|Rochester||OFF DAY||vs. Omaha, 6:45 p.m.||Peralta (2-4, 5.30) vs. Marsh (1-0, 1.80)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Richmond, 6:35 p.m.||Troop (3-5, 5.40) vs.
Black (0-4, 4.84)
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||vs. Aberdeen, 6:35 p.m.||Alvarez (4-1, 2.65) vs. Lloyd (2-3, 4.43)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||@ Columbia, 7:05 p.m.||Caceres (3-0, 4.70) vs.
Zobac (1-0, 1.56)
|FCL Nationals||Lost, 5-4||vs. FCL Astros, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||Losing, 1-0||@ DSL LAD Bautista, 11 a.m.|
NOTE: Unless specified in Sunday’s game notes, which are not provided by Wilmington, probables are presumed to be last Wednesday’s starters or last Tuesday if he didn’t pitch on Sunday.
Rochester Red Wings, 32-35, 5th Place I.L. East, 12½ GB
Rochester finishes the first half with six at home against Omaha. The Red Wings still have a mathematical chance to finish above .500 but they’ll need to not lose more than once to the Storm Chasers and win four or more games before Sunday to do it. Omaha is currently riding an 11-game win streak.
Harrisburg Senators, 30-32, 4th Place E.L. Southwest, 3½ GB
The Senators had their chance to make a run at the first half title but only won twice against first-place Seawolves. They’ll need to go 4-2 against the 5th-place Flying Squirrels to finish at .500, which could be quite the achievement with Harrisburg’s current -20 run differential.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 28-34, 5th Place Sally Lg. North, 8½ GB
Wilmington continues its 13-game homestand with seven against 6th-place Aberdeen. Barring a seven-game sweep of the Ironbirds, the Blue Rocks will finish below .500 and would need a lot to go their way to finish any higher than 4th place. Roster moves: While still listed as active by MiLB.com, Baseball America is reporting that 23-y.o. Alfonso Hernández has been released.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 29-32, 4th Place C.L. North, 7½ GB
Like the rest of the full-season affiliates, the FredNats need to win five or six of six to finish above .500. Their 12-game road trip continues this week with six against the Fireflies – the first meeting between the two clubs despite being in the same league since 2021.
FCL Marlins 5 FCL Nationals 4
• Agostini 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Luis (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 2IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, HR
• Vaquero 2-2, R, BB, 2B, SB, CS
• McHenry 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
The FCL Nationals bullpen imploded in the late innings and the F-Nats bats fell one run short in the 9th for a 5-4 loss to the FCL Marlins. Gabriel Agostini blanked the F-Marlins for five innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out four. Andy Luis was charged with all five runs (two earned) over two-plus innings for the (dreaded) blown-save-loss. Crithian Vaquero singled, doubled, walked, scored a run, and stole a base while John McHenry walked and doubled to lead the FCL Nationals offense.
DSL Arizona Red 1 DSL Nationals 0 – SUSP.
• Portorreal 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
Rain came before the D-Nats were able to go down in order in the bottom of the 1st but not before they dug themselves into a 1-0 hole in the top half of the innning. They’ll make this up when the two teams meet again on Thursday.