|Fresno||Lost, 6-4||vs. Memphis, 10:05 p.m.||Copeland (4-5, 6.85) vs. Cabrera (4-5, 6.22)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m.||Tetreault (4-5, 4.43) vs. Brady (3-11, 4.51)|
|Potomac||OFF DAY||vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m.||Tapani (0-1, 4.11) vs. Marquez (1-0, 0.00)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 5-4||vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.||Williamson (4-0, 3.53) vs. Gowdy (0-4, 4.79)|
|Auburn||Lost, 4-3||@ West Virginia, 6:35 p.m.||Dyson (0-1, 1.98) vs. Ford (3-1, 2.92)|
|GCL Nationals||Won, 7-3||@ GCL Cardinals, 10:00 a.m.|
Memphis 6 Fresno 4
• Hoover (L, 4-6) 5+ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 0HR
• Miller 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• C. Taylor 2-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Y. Hernandez 2-4, RBI
Alas, the Rainiers lost too, so the Grizzlies will probably have to wait until later this week when the two teams play each other to fall into fourth place. Meanwhile, Memphis erased an early 3-0 deficit with a five-run 6th and held on for 6-4 win to give Fresno its seventh straight loss. J.J. Hoover kept the ball in the yard but was chased in the 6th after allowing four straight singles without getting an out. Michael Blazek let in both inherited runners and one of his own to turn might-have-been no-decision into a loss for Hoover. Chuck Taylor homered, walked, and singled while Yadiel Hernandez went 2-for-4 to lead the Grizzlies attack.
Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After a 2-4 road trip through New York and New Jersey, fourth-place Harrisburg returns home for three against third-place Altoona as they try to get their [stuff] together to face either 1st place Erie or second-place Bowie in the playoffs. The Senators have gone 1-3 against the Seawolves with four more to play and 8-10 vs. the BaySox with no more regular-season games scheduled.
Roster moves: OF Andrew Stevenson optioned from Washington.
Potomac – OFF DAY
After sweeping the Red Sox at home, the Blue Rocks on the road, and taking two of three from the Keys in Frederick, the P-Nats came home this past weekend with a chance to knock the Hillcats out of playoff contention. Instead, they were swept in Woodbridge by Lynchburg and dropped from a ½ game up to 1&frac; back of Salem and will be scoreboard watching two teams instead of just one the rest of the season. Potomac does have a relatively soft schedule, with just one road trip out of the DMV – albeit to their house of horrors (27-55 since 2010) at BB&T in Winston-Salem – and ten home games over the next three weeks.
Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 4
• Irvin 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 6K, HR
• Wells (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Mendoza 2-3, 2R, BB, E(5)
• Connell 2-4, R, RBI
• Marinconz 1-3, R, SF, 2RBI
Kyle Marinconz’s sac fly in the 8th was enough for the ‘pen to work with in the 9th as Hagerstown edged Lakewood, 5-4 in the series opener. Suns starter Jake Irvin gave up all four runs on five hits (one HR) and four walks while striking out six for the no-decision. Matt Cronin pitched two scoreless as did Nick Wells, who picked up his first win for the Suns. Both struck out four. Drew Mendoza and Justin Connell both singled twice while Marinconz drove in two to pace the Hagerstown attack.
Roster moves: IF Kyle Marinconz reassigned from Potomac; C Tyler Cropley placed on the Day I.L.
West Virginia 4 Auburn 3
• Dyson 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Yankosky (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, K
• Bocko 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 3WP, 2-1 IR-S
• Arruda 3-5
• Peroni 2-4
The Doubledays built a 3-0 lead after four, but saw it disappear with two in the 5th and two in the 6th for a 4-3 loss to the Black Bears. Tyler Dyson got the start and tossed four scoreless, giving up a hit and a walk while fanning two. Tyler Yankosky put on five of 10 batters faced and four of them came around to score, with some “help” from Jordan Bocko, who let in one of two inherited runners, and Onix Vega, who let a passed ball and four (4) wild pitches go by him. J.T. Arruda singled three times, while Anthony Peroni and Jake Alu both had two to lead Auburn’s ten-hit parade.
GCL Nationals 7 GCL Mets 3
• Taveras (W, 1-1) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 1K
• Martinez (S, 3) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• V. Peña 3-3, 2R, BB, SB(5)
• Hurtado 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Emiliani 0-1, R, 3BB
Roster move: RHP Paolo Espino assigned from Fresno for MiLB rehab.