|Rochester||Won, 3-0||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 8-0||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Lost, 1-0||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 8-2||OFF DAY||N/A|
|FCL Nationals||OFF DAY||@ FCL Marlins, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||OFF DAY||@ DSL Arizona Red, 11 a.m.|
Rochester 3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0
• Banda 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Willingham (W, 2-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• G. Moreno (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rutherford 3-4
• Martin 1-3, 2RBI, SB
The Red Wings went full bullpen again and nevertheless threw a five-hit shutout to take the game, 3-0 and the series, 4-2 from the RailRiders. Anthony Banda was the opened and pitched into the 4th, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out three. The win went to Amos Willingham as the most effective relieve with five outs from seven batters faced and two stranded runners. Gerson Moreno struck out two in the 9th to earn his first save of ’23. Blake Rutherford led the Rochester hit column with three singles in four trips to the plate while Richie Martin drove in two during the Red Wings’ three-run 2nd inning.
Erie 8 Harrisburg 0
• Cuevas (L, 2-2) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Ale. Hernandez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Dunn 1-3, BB
• Tostado 1-4, 2B
Harrisburg couldn’t earn the series split and were instead shut, 8-0 by Erie. Michael Cuevas got knocked from the box in the 4th for the second time in June, giving up five runs on five hits (one HR) and four walks while striking out one. Jacob Young singled, Jack Dunn singled and walked, and Frankie Tostado doubled to account for the three hits by the Senators.
Jersey Shore 1 Wilmington 0
• Theophile (L, 0-2) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, BK, WP, DV
• Schoff 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• McKenzie 2-4, 2B
• White 1-2, 2B, BB
The Blue Rocks and BlueClaws each had five hits, but the Jersey boys were able to score on a single with a runner on 2nd to shut out the Tax-haven guys, 1-0. Rodney Theophile returned from an 11-day break to toss five innings of one-run ball on four hits and a walk. He struck out four and suffered his second loss. Jared McKenzie and T.J. White both doubled but neither had a runner in front of him as Wilmington went 1-for-8 with RISP, including 0-for-3 in the 3rd with White on third and Nick Shumpert on second base after Shumpert pushed White to third base on a single then stole second.
Myrtle Beach 8 Fredericksburg 2
• Lord 4IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K
• Denaburg (L, 3-3) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K
• Abreu ⅓ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, 1BB, 0K, HR
• Lile 1-4, 3B, RBI
• Infante 1-4, R, 2B
Like the rest of the affiliates, Fredericksburg couldn’t get the series split and instead fell Myrtle Beach, 8-2. Brad Lord got the start and gave up a run on two hits and two walks while striking out four. Mason Denaburg reverted to form and walked two and gave up a run in the 5th to take the loss. A dishonorable mention goes to Juan Abreu for retiring one of six batters faced as the Pelicans put the game out of reach in the 6th with a five-run rally, all courtesy of Abreu. Daylen Lile tripled and drove in a run while Sammy Infante doubled and scored a run to highlight the FredNats’ four-hit attack.
FCL Nationals, 4-6, 5th Place FCL East, 2GB
Unlike a week ago, the F-Nats are on a three-game slide as they enter Week Two of the 2023 FCL East Carousel. A year ago, the early playing time went to aging batters, This year, it’s aging pitchers getting the look-see with pitchers aged 23 or older throwing a nearly a quarter of the IPs thus far.
DSL Nationals, 0-10, 9th Place DSL South, 8GB
The DSL Nationals are the only winless in team in the 50-team DSL and even a MASN Commenter can figure out why: They can’t hit. The D-Nats have scored 16 runs in 10 games and are dead last in every major offensive category except walks drawn and batting strikeouts. Yes, they are the fourth-youngest group of batters, but in the immortal words of George Oscar Bluth…