|Fresno||Lost, 10-9||@ Albuquerque, 8:35 p.m.||Hoover (4-6, 8.56) vs. Hoffman (6-7, 8.03)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 3-2||vs. Erie, 7:05 p.m.||McGowan (1-2, 5.14) vs. Skubal (2-1, 1.85)|
|Potomac||Postponed||vs. Winston-Salem, 7:05 p.m.||M. Peña (5-9, 6.42) vs. Pilkington (3-9, 5.54)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 2-0||vs. Delmarva. 7:05 p.m.||Stoeckinger (2-2, 3.49) vs Gr. Rodriguez (9-3, 2.59)|
|Auburn||Won, 5-2||vs. West Virginia, 5:00 p.m.||TBD and TBD vs. TBD and TBD|
|GCL Nationals||Won, 4-2||@ GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m.|
Albuquerque 10 Fresno 9
• Crowe 2IP, 10H, 9R, 9ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Baez 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Snyder (L, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Gushue 4-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Read 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Y. Hernandez 2-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
The Isotopes nuked Wil Crowe for nine runs in the first two innings but the Grizzlies clawed their way back to 9-9 on the strength of three homers and five combined scoreless innings from the ‘pen. With only a rusty Sam Freeman left, Brandon Snyder was asked to pitch after pinch-hitting for the pitcher in the top of the 8th. He issued a one-out walk, followed by a single and a sac fly in the bottom of the 8th to take the loss. Taylor Gushue caught and had two singles and two doubles. Raudy Read played 1B and was a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-5. Yadiel Hernandez (28) and Collin Cowgill (11) joined Read (19) in going deep. The loss formally eliminated Fresno from the playoffs, but got them within a game of Omaha and Salt Lake for the league’s worst record.
Harrisburg 3 Erie 2
• M. Sanchez (W, 9-4) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Istler (SV, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, K
• M. Taylor 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Banks 1-3, 2B
Michael Taylor dropped a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 1st and Mario Sanchez and Andrew Istler made that stand up for a 3-2 Harrisburg win in the series opener, which could be a possible playoff preview. Sanchez gave up two runs on five hits (one HR) over seven innings to win his team-leading 9th game. Andrew Istler cordero’d around two base runners in both the 8th and 9th innings to earn his first save of 2019. Aside from doubles by Nick Banks and Luis Garcia, the Senators were quiet after the first inning – just six hits total and no walks.
Roster moves: RHP Kyle McGowin, UT Adrián Sanchez optioned from Washington; C Jake Lowery
taken out of cold storage activated from 7-Day I.L.
Frederick vs. Potomac – PPD
Rain shortened the Keys-Nationals series to two games and extended the final series next weekend to five games. Meanwhile, Potomac got some help from the team it would play in the playoffs as Wilmington beat Salem, 4-1 to narrow the gap between the 1st-place Red Sox and the 3rd-place P-Nats to 1½ games. The Blue Rocks, winners of the 1st half, are in second place, one game back.
Hagerstown 2 Greenville 0
• Rutledge (W, 2-0) 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Cronin (H, 4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Williamson (SV, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Cluff 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI
• Mendoza 1-3, 2B, BB
Three Hagerstown pitchers combined on a one-hit, 2-0 shutout of Greenville. Jackson Rutledge gave up the one Drive hit as he breezed through his allotted five innings on 59 pitches (41 for strikes). He walked one and struck out three while winning his second game. Matt Cronin walked two and fanned five over the next two innings for his fourth hold while Ryan Williamson was perfect over the 8th and 9th innings to earn his second save. Jackson Cluff tripled and homered while scoring both Suns runs. Drew Mendoza doubled and walked. Justin Connell and Jacob Rhinesmith both singled to round out the Hagerstown hit column of five.
Auburn 5 West Virginia 2
• Yean (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 4BB, 3K
• Turner (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Senior 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Vega 1-3, 2B, BB
• L. Peña 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
The Doubledays got three in the 1st and that would turn out to be enough as they cruised to a 5-2 win against the Black Bears. Eddie Yean won his NYPL debut with five innings of two-run ball on four this and four walks while striking out three. Jordan Bock put up two goose eggs for the hold while “Nuke” Turner didn’t walk a batter and fanned five of seven batters faced for the save, his first of the season. Eric Senior reached base three times with a single, double, and a walk while Landerson Peña hit his second HR, a two-run shot in the 4th. Despite the win, Auburn saw its tragic number fall to one.
GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 2
• Hellickson 4IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 6K, 2HBP
• P. Gonzalez (W, 1-2) 4IP, 8H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K, 2WP
• C. Wilson 2-3
• Hurtado 2-3, BB, CS
• Martina 0-3, R, BB, E(12)
Roster moves: .