|Rochester||Lost, 17-6||vs. Lehigh Valley, 6:45 p.m.||Peralta (3-6, 5.94) vs. Nelson (4-2, 4.39)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 5-2||vs. Akron, 6:30 p.m.||Herz (0-1, 15.43) vs. Dion (5-3, 2.79)|
|@ Bowling Green, 7:35 p.m.||A. Lara (4-7, 5.02) Curet (High-A debut)|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 12-6||@ Lynchburg, 6:30 p.m.||Sullivan (Low-A debut) vs. Gomez (5-8, 5.15)|
|FCL Nationals||Won, 5-4||vs. FCL Cardinals, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||Tied, 2-2
|@ DSL Twins, 11 a.m.|
Lehigh Valley 17 Rochester 6
• Muñoz (L, 0-2) 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K, 3HR
• Witt 2IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Blankenhorn 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Nottingham 1-2, 2BB, RBI
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
Lehigh Valley scored in every inning in a 17-6 demolition of Rochester. Roddery Muñoz lost for the second time in as many starts for the Red Wings as he was lit up for five runs on three homers and seven hits total over three (3) innings. Paul Witt wasn’t the least ineffective reliever but he was the only one not to issue a walk while getting smelted for four runs on eight hits while mopping up in the 8th and 9th. Travis Blankenhorn and Carter Kieboom both homered while Jacob Nottingham reached base three times to lead the Red Wings offense. Roster moves: RHP Malvin Peña reassigned from Harrisburg; C Jarrett Gonzales placed on the Development List.
Harrisburg 5 Akron 2
• A. Hernandez (W, 5-6) 7⅔ IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K
• Schoff 1⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, 2-0 IR-S
• Wood 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI, 2K
• Hassell 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI, 2K
• House 2-4, 2K
The Senators got four in the 3rd and kept the RubberDucks underwater for a 5-2 win – their fourth straight. Alemao Hernandez pitched into the 8th inning for the first time in his career, getting 23 outs on 100 pitches (69 for strikes) while allowing a run on six hits and a walk and striking out three. It was his fifth AA win and sixth overall for ’23. James Wood connected for his 12th HR and 20th overall, becoming the first age-appropriate-to-the-level player to hit 20 or more since Daniel Johnson in 2017 (22 for Hagerstown and Potomac). Robert Hassell also homered while Brady House went 2-for-4 but struck out twice (so did Wood and Hassell… shhh). Roster moves: RHP Luis Reyes reassigned from Rochester.
Bowling Green 2 Wilmington 1 – GM. 1
• Luckham (L, 3-5) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K, HBP, HR
• De La Rosa 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Farmer 1-2, 2B
Bowling Green got two in the bottom of the 6th as they took the opener, 2-1. Kyle Luckham went the distance for the complete-game-quality-start-loss, giving up a two-run HR and three hits total over six innings. He walked one, hit a batter, and struck out five. Jeremy De La Rosa accounted for the lone Blue Rocks run on his 7th HR while Caleb Farmer doubled and Branden Boisserie and Yasel Antuna both hit singles to round out the five-hit barrage.
Bowling Green 2 Wilmington 1 – GM. 2
• Cáceres (L, 0-5) 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Peterson 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• V. Peña 1-3, BB, 2B, RBI
• White 1-3, 2B
The Hot Rods got single runs in the 2nd and 3rd and held on for another 2-1 win to complete the doubleheader sweep of the Blue Rocks. Bryan Cáceres only gave up two runs in four innings on four hits (one HR) while not issuing a walk for the first time in 15 GS, but lost for the fifth time in eight A+ starts. Viandel Peña broke up the shutout bid with an RBI double in the 5th but couldn’t deliver the equalizer in the 7th after T.J. White doubled with one out. Murphy Stehly rounded out the three-hit assault with a single in the 4th.
Lynchburg 12 Fredericksburg 6
• Amaral (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 1K
• Denaburg ⅓ IP, 8H, 9R, 9ER, 2BB, 0K
• Morales 3-4, R, BB, 2B(5), RBI
• Crews 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• W. Perez 2-5, R, 2-2B
The Hillcats became the latest Carolina League team to have their way with Mason Denaburg, who retired one (1) of eleven (11) batters in a nine-run 3rd. Lynchburg doubled up Fredericksburg, 12-6 to stop a three-game winning streak. The loss, however, went to Austin Amaral for giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over the first two innings. Yohandy Morales reached base four times with a walk, two singles, and his fifth double while Dylan Crews cleared the bases with his first double and also singled. Reigning POTW Andrew Pinckney singled twice in five trips to the plate.
Roster moves: LHP Erik Tolman place on the 7-Day I.L.; RHP Jarlin Susana placed on the Development List; LHP Liam Sullivan, RHP Merrick Baldo reassigned from the FCL.
FCL Nationals 5 FCL Marlins 4
• Polanco (W, 3-0) 5IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, HR
• Jimenez (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Klassen 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Peoples 1-3, 2B, 2K
The FCL Nationals took advantage of four errors to score five times on just six hits as they hooked the FCL Marlins, 5-4. Bryan Polanco won for the third time with five innings of one-run ball on a home runs and six hits total while walking one and striking out four. Cristian Jimenez got the save with two scoreless innings, with one hit and one walk allowed and two whiffs. Blake Klassen walked, homered, singled, and drove in two to lead the F-Nats attack.
DSL Cardinals 2 DSL Nationals 2 – SUSP.
• H. Moreno 2IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Acevedo 1-2, R, HR, RBI
The D-Nats had a game suspended by the rain Forrest Gump pause again. They’ll make it up on Monday (maybe).