|@ Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m.||Sharp (1-1, 3.68) vs. Moore (MLB rehab)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 7-4||@ Richmond, 1:05 p.m.||M. Sanchez (1-3, 4.26) vs. Toplikar (1-1, 3.38)|
|Wilmington||Won, 3-0||@ Jersey Shore, 1:05 p.m.||E. Lee (0-2, 4.05) vs. Hughes (2-1, 6.32)|
|@ Salem, 4:05 p.m.||Seijas (1-3, 5.03) vs. A. Ramirez (0-1, 2.42)|
Rochester 9 Lehigh Valley 0 – GM. 1
• Rogers (W, 2-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 1K
• Lobstein 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Noll 2-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Palka 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• García 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Parra 0-1, 2R, 3BB, SB
Rochester exploded for eight runs in the 7th to secure the Red Wings’ first winning streak of the year, 9-0. Josh Rogers made his second start since being signed and won for the second time as he spun six scoreless with three hits, one walk, and one whiff. Kyle Lobstein mopped up in the final frame, striking out two. The Iron Pigs walked five in the 7th, twice with the bases loaded, while Jake Noll delivered an Earl Weaver special and Kyle Palka hit his eighth HR in his second plate appearance of the inning.
Lehigh Valley 2 Rochester 1 – GM. 2
• Braymer (L, 1-4) 2IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• R. Peña 3IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• A. Sanchez 2-3, CS
• Arteaga 1-3, RBI
Alas, the streak ended with the second game, a pitcher’s duel taken by the Iron Pigs, 2-1. Ben Braymer made the spot start in place of Jefry Rodriguez and gave up one run on three hits and two walks for his fourth loss. Ronald Peña was only one inning better, giving up the second Lehigh Valley Run. The Red Wings were limited to five singles and two walks. Adrian Sanchez was the sole batter to reach base twice with two singles.
Richmond 7 Harrisubrg 4
• Cate 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, WP
• Dobzanski (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 1K
• Harrison 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Banks 2-4, R, 2B
The Senators broke out for three runs in the 6th to take a 4-3 lead, but the ‘pen couldn’t hold it as they fell, 7-4. Tim Cate muddled through five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks. He stuck out five. Bryan Dobzanski was charge with both the blown save and the loss, “thanks” to Jhon Romero letting in both inherited runners on double to the first batter he faced in the 7th. K.J. Harrison and Nick Banks singled and doubled and combined for three runs as Harrisburg compiled 10 hits but left on 11 runners.
Wilmington 3 Jersey Shore 0
• Cavalli (W, 3-1) 7IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 15K, HBP
• Nolin (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Cronin (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Alu 3-5, R
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• 1-for-16 RISP; 12 LOB
Three Wilmington pitchers combined for 20 K’s and a one-hit shutout of Jersey Shore, 1-0. Fifteen of those were from some kid named Cade Cavalli, who walked two and hit a batter over seven no-hit innings. In two starts against the High-A East’s worst offensive team, Cavalli has thrown 12 shutout innings and struck out 23 batters.
Offensively, the Blue Rocks were able to get ’em on, racking up 11 hits and drawing two walks. Getting ’em in was a different story. Jacob Rhinesmith’s double in the 5th was the only hit in 16 RISP chances as Wilmington left on 12 baserunners. Thus the bullpen work of Sean Nolin (1IP, 2K for the hold) and Matt Cronin (1IP, 1H, 3K) wasn’t just the icing on the cake that it should have been, but necessary to secure the win. Jake Alu led the hit parade with three singles while Yasel Antuna also reached base three times with a double, single, and a walk.
Fredericksburg 7 Salem 0 – GM. 1
• Parker (W, 3-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Alastre 1IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 1K
• Méndez 3-4, R, 2-2B
• V. Peña 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Randa 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
Like their counterparts at the top of the ladder, the F-Nats took the opener to secure their first winning streak, 7-0. Mitchell Parker bounced back from last Saturday’s loss to win his third game, tossing six scoreless innings with three hits allowed, no walks, and five down by way of the K. Tomas Alastre wobbled through the 7th with a hit and walk but preserved the shutout, the second by Fredricksburg this season. Six of the twelve hits by the F-Nats were doubles, with Ricardo Méndez and Viandel Peña hitting two apiece and combining for five hits, three runs, and two RBI.
Salem 6 Fredericksburg 4 – GM. 2
• Knowles 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1K
• Strom (L, 1-4) 2IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 1K, HR, 2WP
• 2-2, BB, RBI
• Sánchez 1-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI
• Boone 1-2, SF, 2RBI
However, like Rochester, Fredericksburg’s streak ended in the nightcap as Salem rallied for one in the 5th and three in the 6th to turn a 4-2 deficit into the 6-4 win to split the doubleheader. Lucas Knowles started and went the first four innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one. The loss went to Leif Strom with four runs coughed up on seven hits (one HR) and a walk over two innings – the seventh time in nine appearances he’s given up multiple runs this season. The bottom half of the Fredericksburg lineup collected five of the team’s six hits, three of its six walks, and all four RBI, with Braian Fernández and José Sánchez both reaching base three times.