Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs. Lail (6-4, 5.24)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 @ Reading,
1:05 p.m.
Dragmire (4-1, 2.89) vs.
Irvin (5-3, 4.16)
Potomac Won, 4-2;
Lost, 2-0
vs. Frederick,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (7-13, 4.49) vs.
Grimes (0-1, 4.91)
Hagerstown Won, 13-2 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. Batavia,
6:05 p.m.
TBD vs. S. Perez (3-1, 2.14)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4
(8 inn.)
vs. GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 1
• Skole 1-4, RBI
• Severino 2-3, BB

The Chiefs took a commanding 1-0 lead in the 1st and failed to hold it for a 7-1 loss to the RailRiders.

Harrisburg 4 Reading 2
• G. Ross (W, 5-3) 6IP, 8H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Bacus (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, 2B, SF, RBI
• Ward 2-3, R, BB

Harrisburg took advantage of two Reading errors to score their final two runs and secure a 4-2 victory. Greg Ross turned in six innings of one-run ball on eight hits and two walks while striking out five to notch his fifth AA win. Dakota Bacus shut the door for two innings before turning the ball over to Andrew Robinson who Soriano’d through the 9th on a leadoff HR to get the rulebook save. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled, doubled, and hit a sacrifice fly while Drew ward reach base three times with two singles and a walk to lead the Sens’ offense.

Potomac 4 Frederick 2 – GAME ONE
• Baez (W, 4-8) 7IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 7K, HR
• Turner 2-3, R, 2B, SF, RBI
• Mejia 1-3, 2B, RBI

Joan Baez continues to dominate in the month of August (3-1, 1.88) as he spun a complete-game gem in a 4-2 P-Nats win over the Keys. Baez walked four and allowed a solo HR and two hits total but also struck out seven. Trea Turner, who flied out weakly in each of his four ABs on Friday night, singled, doubled, and hit sacrifice fly (one of three) to cap off Potomac’s two-run 6th. Bryan Mejia (double) and Rhett Wiseman (single) accounted for the other two P-Nats hits.

Frederick 2 Potomac 0 – GAME TWO
• Fuentes (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 0K
• Pantoja 3⅓ IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Mendez 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mejia 1-1, SAC
• Beckwith 1-2

In the nightcap, it was all Frederick as two pitchers combined to shut out Potomac 2-0 on two hits to split the doubleheader. Steven Fuentes made the start but wasn’t pitching to blind basketball players, so he walked three of the seven batters he faced and fell behind in nearly every count to dig a 2-0 hole after just 2/3rds of an inning. Jorge Pantoja stranded three while getting the last out of the 1st and held the Keys scoreless for three, as did Gilberto Mendez, who retired all nine batters he faced. Matt Reistetter broke up the perfect game with a walk in the 3rd while Tyler Beckwith denied the no-no with a two-out single in the 5th. Bryan Mejia’s infield single to lead off the 6th was the fourth and final P-Nats baserunner. Roster moves: IF Austin Davidson placed on the 7-Day DL; C Matt Reistetter activated from the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 13 West Virginia 2
• Ramirez (W, 1-2) 7IP, 10H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Held 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barrera 4-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI, BB
• C. Kieboom 4-6, 2R, HR, 3RBI, CS
• Agustin 3-4, 2R, 2B

The extra point sailed wide in Hagerstown’s six-run 4th as they went on to a 13-2 takedown of West Virginia. Yonathan Ramirez scattered 10 hits over seven innings but walked none and struck out four as he finally earned a Low-A win. Sam Held mopped up with two scoreless innings. Tres Barrera homered twice while Carter Kieboom went deep once; both had four hits and three RBI to lead the Suns’ 17-hit parade.

Batavia 5 Auburn 4
• Crowe 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Rishwain (BS, 4; L, 1-4) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Scudder 3-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Pryor 2-3, 2R, BB, SF, RBI
• Pascal 2-4, SB

The Muckdogs reclaimed 5th place in the Pinckney Division with a 5-4 win over the Doubledays. Wil Crowe got the start and gave up a homer and two hits total over his three innings for the no-decision. Michael Rishwain blew his fourth save in as many opportunities and lost for the fourth time with the final four Batavia runs allowed on six hits over three innings. Jake Scudder and Jonathan Pryor both reached base three times, scoring twice (Pryor) and driving in two (Scudder) to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 4 (8 inn.)
• N. Lee 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Peguero (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Connell 3-3, BB, 2RBI, OF assist at HP
• Blash 2-4, 3R, 2B, 2SB

Rain shortened this to eight innings, just in time as the G-Nats took a 5-4 lead in the top of the final frame and Justin Connell threw out the would-be tie run at the plate at the bottom of the final frame. Nick Lee made his first regular-season appearance of 2017 with a scoreless inning in the first for the “start.” Jairon Peguero got the blown-save-win as Alex Dunlap’s passed ball let in one of two inherited runners in the 6th and he worked around two singles in the 7th. Connell reached base four times with three singles and a walk and drove in two while Jamori Blash singled, doubled, scored three times, and stole twice to pace the G-Nats’ attack. Roster move: LHP Nick Lee assigned from Harrisburg for MiLB rehab.

DSL Nationals Update
The D-Nats closed out the 2017 campaign with back-to-back wins, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a last-place finish in the DSL South at 28-43, 21 games off the pace.

Playoff Update
GCL – The G-Nats lead by 3½ games and have gotten a little help from Mother Nature as rain has postponed or suspended the last three games for the streaking (seven straight wins) second-place G-Marlins.

Low-A – While the Suns went medieval on the Power’s [buttocks] last night, they remain in fourth place and four games behind (three in the loss column) in the Sally North with just one game (today’s) against the three teams they’re chasing.

High-A – Potomac lost three one-run ballgames to Salem this week, and split a pair of doubleheaders the past two nights with Frederick. The P-Nats are also in fourth place and four games back, but also play their would-be playoff opponent (Lynchburg) while the Red Sox and Keys play each other this week. TL;DR – Potomac needs to reel off several wins over the final nine and get a lot of help.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-1 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Long (4-4, 3.60) vs.
Adams (10-4, 2.69)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Reading,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (4-3, 6.90) vs.
Kilome (1-1, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 1-0;
Won, 5-0
vs. Frederick,
5:15 p.m.
Baez (3-8. 3.99) and TBD vs.
Peralta (2-10, 5.67) and TBD
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (0-2, 5.70) vs.
Nunez (4-7, 3.76)
Auburn Won, 4-1 vs. Batavia,
6:05 p.m.
Crowe (0-0, 2.31) vs.
Guenther (1-2, 2.92)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9 Syracuse 1
• Valdez (L, 0-2) 2⅓ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 2K, HR; 1-2
• Bautista 0-4, K
• Skole 1-4, R, 2K

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored eight times in the first four innings en route to a 9-1 demolition of Syracuse. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino optioned to Washington; RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Reading 3 Harrisburg 1
• Hill (L, 4-6) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR, WP; 0-2, SAC
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Robles 1-3, 2BB, CS
• Gamache 2-4, R, 2B

Taylor Hill gave up a three-run HR in the 5th—No. 26 in 25 appearances—as the Sens could only get one run back for a 3-1 loss to the Fightins. Hill was otherwise adequate, pitching six and 2/3rds innings, allowing six hits and a walk, and nearly matching his season high with five K’s. Braulio Lara stranded a runner in 7th and got the first two outs in the 8th before Jimmy Cordero came on to leave two on while getting the final out in the 8th. Victor Robles singled once and walked twice but was also caught stealing for the 9th time, which does not include every time he’s been thrown out on the basepaths, while Dan Gamache singled and doubled and scored the lone Harrisburg run.

Frederick 1 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 2-2) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, 10-3 GO-FO
• Peterson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 2-3
• Noll 1-3

In the opener, Potomac could only muster four hits, even with two (2) MLB rehabs while Frederick got the customary 1st-inning run and held on for a 1-0 win. Sterling Sharp paid dearly for the leadoff walk, as it led to the game’s only run, which scored on a sacrifice fly. Sharp rolled ten grounders and got three double plays over his six innings of work while giving up five hits, two walks, and striking out two. Tommy Peterson followed with a 1-2-3 seventh and two whiffs. Jake Sundberg singled twice, Jake Noll once, and Jayson Werth doubled to compose the P-Nats hit column.

Potomac 5 Frederick 0 – GAME TWO
• Rodriguez 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Rivera (W, 1-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, HBP
• Masters 1-3, 2B, 3RBI
• Johnson 1-2, R, BB, RBI

Potomac capitalized on Frederick’s sole error and four walks to score five times in the 5th for a 5-0 shutout to split the doubleheader. Jefry Rodriguez dominated for four innings with just one hit allowed, no walks, and four strikeouts. Mariano Rivera III came on to finish up and careered through the final three innings (two hits, two walks, and a hit batsman) to earn the win, his first of the season. The P-Nats drew five walks total and managed five hits, with David Masters’s three-run double the killshot that put the game away. Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth, SS Trea Turner assigned from Syracuse for MLB rehab; LHP Taylor Guilbeau placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Steven Fuentes reassigned from Hagerstown.

West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 4 (10 inn.)
• B. Hill 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Bogucki 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Morse (L, 0-3) 1BF, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Banks 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• La Bruna 2-4, BB
• 1-14 RISP, 14 LOB

After rallying for two in the 9th to tie it at 4-4, the Suns were shocked by the Power with a leadoff, walkoff HR in the bottom of the 10th for a 5-4 win – Hagerstown’s tenth in its last 13 games. Taylor Brigham Hill gave up two homers, eight hits, four runs over six innings. A.J. Bogucki was perfect over three innings with six whiffs. Phil Morse gave up the game winner to the first and only batter he faced for his third loss. Nick Banks singled once, and doubled twice for his third three-hit game over the last seven while Angelo La Bruna walked once and singled twice to lead the Suns’ 14-hit parade. Roster moves: LHP Yonathan Ramirez, RHPs Gabe Klobosits, Alex Troop promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 4 Batavia 1
• Romero 4IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Smith (BS, 2; W, 3-3) 3IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Shepard 2-3, R, 2RBI, SB
• Pryor 1-2, 2B, SF, BB, RBI

Auburn rallied for three in the 8th for the 4-1 sportswriter’s win over Batavia. Seth Romero threw four shutout innings with four hits, no walks, and four K’s for the no-decision. David Smith got the blown-save win with an unearned run let in on two hits over three innings and also struck out four. Jake Cousins struck out the side in the 9th to earn the save, his first. Chance Shepard went 2-for-3 with two RBI while Jonathan Pryor walked, doubled, and drove in a run with a sac fly to pace the Doubledays’ offense. Roster moves: LHP Gilberto Chu, RHP Angel Guillen reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats’ magic number is down to six with nine games left to play. Today, they take on the last-place G-Mets while tomorrow they host the second-place G-Marlins.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.82) vs.
German (5-2, 2.91)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (4-5, 5.66) vs.
E. Garcia (1-0, 1.29)
Potomac Lost, 6-5 vs. Frederick,
5:00 p.m.
Sharp (2-1, 6.43) and
Rodriguez (3-2, 3.35) vs.
Alvarado (6-9, 5.49) and TBD
Hagerstown Won, 11-5 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Meyer (3-0, 2.67)
Auburn Lost, 6-4 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (0-1, 9.45) vs.
Hock (1-1, 6.57)
GCL Nationals Postponed OFF DAY

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 1
• John Simms (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR; 1-2
• Bautista 2-4, CS
• Skole 0-3, BB, 2K

The Chiefs gave Johns Simms one run to work with, but he didn’t throw the shutout necessary to win as they dropped the series finale, 5-1. Roster move: OF Zach Collier placed on the 7-Day DL.

Reading 4 Harrisburg 2
• Voth (L, 3-3) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 3-4, RBI
• Hernandez 2-3, R, 2B, BB

Harrisburg fell behind 3-0 in the 1st and couldn’t recover as Reading doubled ’em up, 4-2. Austin Voth recovered from the three-run 1st to throw five scoreless innings to notch a quality start but lose for the third time in eight AA starts. Derek Self put up one goose egg in the 7th while Tim Collins came up short in the 8th. He also gave up the final Fightins run. Osvaldo Abreu led the Senators hit column with three singles, followed by Yadiel Hernandez with a double, walk, and a single.

Salem 6 Potomac 5
• Williams 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Mills (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Sundberg 2-6, R, 2B
• Gushue 2-5, R, 2B
• Lora 2-5, 2B, 3K

The P-Nats dropped their third straight one-run decision as the Red Sox walked off in the 9th with a 6-5 win. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five and was knocked around for five runs on nine hits without a walk and three whiffs. Ronald Pena threw three scoreless innings to keep things close but Gilberto Mendez coughed up the game-winning homer to the second batter he faced, suffering his fourth loss and second in eight days to Salem. The trio of Jack Sundberg, Taylor Gushue, and Edwin Lora each singled and doubled to lead Potomac’s 13-hit parade. The loss formally eliminated Potomac from the division title and knocked them back to four games behind Salem in the wildcard race.

Hagerstown 11 Lakewood 5
• Braymer (W, 2-2) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 8K, HR, WP
• Howard 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 3-5, R, RBI
• Agustin 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Barrera 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

After falling behind 3-0 after two, Hagerstown scored seven times over the next three innings before Lakewood could answer, then put the game away with a four-run 7th and an 11-5 win that stopped a five-game slide. Ben Braymer went seven innings, giving up four runs on ten hits without a walk and struck out eight for the win. Hayden Howard mopped up with two scoreless innings. Tres Barrera and Telmito Agustin both homered while Nick Banks went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to pace the Suns’ offense. Roster moves: RHPs James Bourque, Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to August 22.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 4
• Raquet 6IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Brasher (BS, 3; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, 2WP, HBP
• Choruby 3-5
• Baez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, PB(10)

The Doubledays were up 4-2 after six and a half, but the Auburn firemen were lit up for three in the 7th and one in the 8th as the Crosscutters took the finale, 6-4. The meltdown turned Nick Raquet’s quality start of two runs on four hits over six into a no-decision. Jared Brasher blew his third save with a three-run, three-hit 7th to take the loss, his first. Nick Choruby singled three times while Omar Meregildo homered again and Jeyner Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Astros – PPD
The G-Nats got an extra day off in front of a scheduled off day with yesterday’s rainout, which they’ll try to make up with a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-4 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Rogers (1-2, 4.57) vs.
Anderson (AAA debut)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Akron,
12:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-5, 10.13) vs.
Lugo (8-6, 4.63)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (2-3, 3.68) vs.
Boyd (3-1, 2.01)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (6-5, 5.12) vs.
Carrasco (0-2, 4.35)
Auburn Postponed @ Williamsport,
5:00 p.m.
Tetrault (1-1, 2.88) and TBD vs.
Rosso (0-0, 6.00) and TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 7 Lehigh Valley 4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 2K
• Bautista 2-4, SB

The Chiefs blew a 4-2 lead in the 7th then scored once in the 8th and twice in the 9th for 7-4 win over the IronPigs.

Harrisburg 7 Akron 6
• Dragmire (W, 4-1) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Bacus (H, 2) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Marmolejos 3-5, 3R, 3B, HR, RBI
• Read 2-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, 2-2B

Harrisburg jumped out to a 7-0 lead after 3½ and held on for 7-6 win vs. Akron. Brady Dragmire got the Jack Morris win with four runs let in on six hits over five and a 1/3rd innings. He walked two and struck out three. Andrew Robinson stranded the tying run in the 8th and worked around a one-out single in the 9th to earn the save, his 11th. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Raudy Read, and Osvaldo Abreu each went deep to mask a 2-for-14 night with RISP and 11 LOB as the Sens collected 13 hits and drew four walks.

Salem 3 Potomac 2
• Reyes (L, 7-13) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K,
• J. Rodriguez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Wiseman 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The P-Nats also got an early lead, but could not hold it as the Red Sox rallied from 2-0 down to win, 3-2. Luis Reyes was rewarded with loss #13 for his quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks with five whiffs over six innings. While poor defense led to two unearned runs, the Potomac offense was limited to four hits and four walks and had just four chances with RISP (and went 0-for-4). Rhett Wiseman homered in the 2nd to drive in Jake Noll who had walked in front of him to account for the two P-Nats runs.

Lakewood 3 Hagerstown 2
• DeRosier (L, 2-4) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, 2E
• Bogucki 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Perkins 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Banks 1-3, R, BB, SB(10)

Make that four in a row and fourth place for Hagerstown with a 3-2 loss to Lakewood. Matt DeRosier allowed all three BlueClaws runs on five hits over five innings while striking out six for the “L.” A.J. Bogucki held down Lakewood for three innings, and Jake Barnett pinched the BlueClaws in the 9th, but the Suns couldn’t push across the tying run in the 9th. Blake Perkins drove in both Hagerstown runs with a two-out double in the 2nd and later walked, one of just two (2) Suns batter to reach base twice in a five-hit, three-walk night.

Auburn vs. Williamsport – PPD
The Doubledays and Crosscutters—winners of four and losers of five straight games, respectively—got the night off courtesy of the rain. They’ll shoot to make it up with doubleheader tonight.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 2
• Acevedo 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Alastre 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 9K
• Guillen (BS, 1; L, 2-1) 1IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K
• Garcia 2-4, 2B, RBI

The G-Nats got two runs early and if you’re reading this far, you know they didn’t hold on to it, as Angel Guillen was knocked for three runs on five hits in the 8th for a 4-2 loss. Carlos Acevedo came out of hiding down from Hagerstown for rehab and threw two scoreless innings. Tomas Alastre spun five innings of one-run ball with two hits, two walks, and nine strikeouts. The G-Nats managed just four hits and one walk, with Luis Garcia the sole G-Nat to reach base twice with a single and a double. Roster move: Carlos Acevedo assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
J. Turner (1-5, 5.85) vs.
Taveras (2-1, 1.17)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-5 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Dragmire (3-1, 2.53) vs.
Chiang (0-1, 4.86)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (7-12, 4.63) vs.
Shawaryn (4-4, 4.48)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (2-4, 4.50) vs.
Falter (7-6, 3.12)
Auburn Won, 6-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Tetrault (1-1, 2.88) vs.
Rosso (0-0, 6.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 @ GCL Marlins,
10:00 a.m.

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3 (10 inn.)
• Fedde 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K; 0-2
• Skole 1-4, R
• Bautista 1-4, RBI

Syracuse couldn’t make it back-to-back wins in its final at-bat as Lehigh Valley walked off in the 10th, 4-3. Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth, SS Trea Turner assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab; OF Rafael Bautista activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Cody Satterwhite placed on the 7-Day DL.

Akron 13 Harrisburg 5
• G. Ross (L, 4-3) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 9R, 7ER, 0BB, K, HR, HBP
• Lara 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Robles 3-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Ward 2-4, BB
• Joseph 2-5, R, 2B

The Sens shut out the RubberDucks for two innings, but the other six? Not so much. Akron scored nine times from the 3rd to the 7th en route to a 13-5 demolition of Harrisburg. Greg Ross took the brunt of it, with nine runs allowed on nine hits over three and a 1/3rd innings for his third AA loss. Victor Robles led off the game with an inside-the-park HR and finished a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-5, followed by Drew Ward who singled twice and walked once. Roster move: Wirkin Estevez placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Yesterday was a league-wide off day for the Carolina League. While Lynchburg plays Buies Creek in could-be preview of the 2017 Mills Cup, the rest of the Carolina League North plays each other, with second-place Salem hosting fourth-place Potomac, and third-place Frederick hosting fifth-place Wilmington. Anyone care to bet against the P-Nats and Blue Rocks taking two of three, creating three-way tie with Wilmington a ½ game back on Friday?

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 2
• Davis (L, 4-5) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Fuentes 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 3K
• Corredor 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Boggetto 2-5, 2B

The Suns dropped their third straight and fell to three games behind in the Sally North with a 4-2 loss to the Intimidators. Weston Davis took the loss with three runs let in on five hits and two walks while striking out one (1). Steven Fuentes pitched four innings of one-run relief, but the offense did not respond, going 1-for-10 with RISP and leaving on seven. Aldrem Corredor and Branden Boggetto both singled and doubled to lead the Hagerstown nine-hit, one-walk (Carter Keiboom) offense.

Auburn 6 State College 1
• Y. Ramirez (W, 4-3) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, WP
• Klobosits (SV, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Scudder 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Guibor 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Pryor 1-2, BB, HBP

It was another Book of Genesis (“In the Big Inning…”) night for Auburn as they scored four in the 8th to complete the three-game sweep of State College, 6-1. Yonathan Ramirez (pictured above) tossed six innings of one-run ball on four hits and no walks while fanning four to earn his fourth win of the season. Jeremy McKinney added one goose egg to the scoreboard for the hold while Gabe Klobosits added two for the save. Jake Scudder singled and doubled and drove in three while Austin Guibor drove in two, doubled, and walked twice to lead the Doubleday offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 4
• Stoeckinger 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• De Los Santos (W, 3-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• R. Mendez 3-5, 2R
• Caulfield 2-3, 2RBI
• Garcia 2-5, 2RBI

The G-Nats walked off in the 9th to reduce their magic number to seven with a 5-4 win over the G-Mets. Jackson Stoeckinger started and gave up all four G-Mets runs on seven hits, no walks, and six K’s over five innings. Jose De Los Santos pitched a scoreless 9th to get the “W.” Ricardo Mendez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, including the game-winner on Phil Caulfield’s second RBI single. Roster move: Kelvin Gutierrez assigned from Potomac for MiLB rehab.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3
(13 inn.)
@ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-2, 4.82) vs.
Eshelman (8-3, 2.58)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (4-2, 5.93) vs.
Whitehouse (7-7, 4.19)
Potomac Won, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2
(11 inn.)
vs. Kannapolis,
2:05 p.m.
Davis (4-4, 5.94) vs.
L. Martinez (7-1, 3.45)
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (3-3, 4.20) vs.
Oviedo (1-1, 5.32)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.

Syracuse 4 Indianapolis 3 (13 inn.)
The Chiefs walked off in the 13th inning – their sixth win in their final at-bat this season.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 4
• T. Hill (L, 4-5) 7⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 0HR, HBP
• Robinson ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 3-2 IR-S
• Robles 2-3
• Hernandez 1-3, BB

Taylor Hill pitched into the 8th (and kept the ball in the yard) but left with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th. Andrew Robinson couldn’t get the K, popup, or groundball and Trenton scored twice for a 2-0 win in the finale. Victor Robles singled twice and was removed from the game for no discernible reason aside from Matt LeCroy’s whim (didn’t run hard enough from first base on a two-out ground ball to the second baseman?). Yadiel Hernandez also reached base twice with a single and a walk, but the Sens were limited to six hits total and left on nine baserunners.

Potomac 2 Winston-Salem 1
• Baez (W, 3-8) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 4BB, 7K
• Rivera (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mills (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 1-2, 2BB, 2SB
• Davidson 2-4, R

The P-Nats scored twice in the 1st and three pitchers made it stand up to take the game, and the series from the Dash, 2-1. Joan Baez allowed the lone, unearned run on two hits and four walks while striking out seven for his third High-A win. Mariano Rivera III followed with two scoreless for the hold as did Jordan Mills for the save. Jake Noll’s two-run double cashed in a single by Austin Davidson and walk by Taylor Gushue; all three reached with two out in the 1st. Potomac was limited to five hits and five walks total, led by Davidson’s two singles and two walks by Gushue and Daniel Johnson. With losses by both Salem and Frederick, Potomac is now just one game out of a playoff spot, and 1½ games ahead of Wilmington. Roster moves: RHP Kyle McGowin reassigned to Harrisburg; RHP Austen Williams activated from the 7-Day DL.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2 (11 inn.)
• B. Hill 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Howard 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Morse (L, 0-2) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• C. Kieboom 2-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Boggetto 2-5, 2B

Twice the game-winning run was cut down at the plate, enabling the Intimidators to edge past the Suns, 3-2 in 11 innings. Anderson Franco was gunned down in the 9th and Angelo La Bruno was forced out on a bases-loaded grounder to short in the 10th. Brigham Hill turned in a quality start of two runs on a walk and six hits while striking out seven over six innings. The loss went to Phil Morse on a sacrifice fly in the 11th. Carter Kieboom homered to account for both Hagerstown runs. The Suns remain in 3rd place, two games behind the Grasshoppers and the Crawdads and percentage points ahead of the Power.

Auburn 5 State College 3
• Crowe 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Brasher (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Scudder 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Meregildo 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Auburn rallied for three in the 8th to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 win. Wil Crowe tossed three scoreless innings in his fourth start for Auburn. Jared Brasher got the win in relief with a goose eggs in the 8th and 9th innings. Jake Scudder reached base four times with three singles and a walk and drove in a run while Omar Meregildo homered and walked to lead the Doubledays offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats hold a 3½ game lead over G-Astros, G-Marlins, and G-Cards with 11 games left to play. Today, they face the last-place G-Mets.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-5 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.66) vs.
Holmes (9-5, 3.26)
Harrisburg Won, 5-1 vs. Trenton,
6:00 p.m.
Voth (3-1, 4.13) vs.
Camarena (1-1, 3.75)
Potomac Lost, 14-6 vs. Winston-Salem,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (2-1, 5.06) vs.
Puckett (11-11, 3.86)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-1, 8.56) vs.
Hickman (3-6, 4.23).

Auburn Won, 11-3 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Balestrieri (3-2, 5.30)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-3 vs. GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m.

Syracuse 11 Indianapolis 5
• Simms (W, 1-3) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Skole 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, BB, HR, 3RBI

The Chiefs jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Indians and never looked back in an 11-5 win.

Harrisburg 5 Trenton 1
• Estevez (W, 4-1) 6IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 2K, BK
• Bacus (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Robles 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB
• Read 3-4, 2R, HR(16), 2RBI, PB(13)
• Ward 1-3, BB

Harrisburg pushed its win streak to four games with a 5-1 win over Trenton. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez one-hit the Thunder for six innings, though he issued four walks and struck out just two, but won his fourth AA game. After Tim Collins was roughed up for third time in five appearances, Dakota Bacus shut the door with two scoreless for the save. Victor Robles walked once and doubled twice while Raudy Read singled twice and homered to lead the Sens’ offense.

Winston-Salem 14 Potomac 6
• Guilbeau (L, 4-4) 4⅔ IP, 11H, 9R, 7ER, BB, 2K
• Wiseman 2-3, R, BB
• Beckwith 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Sundberg 2-5, 2RBI, 2SB(20, 21)

This one went to the dogs on Bark in the Park night, which saw the Dash batters make the P-Nats fielders play fetch, 14-6. Taylor Guilbeau took the brunt of the beating, charged with nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds for his fourth loss. Rhett Wiseman singled twice and walked once while Tyler Beckwith connected for his first High-A HR and scored twice to pace the Potomac offense. Roster move: 2B Jake Noll promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Kannapolis 4
• Bourque 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 3K, WP
• Bogucki (W, 3-2) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Held (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Agustin 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• C. Kieboom 2-4, 2R, RBI
• Corredor 2-4, 2RBI

Hagerstown kept pace with second-place Greensboro and gained a game on first-place Hickory with a 5-4 win over first-half champ Kannapolis. James Bourque got the start and pitched into the 6th, but gave up all four Intimidator runs on five hits and four walks. A.J. Bogucki stranded a runner while getting the next seven outs to earn the win while Sam Held kept the tying run from scoring in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to tally the save. Telmito Agustin was a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Suns’ hit column. Roster move: 2B Branden Boggetto promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 11 Williamsport 3
• Raquet (W, 2-2) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Cousins 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Choruby 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Upshaw 1-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

The Doubledays got a touchdown and an extra point in the 1st and cruised to an 11-3 win vs. the Crosscutters. Nick Raquet was charged with all three Williamsport runs on seven hits, but walked none and struck out two for the win. Jake Cousins and Alex Troop both put up two scoreless to close out the game. Nick Choruby and Armond Upshaw both drew to walks and drove in a run to lead Auburn’s ten-hit, seven-walk offense.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Cardinals 3
• Pena (W, 1-3) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Ja. Peguero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, RBI, 2K
• Garcia 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Pineda 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI

The extra point went wide in the G-Nats’ 4th as they tripled up the G-Cards, 9-3. Malvin Pena earned his first win with five innings of two-run ball on seven hits, no walks, and five whiffs. Jairon Peguero turned in another strong outing with two more goose eggs to close out the game. Rafael Bautista, Luis Garcia, Yasel Antuna, and Israel Pineda each had two hits in the G-Nats’ 10-hit parade.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-3, 8.14) vs.
Brault (10-5, 1.94)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 4.02) vs.
Tate (0-1, 4.50)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Taylor Guilbeau (4-3, 4.58) vs.
Lambert (3-3, 4.97)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-0 vs. Kannapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Bourque (5-7, 4.98) vs.
Hickman (3-6, 4.23)
Auburn Lost, 9-8 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (1-2, 2.54) vs.
Howard (0-1, 6.27)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-6 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Durham 6 Syracuse 0
It was pumpkin time for Esmil Rogers as Durham lit him up for four in the 1st and all six runs in a 6-0 shutout of Syracuse. Roster move: IF Emmanuel Burris placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to August 15; 1B-3B Matt Skole activated from the 7-Day DL; LHP Enny Romero assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 4
• Dragmire (W, 3-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR; 1-2, R
• Cordero (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perez 3-4, R, CS
• Read 2-4, 2K
• Robles 2-5, R, 2B

The Senators completed the sweep of the Flying Squirrels with a 5-4 win in the series finale. Brady Dragmire won for the third time as he let in three runs on seven hits over five innings. he walked one and struck out none. Kyle Schepel, Derek Self, and Jimmy Cordero each put up a goose egg to earn a hold before Andrew Robinson was touched for a run in the 9th but got the save anyway. Stephen Perez led the hit column with three singles, followed by Raud Read with a 2-for-4 night, and Victor Robles with a single and a double.

Potomac 1 Salem 0

• McGowin (W, 1-1) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Pantoja (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mills (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Beckwith 1-3, R, 3B
• Johnson 1-3, BB

Three pitchers combined on a 1-0, eight-hit shutout as the P-Nats took the four-game series from Salem, 3-1. Kyle McGowin won for the second time in 16 starts with six shutout innings, allowing a walk and five hits while setting down four on strikes. Jorge Pantoja followed with an inning and 2/3rds scoreless to notch the hold while Jordan Mills got the last four outs for the save. Tyler Beckwith tripled to lead off the 3rd and scored on a double-play ball for the game’s only run. Roster move: 1B Ian Sagdal placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hickory 3 Hagerstown 0
• DeRosier (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, 2WP, BK
• C. Pena 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, WP
• Perkins 1-3, 3BB
• Banks 1-4

Hagerstown was no-hit for seven innings before Blake Perkins broke it up, but Hickory still got the shutout, 3-0 and took the series, 2-1. Matt DeRosier took the loss with all three Crawdads runs allowed on six hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings Carlos Pena finished the game with two and a 1/3rd scoreless innings. Perkins also walked three times while Nick Banks collected the second of two Suns hits on the night.

Williamsport 9 Auburn 8
• Johnston 5IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• McKinney (L, 1-1) 1IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 2HR
• Shepard 2-2, R, 2B, 3BB, RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 2-3, R, RBI
• Guibor 2-5, 2R, 3B, 2RBI

The Doubledays were unable to hold an 8-4 lead in the 9th and were felled by the Crosscutters, 9-8. Kyle Johnston turned in five innings two-run ball on two hits and a walk and was rewarded with a no-decision. The loss went to Jeremy McKinney with five runs allowed (two earned) on four hits (two homers) in a single inning thrown. Chance Shepard reached base five times with a single, double, and three walks to lead Auburn’s 12-hit parade.

GCL Marlins 7 GCL Nationals 6
• German 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• De Los Santos 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Zwetsch (L, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B
• Connell 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Antuna 1-4, BB, RBI, E(20)

The G-Nats also fell in the 9th in a back-and-forth, 7-6 loss to the G-Marlins. Jhonatan German went the first four and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four. The loss went to Connor Zwetsch on an unearned run in the 9th, courtesy of Yasel Antuna’s 20th error. Rafael Bautista singled, doubled, and scored a run to pace the G-Nats’ nine-hit, four-walk offense.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 vs. Durham,
6:35 p.m.
Rogers (1-1, 2.65) vs.
Yarbrough (12-6, 3.41)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Dragmire (2-1, 2.00) vs.
Taylor (4-9, 4.60)
Potomac Lost, 8-4
(10 inn.)
vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Boyd (3-0, 2.10)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
DeRosier (2-2, 4.45) vs.
Matuella (3-6, 4.34)
Auburn Won, 5-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-1, 3.97) vs.
Young (5-0, 1.81)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.

Durham 3 Syracuse 2
• Valdez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

The Chiefs lost a 2-1 lead on a pair of solo HRs to drop a 3-2 decision to the Bulls. Roster moves: OF Alejandro De Aza selected, recalled to Washington; C Jhonatan Solano activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 4
• G. Ross (W, 4-2) 6+ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 7K, 2HR
• Lara (H, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Joseph 3-4, 4R, 2B, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• Read 3-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI, PB(12)
• Hernandez 0-2, 2BB, SB

Harrisburg climbed out of the E.L. West cellar into 5th place with its second straight win over Richmond, 7-4. Greg Ross went two batters too far to lose the quality start but won the game with as left after giving up a double then a homer to the two batters he faced in the 7th. He was charged with all four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Braulio Lara tossed two scoreless for the hold, Andrew Robinson pitched a clean 9th for the save. Corban Joseph racked up ten total bases with a double and two homers and scored four runs to pace the Senators offense.

Salem 8 Potomac 4 (10 inn.)
• Reyes 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 7K, HR
• G. Mendez (L, 3-3) 1IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Masters 2-5, 2RBI
• Johnson 2-6, R, RBI

It was 2017 in a nutshell: the starter pitched well enough to win, the bullpen did not, and the offense wasn’t enough to cover up the mistakes. Potomac rallied for two in the 8th to tie it at 4-4 but had no answer for the four-run meltdown in the 10th in an 8-4 loss to Salem. Luis Reyes gave up a HR in 2nd but was otherwise solid for six innings, with four hits and one walk allowed and seven K’s. The loss went to Gilberto Mendez with four runs coughed up on four hits and a walk in just a single inning. Bryan Mejia was the beer man in a 13-hit parade, which was offset by 13 whiffs and… wait for it… 13 runners left on base. Roster move: RHP Jefry Rodriguez activated from the Restricted List.

Hagerstown 6 Hickory 3
• Davis (W, 4-4) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Howard (SV, 5) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Barrera 3-5, R, 2B
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Agustin 2-5, 2B, RBI, CS

Hagerstown bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to double up Hickory, 6-3 and stay within striking distance (2GB) as they two teams meet tonight for the final time (weather permitting). Weston Davis pitched five shutout innings to earn the win, allowing four hits, two walks, and setting down seven on strikes. Hayden Howard stranded two in the 8th and Cordero’d around two walks in the 9th to notch the save. Tres Barrera reached base three times with a pair of singles and a double, as did Aldrem Corredor with a walk, single, and a double to lead the Suns’ offense.

Auburn 5 Williamsport 1
• O’Sullivan 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Tetreault (W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Je. Baez 2-3, R, BB
• Jo. Ramirez 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Pryor 2-4, BB, RBI

The Doubledays scored in each of the first four innings to fell the Crosscutters, 5-1. After two scoreless innings of rehab by Sean O’Sullivan, Jackson Tetreault tossed three shutout frames with two walks and three whiffs to earn the win. Nick Choruby was the sole batter not to reach base as Auburn drew eight walks (three by Andres Martinez) and collected 12 hits but left on 15 baserunners. Roster move: RHP Sean O’Sullivan assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 3
• Alastre 4IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Adler (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Garcia 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Cramer 1-3, R, RBI
• Pascal 0-2, R, 2BB

The G-Nats kept pace with the streaking G-Cards (six straight) as they downed the G-Mets, 6-4. Starter Tomas Alaster gave up runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while fanning two. The win went to Sean Adler, who let in one run on two hits, no walks, and struck out four over three innings. Luis Garcia singled twice and doubled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run as the G-Nats squeezed six runs from seven hits and two walks (and two G-Mets errors).

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Transactions
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Durham,
6:35 p.m.
RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 vs. Richmond,
6:30 p.m.
IF Corban Joseph activated from 7-Day DL; RHP Ryan Brinley placed on the 7-Day DL
Potomac Won, 5-1 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
None
Hagerstown Lost, 9-4 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
SS Carter Kieboom reassigned from Auburn
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
None
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
None

Editor’s note: Abbreviated today due to family obligations
• RHP Wander Suero notched his 19th save between AA an AAA
• RHP Taylor Hill did not give up a HR
• Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases
• RHP Joan Baez walked just two and struck out five over 6IP to pick up his second High-A win
• Carter Kieboom went 0-for-4 in his return to Low-A
• Blake Perkins went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored while stealing his 27th base
• Branden Boggetto went 1-for-2 off the bench at the NYPL All-Star Game
• Jake Scudder was 0-for-2 as the starting 1B for the NYPL South team
• Max Engelbrekt struck out two in his single inning pitched at the NYPL All-Star game