Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Potomac Lost, 7-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 8-5 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn OFF DAY vs. Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 9-1 OFF DAY  

Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – ALL-STAR BREAK
The Senators lost the last four games going into the all-star break to sink past the Flying Squirrels into last place in the E.L. West. Harrisburg has won just once in July and hasn’t won back-to-back games since June 24-25. The Sens, Squirrels, and Fisher Cats are each in the running for the worst record in AA.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 1
• Guilbeau (L, 2-2) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Pantoja 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Davidson 2-4, R, RBI
• Gushue 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Potomac couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead in the middle innings as Wlmington took the game, 7-3, and the series, 3-1. Taylor Guilbeau was charged with the first four runs, all earned, on seven hits and three walks for the loss, his second. Francisco Rodriguez walked two and gave up a hit while letting in three unearned runs to put the game away in the 9th. Austin Davidson went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Taylor Gushue homered to lead the Potomac offense. Roster moves: IF Dan Gamache placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHP Francisco Rodriguez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown 8 Kannapolis 5
• M. Mills (W, 11-2) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 10K, HR, HBP
• Simonds 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-3 IR-S
• Neuse 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Agustin 2-4, 2B, BB
• Franco 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 6RBI

The Suns finally won in Kannapolis as they held off a late charge for an 8-5 win in the series finale. McKenzie Mills pitched into the 7th for the fourth time in last six starts but was charged with all five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out 10 (again) as he won his 11th game. Kyle Simonds let in all three runs he inherited but pitched a scoreless 8th, as did Phil Morse in the 9th for the save. Anderson Franco homered twice and drove in six total to power the Hagerstown attack.

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn returns home after its second scheduled off day for three against Aberdeen before hitting the road for Vermont this weekend.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Astros 1
• Luzardo (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Chu 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Jo. Sanchez 2-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI
• L. Garcia 2-5, 2K, CS
• Blash 1-3, 2R,BB, HR, 2RBI

The G-Nats smacked three homers and obliterated the G-Astros, 9-1. Jesus Luzardo notched his first “W” with five innings of one-run ball on four hits, no walks, and three K’s. Jose De Los Santos and Gilberto Chu both turned in two scoreless innings to close it out. Jose Sanchez singled, walked, and homered while driving in three. Jamori Blash and Alex Dunlap also went deep. It was the first HR for all three players. Roster moves: IF Adalberto Carillo assigned from Washington (33rd Rd. pick, USC).

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. 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 “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. While Glover has been up with the big club for nearly a year (albeit on the DL for more time than not) and Stevenson has found his footing at AAA, some of their fellow 2015 Nat draftees are really struggling. Wiseman is down to .194, and Rivera just managed to get his ERA a tick under 6. There’s no way to sugar-coat .194 or 5.90. Perkins got off to a good start at Hags but is in a prolonged funk, hitting just .154 over his last 10 games. At least he seems to be developing a little pop this season. Of course there have been some later-round success stories from that draft like Brinley and Watson, but some of the higher picks need to find their mojo.

    1. It’s easy to be older sitting by a pool drinking good coffee arm chair
      Espousing about kids who are doing the same grind everyday and night .
      I think about the AAA experience Larry Walker had @ Indy for expos.
      But he kept working on that RF ball of the brick wall pivot throw while he worked with Leron Lee in his cold bat . The rest is history including Selig keeping the expos from sweeping the Yanx in 1994.

  2. I can see why Jesus Luzardo was rumored to be a trade chip in the David Robertson deal. I imagine he will continue to be a trade chip this month and that chip gets bigger each time he has a solid outing.

    1. I would much, much rather trade Seth Romero than Luzardo. Luzardo is reportedly throwing mid-90s just a year after TJ.

      1. Where did you see or hear that? Is he sitting mid-nineties or touching it occasionally? Thanks.

  3. So , Luke , looks like Carrillo from USC Trojans will be tried @ corners
    As infielder vs catcher??
    Instead of mulling over traded chaps
    Why don’t we mull over which June
    Draftees might make a short cup of coffee with Patrick Anderson ?? I vote for warren cromartie , jr from Baylor , Barnett from Lewis and Clark. Alex Dunlop??? Anyone else with suggestions ?
    The Brazilian coffee is good in the afternoon for this CIA spook. Lol!

    1. Bryan Bencosme embracing 3b opp
      @ DSL while several lefty swinging
      Catchers adding lefty depth to lineup.

      1. Only in the DSL. Win despite four errors Sanifler continues to lead off. Infielder plays LF. Aquino is nephew to Christian Guzman ??

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