|Rochester||OFF DAY||vs. Worcester, 6:45 p.m.||
Muñoz (0-2, 6.89) vs. Walter (1-5, 5.26)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||vs. Reading, 6:30 p.m.||Herz (1-1, 3.00) vs. Parkinson (7-4, 3.81)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||vs. Jersey Shore, 6:35 p.m.||L. Young (4-4, 4.40) vs. Jo. Ramirez (3-8, 3.69)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||@ Salem, 7:05 p.m.||TBD vs. TBD|
|FCL Nationals||Won, 2-0||END OF SEASON|
|DSL Nationals||Won, 4-2||
END OF SEASON
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Rochester Red Wings, 20-24, 8th place I.L. East, 8GB – 54-63 Overall
The Red Wings are on a four-game losing streak and have won just five games in the month of August. This week, the (ugh) Woo Sox come to the Flower City (yes, really) for six with a matinee on Thursday. Roster moves: UT Jeter Downs optioned from Washington.
Harrisburg Senators, 22-23, 4th place E.L. Southwest, 4GB – 53-60 Overall
The addition of Dylan Crews should further solidify the offense, but that’s not the problem of late for Washington’s AA entry. Leo Durocher’s observation about the correlation of constipation and unreliable relievers (“If you ain’t got a bullpen, you ain’t got shit”) was on display last week as Harrisburg dropped five of six to Richmond, including the last four in a row. This week, Reading visits the PA capital for the first and only time this summer.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 16-32, 6th Place, 12GB, Sally Lg. North – 45-67 Overall
After a 3-9 roadtrip, the Blue Rocks return home for a 12-game homestand. Yohandy Morales and Andrew Pinckney can only help an offense that might not hit water if they fell off a pier. This week, Jersey Shore visits for its final series.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 24-23, 3rd Place, 4½ GB, C.L. North – 54-56 Overall
Departing Yohandy Morales kept the Carolina League Player of the Week award in Fredericksburg for a third straight week, as it remains to be seen which players will take his and Pinckney’s place on the roster. This week, the FredNats head to Salem for six.
FCL Nationals 2 FCL Cardinals 0
• Otanez (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Leon (SV, 1) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Peoples 1-2, R, HR, 2RBI
• Klassen 1-3, 2B
The F-Nats closed out the 2023 campaign with a 2-0 shutout of the F-Cards on four hits. Seven pitchers were used for the seven-inning game, with Johan Otanez getting the win in relief and Jefrem Leon cordero’ing around two hits and a walk to earn the save. It was power to the People(s), as Nick hit a two-run HR to account for the FCL Nationals offense. Roster moves: RHP José Mujica assigned from Rochester for MiLB rehab; RHP Nick Pogue assigned from Wilmington for MiLB rehab.
DSL Nationals 4 DSL Miami 2
• Roman 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• R. Cuevas (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• L. Arias 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Joaquin 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI, 2SB
With today’s game canceled, the DSL Nationals finished the ’23 season with a 4-2 win over DSL Miami, ending a six-game winless streak. Angel Roman got the start and gave up both D-Miami runs on a home run and four hits total over four innings. The 19-y.o. struck out four and did not walk a batter. 20-y.o. Ramon Cuevas finished the game with five scoreless innings to earn his second win, allowing one hit and one Robles with no walks and three strikeouts. 17-y.o. Eikel Joaquin’s first pro home run turned out to be the game-winning three-run homer that turned a 2-1 deficit into the 4-2 final.