Two wins, four losses on Sunday in the Nats’ minors
The Quick Rundown…
||vs. Pawtucket, 7:00 p.m.
||Shairon Martis (4-5, 4.00) vs.
Ramon Ramirez (1-2, 5.48)
||@ Portland, 7:00 p.m.
||Aaron Thompson (3-9, 6.10) vs.
Jeremy Kehrt (1-3, 3.45)
||@ Kinston, 7:00 p.m.
||Marcos Frias (2-2, 5.05) vs.
T.J. McFarland (7-2, 1.98)
||vs. Hickory, 7:05 p.m.
||Dan Rosenbaum (1-3, 2.19) vs.
Matt Thompson (5-4, 3.88)
|Vermont Lake Monsters
||vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
||Taylor Jordan (0-0, 1.86) vs.
Carlos Quevedo (0-0, 1.74)
||@ GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m.
||TBA vs. Jose Perdomo (0-1, 2.25)
||@ DSL Yankees1, 10:30 a.m.
||Silvio Medina (1-1, 2.28) vs.
Syracuse Chiefs L, 0-2 vs. Pawtucket
Starting Pitcher: Jas. Jones (L, 0-2) 2IP 7H 6R 6ER 1BB 1K 1HR
Pitching Star: Severino 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
Pitching Un-Star: Balester 3IP 2H 2ER 0BB 3K 1HR
Savin’ The ‘Pen: Mench 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star: Botts 2-3, R, BB
Notes: Jason Jones was not on his “A” game, pitching two innings and allowing six runs off seven hits and a walk. The performance credited him with his second loss of the season as the Chiefs fell to Pawtucket by a score of 8-1. Syracuse managed just six hits and simply couldn’t move ’em over, as the Chiefs went 0-8 with RISP and left nine men on base.
Harrisburg Senators W, 3-2 vs Reading
Starting Pitcher: Alaniz (ND) 6IP 4H 2R 2ER 2BB 2K
Pitching Star: Kimball (W, 2-1) 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Baez (Pinch Hitting) 1-1, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lowrance 1-2, R, 1BB
Notes: Down by a run going into the bottom of the eighth, Harrisburg sent Edgardo Baez in to pinch-hit for Coon. This was a wise decision as he tied it up with one swing of the bat, his first home run of the season. After a flyout, walk, and a single set up first-and-third and chased Sergio Escalona, Reading’s next reliever Chance Chapman threw wild to score what would prove to be the game-winning run. Cole Kimball, who had come on in the 8th and pitched a scoreless inning, did it again in the 9th to earn the win.
Potomac Nationals L, 6-4 @ Kinston
Starting Pitcher: Estrada 4IP 10H 5R 5ER 1BB 6K 2HR
Pitching Star: Dials 3IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Norris 1-2, R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Johnson 2-5, 2R, 2B
Notes: Potomac’s offensive struggles continue, as the 6-4 score masks an abysmal 0-12 showing with RISP and 10 runners stranded. Starting pitcher Jesse Estrada served up ten hits, including two home runs, in his four innings of work, allowing five runs. Derek Norris homered in the first inning and hit a sacrifice fly in the third to earn the coveted #1 hitting star honor, while Josh Johnson doubled and singled and scored
two runs for the #2 recognition.
Hagerstown Suns L, 4-1 vs. Hickory
Starting Pitcher: Smoker (L, 1-8) 3IP 4H 4R 4ER 6BB 2K
Pitching Star #1: Arnold 3IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Pitching Star #2: Applebee 3IP 1H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star: Souza 1-3, R, 3B, BB
Notes: Hickory took an early lead, scoring all 4 of their runs in the first three innings of play to beat Hagerstown by a score of 4-1. Josh Smoker got ‘smoked’ yet again, falling to 1-8, pitching only 3 innings, and allowing 4 earned runs on 4 hits. His biggest flaw was the walks, as he walked 6 while only striking out 2. The bullpen was magnificent, as both Pat Arnold and Paul Applebee pitched three scoreless, one-hit innings of relief.
Vermont Lake Monsters W, 7-3 @ Connecticut
Starting Pitcher: McCatty (ND) 4IP 2H 0R 3BB 3K
Pitching Star: Selik 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 4K
Pitching Un-Star: McKenzie (W, 1-0) 3IP 4H 3R 3ER 1BB 1HR
Hitting Star # 1: Freitas 2-4, R, BB, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Jimenez 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
Notes: Seven different players notched an RBI as the Lake Monsters beat Connecticut by a score of 7-3. McKenzie got the win, despite allowing all three of Connecticut’s runs to score, pitching the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, allowing four hits and a walk. Selik finished the game, pitching the final two innings, allowing two walks and registering four strikeouts.
GCL Nationals L, 6-4 vs. GCL Mets
Starting Pitcher: Kelvin Lopez (ND) 4IP 7H 4R 2ER 2BB 2K
Pitching Star: Billy Ott 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
Hitting Star #1: Adrian Sanchez 2-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Tyler Oliver 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Notes: Two double plays weren’t enough to offset four errors and a passed ball as the GCL Nationals fell to the GCL Mets 6-4. Nicky Serino took the loss in relief after surrendering a solo home to break a 4-4 tie while starting pitcher Kelvin Lopez went four innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks.
DSL Nationals — OFF DAY