|Rochester||OFF DAY||vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m.||Cavalli (4-3, 4.54) vs. Mengden (5-3, 5.24)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Hartford, 7:05 p.m.||Rogers (MLB Rehab) vs. Locey (4-1, 3.47)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Hickory, 7 p.m.||TBD vs. Roby (3-6, 5.18)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||@ Augusta, 7 p.m.||Alvarez (4-4, 4.44) vs. Ra. Rodriguez (0-0, 2.51)|
|FCL Nationals||Won, 8-7
|vs. FCL Astros Orange, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||Lost, 6-0||vs. DSL Mariners, 11 a.m.|
Rochester Red Wings (44-40, 1GB, 2nd Place, I.L. East)
Despite winning just seven of its last 25 games, Rochester remains in the hunt for the I.L. East title. Yesterday, Cade Cavalli was named the I.L. Pitcher of the week for his seven shutout innings on Thursday. It’s his third POTW honor in his career and first this season.
Harrisburg Senators (4-8, 4GB, T5th, E.L. Southwest – 34-47 overall)
The Senators are riding a two-game surge as they head into the lovely (no, not really) city of Hartford this week for the first time since 2019 (H/T Senators PR).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-7, 2½ GB, T3rd, Sally Lg. North – 42-37 overall)
Wilmington continues its 12-game sojourn into North Carolina with six this week against the Hickory Crawdads. The Blue Rocks split the first of the two series between these two teams in April.
Fredericksburg Nationals (13-2, 4½ GA, 1st place, C.L. North)
Multiple sources on the Twitters are stating that Jeremy De La Rosa will be the first (age-appropriate-to-the-level) position player to be promoted this season. Dustin Saenz is also reported to be on the move to High-A, with Tim Cate making his way back to AA. Meanwhile, Brady House’s return, which had been scheduled for later this month, will likely be delayed until mid-August. House has reportedly been rehabbing a back injury in West Palm Beach, according to Joey LaMonaco of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.
FCL Nationals 8 FCL Astros Orange 7 (8 inn.)
• Arano 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Aldonis 4IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Candelario (W, 3-0) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Martin 2-4, R, SAC, HR, RBI
• Cruz 2-3, R, BB, SF, RBI,
• Frizzell 2-5, 3RBI
The F-Nats pushed their winning streak to nine with an 8-7 win over the F-Astros Orange in eight innings. After Victor Arano “worked on some stuff” and got worked for a three-run HR in the 1st, the putative starter Pablo Aldonis went the next four, allowing a run on four hits and no walks. The win went to A.J. Candelario as the pitcher of record as he coughed up two runs on two hits over two innings. Will Frizzell drove in three on two singles while Rudy Martin singled and homered and Armando Cruz walked once, singled twice, and drove in a run with a sac fly.
DSL Mariners 6 DSL Nationals 0
• Moron (L, 1-3) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, HBP, 2WP
• C. Sanchez 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Rosario 1-4
• Mojica 0-0, 3BB
• 0-for-12 RISP; 10 LOB
The D-Nats walked eight times but couldn’t push across any for a run as they were shut out by the D-Mariners, 6-0, on one hit. Raynel Moron lost for the third time, giving up four runs on four hits (one HR) and two walks over five innings. He struck out four and hit a batter. Helder Rosario broke up the no-hitter with a single in the 7th.