|Rochester||Lost, 6-2||vs. Worcester, 6:05 p.m.||Espino (1-1, 0.82) vs. Walter (0-2, 5.16)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 3-2||vs. Bowie, 11 a.m.||Troop (2-1, 3.33) vs. Povich (2-2, 4.15)|
|vs. Brooklyn, 6:35 p.m.||Saenz (1-1, 2.82) vs. Foster (0-3, 8.22)|
|Fredericksburg||Won, 8-3||@ Carolina, 7 p.m.||Cornelio (1-2, 7.24) vs. Rudy (0-0, 2.08)|
Worcester 6 Rochester 2
• Peralta 6IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 10K, HR
• Ferrer (L, 2-1; H, 4) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1K, WP, PTV
• Weems (BS, 3) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Blankenhorn 3-4
• Kieboom 2-5, R, HR, RBI
Rochester got another strong outing from its stAAAArter but the ‘pen? Not so much. A four-run 8th turned a 2-1 lead into a 5-2 deficit that became the 6-2 score with a run in the 9th to even the series. Wily Peralta struck out 10 for the first time since 2016 as the journeyman gave up a run on a home run and two hits total over six frames while walking one. Jose Ferrer got the loss with an “assist” from Jordan Weems, who blew his third save in six chances. Travis Blankenhorn led the Red Wings’ hit column with three singles, followed by Kevin Plawecki with two safeties while Carter Kieboom hit his first HR for 2023.
Harrisburg 3 Bowie 2
• Parker (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K
• Ribalta (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Rutherford 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Valera 1-3, SF, RBI
Mitchell Parker turned in another quality start while the Senators *did* get the bullpen help needed to edge the BaySox, 3-2. Parker gave up a run on three hits and three walks while striking out six for his second win. Three relievers combined for a run over three innings, with Tim Cate rebounding to earn his fifth hold and Orlando Ribalta pitching a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save. Blake Rutherford homered, walked, singled, and drove in two while Leonel plated the deciding run on a sacrifice fly to lead the five-hit, four-walk offense.
Wilmington 7 Brooklyn 4
• Lara (W, 1-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 6K
• M. Gomez 1IP, 3H, 4R, 0ER, 1BB, 0K
• McKenzie 2-3, R, RBI
• Wood 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lipscomb 1-2, R, BB, 2SB
It was a tale of two innings in Game One, with Wilmington opening up a 7-0 lead with a seven-run 2nd and Brooklyn welcoming Miguel Gomez to High-A with a four-run 7th. Andry Lara got the memo and turned in six shutout innings for his first win and quality start of the season. He walked one and set down six on strikes. Gomez walked one and gave up three hits but “thanks” to an error all four runs let in were unearned. Jared McKenzie singled twice and drove in a run while James Wood’s fourth HR was a three-run shot to power the Blue Rocks attack.
Wilmington 7 Brooklyn 1
• Knowles 3IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• M. Perez 3IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 4K
• McKenzie 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• V. Peña 2-3, R, BB, 2B, RBI
• Lipscomb 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
The Blue Rocks got back to .500 with a doubleheader sweep of the Cyclones, taking Game Two by a count of 7-1. Lucas Knowles gave up a run on a homer and two hits total in the spot start. He walked three and struck out five. Marlon Perez followed with three scoreless innings, giving up a walk and a hit to earn the “W,” his first. Jared McKenzie led Wilmington’s 12-hit parade with a double and a triple and two RBI while Viandel Peña and Trey Lipscomb both went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Roster moves: RHP Miguel Gomez reassigned from Fredericksburg; RHP Rodney Theophile placed on the 7-Day I.L.
Fredericksburg 8 Carolina 3
• Susana 4IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K, WP
• P. González (W, 2-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boisserie 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Lile 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• House 2-4, 2R, E
The FredNats broke open a 4-2 game with a four-run 8th as they won back-to-back games for just the third time this season with an 8-3 defeat of the Mudcats. Jarlin “Oh” Susana pitched a full four innings for the second time in ’23, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out four. Pedro González got the win with three scoreless innings of relief. Branden Boisserie tripled in one and hit an Earl Weaver special to lead the Fredericksburg assault, followed by Daylen Lile with a walk, single, and a double. Roster moves: IF Sammy Infante activated from the 7-Day I.L.