|Rochester||Postponed||vs. Syracuse, 1:05 p.m.||Je. Rodriguez (0-1, 9.35) vs. Peterson (0-0, 0.64)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 7-3||vs. Hartford, 5:30 p.m.||Guasch (1-2, 4.61) and Henry (0-0, 0.00)
vs. Schilling (0-1, 8.38) and Fennell (0-0, 5.06)
|@ Hudson Valley, 7:05 p.m.||Irvin (0-0, 1.00) vs. Barclay (2-1, 1.42)|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 5-1||vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m.||Theophile (1-0, 1.20) vs. Wicklander (2-0, 1.74)|
Rochester vs. Syracuse – PPD
With temperatures expected to plunge into the 30s by gametime, this one was called off early yesterday afternoon and tacked on to Saturday’s 1:05 p.m. start for a doubleheader. Today’s 1:05 p.m. gametime temperature is forecast for a balmy 43° – beach weather (for penguins)!
Hartford 7 Harrisburg 3
• Herrera (L, 1-1) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Klemmer 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Gushue 2-5, 2B
• Harrison 1-2, R, 2BB, RBI
• 0-6 CS-SB
Hartford broke open a 2-1 game with a pair of homers in the 3rd en route to a 7-3 win in the series opener. Ronald Herrera took the brunt of it—and the loss, natch—with five runs allowed (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over five innings. The Senators gaveled out nine hits, led by Taylor Gushue and Jacob Rhinesmith (both 2-for-5), and drew four walks: two each by K.J. Harrison and Justin Connell. Roster moves: RHP Reid Schaller activated from 7-Day I.L.
Hudson Vallaey 5 Wilmington 3 – GAME ONE
• Parker 2⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 6BB, 5K, 72-39 PIT-K
• Chu (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 0K, PO @ 1B
• Baker 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Mendoza 1-3, 2RBI
The Blue Rocks briefly led this one 3-2 before an RBI triple and a two-run HR off in the bottom of the 5th stood up for a 5-3 Renegades win. Mitchell Parker didn’t make it out of the 3rd, having thrown 72 pitches while walking six and striking out five. He let in two runs on one hit over two and 2/3rds. The loss went to Gilberto Chu, who allowed a walk and an RBI triple ahead of the Tyler Yankosky giving up a two-run HR. Darren Baker doubled twice, driving in a run and scoring ahead of Drew Mendoza’s two-run single during Wilmington’s three-run top of the 5th. Wilmington was limited to five hits total and was unable to cash in on six walks drawn, going 1-for-9 with RISP.
Hudson Valley 3 Wilmington 2 – GAME TWO
• Cuevas (L, 0-2) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 4K, HBP, 2WP
• Baker 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Vega 2-3, R
Wilmington never led in this one as Hudson Valley started a picket fence in the 4th through the 6th and the Blue Rocks could only match them with single runs in the 6th and 7th for a 3-2 loss and a doubleheader sweep. Starter Michael Cuevas lost for the second time, with two runs (one earned) let in on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four, hit a batter, and threw two wild pitches. Darren Baker doubled again and singled twice to drive in both Blue Rock runs, scored by Cole Daily (1-2) in the 6th and Onix Vega (2-3) in the 7th. Yasel Antuna struck out with the tying run on 3rd and the go-ahead run on 1st to end the game.
Charleston 5 Fredericksburg 1
• Alvarez (L, 0-2) 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, 2WP
• Schoff 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• De La Rosa 1-4, R, SB
• Williams 1-4
• 16K, 0-6 RISP, 5 LOB
The FredNats machine broke down and barely avoid a shutout, 5-1 to snap a six-game winning streak. Andrew Alvarez labored through four innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out a career-high of eight. He threw 88 pitches, 52 for strikes. Jeremy De La Rosa led off the game, stole second, took third on a groundout, and scored on an error. Steven Williams collected the second and final Fredericksburg hit with a one-out single in the 4th. The FredNats struck out 16 times and drew just three walks, one by Brady House to extend his on-base streak to 17 games.