(’17 Stats at the Level)
|Syracuse||Lost, 5-4||@ Rochester,
|E. Jackson (2-0, 1.77) vs.
Slegers (15-4, 3.40)
|Harrisburg||Lost, 6-4||@ Altoona,
|Estevez (4-1, 3.63) vs.
Hearn (4-6, 4.12 @ A+)
|Potomac||Won, 3-2||vs. Down East,
|Crowe (0-0, 2.61 @ SS-A) vs. Weickel (5-4, 3.01 @ A-)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 6-2||@ Columbia,
|Stoeckinger (3-0, 4/73 @ GCL) vs.
Viall (0-3, 3.42 @ SS-A)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 4
• Fedde 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Long (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Dominguez 2-3, 2RBI
• De Aza 2-4, RBI
After coughing up four in the bottom of the 8th, the Syracuse offense tried to cover for its ‘pen with three runs in the top of the 9th but fell one run short for a 5-4 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Erick Fedde tossed five scoreless innings in his season debut, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out two. The loss went to Jaron Long (three runs on six hits), but the blame goes to Chris Smith, who walked the first three batters he faced and gave a up a two-run single to the fourth batter he faced before he was lifted to push his ERA to 108.00 for the season. Veterans Chris Dominguez and Alejandro De Aza combined for four hits and three RBI to pace the Chiefs offense.
Bowie 6 Harrisburg 4
• Reyes (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 4K
• Harper 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gamache 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Abreu 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
The Baysox put up four in the 2nd to take an early 4-0 lead and held off a late charge from the Sens to take the series finale, 6-4. Luis Reyes gave up five runs total on six hits and four walks over four innings to lose his AA debut. Bryan Harper made his first regular-season appearance since coming down with Nats’ elbow in 2016 with two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one. Dan Gamache reached base three times with a double, walk, and a single while Osvaldo Abreu drove in two with a solo HR to lead off the 3rd and an RBI single in the 9th to lead the Harrisburg attack.
Potomac 3 Wilmington 2
• Mapes 5IP, 6H, R, ER, 4BB, 2K
• Klobosits (W, 1-0) 2IP, H, R, ER, 3BB, 0K
• Davidson 2-3, BB, SB
• Barrera 1-3, 2B
Potomac got the breaks late—two unearned runs in the 8th from a two-out Wilmington error, and a lucky bounce on a throw to the plate in the 9th—for a 3-2 walkoff win to give them a 2-2 series split with Wilmington. Tyler Mapes made his first professional outing since 2016 with an unsteady (four walks, six hits) five innings but managed to let in just one run. The “W” went to Gabe Klobosits, who walked three in two innings and gave up the tying run in the 9th. Austin Davidson walked once and singled twice. Tres Barrera doubled in the 9th and Jakson Reetz scored the winning run in his stead as the throw bounced off the mound and enabled him to just beat the tag to score the game-winner. Jack Sundberg hit the game-winning single.
Hagerstown 6 Rome 2
• Alastre 4IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR, HBP, WP
• Troop (W, 1-0) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Soto 4-5, R, 3B, HR, 4RBI, SB
• Antuna 2-5, 2B
• Franco 0-2, 3BB
Juan Soto finished a double shy of the cycle as the Suns scorched the Braves, 6-2 in the series finale. Tomas Alastre went the first four innings and gave up both Rome runs on three hits and a walk while fanning two. Alex Troop got the win in relieve with four scoreless innings, two hits and one walk allowed, and three whiffs. Soto drove in four total and stole a base while going 4-for-5 to lead the Hagerstown hit parade while Anderson Franco drew three of the eight walks issued by the Braves’ pitchers. Injury update: Cole Freeman returned to the lineup as the DH and went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.