Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
5:00 p.m.
Lopez (4-1, 1.33 at Low-A in ’14) and
Janssen (MLB Rehab) vs.
Rico (2-0, 2.93) and Caramo (0-1, 3.00)
Hagerstown Won, 9-6 @ Rome,
10:30 a.m.
Valdez (2-1, 1.29) vs.
Beech (0-2, 7.00)

Norfolk 2 Syracuse 1
• Billings 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Hill (L, 2-2) ⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Runion ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Burriss 1-3, BB, RBI
• Johnson 0-1, 2BB, CS

It was another 2-1 game in Syracuse, but this time the Chiefs were on the wrong end of the score. Bruce Billings turned in six shutout innings, giving up just three hits and no walks while fanning three. The loss when to Rich Hill for putting on the baserunner that Sam Runion let in the top of the 9th. Emmanuel Burriss drove in the lone Syracuse run with an RBI single in the 2nd. The Chiefs collected six hits and drew seven walks for the game but also hit into three double plays.

New Britain 3 Harrisburg 1
• Ross 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 7K
• De Los Santos (L, 1-3) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Keyes 1-3, BB
• Lisson 1-4, R, SB

A pair of errors in the bottom of the 8th led to the deciding runs in a 3-1 Rock Cats win that completed the three-game sweep and handed the Senators their fifth straight loss overall. Starter Joe Ross was stellar again — six innings of one-run ball, with three hits and three walks allowed and seven strikeouts. Abel De Los Santos was charged with the loss, giving up a pair of singles between a double error on a tapper to second as Tony Renda missed first baseman Matt Skole and Skole threw it away trying to get the batter-runner advancing to second. Kevin Keyes was the sole Harrisburg hitter to walk and collected one of the seven hits on the night.

Wilmington vs. Potomac — PPD
The P-Nats and Blue Rocks were washed out again, forcing a pair of doubleheaders — one tonight at 5 p.m., the other on Wednesday, May 27th at 6 p.m. Reynaldo Lopez’s debut is still set for Game One while Casey Janssen will make a rehab appearance in Game Two with Nick Pivetta to follow in his regularly scheduled turn of the rotation

Hagerstown 9 Rome 6
• Reyes 4⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K
• Napoli (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, BK, WP, HBP, 1-1 IR-S
• Walsh (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 3-4, 2R, RBI
• Dent 2-4, R, 2RBI
• DeBruin 2-4, 2R, RBI

Hagerstown answered a three-run 1st with a six-run 2nd and held the lead for a 9-6 decision over Rome, breaking a three-game losing streak. Luis Reyes fell one out short of qualifying for the win, giving up all six Barves runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks over four and 2/3rds innings. The win went to recently demoted David Napoli while Jake Walsh set the side down in order in the 9th for a save in his season debut. D.K. Carey led the Suns’ 12-hit parade with three singles and two runs scored, followed by Cody Dent and Grant DeBruin, who both went 2-for-4 and combined for three runs scored and three RBI.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in a 9-1 San Antonio rout of Frisco. His hit streak is in limbo, thanks to Tuesday’s suspended game, but his on-base streak is now a modest seven games.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Billings (0-2, 4.82) vs.
Wright (3-0, 2.81)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 (10 inn.) @ New Britain,
10:35 a.m.
Ross (1-1, 3.12) vs.
Carpenter (2-2, 3.90)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Lopez (4-1, 1.33 at Low-A in ’14) and
Bacus (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Rico (2-0, 2.93) and Caramo (0-1, 3.00)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (0-2, 4.79) vs.
Grosser (1-0, 4.15)

Syracuse 2 Norfolk 1
• McGregor (W, 2-2) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 6K
• Meek (SV, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ka‘aihue 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Gwynn 1-3, RBI

Kila Ka‘aihue’s 7th-inning solo HR proved to be the difference as Syracuse edged Norfolk, 2-1. Scott McGregor outdueled Tyler Wilson with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out six to get the win. Eric Fornataro high-wired through a three-hit 8th for the hold while Evan Meek stranded a leadoff triple to earn his fifth save. Syracuse mustered just six hits total with Ka‘aihue the sole batter to reach base twice.
OF Darin Mastroianni acquired for cash considerations from Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia).

New Britain 8 Harrisburg 7 (10 inn.)
• Bleier 5IP, 8H, 6R, 5ER, BB, K, HR
• Mendez (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Jeroloman 3-4, 3RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 2B, RBI, SB
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI, HBP

The joy of taking a 7-6 lead in extras was short-lived as the Senators once again were burned with a walkoff HR, this time a two-run shot in the bottom of the 10th to give the Rock Cats an 8-7 win. After setting down the first six batters he faced, Gilberto Mendez served up the gamewinner after a single and a flyout to take the loss. Starter Richard Bleier gave up the first six runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while fanning just one. Brian Goodwin singled twice and doubled once while Brian Jeroloman drove in three while going 3-for-4 to pace the Harrisburg offense.

Wilmington vs. Potomac — PPD
Rain washed away the opener between the Blue Rocks and P-Nats, resulting in a doubleheader today at 4 p.m. Overshadowing that, however, is the news that Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito and have been freed from Viera activated from XST and will start today (Game One) and Friday respectively, weather permitting. Making room for them on the roster are the departures of Kevin Perez (XST) and David Napoli (Hagerstown).

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
The Suns swing though Georgia and South Carolina for three against the Rome Braves and four against the Greenville Drive. Meanwhile, the ripple effect from the Giolito and Lopez activations saw LHP Joe Webb and RHP Ryan Ullmann sent back to XST while LHPs David Napoli and Jake Walsh join the team from Potomac and XST respectively.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in a 7-7 game that was suspended in the 8th.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 (10 inn.) vs. Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (1-2, 5.30) vs.
Wilson (1-3, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 1.88)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Rico (2-0, 2.93)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-6 OFF DAY N/A

Norfolk 3 Syracuse 1 (10 inn.)
• Cole 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Martin (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Dykstra 2-5, 2B, RBI
• den Dekker 1-3, 2BB, SB

Syracuse left runners on in each of their last three at-bats, including the bases loaded with one out in the 8th, as they fell in extras to Norfolk, 3-1. A.J. Cole rebounded from the mauling he received from the Barves last week with six innings of one-run ball, letting up seven hits, no walks, and striking out one. Rafael Martin was roughed up again, giving up the game-winning runs in the 10th after a 1-2-3 ninth on two hits and two walks. Cutter Dykstra was the sole Chief with multiple hits while Matt den Dekker walked twice and stole a base as the Chiefs stranded 14 runners total on the night.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 2
• Voth (L, 2-2) 5⅓ ⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Self 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K, 3-3 IR-S
• Difo 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Severino 2-4

A 1-0 Harrisburg lead evaporated within the space of four batters as the Sens dropped the series opener, 4-2. Austin Voth pitched into the 6th and left with the game tied and the bases loaded after a double, error, and a pair of singles. Derek Self got the last two outs but not before the bases were emptied on a walk and a single to the first two batters he faced. Wilmer Difo continues to hit like he’s late for a date, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Pedro Severino notched his seventh multiple hit game in the last twelve with a 2-for-4 game.
Roster move: LHP Richard Bleier reassigned from Syracuse.

Salem 4 Potomac 2
• Suero (L, 3-2) 6IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, WP, 2HBP
• Lee 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 2-3, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Mesa 2-5, R, 2SB

The Red Sox put up two-spots in the 4th and 5th innings to double up the P-Nats, 4-2 and complete the four-game sweep. Wander Suero dropped his second straight decision, giving up all four Salem runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. He also hit two batters, accounting for the final two runs as they were sent in triple in the 5th. Spencer Kieboom reached base three times on a pair of doubles and a walk while Narciso Mesa singled twice and stole two bases to lead the Potomac offense.

Greenville 9 Hagerstown 6
• Bach 3⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 7K, HBP, WP
• M. Sanchez (L, 0-1) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 3-5, 2-2B, RBI
• Read 2-5, R, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, R, RBI

After answering a three-run 1st to build a 5-3 lead, the Suns could not respond to the Drive’s subsequent rallies and fell in the series finale, 10-6. Mario Sanchez took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) in two and a 1/3rd innings in relief. Connor Bach got the start and was dinged for three runs on five hits and three walks over the first three and 2/3rds innings. Alec Keller singled and doubled twice to lead Hagerstown’s 14-hit attack.

Trea Turner Update
Make that five straight games for Turner, who was 2-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base (#6) and was caught stealing (#3) in a 4-3 Missions loss.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-3 vs. Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.40) vs.
Gamboa (1-1, 4.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 11-9 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (2-1, 3.77) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 1.88)
Potomac Lost, 10-6 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Suero (3-1, 3.60) vs.
Ball (1-2, 5.57)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-4 vs. Greenville,
1:05 p.m.
Bach (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Beeks (1-0, 4.12)

Syracuse 7 Columbus 3
• Hill (W, 2-1) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Fornataro 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Burriss 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Gwynn 2-4, R, RBI

Syracuse rallied for six in the 2nd inning and completed the three-game sweep of Columbus with a 7-3 win. Starter Taylor Hill pitched into the 7th and got the win, allowing two runs on six hits, no walks and striking out five. Sam Runion got dusted up in the 9th for the 3rd Clipper run, but Evan Meek shut the door and got the last two outs for his 4th save. Emmanuel Burriss and Tony Gwynn Jr. both went 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs offense.

Bowie 11 Harrisburg 9
• Bates 4IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• De Los Santos (BS, 2; L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, HBP, HR
• Renda 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Keyes 3-5, 2R
• Skole 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

An 8-4 lead was too much for the Sens ‘pen to hold as they coughed up seven runs in the 8th and 9th innings, capped off by a two-out walkoff grand slam, to lose 11-9. Abel De Los Santos served up the gamewinner after giving up a double, walk, and a hit batsman to load the bases in the 9th with two strikeouts sprinkled in. Colin Bates started and went the first four innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning three. Tony Renda and Kevin Keyes both went 3-for-5 to lead the 13-hit attack that included four doubles, including two by Ricky Hague.

Salem 10 Potomac 6
• Simms (L, 0-2) 2IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, K
• Mapes 3⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ward 0-0, SF, 4BB, RBI
• Ballou 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Perez 2-5, 2R, 2B

Potomac scored more than four runs, but let in more than five as they lost their third straight to Salem, 10-6. John Simms was sent packing after giving up five in the 2nd, finishing with six hits and three walks allowed to lose for the second time in as many starts.
Drew Ward drew four walks and drove in the final run with sacrifice fly in the 9th, while Isaac Ballou and Stephen Perez both singled and doubled to lead the P-Nats offense, which left on 11 and was 3-for-15 with RISP.

Greenville 14 Hagerstown 4
• Williams 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 9K, HR
• Cooper (L, 0-2) 2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos-Diaz 4-5, RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, SB

After taking leads of 2-0 and 4-2, the wheels came off the bus for Hagerstown as Greenville scored 12 unanswered runs for a 14-4 obliteration. Starter Austen Williams gave up the first three Drive runs on seven hits and a walk whiles striking out nine over four and 2/3rds innings. The loss went to Andrew Cooper, charged with four runs on six hits over two innings. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz went 4-for-5 with an RBI to lead the ten-hit, three-walk Suns offense.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in a 6-0 Missions win.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 vs. Columbus,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (1-1, 4.09) vs.
Maronde (0-3, 5.31)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 @ Bowie,
2:05 p.m.
Bates (0-0, 5.14) vs.
Bridwell (1-0, 3.15)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Salem,
4:05 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 7.36) vs.
Buttrey (High-A debut)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3 vs. Greenville,
3:05 p.m.
Williams (3-1, 0.83) vs.
Callahan (0-2, 5.19)

Syracuse 7 Columbus 6
• Jordan 5⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, HBP
• Martin (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Lerud 3-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gwynn 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Burriss 2-4, R, BB, SB, E(6)

After blowing a 3-1 lead and trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th, the Chiefs rallied for two to walk off with a 7-6 win. Tony Gwynn Jr. drove three of the final four Syracuse runs with a two-run HR in the 7th and the walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. That made a winner out of Rafael Martin, who was in line for the loss after coughing up longball to rehabbing Nick Swisher in the top of the 9th. Taylor Jordan got the start — his first on less than a week’s rest — and let in a run on three hits and three walks while striking out four and hitting a batter.

Bowie 2 Harrisburg 1
• Rauh (L, 0-2) 7IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, WP
• Demny 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B
• Pleffner 2-3, R

After getting hammered like a Kennedy at open bar in his first AA start, Brian Rauh rebounbded in his second start to turn in seven innings of two-run ball, scattering nine hits, walking one, and striking out three. Unfortunately, his counterpart for Bowie was one run better as the BaySox edged the Senators, 2-1. Elih Villanueva and Mychal Givens held Harrisburg to just six hits, with leadoff man Caleb Ramsey and No. 9 man Shawn Pleffner each collecting two. Tony Renda drove in the lone run on a fielder’s choice in the 3rd but was caught stealing to end the rally. Something is afoot as both Paolo Espino and Tim Alderson have been skipped in this turn of the rotation as well as no official probable listed for Tuesday.

Salem 4 Potomac 2
• Pivetta 6IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K, HBP
• Thomas (L, 0-2) 2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, WP
• Ward 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bostick 1-3, 2B

Potomac’s offensive struggles returned in a 4-2 loss to Salem. Drew Ward’s two-run HR in the 7th took starter Nick Pivetta off the hook for the wrong side of 2-0 tally, but it was just one of only five hits on the night for the P-Nats and the 14th time in 23 games they failed to score four or more runs. Pivetta gave up nine hits, a walk, hit a batter, and set down six on strikes over six innings. The loss went to Justin Thomas, who gave up the go-ahead and insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th. Christopher Bostick, Khayyan Norfork, and Spencer Kieboom each doubled with the bases empty, with Norfork scoring on Ward’s big fly, his first of 2015.

Greenville 5 Hagerstown 3
• Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Mooneyham 4IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Read 2-4, RBI, SB
• Carey 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Drive ran over Jefry Rodriguez for four runs in the 1st and, um, cruised to a 5-3 win over the Suns. Rodriguez settled down to turn in two scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd innings, but gave up six hits and three walks while striking out three to take the loss. Brett Mooneyham held Greenville to one run over four innings, but the offense couldn’t catch up. Raudy Read singled twice, drove in one, and stole a base while D.K. Carey walked, doubled, and scored twice as the Hagerstown lineup was held to just six hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner homered for the first time in 2015 and was 1-for-3 with two RBI overall in a 3-0 San Antonio win.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Columbus,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 3.21) vs.
Chen (2-1, 1.08)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Rauh (0-1, 21.60) vs.
Villanueva (2-2, 3.32)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Pivetta (1-3, 1.35) vs.
McGrath (1-1, 3.65)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Greenville,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
D. Jimenez (5-2, 3.28 @ GCL in ’14)

Syracuse 3 Columbus 2
• Billings 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K
• Hill (W, 2-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gwynn 2-3, R, 3B, BB
• Martinson 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Three Syracuse relievers combined for three and a 1/3rd shutdown innings while Jason Martinson went deep again in a 3-2 win vs. Columbus. Bruce Billings got the start and made it through five scoreless before the Clippers got to him in the 6th to tie the game at 2-2. Rich Hill, Eric Fornataro, and Evan Meek each struck out two as they earned the win, hold, and save respectively. Tony Gwynn Jr. walked, singled, and tripled to lead the Syracuse hit column while Martinson’s 4th HR in the 6th turned out to be the gamewinner.
Roster moves: C Jeff Howell placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Kevin Mattison assigned from XST; RHP Matt Swynenberg placed on restricted list.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 1
• Ross (W, 1-1) 6+ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Mendez (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-4, 2B
• Hague 1-3, CS, OF assist at HP

Ricky Hague drove in the winning run and threw out the tying run in the Senators’ 2-1 win over the BaySox. Joe Ross got his first win with another quality start: six-plus innings of one-run ball, scattering eight hits, walking one, and fanning five. Gilberto Mendez stranded a runner in the 7th and retired the first six batters he faced before giving up back-to-back-to-back singles with one down in the 9th, the last of which Hague got the second out with a play at the plate. Mendez sealed the deal with a strikeout to earn his third save. Both Harrisburg runs came in the 2nd on three straight hits as Matt Skole homered, Wilmer Difo doubled, and Hague singled.

Salem 4 Potomac 1
• Spann (L, 0-4) 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Napoli 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Ballou 1-4, BB
• Perez 0-2, R, 2BB

Salem shut down Potomac’s offense for a 4-1 win, the seventh loss in nine games for the P-Nats. Matt Spann lost for the fourth time in as many starts, charged with all four Red Sox runs on nine hits and two walks. David Napoli followed with two shutout innings of relief. Table-setters Isaac Ballou and Stephen Perez both reached base twice, with Perez scoring the lone run on fielder’s choice off the bat of Spencer Kieboom in the 4th. Potomac was held to four singles and five walks and was 0-for-8 with RISP, leaving nine men on base.

Hagerstown 3 Greenville 2
• Valdez (W, 2-1) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Orlan (SV, 3) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, WP
• Carey 3-3, 2B, BB
• Reistetter 3-4, R

It wasn’t pretty — aided by an error and two sac flies — but Hagerstown’s three-run 4th was enough for Phillips Valdez and R.C. Orlan to work with for a 3-2 win over Greenville. Valdez spun six shutout innings, allowing just two hits, no walks while striking out four to earn his second win. Orlan was sideswiped by the Drive for two runs in the 7th but recovered to post zeroes in the 8th and 9th to earn his third save. D.K. Carey and Matt Reistetter both collected three hits to lead the Suns’ ten-hit parade.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases (nos. 3 and 4) in San Antonio’s 8-6 win last night. Yesterday, MLB reportedly amended the Pete Incavligia rule to make Turner’s Nat-but-not-really-a-Nat situation less likely to occur.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1 @ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
McGregor (1-1, 4.61) vs.
Barnes (0-0, 5.63)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 6-3 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Layer (0-2, 4.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-0 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (1-1, 1.80) vs.
Coley (3-0, 1.80)

Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 1
• Bleier (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• R. Hill 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Stewart 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Syracuse jumped on Pawtucket for three runs in the 1st en route to a 5-1 win, ending a four-game slide. Spot starter Richard Bleier put the kibosh on the PawSox with six innings of one-run ball on six hits and no walks. He struck out three. Ian Stewart doubled, homered, and drove in two, going deep along with Jason Martinson in the sixth. The two combined for four hits and four RBI, with veteran Mark Minicozzi accounting for the fifth run with an RBI double.
Roster move: OF Michael Taylor recalled to Washington; RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 3 New Britain 2
• Voth 6IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K, WP
• Simmons (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Ramsey 2-3, 2BB
• Goodwin 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI

Brian Goodwin’s base-on-balls with the bases loaded made it quite literally a walkoff win for Harrisburg. Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the 9th, the Sens connected for three hits to tie it before the Rock Cats put Caleb Ramsey, who had gone 2-for-3, on base intentionally then walked Goodwin for the game-winner. James Simmons, who worked around two baserunners in the top of the 9th, got the win. Austin Voth turned in a quality start with two unearned runs let in on five hits and two walks over six innings.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington.

Winston-Salem 6 Potomac 3
• Suero (L, 3-1) 2IP, 4H, 6R, 3ER, 5BB, K, HR
• Davis 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-4, 3B

Make that five losses in a row for the P-Nats as they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Dash while committing five errors. Wander Suero walked five and gave up six runs (three earned) in two-plus innings on four hits, including a two-run HR. Cody Davis stranded two runners for Suero and pitched four scoreless innings of relief. The Potomac offense stagnated beyond the top two batters in the lineup — Narciso Mesa (1-for-4) and Isaac Ballou (3-for-4) — as they managed just six hits total.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 0
• Reyes (L, 0-2) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Sanchez 3IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Keller 1-3, BB

Luis Reyes went a season-long six innings and let in just two runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Suns were eclipsed by the Power, 4-0. Reyes allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out one to lose for the second time this season. Mario Sanchez finished the game, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit (a solo HR in the 7th) and one walk while fanning five. The Hagerstown bats were limited to just four singles and two walks, with Alec Keller the only hitter to reach base twice with a single in the 1st and a walk in the 3rd.

Trea Turner Update
Turner returned to the lineup after a two-game absence, described by the Missions broadcaster in his first AB as being “under the weather,” but was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Since his hit streak ended a week ago, Turner is 1-for-17 with six whiffs in four games.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Bleier (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Owens (1-0, 3.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 vs. New Britain
12:00 p.m.
Voth (2-1, 4.76) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 2.50)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 @ Winston-Salem,
11:00 a.m.
Suero (3-0, 2.50) vs.
Fry (0-3, 2.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-2;
Won, 6-2
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-1, 5.52) vs.
Neverauskas (0-1, 8.71)

Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 1
• Swynenberg (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 4K
• Lively 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• J. Johnson 3-4
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B

Matt Swynenberg’s AAA debut wasn’t much better than A.J. Cole’s MLB debut, but unlike the D.C. nine, the Syracuse batters were unable to wake up in a 4-1 loss. Swynenberg was dinged for two runs in each of the first two innings before posting a zero in the 3rd. He finished with six hits and four walks allowed. Mitch Lively and Manny Delcarmen combined for five no-hit innings of relief but the Chiefs were only able to break up the shutout with a run in the 5th as they were limited to six hits, three of which were collected by Josh Johnson.
Roster moves: Recalled RHP A.J. Cole to Washington; optioned RHP Rafael Martin from Washington.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 2
• Alderson 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Mendez (BS, 1; L, 2-1) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, BK, WP
• Severino 3-4
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B

Gilberto Mendez got two of the first three batters out in the 9th, but couldn’t get the third as he gave up three straight singles to blow a 2-1 Harrisburg lead to New Britain. The implosion turned Tim Alderson’s seven innings of one-run ball into a no-decision as the starter gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four. Pedro Severino collected three hits for the second straight game, followed by Ricky Hague’s 2-for-4 effort to lead the Sens offense.

Winston-Salem 5 Potomac 3
• Simms (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Mapes 4⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-4, R
• Difo 2-5, R

Winston-Salem continued its domination of Potomac at BB&T park with a 5-3 win. John Simms took the loss, letting in three runs on two hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds innings in his season debut. Tyler Mapes finished the game, allowing the final two Dash runs on five hits. Wilmer Difo and Isaac Ballou both singled twice and scored a run in the P-Nats’ fourth straight loss.

West Virginia 10 Hagerstown 2 — COMP.
• Ullmann (L, 1-1) 4IP, 8H, 10R, 10ER, 5BB, 2K, HR
• Cooper 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Reistetter 1-3, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, R, 2B

The Power scored eight times in their first two turns at bat, turning a 1-0 deficit into a 10-2 win in the completion of the April 15 game. Ryan Ullmann was charged with all ten runs on eight hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out two. The Suns were held to just four hits, with Matt Reistetter and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz both going 1-for-3 with a double.

Hagerstown 6 West Virginia 2 — GAME TWO
• Bach 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 8K
• Ramos (W, 1-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Davidson 2-2, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Dent 2-3
• DeBruin 1-3, 2RBI, CS

Hagerstown scored in four straight innings as they split the de facto doubleheader with a 6-2 win in the second game played. Starter Connor Bach struck out eight but walked three in four innings as he gave up both West Virginia runs on two hits. David Ramos followed with three scoreless innings to earn the win, his first of the season. Austin Davidson hit two solo HRs and drove in a third run with a sacrifice fly to lead the Suns 12-hit parade.

Trea Turner Update
Turner did not play in Monday’s game. He did not leave Sunday’s game with an injury and was playing defense in the 12th inning when the game ended.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.40) vs.
Harrisburg Lost, 13-6 vs. New Britain
6:30 p.m.
Alderson (1-0, 2.55) vs.
Flande (3-0, 2.41)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (0-0, 0.00) vs.
J. Dykstra (3-0, 0.45)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
TBD and Bach (0-0, 4.50) vs.
TBD and McRae (1-1, 4.15)

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 2
• T. Hill (L, 1-1) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• R. Hill 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, BB
• Dykstra 2-4

Taylor Hill was moved up a night, came up one out short of a quality start, and was outdueled by Brian Johnson in a 3-2 Pawtucket win over Syracuse. The 26-y.o. Tennessean gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds and fanned four in his first loss of 2015. Lineup bookends Michael Taylor and Cutter Dykstra were 2-for-4 each, but the guys in the seven spots in between were 1-for-23 in the Chiefs’ third straight defeat.

New Britain 13 Harrisburg 6
• Rauh (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 10H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 2K, 4HR
• Simmons 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 3-4, 3R, 2HR, 3RBI
• D. Robinson 2-3, 2BB, CS
• Goodwin 2-5, R

The Rock Cats pounded Carolina League Pitcher of the Week Brian Rauh for 10 hits, four HR, and eight runs in a 13-6 smackdown of the Senators. Rauh walked none and struck out two over three and a 1/3rd innings while losing his first AA start. Pedro Severino homered twice and singled once to drive in three and lead the Harrisburg offense, which collected 10 hits and four walks total.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 3
• Pivetta (L, 1-2) 3IP, 1H, 3R, 2ER, 6BB, 3K
• K. Perez 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Ballou 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-4

It’s hard to win when you give the opponent six free passes, as Nick Pivetta did in a 4-3 Potomac loss to Lynchburg to drop the series, 3-1. All three runs charged to the 22-y.o. Canadian got on via the walk in his three innings of work, as he gave up just one hit and struck out three in the loss. Isaac Ballou (3-for-4) and Khayyan Norfork (2-for-4) paced the P-Nats counterattack, which pulled within one with a run in the 4th and two in the 6th but was stifled over the final three innings.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
The Suns and Power will pick up where they left off on the 15th and play to a seven-inning completion, then play another seven-inning game to kick off a seven-day homestand.

Trea Turner Update
Turner did not play in San Antonio’s game on Monday.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 @ Pawtucket,
6:15 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 2.40) vs.
B. Johnson (2-1, 0.56)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. New Britain
6:30 p.m.
Rauh (1st Career AA start) vs.
Carle (3-0, 3.26)
Potomac Lost, 6-5;
Lost, 6-3
vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Pivetta (1-1, 0.53) vs.
Peoples (0-1, 3.48)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A

Rochester 6 Syracuse 4
• Jordan (L, 1-2) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K
• Runion 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gwynn 2-4, R
• Dykstra 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Rochester chased starter Taylor Jordan with a four-run 3rd and held off a late charge by Syracuse to take the series finale, 6-4. Jordan, who hadn’t pitched since last Sunday, walked three and gave up five hits over two and 2/3rds of an inning to suffer his second loss. Cutter Dykstra’s two-out, two-run HR following a run-scoring double play highlighted the Chiefs three-run 9th. Both he and Tony Gwynn Jr. were 2-for-4 with a run scored to pace the Syracuse offense.

Reading 4 Harrisburg 3
• Espino 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Demny (L, 1-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Renda 2-4, RBI, SB (5)
• Goodwin 1-4, 2RBI

Harrisburg took an early 1-0 lead but fell behind 3-1 after six innings. Brian Goodwin’s two-out, two-run single in the 8th tied it at 3-3 but a solo shot in the 9th put Reading up for the eventual, 4-3 final. Paolo Espino started and was charged with two runs on three hits over four and a 1/3rd innings. The Venezuelan veteran walked one and struck out five. Paul Demny gave up the gamewinner in the 9th for his second loss. Tony Renda led the hit column with a pair of singles but the Senators managed just five hits total.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 5 — GAME ONE
• Bacus 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Johansen (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Difo 3-4, 3-2B, 3RBI
• Ward 2-3, 2R, 2B, RBI

The Hillcats outlasted the P-Nats in a slow, sloppy slugfest to win Game One, 6-5. Dakota Bacus started but was roughed up for three runs on four hits over three innings, including a two-run bomb to dead center by veteran Nellie Rodriguez. After a scoreless 4th, Jake Johansen couldn’t work around an error in the 5th and coughed up three runs while walking two and giving up three singles. Wilmer Difo was unaffected by the curse of the GBI, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI while Drew Ward lofted a warning-track double to LCF in the 5th to score the final Potomac run.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 3 — GAME TWO
• Spann (L, 0-3) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Davis 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Ballou 1-3, RBI
• Manuel 1-2, R

The Hillcats struck again with the longball in the 1st inning of Game Two, putting the P-Nats in a 2-0 hole that they couldn’t climb out from, losing the game 6-3 and the doubleheader. Matt Spann lost for the third time, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four. Potomac had but one big inning, the 3rd, loading the bases on back-to-back-to-back singles and unloading them with a walk (Difo), a sacrifice fly (Bostick), and a RBI single (Ballou).

Hagerstown 3 Lakewood 2
• A. Williams (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HBP
• Ramos (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0K
• Webb (SV, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Davidson 0-1, R, BB, RBI, SB
• DeBruin 1-3, RBI, CS

The Suns got strong pitching and made the most of their limited offensive chances to edge the BlueClaws, 3-2 and split the four-game series. Austen Williams tossed six inning of one-run ball, letting up four hits and striking out five without issuing a walk. David Ramos and Joey Webb combined for three innings of relief, with Ramos earning the hold and Webb the save. Gavin DeBruin and Raudy Read hit RBI singles in the 1st while Austin Davidson executed a safety squeeze in the 5th to push Osvaldo Abreu across with the third and final Hagerstown run as the Suns were held to just four hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner came off the bench in the 7th and went 0-for-2 in a 12-inning, 3-2 loss by San Antonio to Midland.