Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Buffalo,
5:30 p.m. (DH)
Maya (7-7, 3.94) and Rosenbaum (6-8, 3.97) vs.
Romero (3-5, 6.18) and Redmond (3-1, 5.06)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (9-4, 2.92) vs.
Pasquale (4-6, 4.56)
Hagerstown OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 10-6 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (1-2, 2.70) vs.
Gutierrez (0-2, 4.18)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Tatusko (L, 5-6) 5IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Robertson 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 3-3, R, BB
• Kobernus 3-5, SB

The PawSox made the most of their offensive chances, scoring seven times on eight hits in a 7-1 win over the Chiefs to close out the five-game series. Starter Ryan Tatusko gave up all seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks for his sixth loss of the season. Tyler Robertson turned in three scoreless innings of relief to follow Tatusko, but the Syracuse offense couldn’t string its 11 hits together, going 2-for-12 with RISP and stranding 12 runners.

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 3
• Cole (W, 3-0) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Barrett (SV, 23) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 3RBI
• Nicol 1-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

A.J. Cole turned in another quality start for his third win while Ricky Hague drove in three to lead the Senators to a 5-3 win over the Curve. The 21-y.o. gave up all three Altoona runs on three walks and four hits, including a solo shot in the 4th that gave the Curve a 3-2 lead. He struck out four in his fourth AA start. Hague went 2-for-4, plating two in the 1st with a single and the fifth Harrisburg run in the 7th with a two-out single, to lead the Senators attack. Richie Mirowski and Tyler Herron followed Cole with a scoreless frame apiece, each earning his fifth hold while Aaron Barrett struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 23rd save.

Carolina 5 Potomac 2
• Solis 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Benincasa (L, 0-3) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 2-3, BB
• Leonida 2-4

Sloppy defense and stale offense were the downfalls for Potomac Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Mooneyham (W, 9-3) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, 3RBI
• Martinez 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke through for six runs against the Legends ‘pen, turning a 2-0 game into an 8-2 beatdown. Brett Mooneyham won his fifth straight start with six innings of two-hit scoreless pitching with just one walk and eight strikeouts. Will Piwinica-Worms’s two-run homer highlighted the three-run 7th while Khayyan Norfork’s two-run triple capped the three-run 8th. Estarlin Martinez reached base three times and scored twice with a single, double, and a walk to pace Hagerstown’s eight-hit, three-walk afternoon.

Connecticut 10 Auburn 6
• Johansen 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Joyce (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Lippincott 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Ballou 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB

The Auburn’pen couldn’t hold a 5-1 lead, allowing nine runs in a 10-6 loss to Connecticut. Starter Jake Johansen struck out a season-high of eight batters over five innings, letting in a run on a solo HR and three hits total while walking a batter for his seventh no-decision. Jake Joyce let in the deciding runs in the Tigers five-run 9th for his second loss. Bryan Lippincott hit a two-run homer in the 1st and had an RBI double in the 9th while Isaac Ballou and Wilman Rodriguez both singled and doubled as the Doubledays notched 11 hits and drew three walks on offense.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
Having wrapped up the GCL East with 16 games left to play, there’s plenty of time for the G-Nats to prepare for the arbitrary brutal one-game playoff series against the winner of what will most likely be the GCL Northwest division, currently led by the GCL Pirates at 22-22.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
It’s the pair of games against the Mets1, Yankees1, and Cubs as the D-Nats head into the penultimate week of the season, nine games off the pace for the division and six and half behind in the Wild Card race.

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.

One thought on “Monday’s News & Notes”

  1. Chiefs faced a knuckleball pitcher 2 out of their last 4 games. First game of doubleheader and again on Sunday. It really gave the hitters fits. Also great defense by Pawtucket helped to rob hits on well hit balls. Let’s see how they do in Buffalo.

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