|Rochester||Lost, 4-2||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 4-2||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Won, 7-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 11-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
Lehigh Valley 4 Rochester 2
• Cavalli 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 4K
• Garrett (L, 3-2) ⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Noll 2-4, RBI, SB
• Meneses 1-3, BB
Rochester’s bullpen imploded in the 8th to turn a 1-1 tie into a 4-1 deficit en route to a 4-2 win for Lehigh Valley. Red Wings starter Cade Cavalli bounced back from his worst outing of the season with one of his best: one run over five innings on one hit, three walks, and four whiffs. He threw 88 pitches, 51 for strikes. The loss went to Reed Garrett, who retired just one of five batters faced and allowed three runs on four hits with nary a walk nor a whiff. Jake Noll singled twice and drove in a run to lead Rochester’s six-hit assault.
Portland 4 Harrisburg 2
• Guasch (L, 2-6) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
• Troop 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Millas 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Harrison 2-4, R, 2B
The Sea Dogs posted a picket fence in the first three frames and took both the game and the series, 4-2. Richard Guasch gave up those three runs on four hits and three walks over four innings to lose for the sixth time in eight starts. Alex Troop added two goose eggs and Matt Cronin extended his scoreless innings streak to 11 with another clean inning, preserving his 0.00 ERA. Drew Millas and K.J. Harrison both went 2-for-4 with a run scored, with Millas hitting his first HR and Harrison hitting his sixth double. Jacob Rhinesmith had the sole hit in nine RISP chances, as Harrisburg left on seven baserunners.
Wilmington 7 Jersey Shore 4
• Merrill 2⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Chu 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Vega 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Meregildo 3-5, 3R, HR(5), 3RBI
• Baker 3-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI,
Omar Meregildo’s two-run HR broke open a 2-2 game in the 3rd as Wilmington withstood three HRs to take the series finale, 7-4. Matt Merrill was tanned for two solo HRs and three hits total over two and 2/3rds innings. He walked three and struck out three. Gilberto Chu bailed him out of a bases-loaded jam and went two more innings, allowing the third solo shot to Jersey Shore in the 5th to get credit for the win. The Blue Rock offense marched to a twelve-hit parade, with Onix Vega, Meregildo, and Darren Baker each having three hits and combining for all seven RBI.
Delmarva 11 Fredericksburg 4
• Collins (L, 2-1) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 1BB, 1K, 2HBP
• Ribalta 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-1 IR-S
• J. Young 3-4, 2R, 3B, SB
• Emiliani 2-4, R, HR(5), RBI
The Shorebirds didn’t sweep the FredNats, but five out of six isn’t much better as Delmarva took the series finale from the FredNats, 11-4. Brendan Collins took the loss with six runs allowed on four hits, one walk, and two Victor Robles over two and a 1/3rd innings. Bryan Peña dug the hole deeper with four runs on five hits, including two HRs, over the next nine batters faced. Jacob Young singled twice and tripled once while stealing a base and Leandro Emiliani launched his fifth HR. Steven Williams delivered the one (1) hit in 16 RISP chances as Fredericksburg was unable to capitalize on seven walks drawn.
STRASBURG, ROSS TO REHAB TOMORROW (MAYBE)
With the obligatory caveat that rehab starts are (mostly) overrated, Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross will be rehabbing tomorrow in Fredericksburg and Harrisburg, respectively… weather permitting in Fredericksburg. Ross will be taking or bumping Cole Henry’s spot (presuming he was only skipped from his last turn) while Strasburg will more likely simply bump Bryan Caceres, given the heavy workload of the FredNats ‘pen of late. Both pitchers will reportedly go four innings and/or 60 pitches.