Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m. Fedde (1-0, 3.60) vs.
Camarena (1-1, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0 @ Erie,
6:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-2, 4.55) vs.
Turnbill (0-3, 6.00)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Crownover (1-3, 4.02) vs.
Hernandez (3-0, 2.52)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 @ Kannapolis,
10:05 a.m.
Alastre (0-1, 6.95) vs.
McClure (3-0, 3.18)

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 2-1) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K
• Simms 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 4BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ma. Reynolds 2-4
• Marmolejos 0-2, 2BB, RBI, OF assist at 2B

Syracuse said goodbye to 1st place made it five straight L’s with a 6-1 loss to Buffalo. Austin Voth didn’t make it out of the second as the Bisons trampled him for five runs on five hits and three walks over an inning and 2/3rds to hand him his first loss. John Simms got out of the inning and then threw three scoreless but the offense was mostly AWOL. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos broke up the shutout with a bases-loaded walk before Mark Reynolds and Matt Hague struck out. The Chiefs mustered just four hits and left on nine baserunners.

Trenton 4 Harrisburg 0
• Reyes (L, 2-3) 5IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Williams 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 2-3, BB
• Hernandez 1-4

The Senators also dropped their fifth in a row, seventh of their last eight with a 4-0 shutout by the Thunder. Luis Reyes gave up all four Trenton runs on three hits, including a home run, and a walk while striking out one. Austen Williams followed with two scoreless innings and Kaleb Fleck one but it was for naught as the Harrisburg lineup went hitless aside from two batters. Kelvin Gutierrez went 2-for-3 with a walk while Yadiel Hernandez went 1-for-4.

Potomac 5 Salem 2
• Kelley 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Crowe (W, 5-0) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 5K
• Pantoja (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Soto 3-4, R, HR, RBI, OF assist at HP
• Barrera 3-4, R, 2B
• Agustin 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI

Potomac salvaged the finale against Salem Sunday Afternoon in Woodbridge.

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 3
• Tetreault (L, 0-3) 4⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 3K, WP
• Braymer 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Freeman 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, E(5)
• Boggetto 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI

The Suns twice led this one, 1-0 and 2-1 but couldn’t hold on and lose for the third straight game to Kannapolis, 4-3. Jackson Tetrault was knocked from the box in the 5th with all four Intimidator runs charged on four hits and a walk for his third loss. Ben Braymer let in both inherited runners before he got out of the inning then finished the game with three scoreless innings. Cole Freeman singled once and doubled twice while Branden Boggetto doubled once and walked twice to lead the Hagerstown offense.

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.

15 thoughts on “Monday’s News & Notes”

    1. “Legend” is a good way to put it. Even Harper didn’t dominate so thoroughly in his time in the minors. In fact, he struggled pretty badly in his AA stint. Granted, it was age 18 and not 19.

      Strasburg in 2010 is the only minor leaguer I can remember that was so obviously better than everyone else around him.

      Just when you think Soto’s 1.300 OPS can’t possibly get better, it does.

      1. Lots of impressive stuff in the article about Soto’s work ethic, as well as the intelligence and diligence it took to make so much progress with English in just one year. There’s some real substance under the hood, in addition to the freakish athletic talent.

      2. Harper also struggled mightily in AAA at age 19 … maybe it was because of the snow? LOL.. And maybe the question to ask what would Soto have done at age 18 were it not for the spate of injuries last season? He was already considered one of if not the best hitter in the minor leagues with “read deal” pronouncements by Sickels.

        In any case we’ll soon see how Soto handles Harrisburg batting third.

    2. “Juan Soto (2nd best prospect in baseball behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) hits his 11th HR of the season in only 28 games yesterday #Nationals” — Jimbo Bowden

      1. Not to belittle Soto’s quality, but Bowden is the brilliant talent evaluator who gave us Elijah, Lastings, Wily Mo, . . . so a few truckloads of salt are in order.

        1. And maybe get to keep him instead of lose him as Montreal did with Vladimir Guerrero Sr. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. seems to be the top prospect in baseball right now.

  1. Voth got knocked around for the first time all year. Hope there’s not an injury, considering his early departure. Meanwhile, there were ongoing travails for Reyes and Tetreault. There’s a heck of a lot of starter underperformance going on at Hagerstown.

    Sounds like Crowe still needs to work on not getting rattled, but otherwise, the body of work is looking good.

    1. Thanks, with the bright shining light of Soto making everyone squint, it’s been easy to miss August in.

      Bravo!

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