Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-3, 6.27) vs.
Beeks (2-3, 3.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Richmond,
6:05 p.m.
Simms (3-6, 3.82) vs.
Coonrod (3-7, 4.31)
Potomac Lost, 5-0 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 0.00) vs.
Kent (6-3, 3.99)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 8-6 @ Vermont,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.53) vs.
Dunshee (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 @ GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m. (DH)

Pawtucket 8 Syracuse 1
• Fedde 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, 61-38 PIT-K

The Chiefs managed to score their one run just in time to keep Erick Fedde from losing. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino activated from the 7-Day DL; RHPs Trevor Gott, Austin Adams recalled to Washington.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, HR; 0-2, RBI
• Orlan (L, 1-3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Valdez ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Joseph 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-4, 2B, BB
• Hernandez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

It was another win in the 9th, but this time it was a walkoff for Richmond over Harrisburg, 4-3. Matt Crownover allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings for his fourth no-decision in eight starts. R.C. Orlan loaded the bases in the 9th on a single and two walks (one intentional). Phillips Valdez came in and got the grounder to third but the Sens couldn’t get the inning-ending DP. the next batter singled to plate the gamewinner, which pinned the loss on Orlan. Corban Joesph led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-4 night.

Salem 5 Potomac 0
• Borne (L, 4-4) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K
• Schepel 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Robles 1-3, BB, 2SB

For the third straight night, the Red Sox shut out the P-Nats – this one by a 5-0 count on three hits. Grant Borne gave up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out six while losing his fourth game. Victor Robles was sole Potomac batter to reach base twice as he singled, walked, and stole two bases. Rhett Wiseman and David Masters accounted for the other two hits, both singles.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 0
• W. Davis (L, 0-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 1-4, 2B
• Agustin 1-3

SSDL, as Charleston completed the three-game sweep and knocked Hagerstown into second place with a 6-0 shutout on two (2) hits. Weston Davis was chewed up for five runs on eight hits and spit out by the Riverdogs after just an inning and 2/3rds. Hayden Howard stranded a runner while ending the five-run rally and pitched four more innings of one-run ball. The Suns put on just seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP.

Vermont 8 Auburn 6
• B. Hill 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rishwain (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Bogetto 3-5, R, 3-2B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Ortiz 2-5, R

The Lake Monsters roared for four in the 8th to turn a 6-4 deficit into an 8-6 win over the Doubledays in the opener. Brigham Hill got the start and was knocked around for three runs on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. He struck out three. The loss (and blown save) went to Michael Rishwain, who gave up four runs on four hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Branden Bogetto doubled three times and drove in two while Armond Upshaw singled, doubled, scored twice, and stole two bases to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 4
• Stoeckinger 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Alastre 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2BB, CS
• Cabello 2-3, R, RBI

The G-Nats spotted the G-Cards three runs early and got ’em back in the 8th to win this one, 6-4. Jackson Stoeckinger was dinged for the aforementioned three runs on three hits and a walk in his pro debut/. Tomas Alastre tossed five innings of one-run relief before turning it over to Jared Johnson, who worked around two walks in the 9th for the win. Yasel Antuna walked twice and singled twice to lead the G-Nats hit parade. Roster moves: Jackson Stoeckinger assigned from Washington (2017, 12th Rd. pick); LHP Ryan Williamson placed on the 60-Day DL (2016, 15th Rd. pick, still hasn’t pitched).

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.

7 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. Well, thank goodness for the big club and the GCL one. . . . Jeez, what an ugly set of results.

    Sorry to see Weston Davis struggle so much in his return to A-ball. Looks like another strong effort from Hayden Howard following him, though. Howard’s ERA over his last 10 games, covering 26.1 innings, is 1.37.

    I also like what the very late picks Klobosits (36th round) and Engelbrekt (40th round) are doing at Auburn. Klobosits is listed as a mere 6-7, 270. Engelbrekt had something like an 0.43 ERA for top-ranked Oregon State this season. What little I saw on him indicated that he barely touches 90 but is all arms and legs in his delivery, so it is difficult for hitters to pick up the ball from his motion.

    On the down side, not good news to see that they’ve essentially shelved Ryan Williamson for the rest of the season. He had his TJ in the spring of 2016, around the same time Luzardo did.

    Luzardo, by the way, is said to already be hitting the mid-90s. I fear that a lot of teams are going to be asking about him at the trade deadline.

    1. More recovery time for Williamson .
      Plenty of lefties to pitch in various affiliates .
      Sean Adler another NDFA. Lefty
      North ridge CA.

    2. Where did you read/hear he was hitting mid-90s? Is he sitting there or just touching 94/95? Thanks.

  2. Randy Encarnacion playing more 1b.
    Shall we put out an APB on Kelvin Encarnacion or is he having a Kyle Turbill 7 day DL thang ??

  3. Division still winnable even after Eaton/ trade/ injury and now DL lost for pitchers including now Ross TJ.
    Would David Phelps fir the bill if Edwin Jackson not the option next two months ???

    1. What would the give and take be between Rizzo and Beane in Madsen/ Dootlittle talks ?
      Stevenson , Ward, Treinen, Severino
      And arm from farm?

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