Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (8-8, 4.26) vs.
Pivetta (0-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Brady (3-6, 3.34) vs.
Turley (5-8, 4.06)
Potomac Lost, 1-0 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Williams (4-3, 4.05) vs.
Ray (6-6, 5.31)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Rome,
5:00 p.m.
TBD and TBD vs.
Sanchez (6-9, 5.20) and
Caicedo (2-5, 5.13)
Auburn Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (3-2, 4.38) vs.

Toledo 4 Syracuse 3
• Giolito 7IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 10K
• DeFratus (H, 1; L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Davis (BS, 4) 2BF, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Skole 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Lobaton 3-4, R, RBI

Lucas Giolito was brilliant for seven innings, the Chiefs ‘pen was anything but as they coughed up three runs in the 9th to lose to the Mud Hens, 4-3. The top Nats prospect fanned ten without issuing a walk while giving up a run on seven hits and was ahead 3-1 when the offense scored twice in the top of the 8th. In the 9th, Justin DeFratus took the loss when he gave up three singles in the space of four batters and Erik Davis blew the save by giving up two singles to the two batters he faced. Jose Lobaton led the Syracuse offense with a 3-for-4 night, but no other batter reached base twice as the Chiefs drew no walks and struck out 10 times. Roster moves: RHP Koda Glover recalled to Washington; RHP Justin DeFratus reassigned from Harrisburg.

Erie 4 Harrisburg 2
• Blackmar (L, 3-3) 8IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Runion 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Pleffner 2-4
• Marmolejos 2-4

Harrisburg outhit Erie, 8-5 but the Seawolves outscored the Senators, 4-2. Mark Blackmar took the loss as he gave up all four Erie runs on four hits (including a homer) and two walks over eight innings. He walked two and struck out three but lost for this third time at AA. Shawn Pleffner celebrated his 27th birthday with a two-hit night while as he, Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, and Nick Rickles all went 2-for-4 to combine for six of the eight singles Harrisburg registered.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 0
• Crownover 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Mayberry (L, 3-4) 2+ IP, 3H, R, ER, IBB, 4K
• Schrock 2-4, 2B
• Mejia 1-4, 3B

The P-Nats dropped their fourth straight with a 1-0 walkoff loss to the Blue Rocks, shaving their lead over Lynchburg to just 1½ games. Matt Crownover and Zach Lovvorn opened a donut shop on the Frawley Stadium scoreboard, as the two starting pitchers pitched shutouts for six and seven innings respectively. Wilmington pushed across the lone run in the 9th after two singles and an intentional walk by reliever Whit Mayberry loaded bases and Elier Hernandez did not strike out, pop out, or hit the grounder Potomac needed for a chance to go to the 10th. Max “For Those About To” Schrock singled and doubled while Bryan Mejia tripled to account for three of the five hits and six of the eight total bases the P-Nats collected.

Rome vs. Hagerstown – PPD
Wet grounds forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s game between Hagerstown and Rome. They’ll try to make it up today with a twi-night doubleheader.

Hudson Valley 4 Auburn 3 (10 inn.)
• Bogucki 4IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Held (L, 1-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K, WP
• Ortiz 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Perkins 0-2, 2BB, CS

The Doubledays took advantage of seven walks to score three times on just three hits with no stolen bases. The Renegades took advantage of four errors and a wild-pitch walkoff to win 10 innings, 4-3. Auburn starter A.J. Bogucki went the first four innings with two unearned runs let in on a hit and a walk while striking out two. The loss went to Samuel Held in his third inning of work after a leadoff double, a bunt single, and a wild pitch plated the gamewinner with one out in the 10th. Oliver Ortiz singled and doubled and drove in a run while Blake Perkins, Dalton Dulin, and Clayton Brandt each drew two walks to lead the Auburn offense.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-2, 3.38) vs.
Roach (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-4 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 4.06) vs.
Alexander (0-1, 6.52)
Potomac Lost, 7-5 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Crownover (3-4, 5.16) vs.
Lovvorn (2-14, 3.92)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs.
Sanchez (6-9, 5.20)
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK @ Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.

Toledo 4 Syracuse 3
• Latos 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 4BB, 3K, WP
• Laffey (L, 5-6) 3IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Collier 2-4, OF assist at 2B

The Chiefs’ defense faltered in the 6th as a leadoff error led to three unearned runs that proved to be the difference in a 4-3 loss to the Mud Hens. Mat Latos walked four in five innings but minimized the damage with two double plays as he allowed one run on three hits. The loss went to Aaron Laffey who gave up the aforementioned unearned runs on three hits over three innings. Matt Skole went deep again with HR #20 and moved up to 4th place in the I.L. race as he drove in two runs to bring Syracuse within one in the 8th inning. Zach Collier led the non-MLBers with two singles in four trips to the plate.

Erie 13 Harrisburg 4
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• A. Sanchez 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 3-5, 2B, 2RBI

Erick Fedde’s second AA start was not quite quality as Erie laid into him for seven runs in a 13-4 demolition of Harrisburg. Fedde gave up nine hits and two walks and fanned just two over four and a 1/3rd innings. Neither Derek Self nor Nick Lee were any more effective as the Seawolves piled on six more against the Sens ‘pen. Adrian Sanchez reached base four times in four PA’s with three singles and a walk while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled twice, doubled once, and drove in two to pace the Harrisburg offense.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 5
• Bacus 4IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Holland (L, 1-2) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Davidson 3-4, 2RBI
• Page 2-4, R, RBI
• Keller 1-3, R, BB

The Blue Rocks’ Mike Hill was the king of twice as he hit a pair of two-run HRs against the P-Nats’ first two pitchers in a 7-5 Wilmington win over Potomac. Dakota Bacus labored through four innings and let in four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out two for a no-decision. The loss went to Neil Holland with three runs allowed on four hits over an inning and 2/3rds. Austin Davidson singled three times and drove in two while Matt Page singled twice and drove in one to lead the Woodbridge nine’s 11-hit parade.

Rome 4 Hagerstown 1
• Guilbeau (L, 2-2) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Borne 2IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2K
• Wiseman 0-1, SF, RBI, 2BB

Rome’s Patrick Weigel dominated the Hagerstown offense with seven scoreless innings in a 4-1 Braves’ win over the Suns. Hagerstown jumped on MLB rehabber Arodys Vizcaino for a run in the 1st on two hits, with Rhett Wiseman plating Randy Encarnacion on a sacrifice fly. After that, Weigel struck out nine while issuing two walks (both to Wiseman) and giving up just three hits to earn the win. Suns starter Taylor Guilbeau pitched well enough to win with three runs allowed on seven hits and no walks over six innings but took the loss, his second.

• Banks 1-3
• Watson 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K

Two of the three Doubledays’ representatives got into the New York-Penn League All-Star game, which was won by the South, 9-5. Nick Banks came off the bench and went 1-for-3 as the second centerfielder for the North while Tyler Watson struck out the side but gave up a run in his lone inning of work.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-1 @ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Latos (1st AAA start of ’16)
Farmer (4-5, 4.32)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Lewicki (1-5, 3.21)
Fedde (1-0, 1.29)
Potomac Lost, 7-3 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (3-2, 3.48)
Griffin (3-8, 6.31)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs.
Vizcaino (MLB Rehab)

Syracuse 8 Toledo 1
• Voth (W, 7-7) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Glover (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Collier 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Zimmerman 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Lobaton 2-4, BB

Every Syracuse batter got a hit (wait, what?) as the Chiefs plucked the Mud Hens, 8-1 in the series opener. Well, it helped that Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton joined the lineup for a rehab assignment, and the two lived up to the hype with both going 2-for-4 with a walk and Zimmerman hitting a homer. Austin Voth evened up his won-loss record at 7-7 with six innings of one-run ball on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Ahead 5-1 at the time, Trevor Gott loaded up the bases in the 8th with two hits and a hit batsman. Koda Glover was called upon to get the final out of the inning, then worked the 9th for the save. Roster moves: 1B Ryan Zimmerman, C Jose Lobaton assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; RHP Andrew Robinson reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
The Senators resume their six-game homestand with three against the Seawolves, with Erick Fedde making his second AA start. Harrisburg trails Altoona 3½ games for first place in the E.L. West but leads Akron by 3 games in the wildcard race.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 3
• Whiting (L, 9-3) 3+ IP, 10H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Read 2-4, 2R, 2B

Wilmington scored in each of the first four innings as they ran up a 7-0 lead and cruised to a 7-3 win over Potomac in the series opener. P-Nats starter Boone Whiting was lit up for all seven Blue Rocks runs on 10 hits over three-plus innings to lose for the third time at High-A. Bryan Mejia singled twice, doubled once, and drove in one while Raudy Read singled and doubled and scored two runs to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
The Suns begin a six-game road trip through Georgia and Kentucky to take on the Rome Braves and the Lexington Legends for three games apiece. Hagerstown is on a three-game win streak that has seen them climb back into a tie for first place with Kannapolis for the 2nd half title in the Sally North. Roster moves: C Matt Reistetter, RHP Luis Reyes reassigned from Potomac; C Adderling Ruiz placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Ronald Pena reassigned to the GCL for MiLB rehab.

Tonight is the All-Star game for the New York-Penn League, which will be held in Hudson Valley, where the three Auburn representatives (Tyler Watson, Nick Banks, and Weston Davis) will be joined by their Doubledays teammates tomorrow to play the Renegades. Roster moves: RHP Carlos Acevedo reassigned from Hagerstown; RHP Conner Porter reassigned from the GCL.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2;
Won, 11-3
@ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (6-7, 3.59) vs.
C. Ramos (0-1, 7.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-3 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Whiting (9-2, 3.14) vs.
Tenuta (5-8, 5.56)
Hagerstown Won, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Postponed ALL-STAR BREAK N/A

Columbus 5 Syracuse 2 – GAME ONE
• Hill (L, 6-10) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Soto 3-3, R
• Skole 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

The Chiefs led 2-0 early, but the Clippers sailed past them with a three-spot in the 3rd then added two more in the 4th for 5-2 win in the opener. Taylor Hill took one for the team as he went the distance with all five runs let in on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five while losing his tenth game for the second straight season. Neftali Soto singled three times in three trips to the plate while Matt Skole had a “true outcome” game with a walk, a strikeout, and a homer.

Syracuse 11 Columbus 3 – GAME TWO
• Espino (W, 7-10) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lombardozzi 3-4, 2R, RBI
• Jeroloman 2-4, R, 2B
• Taylor 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, 4RBI

Syracuse homered three times in a six-run 4th inning to break a 2-2 tie as they cruised to an 11-3 win to split the doubleheader. Paolo Espino won for the seventh time with all three Columbus runs let in on six hits and a walk while striking out five. Rafael Martin mopped up in the 7th with a perfect frame. Matt den Dekker led off the Chiefs’ putaway rally with a solo shot while the “other Matt” (no, not Grace – Skole) connected for his 19th big fly. In between, Michael Taylor dropped a three-run bomb, his first at AAA this season. Steve Lombardozzi led the Syracuse hit column with three, followed by Brian Jeroloman, who singled and doubled in four trips to the plate.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 2
• Valdez (L, 4-3) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K, 2HR, HBP
• Simms 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Bautista 2-4
• Kieboom 2-3, BB, RBI

Phillips Valdez’s control problems returned as he walked four in four innings in a 6-2 Harrisburg loss to Binghamton. Valdez also coughed up two longballs and four runs total on six hits as he lost his third AA game. John Simms turned in two scoreless innings to keep things close but the B-Mets got to his successors for a run apiece in the 7th and 8th innings to put the game away. Spencer Kieboom reached base three times for a second consecutive game with two singles and a walk while Rafael Bautista singled twice as the Sens were limited to seven hits total.

Frederick 5 Potomac 3
• J. Martin 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Pantoja (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 3BB, 0K
• Robles 1-2, R, 2BB, HBP, 2SB (10, 11)
• Vettleson 2-4, 2B, RBI

Knuckler come lately J.D. Martin turned in a quality start but the P-Nats ‘pen faltered again in a 5-3 loss to the Keys. Martin walked four and gave up three hits, including a solo HR in the 4th. Jorge Pantoja couldn’t vulture his 10th relief win of ’16, instead giving up two runs in the 8th for his first Carolina League loss. Victor Robles reached base four times as he singled, walked twice, and… wait for it… got hit by a pitch while Drew Vettleson singled, doubled, and drove in a run to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 8 Asheville 6
• Silvestre (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Walby 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sundberg 3-5, R, 2B, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R, BB, 2SB, E(20)
• DeBruin 2-2, 3R, 2BB, RBI, SB

Hagerstown nearly blew a seven-run lead but held off Asheville for an 8-6 win to take the series, 3-1. Hector Silvestre got the win in his first Low-A start since 2014 with five innings of one-run ball on four hits and no walks. He struck out three while getting the “W.” The Suns put up big innings three times, with Jack Sundberg going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double while Kelvin Gutierrez walked and singled twice and stole two bases to lead the Suns’ 13-hit parade.

Batavia vs. Auburn – PPD
Yesterday’s doubleheader was postponed due to wet grounds. They’ll have to make it up—if they make it up—when the two teams meet on the final Sunday and Monday of the season.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Columbus,
5:05 p.m.
Espino (6-10, 3.58) and
Hill (6-9, 4.49) vs.
Murata (6-2, 3.74) and
Morimando (4-1, 1.96)
Harrisburg Won, 8-4 vs. Binghamton,
1:30 p.m.
Valdez (4-2, 5.57) vs.
Zeid (3-3, 3.98)
Potomac Won, 12-6 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
J. Martin (1st Hi-A start of
’16) vs. Keller (0-1, 1.59)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Kannapolis,
2:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Johnson (6-2, 3.65)
Auburn Tied, 0-0
vs. Batavia,
12:00 p.m.
TBD and Reyes (0-1, 1.13) vs.

Syracuse vs. Columbus – PPD
Syracuse didn’t lose on Saturday, thanks to the rain that forced a doubleheader today. Roster move: RHP Reynaldo Lopez recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 8 Binghamton 4
• Mapes (W, 11-8) 6IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HBP
• Suero (H, 8) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, 2BB, RBI

The Senators put up four in the 1st, survived a scare in the 6th, and rallied in the 7th and 8th innings to double up the B-Mets, 8-4. Tyler Mapes won for the 11th time with all four Binghamton runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings. Wander Suero tossed two scoreless and Andrew Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the game. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos smacked his first AA longball and went 2-for-3 as did Isaac Ballou, who drove in two and walked twice to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Potomac 12 Frederick 6
• Williams (W, 4-3) 6+ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Orlan (H, 7) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Schrock 3-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI, CS
• Keller 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Read 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB

Potomac went double-single-homer-walk-double-triple to open the 9th to turn a 6-5 game into a 12-6 smackdown of Frederick. Austen Williams got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on 10 hits and two walks over six-plus innings while fanning one. R.C. Orlan, who let in one of Williams’s runs, earned his seventh hold pitching the rest of the 7th and a scoreless 8th. Max “For Those About To” Schrock and Drew Vettleson both went deep, combining for five RBI while Schrock and Alec Keller led the hit column with three apiece as the P-Nats pounded out 17 hits total on the night.

Hagerstown 3 Asheville 2
• Bourque 4⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Dickey (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Rivera (SV, 8) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• DeBruin 2-3

Ian Sagdal’s two-run HR capped a three-run 6th as Hagerstown took a 2-1 series lead with a 3-2 win over Asheville. James Bourque got the start and was charged with both Tourist runs on six hits and no walks as he set down five on strikes. The 59-minute rain delay ended his night after four and 2/3rds innings. Robbie Dickey got the win as he stranded two while getting the last out of the 5th and pitched two more scoreless innings. The save went to Mariano Rivera III with two more goose eggs. Sagdal and Grant DeBruin both went 2-for-3 to lead the Suns attack.

Batavia 0 Auburn 0
• Dunning 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Dulin 0-0, BB

The score was still 0-0 when the rain halted play after three innings in Auburn. They’ll pick it up today at noon and complete it, followed by a seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

GCL Update
Despite a 3-2 week, the G-Nats have drifted to 3½ games behind the G-Cards in the GCL East. The tragic number is 12 with two and half weeks left to play.

DSL Update
The D-Nats took a tailspin last week with five straight losses before winning yesterday, 3-2 over the D-Brewers. For those obsessed with large sums of money thrown at teenagers, $700K and 17-y.o. Elvis Alvarado was transferred from the DSL Roster to the GCL Roster last Tuesday but has yet to play professionally.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 1-0 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Espino (6-10, 3.58) vs.
Murata (6-2, 3.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Mapes (10-8, 3.07) vs.
Lara (6-9, 4.62)
Potomac Lost, 8-7
(13 inn.)
@ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
Williams (3-3, 3.74) vs.
Romero (2-0, 4.09)
Hagerstown Won, 6-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-5, 5.51) vs.
Berke (3-4, 3.59)
Auburn Lost, 4-2 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Dunning (1-1, 3.68) vs.
Lee (0-1, 2.63)

Columbus 1 Syracuse 0
• Giolito (L, 1-2) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Gott 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• den Dekker 1-3, 2B
• Soto, Lozada 1-3

The good news is that Giolito reverted to form and pitched six strong innings. The bad news is that the Chiefs batters didn’t, collecting just four (4) hits in a 1-0 shutout by the Clippers. The 22-y.o. gave up the lone run on a solo shot with two outs, his third and final hit allowed over six innings. He walked one and struck out five in his second AAA loss. Trevor Gott made his fifth straight appearance without an earned run with two perfect frames to finish. Matt den Dekker was the sole Syracuse batter to reach second base with a two-out double in the 7th. Roster move: RHP Mat Latos returned from the GCL, activated from the 7-Day DL.

Binghamton 8 Harrisburg 4
• Brady 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, BK, HR
• Runion (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Stevenson 3-4, 2R, 3B, SB
• Perez 1-3, 2B, BB

Harrisburg coughed up another six runs in a single inning to drop the opener to Binghamton, 7-3. Sam Runion threw in-game BP for those runs with six hits and a walk to “earn” the blown-save-loss. The implosion spoiled six innings by Mike Brady, who gave up one run on six hits with no walks and four whiffs. Andrew Stevenson went 3-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base while Stephen Perez walked and doubled to pace the Sens offense.

Frederick 8 Potomac 7 (13 inn.)
• Crownover 5+ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 3HR, WP
• Holland 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Mendez (L, 2-4) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Read 5-7, 2R, 2B, 2HR, 3RBI
• Mejia 3-6, 2B, 2RBI
• Abreu 3-6, R, 2B, RBI

Raudy Read’s 9th-inning HR sent this one to extras where the Keys downed the P-Nats, 8-7 in 13 innings. The loss went to Gilberto Mendez as he failed to retire a single batter in the 13th, loading the bases on a single and two walks (one intentional) before giving up another single to send in the 8th Frederick run. Matthew Crownover was dinged for six runs on nine hits, including three homers, over five-plus innings for the no-decision. Read also homered in the 7th and had two singles and a total for a 5-for-7 night to lead the Potomac attack of 19 hits and two walks. Roster moves: OF Victor Robles returned from the GCL, activated from the 7-Day DL; C Matt Reistetter placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP J.D. Martin reassigned from Hagerstown; LHP Matthew Spann released.

Hagerstown 6 Asheville 2
• Baez 4⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Johansen (W, 3-1)3⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Sundberg 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Sagdal 2-4, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown put up crooked number in three separate innings to break a six-game losing streak as they tripled up Asheville, 6-2. Joan Baez got the start and was lifted with two outs in the 5th with one run let in on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Jake Johansen got the last out, stranding a runner, and pitched three more scoreless innings to earn his third win. The other Jake (Noll) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two RBI, followed Jack Sundberg and Ian Sagdal, who both went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Roster moves: LHP Hector Silvestre reassigned from Auburn to Potomac, activated from the 7-Day DL, transferred to Hagerstown.

Batavia 4 Auburn 2
• Ramirez (L, 3-2) 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2K
• Banks 2-3, BB, RBI
• Johnson 2-3, CS

The Doubledays dropped their fifth straight with a 4-2 loss to the Muckdogs. Yonathan Ramirez lost for the second time as he gave up two runs on six hits and no walks over four innings while striking out four. Nick Banks walked once and singled twice and drove in one while Dan Johnson singled twice to lead the Auburn attack.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Giolito (1-1, 4.11) vs.
Merritt (8-7, 3.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-4 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Brady (3-6, 3.54) vs.
Knapp (1-0, 5.25)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Crownover (3-4, 4.70) vs.
Horacek (5-10, 4.39)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (7-7, 4.42) vs.
Killian (9-4, 4.00)
Auburn Lost, 5-0 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (3-1, 4.36) vs.
Mertz (0-1, 4.15)

Rochester 5 Syracuse 3
• Cole (L, 8-8) 7⅓ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 10K
• Espino ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, HBP, 1-0 IR-S
• Soto 2-4, R, 2-2B
• den Dekker 2-4, 3RBI

A.J. Cole struck out a season-high of ten but took the loss as the Syracuse ‘pen gave up three runs late in a 5-3 loss to Rochester. The 24-y.o. longtime prospect pitched into the 8th for the second time this season and was charged with three runs on seven hits. He walked none but saw his won-loss record fall to 8-8. Matt Grace let in the decisive (inherited) run in the 8th and then two more in the 9th. Neftali Soto doubled twice while Matt den Dekker singled twice and drove in three, including the third and final Chiefs’ run in the 9th as the offense collected 11 hits but no walks.

Altoona 8 Harrisburg 4
• Blackmar (L, 3-2) 6IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, 5BB, 0K, 0HR
• Self 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B
• Kieboom 1-2, BB, SF, RBI

A six-run 2nd by the Curve put this game away as the Senators were doubled up, 8-4. Mark Blackmar let in all eight Altoona runs on seven hits and five walks. He struck out as many you did last night while losing his second game. Derek Self and Wander Suero both turned in a scoreless inning in relief. Rafael Bautista singled, doubled, and scored a run while Spencer Kieboom singled, walked, and hit a sacrifice fly to lead the Harrisburg offense, which had seven hits total and whiffed 11 times.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 2
• Mayberry (L, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Orlan 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Keller 2-4, BB

SSDT on Thursday night as the wheels came off the Potomac bus in the 7th to lose the game, 3-2, and the series, 2-1 to Lynchburg. Starter Whit Mayberry was perfect through four and 2/3rds until a Texas Leaguer dropped in front Dale Carey. Lynchburg scored three times in the 7th as three straight one-out hits led to one run, a wild pitch sandwiched between two walks (one intentional, the other abominable) led to another, and a sacrifice fly plated what proved to be the gamewinner. The P-Nats rallied with two outs in the 9th to get tying and winning runs on, but Osvaldo Abreu didn’t have a third double in him as he grounded out to third to end it.

Asheville 4 Hagerstown 2
• Rodriguez (L, 7-9) 7IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Borne 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Sagdal 3-4, R, 2B
• Reetz 2-4, 2B

The Suns’ circling the drain took a sixth spin with another 4-2 loss, this one to the Tourists in the series opener. Jefry Rodriguez turned in seven innings for the second time this season, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out three but lost for the 9th time. The trio of Rhett Wiseman, Ian Sagdal, and Jakson Reetz combined for six hits, including a homer (Wiseman) and two doubles (Sagdal and Reetz) but the rest of the lineup produced just two hits and three walks.

Connecticut 5 Auburn 0
• W. Davis (L, 2-4) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Harmening 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Panaccione 2-4, 2B
• Brandt 1-3

Connecticut shut out Auburn 5-0 to complete the three-game sweep and hand the Doubledays their fourth straight loss. Weston Davis bore the brunt of the Tigers’ assault, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three as he lost for the fourth time this summer. Russell Harmening tuned in three scoreless innings of relief but the offense did not respond, as they were held to just six hits. Paul Panaccione was the sole Auburn to reach base twice as he went 2-for-4 with a double.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (8-7, 4.30) vs.
Greenwood (3-2, 3.53)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-1, 2.16) vs.
McRae (4-6, 6.31)
Potomac Won, 6-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Mayberry (3-2, 3.52) vs.
Hartson (0-1, 9.64)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 vs. Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (7-8, 4.95) vs.
Tinoco (2-6, 5.92)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-3, 2.65) vs.
Funkhouser (0-1, 3.13)

Syracuse 6 Rochester 4
• Voth 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 2K
• Laffey (W, 5-5) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Skole 3-3, 2R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Taylor 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• Martinson 2-4, 2B, SB(10)

Matt Skole’s two-out, two-run HR put the Chiefs up for good at 4-3 as they clipped the RedWings, 6-4. Austin Voth did his best imitation of Phillips Valdez with five walks over two and 2/3rds innings and was scored on in each of the first three innings for a no-decision. Aaron Laffey got the win with three innings of one-run relief. Skole also walked once, scored and singled twice and drove in three altogether followed by Michael Taylor’s 2-for-3 night with a walk, double, stolen base, two to lead the Syracuse offense, which collected ten hits and two walks total. Roster move: LHP Bryan Harper placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 5 Altoona 2
• Fedde (W, 1-0) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Robinson 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Rickles 2-4, R

Let the drumbeat for Fedde in ’17 begin (as if we can stop the MASN Commenters, who probably to want him to pitch next week) as the 23-y.o. dominated in his debut with seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and two walks in Harrisburg’s 5-2 win over Altoona. The Senators gave him three runs to work with right off the bat of Kevin Keyes, who capped off the rally with his 10th HR. Andrew Stevenson led the Harrisburg column with two singles and double while Keyes, Nick Rickles, and Adrian Sanchez each went 2-for-4.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 3
• Bacus (W, 3-2) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Mendez (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Keller 2-4, RBI
• Schrock 2-4, R

The P-Nats scored all six runs in the bottom of the 7th as the Hillcats gave this one away with two critical errors, 6-3. Dakota Bacus got the win with seven strong innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning five. Gilberto Mendez and Ryan Brinley each put up a goose egg to earn the hold and save, respectively. Alec Keller and Max “For Those About To” Schrock both singled twice to lead the Potomac offense.

Kannapolis 3 Hagerstown 2
• Guilbeau 6IP, 8H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Acevedo (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B
• Reetz 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Hagerstown’s slide continues with a 3-2 loss to Kannapolis, completing the Intimidators’ three-game sweep. Taylor Guilbeau did his part with six innings pitched, one run let in eight hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Carlos Acevedo coughed up the gamewinning runs on three hits in the 8th (and a little “help” from an error) to take the loss. The Suns managed just four hits with Jakson “Anyone See My C?” Reetz (walk, double) and Randy Encarnacion (two walks) the only Hagerstown batters to reach base twice.

Connecticut 8 Auburn 4
• Mills (L, 3-3) 5IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K
• Serrata 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B
• Neuse 1-3, R, BB

The Doubledays scored four in the 4th but them all back with a five-run 5th as the Tigers, um, doubled them up, 8-4. McKenzie Mills was clawed for six runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out three while losing his third game. Dan Johnson singled, doubled, and a scored a run while Sheldon Neuse singled and walked to lead the Auburn attack.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (6-7, 3.45) vs.
Mejia (0-1, 2.57)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-7 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (AA debut) vs.
Eppler (7-8, 3.81)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-2, 3.41) vs.
Lugo (8-3, 3.75)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 4.40) vs.
Easterling (6-2, 2.05)
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (3-2, 2.65) vs.
Sodders (0-2, 2.59)

Syracuse 6 Rochester 4
• Hill (W, 6-9) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Gott (H, 8) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 2-4, R
• den Dekker 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Taylor 2-4, R, RBI, CS

It was singles’ night in Syracuse as the Chiefs got 13 of them and scored six runs in the 3rd en route to a 6-4 win over the RedWings. Taylor Hill won for the sixth time as he allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three. Trevor Gott pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Rafael Martin gave up an unearned run on a single and a walk after a one-out error. Caleb Ramsey, Matt den Dekker, Michael Taylor, and Jhonatan Solano each had two hits as all nine Syracuse batters hit safely.

Altoona 9 Harrisburg 7
• Valdez 1⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, 0HR, WP, HBP
• Benincasa (L, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Marmolejos 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Ward 2-4, R
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

Harrisburg was able to even it up twice but couldn’t catch Altoona, losing a 9-7 slugfest in the series opener. Phillips Valdez was twisted by the Curve for four run on six hits and a walk as he racked up 50 pitches in getting just five outs. John Simms wasn’t much better but pitched the next four and a 1/3rd innings as the Senators offense rallied to a 4-4 tie in the 3rd and a 7-7 tie in the 8th. Robert Benincasa took the loss as Altoona got the decisive runs in the last of the 8th. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled twice, scored once, doubled, and drove in two to lead the Harrisburg offense, followed by Andrew Stevenson’s 2-for-5 and a double with one RBI.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 1
• Whiting 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Holland (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Page 2-4
• Davidson 1-3, BB

Lynchburg put the brakes on Potomac’s five-game winning streak with a 2-1 win. Boone Whiting got the start and went seven innings for the fourth time this season, letting in one run on five hits and three walks. Neil Holland took the loss with a 9th-inning run on a single-sacrifice-double sequence. The P-Nats were held to just six hits on mediocre pitching with Matt Page (two singles) and Austin Davidson (single and a walk) the only two batters to reach base twice.

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 2
• J. Martin (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 5K
• Rivera 3IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 5K, 2WP
• DeBruin 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Lora 2-3, R, 3B

J.D. Martin continues to struggle against much younger hitters as he was dinged for three runs on seven hits and four walks in a 4-2 loss to the Intimidators – the fourth straight for the Suns, who dropped a half game behind Lakewood in the Sally North. Mariano Rivera pitched the next three innings and Philip Walby tossed a scoreless 9th to keep things close, but the offense couldn’t cash in its chances (0-for-7 RISP, 8 LOB). Grant DeBruin doubled in Rhett Wiseman with two out in the 6th while Edwin Lora trotted in on a groundout after a one-out triple in the 7th to account for the two Hagerstown runs. Roster moves: RHP Carlos Acevedo, OF Jack Sundberg promoted from Auburn; RHP Jacob Howell, OF Telmito Agustin shelved placed on the 7-Day DL.

Connecticut 3 Auburn 2
• Reyes (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Bogucki 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Neuse 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB
• Dulin 2-4, SB

Connecticut got three unearned runs in the first two innings and held on for a 3-2 win in the series opener. Luis Reyes took the loss in his third rehab start, charged with all three Tigers runs on four hits without a walk or a whiff in four innings. A.J. Bogucki (2⅓ IP) led a quartet of relievers that combined for five scoreless innings. Sheldon Neuse scored both Doubleday runs as he reached base three times on a single, triple, and a walk to lead Auburn’s nine-hit parade. No corresponding roster moves.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 6-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 11-6 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-4, 5.52) vs.
Lambert (0-1, 1.98)
Auburn Won, 4-3 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (1-2, 2.19) vs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 0
• Lopez (L, 2-1) 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Taylor 2-4
• Bostick 1-3

The consternation continues as Reynaldo Lopez was taken deep twice, including a grand slam in his sixth and final inning as the RailRiders ran roughshod on the 22-y.o. en route to 5-0 win and a three-game sweep of the Chiefs. Lopez also coughed up a solo HR in the 2nd and five hits total. He walked one and struck out six while dropping his first AAA decision. Michael Taylor singled twice, Matt den Dekker and Chris Bostick once apiece to account for the four (4) Syracuse hits.

Trenton 7 Harrisburg 2
• Brady (L, 3-6) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Bautista 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Rickles 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Rafael Bautista and Nick Rickles both homered but the two solo shots weren’t enough as Trenton thundered for five runs in the final four innings for a 7-2 win over Harrisburg in the series finale. Michael Brady turned in a quality start with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three but lost for the sixth time. The Senators managed just six hits total with no walks and were just 1-for-3 with RISP.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 2
• Williams (W, 3-3) 8IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Brinley (SV, 13) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Read 1-3, R, BB, RBI

The P-Nats completed the four-game sweep of the Blue Rocks with another 6-2 win. Austen Williams became the first Potomac pitcher to go eight innings, giving up both Wilmington runs on seven hits with no walks and four whiffs to even his won-loss record at 3-3. Neil Holland put on two while getting the first two outs of the 9th before Ryan Brinley came on to retire the first and only batter he faced to earn his 13th save at High-A. Alec Keller singled and doubled and scored twice while Raudy Read singled, walked, scored once, and drove in a run as the P-Nats scored six times on five hits, four walks, and two errors.

Lakewood 11 Hagerstown 6
• Baez 5IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 3WP
• Borne (L, 3-1) 2+ IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, BB, K
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Lora 2-3, BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie it at 6-6 but the bullpen collapsed in the 8th as Lakewood won 11-6 to split the four-game series. Joan Baez went the first five innings and allowed five runs on (two earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three. The loss was charged Grant Borne, as his two runners left to Philip Walby came around to score in the bottom of the 8th. Edwin Lora walked once, singled twice, and drove in two as did Jake Noll to lead the Suns’ offense.

Auburn 4 Batavia 3
• Dunning (W, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Serrata (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• A. Martinez 2-3, R, BB
• Barrera 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Doubledays survived a late charge from the Muckdogs to win this one, 4-3. Dane Dunning got the win with five innings of one-run ball on three hits and two walks while setting down five on strikes. Brayan Serrata pitched two scoreless to earn the hold. The save was credited to Jonny Reid despite a Soriano-esque line of two runs on four hits (and a two-run HR) and a walk over the final two innings. Andres Martinez reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk to lead Auburn’s ten-hit parade. Roster moves: OF Oliver Ortiz reassigned from the GCL.