Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 @ Buffalo,
6:30 p.m.
Hill (1-4, 9.29) vs.
C. Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1;
Won, 6-4
OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (1-4, 5.74) vs.
Blewett (1-3, 4.05)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 @ Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 3.42)
Gold (1-2, 5.63)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 2
• Voth (L, 1-4) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Antolin 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 3-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 3-4, R, SB

The Syracuse bullpen gave up four in the 9th to turn a one-run game into a 6-2 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Austin Voth lost for the fourth time with two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds innings while striking out five. Matt Skole remains hot in the month of May (.828 OPS) with a 3-for-4 mark including a double and a home run. Likewise for Adrian Sanchez (.393 BA) who also went 3-for-4. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace recalled to Washington.

Trenton 2 Harrisburg 1 – GAME ONE
• Blackmar (L, 3-3) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Valdez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-3, RBI
• N. Soto 1-2, R, 2B, BB

The Thunder struck for two in the 2nd and made it stand up for a 2-1 win over the Senators. Mark Blackmar suffered the loss with both runs allowed on three hits and a walk over five innings. Phillips Valdez tossed a scoreless inning in the 6th to keep things close. Raudy Read went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 4 – GAME TWO
• Simms 4IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K, 2HR
• Cordero (W, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Suero (SV, 5) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Keller 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• S. Kieboom 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

Drew Ward’s two-run HR broke a 3-3 tie as the Senators split the doubleheader with a 6-4 win in the second game. John Simms got the start but was knocked around for three runs on two home runs and four walks over four innings. The win went to Jimmy Cordero who was dinged for homer too in his lone inning of work. Wander Suero earned his fifth save with two scoreless innings. Spencer Kieboom also homered while Alec Keller doubled and tripled to pace the Sens attack. Roster move: OF Zach Collier placed on the 7-Day DL.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• Rodriguez (L, 3-2) 4IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 2BK, WP
• Held 4IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B, HBP
• Gutierrez 3-5, RBI

Potomac chased the Salem starter after just three innings but couldn’t score against the Red Sox bullpen in a 5-2 loss. Jefry Rodriguez was charged with all five runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings. Sam Held lived up to his surname with four scoreless while Mariano Rivera III added goose egg in the 9th but the offense was stuck in neutral, going 2-for-14 with RISP and stranding 14 baserunners. Victor Robles reached base three times with a single, a double, and… wait for it… a hit by pitch while Kelvin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Hagerstown 2 Asheville 1
• M. Mills 5⅔ IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Fuentes (W, 2-0) 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Johnson 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Beckwith 2-3, HR, RBI

Tyler Beckwith’s HR in the 6th got the Suns on the board while Dan Johnson’s 9th-inning HR gave them the lead that (*gasp*) the bullpen held for a 2-1 win. McKenzie Mills went the first five and 2/3rds, letting in the Tourists’ run on seven hits and a walk with three whiffs. Steven Fuentes closed out the game with three and a 1/3rd scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and no walks and also fanning three. Johnson also singled twice and Beckwith once to combine for five of the seven Hagerstown hits.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Victor Robles goes 4-for-7 in doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 12-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (1-3, 5.40) vs.
Green (2-1, 4.73)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Trenton,
12:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 7.52) and
Simms (1-2, 3.21) vs.
Lail (1st AA start of ’17) and
Cortes (2-0, 2.55)
Potomac Won, 6-0;
Lost, 3-2
vs. Salem,
1:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (3-1, 3.16) vs.
D. Gonzalez (High-A debut)
Hagerstown Won, 12-4 @ Asheville,
2:05 p.m.
M. Mills (4-2, 2.90) vs.
Requena (1-1, 1.45)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12 Syracuse 3
• G. Ross (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Snyder 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI; 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Green 0-2, R, 2BB

The RailRiders scored 11 times before the Chiefs could answer as they stopped a two-game win streak cold with a 12-3 smackdown. Greg Ross got hammered again, giving up seven runs on eight hits and a walk over just an inning and a 1/3rd to lose his third AAA game of ’17. Brandon Snyder homered, walked, and pitched a scoreless 9th inning to lead the Syracuse offense and matched Rafael Martin and Neal Cotts as each put up a goose eggs in relief.

Harrisburg vs. Trenton – PPD
Rain washed out Game Two of the Thunder-Senators series. They’ll shoot to make it up today with a doubleheader.

Potomac 6 Salem 0 – GAME ONE
• Estevez (W, 2-2) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 7K
• R. Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Robles 2-3, R, 2B
• Gushue 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI; OF assist at 1B

Potomac exploded for six runs with two out in the 3rd while two pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout to take the opener from Salem, 6-0. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez evened up his won-loss record at 2-2 with six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Ronald Pena cordero’d his way around a hit and two walks in the 7th to preserve the shutout. Taylor Gushue smacked a three-run HR, his 11th, while Rhett Wiseman added a two-run double to highlight the P-Nats attack.

Salem 3 Potomac 2 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (L, 3-1) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Mendez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 2-4
• Lora 2-3, R, 2B

Salem posted a picket fence in the middle innings and held off a late charge from Potomac to take the nightcap, 3-2 and split the doubleheader. Hector Silvestre suffered the loss with all three Red Sox runs charged to him on five hits and two walks. Gilberto Mendez finished with two scoreless to keep it close. Edwin Lora led off the 7th with a single, took third on Matt Page’s one-out single, and scored on Jake Lowery’s sac fly. Victor Robles connected for his second single to push Page into scoring position but the P-Nats fell short for fifth time in five tries with a RISP as Jack Sundberg watched strike three go by to end the game.

Hagerstown 9 Asheville 5
• Sharp (W, 1-2) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• VanVossen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Franco 2-4, R, 2B
• Ortiz 2-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Johnson 1-5, R, HR, RBI

Sterling Sharp rebounded to spin five innings of two-run ball and win his first game of the season as the Suns burned the Tourists, 9-5 in the series opener. Sharp gave up seven hits, two walks, and struck out four. Oliver Ortiz singled, doubled, and drove in three to lead Hagerstown’s 11-hit parade. Roster moves: Carter Kieboom placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Tyler Beckwith assigned to Hagerstown from XST.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-2, 7.71) vs.
Camarena (3-1, 1.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 7.52) vs.
Adams (4-0, 1.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Salem,
5:30 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.60) and
Estevez (1-2, 4.91) vs.
Jimenez (3-1, 5.59) and
McGrath (0-2, 6.15)
Hagerstown Won, 12-4 @ Asheville,
7:00 p.m.
Sharp (0-2, 4.73) vs.
Requena (1-1, 1.45)

Syracuse 10 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3
• J. Ross (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Adams 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Skole 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, 3RBI, 2K
• Joseph 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Syracuse scored four in the first and never looked back as they took another one from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-3. Joe Ross turned in a quality start of three three runs on five hits, the last two coming on a homer in his sixth and final inning for his first AAA win of ’17. Rafael Bautista led the hit column with two singles and a double while Matt Skole singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Chiefs attack. Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole, LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• N. Soto 2-4, R
• Keller 1-2, BB

Austen Williams lost for the fourth time in five starts as the Sens were struck down, 5-2 by the Thunder. Williams gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four. Harrisburg managed just six hits, with Neftali Soto (two singles) and Alec Keller (single, walk) as the only two batters to reach base twice. Roster move: Jose Marmolejos assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab.

Potomac vs. Salem – PPD
Potomac notched its sixth postponement in five weeks to force another Saturday doubleheader.

Hagerstown 12 Rome 4
• Watson (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Simonds 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• La Bruna 3-3, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-2, 2R, HR, 3RBI

The Suns stopped a four-game slide with a 12-4 demolition of the Braves. Tyler Watson threw six shutout innings with four hits and one walk allowed while fanning eight to win his second game. Angelo Le Bruna came off the bench after Carter Kieboom left the game with an injury while running out a grounder to lead the Hagerstown barrage with a single, two doubles, and three RBI.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-5 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
J. Ross (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Cessa (2-2, 1.84)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-3, 6.46) vs.
Herrera (2-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 8-4 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (1-2, 4.91) vs.
McGrath (0-2, 6.15)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-2 @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Watson (1-1, 4.13) vs.
Walker (0-2, 4.68)

Syracuse 11 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5
• McGowin (W, 1-2) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Antolin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Robinson 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Skole 3-5, 3R, 2B
• Severino 2-4, R, 3RBI

The Chiefs got three in the 1st and never looked back as they ran the RailRiders off the tracks, 11-5. Kyle McGowin won his first start in three tries with five innings of one-run ball on five hits, no walks, and two whiffs. Dustin Antolin and Joe Nathan combined for three scoreless before Rafael Martin made his case for being outrighted with four runs allowed in the 9th. Matt Skole and Clint Robinson both went 3-for-5 with a double to lead the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 2
• Fedde (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K
• Brinley (SV, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Lisson 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI, 2E
• Collier 2-4, 2R, BB
• Hernandez 2-4, RBI, CS

Ten days after Trenton sent Erick Fedde to the showers in the 4th, he stuck around for seven innings in a 6-2 Harrisburg win. Fedde gave up both Thunder runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven as he won his second game. Ryan Brinley finished with two scoreless and four K’s to earn his fourth save. Every Sens batter had a hit, five had two with Mario Lisson and Zach Collier also adding a walk to reach base three times apiece in the 14-hit, three-walk assault.

Potomac 8 Wilmington 4
• Reyes (W, 2-5) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR, BK, HBP
• Pantoja (SV, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 3R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI
• Gushue 2-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Agustin 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The P-Nats scored in each of the first four innings as they doubled up the Blue Rocks, 8-4 in the series finale. Luis Reyes gave up all four Wilmington runs on eight hits, including two homers, over six innings. He walked three and struck out five. Jorge Pantoja closed it out with three scoreless for his first save. Klevin Gutierrez homered, walked, and tripled while Taylor Giushue doubled twice to lead the Potomac attack.

Rome 6 Hagerstown 2
• C. Pena (L, 1-2) 5+ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, WP, HBP
• Ramirez (BS, 1) 2IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Neuse 2-4
• Franco 1-3, R, BB, 2E

Rome rallied for five in the 6th to erase a 2-1 deficit and triple up Hagerstown, 6-2. Carlos Pena put the first two runners on while Yonathan Ramirez let ’em in and three of his own to give Pena the loss and “earn” his first blown save. Sheldon Neuse (two singles) and Anderson Franco (single, walk) both reached base twice while Jake Noll was the sole batter to connect in 11 RISP chances as the Suns left on eight men total (well, I should hope so; partials would be kind of messy).

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 vs. Buffalo,
10:35 a.m.
Hill (1-3, 8.65) vs.
C. Valdez (1st AAA start of ’17)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. Erie,
10:30 a.m.
Long (3-3, 2.02) vs.
Crouse (3-0, 5.87)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Baez (0-4, 6.65) and
Crownover (3-0, 1.29) vs.
Blewett (1-2, 3.15) and
Puckett (3-2, 6.65)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 2.41) vs.
Lawlor (2-0, 2.16)

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 4
• Voth 4⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K, 2WP
• Cotts (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robinson 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, 2B, SF, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-3, 2R, BB

Clint Robinson homered twice and drove in five to help end the Chiefs’ five-game slide, 8-4 over the Bison. Austin Voth got the start but didn’t make it out of the 5th, charged with four runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Neal Cotts for a single scoreless inning in the top of the 7th while the Syracuse scored four in the bottom of the 7th. Adrian Sanchez reached base three times with two singles and a walk and scored twice to lead the Chiefs’ 13-hit parade.

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Simms 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Suero (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Collier 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Abreu 1-2, R, 2B, BB

Harrisburg’s bullpen woes continue as they gave up single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to turn 4-3 lead in to a 5-4 loss to Erie. John Simms turned in his third straight quality start and his third no-decision with three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. Wander Suero lost it in the 9th as a single, stolen base, and—don’t forget who’s catching—a wild pitch plated the game-winning run. Zach Collier went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI but the Sens managed just six hits total and were a woeful 2-for-13 with RISP, including two flyouts with the tying run on second in the 9th.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 2
• Rodriguez 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 5K, HBP
• R. Pena (L, 1-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Davidson 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Wiseman 1-3

The P-Nats scored two in the 1st but were shut down after that as the Blue Rocks tied it in the 3rd and walked off in the 9th. Jefry Rodriguez allowed the first two runs on four hits and four walks ans struck out five over six innings. Ronald Pena suffered the loss as he let in the gamewinner on two hits and two walks. Austin Davidson doubled and walked twice but Potomac was held to just three hits and three walks total.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
After a 4-3 homestand, Northern Division-leading Hagerstown takes the show on the road for seven against the 2nd- and 3rd-place teams in the Southern Division, starting with three against Rome, then four against Asheville.

Monday’s News & Notes

Carter Kieboom goes 4-for-7 with two doubles, a HR, and 4RBI in Suns doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (1-1, 5.40)
Lawrence (1-0, 0.90)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1 vs. Erie,
6:30 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 5.87) vs.
Alexander (1-3, 4.39)
Potomac Won, 4-3
(11 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 10-9;
Lost, 10-4
vs. Hickory,
10:35 a.m.
M. Mills (4-1, 2.10) vs.
Jo. Hernandez (1-3, 3.97)

Syracuse vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – PPD
For the second straight series, rain saved the Chiefs from a three-game sweep postponed the series finale. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Hartford 6 Harrisburg 5
• Williams (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HR(GS), HBP
• Self 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• N. Soto 2-4, 2B
• Norfork 2-3, R, 2B

Hartford jumped on Austen Williams for five in the 1st and did not need an, um, insurance run in a 6-1 defeat of Harrisburg. The Yard Goats’ Dom Nunenz connected for a grand slam to highlight the visitors’ opening salvo. Williams let up five hits and a walk in 2/3rds of an inning before he was lifted for a reliever. Derek Self stranded two while getting the last out of the first and then threw three perfect innings of relief. Neftali Solo and Khayyan Norfork both singled and doubled but the rest of the Sens were 2-for-24.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3 (11 inn.)
• Silvestre 6IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Mendez (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Sundberg 3-4, R, BB, SB
• Agustin 1-2, R, RBI

The P-Nats rallied for two in the 8th to tie at 3-3 and plated the game winner in the 11th to prevent a three-game sweep by the Hillcats, 4-3. Hector Silvestre let in all three Lynchburg runs on two hits and two walks, but also extended his string of quality starts to four. Gilberto Mendez pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win. Jack Sundberg singled three times, walked once, and scored once to lead the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9 – GAME ONE
• Watson (W, 1-1) 6IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 4K, HR
• Johnson 2-4, 2R, 3B, SB
• Kieboom 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Neuse 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Hagerstown outslugged Hickory, 10-9 to take the opener. Tyler Watson got the Jack Morris win with six runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Steven Fuentes had a Treinen time in the 9th as he allowed three runs on five hits. Jake Noll was the beer man in a 13-hit onslaught led by Carter Kieboom’s 3-for-4, two-RBI effort.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9 – GAME TWO
• Sharp (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 9H, 8R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP, 2WP
• Simonds 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR(6), BB, 2RBI, E(6)
• Franco 0-1, R, 2BB

A seven-run 3rd knocked Sterling Sharp from the box as the Crawdad signed off the Suns, 10-4 in the nightcap to split the doubleheader. Sharp was charged with eight runs (five earned) on nine hits over two and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out one, but hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. Carter Kieboom homered, walked, and drove in two to lead Hagerstown’s six-hit, four-walk offense.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-1, 5.40)
C. Green (2-1, 4.73)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 vs. Hartford,
1:30 p.m.
Williams (1-2, 4.70) vs.
Wynkoop (2-2, 6.07)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 11-3
vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.41) vs.
McKenzie (2-2, 2.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-9 vs. Hickory,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.04) and
Sharp (0-1, 3.38) vs.
TBD and TBD

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9 Syracuse 3
• J. Ross (L, 0-2) 5IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, 2WP
• Satterwhite 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 1-2, 2BB

Same s!@#, different level for Joe Ross, who was hammered like a Kennedy at an open bar in Syracuse’s 9-3 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ross gave up seven runs on eight hits, including two two-run homers that bookended his five-inning outing. He walked two and struck out four. Brian Goodwin and Brandon homered to account for all three Chiefs runs on an eight-hit, three-walk offensive output. Roster move: RHP Cody Satterwhite assigned from Washington.

Hartford 6 Harrisburg 5
• Fedde 7IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Valdez (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Ward 3-5, R, 2-2B
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Abreu 2-3, R, RBI

The Sens ‘pen couldn’t pull off another magic trick and instead gave it away in the 8th for a 6-5 loss to the Yard Goats. Erick Fedde rebounded for a quality start of three runs (two earned) on five hits (one longball) and two walks while fanning four over seven innings. Phillips Valdez ran aground for three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th for the blown-save-loss. Drew Ward singled once and doubled twice while Alec Keller reached base three times to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Estevez (L, 1-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
• Sundberg 1-3, BB
• Mejia 1-3

Wirkin Estevez went the distance but the Potomac offense was shut out, 3-0 by Lynchburg in the opener. “For the Weekend” went a season-high seven innings and allowed all three Hillcat runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five, but lost for the second time this season. The P-Nats managed three hits and four walks and were 0-for-7 with RISP, leaving eight runners on base.

Lynchburg 11 Potomac 3 – GAME TWO
• Reyes (L, 1-5) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 1-3, R, 3B, RBI
• Gushue 1-1, R, HR, SF, 2RBI, BB

The Hillcats wasted no time putting this one away, scoring four in the 1st and two in the 2nd as they cruised to an 11-3 win and a doubleheader sweep of the P-Nats. Luis Reyes was strafed for eight runs on eight hits and two walks over three an a 1/3rd innings to lose for the fifth time in six starts. Taylor Gushue smacked his Carolina Lg.-leading 8th HR and drove in another with a sac fly to lead the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9
• C. Pena 3⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 5K, HBP, BK, WP
• D. Ramos (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Johnson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Franco 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Corredor 2-5, 2-2B, 4RBI

Aldrem Corredor struck again with a two-run double to rally the Suns past the Crawdads for a 10-9 walkoff win. Carlos Pena was knocked around again with six runs on five hits and five walks over three and 2/3rds for the no-decision. Hagerstown rallied from an 8-1 deficit to tie it at 8-8 with seven runs in the middle innings. David Ramos vultured the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the 9th in his second inning of work. Daniel Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead the Hagerstown hit column. Roster move: C’s Jakson Reetz, Matt Reistetter assigned from XST; C Tres Barrera placed on the 7-Day DL, C Jorge Tillero placed on the Restricted List.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
J. Ross (0-1, 3.72) vs.
Mitchell (1st AAA start of ’17)
Harrisburg Won,2-1 vs. Hartford,
6:00 p.m.
Long (2-3, 2.20) vs.
Howard (0-1, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Lynchburg,
5:30 p.m.
Estevez (1-1, 5.24) and
Reyes (1-4, 4.50) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 2.77) and
Pannone (2-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-1, 9.37) vs.
Arredondo (0-2, 6.91)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10 Syracuse 2
• McGowin (L, 0-2) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K
• Green 1-3
• Sanchez 1-3, R

The Chiefs’ brief 2-0 lead went up in smoke along with Kyle Mcgowin as the RailRiders chugged past for a 10-2 win in the series opener. Scranton put up five in the 4th to erase the Syracuse lead and chase McGowin from the game after seven hits and three walks allowed in three and 2/3rds innings. He struck out four while losing for the second time in as many starts. The Chiefs managed just four hits and one walk on offense while fanning 11 times.

Harrisburg 2 Hartford 1
• Long (W, 3-3) 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Cordero (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Suero (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lisson 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Abreu 2-3, RBI

Jimmy Cordero escaped a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam created by Braulio Lara’s three walks to open the 8th as Harrisburg edged Hartford, 2-1. Jaron Long evened up his won-loss record at 3-3 with seven innings of one-run ball on a solo HR and three hits total. He walked two and struck out six. Wander Suero retired the side in order in the 9th for his third save. Mario Lisson homered while Osvaldo Abreu went 2-for-3 and an RBI to lead the Senators offense.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-4) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K
• Gushue 2-4, RBI
• Wiseman 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats were sloppy early to fall behind 3-0 after two and couldn’t ever quite catch up in a 6-2 loss to Lynchburg. Joan Baez pitched into the 6th for this first time this season but still came up the losing pitcher with three runs allowed (one earned) on five hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Taylor Gushue went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Rhett Wiseman left the yard with a solo HR to pace the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown vs. Hickory – PPD
Hagerstown continues miss the rain like a fat kid misses a cookie with its sixth postponement last night in Hickory. They’ll play the regularly scheduled game tonight and try for doubleheader tomorrow afternoon to make it up.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-0 vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Walden (0-2, 2.76)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 vs. Hartford,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 2.91) vs.
French (1-2, 4.43)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 8.27) vs.
Chiang (3-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 2.63) vs.
Lawlor (2-0, 2.25)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 0
• Hill (L, 1-3) 5IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 4HR
• Nathan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sanchez 1-3, BB, 2K
• Skole 1-5, 2B, 2K

The Chiefs drew 10 walks yet could not push across a single run while Taylor Hill threw in-game BP again in a 7-0 loss to the PawSox. Hill gave up six runs, four (4) solo HRs, and nine hits total during his five innings on the mound. He walked one and struck out one while losing his third game. Matt Skole doubled while Brandon Snyder and Adrian Sanchez both singled as Syracuse went 0-for-13 with RISP without hitting into a double play to leave on 14 baserunners.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 0
• Blackmar (L, 3-2) 4IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K
• Johansen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Collier 2-4, 2K
• Perez 1-2, BB

Trenton struck for all six runs in the 4th in a 6-0 shutout of Harrisburg. Mark Blackmar wore the “L” with six runs allowed on six hits and four walks with nary a whiff over four innings. Jake Johansen (2IP), Derek Self, and R.C. Orlan combined for four scoreless but the Senator offense was mostly in recess. Zach Collier singled twice while Stephen Perez and Yadiel Hernandez singled once for the four Harrisburg hits. The Sens struck out 11 times and were 0-for-6 with RISP.

Potomac 1 Down East 0
• Rodrigruez 8IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 8K, HBP
• Mendez (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, RBI, 2BB, SB
• Sagdal 1-4, 2B

Jefry Rodriguez no-hit the Wood Ducks for seven while Victor Robles homered to power a 1-0 shutout win for the P-Nats. Rodriguez gave up a leadoff double in the 8th but finished the frame for the longest outing of his career, as he allowed two walks, hit a batter, and fanned eight. Gilberto Mendez also gave up a leadoff double in the 9th but settled down with three straight outs to get the save, his second. Robles also walked twice and stole a base but only Ian Sagdal avoided the K’s from the Down East pitchers who piled up 13 of them.

Hagerstown 8 Rome 3
• M. Mills (W, 4-1) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Simonds (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Johnson 3-4, R, 2B
• Noll 3-4, 2R, RBI
• C. Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for five in the 4th to erase an early 2-0 deficit and cruised to an 8-3 win over Rome. McKenzie Mills picked up his fourth win with five innings of two-run ball on six hits and two walks while setting down seven on strikes. Hayden Howard was dinged for the third run but earned the hold while Kyle Simonds threw two scoreless to garner the save. Daniel Johnson and Jake Noll both went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns’ 14-hit parade.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (1-2, 8.14) vs.
Owens (2-0, 1.66)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-6 @ Trenton,
10:30 p.m.
Blackmar (3-1, 4.26) vs.
German (0-3, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 4-2 @ Down East,
11:00 a.m.
Rodriguez (2-1, 4.30) vs.
Springs (0-2, 5.82)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (3-1, 2.18) vs.
Wentz (1-1, 2.70)

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 1-3) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Antolin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Green 1-3
• Sanchez 0-2, SF, RBI

Adrian Sanchez’s sac fly in the bottom of the 8th saved Syracuse from its third shutout but not its 13th loss, 3-1 to Pawtucket. Austin Voth pitched a season-high seven innings and gave up all three PawSox runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven, but lost for the third time in five starts. Dustin Antolin and Austin Adams each put up a goose egg to keep things close. Corbin Joseph walked, took third on Grant Green’s single–the second hit of the night by the Chiefs; Andrew Stevenson led off the game with the first–and scored on Sanchez’s flyball. Pedro Severino’s walk in the 5th and Brandon Snyder’s walk in the 9th rounded out the scorecard. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Trenton 9 Harrisburg 6
• Williams 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Brinley (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Abreu 3-4, RBI, CS
• Ward 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K
• Collier 1-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K

The Senators bullpen was torched for four runs, including a two-out, three-run HR in a 9-6 loss to the Thunder. Austen Williams wasn’t much better, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings. Ryan Brinley took the loss on the Earl Weaver special as he was charged with the final three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th. Zach Collier and Drew Ward both hit two-run HRs while Osvaldo Abreu went 3-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Potomac 4 Down East 2
• Silvestre 6⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Schepel (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Agustin 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B, BB
• Robles 1-3, R, 2SB, HBP

Potomac rallied for one in the 7th to tie, two in the 8th to win as they doubled up Down East, 4-2. Hector Silvestre pitched into the 7th and gave up both Wood Ducks runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Kyle Schepel took over with one out and retired the last eight batters in order to pick up the win. Telmito Agustin’s first homer of 2017 was the tie run in the 7th while Victor Robles singled on a bunt, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on an Ian Sagdal single. Taylor Gushue drove in Sagdal two batters later for the insurance run. Roster moves: IF David Masters placed on the 7-Day DL; 1B-OF Matt Page assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Rome 4 Hagerstown 3
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP, 2HBP
• DeRosier (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Neuse 2-3, R, BB, SB
• Banks 2-4, 2B, RBI

Sterling Sharp was, Matt DeRosier wasn’t in a 4-3 Suns loss to Rome. Sharp tossed six innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out seven and was in line for the “W” when Hagerstown rallied for three in the last of the 6th. DeRosier gave away the lead with a home run in the 7th and took the loss with a triple followed by a wild pitch in the 8th. Sheldon Neuse reached base three times with a pair of singles and walk and stole his seventh base while Nick Banks singled and doubled and drove in a run. The Suns grounded into four double plays to offset the five walks drawn. Readjust your undergarments: Juan Soto was lifted after a mild injury while sliding home on a sac fly, but is “not expected to miss any more time,” according to Suns PR.