Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Won, 7-4 vs. Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Tom Milone (9-6, 3.52) vs.
Greg Smith (3-3, 5.16)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Oliver Perez (3-2, 3.04) vs.
Craig Heyer (8-6 3.92)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs.
Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Paul Demny (7-10, 4.94) vs.
Kennil Gomez (2-2, 3.65)
Hagerstown Won, 6-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
A.J. Cole (3-6, 3.82) vs.
Jarret Martin (5-8, 5.18)
Auburn Won, 12-3 @
Staten Island,
7:00 p.m.
Brian Dupra (3-2, 3.68) vs.
Matt Tracy (0-1, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-5
@ GCL Cards
vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
DSL Nationals Won, 11-8
@ DSL Giants
@/va. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
(doubleheader)TBD vs. TBD

Abbreviated version today, since I wanted to make sure I got the Strasburg story right.

Syracuse 7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4
• Peacock (W, 3-1) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 9K, HR
• Tatusko (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hulett 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Solano 3-3, R, BB, RBI

A four-run 8th opened up a 3-2 game while J.D. Martin survived a rocky 9th to get the save and seal the 7-4 win. Chiefs are now 53-65, 14½ games behind Pawtucket in I.L. North.

Harrisburg 3 Trenton 2
• Rosenbaum 7IP, 5H, 2R, ER, BB, 9K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Pena (W, 2-2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Harper 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• L Davis 3-4, 2R, 3B, CS
• Pahuta 2-3, 2B

Bryce Harper’s two-run homer gave Harrisburg a 3-2 walkoff win. With a loss by Bowie, the Sens are back in first place by a ½ game with a 67-52 mark.

Potomac 1 Myrtle Beach 0
• Strasburg 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Bronson 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hood 3-4, R
• Gilbert 2-4, RBI

Here’s what happened Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 1
• Grace (W, 11-5) 7IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• McCatty 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Freitas 2-5, R, 2K
• Keyes 2-5, R, 2RBI, 3K
• Nieto 3-4, R, 2B, 3B

Matt Grace one-hit Delmarva for seven innings as Hagerstown pounded out 12 hits in a 6-1 win. The victory keeps pace with Kannapolis as the Suns moved into 3rd place in the Sally North, but still trail by four games.

Auburn 12 Staten Island 3
• Karns 3⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Jenkins (W, 3-0) 3⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Kreis 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Ramsey 3-5, R, RBI
• Alvarez 3-5, 2R, SB

Auburn answered a two-run 1st with a five-run 2nd as the Doubledays routed the New York-Penn League’s best team 12-3. The win coupled with a loss by Mahoning Valley puts Auburn alone in first place by a game in the Pinckney Division.

GCL Cardinals 8 GCL Nationals 5
• Slaten 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Baez 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, BB

The G-Nats rolled out six pitchers and subbed in three batters as it’s evaluation mode. Oh, and they lost, 8-5 to the G-Cards, dropping back into a tie for last place in the GCL East.

DSL Nationals 11 DSL Giants 8
• Pineyro (W, 4-5) 7IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Hernandez, Jr 1⅔ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 0K, 1HR
• Eusebio 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Reyes 2-3, 2R, 2-2B

The D-Giants beat on J.J. Hernandez for all eight runs in the bottom of the 9th before Kelvin Rodriguez came on and got the last out in an 11-8 win. The D-Nats are now 30-32, but the elimination number is now one.

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.

9 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

    1. Yes, but seven of eight across the system is a good thing.

      On the games played, Peacock’s line looked closer to expectations than his earlier results for SYR. Rosenbaum had a very good outing for HAR, as did Grace for HAG. Hurrah!

      1. I agree on Rosenbaum. That is a spectacular stat line. IIRC he just got umped up to AA, right? What is his velo?

        1. He has a nasty curve ball. But I suspect he will likely need a 92 mph fastball to go with it … plus a slider to succeed in the majors. Look at his “twin soul” Tom Milone. I suspect we are seeing that like JD Martin he will need another pitch to succeed. Best would be a low 90’s sinker for both. Much like Wang … Wang just needs to throw it consistently and not rely on his other really pedestrian breaking pitches.

        2. Rosenbaum was in the high 80s last year but has stepped it up into the low 90s, topping out at about 93. With that jump, however, his control suffered and his curve seemed to abandon him and his time in Potomac this year was a matter of solving those problems. He doesn’t throw a sinker per se but has a “heavy” fastball that tends to get the grounders that Rizzo craves.

          1. That is very encouraging data. He should be able to gain control and command on the higher velocities, since he once had it.

            It always surprises me when a prospect can add a few ticks. It is usually hard to do unless someone is a teenager

  1. I was just checking the Potomac linescores and saw Gilbert as the center fielder and leadoff man. (got three hits).
    Did I miss something here? When did they sign him?

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