|Harrisburg||Lost, 4-1||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Won, 5-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 4-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|FCL Nationals||OFF DAY||@/vs. FCL Astros, TBD|
|DSL Nationals||OFF DAY||@/vs. DSL Rockies, 10:30 a.m.|
Rochester 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7
• J. Rodriguez 5⅔ IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 2BB, 8K, HR, HBP, WP
• Rainey (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bonnell (SV, 3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI, HR
• Read 2-5, R
• Flores 1-2, R, 2BB
Rochester followed the script, falling behind early (3-0 after one) and far (7-1 after seven) but flipped it with four runs in the 8th, then three more in the 9th to take an 8-7 lead. Bryan Bonnell did what he could with two two-out singles, but struck out the last batter to secure the first Red Wings win since Aug. 27 and end a 13-game winless streak. Jefry Rodriguez started and gave up six runs on six hits (one HR) and two walks over five and 2/3rds. He struck out eight. Tanner Rainey struck out the side in the 8th to earn the win. Victor Robles walked, singled, and homered while Alex Dunlap smacked a three-run HR to power the Rochester offense.
Bowie 4 Harrisburg 1
• Carrillo (L, 0-4) 5+ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 6K, WP
• Troop 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S, PO @ 1B
• Canning 2-3, R, BB, CS
• Lara 2-3, BB
Meanwhile, the Senators’ woes continue with a 4-1 loss to extend Harrisburg’s slide to eight straight. Gerardo Carrillo was knocked from the box in the 6th after putting on two runners and losing a 1-0 lead. Alex Troop came on and picked off one runner but Osvaldo Duarte’s throw home after the tag sailed wide of the plate to let the go-ahead runner score. Carrillo was pegged with his fourth loss, charged with two runs on five hits and five walks while fanning six. The Sens offense sputtered until the 9th when they got the tying run to the plate after Gage Canning and Gilbert Lara both collected their second single but Jacob Rhinesmith struck out swinging to end it.
Wilmington 5 Aberdeen 3
• E. Lee (W, 4-3) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K, HR
• Schlabach (H, 2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Moore (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Connell 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Ydens 2-4, 2R
• Meregildo 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
Wilmington rallied for two in the 5th to break a 3-3 deadlock and take their fourth straight, 5-3, and win the series, 5-1. Evan Lee earned his third win in as many September starts with five innings of three-run ball on five hits and four walks while striking out four. Ike Schlabach (3IP) and Davis Moore (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings to lock it down and earn the hold and save respectively. Justin Connell and Omar Mergildo both homered while Jeremy Ydens singled twice and scored twice to lead the Blue Rocks’ attack.
Delmarva 4 Fredericksburg 3
• Rutledge 4IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Kirian (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• De La Rosa 2-3, R, BB
• Sánchez 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
The F-Nats lost an early 2-0 lead, tied it at 3-3 in their half of the 8th only to see the Shorebirds get that run back in the bottom of the 8th for a 4-3 win. Jackson Rutledge went the first four innings, allowing a run on three hits and a walk while striking out four. Dustin Saenz struggled again, giving up two runs on a hit and a walk over two and 2/3rds with an “assist” from Lucas Knowles, who let in both inherited runners with a double by the first batter he faced in the bottom of the 7th. The loss went to Michael Kirian, as he let in the fourth Delmarva run on two hits in the 8th. Jeremy De La Rosa reached base three times with a walk and two singles to lead the Fredericksburg hit column.
FCL Nationals (25-27, 3rd Place FCL East, 4GB)
The FCL Nats can still finish at .500 with a strong finish in their final week. It’s not entirely clear if they’re going to play two today or merely complete the suspended game from last Tuesday. If it’s the former, then they’ll need to win five of six; the latter would require four wins in five games.
DSL Nationals (22-20, 4th place DSL South, 6½ GB)
The D-Nats won three of five last week but, weather permitting, will have seven games this week with doubleheaders today and Saturday and an off day on Wednesday. The D-Nats, along with the Red Wings, still have three weeks left to play in this oddball season.