|Rochester||Lost, 5-0||@ Buffalo, 7:05 p.m.||Rogers (5-5, 4.99) vs. Francis (6-3, 3.99)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 2-0||vs. New Hampshire, 12 p.m.||Tetreault (2-0, 3.31) vs. Quinones (0-2, 5.54)|
|vs. Brooklyn, 7:05 p.m.||Gausch (0-1, 3.86) vs. Ginn (1-1, 5.27)|
|vs. Salem, 7:05 p.m.||Cuevas (0-4, 3.91) vs. Jor. Rodriguez (5-5, 5.71)|
|FCL Nationals||Lost, 5-2||vs. FCL Mets, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||OFF DAY||@ DSL Phillies Red, 10:30 a.m.|
Buffalo 5 Rochester 0
• Eppler (L, 2-8) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 0K, HR, HBP
• Bacus 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Moreno 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, HBP
• Palka 1-4, 2B, SB
• Banks 1-3
Make that back-to-back shutouts as Buffalo blanked Rochester, 5-0 on four hits. Tyler Eppler got the spot start and gave up all five Bisons runs on five hits over an inning and 2/3rds for his eighth loss. Another fine night by the Red Wings bullpen (6⅓ scoreless) was wasted as the offense remains AWOL and in need of a trip to AAMCO to get into gear. Daniel Palka’s double was the only extra-base hit and the only baserunner to reach third (on a two-out steal?). A passed ball after Nick Banks’s first AAA hit was the only other Rochester baserunner to get into scoring position. Roster moves: RHPs Sean Nolin added to 40-man, recalled to Washington; RHP Tanner Rainey recalled to Washington; LHP Sam Clay optioned from Washington; OF Nick Banks reassigned from Harrisburg.
Harrisburg 2 New Hampshire 0
• Cavalli (W, 3-3) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Teel (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Freeman 4-4, R, 2B
• Lindsly 2-3, R
Try to remember that is Cade Cavalli’s first pro season and that he’s already exceeded his highest season total by almost 50%. Good, now that I’ve failed to curb your enthusiasm, behold the seven scoreless innings he threw last night with two walks and six whiffs for his third AA win. Cavalli combined with two relievers to shut out New Hampshire, 2-0 on six hits. Cole Freeman scored a run, singled three times, and doubled once while Brady Lindsly scored the other run while going 2-for-3. The rest of the lineup was 1-for-21 with three walks. Roster moves: 1B/LF Aldrem Corredor activated from 7-Day I.L.; RHP Frankie Bartow placed on 7-Day I.L.
Brooklyn 16 Wilmington 5 – COMP.
• Parker (L, 0-3) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• M. Peña 2⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, 3-3 IR-S
• Meregildo 1-2, 2R, HR, BB, SF, 2RBI
• Dunn 1-3, R, SB(10)
• Antuna 0-4, 2E (21,22)
Brooklyn picked up right where they left off and continued to pummel Wilmington as they turned a 4-0 lead into an 8-0 lead before the Blue Rocks even got to bat. Malvin Peña came in with the bases loaded and heard someone knocking at the door (or someone ringing a bell) and let ’em in… with a triple to the first batter he faced. That gave Mitchell Parker a final line of seven runs allowed (and six earned). J.T. Arruda broke up both the no-hitter and the shutout with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 5th. Wilmington converted five of nine baserunners (5H, 3BB, 1HBP) into runs with the help of one error, two stolen bases, and two sac flies.
Wilmington 15 Brooklyn 3 – GM. 2
• Adon (W, 5-4) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Peterson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rhinesmith 3-4, 3R, 2-2B(20), 4RBI
• Upshaw 3-5, 3R, 2B, RBI
• Meregildo 2-3, R, HR(14), BB, 3RBI
• Mendoza 2-3, 2R, 2BB, RBI
Must’ve been a helluva between-games speech as the Blue Rocks gave it right back to the Cyclones, 15-3 in the second game to split the de facto doubleheader. Wilmington scored in each of its first five “ups,” including a six-run counterpunch in the 2nd that erased a 3-2 lead by Brooklyn. Joan Adon picked up his fifth win with all three Cyclones runs allowed on four hits and three walks. He struck out five. Jacob Rhinesmith singled once, doubled twice, and drove in four while Armando Upshaw singled twice and doubled and plated one to lead the 18-hit onslaught. There was no beer man as every Wilmington batter had a hit.
Salem 9 Fredericksburg 4 (10 inn.)
• Seijas 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Vann (L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 6R, 5ER, 5BB, 2K
• Urena ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K, 3-3 IR-S
• Strohschein 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI, E(12)
• Boone 1-1, RBI
The PA guy in Fredericksburg had to go pretty far down the list of “walking” songs as the F-Nats issued ten (10) of them in a 9-4 loss in extra innings. Six of them came in the seven-run 10th, with Chris “Chevy” Vann walking five in the space of the six batters (one intentionally after a sac bunt). After Mario Lisson decided he’d seen enough, Edward Urena came on with bases loaded… and walked the first batter he faced. Then he gave up a single and a double to let in three more runs before getting the last two outs. Fredericksburg got two runs back but fell far short of the seven they needed to tie. Starter Karlo Seijas tossed five scoreless while allowing two hits and two walks while striking out two. Kevin Strohschein homered and tripled while Jordy Barley and Gerardi Diaz both doubled to pace the F-Nats offense. Roster moves: RHP Jackson Rutledge placed on the 7-Day I.L.; 1B Leandro Emiliani activated from 7-Day I.L.
FCL Marlins 5 FCL Nationals 2
• J. Baez (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Caceres 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, WP, HBP
• Marte 2-4, R, SB
• Arias 2-4, 2B
The FCL Marlins no-hit the FCL Nats for five and 2/3rds innings while building a 5-0 lead and held off a late charge for a 5-2 win. Joan Baez “worked on some stuff” for two innings, giving up two runs on three hits with nary a walk nor a whiff. Bryan Caceres, the putative starter, came in and pitched five innings of one-run “relief” on four hits, no walks, and a Victor Robles. He struck out three. Andry Arias doubled to break up the no-no and later singled, while Daniel Marte and Yoander Rivero both singled twice to lead the FCL Nats offense.
DSL Nationals – OFF DAY
The D-Nats are riding back-to-back wins but remain tied for second place in the DSL South, four games behind the D-Rockies.