Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 9.64)
Slegers (8-4, 4.08)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 vs. Erie,
6:00 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.87) vs.
Ladwig (5-1, 4.08)
Potomac Lost, 6-1 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (3-3, 2.14) vs.
Ruxer (4-2, 2.86)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (4-6, 3.30) vs.
K. Valerio (1-0, 2.38)
Auburn Lost, 6-1 @ State College,
12:00 p.m.
W. Davis (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Mulford (0-2, 7.50)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 vs. GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m.  

Rochester 9 Syracuse 3
• Cole (L, 4-3) ⅔ IP, 11H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Stevenson 2-5, R (8G hit streak)

Erie 6 Harrisburg 1
• Crownover (L, 0-4) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, 2HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keller 1-3
• Abreu 1-3, E(18)

Harrisburg managed a run in the 1st but was otherwise shut down by Erie for a 6-1 loss. Matt Crownover turned in a quality start of three runs on seven hits (two solo HRs) and three walks. he struck out three but lost his fourth AA game. Alec Keller, Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Corban Joseph each had a single while Darian Sandford walked once to comprise the Sens’ offense.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 1
• Reyes (L, 5-9) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K, 2HR, HBP
• Sanburn 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gamache 2-3, 2BB, RBI
• Gushue 2-5

Oh, look: the P-Nats gave up a crooked number in the 1st and never recovered (again) as they lost to the Blue Rocks, 6-1 in the series opener. Luis Reyes gave up three runs on two HRs and seven hits total over five innings in his ninth loss. Veterans Tyler Skulina and Nolan Sanburn both put up a goose egg before Wilmington got to Ronald Pena for two in the 8th, and one in 9th. Dan Gamache singled twice and walked twice to lead the Potomac offense, which struggled to deliver in the clutch with 14 runners stranded and a 1-for-9 mark with RISP. Roster moves: OF Victor Robles placed on the 3-day TIL (Futures Game); IF Austin Davidson activated from the 7-Day DL (hellenic flu).

Kannapolis 7 Hagerstown 5 (7 inn.)
• Watson (L, 5-3) 5IP, 10H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Fuentes 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Agustin 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI. E(6)
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB, E(6)

Hagerstown put up five in the 3rd but couldn’t get into the Kannapolis’ pen for more as the rains came and ended this one after seven innings and lost, 7-5. Tyler Watson was lapped for all seven Intimidators runs on ten hits for his third loss. He walked none and struck out three. Steven Fuentes pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Jake Noll and Telmito Agustin both hit two-run homers to lead the Suns attack.

State College 6 Auburn 1
• Troop 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Engelbrekt (L, 0-1) 1IP, 5H, 6R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Collier 2-4, 3B
• Encarnacion 0-2, 2BB

Two errors led to six unearned runs, but they still count on the scoreboard as the Spikes gored the Doubledays, 6-1. Alex Troop got the start and tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two and striking out three. Max Engelbrekt took the loss and gave up all six State College runs along with five hits and a hit batsman in a single inning thrown. Zach Collier singled and tripled, Randy Encarnacion walked twice; the rest of the lineup was 3-for-24.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Mets 1
• Baez 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Galindez (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, HBP
• Dunlap 2-3, HBP
• Cramer 2-4, 2B

The G-Nats took a 2-0 lead in the 9th and managed not to blow it for a 2-1 win over the G-Mets. Joan Baez struck out five over four scoreless innings as the starter. Nelson Galindez put up three more goose eggs to earn the win while Jose Jimenez was credited with the save with a run let in over two innings. Alex Dunlap reached base three times with two singles and a Victor Robles (HBP) while Jackson Cramer singled and doubled to pace the G-Nats offense, which went a woeful 2-for-11 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-2, 5.40) vs.
Hurlbut (5-5, 3.48)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1
(10 inn.)
vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Crownover (0-3, 4.98) vs.
Ladwig (5-1, 4.08)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1st A+ start of ’17) vs.
Blewett (5-6, 3.83)
Hagerstown Canceled @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (4-4, 5.60) vs.
Solorzano (2-7, 6.04)
Auburn Won, 4-3 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (NYPL debut)
Castano (3-0, 1.71)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m.  

Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 0
• Jackson (W, 2-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 9K
• Stevenson 1-4, R (7G hit streak)

Akron 4 Harrisburg 1 (10 inn.)
• Eitel 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Self (L, 1-1) 2IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Marmolejos 1-2, BB
• Hernandez 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators lost on a three-run HR in the 10th as they were held to just four hits in a 4-1 loss. Derek Eitel got the start and gave up one run on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six. Derek Self took the loss as he gave up two hits and a walk and three runs total over two innings. Jose Marmolejos was the sole Sens batter to reach base twice with a single and a walk while Yadiel Hernandez provided the lone run with a solo HR in the 3rd.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Rain claimed the finale between Potomac and Frederick. They’ll make it up with another doubleheader on August 25, turning the final P-Nats homestand into a five-game series.

Hagerstown vs. Greensboro – CNCLD
Likewise (again) in Western Maryland, except that there will be no makeup games. It remains to be seen whether that will help or hinder the first-place Suns in the second half, as it did for their opponent tonight, the Intimidators, who won the first half by .003 W% by playing two fewer games than the Blue Claws. Roster moves: RHP Sam Held placed on the 7-Day DL.

Auburn 4 Batavia 3
• Braymer (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• McKinney (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Scudder 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Esthay 2-4, RBI

Auburn broke out for three runs in the 4th and got the pitching to make it stand up as they took their second straight, 4-3 from Batavia. Ben Braymer got his first pro win with five innings of one-run ball on five hits, no walks, and four whiffs. Jeremy McKinney earned the save with two scoreless innings to finish. Jack Scudder walked, singled and doubled while Kameron Esthay singled twice and drove in a run to lead the Doubledays offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats look to get back on track after two straight losses with a visit to the Mets (and the sheeple in Tebow shirseys) as they begin a four-game spin through the GCL East before their next off day on Tuesday.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-6 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Edw. Jackson (1-0, 1.93) vs.
Ja. Thompson (3-9, 5.97)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Eitel (2-2, 3.50) vs.
Lugo (4-5, 5.54)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-8, 4.63) vs.
Peralta (1-7, 6.67)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Greensboro,
4:35 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.36) and TBD vs.
Mahoney (2-1, 4.21) and TBD
Auburn Won, 9-1 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (0-0, 2.89) vs.
M. Rodriguez (1-1, 9.39)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-2 OFF DAY  

Syracuse 10 Lehigh Valley 6
• Stevenson 1-3, R, 2BB, RBI, SB (6G hit streak)
• Heisey 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
Roster move: RHP J.D. Martin released.

Harrisburg 7 Akron 3
• Hill (W, 4-1) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, 0HR, 2HBP
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-3, R, BB
• Abreu 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Sandford 2-5, R

Harrisburg put up crooked numbers in the 1st, 4th, and 5th en route to a 7-3 win over Akron. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard for the sixth time in 16 appearances and won his second straight AA start with seven innings of two-run ball on three hits and no walks. He struck out two (2). Ryan Brinley threw a scoreless 8th while newcomer Francisco Rodriguez let in an unearned run in the 9th. Osvaldo Abreu, Alec Keller, and Darian Sanford each had two hits in the Sens’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Francisco Rodriguez assigned from Washington.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Rain washed away Game Two of the three-game series between the Keys and the P-Nats. They’ll make it up with a twi-night twinbill on Saturday, Aug. 26th. Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams demoted from Harrisburg, LHP Kylin Turnbull released.

Hagerstown vs. Greensboro – PPD
Ditto in Washington County, but they’ll shoot for a makeup between Hagerstown and Greensboro late this afternoon. Roster move: LHP Jordan Mills reassigned from Potomac.

Auburn 9 Batavia 1
• Y. Ramirez (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Brasher (SV, 1) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Meregildo 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Esthay 2-4, R, 2-2B

The Doubledays in each of the first five innings as they neutered the Muckdogs, 9-1 to end an eight-game losing streak. Yonathan Ramirez threw five scoreless innings with one hit and two walks allowed for his second win for Auburn. Jared Brasher was somehow awarded as he came in with a five-run lead and only one runner on base and got the last seven outs. Omar Meregildo was a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-4, scored twice, and drove in two to lead the Auburn attack. Roster moves: RHP Jeremy McKinney reassigned from the GCL, OF Nick Choruby (18th Rd., Texas A&M) assigned from Washington.

GCL Astros 7 GCL Nationals 2
• German (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 7R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Chu 1⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-1 IR-S
• Blash 2-3, R, BB
• R. Mendez 1-3, 2B

After tying it up at 1-1 in the top of the 4th, the G-Nats gave the game away in the bottom of the 4th with four errors and six runs as the G-Astros took this one, 7-2. Jhonatan German suffered the loss with seven runs allowed (three earned) on six hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Jamori Blash reached base three times on two singles and a walk as the G-Nats were held to just six hits total. Roster moves: OF Luis Perdomo reassigned from Auburn, OF Austin Guibor (30th Rd., Fresno State) assigned from Washington.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-0 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-7, 6.61) vs.
Appel (5-4, 4.87)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 vs. Akron,
6:00 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 5.54) vs.
Esparza (5-0, 1.82)
Potomac Won, 7-5 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-8, 4.63) vs.
Peralta (1-7, 6.67)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.36) vs.
Mahoney (2-1, 4.21)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (1-1, 5.00) vs.
E. Cabrera (0-0, 5.23)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-2 @ GCL Astros,
7:00 p.m.
 

Lehigh Valley 8 Syracuse 0
• Stevenson 1-5 (5G hit streak)

Akron 5 Harrisburg 2
• McGowin (L, 0-4) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR
• Valdez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Norfork 2-3, BB, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, R

The ‘Ducks scored five times in the first four innings and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Sens. Kyle McGowin lived up to the “B” in the latest GBI as he coughed up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings for his fourth loss in four AA starts and 10th in 13 overall. Phillips Valdez tossed three scoreless and Andrew Robinson one to keep it close, but the Harrisburg bats were limited to seven hits and two walks. Khayyan Norfork led the charge with a walk, two singles, and the only Harrisburg RBI. Roster moves: RHP Wirkin Estevez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Corban Joseph activated from the 7-day DL.

Potomac 7 Frederick 5
• Guilbeau 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HR
• Schepel (W, 2-3) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Robles 3-5, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Masters 1-1, 2R, HR, 2BB, 2RBI

Dan Gamache’s two-run walkoff HR papered over another bullpen malfunction as Potomac took the opener from Frederick, 7-5. Taylor Guilbeau got the start and delivered a quality start of three runs on six hits (two HR) over six innings. He walked none and struck out three. Dakota Bacus couldn’t get the last four outs to earn the save, getting two instead and letting in the tying runs in the 8th and 9th innings for his first blown save. The win went to Kyle Schepel, who got the last out of the 9th. Victor Robles drove in two while going 3-for-5 while Gamache and David Masters, who also homered, also had two RBI.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 1
• Bourque (W, 4-3) 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Bogucki (S, 1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Corredor 1-3, R, BB
• Agustin 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, E(5)

The Suns got two in the 4th and two more in the 8th as they picked up their 10th win of the 2nd half with a 5-1 triumph over Greensboro. James Bourque pitched six innings of one-run ball on seven hits without a walk and struck out six for the win. A.J. Bogucki finished with three scoreless to earn the save, his first of the season. Nick Banks singled, doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Batavia 3 Auburn 2
• Raquet 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Smith (L, 0-1) 3IP, 0H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Ortiz 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Meregildo 2-4

Make that eight straight losses for Auburn as Batavia overcame an early 1-0 deficit and held off a late charge for a 3-2 win. Nick Raquet got the start and threw three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out three. The loss went to David Smith with two runs charged (one earned) on no hits and three walks. Oliver Ortiz singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run to pace the Doubledays offense. Roster moves: Released LHP Jonny Reid, RHP Joseph Baltrip; SS Ryan Merrill assigned from Washington; C Luis Vilorio reassigned from Syracuse.

GCL Cardinals 3 GCL Nationals 2
• Luzardo 4⅔ IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, BK
• Pena (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Cabello 2-4, RBI
• R. Mendez 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The G-Cards posted a picket fence in the 6th through 8th innings to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 win. Jesus Luzardo struck out five and fell one out shy of five innings in his second GCL start, scattering six hits and issuing no walks over four and 2/3rds scoreless innings. The loss went to Malvin Pena, who gave up all three G-Cards runs on five hits and a walk over three innings. Jose Cabello singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nat hit column of eight.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-2, 3.32) vs.
Eshelman (6-2, 2.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 vs. Akron,
6:00 p.m.
McGowin (0-3, 9.60) vs.
Whitehouse (4-3, 3.63)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 3.80) vs.
B. Gonzalez (2-7, 5.35)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 vs. Greensboro,
4:05 p.m.
Bourque (3-3, 4.96) vs.
D. Lee (3-8, 5.19)
Auburn Lost, 2-0
(15 inn.)
@ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (SS-A debut) vs.
Mateo (0-0, 3.27)
GCL Nationals Won, 10-7 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 2
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 7BF, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 0K, 0HR, 31-19 PIT-K
• Stevenson 1-3, BB, RBI — named as a replacement for Brandon Snyder (see below)

Erick Fedde failed to retire a batter as the Bisons shredded him (made con-Fedde?) for five hits and two walks before he was lifted after seven batters and 31 pitches. It was his first start since May 11.
Roster moves: UT Brandon Snyder placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Ryan Jackson assigned from Washington; RHP Greg Ross activated from 3-day TIL; RHP Jacob Turner outrighted from Washington.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 4
• Simms 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 7K
• Dragmire (BS, 1; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, R, 2B
• Ward 2-4

Harrisburg bounded back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 lead, but had no answer for Binghamton’s last salvo in the 7th and lost, 6-4. John Simms labored through six innings (111 pitches), giving up three runs on five eight hits and five walks while striking out seven. The loss went to Brady Dragmire, who let in three runs on three hits in the Rumble Ponies’ 7th. Raudy Read, Drew Ward, and Corban Joseph each had two hits in the Senators’ 11-hit parade.

Buies Creek 6 Potomac 0
• Silvestre (L, 7-3) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, 2HR
• Robles 2-4
• 0-1 RISP, 6 LOB

Two Buies Creek pitchers combined on three-hit shutout for a 6-0 win over Potomac and complete the four-game sweep. Hector Silvestre got taken deep twice and stung for three runs on four hits over five innings for the loss. He walked one and fanned seven. Victor Robles remained upright and singled twice while Ian Sagdal singled once to round out the P-Nats hit tally.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 3
• M. Mills (W, 10-2) 5+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 10K, HR, 93-60 PIT-K
• Morse (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Noll 3-5, 2B, 3RBI
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Johnson 2-5, R, RBI

McKenzie Mills struck out a career-high 10 batters while winning his 10th game as the Suns doubled up the Blue Claws, 6-3. Mills gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over five-plus innings. Kyle Simonds gave up one over two innings, while Phil Morse and Tommy Peterson each put up a goose egg to earn the hold and save, respectively. Blake Perkins was the beer man in Hagerstown’s 14-hit assault, led by Jake Noll with three hits and three RBI.

Mahoning Valley 2 Auburn 0 (15 inn.)
• DeRosier 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Barnett 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Rishwain (L, 0-2) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Bogetto 2-5
• Panaccione 2-6

Mahoning Valley broke up the Star Trek convention on the Falcon Park scoreboard with two runs in the top of the 15th to send Auburn to its seventh straight loss. Matt DeRosier threw six scoreless innings in his seventh career start for Auburn since 2013. The loss went to Michael Rishwain, who let in both Scrappers runs on five hits over three innings. Paul Panaccione and Branden Bogetto combined for four of the eight Doubledays hits. Roster moves: Reassigned from the GCL – LHPs Nick Raquet and Alex Troop, RHPs Jackson Tetrault, Jared Brasher, Kyle Johnston, Gabe Klobosits, and David Smith; OF Zach Collier assigned From Harrisburg for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 1
• Morales 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• J.D. Martin (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• R. Mendez 3-3, R, 3B, 2BB, 2RBI, CS
• Antuna 3-5, 2R, 2B, SF, RBI, E(5)
• Pineda 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2PB(3)

The G-Nats got six runs in the first two innings and held off the G-Marlins late for a 10-7 win. Starter Jose Morales tossed three scoreless innings with one hit and three whiffs. J.D. Martin was the least ineffective reliever and was credited with the win. Ricardo Mendez reached base five times with two walks, two singles, and a triple while scoring once and driving in two, followed by Yasel Antuna’s 3-for-5 effort to pace the G-Nats offense. Roster moves: Reassigned from Auburn – RHPs Tomas Alastre, Jhonatan German, Angel Guillen, Malvin Pena; LHP Gilberto Chu; MiLB Rehab – Juan Soto from Hagerstown, J.D. Martin from Washington.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 3.86) vs.
Harrell (0-2, 2.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0;
Lost, 3-2
@ Binghamton,
6:35 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.83)
Ma. Molina (0-3, 4.26)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Buies Creek,
7:00 p.m.
Silvestre (7-2, 4.24) vs.
Ferrell (6-3, 5.19)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (9-2, 2.31) vs.
Fanti (5-1, 2.74)
Auburn Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 3-2
vs. Mahoning Valley,
5:00 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 3.27) vs.
Tati (1-1, 3-00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-1 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 5 Buffalo 2
• Cole (W, 4-2) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Stevenson 1-3, BB, PO
Roster moves: 1B-3B Matt Skole placed on the 7-Day DL; C Luis Vilorio reassigned from Auburn.

Binghamton 1 Harrisburg 0 – GAME ONE
• Crownover 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K
• A. Robinson (L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• Ward 2-3, 2B
• Lisson 1-2, BB

After Matt Crownover corralled the Rumble Ponies for six scoreless innings, they bucked Andrew Robinson for a triple and a sacrifice fly in the 7th to saddle him and the Senators with a 1-0 loss. Crownover gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out six for the no-decision. Drew Ward (single, double) and Mario Lisson (single, walk) were the only two batters to reach base twice as Harrisburg was held to just six hits and two walks.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 2 – GAME TWO
• Estevez 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 4BB, 4K
• Cordero (L, 2-3) ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Joseph 2-3, R
• Lowery 2-3, R
• Marmolejos 2-3

Binghamton rallied for two in the 6th, scoring what proved to be the winning run on a two-out error to take the game from Harrisburg, 3-2 and sweep the doubleheader. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez started and went the first five. He let in one run on four hits and four walks over five innings for the no-decision. The loss went to Jimmy Cordero who walked one, balked one, and gave up two runs – one inherited, one of his own for the loss. Corban Joseph, Jake Lowery, and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos each went 2-for-3 to pace the Sens’ offense.

Buies Creek 3 Potomac 2
• Borne 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 4K
• Schepel (L, 1-3) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Gamache 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Carey 1-3, BB

Buies Creek edged Potomac in another brisk (2:17) one-run game, 3-2. Grant Borne walked five and gave up two runs on five hits over four innings while setting down four on strikes. The loss went to Kyle Schepel, who let in the decisive run on two hits over two innings. He walked none and struck out three. Dan Gamache singled twice and homered to lead the P-Nats six-hit, three-walk offense.

Lakewood 2 Hagerstown 0
• Sharp (L, 4-6) 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 6K, WP
• Banks 0-1, BB, SAC
• Perkins 1-4
• 0-4 RISP, 5 LOB

Ranger Suarez outdueled Sterling Sharp as the BlueClaws took another one from the Suns, 2-0. Sharp turned in seven innings of one-run ball on six hits and a walk while fanning six and walking one but took the loss, his sixth. Hagerstown was held to four hits and one walk; nobody reached base twice.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Alastre (L, 0-1) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Chu 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Shepard 1-2, 2B, BB
• Encarnacion 1-3, OF assist at 3B

One bad inning for Tomas Alastre was more than enough for Mahoning Valley in the opener, as they shut out the Doubledays, 3-0. Alastre allowed all three Scrappers runs in his fourth and final inning of work, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out three. Chance Shepard doubled while Randy Encarnacion and Olver Ortiz both singled once to account for the three Auburn hits.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 2 – GAME TWO
• Davis 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Guillen (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Panaccione 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Upshaw 1-3, 3B, BB

The Scrappers scored all three runs in the final two innings to complete the doubleheader sweep with a 3-2 win over the Doubledays. Weston Davis got the start and tossed five scoreless innings of two-hit ball with nary a walk and three whiffs. Jonny Reid blews the save with two runs coughed up in the 6th while Angel Guillen took the loss with one run allowed in the 7th. Paul Panaccione doubled, tripled, scored a run, and drove in run while Armond Upshaw walked and tripled to lead the Auburn attack. Roster moves: LHP Max Engelbrekt reassigned from the GCL; RHP Weston Davis reassigned Hagerstown; 2017 Draft Pick RHP Brigham Hill (5th Rd., Texas A&M) assigned from Washington; RHP Diomedes Eusebio, 1B Connor Simonetti released.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 1
• Baez 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• De Los Santos (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Cramer 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• R. Mendez 1-2, BB, RBI
• Pineda 1-3, R, BB

The wheels came off the bus (2HBP, 6BB, 1E) for the G-Mets in the 8th as the G-Nats scored three of their final four runs after two outs for a 6-1 win. Joan Baez made his first appearance since June 1 and tossed three hitless and scoreless innings with one walk and four whiffs. The win went to Jose De Los Santos with two scoreless innings after Baez. Jackson Cramer doubl while Ricardo Mendez and Israel Pineda both singled to account for the three (3) G-Nats hits. Roster move: RHP Joan Baez reassigned from Potomac.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (3-2, 5.75)
Aa. Sanchez (1st AAA start of ’17)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-3, 6.04) and Estevez (2-0, 3.86)
vs. Oswalt (5-3, 2.13) and
Conlon (5-6, 4.15)
Potomac Lost, 7-1 @ Buies Creek,
2:00 p.m.
Borne (3-3, 1.95) vs.
Alcala (2-3, 3.38)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-1 @ Lakewood,
1:05 p.m.
Sharp (4-5, 3.51) vs.
Suarez (5-2, 1.73)
Auburn Postponed vs. Mahoning Valley,
12:05 p.m.
Alastre (0-0, 4.50) and
Turnbull (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Hockin (0-1, 8.59) and
Tati (1-1, 3.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 5 Buffalo 0
• Edw. Jackson (W, 1-0) 6IP, 0H, 0R, 4BB, 5K
• Stevenson 1-5, RBI

Harrisburg vs. Binghamton – PPD
Rain washed away Game Two of the three-game series between Harrisburg and Binghamton. They’ll shoot to make it up this afternoon with a doubleheader. Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse.

Buies Creek 7 Potomac 1
• Sanburn (L, 3-2) 6+ IP, 5H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Skulina 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gamache 4-4, R, 2B
• Masters 1-3, BB, CS

The Astros scored twice in the 6th and four times in the 7th as they took another one from the P-Nats, 7-1. Nolan Sanburn ran out of gas in the 7th with three batters faced and none retired as he was charged with the first six runs on five hits and two walks. He took the loss, his second. Dan Gamache went 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored while David Masters walked and singled to lead the Potomac offense, which struck out 13 times.

Lakewood 8 Hagerstown 1
• C. Pena (L, 4-4) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, HBP
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Johnson 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Perkins 1-4, OF assist at HP

Rain didn’t claim this one—just delayed it nearly two hours—but maybe it should have as Hagerstown’s eight-game win streak was ended with an 8-1 loss to Lakewood. Carlos Pena lost for the fourth time with five runs given up on six hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Dan Johnson singled and doubled and drove in the sole Suns run while Blake Perkins singled once. The rest of the lineup was 0-for-23 with three walks.

Auburn vs. Mahoning Valley – PPD
The rain that claimed the game in Binghamton also got ’em in Auburn. They’ll also try to make it up today with a doubleheader.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
It’s not every Sunday off this season in the GCL for the G-Nats, who are 3-1 after their first four games. This week it’s home games today, Tuesday, and Saturday with road games tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday.

DSL Update
The D-Nats finally put together a winning week with a 4-3 mark and twice (two times!) broke into double digits in runs with 10-5 and 11-5 wins vs. the DSL Yankees. But they remain dead last in the DSL South.

Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 4


Our semi-weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 28-50, 6th place I.L. North, 21 games behind

Good Andrew Stevenson .327/.373/.464, HR, 11RBI, 7SB in June
Wander Suero 1-1, 3SV, 2.03 ERA, 0.90 WHIP in June
Bad Wilmer Difo .492 OPS since demotion from MLB
Dustin Antolin 2-3, 6.20 ERA, 1.87 WHIP in 22 appearances (4GS)
Interesting Jhonatan Solano will be inducted into the Syracuse Wall of Fame on 7/30,
the first player to be named while not retired



HARRISBURG SENATORS 34-45, 5th place E.L. West, 7½ games behind

Good Raudy Read .278/.313/.478, 4HR, 14 RBI in June (24G)
Derek Self 1-0, 1.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP in June (6G, 2GS)
Bad Drew Ward .103/.221/.172, 23K in June (18G)
Kyle McGowin 0-3, 9.60ERA, 2.27 WHIP in 3GS since demotion from AAA
Interesting 43 players used so far



POTOMAC NATIONALS 4-5, 3rd place C.L. North, 3 games behind (37-42 overall)

Good Ian Sagdal .330/.380/.577 in June (25G)
Grant Borne 3-3, 1.95/3.21/0.99 in 10G (6GS)
Bad Rhett Wiseman .181/.242./337 in June (23G)
Tyler Skulina 1-1, 6.17/5.44/1.71 in June (6G)
Interesting Eight Doubleheaders played thus far – 1-2-5 record



HAGERSTOWN SUNS 8-1, 1st place Sally North, 2 games ahead (46-32 overall)

Good Daniel Johnson, .330/.407/.600, 6HR in June (27G)
McKenzie Mills 5-0, 2.45 ERA, 0.79 WHIP in June (5GS)
Bad Anderson Franco 12E in 62G
69HR allowed, 2nd most in the Sally Lg.
Interesting Eight holds, tied for fewest in the Sally Lg. with Lakewood



DSL Nationals 9-15, 8th place, DSL South

Good 19-y.o. Jesus Morales .368/.430/.474, 13RBI in 21G
17-y.o. Alfonso Hernandez 1-0, 2.75/2.81/1.27 in 4GS
Bad 18-y.o. Elvis Alvarado .403 OPS in 16G
18-y.o. Alejandro Vallejo 0-2, 5.40/4.07/1.53 in 4GS
Interesting 19-y.o. Rafael Gomez, 1.20/2.53/0.80 in 3GS
19-y.o. Caldioli Sanfler, .217/.362/.313, 17BB, 16K in 23G

Editor’s note: Auburn has played just 10 games.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-1 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
E. Jackson (0-0, 2.36) vs.
Valdez (3-2, 3.92)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3 @ Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-3, 6.04) vs.
Conlon (5-6, 4.15)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 @ Buies Creek,
7:00 p.m.
Sanburn (3-1, 3.06) vs.
H. Perez (3-3, 3.45)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (4-3, 5.16) vs.
Llovera (1-0, 2.13)
Auburn Lost, 7-6 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Alastre (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Hockin (0-1, 8.59)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1 OFF DAY  

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 1
• Skole 1-2, R, BB, K
• Stevenson 1-5, RBI

Roster moves: IF Adrian Sanchez placed on 40-man roster, recalled to Washington; RHP Taylor Hill, IF Stephen Perez reassigned from Harrisburg; OF Chris Heisey assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Harrisburg 4 Binghamton 3
• Williams 2⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Dragmire (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 1-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Norfork 1-3, BB

Yadiel Hernandez’s RBI single in the 9th held up as the Sens put the Rumble Ponies in the barn, 4-3. Austen Williams filled in for Taylor Hill and gave up his customary HR for him*, and four hits total over two and a 1/3rd innings. Brady Dragmire got the win with two scoreless while Ryan Brinley worked around a single and Raudy Read’s seventh passed ball to earn the save. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, who will be joined by Read and John Simms at the E.L. All-Star game, reached base three times with a single and two walks to lead the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams, IF Corban Joseph activated from the 7-Day DL.
* To be fair, Hill pitched eight innings of one-run ball (not on a HR) for the Chiefs and was the winning pitcher.

Buies Creek 2 Potomac 1
• Reyes (L, 5-8) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Bacus 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 2-3, 2B, BB
• Mejia 1-2, BB

Potomac gave Buies Creek an extra out in the bottom of the 1st, which they cashed in with a two-out double for two unearned runs. The Astros pitchers made it stand up as they held the P-Nats to just six hits for a 2-1 win. Luis Reyes took the loss with seven hits and one walk allowed over six innings and four strikeouts. Dakota Bacus pitched two perfect innings in relief. Jack Sundberg’s second hit (and Potomac’s final) was a leadoff double in the 9th. He made it to third on a right-sight groundout, but neither Ian Sagdal nor Taylor Gushue could send him home with the equalizer.

Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 4
• Watson 6IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 7K, 2HR
• Bogucki (W, 1-1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Corredor 4-5, R, RBI
• Barrera 3-5, R, 2B
• Noll 2-5, 2B, 2RBI

The Suns remain red-hot and steamed the Blue Claws with two runs late for their eighth straight win, 5-4. Tyler Watson gave up all four Lakewood runs on four hits—and two HR—and two walks over six innings while striking out seven. A.J. Bogucki closed it out with three scoreless and got the win. With a little (OK, a LOT) help from a two-out error and a walk, Aldrem Corredor’s fourth single drove in Blake Perkins to cap a two-run rally that put Hagerstown up for good. The Suns collected 13 hits total with Tres Barrera tying Corredor in total bases with two singles and a double, followed by Jake Noll with a single and a double.

State College 7 Auburn 6
• Braymer 5IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 7K
• Rishwain (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 7H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR(solo)
• Pryor 3-5, R, RBI
• Panaccione, 3-5, RBI
• Ortiz 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• 3-15 RISP, 10 LOB

SSDG, as Auburn strafed State College pitchers for 17 hits and still lost, 7-6. OK, fine – hitting into four double plays didn’t help. And getting thrown out trying to advance from second to third on a flyball to LF to make the third out wasn’t smart, either. Doubledays starter Ben Braymer tossed five hitless and scoreless innings with three walks and seven whiffs for the no-decision. That went to Michael Rishwain who was, um, spiked for seven runs on seven hits and two walks over just two innings. Jonathan Pryor and Paul Panaccione both went 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead the Auburn hit parade.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 0
• Raquet 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Galindez (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Silva 2-4, 2B
• Ventura 1-4

The G-Nats were shut out by the G-Astros, 4-0. Third-Round pick Nick Raquet tossed two scoreless innings in his pro debut, with two hits allowed, no walks, and two strikeouts. The loss went Nelson Galindez, a 22nd Rd. HS pick (no, really they *do* exist) out of Haines City, FL, as the Astros got to him for two runs on four hits over two innings. Alian Silva was the only G-Nat to reach base twice, going 2-for-4 with a double, as the G-Nats were held to five hits and one walk while striking out ten times.
Roster move: LHP Max Engelbrekt (40th Rd., Ore. St.) assigned from Washington.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6 @ Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (3-2, 5.75) vs.
House (6-6, 3.99)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-1 @ Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 5.54) vs.
Jannis (5-3, 4.17)
Potomac Won, 5-1 @ Buies Creek,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (5-7, 4.97) vs.
F. Perez (3-2, 2.85)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.13) vs.
Medina (2-6, 3.69)
Auburn Lost, 7-4 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
German (0-0, 3.60) vs.
MaVorhis (0-0, 8.10)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 6
• Skole (pictured above) 1-4, R, BB, K
• Stevenson 0-5
Roster moves: 1B Matt Skole activated from the 7-Day DL; Brandon Snyder named to the I.L. All-Star team as a reserve.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 1
• McGowin (L, 0-3) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR, HBP
• Cordero 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Hernandez 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Perez 1-3, BB

Yadiel Hernandez homered in the bottom of the 2nd to tie it at 1-1 but it was all Reading the rest of the way in a 7-1 win over Harrisburg. Kyle McGowin lost for the third time in three AA starts as he was charged with six runs (three earned) on seven hits, including two HR’s, and three walks. He struck out three and hit a batter. Stephen Perez reached base twice with a walk while Darian Sandford singled to round out the Sens’ tally of three hits.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 1
• Guilbeau (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K, HR
• J. Mills 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Masters 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, RBI

The P-Nats dropped a four-spot in the 1st and dropped the Pelicans 5-1 in the series finale. Taylor Guilbeau pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and one walk, and struck out four to win his second game. Jordan Mill added an eighth goose egg in the 8th but Mariano Rivera lost the shutout with a run in the 9th. Ian Sagdal singled once, doubled twice, and scored twice while David Masters drove in three to lead the Potomac offense. Roster moves: IF Austin Davidson placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to June 24; IF Dan Gamache assigned from Washington.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 3
• Bourque (W, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Simonds (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Johnson 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, CS(9)
• Reetz 1-3, R, BB, 2K, PB(10)

Hagerstown doubled up Delmarva to complete the four-game sweep and extend its win streak to seven. James Bourque pitched into the 7th and let in three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks for his third win. Kyle Simonds stranded a runner while finishing the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Tommy Peterson set the side down in order, two by way of the K, for his seventh save. Jake Noll homered twice and drove in three to lead the Suns’ attack.

State College 7 Auburn 4
• German (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 2H, 5R, 4ER, 7BB, 1K, HBP, 3WP
• Eusebio 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bogetto 3-4, 2-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Panaccione 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Esthay 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The Doubledays could get ’em on (12 hits) and bang a gong (three HR) but couldn’t get ’em in (0-7 RISP) as they fell to the Spikes, 7-4 in the series finale. Jhonatan German hit the Maginot Line in the 5th and took the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on two hits and seven walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. He also hit a batter and threw three wild pitches. Brandon Boggeto, Paul Panaccione, and Kameron Esthay each homered and combined for eight of the 12 Auburn hits and drove in all four runs. Roster moves: 2017 Draft Picks – C’s Nic Perkins (28th Rd.), Anthony Peroni (14th) and OFs Kameron Esthay (26th), Jonathan Pryor (19th) assigned from Washington.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1
• Troop 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Smith (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• McKinney (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Cramer 2-4, R
• R. Mendez 1-2, R, 2B

The G-Nats have yet to lose in three games as they folded the G-Cards, 3-1 yesterday afternoon. Ninth Rd. pick Alex Troop started and turned in two perfect innings with two K’s. The win went to Dirtbag David Smith who stranded three in the 5th and worked around a single in the 6th. Jackson Cramer singled twice to lead the hit column of just six.