Syracuse fell to Toledo 2-1 (box). LF Norris Hopper was 3/4 with one RBI; SS Pete Orr was 2/3 with a walk; 3B Mike Morse was 1/4; and CA Jhonathan Solano was 1/3 with a double & run scored. RHP Shiron Martis gave up two runs on seven hits over &IP while striking out two. LHP Yunior Novoa pitched a scoreless eighth and RHP Clint Everts mades his Triple-A debut, allowing a double and walk to start the ninth but escaping trouble with a double play and strikeout.
Today: Toledo (pitcher TBA) at Syracuse RHP Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.81) 7PM
Harrisburg got a strong start from RHP Erik Arnesen and two relievers in a 4-1 win at Binghamton (box/gamer). Arnesen allowed a run on five hits over 5 1/3IP while striking out four to earn his seventh win of the season. LHPs Justin Jones & Atahualpa Severino combined on 3 2/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief, striking out five to seal the win. 3B Joel Guzman was 1/3 with a double, two runs & two RBI; LF Marvin Lowrance was 2/4 with one RBI; 1B Bill Rhinehart was 1/4 with a double; RF Francisco Plasencia was 1/3 with one RBI; and CF Mike Daniel was 1/2 with a walk & run scored.
Today: Harrisburg RHP Jeff Mandel (2-0, 1.64) at Binghamton RHP Dylan Owen (4-7, 5.36) 7:05PM
RHP Trevor Holder was rocked in Potomac’s 7-5 loss to Frederick (box/gamer). Holder lasted only 1 2/3 innings allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits. RHP Justin Phillabaum gave the P-Nats 3 1/3 innings of two-hit shutout relief, striking out three. RHP Jesee Estrada threw three scoreless innings but allowed two runs (one earned) on the top of the ninth to take the loss. SS Danny Espinosa was 2/3 with two walks, three stolen bases & a run scored; DH Jesus Valdez was 2/5 with two RBI; RF Michael Burgess was 1/4 with a stolen base; 1B Chris Marrero was 2/3 with two walks, a double & run scored; CF Boomer Whiting was 1/4 with a run scored; and 2B Michael Martinez was 2/5 with a double, run & three RBI.
Today: Frederick LHP Nate Nery (3-5, 4.88) at Potomac RHP Adam Carr (1-3, 4.80) 7:05PM
Hagerstown was swept in their doubleheader with Rome, losing the firs game 2-1 (box) and the second game 4-2 (box/gamer). RHP Patrick Lehman threw three scoreless innings in the first game, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out one. LHP Ricardo Pecina gave up a run on three hits and a walk over 4IP with three strikeouts. RHP Carlos Peralta took the loss allowing a solo homer in his one inning of work. The Suns had only four singles of offense, two by 2B Stephen Lombardozzi and one each by LF Robby Jacobsen and 3B Nick Arata. In the second game, RHP Paul Demny surrendered four runs on seven hits and one walk over 5IP, though he did strike out eight. CF Chris Curran was 2/4 with one RBI; DH Derek Norris was 1/3 with a double & run scored; 1B Tyler Moore was 1/3; and Jacobsen was 1/3 with a double & run scored.
Today: Rome (pitcher TBA) at Hagerstown RHP Juan Jaime (2-0, 0.82) 7:05PM
Vermont rallied to tie Batavia 3-3 in the top of the eight but lost 4-3 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth (box/gamer). RHP Kyle Morrison allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks over 4 2/3IP with two strikeouts. LHP Evan Bronson continued his strong season with 2 2/3 innings of one-hit/no run relief, striking out one. SS Sean Nicol was 2/4 with a run scored; LF J.P. Ramirez was 1/4 with a run scored; RF Destin Hood was 1/3 with a run scored; 3B Justin Bloxom was 2/3 with two RBI; and DH Ricky Nolan was 1/4 with a double.
Today: Vermont LHP Mitchell Clegg (1-2, 1.89) at Batavia (pitcher TBA) 7:05PM
The GCL Nationals did not play on Wednesday.
Today: GCL Cardinals at GCL Nationals 12PM
The DSL Nationals fell 7-5 to the DSL Tigers (box). RHP Danubio Gonzlaez gave up four runs on five hits & three walks over 4IP while striking out four. CA Bill Pena was 1/2 with a two-run homer; DH Anderson Bocio was 0/2 with a run scored; Manuel Rivera, normally a pitcher, was 1/4 with a solo homer as the starting 1B; 2B Jairo Bernabel was 1/2 with a run scored; and 3B Paul Chacin was 1/3 with a run scored.
Today: DSL Nationals at DSL Diamondbacks 10:30AM
#1 by cjrugger - August 13th, 2009 at 08:48
any reports on Destin Hood’s defense in right? would be a nice boost to his value
#2 by Gavin B - August 13th, 2009 at 09:45
I like how you’re making us work to figure out the recaps. “Martis gave up two runs on seven hits over &IP” Had me hunting for the ‘&’ key to see what number sits on it. Your teachers would be so proud, sir! We be using our brains!
#3 by Alex - August 13th, 2009 at 17:13
Gavin- haha I did the same… Ah. brains.
Brian: Do you think at any point you are going to do a ‘feature’ of the question we are all thinking about: Will Strasburg sign?
Also, will it help our negotiations if it looks like Crow will LOSE significant money after holding out? I know this is speculation, but it looks like the Royals are sticking to an offer lower than ours was last year…
#4 by BinM - August 13th, 2009 at 18:11
@cj: I’m not Brian, but… By the numbers, Hood has played a little RF, a little LF & DH’ed in a couple of games with no errors in 16GP in VT. He posted 1 error in 25 GP while in the GCL, splitting duties at DH & LF. The numbers don’t address his range, so unless somebody from VT can chip in with a comment, I’ve got nothing there.
#5 by RT - August 13th, 2009 at 18:17
Jason Stark article on Strasburg, amongst other things he says that he is hearing that Boras is spewing negative things around about the nationals.