Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0
(7 inn.); PPD
vs. Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 12.79) vs.
Wright, M (0-1, 7.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-1, 4.09) vs.
Scott (0-0, 1.50)
Potomac Won, 8-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 7.88) vs.
Chiang (1-1, 1.46)
Hagerstown Suspended,
0-0 (Top 2nd)
vs. Delmarva,
3:35 p.m.
C. Pena (1-0, 4.00) vs.
Humpal (0-1, 2.65)

Syracuse 1 Toledo 0
• J. Turner 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Antolin (W, 2-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 2-3, R, CS
• Snyder 1-3, RBI, SB

A quintet of Syracuse pitchers made Brandon Snyder’s RBI single in the 1st stand up for 1-0 win in seven innings. Jacob Turner got the start and went an inning and 2/3rds with one hit allowed and two whiffs. Dustin Antolin followed with two scoreless for the win, Matt Grace got four outs for a hold, Trevor Gott pitched the 6th for a hold, and Austin Adams worked around a walk in the 7th for the save. Rafael Bautista singled twice and scored the lone run. Joey Butler got the fourth Syracuse hit. Rain postponed the second game until Monday, August 7th.

Hartford 1 Harrisburg 0
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K; 1-2
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• S. Kieboom 1-3
• Ward 1-4
The Yard Goats’ Yency Almonte outdueled Erick Fedde for 1 -0 shutout of the Senators. Fedde gave up the lone Hartford run on five hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight. Braulio Lara followed with two scoreless innings with one hit and one whiff. Harrisburg managed just five singles and one walk while striking out twelve times with no batter reaching base twice.

Potomac 8 Lynchburg 2
• Rodriguez (W, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K
• Schepel (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Lora 2-3, 3R, 2B, SB
• Davidson 2-5, 2B, 5RBI, CS
• Agustin 1-3, SAC, 2R, 2B, 3RBI, SB

Austin Davidson drove in five while Jefry Rodriguez tossed six strong innings as Potomac beat Lynchburg, 8-2. Davidson connected for a three-run double in the 3rd, and a two-run single in the 9th as the P-Nats made the most of nine hits and three walks, with a little “help” from two Hillcats errors. Rodriguez gave up both Lynchburg runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out eight while winning his first game. Kyle Schepel closed it out with three scoreless innings for the save, his first of the season. Roster move: OF Victor Robles placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to April 19; LHPs Taylor Guilbeau, Grant Borne reassigned to Auburn; RHPs Jorge Pantoja, Sam Held reassigned from Hagerstown; OF Jack Sundberg assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 0 Delmarva 0 – SUSP.
Thunder and lightning stopped the Suns-Shorebirds game with two outs in the top 2nd and a score—which a game always has—of 0-0. They’ll try to complete this one to nine innings this afternoon, then play a seven-inning game afterwards. Roster move: LHP David Ramos, RHP Steven Fuentes assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Toledo,
12:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) and TBD
vs. C. Bell (0-1, 1.69) and TBD
Harrisburg Postponed @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Won, 6-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-1, 7.20) vs.
Robinson (1-1, 2.00)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 1.13) vs.
Wells (1-1, 1.64)

Syracuse vs. Toledo – PPD
Rain postponed yesterday afternoon’s game and will push up the start time for today’s from the evening to midday to beat the rain forecast for tonight. The Mud Hens do not come to town again until August, which is part of the impetus to get the games in. Roster moves: Ross up, Ross in; Joe recalled to DC, Greg reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Hartford – PPD
Rain also washed out the game last night in Hartford. It will be made up on a future Harrisburg visit. Tonight’s game is just one at the regularly scheduled time.

Potomac 6 Down East 2
• Silvestre (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Wiseman 3-4, R
• Lora 2-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2B

The P-Nats rapped out 16 hits as they plucked the Wood Ducks, 6-2 and took the series, 2-1. Hector Silvestre tossed six scoreless innings to earn his second win. He allowed one walk, five hits, and fanned five. Mariano Rivera got the rulebook save but was strafed for two runs on seven hits, including a solo HR, over the final three innings. Rhett Wiseman led the hit column with three singles while Edwin Lora drove in four with a three-run HR and an RBI single as every Potomac batter had a hit and six had two or more.

Hagerstown 2 Lakewood 1
• M. Mills (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 9K
• J. Mills (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-3, R
• Johnson 1-2, BB, RBI, OF assist at HP

Led by McKenzie Mills, Hagerstown’s pitchers outdueled Lakewood for a 2-1 win in the game and the series and evened up the road trip at 3-3. McKenzie Mills fanned nine and walked three over five scoreless innings for this second win. Jordan Mills (no relation) pitched two scoreless to earn the save, his second. Nick Banks went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Dan Johnson walked, singled, drove in a run, and gunned down a runner at the plate to lead the offense (and defense).

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) vs.
C. Bell (0-1, 1.69)
Harrisburg Won, 9-2 @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Won, 6-0
vs. Down East,
10:35 a.m.
Silvestre (1-0, 6.30) vs.
Payano (0-0, 2.79)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
M. Mills (1-1, 3.60)
S. Sanchez (0-1, 4.66)

Syracuse 3 Toledo 2
• Cole 5⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Joseph 2-3
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Adrian Sanchez doubled and scored on an error in the 8th as Syracuse edged Toledo, 3-2 in the series opener. A.J. Cole kept the ball in the yard, scattering eight hits over five and a 1/3rd innings for both Mud Hens runs. He walked one and struck out one. Trevor Gott was the winning pitcher while Rafael Martin earned the save; both pitched a scoreless inning in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively. Sanchez and Corban Joseph both went 2-for-3 to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit offense, which also struck out 12 times.

Harrisburg 9 Hartford 2
• Long (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Valdez 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 5-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Lisson 2-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

The Senators broke out for five in the 3rd then added two-spots in the 4th and 5th as the Senators railroaded the Yard Goats, 9-2. Andrew Stevenson singled three times and doubled twice for his second straight five-hit game, pushing his BA to .447 – second-best in the E.L. Jaron Long won for the second time in three starts, giving up just one run over seven innings on five hits and a walk. Mario Lisson’s grand slam started things off for Harrisburg’s 14-hit attack. Roster move: LHP R.C. Orlan reassigned from Potomac.

Down East 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-2) 5IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Mayberry 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B

Potomac twice loaded the bases in the final two innings but came up short both times in a 3-0, five-hit shutout by a trio of Down East pitchers. P-Nats starter and losing pitcher Luis Reyes allowed all three Wood Ducks runs on nine hits and two walks. Whit Mayberry followed with two scoreless. Ian Sagdal went 2-for-3 and was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice. Victor Robles made his first appearance in five days with two ABs and four defensive innings played. He was not injured nor was his replacement Telmito Agustin, who took over in centerfield and was a hit by pitch.

Potomac 6 Down East 0 – GAME TWO
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 4K
• R. Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lowery 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lora 1-2, 2R, 2B, SB

Jake Lowery’s Earl Weaver special in the 2nd was more than enough for the P-Nats to return the favor and blank the Wood Ducks, 6-0 in the nightcap. Matt Crownover (5IP) and Ronald Pena (2IP) combined on the seven-hit shutout, with a walk and five K’s between the two pitchers. Bryan Mejia reached base three times with a double, single, and a walk while Austin Davidson capped off the scoring with a two-run single in the 6th. Roster move: RHP Gilberto Mendez assigned to Potomac from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 4
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, RBI, SB, CS
• C. Kieboom 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

Carter Kieboom’s two-run double highlighted a three-run 9th as Hagerstown held on for 6-4 win over Lakewood. Sterling Sharp lived up to his surname with an unearned run on four hits, no walks, and six K’s over six innings. Kyle Simonds lost the 3-1 lead, which made Mick VanVossen the winnings pitcher as he closed out the game with one run allowed over two innings. Tres Barrera and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-4 with a run scored while Blake perkins scored twice on two singles in five trips to the plate to lead the Suns’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez assigned from Auburn.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Toledo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Farmer (0-0, 3.27)
Harrisburg Won, 16-14
(13 inn.)
@ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 0.82)
Wynkoop (1-1, 2.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Down East,
4:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) and
Crownover (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Pena, R (0-0, 2.70) and
Palumbo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(13 inn.)
@ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 9.00)
Romero (0-0, 5.00)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After a 2-4 road trip, the Chiefs return home to host the Mud Hens and the Tides for three apiece.

Harrisburg 16 Hartford 14
• Simms 4⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Blackmar (W, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K; 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 5-7, 4R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Keller 4-7, 2R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Perez 2-6, 3R, 2B, BB, 3K

It took 30 runs, 30 hits, and 13 innings to decide this slugfest between Harrisburg and Hartford, which the Sens won 16-14. The game was not a paragon of pitching as the Yard Goats blew an 8-4 lead in the 7th and the Senators gave away a 12-8 lead in the 9th. Harrisburg put up two in top of the 12th, gave them back in the bottom and got them back in the 13th. Mark Blackmar was the winning pitcher with two runs allowed on four hits and three walks over three innings. Derek Self, the eighth Sens pitcher, got the save with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts in the 13th.

Potomac vs. Down East – PPD
A torrential downpour of 0.23" on an uncovered infield was enough to postpone last night’s game between the Down East Wood Ducks and the Potomac Nationals. They’ll make it up today with a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 3 (13 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, 2E (pickoffs)
• Howard 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Held (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2IBB, 1K
• Johnson 3-6, R, 2B
• Neuse 2-6, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns lost the battle of the bullpens as they fell, 4-3 in 13 innings. Tyler Watson turned in a quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Jordan Mills (1IP) and Hayden Howard (4IP) followed with five scoreless innings while Sam Held added a sixth before the Blue Claws got to him in his second inning of work with a run on two hits and a sacrifice. Dan Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead Hagerstown’s 12-hit output, of which one (1) came with RISP while ten men were stranded. Roster move: RHP Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-6;
Won, 7-6
OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Castellani (1-1, 3.27)
Potomac Lost, 5-4
(11 inn.)
vs. Down East,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) vs.
Palombo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Won, 15-6 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 4.66) vs.
Falter (0-0, 1.80)

Rochester 10 Syracuse 6 – GAME ONE
• Voth (L, 0-1) 3IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Gott 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robinson 3-4, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Falu 1-2, R, BB

Austin Voth failed to make it past the 4th inning again while Syracuse’s too-late rally was too little in a 10-6 loss to Rochester. Voth was lit up for seven runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings to lose for the first time in ’17. Clint Robinson drove in three while going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to lead the Chiefs offense.

Syracuse 7 Rochester 6 – GAME TWO
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 2HR
• Adams 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K; 1-0 IR-S
• Snyder 3-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Solano 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Joseph 3-4, RBI

The Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead early and held off the Red Wings late for a 7-6 win to split the doubleheader. Taylor Hill couldn’t go the requisite five innings for the “W” and was charged with five runs on seven hits, including the fourth and five HRs he’s allowed thus far in 2017, and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. Austin Adams was awarded the win as the most effective reliever to follow Hill as he retired four of five batters faced and did not allow an inherited runner to score. Brandon Snyder, Matt Skole, and Adrian Sanchez each homered while every Syracuse batter reached base in the 14-hit outburst.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Harrisburg continues its seven-game, eight-day road trip with four games in Hartford.

Wilmington 5 Potomac 4 (11 inn.)
• Estevez 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• Schepel (BS, 1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• Mayberry (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Wiseman 2-3, R, 3BB, CS
• Carey 2-5, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI

Potomac got the tying and winning run on base with nobody out in the bottom of the 11th but couldn’t hit the ball out of the infield to get the equalizer as they fell to Wilmington in extras, 5-4 and dropped the series, 3-1. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez turned in a strong start, pitching six innings of one-run ball on two hits (one solo HR) and two walks while fanning four. Rhett Wiseman singled twice, walked three times (once intentionally) to lead the Potomac offense, which left 14 runners on base and went just 2-for-15 with RISP.

Hagerstown 15 Delmarva 6
• C. Pena (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Pantoja 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Corredor 3-3, 2R, 3-2B, 2BB
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Neuse 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

The Suns put up four spots three times in the final four innings to turn a 2-1 pitcher’s duel into a 15-6 demolition of the Shorebirds. Carlos Pena got the win with one run let in over five innings pitched on five hits and two walks. Matt DeRosier was dinged for the final five Delmarva runs on four hits and two walks over two and a 1/3rd innings in his 2017 debut while Jorge Pantoja got the final five outs with just one hit allowed. Dan Johnson hit his Sally Lg.-leading fifth HR and drove in three while Sheldon Neuse (second) and Jake Noll (third) also went deep in the 15-hit, seven-walk assault.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) and
Voth (0-0, 5.40) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 7.20) and
Slegers (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 13.50) vs.
Castillo (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
C. Peña (0-0, 6.75) vs.
Humpal (0-0, 0.75)

Syracuse vs. Rochester – PPD
Yesterday’s tilt between the Chiefs and Red Wings was rained out. They’ll try to make it up today with a doubleheader.

Harrisburg 7 Bowie 4
• Ross (W, 2-0) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Read 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Collier 2-5, 2-2B
• Keller 2-5, 2B

Harrisburg exploded for six runs in the 5th and cruised to a 7-4 win over Bowie in the series finale. Greg Ross got the Jack Morris win with all four Baysox runs allowed on eight hits and two walks while striking out three. Phillips Valdez and Wander Suero each turned in two scoreless to earn the hold and save, respectively. Raudy Read singled and homered while Zach Collier doubled twice to lead the Sens’ 12-hit, seven-walk offense.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Baez 3⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 4ER, 7BB, 0K
• Guilbeau 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 3-4, R, RBI
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, BB

Joan Baez was off again Last Night in Woodbridge.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 0
• Davis (L, 0-2) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Bourque 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Franco 2-4
The Suns outhit the Shorebirds, 9-7, but were shut out 6-0. Weston Davis was dinged for all six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. James Borque followed with three perfect innings of relief. Anderson Franco was the sole batter to reach base twice as Hagerstown did not draw a walk and was 1-for-9 with RISP, the “one” coming in the 3rd inning with Daniel Johnson connecting for a third straight single but Franco getting thrown out at home.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 7.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Bowie,
2:05 p.m.
G. Ross vs.
Scott (0-0, 3.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 6.23) vs.
Puckett (0-1, 1.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-2 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (0-1, 11.25)
Wells (0-1, 3.60)

Syracuse 3 Rochester 2
• J. Turner 5IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Antolin (W, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Joseph 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

Corban Joseph’s second double of the game was hit hard enough to score Matt Skole from second as Syracuse rallied in the 9th to edge Rochester, 3-2 in the series opener. Jacob Turner got the start and somehow did not walk a batter in five innings. Instead he scattered nine hits and let in just two runs while striking out five. Neal Cotts (2IP), Dustin Antolin (1IP), and Joe Nathan (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings of relief, with the win going to Antolin and save going to Nathan [insert obligatory remark about how Nathan is Xth on all-time list of this specious stat here]. Rafael Bautista also had multiple hits as the Chiefs racked up more hits (9) than strikeouts (8).

Bowie 3 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Johansen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• N. Soto 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The BaySox pitchers outdueled the Senators for 3-2 win on Friday night. Austen Williams gave up all three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings as the losing pitcher. Jake Johansen followed with two perfect innings and Mark Blackmar set the side down in order in the 8th. The Harrisburg hitters got a solo HR from Neftali Soto in the 4th and a gift run in the sixth as the first Bowie error put Andrew Stevenson on and the second enabled him to score from first on Alec Keller’s single. Raudy Read notched the fourth and final Sens hit with two out in the 9th, which ended on a groundout to third base.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 3
• Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Borne (S, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lora 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Unsung hero Taylor Gushue continues to sing, driving in all three runs Last Night in Woodbridge.

Roster moves: RHP Whit Mayberry assigned from Extended Spring Spraining; RHP Dakota Bacus placed on the 7-Day DL.

Delmarva 7 Hagerstown 2
• M. Mills (L, 1-1) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 7K, 2HBP
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• J. Soto 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-4, R, 2SB

Juan Soto drove in the two runs with three hits, including his second HR, but Delmarva answered back seven times for a 7-2 win over Hagerstown. McKenzie Mills went the first five, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks. He hit two batters and struck out seven. The Suns not named Soto managed just four singles and no walks and were AWOL with RISP (0-for-8, five LOB).
Roster moves: RHP Matt DeRosier assigned from Extended Spring Spraining; RHP Carlos Acevedo placed on the 7-Day DL.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
J. Turner(0-0, 2.45) vs.
Tepesch (1-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Blackmar (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Hess (0-0, 5.40)
Potomac Won, 6-4 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Ogando (0-0, 13.50)
Hagerstown Won, 12-5 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Seabrooke (0-1, 27.00)

Pawtucket 6 Syracuse 0
• J. Ross 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Adams (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Robinson 1-2, RBI, 2BB

Joe Ross rebounded from the beating he took last week to throw seven innings of one-run ball on six hits, no walks, and six strikeouts. His teammates supported with one run and four hits total as the Chiefs lost in the 9th, 2-1 to the PawSox. A two-base error put the winning run on 2nd and Pawtucket cashed it in on a bloop single with two outs to take the game, 2-1 and the series, 3-1. Rafael Bautista singled and doubled and scored on Clint Robinson’s RBI single in the 6th. Joey Butler doubled to round out the Syracuse hit column. Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Fedde 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K, HBP
• Self (BS, 1) 4BF, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Cordero (L, 0-1) ⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Read 2-4, 2-2B
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 2K
• Ward 1-3, R, BB, HR, SF, 3RBI

Erick Fedde tossed another six scoreless innings but the Harrisburg ‘pen couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as Bowie knifed ’em in the 9th for a 5-4 walkoff win. Fedde gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out four. Derek Self put all four runners on base he faced while Ryan Brinley let in both inherited runners to fall behind 4-2. Drew Ward’s two-run HR in the 9th tied it but Jimmy Cordero did his best imitation of Rafael Soriano with two walks, two hits, and the winning run allowed. Raudy Read (single, two doubles) and Stephen Perez (double, two walks) both reached base three times to lead the Sens offense. Roster move: OF Zach Collier activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 4
• Silvestre (W, 1-0) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Borne (S, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lora 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Bryan Mejia and Taylor Gushue both homered while Hector Silvestre turned in six serviceable innings as the P-Nats took the series opener from the Blue Rocks, 6-4. Silvestre allowed all four runs on eight hits and no walks and struck out three. Grant Borne shut down Wilmington over the final three innings for the save, his first of the year. Edwin Lora reached base four times on three singles and a walk while Ian Sagdal singled twice and walked once to lead the Potomac hit parade. Victor Robles left the game in the top of the 4th with an apparent leg injury, which he appeared to suffer chasing down the first Wilmington triple, then aggravate running down the second Blue Rocks triple. Don’t worry he also got hit by a pitch, too.

Hagerstown 12 Delmarva 5
• Acevedo 3⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, 2BK
• Simonds (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, 1-1 IR-S
• C. Kieboom 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2K
• Barrera 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI

A seven-run third inning put this one away early as the Suns took their fourth straight, 12-5 from the Shorebirds. Carlos Acevedo got the start but couldn’t make it out of the 4th as he let in two runs on two hits and a walk, though he did strike out five. The win went to Kyle Simonds with three and a 1/3rd innings of one-run relief on four hits, no walks, and seven whiffs. Carter Kieboom singled twice and doubled once to raise his Sally Lg.-leading BA to .483 while Tres Barrera, Dan Johnson, and Jake Noll each homered to lead the Hagerstown assault.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Suns score seven in the 8th, complete a three-game sweep

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 @ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
J. Ross (0-1, 10.13) vs.
B. Johnson (0-0, 2.25)
Harrisburg Won, 6-0 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Means (1-0, 1.50)
Potomac Won, 5-3 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (0-0, 6.75) vs.
Blewett (0-0, 5.40)
Hagerstown Won, 10-2 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Acevedo (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Dietz (0-0, 9.00)

Pawtucket 6 Syracuse 0
• Grace (L, 0-2) 3IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Cotts 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-3, BB
• Falu 1-3, 2B

Brian Goodwin singled twice and walked in four PA’s Irving Falu doubled once in three AB’s. The rest of the lineup was 1-for-24 with two walks as Pawtucket shut out Syracuse, 6-0. Matt Grace made the spot start and was knocked for the first three PawSox runs on six hits, including a leadoff HR, over three innings to suffer the loss. Trevor Gott gave up the last three runs over an inning and 2/3rds before Neal Cotts, who had the Mott’s, got the last out and stranded two to end the 5th. Cotts, Joe Nathan, and Mike Broadway kept Pwatucket off the board the rest of the way, but the offense never responded. Roster move: IF Grant Green selected by, recalled to Washington; no corresponding move yet.

Harrisburg 6 Hartford 0
• Long (W, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Lara (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Suero 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• N. Soto 2-3, R, RBI, BB
• Lisson 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Hernandez 2-4, 2B, 3RBI

Three Senators pitchers combined on a five-hit, 6-0 shutout of Hartford. The BABIP gods were on the side of Jaron Long (6IP), Braulio Lara (2IP), and Wander Suero (1IP) as the trio struck out just two batters, and got some “help” as Yard Goats’ Max White tried for an inside-the-park HR with two outs in 3rd but was gunned down at home. Veterans Neftali Soto and Mario Lisson both went 2-for-3 with a walk while Yadiel Hernandez drove in three with a two-out, three-run double to cap off a four-run 8th.

Potomac 5 Frederick 3
• Reyes (W, 1-1) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR, 2WP
• Bacus (S, 1) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Gushue 3-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Lora 2-3, BB, CS
• Robles 2-4, R, SB, OF assist @ 2B

Potomac rallied for two in the 9th and it turned out to be the difference in a 5-3 win over Frederick. Taylor Gushue drove in four runs with an Earl Weaver special in the 5th—the only hit with RISP in 12 chances—and a sac fly in the 9th. The P-Nats collected 12 hits but struck out 13 times, with Gushue leading the hit column with three and Dale Carey cooling the IF with three whiffs. Luis Reyes evened up his won-loss record with a quality start of two runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out five. Dakota Bacus closed it out with three innings pitched and one run let in on a solo HR in the 9th.

Hagerstown 10 Lakewood 2
• Watson 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K, HR, HBP
• Pantoja (W, 1-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Perkins 2-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB
• Soto 3-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Banks 3-5, R, HR, 3RBI

The Suns boiled the Blue Claws bullpen for eight runs, including seven in the 8th, for 10-2 win and a three-game sweep. Tyler Watson turned in five runs of two-run ball on five hits with three walks and seven K’s but got a no-decision. Jorge Pantoja was the winning pitcher with three scoreless innings. Juan Soto and Nick Banks both homered, drove in three, and went 3-for-5 while Blake Perkins singled, doubled, and walked twice to lead the ten-hit, seven-walk Hagerstown offense.

Monday’s News & Notes

Looks like The Onion didn’t find the game all that, um, appealing
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2;
Lost, 10-4
@ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Voth (7-9, 3.15 in ’16) vs.
Kendrick (6-5, 4.73 in ’16)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
G. Ross (5-1, 0.83 in ’16) vs.
Niebla (0-1, 5.30 in ’16)
Potomac Won, 8-7 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
J. Baez (9-7, 3.94 @ A- in ’16) vs.
Alvarado (10-9, 3.41 @ A- in ’16)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-3 vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
C. Pena (2-2, 2.95 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Fanti (7-0, 1.57 @ GCL in ’16)

Rochester 6 Syracuse 2
• J. Turner 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Grace (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, 3-0 IR-S
• Martin (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 5H, 3R ,3ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-4, RBI, SB, CS
• Snyder 2-3

Rafael Martin was in midseason form as he let in the last five runs over an inning and a third to turn a 2-1 Chiefs lead into a 6-2 loss to the Red Wings. Jacob Turner got the start and was lifted after loading the bases with two out in the 4th. Matt Grace got the last out and stranded all three runners but was responsible for the go-ahead run that came in on a two-run homer served up by Martin. Brian Goodwin led the Syracuse hit column with 3-for-4 game, followed by Brandon Snyder at 2-for-3.

Rochester 10 Syracuse 4
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 4K, 3HR, HBP
• Antolin 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Skole 2-3, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Falu 1-2, R, HR, RBI

Syracuse dropped a third straight game to Rochester, 10-4. Taylor Hill was lit up for five runs on eight hits (three HR) over four and 2/3rds innings. He hit one batter, walked none and struck out four. Irving Falu, Clint Robinson, Brandon Snyder, and Matt Skole each hit solo shots to make the most of just six hits and no walks drawn by the Chiefs offense. Roster move: RHP Matt Albers selected and recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 2
• Williams (W, 1-0) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 9K, HBP
• Lara (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• N. Soto 2-4, R
• Stevenson 2-4, 3RBI, 2CS

Raudy Read’s three-run HR in the last of the 6th erased a 2-0 deficit as Harrisburg tripled up Altoona, 6-2 to split the four-game series. Austen Williams got the win with a quality start of two runs on five hits and no walks in six innings pitched. He struck out nine. Andrew Stevenson also drove in three with a pair of singles, though he was caught stealing twice. Neftali Soto was third Senator with multiple hits in Harrisburg’s ten-hit parade.

Potomac 8 Wilmington 7
• Rodriguez 4IP, 4H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 5K, 3WP; 82-56 PIT-K
• Crownover (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Robles 3-4, 4R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Sagdal 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats outslugged and outlasted the Blue Rocks to take the game, 8-7, and the series, 2-1. Jefry Rodriguez labored through four innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and a walk. He struck out five and was charged with three wild pitches. Matt Crownover got the win in relief, with one run allowed on two hits and two walks over three innings. Victor Robles reached base four times, scored four times, and was a triple shy of the cycle while Kelvin Gutierrez stroked three singles and a double to lead Potomac’s 15-hit offense.

Asheville 11 Hagerstown 3
• Davis (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 3HR, BK, HBP
• Noll 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Banks 2-4

Asheville returned the favor from the second game of last night’s doubleheader and thrashed Hagerstown 11-3 to split the four-game series. Weston Davis worked a scoreless 1st before giving up runs in each of the next three innings. He gave up five runs on three HR’s and six hits total over four innings. He walked one, struck out one, and hit a batter. Blake Perkins and Nick Banks both singled twice while Jake Noll singled, doubled, and drove in a run. Roster move: LHP Jordan Mills assigned from Washington; no corresponding move yet.