|Rochester||Won, 8-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Won, 11-2||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Won, 14-8||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 8-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|FCL Nationals||OFF DAY||vs. FCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m.|
Rochester 8 Worcester 4
• Nolin (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Braymer 2IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Bautista 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Noll 3-5, R, 3B, RBI
• Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
The Red Wings scored early and often, building a 6-0 lead after three en route to an 8-4 win to take their fifth straight game. Sean Nolin tossed five innings on of one-run ball on a homer and four hits total. He struck out six and walked one while earning his first win in five starts. Rafael Bautista and Jake Noll both went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, with Bautista and Blake Swihart both hitting their third HR. Roster moves: RHP Andres Machado recalled to Washington.
Harrisburg 11 Altoona 2
• A. Lee (W, 2-2) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K,
• Teel 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Harrison 3-4, 3R, HR
• Dunlap 3-5, 2-2B, R, 4RBI
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI
Harrisburg busted out for four runs in both the 4th and 6th innings as they took the finale against Altoona, 11-2. Andrew Lee evened up his won-loss record with five innings of two-run ball on five hits, no walks, and four whiffs. Carson Teel and Bryan Dobzanski both tossed two scoreless innings of relief. The Senators broke out on offense, pounding out a baker’s dozen of hits including four doubles, a triple by Corredor that rattled around in the RF bullpen, and homers by Corredor and KJ Harrison.
Wilmington 14 Hudson Valley 8
• Troop 4IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, WP, 2HBP, PO @ 1B
• Vann (W, 3-1) 1IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Schaller (SV, 4) 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Alu 4-5, 3R, BB, 2B, 3RBI, SB
• Pratt 3-5, 2R, BB, 2HR, 6RBI
• Mendoza 2-6, 2R, HR, 2RBI, E(2)
The two teams combined for 34 hits, but the Blue Rocks sent in 10 to the Renegades eight to stop a five-game losing streak. Alex Troop went the first four innings but was ineffective, allowing three runs on seven hits, two walks, and two Victor Robles. He struck out six. The win was awarded to Chris “Chevy Vann” despite coughing up four runs on five hits (one HR) in his single inning of work. Reid Schaller closed it out with two scoreless for his fourth save. Jake Alu reached base five times with three singles, a double, and a walk and scored three times while Andrew Pratt reached base four times with two homers, a single, a walk, and drove in six.
Delmarva 8 Fredericksburg 3
• Theophile 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• B. Peña (L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR, 2HBP
• Alastre ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K, 3-3 IR-S
• Ydens 2-4, 2R, HR(5), RBI, OF assist @ 3B
• Vega 2-4, RBI
Fredericksburg briefly led this one 2-1 but a six-run 6th did them in as Delmarva took this one, 8-3. Rodney Theophile got the start and was dominant for four innings, giving up just a one-out double in the 2nd and retiring the last eight batters he faced. He was lifted after 40 pitches, a figure he hasn’t surpassed in three appearances since a 15-day break between appearances on June 1 and June 16. The loss went to Bryan Peña with five runs charged over an inning and a 1/3rd, with an “assist” to Tomás Alastre (three runs inherited, three runs scored). Jeremy Ydens and Onix Vega both went 2-for-4 to lead the F-Nats’ seven-hit, three-walk offense.
Nope. That’s not a typo, even if “f” is next to “g” on the keyboard. As with just about everything else with the MLB-MiLB takeover, the information is sparse, uneven, and contradictory, e.g. the URL says https://www.milb.com/gulf-coast/ but the title tag and just about everything else says Florida Coast League.
Things could be interesting for a while. Last week the releases began but the DSL – at least that’s what we think it will still be named – doesn’t begin for another two weeks. Will the FCL team be basically everyone who’s been in XST? Hard to say: As of this writing, just 18 players appear on the roster and that might change within just a few hours. I have no explanation for this, other than incompetence and short-sightedness, both of which have been in abundance in the new MLB-operated structure.
Need further proof? Check out Baseball America’s story about how the Partner Leagues are scrambling for bodies. Remember, MLB strong-armed these leagues into relationships last fall, but it appears MLB’s “vision” is not unlike the T-Rex in “Meet the Robinsons.”
In terms of the site, the plan in the short term is to cover the FCL as if it were the NYPL, except with no probables given (a) in the
GCL FCL the starter isn’t necessarily a starter (b) there’s no PR or media relations personnel or information available. I don’t think I’ll be able to do the same for the DSL, as five recaps (which we all know can often be more with rainouts) is about my limit with the time I have available.
Sadly, what hasn’t changed is that the FCL Nats will play the same. Damn. Four. Teams. Over. And. Over. And. Over. Again. The façade that the FCL is one league instead of three leagues posing as divisions will continue.