Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-3 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
J. Ross (1-2, 6.10) vs.
House (4-2, 2.38)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 vs. Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs.
Hess (5-1, 3.49)
Potomac Won, 10-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (3-0, 1.33) vs.
Puckett (3-3, 4.25)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 3
• McGowin 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Grace (L, 0-3) 1+ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Green 2-4, RBI
• Ramsey 1-3, BB

Another day, another bullpen [foul]up as Buffalo struck three times in the 8th en route to a 6-3 win over Syracuse. Matt Grace pitched to five batters in the 8th and failed to retire any of them as he was charged with the final three runs on four hits and a walk over an inning-plus. Kyle McGowin got the start and allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three. Grant Green led the Chiefs’ six-hit offense with two singles.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 4
• Long (L, 3-4) 3IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HBP
• Fedde 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K
• Ward 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Read 2-3, BB

The Baysox knocked out Jaron Long after three and took a 5-0 lead. The Sens rallied for four in the 4th but couldn’t get any closer in a 6-4 loss. Long was strafed for eight hits and gave up a walk while losing his fourth game. Erick Fedde was dinged for a run on a hit and a walk in his sole inning of work. Raudy Ready and Drew Ward both went 2-for-3 with a walk as Harrisburg left on nine men while collecting ten hits and three walks total. Roster move: RHPs Mark Blackmar, Jake Johansen released; RHP Phillips Valdez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHPs Andrew Robinson, Derek Eitel, and C Nick Rickles assigned from XST.

Potomac 10 Wilmington 0
• Reyes (W, 3-5) 6⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Borne (SV, 2) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Gushue 1-2, 2R, 3BB, HR, 3RBI
• Mejia 2-4, 3B, HR, 3RBI
• Robles 2-5, 2R

Two Potomac pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout while three hitters homers for a 10-0 shutout of Wilmington. Luis Reyes pitched into the 7th for the first time this season, with just one hit and walk allowed while fanning seven. Grant Borne finished the game, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the 8th and allowing four hits and a walk while earning his second save. Taylor Gushue, Bryan Mejia, and Austin Davidson each homered as the P-Nats bashed ten hits and drew eight walks total. Roster move: RHP Jefry Rodriguez placed on the restricted list.

Hagerstown 6 Asheville 3
• C. Pena (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B, CS
• Noll 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Franco 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Anderson Franco’s two-run HR capped off a three-run 6th as the Suns doubled up the Tourists, 6-3 in the series finale. Carlos Pena evened up his won-loss record at 2-2 with six innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk while setting down three on strikes. Hayden Howard and Kyle Simond both gave up a run over final three innings. Jake Noll also went deep while scoring two and driving in two to lead the Hagerstown attack.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
McGowin (1-2, 6.39) vs.
Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Long (3-2, 2.16) vs.
Means (1-3, 3.75)
Potomac Lost, 2-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-5, 6.27) vs.
Rodgers (0-1, 3.38)
Hagerstown Lost, 13-2 @ Asheville,
11:05 a.m.
C. Pena (1-2, 9.36) vs.
Julio (3-3, 3.62)

Buffalo 8 Syracuse 6
• Cole 2⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP, WP
• Nathan (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 1K
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Robinson 2-4
• Bautista 1-3, 2R, BB, RBI, 2SB

An error and a passed ball led to the two unearned runs that won it for the Bisons, 8-6 over the Chiefs. A.J. Cole didn’t make it out of the third inning as he was stampeded for six runs on five hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. Joe Nathan took the loss with a hit and two walks allowed over two innings. Andrew Stevenson and Clint Robinson both went 2-for-4 to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster moves: RHP Austin Adams placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After splitting a four-game series at Trenton, Harrisburg hosts Bowie for three before heading back out on the road for seven against Richmond and Erie. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill demoted from Syracuse.

Wilmington 2 Potomac 0
• Baez (L, 1-5) 5⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, WP
• Schepel 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gushue 1-2, 2BB
• Gutierrez 2-4, SB

Blue Rocks starter Scott Blewett didn’t as he combined with Franco Terrero on a four-hit shutout of the P-Nats, 2-0. Joan Baez took the loss despite pitching well, letting in both Wilmington runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four. Kyle Schepel and Jorge Pantoja retired 10 of 12 batter faced to keep things close. Taylor Gushue singled once and walked twice while Kelvin Gutierrez doubled, singled, and stole a base. The rest of the lineup went 1-for-25 (Edwin Lora, double). Roster moves: LHPs Grant Borne, Taylor Guilbeau reassigned from Auburn; RHPs Whit Mayberry, Sam Held removed from the roster.

Asheville 13 Hagerstown 2
• Bourque (L, 0-2) 5IP, 7H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Noll 2-4, R
• Corredor 2-4, 2B

Asheville jumped on James Bourque for five in the 1st and never looked back in a 13-2 smackdown of Hagerstown. Bourque gave up seven runs (six earned) over five innings to take his second loss. Neither Yonathan Ramirez (2R, 2IP) nor David Ramos (1IP, 4R) were less ineffective in relief. Jake Noll, Aldrem Corredor, and Sheldon Neuse each had two hits but no RBI as the Suns were 0-for-11 with RISP and left seven runners on base.

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.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (1-3, 5.63) vs.
Grube (2-2, 4.68)
Harrisburg Won, 13-10 vs. Erie,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 2.93) vs.
Lewicki (1-1, 6.38)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Rodriguez (3-1, 3.19) vs.
Griffin (2-2, 3.77)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 OFF DAY N/A

Buffalo 9 Syracuse 3
• G. Ross (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, BB, K, 2HR, HBP
• Antolin 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Snyder 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, BB

Syracuse LLLLLost another one, 9-3 to Buffalo. Different Ross, same result as Greg was stampeded by the Bison for seven runs on 10 hits, including a two-run shot in the 2nd and an Earl Weaver special in the 4th. He walked one, struck out one, and hit one while losing his second AAA start. Brandon Snyder drove in all three Chiefs runs while going 3-for-4 with a double and a homer while Matt Skole drew the lone walk. Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista optioned from Washington; OF Brian Goodwin recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 13 Erie 10
• Blackmar 3⅓ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Brinley (W, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• N. Soto 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 3R, HR, BB, 3RBI, SB

The Senators got a touchdown in the 3rd but let the Seawolves march back down the field in the 4th to tie at 7-7. Harrisburg won the field-position battle and outkicked Erie for 13-10 victory. Starting QB pitcher Mark Blackmar was sacked for seven runs on nine hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Ryan Brinley was credited with the win, his second, despite giving up two on three hits over two and 2/3rds. Drew Ward, Neftali Soto, and Khayyan Norfork all homered as the Sens pounded out 17 hits with everyone reaching base at least twice.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Jefry Rodriguez, the defending Carolina Pitcher of the Week, gets the start tonight for Potomac against Wilmington and Carolina Batter of the Week Elier Hernandez.

Hickory 6 Hagerstown 1
• M. Mills (L, 4-2) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• J. Mills 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Perkins 2-4, CS(3)

The ‘Dads put on the black socks and sandals and walked all over the Suns for a 6-1 win in the series finale. McKenzie Mills took the loss with four runs let in on six hits over five and a 1/3rd innings. He walked none and struck out five. Nick Banks broke up the shutout bid with a solo HR in the 6th as both he and Blake Perkins went 2-for-4. The rest of the Hagerstown lineup was 2-for-26 and the all nine combined for 16 whiffs.

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.