Ten years ago, this site was transferred to me from its founder. Ordinarily, I’d mention this in passing while doing the dailies, which I miss doing — those five months where I look over the boxscores and write up the summaries over breakfast and coffee are the best months of the year.
It doesn’t seem appropriate to celebrate, though. What does seem appropriate is to do what would have been Saturday’s News & Notes for Day 1 of this site under my stewardship. I think you’ll agree that, for some reason, this was a rich day for some names that are still brought up today in our discussions. Kind of like watching an old episode of Law & Order and seeing a current celebrity in a bit part.
Thank you for reading and visiting these last ten years. And Happy Anniversary to Mr. Boss, who started up his blog this week ten years ago, too.
Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 1
• Chico (W, 3-3) 5⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• MacDougal (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Lambin 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Maxwell 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
The Chiefs put up a three-spot in the 2nd and made it stand up for 6-1 win over the PawSox. Matt Chico pitched into the 6th and allowed the sole Pawtucket run on five hits and three walks while fanning four to pick up his third win. Three relievers combined for three and a 1/3rd innings to lock it down for Syracuse. Chase Lambin singled and homered while Justin Maxwell walked and doubled to lead the Syracuse offense.
Harrisburg 5 Reading 2
• Lannan (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Carr (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• J. Valdez 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Coon 2-4, R, 2RBI, CS
John Lannan spun seven innings of one-run ball in his return to lead Harrisburg to a 5-2 win over Reading. The southpaw, who had been stomped on like a narc at a biker rally in his last four outings for Washington, walked one and struck out five while giving up four hits. Jesus Valdez singled twice and doubled once and drove in one while Brad Con singled twice and drove in two to power the Senators offense.
Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 4
• Bronson 6+ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K, WP
• Phillabaum (BS, 3; L, 0-3) ⅓ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• T. Moore 2-4, R, H, RBI
• Rhinehart 2-4, 2B, RBI
A 4-1 lead went poof in the 7th as the Pelicans scored six times in the 7th to take this one, 7-4. Evan Bronson pitched into the sixth, putting on the first two baserunners in the 7th, before giving way to Justin Phillabaum, who retired just one of four batters faced and let in both inherited runners for the blown-save-loss. Pat McCoy was slightly less ineffective, getting out of the seventh but not before giving up a run of his own and both runners on base when he came in. Tyler Moore singled twice and scored a run to get off the interstate while Bill Rhinehart singled and doubled to get near the exit at .198 as the P-Nats managed to score four times on five hits and five walks.
Hickory 4 Hagerstown 0
• Clegg (L, 8-1) 7IP, 4H, 3R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Leon, 2-3
• Souza, 1-4, E(23)
Hickory broke up the Star Trek Convention on the Municipal Stadium scoreboard with one in the 6th, two in the 7th, and one in the 8th as the ‘Dads eclipsed the Suns, 4-0. Mitchell Clegg suffered his first loss of the season, giving up the first three runs on four hits and two walks. Sandy Leon was the sole Hagerstown batter to reach base twice as he accounted for two of the five singles the Suns managed on the night.
Vermont 9 Tri-City 7 (10 inn.)
• Swynenberg 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• Zellers (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 1K, HR
• Crane (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Kelso 3-5, RBI
• W. Moore 2-4, 2RBI
• King 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI
Twice the Lake Monsters blew the lead late, but twice they came back in a 9-7 extra-inning win over the Valley Cats. Matt Swynenberg went the first five and let in a run on three hits and two walks while setting down one (1) on strikes, and was ahead 5-1 when the firemen came on. Colin Bates brought the gas(can) and was torched for three runs over an inning and 2/3rds while Shane Zellers and Dustin Crane both gave up homers. The offense bailed them out with single runs in the 7th and 9th and then two in the 10th to award Crane the “W.” Blake Kelso led the Vermont hit column with three singles, followed with Wade Moore with two hits and two RBI, while Stephen King singled and homered.