Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Announced Starters
Syracuse Won, 10-6 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57)
Valdez (AAA debut) vs.
Wisler (5-5, 3.50)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Portland,
5:00 p.m.
Dragmire (2-1, 2.12) and
G. Ross (2-0, 4.24) vs.
Jimenez (1-0, 1.80) and
Ball (4-9, 5.52)
Potomac Postponed vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Baez (1-6, 5.10) vs.
Robinson (1-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. West Virginia,
4:35 p.m.
Davis (1-3, 9.72) and
Sharp (4-8, 3.59)
vs. Marvel (5-7, 4.04) and
Escobar (8-5, 4.01)
Auburn Won, 3-2
(13 inn.)
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (1-2, 3.86) vs.
Cubilete (2-1, 2.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 10 Louisville 6
If you look like this, then you’ve probably realized Syracuse won its third game in a row for the first time in nearly a month. Roster moves: OF Caleb Ramsey released, RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Portland – PPD
The first of three washouts begin in the capital city of Pennsylvania and forcing a doubleheader tonight for the Senators and Sea Dogs.

Potomac vs. Myrtle Beach – PPD
Like Harrisburg, the game was rained out in Woodbridge. Unlike Harrisburg, they’ll shift the doubleheader to Sunday as today’s game, like most with fireworks and the distribution of a hunk of plastic, cardboard, and styrofoam, is close to sold out anyways. Roster moves: RHP Joan Baez activated from the 7-Day DL; not official yet in terms of transactions, but for those not on the Twitters: LHP McKenzie Mills has been traded to Philadelphia.

Hagerstown vs. West Virginia – PPD
Finally, the rain claimed yet another game for the Suns (ninth thus far). They’ll shoot for two with a twi-night doubleheader late this afternoon in Hagerstown.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Tetreault 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Cousins (W, 1-1) 4IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Pryor 2-6
• Esthay 3-6, 2B, RBI, SB

Auburn played yet another extra-inning game, but this time they came out on top, 3-2 with a walkoff in the 13th against West Virginia. Jackson Tetreault struck out five over four scoreless innings, with three hits and no walks allowed, in his first professional start. Jake Cousins got the win in relief as he blanked the Black Bears over the final four innings. Kameron Esthay delivered the game-winning run with a two-out double, his third hit of the night, which plated Branden Boggetto from first.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 3
• Alastre (W, 2-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR, WP
• De Los Santos (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• C. Kieboom 2-2, 2B, 2RBI
• Falcon 2-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Blash 1-3, R, BB

Carter Kieboom emerged from witness protection played for the first time in eleven weeks with a single, double, and two RBI as the G-Nats took their sixth straight with a 6-3 win over the G-Marlins. Tomas Alastre got the win with one run allowed on a solo HR and three hits total over five innings. He walked none and fanned seven. Jose De Los Santos closed it out in the 9th for the save, his first of the season. Santo Falcon doubled twice and drove in three to lead the G-Nats offense. Roster moves: IF Carter Kieboom assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Ever Seen The Rain

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Toledo,
7:00 p.m.
Poveda (0-1, 9.82) vs.
(Below 2-0, 3.79)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. New Britain,
5:30 p.m.
Purke (0-4, 9.37) and Cole (2-1, 3.63) vs.
Rogers (0-3, 9.33) and Duffey (AA Debut)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Buccifero (1-2, 3.20)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Hickory,
5:05 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 3.24) and Silvestre (0-0, 3.00) vs.
Bostick (0-1, 3.79) and Ledbetter (1-2, 9.98)

Syracuse — OFF DAY
Yesterday was Syracuse’s first scheduled off day of 2014, as they return to NBT Bank Stadium for a pair of four-game sets against the Toledo Mudhens and the Durham Bulls.

Harrisburg vs. New Britain — PPD
A second day of heavy rain postponed last night’s game to a Saturday-night doubleheader at Metro Bank Park on May 17th and pushed back Blake Schwartz another day as A.J. Cole is expected to start the second game of tonight’s doubleheader.

Potomac — OFF DAY
After rain shortened Potomac’s second homestand, their third road trip of 2014 takes them to the house of horrors that is BB&T Park for a four-game series against the Dash. Since it opened in 2010, the P-Nats have lost 29 of 40 regular-season games there including all ten in 2012.

Hagerstown vs. Hickory — PPD
By midafternoon even Stevie Wonder could see that the rain was going to shorten the three-game series between the Suns and Crawdads to today’s doubleheader. They’ll make up the lost game next week in Hickory with a doubleheader on Thursday, May 8.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Baseball Rain For NPP 3

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Lehigh Valley,
4:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (1-1, 3.09) vs.
Buchanan (1-0, 1.50)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Altoona,
10:30 a.m.
Rivero (0-2, 4.50) vs.
Sampson (1-1, 2.45)
Potomac Losing, 4-3
@ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (0-1, 2.84) vs.
Gonzalez (0-1, 4.00)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Delmarva,
5:05 p.m. (DH)
Voth (0-1, 3.72) and Giolito (1-0, 3.38) vs.
Harvey (1-0, 1.64) and Brault (1-1, 7.20)

Syracuse vs. Lehigh Valley — PPD
The Chiefs’ fifth postponement came as predicted as rain blanketed the East Coast — including WMass to No. VA 😉 — and affected (afflicted?) every affiliate on Tax Day. Roster moves: LHP Aaron Laffey assigned from Washington.

Harrisburg vs. Altoona — PPD

Rain washed out the second game of the three-game series, which concludes this morning with a matinee. No makeup date was announced at the time of the press release, however, the Sens website is indicating a DH on Saturday, July 12th.

Potomac 4 Myrtle Beach 3 — SUSP
• Pena 2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Norfork 1-1, BB, RBI, 2SB
• S. Perez 1-1, R, 2B, 2RBI

Rain suspended what looked like a slugfest in the making as the P-Nats landed four hooks in the top of the 2nd while the Pelicans answered with three crosses in the bottom of the 2nd before play was halted. It will be made up today as part of a completion doubleheader (finish the original game, play a seven-inning game afterwards).

Delmarva vs. Hagerstown — PPD
The matchup of Washington’s 1st Rd. pick in ’12 vs. Baltimore’s 1st. Rd. pick in ’13 that was supposed to be tonight is now in doubt thanks to the rainout last night, as the Suns have not officially announced the order in which tonight’s presumed starters will pitch.
Roster moves: IF Cody Dent placed on the 7-Day DL; 3B Drew Ward activated from DL; IF Carlos Lopez returned to XST; IF Willie Medina activated from XST.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Ever Seen The Rain

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 vs. Durham,
12:00 p.m.
Maya (0-2, 7.33) vs.
Archer (3-1, 5.04)
Harrisburg Lost, 16-8 @ New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (2-0, 2.70) vs.
A. Meyer (2-0, 1.64)
Potomac Postponed vs. Carolina,
6:00 p.m.
Schwartz (1-0, 0.00) and
Hill (3-1, 1.88) vs.
Morimando (1-2, 1.80) and
Roberts (1-3, 6.10)
Hagerstown Postponed OFF DAY N/A

Durham 5 Syracuse 0
• Young (L, 0-1) 5⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Mandel 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Marrero 2-4
• Rahl 2-3

Chris Young improved in his second start, albeit from awful to bad, but it was mostly a moot point as Syracuse offense was shut down (and out) in a 5-0 loss to Durham. Young was charged with all five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over five and 2/3rds innings. Just three Chiefs hit safely (five singles) and only one reached second base (Chris Rahl) and watched as the next two batters made outs. With the activation of C Wilson Ramos, C Jhonatan Solano was optioned back to Syracuse with C Jeff Howell placed an the Temporary Inactive List. Solano was in transit when the game begun last night, thus C Sam Palace was activated from the DL as an emergency option and will likely go back once “The Onion” rejoins the team.

New Britain 16 Harrisburg 8
• Demny (L, 1-3) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K
• Goodwin 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, CS
• Bloxom 3-4, R, RBI

New Britain sent 15 men to the plate in the 4th and 10 of ’em came ’round to score as the Rock Cats doubled up the Senators, 16-8. Starter Paul Demny took the brunt of the beating, charged with six runs on eight hits and a walk over three and a 1/3rd innings for his third loss of the season. New Britain pounded out 19 hits total, but hit no home runs against the four Harrisburg pitchers. Brian Goodwin was a home run shy of the cycle while Justin Bloxom singled three times in four trips to the plate to lead the Sens offense.

Carolina vs. Potomac — PPD
“Constant rainfall and wet grounds” were the reasons cited for the postponement last night, which was not made until slightly more than a half hour before the scheduled first pitch. It is scheduled to be made up tonight as part of a doubleheader at 6:00 p.m.

Hagerstown vs. Hickory — PPD
Rain postponed the finale between the Suns and the Crawdads with both teams off until next month. The game will be made up when Hickory next comes to town on June 10th as part of a doubleheader that’s scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.