on Justin Bloxom’s 11th error in 21 games at third base and a wild pitch before Hector Nelo and Marcos Frias combined to give up three runs on three hits in the ninth. Eury Perez and Steve Souza both went 2-for-4 to lead the Potomac offense, which saw four baserunners caught stealing in six tries.

Hagerstown 3 Kannapolis 0
• Ray (W, 2-0) 5IP 1H 0R 4BB 3K
• Holland (H, 1) 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
• Manno (S, 7) 2IP 0H 0R 3BB 5K
• Harper 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, 3SB
• Kelso 2-3, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Three Suns pitchers combined on a three-hit, seven-walk, 10-K shutout of the Kannapolis Intimidators for a 3-0 win. Robbie Ray got his second win with five scoreless innings with one hit and four walks allowed. Neil Holland and Chris Manno followed with two innings each for the hold and save, respectively. Blake Kelso and Bryce Harper took their soap-opera first names and cleaned up together for four hits, all three Suns runs, two doubles and two RBI (one of each for both), a home run (Kelso) and three stolen bases (Harper).

DSL Cubs2 9 DSL Nationals 8
• Moscat (L, 0-1) 3⅔ 6H 7R 3ER 4BB 2K
• Rodriguez, K 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
• Difo 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI, SB
• Ortega 2-5, SB, CS, E
• Rosario 2-5, 2R, 2K

IFA Felix Moscat got chased in the fourth, (no) thanks in part to four errors by defense and four walks of his own as the DSL Nationals fell to the DSL Cubs2 by a 9-8 tally. Wilmer Difo, “Fred” Ortega and Dioncio Rosario each had two hits as the D-Nats collected 10 overall and stole three bases 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.

16 thoughts on “Wednesday’s News & Notes”

  1. Mock had to be a rehab start. But Potomac also was coming off of two straight DHs and needed a spot starter, so the timing may have just worked out. The transaction list says he was assigned there but i’m not sure if they track rehab assignements.

    Odds are its a temporary assignment til he returns to AAA. But gives rise to another interesting question. If Mock needs to go to AAA and Maya is probably returning in a couple days … who makes way? 6 guys for 5 spots, to say nothing of the fact that Peacock absolutely is deserving of a promotion up there as well.

    1. I’m 90% certain it’s technically not a rehab assignment unless a player is on the MLB disabled list. That matters only insofar as the time limits, meaning that Mock doesn’t have to be reactivated within 30 days. As he began the season in Syracuse, he can be placed wherever the FO wants him.

      1. You’re correct – Mock has apparently been deemed physically sound enough to pitch competitive innings, so the FO ships him to a low-stress environment to stretch out his arm a little. A rehab assignment, albeit one without the time-clock since he’s under a 40-man option.

  2. let me get this correct Manno 23IP 40K’s 8 walks b/a agt .098 a whip of around .6 and 7 saves r u kidding me where the heck did this kid come from

    1. Wally, as you are new to this site, you’re welcome to join ‘Manno’s Minions”.
      The President of MM is Mel, as he gave a shoutout to Manno the day after he was drafted, so we’ll let him fill you in, if he’s around today.

  3. Wally – Sick numbers, I agree. He’s a converted starter, and I remember a number of people on this site who were on to this guy from the beginning as they were familiar with him from his days at Duke. I always find the transition from starter to reliever an intersting process, and it’s next to impossible to project who will work. He had okay numbers as a starter at Duke, but his numbers as a reliever are off the charts. He should get the nod to Potomac soon – they need the help! I could see him in Harrisburg by the end of the year.

    1. Max: If true, that would push SYR to a +1 position, and still leave HAR at -1; Somebody needs to drop down from Syracuse to balance the scales (Adam Carr, anybody?).

  4. Of the 3 High A leagues (Carolina, California and Florida State), the Potomac Nationals have the worst winning percentage overall.

      1. Well let me out this in a way you might be able to understand. The P-Nats are the worst High A team in baseball. Simple enoungh for you.

  5. wow I have to say if you look at his numbers last year at GCL they were very similar. Lefty 6″3 from Duke which is ACC school (MIami, FSU, UNC NC State Georgia Tech and the list goes on) great pick up and a 20th round pick, God Bless you Mr manno

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