|Fresno||Lost, 12-3||@ Tacoma, 2:35 p.m.||Hoover (2-0, 5.70) vs. Sheffield (1-2, 4.38)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 7-3||@ Akron, 6:35 p.m.||Crowe (4-2, 2.66) vs. Morgan (0-0, 2.61)|
|Potomac||Won, 6-3||@ Down East, 11:00 a.m.||Borne (1-2, 5.14) vs. Bahr (2-1, 2.04)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 12-5||vs. Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.||Peguero (2-2, 2.30) vs. Dominguez (0-2, 2.81)|
Tacoma 12 Fresno 3
• Voth (L, 3-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Self 1⅔ IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI, 2E
• Hernandez 1-3, R, BB
Raudy Read’s three-run HR was all that stood between the Tacoma pitchers and a shutout as the Rainiers demolished the Grizzlies, 12-3. Austin Voth lost for the fourth time as he gave yup five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four. The Fresno ‘pen did its best imitation of the DC ‘pen as they gave up a combined nine runs over the final three innings. Read also singled, as did Yadiel Herandnez, Jake Noll, and José “Orange” Marmolejos to account for the Grizzlies’ five (5) hits.
Roster moves: SS Bengie Gonzalez placed on the 7-day I.L.; RHP Kevin McGowan assigned from Washington Nationals.
Akron 7 Harrisburg 3
• Braymer (L, 3-2) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Guilbeau 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• H. Jones 3-5
• Barrera 2-4, R, BB, RBI, SB
• 1-for-9 RISP, 11 LOB
Harrisburg also saw an early 3-0 lead go bye-bye as Akron scored seven unanswered runs to take the series opener, 7-3. Ben Braymer was knocked out with two outs in the 6th with five runs in (two earned) on eight hits with nary a walk and five whiffs for his second loss. After getting through the 7th with only one baserunner, Trevor Rosenthal put the game away in the 8th as he let in the last two RubberDuck runs on a hit batsman, a walk, and a double. Taylor Guilbeau cleaned up after him with two strikeouts to strand a runner. Hunter Jones led the Sens’ hit column with three singles in five trips to the plate, followed by Tres Barrera with two singles and a walk.
Potomac 6 Down East 3
• Johnston (W, 5-4) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR, WP
• Bonnell (SV, 1) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Corredor 3-5, R, RBI
• Masters 1-3, R, BB, 2RBI, 2K
• Harrison 0-3, BB, SF, RBI; 8PO, 0A, 0E, 0CS at C
Kyle Johnston’s dominance of the “W’s”—Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Wood Ducks ;-)—continues as he spun his fourth straight quality start in a 6-3 P-Nats win. Johnson has also won his last four starts as he let in two on four hits (one HR) without a walk and struck out five over six innings to improve to 5-4 on the year. Bryan Bonnell cordero’d his way through the 9th as he gave up two hits to bring the tying run to the plate but kept them from scoring to earn his first save. Aldrem Corredor remains hot as the sturdy first baseman went 3-for-5 to improve his BA to .314 for the month of May and lead the Potomac offense.
Hagerstown 12 Kannapolis 5
• Irvin (W, 3-3) 5⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, HR, HBP, PO at 2B
• Guillen (SV, 2) 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K, WP, 2-0 IR-S
• Rhinesmith 2-4, 3R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Mendez 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI, SB
• Marinconz 2-5, R, 3B, RBI
Hagerstown put this one away early with an eight-run 2nd as they lapped Kannapolis, 12-5 to win Game One. Jake Irvin won for the third time in four starts with the first four runs allowed on eight hits and a walk while striking out six over five and a 1/3rd innings. Angel Guillen stranded two while getting out of the 6th and finished the game to earn his second save, giving up the last Intimidator run on three hits and a walk while fanning four. Jacob Rhinesmith homered for the first time in 2019 and drove in two while Ricardo Mendez plated three with three hits to lead the Suns’ 14-hit, six-walk assault.