|Syracuse||Lost, 5-3||vs. Pawtucket,
|TBD vs. Beeks (3-3, 2.56)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 8-3||@ Reading,
|Estevez (0-3, 5.09) vs.
Suarez (2-2, 3.27)
|Potomac||Lost, 3-2 (10 inn.)||@ Salem,
|Crowe (8-0, 2.56) and
TBD vs. Gonzalez (6-1, 3.13)
and De Jesus (0-1, 16.62)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 5-0||vs. Lakewood,
|Raquet (4-5, 2.26) vs.
Stewart (5-0, 1.25)
Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 3
• Milone 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Cordero (BS, 1; L, 2-1) ⅓ IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, WP, E
• Torres ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Sierra 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Decker 2-4, R, RBI
Jimmy Cordero retired just one of seven batters in the 9th to turn a 3-2 Syracuse lead into a 5-3 Chiefs loss, their fourth in a row. The implosion (2H, 3BB, 3R, WP, E) negated Tommy Milone’s third straight quality start as the 31-y.o. journeyman let in just two runs on seven hits over six and 2/3rds innings. Moises Sierra doubled twice while Jaff Decker singled twice to pace the Syracuse offense. Roster moves: RHP Brady Dragmire reassigned from Harrisburg; UT Adrian Sanchez optioned from Washington.
Harrisburg 8 Reading 3
• McGowin (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 11K
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gamache 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Jones 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
Taylor Gushue’s grand slam, Drew Ward’s two-run circle clout, and Kyle McGowin’s fifth straight quality start were the on the docket for the Sens’ 8-3 win over the Fightins. McGowin struck out a career-best 11 while giving up two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings for his third win. Harrisburg’s first three batters combined for eight hits, three doubles, a triple (Kelvin Gutierrez), five runs scored and two runs driven in, offsetting the 11 whiffs by the rest of the lineup (12 total). Roster moves: UT Khayyan Norfork activated from the 7-Day DL.
Salem 3 Potomac 2 (10 inn.)
• Sharp 7IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• R. Pena (BS, 1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Mills (L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 2-4, R, 2B, BB
• Keller 1-3, 2BB
Potomac lost a 2-1 lead with two outs in the 9th and was walked off with one out in the 10th for a 3-2 loss. Sterling Sharp turned in seven scoreless innings and was rewarded with his sixth no-decision. Ronald Pena gave up single runs in the 8th and 9th for the blown save, his first, while Jordan Mills gave up two hits and the free runner in the 10th for his second loss. Rhett Wiseman walked, singled, and doubled while the C.L. Player of the Week (Alec Keller) reached base three times with two walks and a single to lead the P-Nats attack.
Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 0
• Romero (L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HR, 2HBP
• Johnson 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Flores 2-3
• Antuna 1-3, BB
The Suns didn’t shine as they were shut out for the 9th time this season, 5-0 by the BlueClaws. Seth Romero was lit up for all five Lakewood runs on five hits, including two two-run homers, but walked none and struck out three over three innings. Jared Johnson and A.J. Bogucki combined for five scoreless innings of relief but the Hagerstown bats were held to just four singles – two by Alejandro Flores and one each by Yasel Antuna and Nick Banks. Roster moves: LHP Jared Johnson reassigned from Auburn; LHP Jackson Stoeckinger demoted to Auburn.
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