Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-1 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.82) vs.
H. Alvarez (0-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 10-9 vs. Akron,
6:30 p.m.
T. Hill (4-6, 5.54) vs.
Bieber (2-1, 2.83)
Potomac Lost, 9-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-2, 3.06) vs.
Civale (10-2, 2.59)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Humpal (7-11, 4.16)
Auburn Lost, 8-2 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (0-1, 5.91) vs.
Stewart (4-2, 4.44)
GCL Nationals Lost, 2-1;
Won, 5-0
OFF DAY

Syracuse 4 Lehigh Valley 1
• Simms (W, 2-4) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 9K
• Bautista 2-4, 2RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, R
• Skole 0-3
• Severino 1-3, R

John Simms tossed seven scoreless innings while striking out nine to lead Syracuse a 4-1 victory, its third straight. Roster moves: IF Adrian Sanchez optioned from Washington; C Jhonatan Solano placed on the 7-Day DL.

Akron 10 Harrisburg 9
• Voth 3⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Bacus (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Hernandez 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Abreu 2-3, R, RBI
• S. Perez 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Harrisburg blew leads of 4-0 and 8-6 in a 10-9 loss to Akron. Austin Voth didn’t make it past the fourth for the fifth time this season as he gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks over three and 2/3rds innings in a no-decision. Dakota Bacus took the loss on a two-run homer in the 9th in his one and only inning pitched. Yadiel Hernandez singled once, doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a run to lead the Sens’ offense.

Lynchburg 9 Potomac 3
• Williams (L, 2-4) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Reetz 2-4, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Carey 2-4, 2B

The P-Nats got three in the 9th to turn 9-0 demolition into a 9-3 defeat, failing to take advantage of the Keys’ 6-5 win over the Red Sox. Austen Williams let in four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings while striking out seven in his fourth High-A loss. Neither Ronald Pena nor Jordan Mills could stop the onslaught as they gave up five runs over the next three innings. Jakson Reetz cashed in three straight walks issued with one out for a three-run double to break up the shutout. Reetz and Dale Carey both went 2-for-4 to account for four of the five Potomac hits on the night. Roster moves: 1B Ian Sagdal activated from the 7-Day DL; IF Tyler Beckwith placed on the 7-Day DL.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 1
• C. Pena 5IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 9K
• Morse (L, 0-4) ⅓ IP, 3H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K
• Banks 2-4, 2B, SB
• La Bruna 1-2, 2B, RBI, SAC

Hagerstown imploded in the 9th for five runs as they dropped to .500 in the 2nd half with a 6-1 loss to Delmarva and lowered their tragic number to two. Carlos Pena no-hit the Shorebirds for five innings, though he needed 84 pitches to do it while walking three and striking out nine. Phil Morse lost his third straight appearance and fourth game overall (all in August, in which he has a 14.09 ERA) as he was charged with the aforementioned five runs on three hits and two walks, with the “help” of Kyle Simonds, who failed to strand the two runners he inherited while retiring two of four batters to finish the 9th. Nick Banks led the Suns’ hit column of six with a single and double while stealing his 12th base.

Williamsport 8 Auburn 2
• Raquet 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, BK
• Smith (L, 3-4) 2IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 3WP
• Guibor 1-3, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Pascal 2-4, R, 2B
• 0-6 RISP, 10 LOB, 15 batting K

SSDL in the NYPL as the Doubledays’ David Smith coughed up five in the 7th and one in the 8th in an 8-2 defeat to the Crosscutters. Nick Raquet went the first six innings and scattered eight hits for two runs. He walked none and fanned three. Smith also gave up eight hits, but in just two innings while losing for the fourth time. Austin Guibor reached base three times with two walks and a double and drove in both Auburn runs.

GCL Astros 2 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME ONE
• German (L, 1-4) 4⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Peguero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• L. Garcia 3-3, 2B, SB

In the first game, the G-Astros stopped the G-Nats four-game win streak with a 2-1 win. Jhonatan German gave up both runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six for his fourth loss. Luis Garcia collected all three G-Nat hits with two singles and a double and stole his 11th base.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Astros 0 – GAME TWO
• Alastre (W, 3-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Zwetsch 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Evangelista 2-3, 3R, 2B
• Jo. Sanchez 2-3, R, 2RBI
• Pineda 2-3, 2RBI

In the nightcap (hey, it is Florida), the G-Nats shut out the G-Astros, 5-0 and reduced its magic number to one. Tomas Alastre went the first five, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out six for the win. Connor Zwetsch worked around three hits over the final two innings. Juan Evangelista scored three times and doubled while Jose Sanchez and Israel Pineda both went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
E. Rogers (2-2, 4.23) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Akron,
6:30 p.m.
McGowin (1-5, 8.51) vs.
Lugo (8-7, 4.56)
Potomac Won, 4-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 3-2
(14 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-2, 3.69) and TBD
vs. Young (5-2, 3.06) and Brown (3-4, 3.40)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-8
(10 inn.)
@ GCL Cardinals,
10:00 a.m.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 1
• Skole 0-4

Syracuse scored nine unanswered runs to stop a three-game slide and prevent a three-game sweep by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 9-2 win in the series finale. Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington; RHP Erick Fedde, OF Rafael Bautista recalled to Washington.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Dragmire 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K
• Cordero (H, 4; L, 2-6) ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Robinson (BS, 3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 3-3 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Senators bullpen saw a 4-3 lead vanish with one swing of the bat as the Jimmy Cordero loaded the bases while getting the first two outs in the 8th and Andrew Robinson unloaded them with a grand slam for a 7-4 loss to the Fightins. Brady Dragmire got the start and gave up the first three Reading runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out two over five and 2/3rds innings. Victor Robles singled and doubled while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos walked and doubled; both drove in two runs for Harrisburg.

Potomac 4 Frederick 2
• Reyes (W, 8-13) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K, 2WP
• Orlan (SV, 5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mejia 2-3, RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

Potomac closed out its home schedule with a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon in Woodbridge.

West Virginia 2 Hagerstown 1
• DeRosier 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, WP, HBP
• Klobosits (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Howard (BS, 1; L, 4-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• C. Kieboom 2-2, R, 2BB
• Corredor 1-4

The Suns lowered its tragic number to three with another walkoff loss, 2-1 to the Power. Matt DeRosier did his part with six shutout innings on four hits and two walks with four whiffs. So Likewise for Gabe Klobosits with two perfect innings. Hayden Howard did not as he retired just one of five batters faced to blow the save and take the loss. Carter Kieboom singled twice and walked twice while Aldrem Corredor singled once. The rest of the Hagerstown lineup was 0-for-23 with eight strikeouts.

Batavia 3 Auburn 2
• Guillen 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, WP
• Engelbrekt 4IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Brasher (L, 1-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Jo. Ramirez 2-6, E(19)
• Esthay 1-5, R, BB, RBI

Auburn’s relievers worked overtime to cover for the batters, who were off the clock with just five hits over 14 innings in a 3-2 loss to Batavia. Angel Guillen gave up the first two Muckdogs runs on four hits without a walk and six whiffs over five innings. Jared Johnson and Max Engelbrekt combined for six scoreless innings and Jared Brasher made it eight straight before Batavia broke through for the game-winner in the 14th. Joshual Ramirez (two singles) and Kameron Esthay (homer, walk) were the only Doubledays batters to reach base twice.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Marlins 8 (10 inn.)
• Acevedo 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Adler (W, 2-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Connell 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Jo. Sanchez 2-4, R, RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, R, 2K

The G-Marlins took an 8-3 lead with a five-run 8th then gave it away with six unanswered runs – five in the 9th and one in the 10th – for a 9-8 loss to the G-Nats. Carlos Acevedo let in a run on three hits and struck out five as the starter. Sean Adler got the last out in the 8th and stranded two runners, then pitched a scoreless 9th and 10th to earn the win, his second. Justin Connell singled twice, scored twice, doubled once, walked once, and drove in two while Jose Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Saturday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (1-3, 7.67) vs.
Leibrandt (4-3, 4.47)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (3-2, 4.19) vs.
Viza (8-9, 5.68)
Potomac Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (4-4, 5.03) vs.
Hart (2-2, 2.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-4 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-2, 7.71) vs.
Llovera (1-3, 3.00)
Auburn Lost, 2-0;
Lost, 3-0
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (2-2, 2.97) vs.
Stewart (4-2, 4.14)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Bautista 1-3

Syracuse took the lead with four in the 6th and held off a late charge from Lehigh Valley to win again, 5-4.

Harrisburg 6 Akron 3
• McGowin (W, 1-5) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Crownover (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Norfork 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Read 2-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, SB

The Sens rallied for two in the 6th to tie, and three in the 7th to take the lead as they doubled up the ‘Ducks, 6-3 in the series finale. Kyle McGowin won his first AA game with a quality start of two runs on seven hits and a walk over six and 2/3rds innings. Matt Crownover got his first save by getting the final out in the 8th (leaving the bases loaded) and working around a leadoff single in the 9th. Khayyan Norfork and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos both went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg hitters.

Salem 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Mills (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Johnson 3-5, 3-2B
• Wiseman 2-5, SB

Potomac added another one-run loss to its “old maid” season (26 – that’s a whole lot of near-misses) as Salem walked off in the 10th, 4-3. Austen Williams came off the DL to spin six innings of three-run ball on seven hits without a walk and three K’s. The loss went to Jordan Mills, who gave up the game-winner with double-whiff-single sequence in the 10th. Daniel Johnson doubled three times while Rhett Wiseman singled twice but the offense sputtered in the clutch, going just 2-for-9 with RISP and stranding 12 baserunners.

Lakewood 14 Hagerstown 2
• Pena (L, 6-6) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 2HBP, 2WP
• Held 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Franco 2-3, R, BB, RBI, E(20)
• Banks 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

The Suns’ setting on 2017 continues with a fifth straight loss, 14-4 to Lakewood, which knocks them down to four games out with eleven left to play. Carlos Pena lost for the sixth time as he was boiled for seven runs on five hits, three walks, and two hit batsmen over just two and 2/3rds innings. Anderson Franco (two singles, one walk) and Nick Banks (double, two walks) both reached base three times and drove in a run to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Williamsport 2 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Tetreault 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Troop (L, 2-4) 2IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Meregildo 2-3
• Upshaw 0-1, 2BB

Williamsport shut out Auburn on four hits in the opener, 2-0. Jackson Tetreault started and went the first four innings, with no runs, one walk, two hits, and three whiffs over four innings. Alex Troop took the loss, his fourth, with both Crosscutter runs let on seven hits and no walks over the last two innings. Omar Meregildo singled twice and Armond Upshaw walked twice, but the Doubledays had but one chance with RISP (0-1, duh) and left on six.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Johnston (L, 0-2) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, WP, HBP
• Cousins 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3
• Meregildo 1-3

The Crosscutter dropped the Doubledays and swept the doubleheader with another shutout, 3-0. Kyle Johnston was lit up for all three runs on two 4th-inning HR’s and three hits total over four innings to lose for the second time. Jake Cousins and Max Engelbrekt both put up a goose egg to keeps things close, but Auburn managed just five baserunners (and left ’em all on) with three walks and two hits.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Cardinals 4
• German (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• Jimenez (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• L. Garcia 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Antuna 3-4, 2R, 2-3B, 2RBI, 2E
• Gutierrez 2-3, R

The G-Nats edged closer to a the division title with a 5-4 win over the G-Cards, but the G-Marlins also won their seventh straight to remain just three back. Jhonatan German finally won with five innings pitched, one run allowed on one hit and two walks, and four strikeouts. Jose Jimenez tossed two scoreless to earn the hold, while Connor Zwetsch let in a run over two innings but was credited with the save. Luis Garcia led the G-Nats’ 17-hit parade with three singles and a double, followed by Yasel Antuna, who singled once, tripled twice and drove in two.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

Potomac 1 Salem 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday’s News & Notes

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

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