Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac OFF DAY @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Demny (0-0, 3.86) vs.
Morimando (7-1, 3.07)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (7-7, 3.30) vs.
Nunez (8-7, 4.50)
Auburn Won, 13-4 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Suero (4-1, 0.84) vs.
Kaminsky (0-0, 0.00)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-3, 2.93) vs.
Jimenez (4-3, 1.44)

Syracuse 5 Rochester 4
• Storen 1⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Tatusko (W, 5-5) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Rhymes 1-3, 2BB, RBI
• Solano 2-4, 2R, 3B

Eury Perez’s three-run triple broke open a 2-2 game as Syracuse held off Rochester for a 5-4 win to split the two-game series. Drew Storen got the start but hit his pitch limit, charged with two runs on four hits and no walks over an inning and 2/3rds (he was scheduled to go two). Ryan Tatusko was awarded the win but was not sharp, walking three and giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over an inning and a 1/3rd. Will Rhymes reached base three times while Jeff Kobernus, Jhonatan Solano, and Chris Marrero each had two hits as the Chiefs totaled eight hits and five walks on offense.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 0
• Gilliam (L, 3-6) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Swynenberg 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Burns 1-3, BB
• Hague 1-3

Three Binghamton pitchers combined to shut out Harrisburg on two hits and complete the three-game sweep with a 6-0 win. Starter Rob Gilliam took the loss, letting in five runs on six hits and two walks over six innings, including four in the 6th inning which began with a solo home run. He struck out seven. Billy Burns and Ricky Hague were both 1-for-3 with a single as the Senators had just one inning with multiple baserunners (the 9th) and left on five baserunners.

Potomac — OFF DAY
After a brief four-game homestand, it’s a trip down to North Carolina for three against the Mudcats and South Carolina for three against the Pelicans before returning home on Sunday for three more against Carolina, then three against the second-place (by nine games) Frederick Keys.

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 3
• Turnbull (L, 5-4) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Self 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Pleffner 2-4, R, 2B
• Perez 2-4, 2B

Kannapolis broke open a 1-0 game with three in the 7th and held off the Suns for a 4-3 win, snapping Hagerstown’s four-game win streak. Kylin Turnbull took the loss, his fourth, with two runs allowed on six hits and a walk over six and a 1/3rd. It was the second time this season the 23-y.o. southpaw had pitched into the 7th. Craig Manuel’s RBI single in the 7th and Khayyan Norfork’s two-run triple in the 8th pulled the Suns within one but Hagerstown went down in order in the 9th. Shawn Pleffner and Stephen Perez both went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Suns’ eight-hit attack.

Auburn 13 Hudson Valley 4
• Johansen (W, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Simms 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Ballou 4-5, 3R, 2-2B, RBI
• Attl 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Gunter 2-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

Auburn opened up a 6-0 lead after four and cruised to a 13-4 win over Hudson Valley to complete the three-game sweep, their first of the season. Jake Johansen won his first game as a professional, scattering seven hits in five innings with one run and one walk allowed and two strikeouts. Leadoff man Isaac Ballou went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two of the team’s seven doubles as the Doubledays pounded out 17 hits total.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats continue to steamroll the GCL East, as their latest win streak is eight games as they’ve run their record to a college basketball-like 32-6 and lead the G-Marlins by 15 games.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
Overall a 4-2 week has the D-Nats at 29-22, 2½ games off the pace for the wild card, but six behind the division-leading D-Cubs. With the reset provided by the All-Star break, it’s “away and home” the next six days against the D-Orioles2, D-Tigers, and the D-Pirates2.

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.

2 thoughts on “Monday’s News & Notes”

  1. Based on his college stats, I thought Jake Johansen was a stretch where he was drafted but he’s really shown why I’m the novice and those guys are the pros. Obviously, it’s low-A ball, but he’s still had a great start. Most impressive, after a couple of shaky outings he’s really cut down on the walks – only 3 BB his last 15 innings pitched.

    It’s early, but it’s easy to see why the Nats were willing to burn such a high pick on this guy. (Signability, of course, helped too.)

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