Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-2, 4.40) vs.
Stephenson (1-2, 3.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (1st AA start of ’17) vs.
C. Dickson (0-2, 10.97)
Potomac Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Silvestre (7-4, 4.32) vs.
Machado (5-7, 5.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0;
Won, 13-2
@ Lexington M. Mills (11-2, 2.70)
vs. Davila (6-4, 5.82)
Auburn Lost, 6-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 2.37) vs.
Schlabach (1-2, 2.08)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Stevenson 0-5, 2K
Roster moves: RHP Jaron Long activated from 3-Day TIL.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 2
• Estevez (L, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, BK
• Cordero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-3, BB, RBI
• Norfork 1-4, R, 2B

The Squirrels struck for four in the 4th and cruised to a 6-2 win to earn a split of the four-game series. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez lost for the first time at AA, as he was dinged with all six Richmond runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Derek Self and Jimmy Cordero combined for three scorless innings of relief. The Harrisburg offense was held to seven hits. Three of them came off the bat of Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, who also drew one of the two Senator walks.

Wilmington 2 Potomac 1 (11 inn.)
• Guilbeau 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Bacus 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, WP
• Pantoja (L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2-2B
• Carey 2-4, BB, RBI

Potomac had 12 chances with RISP and converted just one as they left 13 runners on base and lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Taylor Guilbeau got the start and let in one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four for the no-decision. Following three scoreless by Dakota Bacus, the loss went to Jorge Pantoja who gave up a run on two hits while retiring just one batter. Ian Sagdal singled once and doubled twice while Dale Carey drove in the lone P-Nats run while going 2-for-4 with a walk to lead the nine-hit, seven-walk offense.

Lexington 2 Hagerstown 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 4-7) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Morse ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Franco 1-3, 2B
• Agustin 1-3, SB(5)

The Legends shut out the Suns on five hits in the opener for a 2-0 win. Sterling Sharp took the loss, his seventh, and gave up both Lexington runs on seven hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds innings. He was lifted after 101 pitches. Phil Morse struck out the only batter he faced to close out the 6th. Hagerstown twice got a runner over to third base with two outs but couldn’t get the run, as they left on nine baserunners and went 1-for-8 with RISP.

Hagerstown 13 Lexington 2 – GAME TWO
• C. Pena (W, 5-5) 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Corredor 3-4, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Agustin 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Banks 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI

The Hagerstown bats came alive in the nightcap, peaking with an eight-run 5th that gave the Suns a 13-2 win and a doubleheader split. Carlos Pena went the distance (well, seven innings) with seven hits and three walks given up and four strikeouts for his fifth win. Anderson Franco was the beer man in the 15-hit assault, which was led by Aldrem Corredor with three singles and Nick Banks with a double, a homer, and four RBI. Roster moves: LHP McKenzie Mills activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Vermont 6 Auburn 3
• Troop (L, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Ortiz 2-4, 2RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 2-3, R

Vermont scored in each of its last four “ups” to erase an early 1-0 lead and, um, double up Auburn, 6-3. Alex Troop took the loss with two runs allowed on five hits and a walk over five innings. Oliver Ortiz drove in two while singling twice, as did Joshual Ramirez to pace the Doubleday offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats dropped two on Saturday but remain in 1st place in the GCL East, two games ahead of the G-Cards. Today, they’ll resume a suspended game with the G-Mets then play the regularly scheduled game afterwards.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Long (1-3, 4.66) vs.
Walden (7-3, 3.31)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Estevez (2-0, 3.38) vs.
Reed (0-1, 11.74)
Potomac Won, 3-2 @ Wilmington,
4:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.12) vs.
Puckett (8-7, 4.18)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Lexington Sharp (4-6, 3.09) and
C. Pena (4-5, 5.59) vs.
Bender (2-2, 5.04) and
O. Gomez (4-7, 4.52)
Auburn Won, 5-2
(14 inn.)
@ Vermont,
5:05 p.m.
Troop (1-0, 2.45) vs.
Howard (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-1;
Lost, 3-2
OFF DAY  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 4
• Cole (L, 4-4) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Stevenson 0-5, 4K
• Severino 1-4, RBI
Roster moves: RHP Dustin Antolin released; RHP Kevin Jepsen activated from 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 2
• Simms (W, 4-6) 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K; 1-3, RBI
• Robinson (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

After six meetings of the Dan Snyder Fan Club scoreless innings, Harrisburg broke out for three runs in the 7th and two runs in the 8th as they evened up the series with a 5-2 win over Richmond. John Simms got the win with seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five. Andrew Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Raudy Read smacked a two-run homer in the 8th while Dan Gamache doubled twice and scored a run to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac 3 Salem 2
• Williams (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Sanburn (S, 1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Carey 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Wiseman 3-4, 2RBI

Potomac broke up Salem’s bid for a fourth straight shutout with a run in the 1st and prevented the four-game sweep with a 3-2 win. Austen Williams threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and fanning seven for his first A+ win of the season. Nolan Sanburn coughed up a two-out, two-run homer in the 9th but closed out the game for the rulebook save. Rhett Wiseman went 3-for-4 with two RBI while Dale Carey singled, doubled, and scored twice to pace the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Saturday was a rare day off, albeit spent travelling from Western Maryland to Central Kentucky in preparation for a doubleheader today. The Suns have won just three times in July but are still within two games of first place in the Sally North as they start the first leg of a three-state, ten-game roadtrip.

Auburn 5 Vermont 2 (14 inn.)
• DeRosier 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• D. Smith (BS, 1) 3IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Barnett (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boggetto 2-7, R, 2RBI
• Ortiz 2-7, 2B, RBI

Auburn rallied for three unearned runs in the top of the 14th and held on for a 5-2 win. Matt DeRosier started and pitched six scoreless innings, with a single hit allowed, no walks, and three strikeouts. The Lake Monsters rallied to tie it in the 8th with two runs off David Smith. Jake Barnett was the winning pitcher with two perfect innings in the 13th and 14th. Branden Boggetto, Oliver Ortiz, and Chance Shepard each went 2-for-7 and combined for two runs and three RBI to drive the Doubleday offense.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME ONE
• Collins (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• M. Pena 4IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• L. Garcia 2-4, RBI
• Caulfield 2-3, R

The G-Astros got two runs early and held on for a 3-1 win in the opener. Tim Collins gave up two unearned runs in his single rehab inning of work for the loss while usual-starter Malvin Pena turned in four innings of one-run ball. Luis Garcia and Phil “Don’t Call Me Holden”* Caulfield both had singles, with Garcia driving in Caulfield in the 7th to break up the shutout bid. * Sorry – just had to get that one out of the system… FWIW, “Catcher in the Rye” was published on this day in 1951.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 2 – GAME TWO (8 inn.)
• German 3IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2WP
• Chu (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 0K
• Ventura 2-3, RBI
• Caulfield 1-3, BB

Thanks to the GCL’s man-on-second to start extras experiment, it took just three batters (E, IBB, BB) for the G-Astros to win in the 8th and complete the doubleheader sweep. Jhonatan German started and gave up the first two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks over three innings. Gilberto Chu took the loss on the unearned run let in over one-plus innings pitched. Edwin Ventura singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nats’ six-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: LHP Sean Adler (NDFA) assigned from Washington.

DSL Update
The D-Nats went 2-3 in the final week to fall to 13-23 and DFL in the DSL South, 12½ games off the pace. Today is the DSL All-Star Game and somehow there are two D-Nats on the N.L. roster: 2B Jesus Morales and RHP Rafael Gomez. Tomorrow, they begin a week of playing the D-Yankees, D-Mets1, and the D-Phillies Red both home and away.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-3, 6.27) vs.
Beeks (2-3, 3.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Richmond,
6:05 p.m.
Simms (3-6, 3.82) vs.
Coonrod (3-7, 4.31)
Potomac Lost, 5-0 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 0.00) vs.
Kent (6-3, 3.99)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 8-6 @ Vermont,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.53) vs.
Dunshee (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 @ GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m. (DH)
 

Pawtucket 8 Syracuse 1
• Fedde 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, 61-38 PIT-K

The Chiefs managed to score their one run just in time to keep Erick Fedde from losing. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino activated from the 7-Day DL; RHPs Trevor Gott, Austin Adams recalled to Washington.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, HR; 0-2, RBI
• Orlan (L, 1-3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Valdez ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Joseph 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-4, 2B, BB
• Hernandez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

It was another win in the 9th, but this time it was a walkoff for Richmond over Harrisburg, 4-3. Matt Crownover allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings for his fourth no-decision in eight starts. R.C. Orlan loaded the bases in the 9th on a single and two walks (one intentional). Phillips Valdez came in and got the grounder to third but the Sens couldn’t get the inning-ending DP. the next batter singled to plate the gamewinner, which pinned the loss on Orlan. Corban Joesph led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-4 night.

Salem 5 Potomac 0
• Borne (L, 4-4) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K
• Schepel 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Robles 1-3, BB, 2SB

For the third straight night, the Red Sox shut out the P-Nats – this one by a 5-0 count on three hits. Grant Borne gave up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out six while losing his fourth game. Victor Robles was sole Potomac batter to reach base twice as he singled, walked, and stole two bases. Rhett Wiseman and David Masters accounted for the other two hits, both singles.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 0
• W. Davis (L, 0-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 1-4, 2B
• Agustin 1-3

SSDL, as Charleston completed the three-game sweep and knocked Hagerstown into second place with a 6-0 shutout on two (2) hits. Weston Davis was chewed up for five runs on eight hits and spit out by the Riverdogs after just an inning and 2/3rds. Hayden Howard stranded a runner while ending the five-run rally and pitched four more innings of one-run ball. The Suns put on just seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP.

Vermont 8 Auburn 6
• B. Hill 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rishwain (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Bogetto 3-5, R, 3-2B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Ortiz 2-5, R

The Lake Monsters roared for four in the 8th to turn a 6-4 deficit into an 8-6 win over the Doubledays in the opener. Brigham Hill got the start and was knocked around for three runs on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. He struck out three. The loss (and blown save) went to Michael Rishwain, who gave up four runs on four hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Branden Bogetto doubled three times and drove in two while Armond Upshaw singled, doubled, scored twice, and stole two bases to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 4
• Stoeckinger 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Alastre 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2BB, CS
• Cabello 2-3, R, RBI

The G-Nats spotted the G-Cards three runs early and got ’em back in the 8th to win this one, 6-4. Jackson Stoeckinger was dinged for the aforementioned three runs on three hits and a walk in his pro debut/. Tomas Alastre tossed five innings of one-run relief before turning it over to Jared Johnson, who worked around two walks in the 9th for the win. Yasel Antuna walked twice and singled twice to lead the G-Nats hit parade. Roster moves: Jackson Stoeckinger assigned from Washington (2017, 12th Rd. pick); LHP Ryan Williamson placed on the 60-Day DL (2016, 15th Rd. pick, still hasn’t pitched).

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 7.30) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 8-6 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.91) vs.
Herb (1-0, 9.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (4-3, 2.04) vs.
Jimenez (9-3, 3.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (0-2, 5.73) vs.
F. Perez (5-3, 3.03)
Auburn Won, 8-7 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Blanco (1-2, 3.54)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. G-Cards,
12:00 p.m.
 

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 0
• E. Jackson 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
Roster moves: SS Ryan Jackson retired; 3B Michael Almanzar assigned from Washington; RHP Jaron Long placed on the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 8 Richmond 6
• T. Hill 6⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 0HR
• Eitel (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Hernandez 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Joseph 2-4, 2R, SF, 2RBI, CS
• Keller 2-4, R, RBI

The Sens rallied for two in the 9th and got a game closer to fifth place with an 8-6 win over the Flying Squirrels. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard but ran out of gas in the 7th as Richmond got three runs to pull within two at 6-4. Derek Eitel, who let in one inherited runner in the 7th, gave up the tying runs in the 8th. He would vulture the win as Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Corban Joseph, and Dan Gamache all singled in the 9th inning rally. Yadiel Hernandez led the Harrisburg hit column with a single, double, and a homer. Roster moves: OF Isaac Ballou released; IF Mario Lisson, RHP Kyle McGowin placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Zach Collier, RHP Wirkin Estevez, LHP Braulio Lara activated from the 7-Day DL; IF Dan Gamache promoted from Potomac.

Salem 4 Potomac 0
• Reyes (L, 5-10) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR
• Bacus 2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Masters 2-3, BB
• Wiseman 3-4

Salem bewitched Potomac for a second straight night, 4-0. Luis Reyes only gave up three hits but two of those were homers, as he lost for the 10th time while giving up three runs over six innings with three walks and five whiffs. Rhett Wiseman led the offense with a 3-for-4 night while David Masters also reached base three times with two singles and a walk. The P-Nats were 1-for-11 with RISP and left on 12 baserunners.

Charleston 7 Hagerstown 5
• Watson (L, 5-4) 2IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, 2WP
• Fuentes 4IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, HR
• Neuse 2-5, 2RBI
• B. Perkins 1-4, 2R, BB, SB, OF assist at 3B

The Riverdogs scored early and often again as they built a 7-2 lead and held on for 7-5 win over the Suns. Tyler Watson was hit hard for the third straight start as he allowed six runs on eight hits over just two innings for his fourth loss. Sheldon Neuse singled twice and drove in two while Blake Perkins singled, walked, and stole a base to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 8 Aberdeen 7
• Braymer 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 9K, HBP
• McKinney (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• N. Perkins 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Scudder 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Choruby 0-2, R, 2BB

Auburn got a touchdown and an extra point in the 4th and a rouge in the 7th as they held off Aberdeen, 8-7 to take the series, 2-1. Ben Braymer got the start but couldn’t go the requisite five as he was lifted with one out in the 5th. He was charged with five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while fanning nine. Jeremy McKinney got the win though he let in one inherited runner and gave up one of his own runs over two and 2/3rds innings. Nick Perkins came off the bench to pinch-run for Pedro Severino (HBP) in the 1st and went 2-for-3, as did Jake Scudder to lead the Doubledays’ attack.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 4
• Galindez 1⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 1K, HBP
• Jimenez (W, 2-0) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 2-4
• Cramer 1-4, 2RBI
• Senior 0-2, 2BB

The G-Nats scored twice with two out in the 8th to pull within one run, then got two more in the 9th without any hits (HBP, BB, E, GO) as they won their 10th in 13 games, 5-4 vs. the G-Marlins. Nelson Galindez got the start and was ineffective, putting on more baserunners (7) than batters retired (5) while letting in three runs (all earned). Jose Jimenez scattered four hits over the final three innings (all scoreless) to win his second game. Yasel Antuna got two of the G-Nats’ five hits while Eric Senior drew two of their five walks. Roster moves: LHP Will Crowe assigned from Washington (2017, 2nd Rd. pick); RHP Jake Cousins reassigned from Auburn.

Thursday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Night in Woodbridge

Grant Borne turned in seven strong innings while the offense delivered in the clutch as Potomac evened up the four-game series at one game apiece with a 4-1 win.

Borne, who will not be confused with Aroldis Chapman on the radar gun, kept the Blue rocks off balance by throwing strikes and getting ahead in the count. The 23-y.o. gave up just two hits: a infield single in the 3rd and a one-out double that converted the one walk he issued into Wilmington’s only run.

For four and half innings, though, Blue Rocks pitcher Jared Ruxer was Borne’s equal as the two hosted a Star Trek convention on the Pfitzner scoreboard with nine zeroes.

Potomac got on the board first as Edwin Lora singled with one out, stole second, and scored on Jack Sundberg’s two-out single. Austin Davidson delivered the second run with a single threaded between the left-field foul line and Wilmington’s third baseman, but ended the rally as he tripped and fell between first and second ande made it easy for the Blue rocks to end the inning on a 7-5-3 putout.

After Wilmington cut the lead in half in the top of the 6th, Potomac got the run back on leadoff walk and a two-out double by David Masters. The P-Nats extended the lead to 4-1 in the 7th with a pair of doubles by Rhett Wiseman and Davidson, who made it to second standing up.

Dakota Bacus was summoned to close out the game and the 26-y.o. veteran delivered with two perfect innings to earn the save, his third of the season.

Game three of the four-game series is this afternoon as Austen Williams makes his second return trip from Harrisburg in as many seasons. He’ll be opposed by Cristian Castillo (5-4, 2.84) for Wilmington.

Sunday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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