Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-2, 7.88) vs.
Brault (9-5, 2.06)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Hartford,
1:35 p.m./6:35 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 4.32) and
Dragmire (2-1, 2.25) vs.
Castellani (8-11, 5.41) and
TBD
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
McGowin (1st Hi-A start of ’17) vs.
Love (2-4, 3.95)
Hagerstown Won, 7-0 vs. West Virginia,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-6, 4.91) vs.
Wallace (3-6, 3.54)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Lowell,
5:35 p.m.
Raquet (1-1, 1.88)
vs. Houck (0-2, 3.48)
GCL Nationals Lost, 13-5;
Lost, 2-0
@ GCL Marlins,
10:30 a.m.

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Severino 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 3K

Pedro Severino homered to prevent the shutout but the Indians pitchers struck out 13 in a 3-1 win over the Chiefs.

Hartford 3 Harrisburg 1
• Crownover (L, 1-6) 3⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K
• Self 3⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ward 0-1, 3BB, E(14)
• Hernandez 1-3, R, HBP

Harrisburg was limited to six hits in a 3-1 loss to Hartford. Matt Crownover labored through three and a 1/3rd innings, tossing 100 pitches to get 10 outs while giving up three runs on four hits and four walks to lose for the sixth time at AA. The Senators drew five walks and got six hits but went just 2-for-13 with RISP and left on 11 baserunners.

Frederick 4 Potomac 2
• Reyes (L, 7-12) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Peterson 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Johnson 1-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B

The Keys locked up the P-Nats with a pair of two-run rallies for a 4-2 win, ending Potomac’s modest four-game win streak. Luis Reyes lost his league-leading 12th game with all four Frederick runs allowed (two earned) on six hits and two walks with four K’s over six and a 1/3rd innings. Tommy Peterson stranded two in the 7th and pitched a clean 8th to keep things close. The P-Nats bats were limited to five hits, with Daniel Johnson and Rhett Wiseman connecting for both extra-base hits (doubles), and drew five walks. Roster moves: RHP Nolan Sanburn released; RHP Kyle McGowin reassigned from Harrisburg; SS Tyler Beckwith promoted from Hagerstown; RHP Austen Williams placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 7 West Virginia 0
• DeRosier (W, 2-2) 7IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Held 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• La Bruna 3-4, R
• Banks 1-3, R, 2BB
• Ortiz 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Hagerstown extended its win streak to five games with a 7-0 blanking of West Virginia. Matt DeRosier tossed seven scoreless frames with just two hits allowed, no walks, and six whiffs. Sam Held preserved the shutout bid with two more goose eggs, giving up a hit and a walk. Angelo La Bruna led the Suns’ hit column with three singles while Nick Bank reached base three times with a single and two walks and Oliver Ortiz smacked a three-run HR in the 5th.

Lowell 4 Auburn 3
• Crowe 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Troop 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• C. Kieboom 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• Upshaw 2-4
• Je. Baez 0-3, BB, 2PO, 2E

The Doubledays dropped their third straight with a 4-3 loss to the Spinners. Wil Crowe got the start but was loomed for three runs on five hits and a walk over three innings. Jared Johnson took the loss with the fourth run let in on three hits and a walk in two innings. Carter Kieboom singled, doubled, walked, and a stole base to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Met 13 GCL Nationals 5 – GAME ONE
• Ma. Pena (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 9R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Jo. Sanchez 2-4, RBI
• Evangelista 1-2, BB, SF, RBI
• Bautista 0-1, R, 3BB

In the opening game, the G-Mets missed an extra point and gave up a field goal and a safety late in a 13-5 demolition of the G-Nats. Malvin Pena took the loss, giving up nine runs on eight hits, including a grand slam, over four and a 1/3rd innings. Jose Sanchez went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the G-Nats attack.

GCL Mets 2 GCL Nationals 0 – GAME TWO
• German (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• Adler 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mendez 1-3
In the “after-cap,” the G-Mets pitchers tossed a one-hit shutout to complete the doubleheader sweep. Jhonatan German lost his third game while giving up both G-Mets runs on two hits and four walks over four and 1/3rd innings. Sean Adler finished with an inning and 2/3rds scoreless with one walk and three whiffs. Ricardo Mendez connected for the lone G-Nats hit with a single in the 3rd.

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.

8 thoughts on “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. Thank goodness for the Suns! Hags get the only win for the organization. DeRosier has a 1.99 ERA over his last 10 games after a rocky start to the season. He’s trending in the right direction.

    So is Alex Troop at Auburn. His WHIP in 29.2 IP as a pro is 1.04, average against .204. He’s making a case for a cup of coffee at Hagerstown, although there’s not much time left.

    On the flip side, Michael Taylor is hitting .111 on his rehab tour. Something’s not right there. As discussed yesterday, it’s a good thing that Goodwin has been able to step up in his absence.

    1. Taylor did hit a big home run and has always been streaky–he even said that he feels like he’s back in spring training trying to get his timing down. I’d gather that were the Nats not up by 14.5, he’d be back already. Goodwin’s defensive inadequacies in CF are being exposed the more games he plays there.

      1. Goodwins’s been a feel great story this year, and he’s one of ‘our guys’, but he’s a corner outfielder for sure.

        1. Now with harp out for ???
          Marmelos, Robinson and maybe Soto part of next bunch to have early cup of coffees post sept

  2. Who thought we might be guessing
    Who replaces Bryce on August roster
    – Clint ?
    OMG. The old ex- pop curse brought on moving van to D.C.?

      1. We have fallen into the rabbit hole.
        August and Sept dusty plays a squad that eerily could be 2019 plus Eaton with a few changes in the rest of the roster , but you get my point …if Harper bolts after 18

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