|Rochester||OFF DAY||@ St. Paul, 8:07 p.m.||TBD vs. Gossett (1-2, 10.65)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||vs. Bowie, 6:30 p.m.||Fuentes (1-2, 4.50) vs. Peek (0-2, 3.97)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Rome, 7 p.m.||Parker (2-0, 2.27) vs. Dodd (4-4, 4.05)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||vs. Lynchburg, 7:05 p.m.||Caceres (3-3, 5.18) vs. Denholm (2-2, 5.50)|
|FCL Nationals||Won, 8-7
|vs. FCL Marlins, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||Won, 10-3||vs. DSL D-Backs Red, 11 a.m.|
Rochester Red Wings (35-19, 1st place, 3½ GA, I.L. East)
The Red Wings have won eight of their last 10 and head outside of the Eastern Time zone for the first time as a Nationals affiliate as Rochester heads to St. Paul for six. There’s still no word on the fate of Austin Voth, but if he has been outrighted he could replace the tireless “TBD” as the Red Wings starter tonight.
Harrisburg Senators (21-29, 5th place, 8½ GB, E.L. Southwest)
Conversely, Harrisburg has dropped seven of its last 10 to fall eight games below .500. This week last-place Bowie comes to City Isle to battle for seven games, including a doubleheader tomorrow night.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (25-23, 2nd place, 7½ GB, Sally Lg. North)
The Blue Rocks’ two-week southern sojourn continues with six against the Braves in Rome, Ga. No word on whether they took the midnight train to get there. Rodney Theophile is expected to make his High-A debut this week, perhaps as soon as tomorrow.
Fredericksburg Nationals (25-25, 4tg place,3GB, C.L. North)
Like the other ‘burg, fourth-place Fredericksburg plays host for seven games this week against first-place Lynchburg. The FredNats are on a three-game losing streak and have lost 16 of their last 24 games to fall to .500.
FCL Nationals 8 FCL Marlins 7 (10 inn.
• Aldonis 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• M. Gomez (W, 1-0) 4IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 5K
• A. Cruz 3-5, 2R, SB, CS
• Coutts 2-3, 2R, BB, 2B
• Geraldo 2-5, R, 3RBI, SB
Armando Cruz’s third single helped spark a two-run rally in the 10th as the F-Nats took the season opener from the F-Marlins, 8-7. Pablo Aldonis went the first four, allowing three runs on five hits (one HR) and no walks while fanning two. Miguel Gomez pitched the last four, picking up the win with an unearned run let in on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Cruz led the F-Nats hit column, followed by Angel Gerardo with two singles and Jackson Coutts with a single, double, and a walk.
Roster moves: RHP Karlo Seijas reassigned from Fredericksburg.
DSL Nationals 10 DSL Cardinals 3
• Moron (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Roman (H, 1) 3IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K, HR
• Vaquero 2-3, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, SF, 2RBI, SB
• Ramirez 2-4, 3R, HR, SF, 4RBI
• Contreras 1-3, R, 2BB, 2RBI, SB
Christian Vaquero fans will not be disappointed to learn the Nats’ top IFA went hog-wild in his pro debut, reaching base three times with a walk, double, and a triple while scoring twice, driving in two, and stealing a base. Raynel Moron picked up the win with five innings of two-run ball on four hits (one HR) and two walks while setting down four on strikes. Oh, and if you care, the DSL Nats won the game, 10-3 over the DSL Cardinals.