Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Won, 2-1 @ Rochester,
5:35 p.m.
Vargas (1-0, 15.09 in ’17) vs.
A. Mejia (1-1, 2.83 in ’17)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Estevez (4-1, 3.63 in ’17) vs.
Hearn (4-6, 4.12 @ A+ in ’17)
Potomac Won, 9-4 vs. Down East,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-0, 4.76) vs.
C. Torres (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-3 @ Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Renteria (1-2, 9.53 @ A- in ’17)

Syracuse 2 Rochester 1
• Jackson 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 6BB, 3K, 2WP
• Cordero (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Torres (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Stevenson 0-3, BB, RBI

The Chiefs won the game, 2-1, but the Nats may have lost Victor Robles to injury for an extended period of time. While X-Rays reportedly came back negative, even F.P. Santangelo can tell you that more sophisticated imaging will need to be done. Those results will likely be released today or tomorrow, along with President Trump’s tax returns and the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa.

The deciding run came on a three-base error and a sac fly in the top of the 9th, making a winner out of Jimmy Cordero for his two scoreless innings in the 7th and 8th innings. Carlos Torres worked around a walk in the bottom of the 9th to earn the save. Syracuse managed just five hits and one walk total. Edwin Jackson started but only pitched four innings as he allowed the lone Red Wings run on two hits and six walks.

Harrisburg vs. Altoona – PPD
With temperatures in the low 30s at game time last night, officials opted not to issue parkas. Instead, they’ll try again tonight with a forecast of a balmy 43 degrees. Last night’s game will be made up as part of doubleheader on June 26.

Potomac 9 Down East 4
• Crowe (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Bourque (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Wiseman 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Noll 1-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Davidson 1-3, 2R, BB, RBI

Potomac put up three runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 8th innings as they took the series opener from Down East, 9-4. Wil Crowe pitched a career-high five innings, but was charged with all four Wood Ducks runs on five hits, including a HR. He walked one and struck out eight. James Bourque followed with two scoreless innings for the hold, and Jordan Mills did likewise for the save. Rhett Wiseman went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the sole P-Nat with multiple hits as Potomac took advantage of two Down East errors to score nine times on nine hits and five walks.

Columbia 8 Hagerstown 3
• Stoeckinger (L, 0-1) 3IP, 12H, 8R, 6ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, PO at 1B
• Johnston 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Garcia 3-5, K, E(2)
• Upshaw 2-3, R, BB

The Fireflies lit up Jackson Stoeckinger for all eight runs on 12 hits (just one HR) in 8-3 defeat of the Suns. Stoeckinger pitched three innings, walked none, and struck out three. Kyle Johnston (3IP) and Max Engelbrekt (2IP) combined for five scoreless innings of relief to give the offense a chance at a comeback. Luis Garcia (3-for-5) and Armond Upshaw (2-3, BB) both reached base three times while Kameron Esthay homered to pace the Hagerstown offense, which left on nine baserunners but went 2-for-6 with RISP.

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.

12 thoughts on “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. For those who haven’t seen it, the Post article to which Luke linked has video of the Robles crash. Yes, I’m sure we’ll have regular updates on his condition!

    Luke, were you there to see Crowe’s start, or are you still traveling? His 8 Ks vs. only one BB look promising. Also from the 2017 draft class, good results with Hags from Johnston and Engelbrekt (40th rounder!), while Stoeckinger had a night to forget.

    Meanwhile, I predicted the Wiseman resurgence . . . to happen last year. Let’s hope he keeps it going.

    1. I wasn’t able to make it to last night’s game but hope to make it tonight. Suffice it to write, I much prefer it when the P-Nats start on the road because it’s a lot less likely to be 40 degrees the second week of April vs. the first.

      1. Luke. Let’s see how the Exam goes on Robles in DC , but sir how would Knorr play his outfield without Victor ? Martinson healthy could play a corner OF in a pinch ?!

        1. Last night, they moved Stevenson to CF and put Orange in LF. I imagine if Robles is going to be out for a while, they will call Bautista to ‘Cuse. Personally, I’d rather see Hernandez get the AAA look, though.

          1. Look ! Back from XST silence – Hunter Jones. He must have had march injury , Gil??
            Maybe he will stick until Martinson comes off DL then he descends to Harrisburg ??

          2. Harrisburg can use Bautista fly catch skills with the guys on the wings . Old Cuban fart @28 according to some. Lol!

        2. Ex White Sox string. Eaton DL. Sierra takes his place Jones takes
          Cuse spot. Martinson activation
          Or norfork or Perez Cuse call?
          Raffie perhaps ?

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