Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-2, 4.40) vs.
Stephenson (1-2, 3.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (1st AA start of ’17) vs.
C. Dickson (0-2, 10.97)
Potomac Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Silvestre (7-4, 4.32) vs.
Machado (5-7, 5.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0;
Won, 13-2
@ Lexington M. Mills (11-2, 2.70)
vs. Davila (6-4, 5.82)
Auburn Lost, 6-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 2.37) vs.
Schlabach (1-2, 2.08)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Stevenson 0-5, 2K
Roster moves: RHP Jaron Long activated from 3-Day TIL.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 2
• Estevez (L, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, BK
• Cordero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-3, BB, RBI
• Norfork 1-4, R, 2B

The Squirrels struck for four in the 4th and cruised to a 6-2 win to earn a split of the four-game series. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez lost for the first time at AA, as he was dinged with all six Richmond runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Derek Self and Jimmy Cordero combined for three scorless innings of relief. The Harrisburg offense was held to seven hits. Three of them came off the bat of Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, who also drew one of the two Senator walks.

Wilmington 2 Potomac 1 (11 inn.)
• Guilbeau 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Bacus 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, WP
• Pantoja (L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2-2B
• Carey 2-4, BB, RBI

Potomac had 12 chances with RISP and converted just one as they left 13 runners on base and lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Taylor Guilbeau got the start and let in one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four for the no-decision. Following three scoreless by Dakota Bacus, the loss went to Jorge Pantoja who gave up a run on two hits while retiring just one batter. Ian Sagdal singled once and doubled twice while Dale Carey drove in the lone P-Nats run while going 2-for-4 with a walk to lead the nine-hit, seven-walk offense.

Lexington 2 Hagerstown 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 4-7) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Morse ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Franco 1-3, 2B
• Agustin 1-3, SB(5)

The Legends shut out the Suns on five hits in the opener for a 2-0 win. Sterling Sharp took the loss, his seventh, and gave up both Lexington runs on seven hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds innings. He was lifted after 101 pitches. Phil Morse struck out the only batter he faced to close out the 6th. Hagerstown twice got a runner over to third base with two outs but couldn’t get the run, as they left on nine baserunners and went 1-for-8 with RISP.

Hagerstown 13 Lexington 2 – GAME TWO
• C. Pena (W, 5-5) 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Corredor 3-4, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Agustin 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Banks 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI

The Hagerstown bats came alive in the nightcap, peaking with an eight-run 5th that gave the Suns a 13-2 win and a doubleheader split. Carlos Pena went the distance (well, seven innings) with seven hits and three walks given up and four strikeouts for his fifth win. Anderson Franco was the beer man in the 15-hit assault, which was led by Aldrem Corredor with three singles and Nick Banks with a double, a homer, and four RBI. Roster moves: LHP McKenzie Mills activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Vermont 6 Auburn 3
• Troop (L, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Ortiz 2-4, 2RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 2-3, R

Vermont scored in each of its last four “ups” to erase an early 1-0 lead and, um, double up Auburn, 6-3. Alex Troop took the loss with two runs allowed on five hits and a walk over five innings. Oliver Ortiz drove in two while singling twice, as did Joshual Ramirez to pace the Doubleday offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats dropped two on Saturday but remain in 1st place in the GCL East, two games ahead of the G-Cards. Today, they’ll resume a suspended game with the G-Mets then play the regularly scheduled game afterwards.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Long (1-3, 4.66) vs.
Walden (7-3, 3.31)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Estevez (2-0, 3.38) vs.
Reed (0-1, 11.74)
Potomac Won, 3-2 @ Wilmington,
4:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.12) vs.
Puckett (8-7, 4.18)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Lexington Sharp (4-6, 3.09) and
C. Pena (4-5, 5.59) vs.
Bender (2-2, 5.04) and
O. Gomez (4-7, 4.52)
Auburn Won, 5-2
(14 inn.)
@ Vermont,
5:05 p.m.
Troop (1-0, 2.45) vs.
Howard (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-1;
Lost, 3-2
OFF DAY  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 4
• Cole (L, 4-4) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Stevenson 0-5, 4K
• Severino 1-4, RBI
Roster moves: RHP Dustin Antolin released; RHP Kevin Jepsen activated from 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 2
• Simms (W, 4-6) 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K; 1-3, RBI
• Robinson (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

After six meetings of the Dan Snyder Fan Club scoreless innings, Harrisburg broke out for three runs in the 7th and two runs in the 8th as they evened up the series with a 5-2 win over Richmond. John Simms got the win with seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five. Andrew Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Raudy Read smacked a two-run homer in the 8th while Dan Gamache doubled twice and scored a run to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac 3 Salem 2
• Williams (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Sanburn (S, 1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Carey 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Wiseman 3-4, 2RBI

Potomac broke up Salem’s bid for a fourth straight shutout with a run in the 1st and prevented the four-game sweep with a 3-2 win. Austen Williams threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and fanning seven for his first A+ win of the season. Nolan Sanburn coughed up a two-out, two-run homer in the 9th but closed out the game for the rulebook save. Rhett Wiseman went 3-for-4 with two RBI while Dale Carey singled, doubled, and scored twice to pace the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Saturday was a rare day off, albeit spent travelling from Western Maryland to Central Kentucky in preparation for a doubleheader today. The Suns have won just three times in July but are still within two games of first place in the Sally North as they start the first leg of a three-state, ten-game roadtrip.

Auburn 5 Vermont 2 (14 inn.)
• DeRosier 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• D. Smith (BS, 1) 3IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Barnett (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boggetto 2-7, R, 2RBI
• Ortiz 2-7, 2B, RBI

Auburn rallied for three unearned runs in the top of the 14th and held on for a 5-2 win. Matt DeRosier started and pitched six scoreless innings, with a single hit allowed, no walks, and three strikeouts. The Lake Monsters rallied to tie it in the 8th with two runs off David Smith. Jake Barnett was the winning pitcher with two perfect innings in the 13th and 14th. Branden Boggetto, Oliver Ortiz, and Chance Shepard each went 2-for-7 and combined for two runs and three RBI to drive the Doubleday offense.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME ONE
• Collins (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• M. Pena 4IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• L. Garcia 2-4, RBI
• Caulfield 2-3, R

The G-Astros got two runs early and held on for a 3-1 win in the opener. Tim Collins gave up two unearned runs in his single rehab inning of work for the loss while usual-starter Malvin Pena turned in four innings of one-run ball. Luis Garcia and Phil “Don’t Call Me Holden”* Caulfield both had singles, with Garcia driving in Caulfield in the 7th to break up the shutout bid. * Sorry – just had to get that one out of the system… FWIW, “Catcher in the Rye” was published on this day in 1951.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 2 – GAME TWO (8 inn.)
• German 3IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2WP
• Chu (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 0K
• Ventura 2-3, RBI
• Caulfield 1-3, BB

Thanks to the GCL’s man-on-second to start extras experiment, it took just three batters (E, IBB, BB) for the G-Astros to win in the 8th and complete the doubleheader sweep. Jhonatan German started and gave up the first two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks over three innings. Gilberto Chu took the loss on the unearned run let in over one-plus innings pitched. Edwin Ventura singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nats’ six-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: LHP Sean Adler (NDFA) assigned from Washington.

DSL Update
The D-Nats went 2-3 in the final week to fall to 13-23 and DFL in the DSL South, 12½ games off the pace. Today is the DSL All-Star Game and somehow there are two D-Nats on the N.L. roster: 2B Jesus Morales and RHP Rafael Gomez. Tomorrow, they begin a week of playing the D-Yankees, D-Mets1, and the D-Phillies Red both home and away.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-3, 6.27) vs.
Beeks (2-3, 3.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Richmond,
6:05 p.m.
Simms (3-6, 3.82) vs.
Coonrod (3-7, 4.31)
Potomac Lost, 5-0 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 0.00) vs.
Kent (6-3, 3.99)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 8-6 @ Vermont,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.53) vs.
Dunshee (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 @ GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m. (DH)
 

Pawtucket 8 Syracuse 1
• Fedde 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, 61-38 PIT-K

The Chiefs managed to score their one run just in time to keep Erick Fedde from losing. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino activated from the 7-Day DL; RHPs Trevor Gott, Austin Adams recalled to Washington.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, HR; 0-2, RBI
• Orlan (L, 1-3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Valdez ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Joseph 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-4, 2B, BB
• Hernandez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

It was another win in the 9th, but this time it was a walkoff for Richmond over Harrisburg, 4-3. Matt Crownover allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings for his fourth no-decision in eight starts. R.C. Orlan loaded the bases in the 9th on a single and two walks (one intentional). Phillips Valdez came in and got the grounder to third but the Sens couldn’t get the inning-ending DP. the next batter singled to plate the gamewinner, which pinned the loss on Orlan. Corban Joesph led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-4 night.

Salem 5 Potomac 0
• Borne (L, 4-4) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K
• Schepel 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Robles 1-3, BB, 2SB

For the third straight night, the Red Sox shut out the P-Nats – this one by a 5-0 count on three hits. Grant Borne gave up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out six while losing his fourth game. Victor Robles was sole Potomac batter to reach base twice as he singled, walked, and stole two bases. Rhett Wiseman and David Masters accounted for the other two hits, both singles.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 0
• W. Davis (L, 0-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 1-4, 2B
• Agustin 1-3

SSDL, as Charleston completed the three-game sweep and knocked Hagerstown into second place with a 6-0 shutout on two (2) hits. Weston Davis was chewed up for five runs on eight hits and spit out by the Riverdogs after just an inning and 2/3rds. Hayden Howard stranded a runner while ending the five-run rally and pitched four more innings of one-run ball. The Suns put on just seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP.

Vermont 8 Auburn 6
• B. Hill 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rishwain (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Bogetto 3-5, R, 3-2B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Ortiz 2-5, R

The Lake Monsters roared for four in the 8th to turn a 6-4 deficit into an 8-6 win over the Doubledays in the opener. Brigham Hill got the start and was knocked around for three runs on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. He struck out three. The loss (and blown save) went to Michael Rishwain, who gave up four runs on four hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Branden Bogetto doubled three times and drove in two while Armond Upshaw singled, doubled, scored twice, and stole two bases to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 4
• Stoeckinger 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Alastre 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2BB, CS
• Cabello 2-3, R, RBI

The G-Nats spotted the G-Cards three runs early and got ’em back in the 8th to win this one, 6-4. Jackson Stoeckinger was dinged for the aforementioned three runs on three hits and a walk in his pro debut/. Tomas Alastre tossed five innings of one-run relief before turning it over to Jared Johnson, who worked around two walks in the 9th for the win. Yasel Antuna walked twice and singled twice to lead the G-Nats hit parade. Roster moves: Jackson Stoeckinger assigned from Washington (2017, 12th Rd. pick); LHP Ryan Williamson placed on the 60-Day DL (2016, 15th Rd. pick, still hasn’t pitched).

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 7.30) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 8-6 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.91) vs.
Herb (1-0, 9.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (4-3, 2.04) vs.
Jimenez (9-3, 3.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (0-2, 5.73) vs.
F. Perez (5-3, 3.03)
Auburn Won, 8-7 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Blanco (1-2, 3.54)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. G-Cards,
12:00 p.m.
 

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 0
• E. Jackson 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
Roster moves: SS Ryan Jackson retired; 3B Michael Almanzar assigned from Washington; RHP Jaron Long placed on the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 8 Richmond 6
• T. Hill 6⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 0HR
• Eitel (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Hernandez 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Joseph 2-4, 2R, SF, 2RBI, CS
• Keller 2-4, R, RBI

The Sens rallied for two in the 9th and got a game closer to fifth place with an 8-6 win over the Flying Squirrels. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard but ran out of gas in the 7th as Richmond got three runs to pull within two at 6-4. Derek Eitel, who let in one inherited runner in the 7th, gave up the tying runs in the 8th. He would vulture the win as Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Corban Joseph, and Dan Gamache all singled in the 9th inning rally. Yadiel Hernandez led the Harrisburg hit column with a single, double, and a homer. Roster moves: OF Isaac Ballou released; IF Mario Lisson, RHP Kyle McGowin placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Zach Collier, RHP Wirkin Estevez, LHP Braulio Lara activated from the 7-Day DL; IF Dan Gamache promoted from Potomac.

Salem 4 Potomac 0
• Reyes (L, 5-10) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR
• Bacus 2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Masters 2-3, BB
• Wiseman 3-4

Salem bewitched Potomac for a second straight night, 4-0. Luis Reyes only gave up three hits but two of those were homers, as he lost for the 10th time while giving up three runs over six innings with three walks and five whiffs. Rhett Wiseman led the offense with a 3-for-4 night while David Masters also reached base three times with two singles and a walk. The P-Nats were 1-for-11 with RISP and left on 12 baserunners.

Charleston 7 Hagerstown 5
• Watson (L, 5-4) 2IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, 2WP
• Fuentes 4IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, HR
• Neuse 2-5, 2RBI
• B. Perkins 1-4, 2R, BB, SB, OF assist at 3B

The Riverdogs scored early and often again as they built a 7-2 lead and held on for 7-5 win over the Suns. Tyler Watson was hit hard for the third straight start as he allowed six runs on eight hits over just two innings for his fourth loss. Sheldon Neuse singled twice and drove in two while Blake Perkins singled, walked, and stole a base to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 8 Aberdeen 7
• Braymer 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 9K, HBP
• McKinney (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• N. Perkins 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Scudder 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Choruby 0-2, R, 2BB

Auburn got a touchdown and an extra point in the 4th and a rouge in the 7th as they held off Aberdeen, 8-7 to take the series, 2-1. Ben Braymer got the start but couldn’t go the requisite five as he was lifted with one out in the 5th. He was charged with five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while fanning nine. Jeremy McKinney got the win though he let in one inherited runner and gave up one of his own runs over two and 2/3rds innings. Nick Perkins came off the bench to pinch-run for Pedro Severino (HBP) in the 1st and went 2-for-3, as did Jake Scudder to lead the Doubledays’ attack.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 4
• Galindez 1⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 1K, HBP
• Jimenez (W, 2-0) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 2-4
• Cramer 1-4, 2RBI
• Senior 0-2, 2BB

The G-Nats scored twice with two out in the 8th to pull within one run, then got two more in the 9th without any hits (HBP, BB, E, GO) as they won their 10th in 13 games, 5-4 vs. the G-Marlins. Nelson Galindez got the start and was ineffective, putting on more baserunners (7) than batters retired (5) while letting in three runs (all earned). Jose Jimenez scattered four hits over the final three innings (all scoreless) to win his second game. Yasel Antuna got two of the G-Nats’ five hits while Eric Senior drew two of their five walks. Roster moves: LHP Will Crowe assigned from Washington (2017, 2nd Rd. pick); RHP Jake Cousins reassigned from Auburn.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Lost, 3-1 vs. Wilmington,
12:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 3.88) vs.
Puckett (7-7, 4.11)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2;
Lost, 3-2
@ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (10-2, 2.39) vs.
Hickman (1-3, 4.39)
Auburn Won, 13-12
(12 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 4-3 vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m.  

Rochester 8 Syracuse 2
• Stevenson 1-3, R, BB (10G hit streak)

Erie 7 Harrisburg 4
• McGowin (L, 0-5) 4IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Valdez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lowery 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI

Drew Ward smacked a three-run HR to give Harrisburg a 3-2 lead. After that, it was all Erie for a 7-4 Seawolves win over the Senators. Kyle McGowin lost for the fifth time in five AA starts with all seven runs coughed up on eight hits and three walks over four innings thrown. Ward also singled to go 2-for-4 while Jacke Lowery reached base three times with a pair of walks and a double to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 1
• Williams (L, 0-1) 4IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 1-4, 2B
• Carey 1-3

The Blue Rocks edged the P-Nats, 3-1 as the two teams combined for eight hits and 20 total bases. Austen Williams took the loss with one unearned run allowed on one hit over four innings. Jack Sundberg walked, took third on a Bryan Mejia double, and scored on a grounder to short to break up the shutout bid.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2 – GAME ONE
• Pena (L, 4-5) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• Howard 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Neuse 2-3, 2B
• Corredor 2-3

Kannapolis got to Carlos Pena early and built a 3-0 lead that Hagerstown couldn’t overcome for a 3-2 loss. Pena gave up all three Intimidator runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four while losing his fifth game. Sheldon Neuse and Aldrem Corredor both went 2-for-3 to pace the Suns offense.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2 – GAME TWO
• Sharp 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• J. Mills (H, 1; L, 4-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Peterson (BS, 3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Franco 1-2, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB

The Suns couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as the Intimidators got three in the bottom of the 6th to complete the doubleheader sweep with another 3-2 win. Sterling Sharp did his part with five scoreless innings and just five baserunners allowed (3H, 2BB). The loss (and hold) went to Jordan Mills who put on three baserunners with a hit and two walks while Tommy Peterson let in the tying and deciding run for his third blown save. Blake Perkins was the sole Hagerstown hitter to reach base twice with a single and a walk.

Auburn 13 State College 12
• DeRosier 4⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• McKinney ⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 1K, 0HR
• Engelbrekt (W, 1-1) 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Encarnacion 3-7, R, 2B, 2RBI, OF assist at 3B
• Je. Baez 2-4, 2RBI
• Bogetto 2-6, 2B, 2RBI

Jeremy McKinney may have taken the “someday you could be pitching out of the bullpen in DC” speech a little too literally as he failed to hold a six-run lead in the 9th and retired just two of nine batters faced. Max Engelbrekt stopped the bleeding and pitched three more scoreless and was rewarded with a “W” as Kameron Esthay smacked a pinch-hit HR to give Auburn a 13-12 win in 12 innings. Matt DeRosier started and gave up the first three State College runs on four hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings for the no-decision. Randy Encarnacion led the ‘Days 15-hit parade with two singles and double while driving in two.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Cardinals 3
• Ma. Pena 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• L. Garcia 5-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Antuna 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI, E(7)

The G-Nats got four runs early and five scoreless innings from the ‘pen to edge the G-Cards, 4-3. Malvin Pena allowed all three runs on hour hits and a walk while fanning five. Nector Ramirez was somehow given the win for a single scoreless inning pitched (vs. two by Angel Guillen) while Jared Johnson earned the save with two scoreless innings pitched and four whiffs. Luis Garcia went 5-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI while Yasel Antuna doubled, singled, walked, and drove in two to account for eight of the 13 G-Nat baserunners.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-1, 3.04) vs.
Haley (0-0, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-0 vs. Erie,
1:30 p.m.
McGowin (0-4, 9.45) vs.
Crouse (4-2, 4.75)
Potomac Won, 4-1 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Williams (1st A+ start of ’17)
vs. Castillo (5-4, 2.84)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Kannapolis,
3:00 p.m.
M. Mills, M (10-2, 2.39) and
Sharp (4-6, 3.30) vs.
Peralta (0-2, 12.27) and
Valerio (1-0, 2.38)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ State College,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.12) vs.
Balestrieri (0-0, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Won, 11-1 @ GCL Cardinals, 10:00 a.m.  

Rochester 2 Syracuse 0
• Fedde 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 37-25 PIT-K
• Stevenson 1-4, R (9G hit streak)

You can unbundle your undergarments just a little as Erick Fedde threw three perfect inning his in his second AAA start as he eases back into starting. Andrew Stevenson (pictured above from Friday night) extended his hit streak to nine games with a single.

Erie 2 Harrisburg 0
• Simms (L, 3-6) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• A. Robinson 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Hernandez 3-3, BB
• Abreu 1-3, BB

John Simms continues to pitch well and have little to show for it as the Sens were shut out, 2-0. Simms turned in his tenth quality start with both Seawolves runs allowed on three hits and three walks while striking out four to take the loss. Andrew Robinson added two scoreless and Scott Boras favor Francisco Rodriguez added one to keep it close. Yadiel Hernandez reached base four times with three singles and a base-on-balls; the rest of the team was 2-for-27 with four walks.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 1
• Borne (W, 4-3) 7IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Bacus (SV, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Gamache 1-3, R, BB

Potomac evened up the series with a 4-1 win Last Night in Woodbridge

Kannapolis vs. Hagerstown – PPD
Well, at least there will be four less innings for the bullpen to cover today as the Suns play yet another doubleheader, thanks to their 11th rainout of the season.

Auburn 3 State College 2
• W. Davis 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• D. Smith 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Barenett 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-2, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, HBP
• Jo. Ramirez 1-4, R, 2B

Zach Collier’s two-run HR in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie as Auburn held on for 3-2 win over State College. Weston Davis made the start and went four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out five. David Smith gave up both Spikes runs on four hits and two walks but was credited with the win. Jake Barnett worked around a pair of sinlges in the final two innings to pick up the save. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab; there is no indication as to why he was pinch-hit for in the 1st inning.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Marlins 1
• Alastre (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Morales 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Falcon 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Caulfield 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• L. Garcia 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

The G-Nats put up big innings three times as they lay waste to the G-Marlins, 11-1. Tomas Alastre gave up the lone G-Marlins run on four hits and went five innings to get the win. He walked none and struck out six. Santo Falcon led the ten-hit parade with a single, double, and three RBI. Roster moves: 2017 Draft Picks assigned from Washington – OFs Justin Connell (11th Rd.) and Eric Senior (13th Rd.), C Alex Dunlap (29th Rd.), 2B Phil Caulfield (32nd Rd.).

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.