|Rochester||Lost, 7-3||@ Syracuse, 6:35 p.m.||Sharp (1-1, 5.25) vs. Adleman (0-0, 5.06)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 7-1||vs. Altoona, 6:30 p.m.||Herrera (3-2, 4.17) vs. Burrows (2-0, 2.27)|
|@ Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m.||Cate (2-2, 5.74) vs. Tavera (1-1, 3.21)|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 8-1||vs. Salem, 7:05 p.m.||Theophile (3-1, 1.66) vs. Uberstine (2-0, 4.31)|
Syracuse 7 Rochester 3
• Abbott (L, 0-2) 2⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Baldonado 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Noll 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Alf. Rodriguez 2-4, 2B
The S-Mets got three in the 1st and one in the 2nd to frame Cory Abbott and clip the Red Wings, 7-3. Abbott allowed five hits (one HR) and a walk over his two and 1/3rd innings pitched. He struck out two while taking his second loss. Jake Noll broke up the shutout bid with an Earl Weaver special in the 8th while going 2-for-4, a mark matched by Alfredo Rodriguez and Joey Meneses. Rochester finished with nine hits, one in seven RISP chances.
Altoona 7 Harrisburg 1
• Fuentes 5IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Troop (L, 3-1) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• W. Garcia 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Connell 1-3, SAC
Altoona broke a 1-1 deadlock with a three-run HR in the 6th and put the game away with another three runs in the 9th to hand Harrisburg its fourth straight loss, 7-1. Steven Fuentes turned in five innings of one-run ball on six hits and two walks while fanning four. The loss went to Alex Troop, who gave up the aforementioned big fly and four hits total over two innings. Wilson Garcia singled twice and doubled once while the rest of the Senators went 3-for-28.
Wilmington 2 Aberdeen 1 (10 inn.)
• Irvin 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Brzykcy (W, 6-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Yankosky (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Meregildo 2-4
• Jo. Sánchez 0-2, BB, SF, RBI
The Blue Rocks mustered just four hits but got enough pitching to prevail in extras, 2-1. Jake Irvin went his customary four innings, allowing the lone Aberdeen run on three hits and three walks while striking out three. Four relievers combined for six shutout innings, with Zach Brzykcy winning his 6th game in relief and Tyle Yankosky earning his second save. Kevin Strohschein singled in the 10th to move over the free runner while José Sánchez drove him in with a sacrifice fly. Omar Meregildo led the Wilmington hit column with two singles while Cole Daily drew three of the seven Blue Rocks walks.
Salem 8 Fredericksburg 1
• Denaburg (L, 0-1) 2+ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 1K, WP
• B. Peña 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Infante 3-4, 2B
• Rivero 2-4, 2RBI
Mason Denaburg’s 2020’s debut was marred by walks and long counts as the FredNats were manhandled by the Red Sox, 8-1 to lose their third straight game. The Nats’ 2018 1st Rd. pick walked four and gave up four runs on four hits over two-plus innings. He threw 52 pitches, 26 for strikes. Bryan Peña wriggled out of a bases-loaded with no outs jam in the 3rd but the Fredericksburg offense did not respond, racking up nine hits but just two in 11 scoring chances. Since hitting their season apex at 17-9 after a doubleheader sweep on May 8, the FredNats have gone 3-11 in the won-loss column to drop to 20-20. Perhaps not coincidentally, Fredericksburg is 19-134 with RISP over those 14 games.