|Syracuse||Lost, 8-6||vs. Durham,
|Valdez (3-6, 2.99) vs.
Faria (MLB Rehab)
|Harrisburg||Won, 6-3||vs. Akron,
|Darnell (5-4, 5.05) vs.
Whitehouse (3-1, 1.53)
|Potomac||Won, 10-7||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Hagerstown||Lost, 7-6||@ Kannapolis,
|A. Lee (3-2, 4.22) vs.
Harrington (5-4, 4.82)
|Auburn||Won, 8-2||vs. Mahoning Valley,
|TBD vs. Draper (1-3, 4.50)|
|GCL Nationals||Lost, 10-3||@ GCL Astros,
Durham 8 Syracuse 6
• Dragmire (L, 1-4) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR, HBP
• Adams 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Marmolejos 1-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Ward 1-4, R
Roster moves: RHP Brady Dragmire activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP John Simms placed on the 3-Day TIL; UT Adrian Sanchez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Trevor Gott optioned from Washington.
Harrisburg 6 Akron 3
• McGowin 7IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Self (W, 4-2) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Jones 3-3, R, HR(GS), 2BB, 5RBI
• Noll 2-4, R, 2B
• Kieboom 1-3, BB
Not all the HR drama was at Nationals park, as the RubberDucks blasted a two-run shot in the top of the 9th to take a 3-1 lead only to see Hunter Jones smack a grand slam in the bottom of the 9th for a 6-3, walkoff win by the Senators. Kyle McGowin made his first start in more than a week and was still sharp, with one run allowed on four hits and two walks while fanning eight. Derek Self was the blown-save-winner with four hits allowed, including a one-out triple issued after the go-ahead homer. Jones also reached base on two singles and two walks and drove in five total while Jake Noll went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to lead the Harrisburg offense.
Potomac 10 Frederick 7
• Johnston 3IP, 8H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K
• Acevedo (W, 1-1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Reetz 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI, E(7), PB(3)
• Sundberg 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, HR, RBI
• Corredor 2-2, R, 2B
Potomac got both power hitting and strong bullpen work as the bats pounded out 16 hits and eight unanswered runs while the relievers strung together six scoreless innings in a 10-7 win over Frederick. Kyle Johnston, who dominated the Carolina League’s No. 8 offense in his previous start, was unlocked by the No. 3 Keys for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over three innings. Jakson Reetz tied the game at 7-7 with his fourth HR and capped off a three-run 6th with his fifth HR, a two-run shot that gave the ‘pen a three-run lead to hold. Carlos Acevedo, who held things down for three innings, picked up his first High-A win while Taylor Guilbeau put up two goose eggs for the hold (no. 4) and Jeremy McKinney set the side down in order for the save, his first. Roster moves: 1B Ryan Zimmerman assigned from Washington for (annual) MLB Rehab; SS Luis Garcia activated from 3-Day TIL .
Kannapolis 7 Hagerstown 6
• Alastre (L, 3-5) 5⅔ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR
• P. Morse 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Esthay 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB, E(3), OF assist at HP
• Pascal 1-2, R, 2BB, SB
A three-run 6th proved to the killshot as the Suns blew leads of 4-0 and 5-4 to lose 7-6 to the Intimidators. Tomas Alastre gave up all seven Kannapolis runs on nine hits, including two homers as he lost for the fifth time. He walked two and struck out four over five and 2/3rds innings. Kameron Esthay hit his ninth homer while Yasel Antuna singled, doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run to pace the Hagerstown offense.
Auburn 8 Aberdeen 2
• Stoeckinger 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Y. Ramirez (W, 2-3) 3IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Jo. Sanchez 3-3, 2R, 2B, BB, SF, 2RBI
• Caulfield 2-4, 3B, BB, 3RBI
• O’Connor 2-4, R, 2B, BB
Auburn broke a 0-0 deadlock with three in the 4th and two in the 5th as they cruised past Aberdeen [insert I-95 joke here], 8-2. Jackson Stoeckinger went the first three, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out three. The win went to today’s announced starter Yonathan Ramirez as the pitcher of record despite the Ironbirds strafing him for seven hits and two runs over three innings. Phil “Don’t Call Me Holden” Caulfield got the scoring started with a three-run triple while Jose Sanchez led the 12-hit parade with two singles and a double, scoring twice and driving in two.
GCL Cardinals 10 GCL Nationals 3
• R. Gomez (L, 1-3) 3IP, 10H, 7R, 6ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Cuello 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K, HBP
• Pogue 2-4, R, 2B
• De Aza 2-5, R, 2-2B
The G-Cards scored early and often as they upended the G-Nats, 10-3. Rafael Gomez got the start and took the brunt of the beating, giving up seven runs on ten hits over three inning. he walked on and struck out two while losing his third game. Colton Pogue led the age-appropriate batters with a single and a double while rehab Alejandro De Aza doubled twice and scored a run to lead the G-Nats attack.