|Syracuse||Won, 7-2||@ Buffalo,
|Jackson (2-2, 3.71) vs.
Dillon (1-1, 0.57)
|Harrisburg||Won, 5-4||vs. Erie,
|Darnell (2-2, 3.91) vs.
Baez (0-2, 3.95)
|Potomac||Won, 6-5||vs. Wilmington,
|Crownover (1-4, 5.13) vs.
Garabito (1-3, 2.88)
|Hagerstown||Won, 3-2||@ Lakewood,
|Stoeckinger (2-3, 8.21) and
Raquet (3-4, 2.42) vs.
Stewart (4-0, 1.26) and TBD
Syracuse 7 Buffalo 2
• Valdez (W, 2-0) 7IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Martinson 1-2, 2R, 2BB
• Gosewich 1-2, R, 2BB
• Jones 1-4, R, HR, 4RBI
Phillips Valdez may be back in the rotation after tossing seven scoreless innings in “relief” of Erick Fedde as the Chiefs stopped a five-game slide with a 7-2 win over the Bisons. Valdez allowed just two hits and no walks while striking out three to earn his second win. Thanks to Hunter Jones’s grand slam in the top of the 8th, Austin Adams coughing up two in the bottom of the 8th served only to break up the shutout. Syracuse took full advantage of seven walks to score seven times on just six hits, with Jason Martinson and Tuffy Gosewich both reaching base three times with a single and two walks to lead the way. Roster moves: 1B Matt Hague place on the 7-Day DL retroactive to May 21; LHP Josh Edgin assigned from Washington.
Harrisburg 5 Erie 4
• Reyes (W, 4-4) 6IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Williams (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Self (SV, 5) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ward 2-3, 2B, BB
• Gushue 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB
• Gamache 1-3, R, BB, RBI
Harrisburg ran its winning streak to four with a 5-4 win over Erie. Luis Reyes scattered nine hits over six innings and let in just two runs to earn his fourth win. He walked two and struck out four. Austen Williams bridged the 7th and 8th with two scoreless but Ismael Guillon retired just one of five batters faced while allowing two runs. Derek Self came on and stranded two runners to earn his fifth save. Drew Ward (single, double, walk) and Taylor Gushue (double, two walks) both reached base three times to pace the Senators offense. Roster move: OF Adam Walkerassigned from Washington.
Potomac 6 Wilmington 5
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 6BB, 4K
• Howard (BS, 2; W, 2-1) 2IP, 4H, R, ER, IBB, 4K, 3-3 IR-S
• Perkins 2-4, R, BB
• Kieboom 4-4, R, RBI
• Keller 1-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
Jake Noll covered up for some poor relief and questionable bullpen management with a sacrifice fly to walk off Potomac over Wilmington, 6-5. Joan Baez started off srong with a 1-2-3 1st then reverted to the mean by walking six over the next three and a 1/3rd innings. Jorge Pantoja got Baez out of trouble in the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th and 7th but was pushed out for a fourth inning and not lifted until after he loaded the bases with nobody out. Hayden Howard unloaded them with a wild pitch and a two-run double to a righthanded batter to tie the game in the 8th. After a ~30-pitch 8th, Howard was trotted out in the 9th and promptly gave up a leadoff triple to the Rhett Wiseman gap then a single to tie the game at 5-5. He wobbled through the rest of the inning but got three outs on another 20 or so pitches. Blake Perkins reached base for the third time and took third on Carter Kieboom’s fourth single of the night. After an intentional walk to Alec Keller, who smacked a two-run HR in the 1st, Noll lofted one into center and Perkins scampered home with the game-winning run.
Hagerstown 3 Lakewood 2
• DeRosier (W, 2-1) 6IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Acevedo (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 2-4, R, SB, CS
• Franco 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
The Suns got three in the 4th and three pitchers made it stand up for a 3-2 victory over the BlueClaws in a Wednesday matinee. Matt DeRosier gave up a run on a home run and walked two over six innings for his second win. Following an unearned run off Kyle Johnston in the 7th, Carlos Acevedo was perfect over the 8th and 9th innings for the save, his first. Yasel Antuna, Nick Banks, and Heyner Baez each went 2-for-4 as Hagerstown piled up 10 hits on the afternoon.