Tuesday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Night In Woodbridge

Three PNats went deep in a 13-0 rout of Salem

Only the rain could stop the P-Nats last night, as they pummeled the Salem Red Sox 13-0 for a season-high fourth straight win.

Fresh off his Carolina League Player Of The Week Honors, Tyler Moore made his campaign to make it back-to-back with a 4-for-5 night, including two doubles and a home run. His hot streak coincides with the current home stand, as the 23-year-old Mississppian has gone 12-for-20 with seven doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI over the past four games.

Adrian Alaniz, who had been piggybacking onto Jordan Zimmermann’s rehab appearances, made the start last night when Zimmermann was scratched with a stiff neck. Alaniz went six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and walk while striking out four.

Joining Moore in the 15-hit onslaught were recently reactivated Michael Burgess, who sliced an RBI single to right in his first at-bat and went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored, and Josh Johnson, who went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Bill Rhinehart and Jose Lozada also went deep.

The victory puts Potomac at 13-9 in the second half, two games behind first-place Wilmington.

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Quick Hits…

…InsideNova.com’s Dave Utnik is reporting that Zimmermann will next throw on Wednesday night.

…Danny Rosenbaum has been promoted from Hagerstown and will make his Carolina League debut tonight against Salem

…Making room for Rosenbaum, Jesse Estrada was released. Making room for Burgess, Wilberto Ortiz returned to the DL

…Utnik also reported that Scott Olsen threw a bullpen session prior to last night’s game and will start on Thursday