Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5
(11 inn.)
@ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
Long (2-4, 4.60) vs.
Haviland (6-6, 3.88)
Harrisburg Won, 9-5 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (4-2, 5.03) vs.
Viza (7-7, 5.29)
Potomac Won, 6-5 @ Winston Salem,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Valerio (3-3, 5.83)
Hagerstown Won, 7-1 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (Low-A Debut) vs.
Llovera (1-1, 2.14)
Auburn Won, 9-6 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 2.57) vs.
McCarty (2-0, 0.49)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-1 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 5 (11 inn.)
• Simms 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, 2HR
• Severino 1-4, R, 2B, BB

The Chiefs endured an 85-minute rain delay and outlasted the PawSox, 6-5 in 11 innings. Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis, RHP Erick Fedde optioned from Washington; RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 9 Reading 5
• Voth (W, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• ⅓ ⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Robles 3-4, 2R, RBI, SAC
• Joseph 3-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI

Harrisburg’s three-run 8th broke open a 6-4 game and the held on in the 9th for a 9-5 win. Victor Robles has his third straight multi-hit game, singling twice and scoring twice, with a double, a sacrifice, and an RBI. Austin Voth got the win with five innings of two-run ball on seven hits, a walk, and seven strikeouts.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 5
• Sanburn 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K, WP, HBP
• Pantoja (W, 1-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• G. Mendez (SV, 10) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 2-2, BB, CS
• Davidson 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

The P-Nats gave up four runs in the first two innings but managed to answer each salvo with a total of six runs, capped off by an Earl Weaver special by Daniel Johnson for a 6-5 win over the Hillcats in the series finale. Jorge Pantoja got the win in relief while Gilberto Mendez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save.

Hagerstown 7 Hickory 1
• Braymer (W, 1-0) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Fuentes (SV, 2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, RBI
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, SB
• Franco 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Ben Braymer dazzled in his Sally Lg. debut while Aldrem Corredor and Anderson Franco both homered as Hagerstown avoided the sweep with a 7-1 win in the series finale with Hickory. Blake Perkins singled, walked, doubled, scored twice, and stole a base to lead the Suns’ hit column. Roster moves: RHP Brigham Hill promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 9 Mahoning Valley 6
• Ja. Johnson 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Cousins (W, 2-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Guibor 3-5, R, 2RBI
• Boggetto 3-5, R
• Je. Baez 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI

The Doubledays piled on six runs in the 1st and survived a four-run 9th to outslug the Scrappers, 9-6. Jake Cousins got the win in relief with three scoreless innings of relief. Austin Guibor, Branden Boggetto, and Jeyner Baez each had three hits and combined for two runs scored and four RBI to power the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 1
• A. Lee 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Zwetsch (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• R. Mendez 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2SB
• Dunlap 2-4, R, RBI
• C. Kieboom 1-2, 2B, BB

The G-Nats continue to roll (when they get the game in) as they won for the 20th time with a 5-1 decision over the G-Marlins. Andrew Lee made his first appearance in 14 months as he started and retired five of seven batters faced. Connor Swetsch got the win in relief while Ricardo Mendes singled twice, doubled once, stole two bases, scored a run took out the trash, unloaded the dishwasher, folded the laundry to lead the G-Nats’ attack. Roster moves: RHP Andrew Lee assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Transactions
Syracuse Won, 10-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
RHP Esmil Rogers assigned from Washington.
Harrisburg Won, 8-7 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
RHP Jimmy Cordero designated for assignment
Potomac Lost, 9-2 vs. Lynchburg,
12:05 p.m.
None
Hagerstown Lost, 10-1 vs. Hickory,
10:35 a.m.
None
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
None
GCL Nationals Tied, 0-0
(Susp., Bot. 2nd)
@ GCL Marlins,
10:00 a.m.
None

• Pedro Severino went 1-for-4 while Phillips Valdez coughed up a HR in relief.
• Victor Robles went 2-for-5 with a HBP, was caught stealing, and had an assist on an 8-2-6 DP.
• Ian Sagdal’s 10th HR prevented a shutout in Potomac.
• Likewise, Blake Perkins doubled to lead off the 9th and came around on Aldrem Corredor’s single to end Hickory’s shutout bid.
• Auburn went 2-for-16 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners but stole five bases and did not commit an error.
• Seth Romero walked two and struck out three in his pro debut before the rains came.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Beeks (4-4, 2.89)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 3.35) vs.
Taveras (0-1, 3.97)
Potomac Won, 5-2 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.35) vs.
Civale (5-2, 3.02)
Hagerstown Lost, 16-4 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-5, 4.83) vs.
Sanmartin (0-0, 0.00)
Auburn Lost, 9-2 @ State College,
12:00 p.m.
Johnston (0-0, 3.14) vs.
Mulford (2-3, 4.13)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.

Editor’s note: I’ll be in Boston for a conference for the rest of the work week, so coverage–especially tomorrow and Saturday–may be limited.

Syracuse – OFF DAY
Syracuse starts August deep in the I.L. North cellar, with a tragic number of seven. While they have a significant lead for the worst record in the International League, they’re ahead of Las Vegas on percentage points and a half-game ahead of New Orleans for the worst record in all of AAA. Roster move: C Pedro Severino optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
The Senators also find themselves looking up at the rest of the division and looking back on just the Fisher Cats for the worst record in the Eastern League. While reaching .500 would require a 1914 Braves-like finish of 26-8, fifth place is in reach (two games behind the Flying Squirrels) while they’re three games behind (ahead of?) the Birmingham Barons for the worst record in AA.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 2
• Williams (W, 2-3) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K, WP
• Orlan (SV, 4) 3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Sundberg 2-2, R
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Mejia 2-3, R, 2B

Potomac’s four-run 6th answered Lynchburg’s tally in the same frame as they took the opener, 5-2. Austen Williams and R.C. Orlan did precisely what AA-experienced pitchers are supposed to do: dominate. Williams threw six innings of one-run ball on four hits and three walks while striking out eight for the win. Orlan let in an unearned run over the final three innings while striking out four for the save. Jack Sundberg came off the bench to single twice while Ian Sagdal went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the P-Nats’ attack. Roster move: OF Michael Taylor assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hickory 16 Hagerstown 4
• Howard (L, 4-1) 1⅔ IP, 7H, 9R, 0ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Agustin 3-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Corredor 2-5, RBI

The CrawDads missed two extra points but got two touchdowns in the 2nd as they eclipsed the Suns, 16-4. Hayden Howard took the loss as he was charged with nine unearned runs on seven hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds. Telmito Agustin singled twice, tripled once, and drove in two while Aldrem Corredor went 2-for-5 with an RBI to lead the Hagerstown hitters. Roster move: LHP Tyler Watson traded to the Minnesota Twins.

State College 9 Auburn 2
• Y. Ramirez (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• A. Martinez 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Esthay 2-5

State College rallied from a 2-0 deficit with a pair of three-run innings as they demolished Auburn, 9-2. Yonathan Ramirez suffered the loss on four runs allowed on ten hits over five and 2/3rds innings. Andres Martinez walked, singled, and doubled while Kameron Esthay singled twice to pace the Doubledays offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats are riding a seven-game win streak and are atop the GCL East by three games over the G-Astros. Sunday’s suspended game will indeed be completed on Friday, as previously suggested.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 11-9 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 4-2;
Won, 3-2
vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1-3, 4.42) vs.
McKenzie (9-5, 3.31)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1
(11 inn.)
vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (6-4, 4.35) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 2-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-2, 4.97) vs.
Oviedo (SS-A Debut)
GCL Nationals Losing, 1-0
(Susp., Top 2nd)
OFF DAY  

Syracuse 1 Gwinnett 0
Alejandro de Aza’s RBI single in the 9th gave the Chiefs a 1-0 walkoff win and a 2-1 series win. Roster moves: RHP Erick Fedde selected, recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 11 Portland 9
• Crownover (W, 1-5) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Bacus (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Norfork 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 5RBI
• Robles 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI, BB, SB
• Hernandez 3-3, 2R, 3RBI, BB

Harrisburg overcame an early 3-0 deficit to take a 7-3 lead in the middle innings and survived a late surge by Portland for an 11-9 win in the series finale. Matt Crownover got the Jack Morris win, his first at AA, with five runs allowed (four earned) on five hits (two HR) and three walks over five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Andrew Robinson wobbled through the 9th with an unearned run on a hit, walk, and two wild pitches for the save. Khayyan Norfork drove in five with a two-run homer in the 2nd and a three-run double in the 7th to lead the Sens’ 13-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Myrtle Beach 2 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (W, 7-10) 5IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Collins (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Johnson 3-4, R, 2-2B, SB
• Reetz 2-3

The P-Nats took advantage of the Pelicans’ sloppy fielding to score three times in the 1st and held off a late charge for a 4-2 win in the opener. Luis Reyes won his seventh game with five shutout innings, though he had baserunners in every frame (five hits, three walks). Tim Collins made his first appearance north of Florida, earning a hold with a scoreless 6th but he needed 17 pitches to do it. Daniel Johnson led the Potomac charge, connecting for a single, a single ruled as a double, and another double while Jakson Reetz singled twice in three ABs.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 2 – GAME TWO
• Sanburn 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• Mills (W, 2-1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Davidson 3-3, R, 2B
• Johnson 2-4, R, OF assist at 2B

Jack Sundberg delivered a two-run single in the final frame for a 3-2 win and a doubleheader sweep by Potomac. Nolan Sanburn started and went the first two innings, giving up a run on three hits and two walks and striking out one. The win went to Jordan Mills for two perfect innings of relief. Austin Davidson singled twice and doubled once while Daniel Johnson piled on two more hits to push his C.L. average to .424 (14-for-23) in his first seven games at High-A. Roster moves: LHP Tim Collins reassigned from Syracuse.

Hagerstown 2 West Virginia 1 (11 inn.)
• DeRosier 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Fuentes (W, 4-3) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barrera 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB
• Corredor 0-2, 2BB

Likewise, Tyler Beckwith delivered the game-winner with a one-out flyball to the warning track that went untouched for a single and enabled Tres Barrera to trot home from third for the Suns’ 2-1 win in 11 innings. Matt DeRosier went the first seven innings and dominated with just three hits allowed (one HR), no walks, and six K’s. Steven Fuentes got the win with three scoreless in the 9th, 10th, and 11th innings. Barrera singled, doubled, walked twice, and scored both Hagerstown runs. Roster moves: LHP Ben Braymer promoted from Auburn.

State College 2 Auburn 1
• Raquet (L, 0-1) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Ja. Johnson 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Shepard 1-2, 2B, 2BB
• Je. Baez 1-3, RBI, SAC

No such luck for the third “A” team as Auburn’s 9th inning rally fell one run short for a 2-1 loss to State College in the series opener. Nick Raquet took the loss on an unearned run let in on two hits and no walks over five innings. Jared Johnson followed with two scoreless in his NYPL debut. Chance Shepard reached base three times on two walks and a double, accounting for three of the ten Doubleday baserunners (4H, 5BB, 1ROE). Roster moves: LHP Jared Johnson reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Astros 1 GCL Nationals 0 – SUSP.
Rain stopped play after just one inning with the G-Astros leading, 1-0. They’ll most likely make it up when the two teams meet again on Friday.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5 vs. Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-3, 8.39) vs.
Albers (10-3, 3.13)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-3;
Lost, 8-3
vs. Portland,
1:30 p.m.
Crownover (0-5, 4.55) vs.
Villanueva (4-3, 8.10)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 vs. Myrtle Beach,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (6-10, 4.81) and
Sanburn (4-3, 4.55) vs.
Hatch (4-8, 3.80) and TBD
Hagerstown Won, 3-0;
Lost, 4-1
vs. West Virginia,
4:35 p.m.
DeRosier (0-2, 10.95) vs.
Escobar (8-5, 4.01)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ State College,
6:05 p.m.
Raquet (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Castano (6-1, 2.62)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-2 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
 

Gwinnett 8 Syracuse 5
• Valdez 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K

Shawn Kelley was in midseason form as he gave up a first-inning HR and struck out two to dig a 1-0 hole that the Chiefs couldn’t climb out of in an 8-5 loss to the Braves. Roster moves: RHP Shawn Kelley assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; 1B-3B Matt Skole designated for assignment.

Portland 9 Harrisburg 3 – GAME ONE
• G. Ross (L, 2-1) 5IP, 10H, 9R, 9ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Schepel 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Joseph 2-4, R

Jose “Orange” Marmolejos pealed his 10th HR in the 1st to give Harrisburg a 3-2 lead but it was all Portland after that in a 9-3 final. Greg Ross took the loss with all nine runs charged to him on ten hits, including two homers. He walked three and struck out four. Kyle Schepel mopped up with two scoreless innings. Marmolejos went 2-for-4 as did Corban Joseph to lead the Sens’ attack.

Portland 8 Harrisburg 3 – GAME TWO
• Dragmire 4IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Cordero (L, 2-5) 2IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, BK, WP
• Marmolejos 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Gamache 1-3, 2RBI

Jimmy Cordero continues to challenge his 40-man status as he coughed up four runs in the 5th in the Sea Dogs’ 8-3 victory over the Senators to complete the doubleheader sweep. Brady Dragmire got the spot start with four innings of two–run ball on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Cordero lost for the fifth time while giving up his sixth HR in 42⅔ innings thrown. Jose Marmolejos went deep again and also walked while Dan Gamache drove in two to pace the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 4
• Baez (L, 1-7) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 7BB, 2K, BK
• Rivera 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Masters 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Lora 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

Joan Baez walked seven in his return to the Carolina League as Potomac’s four-run 7th fell short of what they needed in a 5-4 loss to Myrtle Beach. Not coincidentally, Baez lost for the seventh time while giving up three runs and three hits and striking out two over three and 2/3rds innings. Mariano Rivera III stranded two while getting the final out of the 4th and put up two more goose eggs but Ronald Pena wasn’t as effective as he was dinged for what proved to be the game-winning runs in the top of the 7th. David Masters and Edwin Lora both went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, and an RBI in the P-Nats’ ten-hit parade.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 0 – GAME ONE
• Davis (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Perkins 2-3, R, 2B
• Agustin 1-2, R, BB

Weston Davis shut out (off?) the Power on five hits as the Suns took the opener, 3-0. The 21-y.o. walked three and struck out four over seven innings to win his second Sally Lg. game this season. Blake Perkins singled, doubled, and scored a run while Telmito Agustin singled and walked to lead the Hagerstown offense.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 1 – GAME TWO
• Sharp (L, 4-9) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• Simonds 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perkins 0-2, R, BB, SB
• Noll 2-2, HBP, RBI

West Virginia nearly returned the favor as they held Hagerstown to just two hits and split the doubleheader with a 4-1 win. Sterling Sharp lost his ninth game while giving up all four Power runs on seven hits with no walks and one whiff over five innings. Kyle Simonds followed with two scoreless, giving up a hit and striking out one. Jake Noll drove in Blake Perkins with two outs in the 1st to prevent the shutout, which became apparent when Noll was the only Sun to reach base the rest of the game (Robles in the 4th, single in the 7th).

Auburn 3 West Virginia 1
• Crowe 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Troop (W, 2-2) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Esthay 2-4, RBI
• Scudder 2-4, 2B

In typical Nationals style, Wil Crowe’s NYPL debut came without warning in a 3-1 Doubledays’ win over the Black Bears. Crowe tossed three scoreless innings with no walks issued, two hit allowed, and two set down on strikes. Alex Troop, the announced starter, won in relief with four shutout frames with one walk and two hits allowed. Every Auburn batter reached base wit Kmeron Esthay and Jake Scudder both going to 2-for-4 to lead the Auburn hit column.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Cardinals 2
• Malvin Pena 4⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 4BB, 5K, 2WP
• Guillen (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 3-1 IR-S
• L. Garcia 3-5, R
• Cramer 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Evangelista 2-4, 2B, BB, CS

The G-Nats made it seven straight with a 5-2 win over the G-Cards. Malvin Pena started by but ran out of gas in the 4th, as he was lifted with the bases loaded and one out. He was charged with one run on four hits and four walks while striking out five. Angel Guillen let in one inherited runner while closing out the 5th, then put up two goose eggs to earn the win. Luis Garcia led the G-Nats’ attack with a 3-for-5 game, followed by Jackson Cramer and Juan Envangelista, who both went 2-for-4. Roster move: RHP Connor Zwetsch assigned from Washington (NDFA, Oregon).

DSL Update
The D-Nats won just two of six games to keep a firm grip on last place in the DSL South and reduce their tragic number to eight. At home, they’ve been able to break even (12-12) but on the road, not so much (6-18). This week, the D-Nats take on the Rockies, Yankees, and Mets1.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Announced Starters
Syracuse Won, 10-6 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57)
Valdez (AAA debut) vs.
Wisler (5-5, 3.50)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Portland,
5:00 p.m.
Dragmire (2-1, 2.12) and
G. Ross (2-0, 4.24) vs.
Jimenez (1-0, 1.80) and
Ball (4-9, 5.52)
Potomac Postponed vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Baez (1-6, 5.10) vs.
Robinson (1-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. West Virginia,
4:35 p.m.
Davis (1-3, 9.72) and
Sharp (4-8, 3.59)
vs. Marvel (5-7, 4.04) and
Escobar (8-5, 4.01)
Auburn Won, 3-2
(13 inn.)
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (1-2, 3.86) vs.
Cubilete (2-1, 2.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 10 Louisville 6
If you look like this, then you’ve probably realized Syracuse won its third game in a row for the first time in nearly a month. Roster moves: OF Caleb Ramsey released, RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Portland – PPD
The first of three washouts begin in the capital city of Pennsylvania and forcing a doubleheader tonight for the Senators and Sea Dogs.

Potomac vs. Myrtle Beach – PPD
Like Harrisburg, the game was rained out in Woodbridge. Unlike Harrisburg, they’ll shift the doubleheader to Sunday as today’s game, like most with fireworks and the distribution of a hunk of plastic, cardboard, and styrofoam, is close to sold out anyways. Roster moves: RHP Joan Baez activated from the 7-Day DL; not official yet in terms of transactions, but for those not on the Twitters: LHP McKenzie Mills has been traded to Philadelphia.

Hagerstown vs. West Virginia – PPD
Finally, the rain claimed yet another game for the Suns (ninth thus far). They’ll shoot for two with a twi-night doubleheader late this afternoon in Hagerstown.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Tetreault 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Cousins (W, 1-1) 4IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Pryor 2-6
• Esthay 3-6, 2B, RBI, SB

Auburn played yet another extra-inning game, but this time they came out on top, 3-2 with a walkoff in the 13th against West Virginia. Jackson Tetreault struck out five over four scoreless innings, with three hits and no walks allowed, in his first professional start. Jake Cousins got the win in relief as he blanked the Black Bears over the final four innings. Kameron Esthay delivered the game-winning run with a two-out double, his third hit of the night, which plated Branden Boggetto from first.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 3
• Alastre (W, 2-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR, WP
• De Los Santos (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• C. Kieboom 2-2, 2B, 2RBI
• Falcon 2-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Blash 1-3, R, BB

Carter Kieboom emerged from witness protection played for the first time in eleven weeks with a single, double, and two RBI as the G-Nats took their sixth straight with a 6-3 win over the G-Marlins. Tomas Alastre got the win with one run allowed on a solo HR and three hits total over five innings. He walked none and fanned seven. Jose De Los Santos closed it out in the 9th for the save, his first of the season. Santo Falcon doubled twice and drove in three to lead the G-Nats offense. Roster moves: IF Carter Kieboom assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
T. Hill(4-2, 5.03) vs.
Jimenez (1-0, 1.80)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (A+ Debut) vs.
Robinson (1-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Won. 6-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (1-3, 9.72) vs.
Marvel (5-7, 4.04)
Auburn Lost, 2-1 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Meyer (1-1, 3.86)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
 

Editor’s note: Abbreviated write-ups today due to a dentist appointment.
Syracuse 5 Louisville 4

The Chiefs walked off in the 9th on an Earl Weaver special by Alejandro de Aza for a 5-4 win in the series finale. Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington; RHP Cody Satterwhite placed on the 3-Day TIL; 1B Chad Huffman assigned from Washington (released by St. Louis organization, 7/26); RHP Neil Ramirez assigned from Washington (refused outrightment by N.Y. Mets, 7/23).

Harrisburg 4 Portland 3
• Voth 6IP, 5H, R, R, 0BB, 6K, HBP
• Self (BS, 3; W, 2-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Hernandez 2-3, R, 2RBI, OF assist at 3B
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, 2K
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2B

Harrisburg blew it in the top of the 8th but won it in the bottom of the 8th to take the opener from Portland, 4-3.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 4
• Guilbeau 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR
• Mendez (W, 2-2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 3-4, R, RBI
• Johnson 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, 2RBI

Daniel Johnson went yard in the 7th for his third hit of the night to tie it while Ian Sagdal plated the gamewinner with the P-Nats’ third straight single to win it, 5-4 over Myrtle Beach in the opening game. Roster moves: LHP Hector Silvestre placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP McKenzie Mills promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 6 West Virginia 3
• Bourque (W, 5-5) 6+ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bogucki (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-1 IR-S
• Agustin 2-4, R, RBI, CS
• Noll 2-4, 2B
• Perkins 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Hagerstown scored all six runs with two out as they doubled up West Virginia, 6-3 in the series opener. Roster moves: RHP Matt DeRosier reassigned from Auburn; LHP Jake Barnett, OF Oliver Ortiz promoted from Auburn.

West Virginia 2 Auburn 1
• B. Hill 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Smith (L, 1-2) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Pryor 2-4
• Meregildo 1-3, R, HR, RBI

The Black Bears clawed out a run in the 9th to edge the Doubledays, 2-1. Auburn’s lone run came on an Omar Meregildo HR in the 8th. Roster moves: SS Ryan Merrill placed on the restricted list; OF Randy Encarnacion released; RHP Wil Crowe reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Mets 0
• Galindez 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Jimenez (W, 3-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• L. Garcia 0-3, R, BB
• Evangelista 1-2, BB

The G-Nats keep rolling, albeit by the slimmest margin possible, with a 1-0 win over the G-Mets.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3;
Lost, 6-5
vs. Louisville,
12:00 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.87) vs.
Mahle (2-3, 3.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 3.15) vs.
Herb (1-0, 5.29)
Potomac Won, 7-3 @ Down East,
11:00 a.m.
Williams (1-2, 1.93) vs.
Benjamin (6-6, 4.38)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Won, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 8-6 OFF DAY  

Louisville 4 Syracuse 3 – GAME ONE

Louisville 6 Syracuse 5 – GAME TWO
• Simms (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 3K, 2HR
Correction: SS Bengie Gonzalez was not released. No, I did not receive an email from his mother.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 0
• Crownover (L, 0-5) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2R, 3BB, 3K
• Bacus 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 1-3, 3B, BB
• Gamache 1-3, BB

Richmond shut out Harrisburg on five hits, 6-0. Matthew Crownover continues to pitch well enough to win, registering his fourth quality start over the last five with six innings of two-run ball on six hits and three walks, but lost for the fifth time in ten AA starts. The Senators drew seven walks but were unable to capitalize, going 0-for-6 with RISP and stranding 11 baserunners. Osvaldo Abreu had the Sens’ lone extra-base hit, a triple.

Potomac 7 Down East 3
• Sanburn (W, 4-3) 6IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 7K
• Skulina 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B, PO
• Lora 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Davidson 2-5, 2B, 2RBI

The P-Nats won for the third time in as many games, which sources tell me constitutes a winning streak, as they downed Down East, 7-3. Nolan Sanburn got the win with three Wood Ducks runs allowed on ten hits and no walks over six innings with seven set down on strikes. Tyler Skulina and Mariano Rivera III finished the game with three scoreless innings combined. Bryan Mejia was the beer man in Potomac’s 12-hit assault, in which Daniel Johnson, Austin Davidson, Ian Sagdal, and Rhett Wiseman each had two safeties.

Hagerstown 6 Augusta 4
• Watson (W, 6-4) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K; E(5)
• Howard (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP, 1-0 IR-S
• Banks 2-3, R, 3B, SAC
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B
• Perkins 2-4, R, BB

Hagerstown closed out its ten-game, three-state road trip at 6-4 with a 6-4 win over Augusta. Tyler Watson earned his sixth win with a quality start of three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six. Hayden Howard stranded a runner in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save. Blake Perkins reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk while Nick Banks singled, tripled, scored a run, and sacrificed to lead the Suns offense.

Auburn 4 Williamsport 1
• Braymer (W, 2-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 8K
• Johnston (H, 2) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Scudder 2-4, R
• Upshaw 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB
• Boggetto 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB (11G hit streak)

The Doubledays bounced back from being tripled up on Monday with a solid 4-1 win on Tuesday over the Crosscutters. Ben Braymer won for the second time in six starts with one run let in on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out eight. Kyle Johnston followed with three scoreless for the hold while Gabe Klobosits worked around two walks in the 9th for his first career save. Branden Boggetto extended his hit streak to 11 games as the 23-y.o. delivered an RBI single in the 5th. Armond Upshaw reached base three times with a double and two walks to pace Auburn’s seven-hit, four-walk offense.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Astros 6
• Crowe 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• N. Ramirez (W, 2-1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Dunlap 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI, BB, CS
• Antuna 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Ventura 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Alex Dunlap homered twice, including an Earl Weaver special in the 9th that offset a bullpen meltdown in the G-Nats’ 8-6 win over the G-Astros. Wil Crowe got the start but was dinged for a run over two innings. The win went to Nector Ramirez with three scoreless innings in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. Dunlap drove in five total and also singled and walked while Yasel Antuna went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Louisville,
1:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57) and
Turner (0-2, 8.69)
or Simms (AAA debut) vs.
Stephens (6-5, 4.82) and TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.73) vs.
Slania (1-1, 3.82)
Potomac Won, 11-9
(11 inn.)
@ Down East,
7:00 p.m.
Sanburn (3-3, 4.56) vs.
Martin (1-5, 5.40)
Hagerstown Won, 7-6 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-4, 4.34) vs.
G. Williams (4-2, 2.21) )
Auburn Lost, 12-4 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-0, 2.38)
WIL: Brown, An (2-2, 2.88)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse vs. Louisville – PPD
Roster moves: RHPs John Simms, Phillips Valdez promoted, OF Zach Collier reassigned from Harrisburg; RHPs Trevor Gott, Sean O’Sullivan placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 22, 23; SS Bengie Gonzalez released.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 4
• G. Ross 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4R, BB, 1K, HBP
• Cordero (L, 2-4) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Ward 1-2, R, 2BB
• Robles 1-4, R, 3B, 0HBP

Victor Robles tripled in his AA debut but Richmond took the game, 5-4 and 5th place in the E.L. West from Harrisburg. Greg Ross was not the boss with four runs allowed on seven hits and a walk and one whiff over six innings. Jimmy Cordero gave up the go-ahead run in the 7th for the “L,” his fourth. Drew Ward walked twice, singled once, and scored once as the Sens were heldto just six hits total. Roster moves: RHPs Dakota Bacus, Kyle Schepel promoted from Potomac; some other OF guy, too.

Potomac 11 Down East 9 (11 inn.)
• Reyes 5IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• J. Mills (BS, 1; W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 3K, 2-2 IR-S
• Johnson 3-6, R, HR, 2RBI
• Wiseman 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Lora 2-4, 3RBI

Rhett Wiseman’s bid for Carolina Player of the Week remained on point with seven total bases last night, including a two-run shot in the 11th that gave the P-Nats an 11-9 win. Luis Reyes started and was feathered for five runs on six hits and three walks over five innings by the Wood Ducks. Jordan Mills let in the tying and go-ahead runs in the 8th but drained the pond for three otherwise perfect innings to earn the blown-save-win. R.C. Orlan continued the streak with a 1-2-3 eleventh for the save. Daniel Johnson started in CF and made his Carolina League debut with a leadoff HR and three hits total, leading the 16-hit parade. Roster moves: OF Daniel Johnson promoted, LHP Jordan Mills reassigned from Hagerstown; RHP Tyler Skulina activated from the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 7 Augusta 6
• C. Pena 5⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• Fuentes (W, 3-3) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K, WP, 1-0 IR-S
• La Bruna 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI
• Agustin 2-5, R, 2-3B, RBI

Hagerstown’s four-run 7th was the difference in a 7-6 win over Augusta. Carlos Pena continued the trend of bad starting pitching with five runs let in on eight hits and three walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while fanning six. Steven Fuentes got the win in relief with one run allowed on three hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Phil Morse stranded two in the 8th and pitched a scoreless 9th to earn the save. Telmito Agustin tripled twice, while Blake Perkins and Angelo LaBruna tripled once each to pace the Suns’ attack. No corresponding roster moves yet.

Williamsport 12 Auburn 4
• Ramirez (L, 2-2) 5IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HR
• Barnett (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Pryor 3-4, RBI, SB, OF assist at 1B
• Choruby 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Yonathan Ramirez also threw some in-game BP, but the Doubledays bats couldn’t cover for him as the Crosscutters felled the Doubledays, 12-4. Ramirez gave up six runs on ten hits over five innings for his second NYPL loss. he walked none and struck out three. Jonathan Pryor went 3-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base while Nick Choruby walked and doubled to lead the Auburn offense. No corresponding roster moves yet.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Cardinals 1
• German 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Butler (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Evangelista 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Ventura 2-3

Juan Evangelista’s two-run shot in the 6th held up as the G-Nats folded the G-Cards, 2-1. Jhonatan German started and went the first three innings with one hit allowed, no walks, and three K’s. Dan Butler’s two scoreless innings earned him the win while Angel Guillen Cordero’d through the 9th with lone run on three hits run for the rulebook save. Evanglista also singled as did Edwin Ventura twice to account for four of the six G-Nat hits.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
6:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57) vs.
Stephens (6-5, 4.82)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Jor. Johnson (4-6, 4.59)
Potomac Lost, 8-6;
Won, 4-1
@ Down East,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (6-10, 4.61) vs.
Em. Martinez (1-8, 4.23)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (5-5, 5.30) vs.
Vizcaino (3-3, 5.35)
Auburn Won, 7-4
(10 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 3.75) vs.
Carrasco (1-0, 1.80)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-0;
Won, 1-0
vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 6 Columbus 4
Roster moves: OF Andrew Stevenson selected by, recalled to Washington; C Pedro Severino recalled by Washington; C Jhonatan Solano activated from the 7-day DL.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 1
• T. Hill (L, 4-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3R, BB, 2K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hernandez 2-4, R
• S. Perez 2-3

The Rumble Ponies got one in the 4th and two in the 7th as they took the series finale from the Sens, 3-1. Taylor Hill took the loss, his second at AA, as he gave up all three Binghamton runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. Braulio Lara and Brady Dragmire both turned in a scoreless inning to keep it close, but the offense could only manage to break up the shutout in the 7th and went in order in the 8th and 9th.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 – COMP.
• Guilbeau 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Schepel (L, 2-4) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K; 2-0 IR-S
• Sundberg 3-5, 2RBI, SB(15)
• Wiseman 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Turns out the rain only delayed Lynchburg’s comeback bid as they scored all three runs in the completion for an 8-6 win over Potomac. Kyle Schepel, who stranded two while completing the 5th, got lit up for two runs on two hits and four walks to take the loss. Taylor Gushue and Rhett Wiseman both homered while Jack Sundberg singled three times, drove in two, and stole a base to lead the P-Nats attack.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 1 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 8-5) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Bacus 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 3-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Davidson 2-3, R, RBI

It was all Potomac in the late-afternoon contest (rain delayed the completion until nearly 3 p.m.) as they jumped on Lynchburg in each of the first three innings and conceded a run late for a 4-1 win in seven innings. Hector Silvestre tossed five shutout innings with three hits and two walks allowed and three whiffs. Dakota Bacus followed with a scoreless inning while R.C. Orlan gave up a run late. Rhett Wiseman homered again and drove in two while Austin Davidson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to power the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 9 Augusta 1
• Mills (W, 12-2) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HBP
• Bogucki 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI, SB
• Corredor 2-5, 2B, RBI

McKenzie Mills reverted to the mean with seven strong innings of one-run ball as the Suns burned the GreenJackets, 9-1. Mills gave up five hits, no walks, and struck out six while winning his 12th game in 18 starts. A.J. Bogucki followed with two goose eggs. Jake Noll doubled, homered, and drove in three while Blake Perkins doubled, tripled, walked, and stole a base to pace lead the Hagerstown hit parade.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 4
• Raquet 4⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Barnett (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Shepard 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Pryor 2-5, R, RBI
• Boggetto 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI (9G hit streak)

Auburn blew a 4-0 lead but won it in the 10th for a 7-4 win in the series opener against Williamsport. Nick Raquet got the start and was chopped for seven hits and two runs over the first four and 2/3rds innings. He walked two and struck out one. Jake Barnett got the blown-save-win with a run surrendered in the 9th and a scoreless 10th. Chance Shepard doubled, homered, scored twice, and drove in two while Jonathan Pryor went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Doubledays’ offense.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME ONE
• Baez (W, 2-0) 6IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Jimenez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-3, BB, RBI, SB
• Senior 1-1, R, HR, RBI

Joan Baez and Jose Jimenez combined on a seven-inning no-hitter in the opener, which the G-Nats took, 4-0. Baez walked one and struck out seven over the first six while Jimenez worked around a walk to preserve the shutout (this is still the GCL, kids). Yasel Antuna singled, walked, and drove in a run while Eirc Senior hit an inside-the-park homer (and presumably was injured as he was replaced on defense in the next half-inning) to lead the G-Nat hit parade.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME TWO
• Ja. Johnson 4IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Chu (W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Cramer 1-2, R, BB
• Evangelista 1-3, 2B, RBI

Jared Johnson and Gilberto Chu turned the no-hit trick in the nightcap (this is still Florida, kids) while the bats generated the bare minimum for a 1-0 win and a doubleheader sweep. Johnson worked the first four and issued a walk while fanning two while Chu worked around Yasel Antuna’s 12th error in three scoreless innings for the “W.” Jackson Cramer singled, walked, and scored ahead of Juan Evangelista’s RBI double in the 4th. Santo Falcon also singled to round out the G-Nats’ hit tally of three.