Wednesdays’ News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 @ Pawtucket,
4:05 p.m.
Grace (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Havliand (1-0, 6.35)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0 vs. Hartford,
12:00 p.m.
Long (0-1, 1.80) vs.
Wynkoop (1-0, 1.42)
Potomac Lost, 16-6 @ Frederick,
11:00 a.m.
Reyes (0-1, 3.60)
vs. Akin (0-0, 81.00)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3
(15 inn.)
vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 5.79) vs.
Romero (0-0, 9.00)

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 4
• Cole 4+ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 6K, HR
• Antolin (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K, 2-2 IR-S
• Skole 1-2, R, 2BB
• Bautista 1-4, 2R, BB, SB

The Chiefs scored three times in the first five innings, but were shut down the by the PawSox ‘pen over the last four in a 5-4 loss. A.J. Cole’s longball woes continur as he served up a solo shot in the 1st and walked five over four-plus innings. He was charged with four runs on three hits. The loss went to Dustin Antolin, who let in two inherited runners and one of his own as he was unable to hold the 4-2 lead in Pawtucket’s three-run 5th. Matt Skole reached base with a single and two walks while Rafael Bautista scored twice, reached base twice, and stole a base to led the Syracuse offense, which piled up 14 strikeouts – five by Brian Goodwin.

Hartford 4 Harrisburg 0
• Simms (L, 0-1) 6IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Cordero 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Stevenson 2-4, 2K
• N. Soto 1-3, BB

Three Hartford pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout of Harrisburg, 4-0. John Simms turned in a quality start of two runs on two hits, no walks, and three whiffs, but was charged with the loss. Andrew Stevenson had two of the six singles while Neftali Soto, Raudy Read, and Yadiel Hernandez each drew a walk to comprise the Senators offense.

Frederick 16 Potomac 6
• Estevez (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 5K, 3HR
• Guilbeau 1⅓ IP, 6H, 8R, 7ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, 1-1 IR-S
• Davidson 3-4, R, BB
• Wiseman 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Robles 1-4, K, 2 OF assists, (*sigh*) HBP

Potomac battled back from a 5-0 deficit to pull within one at 5-4, and again to two at 8-6, but a touchdown in the Frederick 6th and rouge in the 7th completed the 16-6 smackdown. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez was strafed for seven runs on eight hits, including three home runs, over four and 2/3rds innings to take the loss. Austin Davidson led the P-Nats attack with three singles and a walk, but the clutch hit came just twice in 16 scoring chances and led to ten men left on base. Potomac also committed three errors and had a passed ball.

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3 (15 inn.)
• Sharp 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• VanVossen (BS, 1) 3IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 3K, 2WP
• Mills (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• C. Kieboom 3-7, E(2)
• Soto 2-5, 2R, 2B, 2BB
• Neuse 2-7, R, 2B, 2RBI

After blowing it in the 9th on a defensive misplay—Aldrem Corredor stepped on first instead of throwing to second to start a would-be 3-6-3 double play with one out and runners on the corners—Hagerstown got the gamewinner on a Juan Soto leadoff walk in the 15th followed by a Sheldon Neuse* double for a 4-3 win in extras. Jordan Mills got the win in relief. Sterling Sharp started and pitched five innings of two-run ball on four hits and two walks. James Bourque and Sam Held both pitched three innings of scoreless relief while Carter Kieboom and Nick Banks both had three hits.
* With just 632 listed in attendance at the start of the game, can’t really say he brought the noise.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Two out of three ain’t bad, but that loss was

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-0 @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Brad Meyers (3-1, 2.45) vs.
Mitch Atkins (0-0, 9.00)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 20-6 vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Trevor Holder (1-2, 6.75) vs.
Joe Wieland (1-2, 2.52)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse-Rochester — PPD
Oh, look: A rainout! The fifth postponement of the season for Syracuse will force this game to be made up as a doubleheader on Saturday, June 25.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 0
• Peacock (W, 4-1) 7IP 2H 0R 1BB 8K
• McCoy (H, 3) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Mattheus (S, 4) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Johnson 3-5, 2-2B,
• Lombardozzi 2-5, RBI
• Tucker 3-4, SB

Stellar pitching and solo HRs from Derek Norris and Bill Rhinehart carried the Harrisburg Senators past the Bowie Baysox, 3-0. Brad Peacock, Pat McCoy, and Ryan Mattheus combined for a two-hit shutout, the second in as many nights, with Peacock lowering his ERA to 1.16 and raising his strikeout tally to 36 — both second-best in the Eastern League. The longballs helped mask a poor performance in the clutch as the Sens were just 1-for-12 with RISP and left nine men on base.

Myrtle Beach 20 Potomac 6
• Clegg (L, 1-2) 3⅔ IP 13H 11R 7ER 1BB 1K 1HR
• Demmin 3⅓ IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 3K 1HR
• Higley 3-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Leon 2-4, R, 2B, 3-3 SB-CS

See my take on yesterday’s debacle. Or not. We won’t blame you.

Hagerstown 8 Rome 2
• Jordan (ND) 2⅓ IP 3H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K
• Applebee (W, 1-1) 3⅔ 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K 1HR
• Graham 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Harper 2-5, R, RBI, SB
• Taylor 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI

RHP Taylor Jordan’s bid for win #6 was derailed by a line drive off his left elbow, but a five-run 7th secured an 8-2 victory for the Hagerstown Suns, capping another four-game sweep and and winning the season series 8-0. Bryce Harper sparked the rally with bunt single, took second on a walk, and stole third. He came home on a groundout, finishing the game at 2-for-5, which raised his average to .358. Michael Taylor also doubled twice and drove in two and scored two runs. Paul Applebee got the win with one run allowed on two hits and walks over three and 2/3rds innings of relief.