As of 9AM today, one week and 15 hours until the draft signing deadline.
- Friday – Defeated Durham 9-7 (box). CF Justin Maxwell’s three-run homer in the top of the ninth provided the winning runs. Maxwell was 2/4 with four RBI. LF Norris Hopper was 1/3 with two walks, two stolen base & two runs; 1B Mike Morse was 2/3 with a two-run homer, double & four total RBI; 2B Seth Bynum was 1/4 with a solo homer; and SS Ian Desmond was 1/4 with a stolen base & run scored. RHP Shairon Martis started for the Chiefs, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk over 5 1/3IP with just one strikeout. LHP Jack Spradlin gave up a run on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning; RHP Zech Zinicola allowed two runs on two hits over 2IP with three strikeouts; LHP Yunior Novoa gave up a hit and struck out a batter in his 1/3 of an inning to pick up the win; and RHP Zack Segovia earned the save with a scoreless ninth, striking out two.
- Saturday – Defeated Durham 3-2 (box/gamer). RHP Marco Estrada allowed two unearned runs over 7IP to move to 7-4 on the season. Estrada gave up two hits & one walk while striking out three. RHP Josh Wilkie earned his first Triple-A save with a scoreless ninth. 3B Pete Orr was 1/4 with a triple & run scored; Morse was 1/3 with a run scored; Maxwell was 1/3 with a stolen base; RF Kory Casto had one RBI; Bynum was 2/4 with a run scored; Desmond was 0/4; and CA Jhonathan Solano was 1/3 with two RBI.
- Sunday – Lost to Durham 11-5 (box/gamer). LHP Ross Detwiler was roughed up for six runs (five earned) on ten hits and one walk over 3 2/3IP with four strikeouts. Spradlin surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk over 1 1/3IP; Zinicola two runs on three hits over 1 2/3IP and Segovia one run on one hit and one walk over 1/3 of an inning. Novoa was the only pitcher not to surrender a run, pitching a scoreless eighth. Hopper was 3/5 with a stolen base & run scored; Orr was 1/2 with a stolen base; Maxwell was 1/5 with a stolen base; Casto was 1/3 with a double & run scored; Morse was 2/4 with a two-run homer; Desmond was 2/4 with a double, run & RBI; and Solano was 1/4 with one RBI.
- Today – No game scheduled.
- Friday – Lost to Trenton 1-0 (box/gamer). RHP Jeff Mandel was spectacular over eight scoreless innings of work, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four. RHP Carlos Martinez took the loss, giving up the lone run on two hits in 1/3 of an inning. The Senators managed only two hits of offense, a double by 1B/LF Bill Rhinehart and single by RF/CF Francisco Plasencia.
- Saturday, game one – Lost to Trenton 3-2 (box/gamer). Harrisburg made six errors and walked ten batters in the first game of the doubleheader. LHP Matt Chico was incredibly wild in his start, allowing just one run over 3 1/3IP but giving up three hits and walking seven. LHP Justin Jones took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks. SS Freddie Bynum was 2/4 with a double, run & RBI; RF Leonard Davis was 0/4 with a stolen abse; CF Mike Daniel was 1/4 with one RBI; and CA Luke Montz was 1/1 with two walks & a run scored.
- Saturday, game two – Defeated Trenton 1-0 (box/gamer). RHP Luis Atilano held the Thunder scoreless over 6 2/3IP, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out two. RHP Clint Everts picked up the save, striking out the one batter he faced. Daniel was 1/2 with a solo homer; Davis was 1/2; and Plasencia was 1/3 with a double.
- Sunday – Defeated Trenton 2-1 (box/gamer). Plasencia hit a pinch homer in the top of the eleventh, leading the Senators to the win. Bynum was 2/4 with one RBI; CA Sean Rooney was 1/4 with a run scored; and DH Bill Rhinehart was 1/5. RHP Brad Meyers gave up one run on six hits and two walks over 5IP with four strikeouts; LHP Cory VanAllen pitched two scoreless innings of relief, walking & striking out one; LHP Atahualpa Severino earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, striking out three; and Martinez got the save with a scoreless bottom of the eleventh.
- Notes – Geoff Morrow has a profile of the Senators Joel Guzman with some interesting quotes from manager John Stearns; IF Greg Veloz, recently acquired from the Mets was added to the Harrisburg roster, replacing suspended IF Ofilio Castro.
- Today – No game scheduled.
- Friday – Lost to Wilmington 8-1 (box/gamer). The P-Nats managed only two hits, a single by SS Danny Espinosa and homer by 3B Tim Pahuta. RHP Adam Carr took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks over 6 1/3IP with three strikeouts. RHP Drew Storen gave up a run on three hits over 1IP with one strikeout.
- Saturday – Defeated Wilmington 9-0 (box/gamer). LHP Tom Milone threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up six hits and one walk while striking out six to pick up his 8th win of the season. RHPs Chris Estrada & Dan Leatherman pitched the final 2 2/3 scoreless innings. RF Michael Burgess led the was on offense, going 2/4 with a two-run double & three-run homer; Espinosa was 1/2 with a walk & run scored; 1B Chris Marrero was 0/3 with a scarifice fly; LF/2B Dan Nelson was 2/4 with a run scored; and CA Devin Ivany was 1/4 with a double & two RBI.
- Sunday – Lost to Wilmington 6-4 (box/gamer). RHP Brad Peacock gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk over 6IP with one strikeout. Leatherman took the loss, allowing a run on one hit in 1IP. Storen pitched a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit & walk. 2B Michael Mertinez was 1/3 with a triple & RBI; Espinosa was 2/3 with a triple, run & two RBI; Burgess was 2/4 with a run scored; Marrero was 0/4; and Nelson was 1/4 with one RBI.
- Today – No game scheduled.
- Friday – Defeated Delmarva 6-2 (box). RHP Juan Jaime struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing just three baserunners (hit, walk & HBP). LHP Patrick Arnold earned his third save with two scoreless innings of relief, giving up one hit & striking out four. SS Steve Souza was 0/3 with two walks, two stolen bases & a run scored; CA Derek Norris was 0/4 with a sacrifice fly; 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 1/3 with a stolen base & two RBI; RF Charlie Fermaint was 1/5 with a solo homer; LF Robby Jacobsen was 2/4 with a stolen base & two runs scored; and 1B Tyler Moore was 1/3 with a triple.
- Saturday – Lost to Delmarva 6-3 (box). RHP Marcos Frias surrendered five runs (four earned) on eleven hits and a walk over 4 1/3IP with four strikeouts. Souza was 4/4 with a run & RBI; 3B Nick Arata was 2/4 with a double & RBI; Norris was 0/4; and Lombardozzi was 1/5 with a run scored.
- Sunday – No game scheduled
- Today – Rome RHP J.J. Hoover (4-5, 3.53) at Hagerstown RHP A.J. Morris (0-1, 4.00) 7:05PM
- Friday – Defeated Mahoning Valley 6-2 (box/gamer). RHP Matt Swynenberg allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 4 1/3IP with four strikeouts. RHP Gary Amato picked up the win, striking out eight over 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. LF Destin Hood was 2/3 with a walk, triple, stolen base & RBI; RF J.P. Ramirez was 1/3 with a walk & two runs scored; 1B Ronnie Labrie was 3/4 with a run scored; 2B Francisco Soriano was 1/4 with a walk, triple, RBI & two runs scored; and CF J.R. Higley was 1/3 with a walk & RBI.
- Saturday – Lost to Mahoning Valley 9-0 (box/gamer). LHP Graham Hicks surrendered four runs (two earned) on five hits & three walks over 3IP with one strikeout. The Monsters could muster only two hits, a double by Ramirez and single by Higley.
- Sunday – Lost to Mahoning Valley 7-6 (box/gamer). LHP Chad Jenkins gave up six runs (three earned) on five hits & four walks over 4 1/3IP with four strikeouts. LHP Evan Bronson pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relieg,a llowing two hits & striking out two. RHP Dustin Crane pitched a perfect inning. And, LHP Clayton Dill took the loss, allowinf just one hit in his three innings, unfortunately it was the game-winning homer. Soriano was 2/5 with two runs scored; Hood was 2/5 with one RBI; Ramirez was 1/6 with a double, run & RBI; Higley was 2/5 with two RBI; and 3B Justin Bloxom was 2/4 with a solo homer.
- Notes – Reports are that Hicks has been sent back to the GCL after Saturday’s start.
- Today – No game scheduled.
- Friday – No game scheduled
- Saturday – Lost to GCL Cardinals 4-0 (box). LHP Paul Applebee took the loss despite a solid start that saw him allow a run on three hits and two walks over 6IP with six strikeouts. The GCL Nats had five singles of offense, one each by CF Eury Perez, 2B Hendry Jimenez, DH Ricardo Nanita, 1B Brett Newsome, and SS Justino Cuevas.
- Sunday – Defeated GCL Astros 6-4 (box). RHP Brandon King gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over 4IP. RHP Wanel Vasquez earned the win in his three innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. And, RHP John Santiago earned his fifth save with two scoreless innings, striking out two. Jimenez was 1/3 with a double & run scored; Newsome was 1/3 with a double, run & RBI; CA Adrian Nieto was 2/4 with a double & three runs scored; 3B Alex Romero was 3/3; and DH Derrick Phillips was 2/4 with two RBI.
- Today – GCL Mets at GCL Nationals 10AM
- Friday – Lost to DSL Rockies 6-5 (box). RHP Antonio Guzman allowed an unearned run on seven hits & two walks over 7IP with five strikeouts. SS Carlos Alvarez was 2/4 with a double & run scored; 1B Joseph Cabreja was 2/4 with one RBI; and CF Jesus Morales was 3/5 with two doubles & two RBI.
- Saturday – Lost to DSL Twins 8-6 (box). RHP Manuel Rivera gave up five runs (three earned) on nine hits over 4 1/3IP. LHP Francisco Vizcaino struck out one over his 1IP. LF Wander Ramos was 2/6 with a double, run & two RBI; Alvarez was 2/5 with one RBI; RF Aridio Rodriguez was 2/6; Morales was 2/6 with a double & RBI; and DH Alejandro Hodge was 1/5 with two runs scored.
- Sunday – No game scheduled
- Today – DSL Nationals at DSL Yankees2 10:30AM
#1 by Dave - August 10th, 2009 at 08:46
Any chance of Mandel getting some end-of-year starts with the Nats?
#2 by Brian Oliver - August 10th, 2009 at 08:59
Dave – I doubt it. I would imagine he is pushing some innings limit and the Nats are going to shut him down after the HBG season
#3 by Rocket Surgeon - August 10th, 2009 at 12:02
Attended the middle 2 games of the Chiefs series in Durham, NC (beautiful park). My take on what I saw:
Desmond again booted a potential double play ball by taking his eye off the ball. However, I’ll agree with Brian- let’s see what he can do at the MLB level.
Zegovia is pitching very well. Great velocity. Zinicola as well. Novoa’s breaking stuff was tough.
Maxwell’s HR to win the game was a bomb over the Bull in LF. The fans nearly rioted as they and the DUR Mgr (who was ejected) thought it was foul. He looks like a major leaguer (size, speed). Can he stay healthy and hit MLB pitching?
Morse is a hitter with a lot of power and a good athlete. He was probably the most impressive position player.
Casto looks like he’s playing out the string. No impact player.
#4 by Jane - August 10th, 2009 at 13:32
Nice article on Joel Guzman!
#5 by Mcgalinmd - August 11th, 2009 at 19:31
I was at the Friday chiefs/Durham game as well sitting on the left field line. That home run was wicked close to foul but yes it was a Hell of a hit. I do hope Maxwell gets his full time shot next year.