MLB’s latest proposal, which seems hell-bent on returning on July 4 for the symbolism (pay no attention to the risks, which would be borne by the players, not the owners), all but concedes there will be no minor-league baseball in 2020. Nevertheless, there are plans being devised for reopening ballparks. For some reason, I’m reminded of this.
Syracuse 11 Rochester 0 – 2012
• Roark (W, 2-5) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Hoffpauir 3-5, R, 3RBI
• Brown 2-3, 4R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 3RBI
• Howell 2-4, 2R, RBI
Tanner Roark bounced back from two horrid starts to combine with two relievers on an 11-0 shutout, the fourth straight win for Syracuse and fifth in a row vs. Rochester. Roark went six and gave up just four hits and a walk while setting down a half dozen on strikes. Corey Brown led the offense with four runs scored, three driven in, and six total bases.
Harrisburg 4 Reading 1 – 2015
• Ross (W, 2-1) 7IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Demny (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Goodwin 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Lisson 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
Mario Lisson drove in three while Joe Ross tossed seven strong innings as the Sens beat the Phils, 4-1. Ross notched his fourth straight quality start with one run let in on seven hits and a walk while fanning five. Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Paul Demny did the same in the 9th for the save. Brian Goodwin led the hit column with two singles and a double while Lisson singled and homered in four trips to the plate as Harrisburg pounded out 11 hits total on the night.
Potomac 7 Winston-Salem 2 (Comp.) – 2013
• Hill 4IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K
• Herron (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Holt 2IP, 0H, R, ER, 4BB, 5K
• Nieto 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
Potomac 7 Winston-Salem 1 (7 inn.) – 2013
• Schwartz (W, 3-1) 7IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 5K
• Miller 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 3RBI
• Burns 1-2, 2R, 2BB, 2SB (19, 20)
The P-Nats rolled seven twice on a Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.
Hagerstown 10 Charleston 8 (6 inn.) – 2018
• Alastre 4⅔ IP, 8H, 8R, 6ER, 3BB, 3K, 3HR, 3WP
• McKinney (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Scudder 3-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2RBI, E(8)
• Corredor 2-4, 2RBI
The Suns solved their bullpen woes by not having to use more than one reliever, thanks to the rain that shortened the game to six innings for 10-8 win over the RiverDogs. Tomas Alastre was knocked from the box in the 5th after West Virginia lit him up for all eight runs on eight hits, including three longballs, and three walks. Jeremy McKinney stranded two by getting the last out of the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th to earn the win. Every Hagerstown batter had a hit, with six having two or more. Jake Scudder led the hit parade with a single and two doubles and drove in two, as did Yasel Antuna and Aldrem Corredor.