Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Lost, 12-2 vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 4.55) vs.
Haley (1-4, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-0 vs. New Hampshire,
6:00 p.m.
Darnell (2-0, 1.98) vs.
Reid-Foley (5-0, 1.83)
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
Mapes (3-0, 2.77) vs.
Alvarado (4-2, 3.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0 vs. West Virginia,
6:05 p.m.
Alastre (1-1, 5.46) vs.
Whitlock (1-2, 1.06)

Pawtucket 12 Syracuse 2
• Voth (L, 2-2) ⅓ IP, 5H, 8R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K, 0HR
• Smith 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K, 0HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Wilson 2-4, 2-2B
• Gosewich 1-3, R, BB

The PawSox pounded Austin Voth for eight runs in the 1st as they defenestrated the Chiefs, 12-2. Voth retired just one batter (strikeout) while giving up five hits and two walks to the nine batters he faced for his second loss of the season. Four relievers and position player finished the game, combining for four earned runs on 10 hits and six walks over eight and 2/3rds innings. Jacob Wilson doubled twice to to account for four of the eight total bases compiled by the Syracuse batters. Roster moves: C Spencer Kieboom recalled to Washington; C Matt Reistetter activated from the 7-Day DL.

New Hampshire 5 Harrisburg 0
• Reyes (L, 2-4) 6⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Fleck 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Gamache 2-3, BB
• Hernandez 2-4, 2B

Juan Soto didn’t homer but the earth stayed on its axis as New Hampshire shut out Harrisburg 4-0 on seven hits. Luis Reyes pitched into the 7th and was charged with just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six. He would take the loss when the Sens hitters were largely AWOL aside from Dan Gamache (two singles, walk) and Yadiel Hernandez (single, double), including Soto, who was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Potomac 4 Frederick 3
• Crowe 6IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, WP
• Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, IBB, 0K
• Sagdal 4-4, R, 2B, SF, RBI, SB
• Kieboom 2-4, BB, 2SB
• 14H, 4BB, 2-12 RISP, 13 LOB

The P-Nats struggled in the clutch but pushed across just enough runs to unlock the Keys, 4-3. Wil Crowe let in all three Frederick runs on four hits and four walks over six innings for his second no-decision. The win went to Ronald Pena for a scoreless 7th before Potomac got a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly from Ian Sagdal, who reached base in four of five plate appearances with three singles and a double. No beer man tonight as every batter got a hit, but just two came with runners in scoring position as the P-Nats left on 13 baserunners. Roster moves: OF Telmito Agustin placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Jack Sundberg reassigned from Hagerstown.

West Virginia 2 Hagerstown 0
• Raquet (L, 2-4) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Brasher 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HBP, WP
• Antuna 3-4
• Boggetto 1-3, BB

Nick Raquet was very good, but West Virginia’s trio of pitchers were better as they shut out Hagerstown, 2-0 to complete the three-game sweep. Raquet went seven full innings and allowed the first Power run on four hits and a walk but lost for the fourth time. Jared Brasher followed and gave up the second Power run on three hits and a walk over the final two frames. Yasel Antuna went 3-for-4 to account for nearly half the Suns’ seven hits. Roster moves: 1B Jake Scudder, LHP Andrew Lee reassigned from Auburn.

Author: Luke Erickson

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

  1. Distressing start from Voth, considering how well he has been doing this season. Hope there isn’t an injury or anything.

    Meanwhile, more good starts from 2d and 3d rounders Crowe and Raquet. I would expect both to be getting a bump within a month or so.

    Also good to see some contact from Antuna. He has six hits over his last four games, almost up to the Mendoza Line.

    1. Following the Nats we all know … if it looks like an injury, smells like an injury even though we are told its not an injury … it almost always definitely is an injury. Hopefully not National’s arm again.

  2. This should help with the Soto malaise … reposting here …

    From the True Legend of Juan Soto:

    “By 1860 14-year-old Juan was working as a vaquero on Daniel Murphy’s cattle ranch (hey Murph has a cattle ranch! ) some 30 miles south of San Jose. At 19 Soto weighed 200 pounds and presented a terrifying figure, with wildly crossed eyes and a heavily bearded, badly pockmarked face. Nick Harris, later sheriff of Santa Clara County, described Soto as “a perfect type of desperado, over 6 feet high, well proportioned and quick as a cat, with a countenance the worst I ever saw in a human face.” He reportedly had a temperament to match—easily angered and driven by hatred for the Anglos who had taken over the land of his birth. His ferocity earned him the nickname the “Human Wildcat.” A superb horseman and dead shot, he knew every inch of the Santa Clara Valley and flanking Coast Range.

    By age 19 he’d graduated to highway robbery. On the night of May 4, 1865, Soto, with compadres Francisco Salazar and Jesús Sanchez, held up hotelkeeper Julius Weitzel on the road between San Jose and the New Almaden Mine, taking his purse and his horse. Then they stopped another traveler, relieving him of a blanket and 50 cents. Finally, they tried to lasso passing rider John Winters, who ducked the rope, put spurs to his horse and escaped.”

  3. Nice swing by Meijia on the young Oriole Key RHP starter to push
    POTNATS up 3-0. Can’t give opinion on Perkins HR since I was Al Bundy porcelain throne.
    Did Mapes lose much of his 85-91 MPH on that year on the shelf. He pitches his fanny off with what he has left.
    Great catch by Wiseman in short RC before the winds and impending rains sent me to the exits
    A real “Uncle Joe Wrigley matinee ” slugfest over 70 in Hags. Good to see Scudder give Anderson some more options with Coredor playing LF.

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