|Rochester||OFF DAY||vs. Toledo, 7:05 p.m.||
vs. Wentz (1-2, 3.66)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Richmond, 6:35 p.m.||S. Romero (0-0, 0.00) vs. Teng (5-10, 5.11)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Brooklyn, 7 p.m.||Saenz (2-5, 7.24) vs. J. Santos (6-12, 4.76)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m.||
Gillies (1-0, 2.16)
Editor’s note: The matchups above are based on last Wednesday’s starters if the information was not available in Sunday’s press notes.
Rochester Red Wings, 55-68, 8th place, 13GB
With the rosters expanding by just two (2), the “drama” for which Red Wings might get called to the big club is gone. Why quotes? Well, with the constant shuffle between Rochester and Washington, and another month to go, September 1 is really just another Thursday. This week, the Mud Hens come to town with a day game tomorrow.
Harrisburg Senators, 16-34, 6th place, 16½ GB (46-73 overall)
With a tragic number of three, Harrisburg will most likely be eliminated by Thursday or Friday. This week, the last-place Senators visit the 5th-place Flying Squirrels.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 25-29, 5th place, 6GB (60-59 overall)
For most of the second half, Blue Rocks seemed to be just a hot streak away from making a run at the second-half title. Well, it’s put up or shut up as they face the second-place Cyclones this week and the first-place Renegades next week. Unfortunately, with six games to make up in two weeks it’s going to have to be at least 10 wins down the stretch combined with the teams they’re not playing going cold against teams who are in last place or next-to-last place.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 33-20, 1st place, 3½ GA (66-53 overall)
Like most of the season, the relief from the frustration of the upper levels has been on the fourth capsule down on the page. While Fredericksburg faltered in the first half, they were in contention until the final day. They’ve led nearly end-to-end in the second half, now up 3½ games with 13 to play and a magic number of ten. This week, it’s six against the Shorebirds, a team they’ve beaten nine times out of nine in the second half.