Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs.
B. Johnson (2-1, 3.06)
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Hill (4-1, 5.09) vs.
Slania (1-1, 2.10)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-9, 4.67) vs.
Raudes (2-6, 4.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-3, 3.83) vs.
Green (5-6, 3.73)
Auburn Lost, 10-3 vs. Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-0, 2.51) vs.
TBD
GCL Nationals Tied, 1-1
(Susp.)
@ G-Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse – ALL-STAR BREAK
Andrew Stevenson came off the bench and grounded into a double play (he was representing Syracuse, after all) and made one put out on defense as the IL lost to the PCL, 6-4.

Harrisburg – ALL-STAR BREAK
• Simms 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Brinley 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 0-1
• Marmolejos 0-2

John Simms pitched a scoreless 1st, Ryan Brinley got three outs across the 7th and 8th innings, and Raudy Read and Jose Marmolejos both went hitless in the Eastern League All-Star Game, which Eastern Division won, 7-1.

Salem 6 Potomac 0
• Silvestre (L, 7-4) 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• R. Pena 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lora 2-3, 2B
• Davidson 1-4, 2B

The P-Nats returned to action, but not with the bats as the Red Sox shut them out on four hits, 6-0. Hector Silvestre took the loss as he gave up three runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two. Edwin Lora was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice, going 2-for-3 with a double. Roster moves: OF Victor Robles activated from the 3-Day TIL; C Jakson Reetz reassigned from Hagerstown; C Matt Reistetter placed on the 7-Day DL.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 3
• Bourque (L, 4-4) 7IP, 7H, 6R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Bogucki 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Neuse 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI, SB, E(9)
• Perkins 2-5, R, SB

The Riverdogs got three in 1st and three in the 2nd as they doubled up the Suns, 6-3 in the series opener. James Borque recovered to go seven innings, allowing all six Charleston runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out two. A.J. Bogcki closed it out with two scorelss innings. Sheldon Neuse singled once, doubled twice, scored once, and drove in a run to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster moves: LHP McKenize Mills placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHP Jacob Howell placed on the 7-Day DL; C Adderling Ruiz activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Francisco Rodrigruez reassigned from Potomac.

Aberdeen 10 Auburn 3
• Voth (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Y. Ramirez 5IP, 6H, 6R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Shepard 1-3, 2R, BB
• Pryor 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Aberdeen took advantage of three Auburn errors to score six unearned runs in the middle innings as they turned a 3-2 lead into a 10-3 demolition of Auburn. Austin Voth was dinged for three runs in the first and four hits total over two rehab innings. He walked one and struck out two and was charged with the loss. Chance Shepard walked, singled, and scored twice while Jonathan pryor doubled twice and drove in a run to pace the Doubledays’ attack. Roster move: RHP Austin Voth assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Mets 1
Rain presumably halted this with one out in the 2nd after both rehabbers Tim Collins and Joan Baez had gotten two outs. They’ll resume play and finish this on the 17th.
Roster move: LHP Tim Collins assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac OFF DAY @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (7-3, 4.31) vs.
Anderson (2-2, 5.05)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-3, 4.68) vs.
DeCarr (1-1, 6.75)
Auburn Won, 12-5 vs. Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 3.21) vs.
Lowther (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. G-Mets,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse – ALL-STAR BREAK
The Triple-A All-Star Game between the Pacific Coast League and the International League is in Tacoma, WA this year. Andrew Stevenson is the sole representative for the Chiefs.

Harrisburg – ALL-STAR BREAK
Manchester, NH plays host to the Eastern League All-Star game. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Raudy Read, John Simms, and Ryan Brinley will represent Harrisburg on the Western Division team.

Potomac – OFF DAY
The P-Nats embark on a seven-game road trip with a four-game set against the second-place Red Sox, then (yet another) series against the third-place Blue Rocks. Potomac already trails first-place Lynchburg by six games and continues to battle Frederick for fourth place in the C.L. North.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Hagerstown begins a brief three-game homestand against Charleston after losing three of four in Kannapolis. They’ll then head back out on the road for three-city, nine-day road trip through KY, SC, and GA before returning on July 27. Roster moves: RHP Weston Davis reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 12 Aberdeen 5
• Raquet 2⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Troop (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP, 1-0 IR-S
• Collier 3-4, 2R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Severino 2-4, 2R
• Scudder 2-5, 3RBI

The Doubledays hit ’em hard, early, and late as they jumped out to a 7-3 lead after three en route to a 12-5 win over the IronBirds. Nick Raquet got the start but was ineffective: three runs let in on four hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Alex Troop was only marginally better as he allowed two runs on five hits and a walks over three and a 1/3rd innings and was credited with the win. They both struck out four. Zach Collier would appear to be ready to return to AA as he reached base four times, scored twice, and drove in two to lead the Auburn assault.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats stand in first place at 9-3, up 2½ games over the G-Marlins and riding a four-game win streak.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Lost, 7-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 8-5 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn OFF DAY vs. Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 9-1 OFF DAY  

Syracuse – ALL-STAR BREAK
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – ALL-STAR BREAK
The Senators lost the last four games going into the all-star break to sink past the Flying Squirrels into last place in the E.L. West. Harrisburg has won just once in July and hasn’t won back-to-back games since June 24-25. The Sens, Squirrels, and Fisher Cats are each in the running for the worst record in AA.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 1
• Guilbeau (L, 2-2) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Pantoja 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Davidson 2-4, R, RBI
• Gushue 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Potomac couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead in the middle innings as Wlmington took the game, 7-3, and the series, 3-1. Taylor Guilbeau was charged with the first four runs, all earned, on seven hits and three walks for the loss, his second. Francisco Rodriguez walked two and gave up a hit while letting in three unearned runs to put the game away in the 9th. Austin Davidson went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Taylor Gushue homered to lead the Potomac offense. Roster moves: IF Dan Gamache placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHP Francisco Rodriguez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown 8 Kannapolis 5
• M. Mills (W, 11-2) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 10K, HR, HBP
• Simonds 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-3 IR-S
• Neuse 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Agustin 2-4, 2B, BB
• Franco 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 6RBI

The Suns finally won in Kannapolis as they held off a late charge for an 8-5 win in the series finale. McKenzie Mills pitched into the 7th for the fourth time in last six starts but was charged with all five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out 10 (again) as he won his 11th game. Kyle Simonds let in all three runs he inherited but pitched a scoreless 8th, as did Phil Morse in the 9th for the save. Anderson Franco homered twice and drove in six total to power the Hagerstown attack.

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn returns home after its second scheduled off day for three against Aberdeen before hitting the road for Vermont this weekend.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Astros 1
• Luzardo (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Chu 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Jo. Sanchez 2-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI
• L. Garcia 2-5, 2K, CS
• Blash 1-3, 2R,BB, HR, 2RBI

The G-Nats smacked three homers and obliterated the G-Astros, 9-1. Jesus Luzardo notched his first “W” with five innings of one-run ball on four hits, no walks, and three K’s. Jose De Los Santos and Gilberto Chu both turned in two scoreless innings to close it out. Jose Sanchez singled, walked, and homered while driving in three. Jamori Blash and Alex Dunlap also went deep. It was the first HR for all three players. Roster moves: IF Adalberto Carillo assigned from Washington (33rd Rd. pick, USC).

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Lost, 3-1 vs. Wilmington,
12:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 3.88) vs.
Puckett (7-7, 4.11)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2;
Lost, 3-2
@ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (10-2, 2.39) vs.
Hickman (1-3, 4.39)
Auburn Won, 13-12
(12 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 4-3 vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m.  

Rochester 8 Syracuse 2
• Stevenson 1-3, R, BB (10G hit streak)

Erie 7 Harrisburg 4
• McGowin (L, 0-5) 4IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Valdez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lowery 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI

Drew Ward smacked a three-run HR to give Harrisburg a 3-2 lead. After that, it was all Erie for a 7-4 Seawolves win over the Senators. Kyle McGowin lost for the fifth time in five AA starts with all seven runs coughed up on eight hits and three walks over four innings thrown. Ward also singled to go 2-for-4 while Jacke Lowery reached base three times with a pair of walks and a double to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 1
• Williams (L, 0-1) 4IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 1-4, 2B
• Carey 1-3

The Blue Rocks edged the P-Nats, 3-1 as the two teams combined for eight hits and 20 total bases. Austen Williams took the loss with one unearned run allowed on one hit over four innings. Jack Sundberg walked, took third on a Bryan Mejia double, and scored on a grounder to short to break up the shutout bid.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2 – GAME ONE
• Pena (L, 4-5) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• Howard 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Neuse 2-3, 2B
• Corredor 2-3

Kannapolis got to Carlos Pena early and built a 3-0 lead that Hagerstown couldn’t overcome for a 3-2 loss. Pena gave up all three Intimidator runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four while losing his fifth game. Sheldon Neuse and Aldrem Corredor both went 2-for-3 to pace the Suns offense.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2 – GAME TWO
• Sharp 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• J. Mills (H, 1; L, 4-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Peterson (BS, 3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Franco 1-2, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB

The Suns couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as the Intimidators got three in the bottom of the 6th to complete the doubleheader sweep with another 3-2 win. Sterling Sharp did his part with five scoreless innings and just five baserunners allowed (3H, 2BB). The loss (and hold) went to Jordan Mills who put on three baserunners with a hit and two walks while Tommy Peterson let in the tying and deciding run for his third blown save. Blake Perkins was the sole Hagerstown hitter to reach base twice with a single and a walk.

Auburn 13 State College 12
• DeRosier 4⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• McKinney ⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 1K, 0HR
• Engelbrekt (W, 1-1) 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Encarnacion 3-7, R, 2B, 2RBI, OF assist at 3B
• Je. Baez 2-4, 2RBI
• Bogetto 2-6, 2B, 2RBI

Jeremy McKinney may have taken the “someday you could be pitching out of the bullpen in DC” speech a little too literally as he failed to hold a six-run lead in the 9th and retired just two of nine batters faced. Max Engelbrekt stopped the bleeding and pitched three more scoreless and was rewarded with a “W” as Kameron Esthay smacked a pinch-hit HR to give Auburn a 13-12 win in 12 innings. Matt DeRosier started and gave up the first three State College runs on four hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings for the no-decision. Randy Encarnacion led the ‘Days 15-hit parade with two singles and double while driving in two.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Cardinals 3
• Ma. Pena 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• L. Garcia 5-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Antuna 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI, E(7)

The G-Nats got four runs early and five scoreless innings from the ‘pen to edge the G-Cards, 4-3. Malvin Pena allowed all three runs on hour hits and a walk while fanning five. Nector Ramirez was somehow given the win for a single scoreless inning pitched (vs. two by Angel Guillen) while Jared Johnson earned the save with two scoreless innings pitched and four whiffs. Luis Garcia went 5-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI while Yasel Antuna doubled, singled, walked, and drove in two to account for eight of the 13 G-Nat baserunners.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-1, 3.04) vs.
Haley (0-0, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 vs. Erie,
1:30 p.m.
McGowin (0-4, 9.45) vs.
Crouse (4-2, 4.75)
Potomac Won, 4-1 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Williams (1st A+ start of ’17)
vs. Castillo (5-4, 2.84)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Kannapolis,
3:00 p.m.
M. Mills, M (10-2, 2.39) and
Sharp (4-6, 3.30) vs.
Peralta (0-2, 12.27) and
Valerio (1-0, 2.38)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ State College,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.12) vs.
Balestrieri (0-0, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Won, 11-1 @ GCL Cardinals, 10:00 a.m.  

Rochester 2 Syracuse 0
• Fedde 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 37-25 PIT-K
• Stevenson 1-4, R (9G hit streak)

You can unbundle your undergarments just a little as Erick Fedde threw three perfect inning his in his second AAA start as he eases back into starting. Andrew Stevenson (pictured above from Friday night) extended his hit streak to nine games with a single.

Erie 2 Harrisburg 0
• Simms (L, 3-6) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• A. Robinson 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Hernandez 3-3, BB
• Abreu 1-3, BB

John Simms continues to pitch well and have little to show for it as the Sens were shut out, 2-0. Simms turned in his tenth quality start with both Seawolves runs allowed on three hits and three walks while striking out four to take the loss. Andrew Robinson added two scoreless and Scott Boras favor Francisco Rodriguez added one to keep it close. Yadiel Hernandez reached base four times with three singles and a base-on-balls; the rest of the team was 2-for-27 with four walks.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 1
• Borne (W, 4-3) 7IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Bacus (SV, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Gamache 1-3, R, BB

Potomac evened up the series with a 4-1 win Last Night in Woodbridge

Kannapolis vs. Hagerstown – PPD
Well, at least there will be four less innings for the bullpen to cover today as the Suns play yet another doubleheader, thanks to their 11th rainout of the season.

Auburn 3 State College 2
• W. Davis 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• D. Smith 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Barenett 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-2, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, HBP
• Jo. Ramirez 1-4, R, 2B

Zach Collier’s two-run HR in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie as Auburn held on for 3-2 win over State College. Weston Davis made the start and went four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out five. David Smith gave up both Spikes runs on four hits and two walks but was credited with the win. Jake Barnett worked around a pair of sinlges in the final two innings to pick up the save. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab; there is no indication as to why he was pinch-hit for in the 1st inning.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Marlins 1
• Alastre (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Morales 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Falcon 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Caulfield 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• L. Garcia 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

The G-Nats put up big innings three times as they lay waste to the G-Marlins, 11-1. Tomas Alastre gave up the lone G-Marlins run on four hits and went five innings to get the win. He walked none and struck out six. Santo Falcon led the ten-hit parade with a single, double, and three RBI. Roster moves: 2017 Draft Picks assigned from Washington – OFs Justin Connell (11th Rd.) and Eric Senior (13th Rd.), C Alex Dunlap (29th Rd.), 2B Phil Caulfield (32nd Rd.).

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 9.64)
Slegers (8-4, 4.08)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 vs. Erie,
6:00 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.87) vs.
Ladwig (5-1, 4.08)
Potomac Lost, 6-1 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (3-3, 2.14) vs.
Ruxer (4-2, 2.86)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (4-6, 3.30) vs.
K. Valerio (1-0, 2.38)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 @ State College,
12:00 p.m.
W. Davis (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Mulford (0-2, 7.50)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 vs. GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m.  

Rochester 9 Syracuse 3
• Cole (L, 4-3) ⅔ IP, 11H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Stevenson 2-5, R (8G hit streak)

Erie 6 Harrisburg 1
• Crownover (L, 0-4) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, 2HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keller 1-3
• Abreu 1-3, E(18)

Harrisburg managed a run in the 1st but was otherwise shut down by Erie for a 6-1 loss. Matt Crownover turned in a quality start of three runs on seven hits (two solo HRs) and three walks. he struck out three but lost his fourth AA game. Alec Keller, Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Corban Joseph each had a single while Darian Sandford walked once to comprise the Sens’ offense.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 1
• Reyes (L, 5-9) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K, 2HR, HBP
• Sanburn 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gamache 2-3, 2BB, RBI
• Gushue 2-5

Oh, look: the P-Nats gave up a crooked number in the 1st and never recovered (again) as they lost to the Blue Rocks, 6-1 in the series opener. Luis Reyes gave up three runs on two HRs and seven hits total over five innings in his ninth loss. Veterans Tyler Skulina and Nolan Sanburn both put up a goose egg before Wilmington got to Ronald Pena for two in the 8th, and one in 9th. Dan Gamache singled twice and walked twice to lead the Potomac offense, which struggled to deliver in the clutch with 14 runners stranded and a 1-for-9 mark with RISP. Roster moves: OF Victor Robles placed on the 3-day TIL (Futures Game); IF Austin Davidson activated from the 7-Day DL (hellenic flu).

Kannapolis 7 Hagerstown 5 (7 inn.)
• Watson (L, 5-3) 5IP, 10H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Fuentes 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Agustin 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI. E(6)
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB, E(6)

Hagerstown put up five in the 3rd but couldn’t get into the Kannapolis’ pen for more as the rains came and ended this one after seven innings and lost, 7-5. Tyler Watson was lapped for all seven Intimidators runs on ten hits for his third loss. He walked none and struck out three. Steven Fuentes pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Jake Noll and Telmito Agustin both hit two-run homers to lead the Suns attack.

State College 6 Auburn 1
• Troop 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Engelbrekt (L, 0-1) 1IP, 5H, 6R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Collier 2-4, 3B
• Encarnacion 0-2, 2BB

Two errors led to six unearned runs, but they still count on the scoreboard as the Spikes gored the Doubledays, 6-1. Alex Troop got the start and tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two and striking out three. Max Engelbrekt took the loss and gave up all six State College runs along with five hits and a hit batsman in a single inning thrown. Zach Collier singled and tripled, Randy Encarnacion walked twice; the rest of the lineup was 3-for-24.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Mets 1
• Baez 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Galindez (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, HBP
• Dunlap 2-3, HBP
• Cramer 2-4, 2B

The G-Nats took a 2-0 lead in the 9th and managed not to blow it for a 2-1 win over the G-Mets. Joan Baez struck out five over four scoreless innings as the starter. Nelson Galindez put up three more goose eggs to earn the win while Jose Jimenez was credited with the save with a run let in over two innings. Alex Dunlap reached base three times with two singles and a Victor Robles (HBP) while Jackson Cramer singled and doubled to pace the G-Nats offense, which went a woeful 2-for-11 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-2, 5.40) vs.
Hurlbut (5-5, 3.48)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1
(10 inn.)
vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Crownover (0-3, 4.98) vs.
Ladwig (5-1, 4.08)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1st A+ start of ’17) vs.
Blewett (5-6, 3.83)
Hagerstown Canceled @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (4-4, 5.60) vs.
Solorzano (2-7, 6.04)
Auburn Won, 4-3 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (NYPL debut)
Castano (3-0, 1.71)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m.  

Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 0
• Jackson (W, 2-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 9K
• Stevenson 1-4, R (7G hit streak)

Akron 4 Harrisburg 1 (10 inn.)
• Eitel 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Self (L, 1-1) 2IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Marmolejos 1-2, BB
• Hernandez 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators lost on a three-run HR in the 10th as they were held to just four hits in a 4-1 loss. Derek Eitel got the start and gave up one run on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six. Derek Self took the loss as he gave up two hits and a walk and three runs total over two innings. Jose Marmolejos was the sole Sens batter to reach base twice with a single and a walk while Yadiel Hernandez provided the lone run with a solo HR in the 3rd.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Rain claimed the finale between Potomac and Frederick. They’ll make it up with another doubleheader on August 25, turning the final P-Nats homestand into a five-game series.

Hagerstown vs. Greensboro – CNCLD
Likewise (again) in Western Maryland, except that there will be no makeup games. It remains to be seen whether that will help or hinder the first-place Suns in the second half, as it did for their opponent tonight, the Intimidators, who won the first half by .003 W% by playing two fewer games than the Blue Claws. Roster moves: RHP Sam Held placed on the 7-Day DL.

Auburn 4 Batavia 3
• Braymer (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• McKinney (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Scudder 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Esthay 2-4, RBI

Auburn broke out for three runs in the 4th and got the pitching to make it stand up as they took their second straight, 4-3 from Batavia. Ben Braymer got his first pro win with five innings of one-run ball on five hits, no walks, and four whiffs. Jeremy McKinney earned the save with two scoreless innings to finish. Jack Scudder walked, singled and doubled while Kameron Esthay singled twice and drove in a run to lead the Doubledays offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats look to get back on track after two straight losses with a visit to the Mets (and the sheeple in Tebow shirseys) as they begin a four-game spin through the GCL East before their next off day on Tuesday.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-6 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Edw. Jackson (1-0, 1.93) vs.
Ja. Thompson (3-9, 5.97)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Eitel (2-2, 3.50) vs.
Lugo (4-5, 5.54)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-8, 4.63) vs.
Peralta (1-7, 6.67)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Greensboro,
4:35 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.36) and TBD vs.
Mahoney (2-1, 4.21) and TBD
Auburn Won, 9-1 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (0-0, 2.89) vs.
M. Rodriguez (1-1, 9.39)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-2 OFF DAY  

Syracuse 10 Lehigh Valley 6
• Stevenson 1-3, R, 2BB, RBI, SB (6G hit streak)
• Heisey 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Roster move: RHP J.D. Martin released.

Harrisburg 7 Akron 3
• Hill (W, 4-1) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, 0HR, 2HBP
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-3, R, BB
• Abreu 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Sandford 2-5, R

Harrisburg put up crooked numbers in the 1st, 4th, and 5th en route to a 7-3 win over Akron. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard for the sixth time in 16 appearances and won his second straight AA start with seven innings of two-run ball on three hits and no walks. He struck out two (2). Ryan Brinley threw a scoreless 8th while newcomer Francisco Rodriguez let in an unearned run in the 9th. Osvaldo Abreu, Alec Keller, and Darian Sanford each had two hits in the Sens’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Francisco Rodriguez assigned from Washington.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Rain washed away Game Two of the three-game series between the Keys and the P-Nats. They’ll make it up with a twi-night twinbill on Saturday, Aug. 26th. Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams demoted from Harrisburg, LHP Kylin Turnbull released.

Hagerstown vs. Greensboro – PPD
Ditto in Washington County, but they’ll shoot for a makeup between Hagerstown and Greensboro late this afternoon. Roster move: LHP Jordan Mills reassigned from Potomac.

Auburn 9 Batavia 1
• Y. Ramirez (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Brasher (SV, 1) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Meregildo 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Esthay 2-4, R, 2-2B

The Doubledays in each of the first five innings as they neutered the Muckdogs, 9-1 to end an eight-game losing streak. Yonathan Ramirez threw five scoreless innings with one hit and two walks allowed for his second win for Auburn. Jared Brasher was somehow awarded as he came in with a five-run lead and only one runner on base and got the last seven outs. Omar Meregildo was a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-4, scored twice, and drove in two to lead the Auburn attack. Roster moves: RHP Jeremy McKinney reassigned from the GCL, OF Nick Choruby (18th Rd., Texas A&M) assigned from Washington.

GCL Astros 7 GCL Nationals 2
• German (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 7R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Chu 1⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-1 IR-S
• Blash 2-3, R, BB
• R. Mendez 1-3, 2B

After tying it up at 1-1 in the top of the 4th, the G-Nats gave the game away in the bottom of the 4th with four errors and six runs as the G-Astros took this one, 7-2. Jhonatan German suffered the loss with seven runs allowed (three earned) on six hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Jamori Blash reached base three times on two singles and a walk as the G-Nats were held to just six hits total. Roster moves: OF Luis Perdomo reassigned from Auburn, OF Austin Guibor (30th Rd., Fresno State) assigned from Washington.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-0 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-7, 6.61) vs.
Appel (5-4, 4.87)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 vs. Akron,
6:00 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 5.54) vs.
Esparza (5-0, 1.82)
Potomac Won, 7-5 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-8, 4.63) vs.
Peralta (1-7, 6.67)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.36) vs.
Mahoney (2-1, 4.21)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (1-1, 5.00) vs.
E. Cabrera (0-0, 5.23)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-2 @ GCL Astros,
7:00 p.m.
 

Lehigh Valley 8 Syracuse 0
• Stevenson 1-5 (5G hit streak)

Akron 5 Harrisburg 2
• McGowin (L, 0-4) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR
• Valdez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Norfork 2-3, BB, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, R

The ‘Ducks scored five times in the first four innings and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Sens. Kyle McGowin lived up to the “B” in the latest GBI as he coughed up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings for his fourth loss in four AA starts and 10th in 13 overall. Phillips Valdez tossed three scoreless and Andrew Robinson one to keep it close, but the Harrisburg bats were limited to seven hits and two walks. Khayyan Norfork led the charge with a walk, two singles, and the only Harrisburg RBI. Roster moves: RHP Wirkin Estevez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Corban Joseph activated from the 7-day DL.

Potomac 7 Frederick 5
• Guilbeau 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HR
• Schepel (W, 2-3) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Robles 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Masters 1-1, 2R, HR, 2BB, 2RBI

Dan Gamache’s two-run walkoff HR papered over another bullpen malfunction as Potomac took the opener from Frederick, 7-5. Taylor Guilbeau got the start and delivered a quality start of three runs on six hits (two HR) over six innings. He walked none and struck out three. Dakota Bacus couldn’t get the last four outs to earn the save, getting two instead and letting in the tying runs in the 8th and 9th innings for his first blown save. The win went to Kyle Schepel, who got the last out of the 9th. Victor Robles drove in two while going 3-for-5 while Gamache and David Masters, who also homered, also had two RBI.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 1
• Bourque (W, 4-3) 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Bogucki (S, 1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Corredor 1-3, R, BB
• Agustin 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, E(5)

The Suns got two in the 4th and two more in the 8th as they picked up their 10th win of the 2nd half with a 5-1 triumph over Greensboro. James Bourque pitched six innings of one-run ball on seven hits without a walk and struck out six for the win. A.J. Bogucki finished with three scoreless to earn the save, his first of the season. Nick Banks singled, doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Batavia 3 Auburn 2
• Raquet 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Smith (L, 0-1) 3IP, 0H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Ortiz 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Meregildo 2-4

Make that eight straight losses for Auburn as Batavia overcame an early 1-0 deficit and held off a late charge for a 3-2 win. Nick Raquet got the start and threw three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out three. The loss went to David Smith with two runs charged (one earned) on no hits and three walks. Oliver Ortiz singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run to pace the Doubledays offense. Roster moves: Released LHP Jonny Reid, RHP Joseph Baltrip; SS Ryan Merrill assigned from Washington; C Luis Vilorio reassigned from Syracuse.

GCL Cardinals 3 GCL Nationals 2
• Luzardo 4⅔ IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, BK
• Pena (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Cabello 2-4, RBI
• R. Mendez 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The G-Cards posted a picket fence in the 6th through 8th innings to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 win. Jesus Luzardo struck out five and fell one out shy of five innings in his second GCL start, scattering six hits and issuing no walks over four and 2/3rds scoreless innings. The loss went to Malvin Pena, who gave up all three G-Cards runs on five hits and a walk over three innings. Jose Cabello singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nat hit column of eight.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-2, 3.32) vs.
Eshelman (6-2, 2.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 vs. Akron,
6:00 p.m.
McGowin (0-3, 9.60) vs.
Whitehouse (4-3, 3.63)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 3.80) vs.
B. Gonzalez (2-7, 5.35)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 vs. Greensboro,
4:05 p.m.
Bourque (3-3, 4.96) vs.
D. Lee (3-8, 5.19)
Auburn Lost, 2-0
(15 inn.)
@ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (SS-A debut) vs.
Mateo (0-0, 3.27)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-7 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 2
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 7BF, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 0K, 0HR, 31-19 PIT-K
• Stevenson 1-3, BB, RBI — named as a replacement for Brandon Snyder (see below)

Erick Fedde failed to retire a batter as the Bisons shredded him (made con-Fedde?) for five hits and two walks before he was lifted after seven batters and 31 pitches. It was his first start since May 11.
Roster moves: UT Brandon Snyder placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Ryan Jackson assigned from Washington; RHP Greg Ross activated from 3-day TIL; RHP Jacob Turner outrighted from Washington.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 4
• Simms 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 7K
• Dragmire (BS, 1; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, R, 2B
• Ward 2-4

Harrisburg bounded back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 lead, but had no answer for Binghamton’s last salvo in the 7th and lost, 6-4. John Simms labored through six innings (111 pitches), giving up three runs on five eight hits and five walks while striking out seven. The loss went to Brady Dragmire, who let in three runs on three hits in the Rumble Ponies’ 7th. Raudy Read, Drew Ward, and Corban Joseph each had two hits in the Senators’ 11-hit parade.

Buies Creek 6 Potomac 0
• Silvestre (L, 7-3) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, 2HR
• Robles 2-4
• 0-1 RISP, 6 LOB

Two Buies Creek pitchers combined on three-hit shutout for a 6-0 win over Potomac and complete the four-game sweep. Hector Silvestre got taken deep twice and stung for three runs on four hits over five innings for the loss. He walked one and fanned seven. Victor Robles remained upright and singled twice while Ian Sagdal singled once to round out the P-Nats hit tally.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 3
• M. Mills (W, 10-2) 5+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 10K, HR, 93-60 PIT-K
• Morse (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Noll 3-5, 2B, 3RBI
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Johnson 2-5, R, RBI

McKenzie Mills struck out a career-high 10 batters while winning his 10th game as the Suns doubled up the Blue Claws, 6-3. Mills gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over five-plus innings. Kyle Simonds gave up one over two innings, while Phil Morse and Tommy Peterson each put up a goose egg to earn the hold and save, respectively. Blake Perkins was the beer man in Hagerstown’s 14-hit assault, led by Jake Noll with three hits and three RBI.

Mahoning Valley 2 Auburn 0 (15 inn.)
• DeRosier 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Barnett 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rishwain (L, 0-2) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Bogetto 2-5
• Panaccione 2-6

Mahoning Valley broke up the Star Trek convention on the Falcon Park scoreboard with two runs in the top of the 15th to send Auburn to its seventh straight loss. Matt DeRosier threw six scoreless innings in his seventh career start for Auburn since 2013. The loss went to Michael Rishwain, who let in both Scrappers runs on five hits over three innings. Paul Panaccione and Branden Bogetto combined for four of the eight Doubledays hits. Roster moves: Reassigned from the GCL – LHPs Nick Raquet and Alex Troop, RHPs Jackson Tetrault, Jared Brasher, Kyle Johnston, Gabe Klobosits, and David Smith; OF Zach Collier assigned From Harrisburg for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 1
• Morales 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• J.D. Martin (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• R. Mendez 3-3, R, 3B, 2BB, 2RBI, CS
• Antuna 3-5, 2R, 2B, SF, RBI, E(5)
• Pineda 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2PB(3)

The G-Nats got six runs in the first two innings and held off the G-Marlins late for a 10-7 win. Starter Jose Morales tossed three scoreless innings with one hit and three whiffs. J.D. Martin was the least ineffective reliever and was credited with the win. Ricardo Mendez reached base five times with two walks, two singles, and a triple while scoring once and driving in two, followed by Yasel Antuna’s 3-for-5 effort to pace the G-Nats offense. Roster moves: Reassigned from Auburn – RHPs Tomas Alastre, Jhonatan German, Angel Guillen, Malvin Pena; LHP Gilberto Chu; MiLB Rehab – Juan Soto from Hagerstown, J.D. Martin from Washington.