|Rochester||OFF DAY||@ Worcester, 6:45 p.m.||
Adon (2-3, 5.18) vs. Walter (0-5, 6.75)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||vs. New Hampshire, 6:30 p.m.||Ale. Hernandez (2-2, 4.80) vs. Robberse (0-4, 4.44)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Greensboro, 6:30 p.m.||
Bennett (A+ debut) vs. Solometo (2-3, 2.77)
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||vs. Charleston, 7:05 p.m.||Cornelio (1-2, 5.34) vs. Martin (1-2, 3.96)|
|FCL Nationals||Lost, 6-4||vs. FCL Astros, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||Lost, 9-3||@ DSL Mariners, 11 a.m.|
NOTE: Unless specified in Sunday’s game notes, probables are last Wednesday’s starters.
Rochester Red Wings, 26-29, 6th place I.L. East, 13 GB
After a 4-2 week, Rochester is now three games under .500 with roughly three weeks to go in the first half. This week, the Red Wings make the first of three trips to Worcester to play the (ugh) Woo Sox.
Harrisburg Senators, 26-24, 3rd place E.L. Southwest, 2½ GB
The Senators return home after a two-week road trip and are still withing striking distance of first place. This week, it’s six against the Northeast division’s third-place team (New Hampshire). Next week, it’s six against the division-leading Seawolves.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 25-25, 4th place Sally Lg. North, 3½ GB
Wilmington is treading water after a 3-3 week, three and a 1/2 games off the pace. They remain in North Carolina for six this week in Greensboro.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 23-26, 4th place C.L. North, 6½ GB
The FredNats have gotten hot (11-1 since May 24) but it’s probably too little, too late as they do not play the top two teams in the division the rest of the year, never mind the first half, and have six and half games to make up. This week, Charleston visits Fredericksburg for six as the FredNats remain home for a second week.
FCL Cardinals 6 FCL Nationals 4
• Agostini 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K, 2E
• Luios (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K
• De La Cruz 0-0, R, 4BB, SB, 2E
• Mojica 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI
The F-Nats couldn’t overcome four errors nor could they capitalize on their seven walks drawn as they dropped the season opener, 6-4. Gabriel Agostini got the start but was not sharp as he allowed three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two. The loss went to Andy Luis who let in two runs in two innings as the first man out the ‘pen. Leadoff man Christopher De La Cruz drew four walks and stole a base while Misael Mojica doubled and tripled and scored two runs to pace the F-Nats offense, which left on 13 and went 1-for-14 with RISP.
Roster moves: RHP Tyler Dyson assigned from Wilmington for MiLB rehab; RHPs Niomar Gomez, Holden Powell assigned from Fredericksburg for MiLB Rehab; RHP Edward Urena placed on the 7-Day I.L.
DSL Phillies White 9 DSL Nationals 3
• Farias 2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Acevedo (L, 0-1) 1IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 0K
• M. Moreno 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• C. Tavares 2-4, CS
• D. Tejeda 1-3, R, BB, SB
• E. Soto 1-3, R, BB
A five-run 4th by the D-Phillies White was the killshot en route to tripling up the D-Nats, 9-3. Victor Farias got the start and threw two scoreless, allowing a walk and striking out two. The loss went to Luis Acevedo, who gave up the aforementioned five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nobody. Carlos Tavares led the D-Nats attack with two singles while Dashyll Tejeda and Elian Soto* both went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
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