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.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4;
Lost, 5-2
@ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Jordan (1-1, 0.79) vs.
Dean (1-0, 0.75)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Espino (0-2, 3.18) vs.
Windle (0-1, 7.36)
Potomac Postponed vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 2.57) and
Spann (0-2, 5.25) vs.
Rayl (0-1, 4.50) and
Peoples (0-1, 3.48)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 @ Lakewood,
1:05 p.m.
A. Williams (2-1, 0.57 vs.
E. Garcia (1-1, 3.86)

Syracuse 5 Rochester 4 — GAME ONE
• McGregor (W, 1-1) 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Meek (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ka‘aihue 2-3, R, BB
• Taylor 2-4, 2R, 2RBI
• den Dekker 2-4, R

The Chiefs scored four times with two out in the 6th to turn a 4-1 deficit into 5-4 win to stop a two-game slide and take the opener. Scott McGregor got the win despite allowing all four Redwings runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings, though he did strike out seven. Even Meek did not inherit the earth, nor did he allow the tying or go-ahead runs to score in the 6th as he got the last four outs for his second save. Kila Ka‘aihue reached base three times to lead the Syracuse attack.

Rochester 5 Syracuse — GAME TWO
• Billings (L, 0-2) 3IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 0K, 2HBP
• Lively 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• den Dekker 1-3, R
• Butler 1-1, BB, SF, RBI

Rochester scored in three of the first four innings and held off a late Syracuse charge to earn the doubleheader split with a 5-2 win. Bruce Billings let in all five runs on six hits and a walk while also hitting two batters to lose for the second time this season. Back-to-back walks to lead off the 7th led to both Chiefs runs, as Dan Butler connected on a sac fly and Jose Lozada stroked an RBI single to make the game look closer than it really was.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Ross 7IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 8K
• De Los Santos (BS, 1; W, 1-1) 1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Goodwin 2-3, 3R, 2B, BB, E(2)
• Severino 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI
• Lisson 1-1, 2RBI

Harrisburg blew a 3-0 lead in the top of the 8th but got it back with a four-run response in the bottom of the 8th for a 7-4 win over Reading. Abel De Los Santos got the blown-save-win, spoiling seven innings of two-hit shutout ball spun by Joe Ross, who walked two an struck out eight. Pedro Severino (1-for-2) and Mario Lisson (1-for-1, PH) both connected for two-run singles while Brian Goodwin singled, doubled, and walked while scoring three runs to pace the Senators offense.
Roster moves: C Cole Leonida placed on restricted list; C Brian Jeroloman activated from XST.

Potomac vs. Lynchburg — PPD
The Hillcats and P-Nats were rained out on Saturday. They’ll make it up with a doubleheader this afternoon.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 5
• J. Rodriguez 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Orlan (W, 1-0) 3+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB
• DeBruin 3-4, BB, RBI
• Keller 3-5, 2R, 2B, SB

The Suns put up three in the 1st, one in the 3rd and two in the 6th but barely held on for 6-5 win, snapping a four-game losing streak. Jefry Rodriguez made his first start in nearly 11 months, tossing four shutout innings with one hit and two walks allowed while setting down four on strikes. Three relievers combined to give up five runs over five innings, with the win going to R.C. Orlan and the save going to Sam Johns. Alec Keller and Gavin DeBruin both notched three hits as the Hagerstown batters racked up 12 hits and drew four walks total.
Roster moves: RHP Jefry Rodriguez activated from XST; RHP Drew Van Orden reassigned to Auburn.

Trea Turner Update
Turner collected his 5th double while going 1-for-6 in an 8-7 Missions win.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.12) and
Bilings (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Hamburger (0-1, 9.35) and
Dean (1-0, 0.75)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Ross (0-1, 6.00) vs.
Eflin (2-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 3-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (0-0, 2.57) vs.
Rayl (0-1, 4.50)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1 @ Lakewood,
4:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Oliver (1-1, 3.60)

Rochester vs. Syracuse — PPD
For the second straight game, cold weather forced a postponement. They’ll try again this afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 12:35 p.m.
Roster moves: SS Emmanuel Burriss placed on the 3-day TIL; UT Jose Lozada activated from the 7-Day DL.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Voth (L, 2-1) 4⅔ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 3K
• Demny 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Skole 2-4, 3B
• Perez 2-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI

Reading broke open a 3-1 game with a four-run 5th as they cruised to a 7-4 win over Harrisburg. Starter Austin Voth gave up all seven runs on nine hits and two walks as her suffered his first loss of the season. Brian Goodwin made his appearance in nearly 10 months but was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts while commtting an error. Stephen Perez led the Sens offense with two walks, two singles, and two runs scored while rehabbing Anthony Rendon was 1-for-2 with a double while playing five innings.
Roster moves: IF Adrian Sanchez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Anthony Rendon added to roster for MLB rehab; OF Brian Goodwin activated from XST.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 1
• Suero (W, 3-0) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 7K
• Dupra (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bostick 2-4, SB(5)
• Martinez 1-3, RBI

Wander Suero tied career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts as he beat the Lynchburg Hillcats for the third time in three starts this season Last Night In Woodbridge.
Roster move: RHP Blake Schwartz retired; RHP John Simms activated from XST.

Lakewood 2 Hagerstown 1
• Valdez 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HBP
• Ullmann (L, 1-1) 2IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 3-4, 2B
• DeBruin 3-3, 2B, RBI, E

The Blue Claws put the pinch on the Suns, 2-1, sending Hagerstown to its fourth straight loss. Phillips Valdez started and went the first five innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits while striking out five. The loss went to Ryan Ullmann as he gave up the deciding run on pair of singles in the 7th. Alec Keller and Grant DeBruin both singled twice and doubled once while the rest of the lineup was 2-for-25 with eight strikeouts.

Trea Turner Update
Turner’s 10-game hit streak and 11-game on-base streak ended last night as he was 0-for-5 and struck out three times in a 5-3 San Antonio loss.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-7 vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.12) vs.
Hamburger (0-1, 9.35)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Alderson (0-0, 4.22) vs.
Nola (1-1, 3.38)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Van Orden (1-0, 3.27) vs.
Viza (2-0, 4.09)

Rochester 11 Syracuse 7
• T. Hill 3⅔ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Hill 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Taylor 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI, 3K
• Stewart 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI, 2K
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

A 6-1 lead was too big for Taylor Hill to hold as the Redwings put up five in the 4th to tie it and four in the 6th to pull away for an 11-7 win over the Chiefs. Hill was charged with six runs on eight hits, including a two-run home run. Sam Runion took the loss, giving up four of the final five Rochester runs. Michael Taylor (2-for-5), Ian Stewart (2-for-4), and Jason Martinson (1-for-3) each homered for Syracuse. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg vs. Altoona — PPD.
Rain and cold postponed the series finale between the Curve and Sens. It will be made up when Harrisburg returns to Altoona in mid-May.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Schwartz (L, 0-2) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mapes 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ward 4-5, 2R, 2B
• Miller 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

The Blue Rocks struck for five in the 5th en route to win 6-3 win against the P-Nats and prevent a series sweep. Starter Blake Schwartz took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits over four and 2/3rds innings. Potomac racked up 12 hits and drew five walks, but left on 13 runners. Drew Ward went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored while Brandon Miller drove in three with an RBI double in the 3rd and a two-run homer in the 5th.

Delmarva 5 Hagerstown 4
• Reyes 5+ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
• Ramos (L, 0-2) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Reistetter 4-4, R, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB

Make that ten career blown saves for David Ramos as the Suns southpaw gave up two in the 9th to turn a 4-3 edge into a 5-4 loss to the Shorebirds for his second blown-save-loss of the year. The 23-y.o. brother of Wilson was dinged for a two-run HR in his third inning of work, giving up five hits total while walking one and striking out two. Starter Luis Reyes allowed the first three Delmarva runs on seven hits and two walks over five-plus innings. Hagerstown tallied 12 hits, led by catcher Matt Reistetter at 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI

Trea Turner Update
Wednesday was an off day for the San Antonio Missions.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0;
Lost, 2-0
vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (1-0, 1.42) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 3.09)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3;
Lost, 2-1
@ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Alderson (0-0, 4.22) vs.
Glasnow (1-0, 0.82)
Potomac Won, 6-0 @ Wilmington,
10:35 a.m.
Schwartz (0-1, 4.09) vs.
Mills (0-1, 4.50)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 vs. Delmarva,
10:35 a.m.
Reyes (0-1, 5.59) vs.
Grimes (0-0, 9.72)

Syracuse 1 Rochester 0 — GAME ONE
• Cole 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Meek (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Taylor 2-2, BB, SB, CS

Jason Martinson’s leadoff, walkoff HR in the bottom of the 7th broke up the Star Trek convention on the stadium scoreboard and gave the Chiefs a 1-0 win in the opener. A.J. Cole outdueled former Nats farmhand Alex Meyer, tossing six shutout innings with five hits, no walks, and three whiffs. It was the first time in three starts that he did not give up a HR. Michael Taylor rounded out the Syracuse hit column with a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base in his first game back from DC.

Rochester 2 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Bleier (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Lively 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Taylor 1-2, BB, SB
• Johnson 1-2, 2B

The Redwings dropped a deuce in the 4th inning and stifled the Chiefs in the second game to take the second game, 2-0. Richard Bleier started and was charged with both Rochester runs on six hits and a walk to suffer the loss. Michael Taylor singled, walked, and stole a base but the Syracuse offense was held to just four hits and two walks total.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 3 — COMP.
• Self (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• De Los Santos (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Perez 2-4, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Lisson 3-4, 2R, HR, RBI

In the continuation, Harrisburg scored twice in the 7th to tie and three in the 9th to double up Altoona, 6-3. Derek Self got the win with two scoreless innings as the first reliever out of the ‘pen. Abel De Los Santos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his third save. Stephen Perez singled twice, walked once and drove in two while Mario Lisson finished at 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a HR.

Altoona 2 Harrisburg 1 — GAME TWO
• Espino (L, 0-2) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Ramsey 2-3, R, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Hague 2-3, 2SB

The Curve took the nightcap, 2-1, on a 5th-inning HR by Sebastian Vale. Paolo Espino pitched all six innings for the Sens, allowing both runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two. Caleb Ramsey and Ricky Hague combined for four hits and three stolen bases as the Harrisburg offense was limited to six hits and one walk total.
Roster moves: OF Delta Cleary Jr. released; OF Derrick Robinson reassigned from Syracuse; RHP Robert Benincasa placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP James Simmons activated from XST.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 0
• Rauh (W, 2-0) 7IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Thomas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, 2BB
• Mesa 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, SB

Three Potomac pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout of Wilmington, 6-0. Brian Rauh gave up both hits along with a walk while setting down three on strikes over seven innings. Justin Thomas and Cody Davis each turned in a scoreless inning in relief. Spencer Kieboom reached base three times on a single and two walks while Narciso Mesa and Drew Ward both went 2-for-4 as the P-Nats racked up 10 hits and four walks total.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 3
• Bach 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Mooneyham (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR, WP
• Gardner 1-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Masters 0-2, 2BB, CS

Brett Mooneyham picked up where he left off in 2014, giving up four runs in his second inning of relief as the Shorebirds defeated the Suns, 6-3. Connor Bach started and let in two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings, but left the game with a 3-2 lead. Mooneyham pitched around a walk and a wild pitch in the 6th but gave up a single, double, another walk, and a HR in the 7th for the blown-save-loss. Hagerstown scored three times on just three hits but also drew six walks and stole a base.
Roster moves: OF Wilman Rodriguez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Cody Dent activated from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner pushed his hit streak to nine games with a single in four trips to the plate in a 3-2 San Antonio loss to Springfield.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 4.00) and Bleier (0-0, 2.25) vs.
Meyer (1-0, 8.31) and Rogers (0-0, 3.46)
Harrisburg Losing, 2-1 @ Altoona,
5:00 p.m.
Espino (0-1, 3.27) vs.
Creasy (0-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 3-1 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Rauh (1-0, 0.84) vs.
Reed (2-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Bach (0-0, 5.00) vs.
Gonzalez (1-0, 2.70)

Rochester vs. Syracuse — PPD
Rain postponed the opener of a four-game series between the Chiefs and Redwings. Weather permitting, they’ll shoot to make it up with a pair of seven-inning games this afternoon in Syracuse.

Altoona 2 Harrisburg 1 — SUSP., Top 5th
• Ross 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Lisson 1-1, R, HR, RBI

Play was stopped in the top of the 5th last night in Altoona with the Curve holding a 2-1 lead over the Senators. They’ll pick up where they left off tonight at 5 p.m. and play the full nine innings, then do a seven-inning game afterwards.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 1
• Pivetta (W, 1-1) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 5K, WP
• Bacus (SV, 2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Wooten 2-3, 2B, BB
• Difo 2-4, R, 2-2B, SB
• Kieboom 2-4, HR, 2RBI

Nick Pivetta threw seven shutout innings while Spencer Kieboom smacked a two-run HR to power Potomac to a 3-1 win over Wilmington. The 22-y.o. Canadian walked two and let up just three hits while striking out five to earn his first win of the season. Dakota Bacus finished with a run over two innings to get the save, his second of 2015. Wilmer Difo doubled twice and stole a base to match Kieboom’s 2-for-4 mark in the boxscore.
Roster moves: RHP Manny Rodriguez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Tyler Mapes reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 1
• A. Williams (W, 2-1) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Orlan (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, WP
• Carey 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Davidson 1-2, 2RBI, 2SF

A three-run 4th broke open a 2-0 game as the Suns took their third straight, 5-1 over Delmarva. Austen Williams spun six scoreless innings and struck out six while giving up just three hits and a walk to earn his second win. R.C. Orlan finished the game but lost the shutout bid in the 9th on leadoff triple and a groundout. Hagerstown notched eight hits total on offense with D.K. Carey leading the way at 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Roster moves: LHP Brett Mooneyham activated from the 7-Day DL.

Trea Turner Update
Turner continues his hot hitting with another multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double in a 4-3 Missions win.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 4.00) vs.
Meyer (1-0, 8.31)
Harrisburg Won, 10-2 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Ross (0-1, 6.00) vs.
A. Sanchez (1-0, 0.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Pivetta (0-1, 0.90) vs.
Junis (1-1, 5.40)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
A. Williams (1-1, 0.93) vs.
Parry (0-0, 3.38)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4 Syracuse 1
• Jordan (L, 1-1) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 1ER, BB, 4K
• Delcarmen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Dykstra 1-3, E
• den Dekker 1-4, SB

Syracuse managed just three hits, matching their error tally, as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took the game, 4-1, and the series, 3-1. Taylor Jordan pitched into the 6th but committed a crucial error on a sacrifice bunt attempt to abet the RailRiders three-run rally. The 26-y.o. finished with four runs allowed on six hits and a walk over five and a third innings. The Chiefs scored their lone run in the 4th on a double-play grounder after loading the bases with single and a pair of walks. They got the tying run to the plate in the 8th after a walkd and an error but veterans Tony Gwynn Jr. (groundout), Mark Minicozzi (K), and Ian Stewart (K) each failed to drive in either baserunner.
Roster move: OF Michael Taylor optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 10 Binghamton 2
• Voth (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HBP
• Harper (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 1K
• Severino 4-4, 3R, BB, 2RBI
• A. Sanchez 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

After struggling to get clutch hits on Friday and Saturday, the Sens broke through on Sunday, exploding for four runs in the 8th and three in the 9th to turn a 3-2 nailbiter into a 10-2 laugher. Austin Voth picked up his second win, holding Binghamton to one run on five hits over six innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Pedro Severino reached base five times with four singles and a walk and scored three times to lead the Harrisburg offense, which was 5-for-10 with RISP and left on just seven.
Roster move:

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 1
• Spann (L, 0-2) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, PO
• Lee 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP
• Miller 2-4
• Ward 1-3, BB

The Hillcats finally stifled the P-Nats bats, holding them to just six hits as they prevented a four-game sweep with a 4-1 win. Matt Spann went seven innings but was charged with all four Lynchurg runs on 10 hits to suffer his second loss of the season. Brandon Miller (two singles) and Drew Ward (single, walk) were the only Potomac hitters to reach base twice.

Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 0
• Valdez 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ullmann (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Gardner 2-4

Two Suns pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Hagerstown took the game, 5-0 and the series, 3-1. Phillips Valdez scattered five hits over six innings to earn the win whole Ryan Ullman issued just a walk over the final three innings to notch the save. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz singled, doubled, and walked while Jeff Gardner singled twice. The Blue Claws “helped” the Suns score five times on just seven hits with two errors, two wild pitches, and a balk.

Trea Turner Update
Turner homered and doubled and drove in both San Antonio runs in a 9-2 loss to Springfield, as he hit safely for the seventh consecutive game.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Mitchell (0-1, 3.68)
Harrisburg Won, 7-5 @ Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Gant (0-0, 12.27)
Potomac Won, 15-8 @ Lynchburg,
2:00 p.m.
Spann (0-1, 7.20) vs.
Rayl (0-1, 6.00)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 vs. Lakewood,
3:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Oliver (1-0, 1.80)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 0
• Billings (L, 0-1) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR, WP
• Runion 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Martinson 2-4, 2B
• Stewart 1-3, 2B, BB

Three RailRiders pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout of the Chiefs, 6-0. Syracuse starter (and losing pitcher) Bruce Billings was touched for single runs in three of five innings pitched, allowing five hits and two walks total. Jason Martinson (2-for-4) and Ian Stewart (1-for-3) were the only Syracuse batters to reach base twice. Tony Gwynn Jr. was the only Chiefs baserunner to make it to third base, which he did by himself with a two-out triple in the 8th.

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 5
• Swynenberg 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• De Los Santos (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ramsey 2-4, R, BB
• Severino 2-3, R, BB, 3RBI
• Hague 2-5, 2-2B, 3BI

Pedro Severino’s two-run single in the top of the 9th snapped a 5-5 tie and this time the Harrisburg bullpen held the lead for a 7-5 win vs. Binghamton. Matt Swynenberg started but was roughed up for four runs on eight hits over five innings. The win went to Gilberto Mendez, who blanked the B-Mets for two innings. Severino (2-for-3) and Ricky Hague (2-for-5) both notched three RBI as the Senators tallied 13 hits and drew seven walks but still struggled with RISP (3-for-16).
Roster moves: OF Randolph Oduber placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Mario Lisson assigned from XST.

Potomac 15 Lynchburg 8
• Suero (W, 2-0) 5IP, 9H, 7R, 5ER, 0BB, 4K
• Johansen (SV, 1) 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Difo 5-6, 3R, 2B, HR, 5RBI, 2SB
• Ballou 4-5, 4R, 2B, RBI
• Ward 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

It was six runs in the 9th last night as the P-Nats continue to their pwnage of the Hillcats with a 15-8 smackdown for their fourth straight win. Wilmer Difo led the 17-hit barrage with a 5-for-6 night, punctuated by a grand slam in the 9th for five RBI and nine total bases — 11 if you want to count his two thefts of second. Wander Suero got the Jack Morris win with seven runs allowed (five earned) on nine hits over five innings. Jake Johansen closed out the game with four strong innings for his first career save while striking out eight.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 4
• Van Orden (W, 1-0) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez (SV, 1) 3IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Keller 2-3, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2R
• Read 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Raudy Read’s two-run shot in the 4th snapped a 1-1 tie as Hagerstown held off a late charge from Lakewood for a 6-4 win. Drew Van Orden turned in six innings of one-run ball, giving up three walks and four hits while striking out five to earn the win. Read, “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, and Alec Keller each had a pair of hits as the Suns racked up nine hits and four walks total on the night.
As surmised earlier this week, Wednesday’s suspended game between West Virginia and Hagerstown will be resumed on April 28th at 5:05 p.m. as part of a completion doubleheader with both games scheduled for seven innings.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 2-for-4 with a walk to push his BA above .300 (.303) and extend his hit streak to six games.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-7 (10 inn.) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Billings (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Davies (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 @ Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Cessa (1-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 13-7 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Suero (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Lugo (0-0, 3.86)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-3 vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
Van Orden (0-0, 5.40) vs.
Casimiro (0-1, 10.80)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8 Syracuse 7
• McGregor 4IP, 4H, 4R, 1ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Delcarmen 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K (29.45 ERA)
• Grace (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Butler 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Burriss 1-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, SB
• Dykstra 1-3, BB, CS

The Chiefs rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 7-4 to send this one to extras, but fell 8-7 in 10 innings to the RailRiders. A pair of errors in the 2nd rendered three of the four runs Scott McGregor gave up unearned, but he was done after 78 pitchers over four frames. Matt Grace was touched for a run on two hits in the 10th to take the loss. Kila Ka‘ahiue’s three-run blast in the bottom of the 8th tied it at 7-7 but Syracuse couldn’t convert either one-out single in the 9th and 10th innings into the game-winner or the tying run.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Jordan optioned from Washington.

Binghamton 8 Harrisburg 7
• Alderson 5⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 6K, HR, 2WP, HBP
• Demny (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Cleary 2-3, R, 2B
• Skole 2-3, R, 2BB
• Renda 2-5, R, 2RBI
• 3-for-18 w/ RISP, 13 LOB

Harrisburg got 20 runners on base and got seven of them in, but it wasn’t enough as Binghamton rallied for three in the 9th to walk off, 8-7. Starter Sandy Alderson was stung for five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds inning. The loss went to Paul Demny, who walked two with two out to load the bases before giving up a double to empty them. Tony Renda pushed his hitting streak to nine games with a pair of singles, while Delta Cleary Jr., Matt Skole, Pedro Severino, and Caleb Ramsey also connected for two hits.
For the second straight season, Drew Vettleson will have his season interrupted by injury. Mick Reinhard, writing for the Patriot-News has the story.

Potomac 13 Lynchburg 7
• Schwartz 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• M. Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 3IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR
• Martinez 4-5, 2R, SB
• Kieboom 1-2, R, 3BB, 2RBI
• Yezzo 2-3, 2R, 2BB, 2RBI

Potomac continues to bedevil Lynchburg in the 9th inning, this time scoring nine runs to turn 7-4 deficit into a 13-7 stunner. Two Hillcats relievers walked four (twice with the bases loaded) and gave up six hits to the 14 batters that came up. Just one error aided the rally, which came with two outs and led to the final P-Nat tally (hey, that rhymes). Blake Schwartz started but was ineffective, allowing four runs, five hits, three walks, and a hit batsman over five innings. Manny Rodriguez was credited with the win but was worse, failing to retire the leadoff man in each of his three innings and giving up back-to-back homers in the 8th.

Hagerstown 9 Lakewood 3
• Reyes (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP, 9H, 8R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K
• Cooper 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• DeBruin 3-4, R
• Abreu 1-3, BB, SB

The BlueClaws pinched the Suns for four in the first and never trailed, tripling them up for a 9-3 win. Luis Reyes started and lost, going four and 2/3rds innings with eight runs (six earned) allowed on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Three relievers combined for one run over the final four and a 1/3rd but the Hagerstown offense sputtered in the clutch (1-for-7 w/ RISP) and left on 10. Grant DeBruin singled three times in four at-bats to lead the hit column.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI as San Antonio drilled Tulsa, 14-6.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:05 p.m.
McGregor (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Whitley (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-3 @ Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Alderson (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Ynoa (1-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 5-4 (10 inn.) @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Schwartz (0-1, 1.50) vs.
Brown (0-1, 9.82)
Hagerstown Won, 7-3 vs. Lakewood,
6:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Viza (1-0, 4.50)

Syracuse 10 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• T. Hill (W, 1-0) 6⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Fornataro 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Burriss 3-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Stewart 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Gwynn 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI

The Chiefs offense was clicking on all cylinders as they scored nine runs before the RailRiders could answer in a 10-2 home-opener win. Taylor Hill pitched into the 7th, charged with both Scranton/WB runs on five hits and two walks. Emmanuel Burris led the hit column with a pair of singles and a triple, followed by Ian Stewart, who was 2-for-3 with a HR, and Tony Gwynn Jr., who singled and doubled and scored two runs in four trips to the plate. Roster move: LHP Felipe Rivero recalled to Washington.

Binghamton 9 Harrisburg 3
• Espino (L, 0-1) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K
• Espino 2-2
• Hague 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Skole 0-2, R, 2BB

The B-Mets jumped to a 3-1 lead after one, then pummeled the Sens ‘pen for five runs in the 6th through 8th innings to hand Harrisburg a 9-3 loss. Paolo Espino took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings. He was 2-for-2 at the plate. Ricky Hague doubled twice and scored once to lead the Senators offense, which racked up eight hits and three walks, two of which were drawn by Matt Skole. Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis assigned from XST.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 4 (10 inn.)
• Rauh 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Napoli (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Bostick 2-5, R, RBI
• Ward 1-4, 2B, 3RBI

Drew Ward’s two-out, three-run double in the 9th forced extras while Chris Bostick’s two-out RBI singled plated the gamewinner in the 10th as the P-Nats returned to .500 with a 5-4 win vs. Lynchburg. Brian Rauh struck out eight over five and 2/3rds but was down 2-1 when he left with two outs in the 6th, giving up seven hits and a walk. Nick Lee closed out the 6th and stranded two runners but was dinged for two runs in the bottom of the 8th. The win went to David Napoli, as the second southpaw fanned five while shutting down the Hillcats in the 9th and 10th innings. Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista placed on 7-Day DL; OF Narciso Mesa reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 7 Lakewood 3
• Bach 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Mapes (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Carey 2-4, 2R, SB, CS
• DeBruin 1-2, 2R, 2BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Suns fell behind 3-0 early but scored in each of their last five “ups” to take the home opener, 7-3. Connor Bach got the no-decision with three runs given up on five hits and two walks while setting down three on strikes. Tyler Mapes allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings of relief to get the “W.” Rehabbing Denard Span was 3-for-4 with a solo HR while D.K. Carey led the regulars with a 2-for-4 night, scoring twice while stealing a base.
Roster moves: OF Denard Span assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; OF Alec Keller assigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and was picked off first for his second caught stealing in as many games.