Thursday’s News & Notes

The “A” teams both split a doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 @ Durham,
10:35 a.m.
Hill (1-1, 7.04) vs.
Ames (0-0, 2.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2;
Won, 11-3
vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (1-1, 5.63)
Alvarado (1-2, 10.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 1-0;
Won, 4-1
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 0.93) vs.
Davila (1-0, 4.76)

Durham 5 Syracuse 2
• Voth (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, WP
• Adams 1⅓ IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 2K
• Sanchez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

Syracuse fell back below .500 with a 5-2 loss to Durham. Austin Voth couldn’t go five innings, as he was knocked from the box after three runs in on five hits and five walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Austin Adams stranded two but saw his streak of scoreless appearances snapped with a run in the 6th. Matt Skole went deep for the fourth time with solo shot in the 6th while Adrian Sanchez walked and doubled to lead the Chief’s six-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: Recalled LHP Matt Grace to Washington.

Reading 4 Harrisburg 2
• Fedde (L, 1-2) 7IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Stevenson 1-3, R, 3B, BB

Erick Fedde was dinged for all four runs on two homers in a 4-2 Sens loss to the Fightins. The Nats top pitching prospect went seven innings and gave up four hits and two walks as he lost for the second time. Wander Suero and R.C. Orlan followed with a scoreless inning apiece. Andrew Stevenson walked and tripled while Drew Ward walked and homered as Harrisburg collected seven hits on the night.

Frederick 5 Potomac 2 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-3) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, WP
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 0-0, R, 4BB
• Gushue 1-2, 2BB, RBI

Frederick tried all they could to give this game away with nine walks in seven inning, but Potomac was a bit too gracious as they went 0-for-11 with RISP and lost the opener, 5-2. Luis Reyes allowed all five Keys runs on six hit and two walks over six innings while notching his third “L.” Sam Held pitched a scoreless 7th to close it out. Kelvin Gutierrez drew four walks in four PAs while Taylor Gushue drew two and went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI but the P-Nats managed just five hits total.

Potomac 11 Frederick 3 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 3-0) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K
• R. Pena ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Davidson 2-3, 3R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Gutierrez 2-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Lora 3-3, R, 2B

In Game Two, the P-Nats went from zed to Marcellus as they went medieval on Keys’ pitching with four HRs in an 11-3 demolition to split the doubleheader. Hector Silvestre came one out short of tossing a complete game, charged with all three Frederick runs on six hits over six and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out three. Ronald Pena let in one inherited runner while getting the final out. Austin Davidson kicked off the barrage with a two-run shot in the 1st and closed it out with an Earl Weaver special. In between, Ian Sagdal went back-to-back with opposite-field HRs (grand slam for Sagdal) in a five-run 2nd. Edwin Lora led the 11-hit parade with two singles and a double.

Kannapolis 1 Hagerstown 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 0-1) 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Y. Ramirez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Banks 1-2, SB
• La Bruna 1-2

Sterling Sharp made one mistake as he was outdueled by former Nats farmhand Dane Dunning in a 1-0 Hagerstown loss to Kannapolis. A two-out solo HR was the game-winner off Sharp, who fanned eight, walked non, and gave up two hits total over six innings. Yonathan Ramirez tossed a scoreless inning to close it out. Nick Banks and Angelo La Bruna both singled while Tres Barrera walked to account for the three Suns baserunners allowed by the Dunning.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1 – GAME TWO
• M. Mills (W, 3-1) 5⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, 3HBP, WP
• J. Mills (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Franco 1-2, 2R, BB
• Tillero 2-3, 2-2B, 3RBI

The Suns got a run of the Mills pitching performance in the second game as the Intimidators fell, 4-1. McKenzie got the start, the win and was charged with the Kannapolis run on two hits and three hit batsman over five and 2/3rds innings. Jordan got the save and allowed his inherited runner to score over the final inning and a 1/3rd on one hit and no walks. Jorge Tillero doubled twice and drove in three to lead the Hagerstown attack.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Durham,
10:35 a.m.
Voth (1-1, 6.57) vs.
Yarbrough (0-2, 3.93)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 0.50)
vs. Eshelman (1-0, 3.94)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
4:30 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 3.94) and
Silvestre (2-0, 3.94) vs.
Gonzalez (0-2, 5.65) and TBD
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Kannapolis,
10:35 a.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) and
Mills (2-1, 2.40) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45) and
Kubat (0-1, 0.84)

Durham 4 Syracuse 3
• Ross (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K
• Antolin 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Green 1-3, CS

Matt Skole’s two-run HR in the 2nd was immediately erased by a four-run rally by Durham as the Bulls stopped the Chiefs’ streak at six with a 4-3 defeat. Greg Ross gave up all four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Dustin Antolin stranded two to finish the 4th and pitched two more scoreless innings, as did Rafael Martin and Neal Cotss (one IP each) but the Syracuse hitters couldn’t push across the second run to tie. Skole also walked and was the sole Syracuse batter to reach base twice as they were held to just five hits total. Roster move: OF Joey Butler placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg vs. Reading – PPD
The Senators were rained out last night. They’ll make it up in late June with a doubleheader on Tuesday the 26th.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Potomac and Frederick both got an extra day off thanks to the rain. They’ll try for two today starting at 4:30 p.m.

Hagerstown vs. Kannapolis – PPD
Make that five rainouts for the Suns, which will force a doubleheader this morning and one in Kannapolis on June 14.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Durham,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Honeywell (0-1, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 0.50) vs.
Eshelman (1-0, 3.94)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 3.94) vs.
Gonzalez (0-2, 5.65)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Kannapolis,
4:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) and
Y. Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45) and TBD

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After taking six straight—five at home—the Chiefs take their show on the road to North Carolina and Virginia to face the Bulls and the Tide for three games apiece. Roster move: RHP Jacob Turner recalled to Washington.

Reading 9 Harrisburg 1
• Long (L, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ward 2-4
• Read 2-4

Reading went to town on the Harrisburg bullpen to break open a 2-1 game and win going away, 9-1. Jaron Long took the loss with two runs allowed on six hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings. Jake Johansen was lit up for three runs in the 6th while Jimmy Cordero was smoked for four runs in the 7th. Drew Ward and Raudy Read both went 2-for-4 to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac – OFF DAY
The P-Nats resume play after their first scheduled day off with a three-game homestand against the Keys. Weather permitting, natch.

Hagerstown vs. Kannapolis – PPD
Rain interrupted or postponed play for the fourth time this month yesterday in Hagerstown. They’ll try to play two today to make it up.

Monday’s News & Notes

Blake Perkins walks off the Suns twice with a HR, single

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Barker (1-0, 4.85)
Potomac Won, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 4-1;
Won, 5-4
(9 inn.)
vs. Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45)

Syracuse 8 Norfolk 2
• Cole (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Adams 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, BB
• Goodwin 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Syracuse completed the sweep of Norfolk with an 8-2 dismantling for its sixth straight win. A.J. Cole pitched five innings of two-run ball on a walk and five hits and five K’s to pick up his first “W” of 2017. Four relievers turned in a scoreless inning apiece highlighted by Austin Adams striking out the side in the 8th. Rafael Bautista reached base four times with three singles and a walk and scored two runs to lead the Chiefs’ 11-hit parade. Roster move: IF Grant Green outrighted from Washington.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Brinley (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Valdez (SV, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Lisson 1-2, R, BB

The Sens squeezed in two runs from three hits and two walks and got another strong out from a trio of pitchers to take the game and the series from the Baysox, 2-1. John Simms spun five strong innings with one run let in on five hits while striking out seven. Ryan Brinley followed with two perfect innings for the hold while Phillips Valdez cordero’d around three hits in the 8th and 9th innings to earn the save. Mario Lisson walked, scored on Raudy Read’s RBI double, while Spencer Kieboom’s RBI groundout plated what proved to be the gamewinner.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Estevez 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Crownover (W, 3-0) 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 1-0 IR-S
• Masters 2-4, R, RBI
• Sagdal 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Potomac fell behind 3-0 after four innings but chipped away with single runs in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th innings for a 4-3 comeback win in the series finale vs. Lynchburg. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez went the first five and 2/3rds innings, allowing all three Hillcats runs on eighth hits and a walk, but go the no-decision. Matt Crownover continues to make his case to return to starting with another strong appearance, finishing the game with three and a 1/3rd perfect innings of relief and his third win. David Masters led the P-Nats’ offense with a pair of singles while Ian Sagdal homered and walked.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1 – GAME ONE
• Watson 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 7K, HBP, 2WP
• VanVossen (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• J. Soto 2-3, RBI

Blake Perkins smacked a three-run HR to give the Suns a 4-1 walkoff win in the opener. Tyler Watson gave up the lone SHIrerun on three hits and two walks over five innings. The win went to Mick VanVossen with two scoreless innings. Perkins also doubled and scored two runs total while Juan Soto singled twice in three trips and drove in the first Hagerstown run.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 4 (9 inn.) – GAME TWO
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Simonds (W, 2-0) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, 3SB
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B
• La Bruna 3-4

Hagerstown rallied for single runs in the 7th and 8th innings to tie and connected on four straight singles in the 9th to win, 5-4 and sweep the doubleheader from the Shorebirds. Hayden Howard pitched into the 5th but was dinged for three Shorebirds runs on eight hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Kyle Simonds who closed out the game with a (home) run over the last two innings, and bailed out by Carter Kieboom’s HR in the bottom of the 8th. Blake Perkins delivered the gamewinner once again while going 2-for-4 with a double, as did Daniel Johnson, while Angelo La Bruna went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns hit column.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) vs.
C. Bell (0-1, 1.69)
Harrisburg Won, 9-2 @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Won, 6-0
vs. Down East,
10:35 a.m.
Silvestre (1-0, 6.30) vs.
Payano (0-0, 2.79)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
M. Mills (1-1, 3.60)
S. Sanchez (0-1, 4.66)

Syracuse 3 Toledo 2
• Cole 5⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Joseph 2-3
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Adrian Sanchez doubled and scored on an error in the 8th as Syracuse edged Toledo, 3-2 in the series opener. A.J. Cole kept the ball in the yard, scattering eight hits over five and a 1/3rd innings for both Mud Hens runs. He walked one and struck out one. Trevor Gott was the winning pitcher while Rafael Martin earned the save; both pitched a scoreless inning in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively. Sanchez and Corban Joseph both went 2-for-3 to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit offense, which also struck out 12 times.

Harrisburg 9 Hartford 2
• Long (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Valdez 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 5-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Lisson 2-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

The Senators broke out for five in the 3rd then added two-spots in the 4th and 5th as the Senators railroaded the Yard Goats, 9-2. Andrew Stevenson singled three times and doubled twice for his second straight five-hit game, pushing his BA to .447 – second-best in the E.L. Jaron Long won for the second time in three starts, giving up just one run over seven innings on five hits and a walk. Mario Lisson’s grand slam started things off for Harrisburg’s 14-hit attack. Roster move: LHP R.C. Orlan reassigned from Potomac.

Down East 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-2) 5IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Mayberry 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B

Potomac twice loaded the bases in the final two innings but came up short both times in a 3-0, five-hit shutout by a trio of Down East pitchers. P-Nats starter and losing pitcher Luis Reyes allowed all three Wood Ducks runs on nine hits and two walks. Whit Mayberry followed with two scoreless. Ian Sagdal went 2-for-3 and was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice. Victor Robles made his first appearance in five days with two ABs and four defensive innings played. He was not injured nor was his replacement Telmito Agustin, who took over in centerfield and was a hit by pitch.

Potomac 6 Down East 0 – GAME TWO
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 4K
• R. Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lowery 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lora 1-2, 2R, 2B, SB

Jake Lowery’s Earl Weaver special in the 2nd was more than enough for the P-Nats to return the favor and blank the Wood Ducks, 6-0 in the nightcap. Matt Crownover (5IP) and Ronald Pena (2IP) combined on the seven-hit shutout, with a walk and five K’s between the two pitchers. Bryan Mejia reached base three times with a double, single, and a walk while Austin Davidson capped off the scoring with a two-run single in the 6th. Roster move: RHP Gilberto Mendez assigned to Potomac from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 4
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, RBI, SB, CS
• C. Kieboom 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

Carter Kieboom’s two-run double highlighted a three-run 9th as Hagerstown held on for 6-4 win over Lakewood. Sterling Sharp lived up to his surname with an unearned run on four hits, no walks, and six K’s over six innings. Kyle Simonds lost the 3-1 lead, which made Mick VanVossen the winnings pitcher as he closed out the game with one run allowed over two innings. Tres Barrera and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-4 with a run scored while Blake perkins scored twice on two singles in five trips to the plate to lead the Suns’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez assigned from Auburn.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Toledo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Farmer (0-0, 3.27)
Harrisburg Won, 16-14
(13 inn.)
@ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 0.82)
Wynkoop (1-1, 2.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Down East,
4:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) and
Crownover (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Pena, R (0-0, 2.70) and
Palumbo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(13 inn.)
@ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 9.00)
Romero (0-0, 5.00)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After a 2-4 road trip, the Chiefs return home to host the Mud Hens and the Tides for three apiece.

Harrisburg 16 Hartford 14
• Simms 4⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Blackmar (W, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K; 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 5-7, 4R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Keller 4-7, 2R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Perez 2-6, 3R, 2B, BB, 3K

It took 30 runs, 30 hits, and 13 innings to decide this slugfest between Harrisburg and Hartford, which the Sens won 16-14. The game was not a paragon of pitching as the Yard Goats blew an 8-4 lead in the 7th and the Senators gave away a 12-8 lead in the 9th. Harrisburg put up two in top of the 12th, gave them back in the bottom and got them back in the 13th. Mark Blackmar was the winning pitcher with two runs allowed on four hits and three walks over three innings. Derek Self, the eighth Sens pitcher, got the save with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts in the 13th.

Potomac vs. Down East – PPD
A torrential downpour of 0.23" on an uncovered infield was enough to postpone last night’s game between the Down East Wood Ducks and the Potomac Nationals. They’ll make it up today with a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 3 (13 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, 2E (pickoffs)
• Howard 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Held (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2IBB, 1K
• Johnson 3-6, R, 2B
• Neuse 2-6, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns lost the battle of the bullpens as they fell, 4-3 in 13 innings. Tyler Watson turned in a quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Jordan Mills (1IP) and Hayden Howard (4IP) followed with five scoreless innings while Sam Held added a sixth before the Blue Claws got to him in his second inning of work with a run on two hits and a sacrifice. Dan Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead Hagerstown’s 12-hit output, of which one (1) came with RISP while ten men were stranded. Roster move: RHP Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 7.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Bowie,
2:05 p.m.
G. Ross vs.
Scott (0-0, 3.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 6.23) vs.
Puckett (0-1, 1.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-2 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (0-1, 11.25)
Wells (0-1, 3.60)

Syracuse 3 Rochester 2
• J. Turner 5IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Antolin (W, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Joseph 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

Corban Joseph’s second double of the game was hit hard enough to score Matt Skole from second as Syracuse rallied in the 9th to edge Rochester, 3-2 in the series opener. Jacob Turner got the start and somehow did not walk a batter in five innings. Instead he scattered nine hits and let in just two runs while striking out five. Neal Cotts (2IP), Dustin Antolin (1IP), and Joe Nathan (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings of relief, with the win going to Antolin and save going to Nathan [insert obligatory remark about how Nathan is Xth on all-time list of this specious stat here]. Rafael Bautista also had multiple hits as the Chiefs racked up more hits (9) than strikeouts (8).

Bowie 3 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Johansen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• N. Soto 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The BaySox pitchers outdueled the Senators for 3-2 win on Friday night. Austen Williams gave up all three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings as the losing pitcher. Jake Johansen followed with two perfect innings and Mark Blackmar set the side down in order in the 8th. The Harrisburg hitters got a solo HR from Neftali Soto in the 4th and a gift run in the sixth as the first Bowie error put Andrew Stevenson on and the second enabled him to score from first on Alec Keller’s single. Raudy Read notched the fourth and final Sens hit with two out in the 9th, which ended on a groundout to third base.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 3
• Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Borne (S, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lora 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Unsung hero Taylor Gushue continues to sing, driving in all three runs Last Night in Woodbridge.

Roster moves: RHP Whit Mayberry assigned from Extended Spring Spraining; RHP Dakota Bacus placed on the 7-Day DL.

Delmarva 7 Hagerstown 2
• M. Mills (L, 1-1) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 7K, 2HBP
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• J. Soto 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-4, R, 2SB

Juan Soto drove in the two runs with three hits, including his second HR, but Delmarva answered back seven times for a 7-2 win over Hagerstown. McKenzie Mills went the first five, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks. He hit two batters and struck out seven. The Suns not named Soto managed just four singles and no walks and were AWOL with RISP (0-for-8, five LOB).
Roster moves: RHP Matt DeRosier assigned from Extended Spring Spraining; RHP Carlos Acevedo placed on the 7-Day DL.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
J. Turner(0-0, 2.45) vs.
Tepesch (1-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Blackmar (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Hess (0-0, 5.40)
Potomac Won, 6-4 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Ogando (0-0, 13.50)
Hagerstown Won, 12-5 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Seabrooke (0-1, 27.00)

Pawtucket 6 Syracuse 0
• J. Ross 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Adams (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Robinson 1-2, RBI, 2BB

Joe Ross rebounded from the beating he took last week to throw seven innings of one-run ball on six hits, no walks, and six strikeouts. His teammates supported with one run and four hits total as the Chiefs lost in the 9th, 2-1 to the PawSox. A two-base error put the winning run on 2nd and Pawtucket cashed it in on a bloop single with two outs to take the game, 2-1 and the series, 3-1. Rafael Bautista singled and doubled and scored on Clint Robinson’s RBI single in the 6th. Joey Butler doubled to round out the Syracuse hit column. Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Fedde 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K, HBP
• Self (BS, 1) 4BF, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Cordero (L, 0-1) ⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Read 2-4, 2-2B
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 2K
• Ward 1-3, R, BB, HR, SF, 3RBI

Erick Fedde tossed another six scoreless innings but the Harrisburg ‘pen couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as Bowie knifed ’em in the 9th for a 5-4 walkoff win. Fedde gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out four. Derek Self put all four runners on base he faced while Ryan Brinley let in both inherited runners to fall behind 4-2. Drew Ward’s two-run HR in the 9th tied it but Jimmy Cordero did his best imitation of Rafael Soriano with two walks, two hits, and the winning run allowed. Raudy Read (single, two doubles) and Stephen Perez (double, two walks) both reached base three times to lead the Sens offense. Roster move: OF Zach Collier activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 4
• Silvestre (W, 1-0) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Borne (S, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lora 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Bryan Mejia and Taylor Gushue both homered while Hector Silvestre turned in six serviceable innings as the P-Nats took the series opener from the Blue Rocks, 6-4. Silvestre allowed all four runs on eight hits and no walks and struck out three. Grant Borne shut down Wilmington over the final three innings for the save, his first of the year. Edwin Lora reached base four times on three singles and a walk while Ian Sagdal singled twice and walked once to lead the Potomac hit parade. Victor Robles left the game in the top of the 4th with an apparent leg injury, which he appeared to suffer chasing down the first Wilmington triple, then aggravate running down the second Blue Rocks triple. Don’t worry he also got hit by a pitch, too.

Hagerstown 12 Delmarva 5
• Acevedo 3⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, 2BK
• Simonds (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, 1-1 IR-S
• C. Kieboom 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2K
• Barrera 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI

A seven-run third inning put this one away early as the Suns took their fourth straight, 12-5 from the Shorebirds. Carlos Acevedo got the start but couldn’t make it out of the 4th as he let in two runs on two hits and a walk, though he did strike out five. The win went to Kyle Simonds with three and a 1/3rd innings of one-run relief on four hits, no walks, and seven whiffs. Carter Kieboom singled twice and doubled once to raise his Sally Lg.-leading BA to .483 while Tres Barrera, Dan Johnson, and Jake Noll each homered to lead the Hagerstown assault.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

All four teams win and score plenty of runs. Wait, what?

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-5 @ Pawtucket,
6:05 p.m.
Cole (8-8, 4.26 in ’16) vs.
H. Velázquez (5-1, 2.47 in ’16)
Harrisburg Won, 7-5 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (8-5, 3.30 in ’16) vs.
Castellini (7-8, 3.81 @ A+ in ’16)
Potomac Won, 10-4 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (2-4, 5.03 in ’16) vs.
Peralta (8-5, 4.01 @ A- in ’16)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
Sharp (3-0, 3.24 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Falter (1-6, 3.17 @ SS-A in ’16)

Syracuse 13 Pawtucket 5
• Voth 3⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR; 77-41 PIT-K
• Adams (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 5K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Severino 2-4, 3R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Falu 2-3, 2R, HR, 3RBI

Syracuse’s offense finally awoke with a 14-hit assault on Pawtucket pitching in a 13-5 victory, its first of 2017. Austin Voth started but couldn’t make it through four, as he needed 77 pitches to get 11 outs and let in two runs on six hits and two walks. The decision went to Austin Adams with two and 2/3rds innings of scoreless relief, through he did walk three and fanned five. Caleb Ramsey, who replaced Brian Goodwin in the 2nd inning without an apparent injury, led the charge with two singles, a double, and an RBI while Pedro Severino, Irving Falu, and Brandon Snyder all homered and brought in a teammate or two (Synder) along with them. Roster moves: CF Michael Taylor recalled to Washington; RHP Joe Nathan assigned from Washington.

Harrisburg 7 Hartford 5
• G. Ross (W, 1-0) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K; 1-2, R, 2B, RBI
• Brinley (SV, 2) 2IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, 3-3 IR-S
• Stevenson 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Keller 1-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Abreu 1-3, R, BB

Greg Ross tossed six scoreless for the Senators while the offense scored enough to cover for the bullpen in a 7-5 win for Harrisburg. Ross allowed three hits and no walks and fanned five on just 63 pitches. With a 6-0 lead, Jake Johansen set ’em down in order in 7th and failed to retire a batter in the 8th. Ryan Brinley came on with the bases loaded and one run in and let ’em all in and one of his own in a five-run 8th by the Yard Goats. He was credited for the save by finishing the game and not giving up the tying run. Andrew Stevenson reached base three times with two singles and a walk while Ross, Drew Ward, Yadiel Hernandez, and Neftali Soto each had an RBI double.

Potomac 13 Frederick 4
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, 6WP, 2HBP
• R. Pena (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 3-1 IR-S
• Rivera 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Wiseman 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Sagdal 2-5, HR, BB, 2RBI

Potomac hung a five-spot on Frederick in the 1st and cruised to a 13-4 win on 17 hits, including four doubles, a triple, and a grand slam. It was needed because Joan Baez found the plate the way Sean Spicer tells the truth, issuing four walks, hitting two batters, and throwing six wild pitches. He almost got the Jack Morris win as he stumbled through four and 1/3rd innings with four runs and five hits allowed. Ronald Pena got the “W” after letting in one inherited runner and finishing the 5th. He put up goose eggs in the 67th and 7th as did Mariano Rivera for the 8th and 9th. Every batter had at least one hit, with Victor Robles and Ian Sagdal collecting five total bases and reaching base three times, a feat matched by Rhett Wiseman (a HR shy of the cycle) and Telmito Agustin.

Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 4
• C. Pena 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Howard (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 5K, WP
• Pantoja (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• C. Kieboom 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Soto 2-4, R
• Neuse 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Suns rallied for three in the 7th to cap a comeback from an early 4-0 deficit as they cracked the BlueClaws, 5-4 in the series opener. Carlos Pena wobbled through four innings, letting all four Lakewood runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three. Carter Kieboom’s two-run double and Sheldon Neuse’s one-run single delivered the goods. The win went to Hayden Howard, who struck out five over three innings, while Jorge Pantoja sloed out the game with two scoreless for the save.

Monday’s News & Notes

Looks like The Onion didn’t find the game all that, um, appealing
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2;
Lost, 10-4
@ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Voth (7-9, 3.15 in ’16) vs.
Kendrick (6-5, 4.73 in ’16)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
G. Ross (5-1, 0.83 in ’16) vs.
Niebla (0-1, 5.30 in ’16)
Potomac Won, 8-7 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
J. Baez (9-7, 3.94 @ A- in ’16) vs.
Alvarado (10-9, 3.41 @ A- in ’16)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-3 vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
C. Pena (2-2, 2.95 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Fanti (7-0, 1.57 @ GCL in ’16)

Rochester 6 Syracuse 2
• J. Turner 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Grace (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, 3-0 IR-S
• Martin (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 5H, 3R ,3ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-4, RBI, SB, CS
• Snyder 2-3

Rafael Martin was in midseason form as he let in the last five runs over an inning and a third to turn a 2-1 Chiefs lead into a 6-2 loss to the Red Wings. Jacob Turner got the start and was lifted after loading the bases with two out in the 4th. Matt Grace got the last out and stranded all three runners but was responsible for the go-ahead run that came in on a two-run homer served up by Martin. Brian Goodwin led the Syracuse hit column with 3-for-4 game, followed by Brandon Snyder at 2-for-3.

Rochester 10 Syracuse 4
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 4K, 3HR, HBP
• Antolin 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Skole 2-3, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Falu 1-2, R, HR, RBI

Syracuse dropped a third straight game to Rochester, 10-4. Taylor Hill was lit up for five runs on eight hits (three HR) over four and 2/3rds innings. He hit one batter, walked none and struck out four. Irving Falu, Clint Robinson, Brandon Snyder, and Matt Skole each hit solo shots to make the most of just six hits and no walks drawn by the Chiefs offense. Roster move: RHP Matt Albers selected and recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 2
• Williams (W, 1-0) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 9K, HBP
• Lara (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• N. Soto 2-4, R
• Stevenson 2-4, 3RBI, 2CS

Raudy Read’s three-run HR in the last of the 6th erased a 2-0 deficit as Harrisburg tripled up Altoona, 6-2 to split the four-game series. Austen Williams got the win with a quality start of two runs on five hits and no walks in six innings pitched. He struck out nine. Andrew Stevenson also drove in three with a pair of singles, though he was caught stealing twice. Neftali Soto was third Senator with multiple hits in Harrisburg’s ten-hit parade.

Potomac 8 Wilmington 7
• Rodriguez 4IP, 4H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 5K, 3WP; 82-56 PIT-K
• Crownover (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Robles 3-4, 4R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Sagdal 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats outslugged and outlasted the Blue Rocks to take the game, 8-7, and the series, 2-1. Jefry Rodriguez labored through four innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and a walk. He struck out five and was charged with three wild pitches. Matt Crownover got the win in relief, with one run allowed on two hits and two walks over three innings. Victor Robles reached base four times, scored four times, and was a triple shy of the cycle while Kelvin Gutierrez stroked three singles and a double to lead Potomac’s 15-hit offense.

Asheville 11 Hagerstown 3
• Davis (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 3HR, BK, HBP
• Noll 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Banks 2-4

Asheville returned the favor from the second game of last night’s doubleheader and thrashed Hagerstown 11-3 to split the four-game series. Weston Davis worked a scoreless 1st before giving up runs in each of the next three innings. He gave up five runs on three HR’s and six hits total over four innings. He walked one, struck out one, and hit a batter. Blake Perkins and Nick Banks both singled twice while Jake Noll singled, doubled, and drove in a run. Roster move: LHP Jordan Mills assigned from Washington; no corresponding move yet.