Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Lost, 6-5 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Jackson (1-1, 3.94) vs.
Walden (0-1, 9.82)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. New Hampshire,
1:30 p.m.
Darnell (2-0, 1.98) and
Dragmire (2-2, 2.64) vs.
Reid-Foley (5-0, 1.83) and
Zeuch (0-1, 9.00)
Potomac Won, 7-4 @ Frederick,
2:00 p.m.
Sharp (4-2, 4.00) vs.
Gonzalez (2-2, 3.12)
Hagerstown Won, 10-8
(6 inn.)
vs. Charleston,
2:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-3, 7.22) vs.
Garcia (0-2, 4.34)

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 5
• Fedde 5IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K
• Valdez 3⅓ IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Miller (W, 2-0) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Reynolds 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Gosewich 2-4, 2BB, 2RBI
• Wilson 2-4, 2B, RBI

Syracuse came back from a 4-0 deficit with a two-run 5th and three-run 6th and literally walked off in the 9th with bases-loaded base on balls for a 6-5 win over Pawtucket. The PawSox shredded Erick Fedde for all five runs on nine hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four. Phillips Valdez locked ’em down for three and a 1/3rd innings but the win went to Justin Miller, who escaped a three-on, one-out jam in the top of the 9th. Rafael Bautista led off the 9th with a single, took 3rd on a one-out safety by Matt Hague, and came in on an unintentional walk to Matt Reynolds after an intentional one to Jose “Orange” Marmolejos. Roster moves: IF Mark Reynolds recalled to Washington; RHP Cody Satterwhite activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg vs. New Hampshire – PPD
Rain spoiled a Saturday night gate for the Senators. They’ll shoot to make it up with a doubleheader today.

Potomac 7 Frederick 4
• Mapes 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Braymer (W, 1-0) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HR
• Mejia 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Kieboom 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Perkins 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Potomac pounded Frederick pitching for 16 hits as they won their fifth straight, 7-4. Tyler Mapes was perfect for four innings before giving way to Ben Braymer, who picked up the win but gave up four runs (one earned) on five hits, including two homers. Jordan Mills pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save, his third. Bryan Mejia was a triple shy of the cycle and drove in three while Carter Kieboom singled twice, scored twice, and doubled to lead the P-Nats attack. Roster moves: RHP Tyler Mapes activated from the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 10 Charleston 8 (6 inn.)
• Alastre 4⅔ IP, 8H, 8R, 6ER, 3BB, 3K, 3HR, 3WP
• McKinney (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Scudder 3-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2RBI, E(8)
• Corredor 2-4, 2RBI

The Suns solved their bullpen woes by not having to use more than one reliever, thanks to the rain that shortened the game to six innings for 10-8 win over the RiverDogs. Tomas Alastre was knocked from the box in the 5th after West Virginia lit him up for all eight runs on eight hits, including three longballs, and three walks. Jeremy McKinney stranded two by getting the last out of the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th to earn the win. Every Hagerstown batter had a hit, with six having two or more. Jake Scudder led the hit parade with a single and two doubles and drove in two, as did Yasel Antuna and Aldrem Corredor.

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.

7 thoughts on “Sunday’s News & Notes”

  1. Besides Soto, there’s a bit of a traffic jam with our outfielders. Yadiel Hernandez is long overdue for a promotion to Syracuse, having shown AA is not match for him across nearly 150 games.

    Down in Potomac, Wiseman and, to a lesser extent, Perkins (and until he was injured, Agustin) have nothing left to prove in A+. While Perkins and Agustin are still age appropriate, Wiseman turns 24 in a month, and is at that point where he needs to be handled more aggressively. He’s now over 150 games in Potomac, and sporting a .278/.357/.539 line this year that would justify filling the LF spot vacated by Hernandez.

    1. Both Agustin and Perkins have less than 60 games played at High-A, with former looking severely overmatched last year and the latter looking like he may want to consider abandoning switch-hitting (the difference is stark and quite noticeable). Wiseman has taken several steps backward on defense, looking only slightly better than the likes of J.P. Ramirez or Chris Marrero (yes, really). Offensively, I think he may be close to ready.

      1. The one I continue to wonder about is Hernandez. Dude is 30-years-old, so if they are ever going to get anything for their investment in him it ought to be soon. I’m really surprised he hasn’t at least gotten the call to Syracuse with so many OFs from that squad currently with the big club. After all, he’s what they seem to need right now, a natural corner outfielder who actually has a little power.

  2. Scudder’s appearance is one of others we can expect to backfill Hagerstown with reinforcements. Nats need to see what they have before the draft, and the 2 college draftees at Hagerstown have underwhelmed.

    Potomac has lots of players who figure to graduate should the opportunity arise. Agustin is disabled, Weissman’s defense has lagged, and Perkins has not set the world on fire to be rushed.

    Davidson was at Potomac awhile and then could not be held down. Sagdal has the same look foretelling a coming promotion, not to mention great positional flexibility.

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