|Rochester||OFF DAY||@ Syracuse, 6:35 p.m.||
Romero (5-5, 5.54) vs. D. Reyes (1-2, 5.80)
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ Altoona, 6 p.m.||Saenz (3-5, 4.79) vs. Wolf (0-2, 3.43)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Brooklyn, 7 p.m.||Cáceres (0-5, 8.80) vs. Ventura (3-2, 4.28)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||@ Delmarva, 7:05 p.m.||Cornelio (4-7, 4.80) vs. Cruz (8-4, 3.74)|
Rochester Red Wings, 26-30, 7th place I.L. East, 8½ GB – 60-69 Overall
Prior to 2020, we’d talkin’ now about who else might be joining the big club this week. Instead, there are three more weeks for Rochester, with maybe an opportunity for one or two guys from Harrisburg to be “promoted” for the final week of the season on Sept 19-24. Until then, it’s six this week at Syracuse with a matinee on Wednesday.
Harrisburg Senators, 24-33, 6th place E.L. Southwest, 9GB – 55-70 Overall
Why maybe? Because this team hasn’t scored more than four runs in back-to-back games since August 12-13, which, not coincidentally, is the last time the Senators have won back-to-back games. Harrisburg remains on the road with a trip to Altoona this week.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 24-36, 6th Place, 10GB, Sally Lg. North – 53-71 Overall
Wilmington has won eight of its last 10 games, which will only be remembered here… maybe. The Blue Rocks close out the season with six against the Cyclones.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 31-28, 3rd Place, 4½ GB, C.L. North – 61-61 Overall
The purpose of the minors is to develop, not to win, and the Washington Nationals made sure of it by trotting out its tired ’23 draft picks with the FredNats instead of the starters who have been pound… um, never mind. The exception of late has been Luke Young, who was stellar on Saturday night and that earned him a Carolina Pitcher of the Week award. Fredericksburg closes out the season with seven against Delmarva, including a doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow night.