Yesterday would have been the All-Star game in the New York-Penn League, and in years past, we’d be speculating on who’d get the bump to Harrisburg to be eligible for the Arizona Fall League. Instead, the longest offseason ever continues and there’s no fall league in 2020.
It’s difficult to get that excited about the 2020 callups because they seem so surreal (and wouldn’t have happened under any other circumstances), though the ignorance of the beat writers is awfully familiar. With an uncertain future—and depressing present—let’s wallow a little in the past…
Syracuse 3 Indianapolis 2 – 2013
• Maya 7IP, 10H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Lowe (W, 3-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Walters 2-4, RBI
• Solano 2-4, R, RBI
Chris Rahl singled, stole two bases, and scored a run. Not bad for a game. Even better with two outs in the 8th as Zach Walters drove in Rahl with the gamewinner for a 3-2 win. The win went to Mark Lowe, who tossed a 1-2-3 eighth. Yunesky Maya got the start and scattered 10 hits for two runs, walked none, and fanned four. Walters and Jhonatan Solano both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit attack.
Harrisburg 10 Erie 1 – 2010
• Milone (W, 10-5) 6⅔ IP 7H 1R 1ER 0BB 13K
• Jones, Jas 1.1IP 2H 0R 1K
• Marrero 4-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Ivany 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
Tom Milone won his 10th game in striking fashion (13K), as the Senators downed the Seawolves 10-1. The 23-year-old southpaw allowed just one run on seven hits and no walks over 6⅔ innings. Offensively, Harrisburg started the scoring early in the bottom of the 1st with 2 runs and added two more in the 4th making it 4-0. Erie scored its lone run in the top of the 5th, but Harrisburg was just too hot today as they scored three more in the bottom of the 5th, then piled on with one more in the 6th then two more runs in the 8th to finish the night at 10-1. Chris Marrero led the 14-hit onslaught with a 4-for-5 night with four RBI.
Potomac 7 Salem 4 – 2012
• Swynenberg (W, 5-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Wort (SV, 10) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Keyes 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Souza 2-4, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, RBI
Kevin Keyes’s three-run shot in the first set the tone early as Potomac broke a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over Salem. Keyes, Steve Souza Jr., and Jason Martinson each singled and homered as the P-Nats pounded out 15 hits total. Matt Swynenberg got the win in his first start since July 14, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Rob Wort turned in two scoreless frames and struck out three for his 10th save.
Hagerstown 9 Hickory 8 – 2015
• Reyes 4IP, 5H, 6R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Cooper 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Glover (BS, 2; W, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Mejia 3-4, R, 3B, 3RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Page 2-3, 3R, BB, SF, 3RBI
The lead changed hands three times in the last three innings, with Hagerstown walking off as 9-8 winners over Hickory in the 9th. Starter Luis Reyes was knocked for six runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk over four innings. The Suns scored four in the 5th and three in the 7th to take an 8-6 lead, but Koda Glover, with a little “help” from an error by Matthew Page, coughed up two runs in the 8th to tie it at 8-8. Page got his redemption for the error (one of four by Hagerstown) as he drove in the game-winner with a one-out single in the 9th.
Auburn 11 Williamsport 3 – 2017
• Raquet (W, 2-2) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Cousins 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Choruby 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Upshaw 1-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
The Doubledays got a touchdown and an extra point in the 1st and cruised to an 11-3 win vs. the Crosscutters. Nick Raquet was charged with all three Williamsport runs on seven hits, but walked none and struck out two for the win. Jake Cousins and Alex Troop both put up two scoreless to close out the game. Nick Choruby and Armond Upshaw both drew to walks and drove in a run to lead Auburn’s ten-hit, seven-walk offense.