It was a three-win Sunday for the Nats farm.
|vs. Rochester, 6:35 p.m.||Voth (4-8, 4.57) vs. Romero (5-5, 3.40)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 4-3||vs. Erie, 6:30 p.m.||Long (4-8, 3.75) vs. Binford (1-4, 4.54)|
|Potomac||Lost, 7-6||vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m.||TBD vs. Lowther (5-2, 2.68)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 10-6||@ West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.||Held (5-6, 3.54) vs. Schlabach (6-4, 3.87)|
|@ West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.||Peguero (4-3, 3.28) vs. Bido (3-6, 4.71)|
Syracuse 3 Rochester 2 (11 inn.)
• Valdez 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Adams 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Torres (W, 4-3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, IBB, 0K, HBP
• Falu 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI, SB
• Gosewich 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2K
• Marmolejos 2-5, R, RBI, 3K
Irving Falu’s leadoff HR to start the 8th tied it at 2-2 and send it into extras where the Chiefs clipped the Red Wings, 3-2 in 11 innings. Phillips Valdez went the first seven and allowed both Rochester runs on four hits and three walks and struck out four. Sammy Solis (1IP), Austin Adams (2IP), and Carlos Torres (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings of relief, with Torres picking up his fourth win. Falu, Tuffy Gosewich, Chris Dominguez, and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos each had two hits in Syracuse’s 10-hit parade.
Harrisburg 4 Akron 3
• Vargas 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 7K, HBP
• Mills (W, 2-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Bourque (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, RBI, SB
Daniel Johnson also went yard late, hitting a one-out solo shot in the 9th to lead Harrisburg to a 4-3 win over Akron in the series finale. Cesar Vargas got the start and turned in five innings of one-run ball on two hits and three walks while fanning seven. Jordan Mills stranded two while getting out of the 7th and set the side down in order in the 8th to pick up the win. James Bourque worked around a leadoff walk in the 9th to earn the save, his first at AA in 2018.
Lynchburg 7 Potomac 6
• Tetreault 5⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• McKinney (BS, 1;L, 3-4) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, IBB, 1K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2R
• Barrera 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Wiseman 2-5, 2B, RBI
The P-Nats blew leads of 4-0 and 6-3 as the bullpen gave up three in the 8th and one in the 9th to lose the series finale, 7-6. Jackson Tetreault pitched into the sixth, but couldn’t get out of it, as A.J. Bogucki let in both inherited runners to leave him with a line of three runs on six hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Jeremy McKinney also failed to keep two runners from scoring in the 8th and let in two runs of his own for the blown-save-loss. Potomac was just 1-for-10 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners, but collected 12 hits with Ian Dagdal leading the way with a 3-for-5 afternoon.
Hagerstown 10 Lexington 6
• Alastre 3IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• German (W, 2-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Freeman 3-5, 4R, RBI
• Franco 2-3, R, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Panaccione 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI
A four-run 4th broke open a 4-3 game as Hagerstown outslugged Lexington, 10-6 to split the four-game series. Tomas Alastre got the start and was done after three with five runs allowed on five hits (one HR) and one walk while fanning one. Jhonatan German was the winner as he conveniently took care of business by striking out seven of eleven in three shutout innings. Cole Freeman scored four times while going 3-for-5 while Anderson Francao and Paul Panaccione both homered to lead the Suns offense.
West Virginia 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• N. Gomez 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Day 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2HBP
• Chu (L, 2-2) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• C. Wilson 4-5, R, 2B
• Mendez 2-4, 2R
Back-to-back-to-back singles with two out enabled the Doubledays to tie it in the 9th at 4-4. They couldn’t push across a run in the 10th and the Black Bears could for 5-4 win. Auburn starter Niomar Gomez gave up the first four West Virginia runs on nine hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four. Gilberto Chu was able to retire the free runner at third after an intentional walk but unable to retire the next batter, who singled to center to send in the IBB and pin him with his second loss. Cody Wilson singled three times and doubled once to lead the Doubledays’ 12-hit parade.