Across the Affiliates 04/29/10

LHP Chuck James won his second straight start, as the Chiefs defeated Toledo 5-3 (box). James allowed three runs on four hits over 5IP while striking out four. LHPs Doug Slaten & Atahaulpa Severino and RHP Joel Peralta combined on three one-hit shutout innings of relief, striking out a combined six with Peralta earning his fourth save of the season. 3B Chase Lambin paced the way offensively, going 3/4 with a double, solo homer & two RBI. DH Josh Whitesell had a solo homer; CF Pete Orr was 2/4; and a rehabbing Mike Morse was 2/4 with a run & RBI. Notes: Still no word on what’s up with RHP JD Martin so the Nationals are again going to borrow a pitcher from Harrisburg, this time RHP Jeff Mandel.

Today: Syracuse RHP Jeff Mandel (NR) at Toledo LHP Phil Dumtrait (1-1, 4.66) 6:30PM

Harrisburg RF/LF Leonard Davis & LF/1B Bill Rhinehart each hit a homer off of rehabbing Philles SP Joe Blanton as the Senators defeated Reading 5-2 (box/gamer). Davis was 1/4 with a three-run HR; Rhinehart was 1/3 with a two-run homer; SS Danny Espinosa was 1/3 with a walk & two runs scored; 1B Chris Marrero was 0/3; and CF Brad Coon was 1/4. LHP Matt Chico picked up the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks over 5IP while striking out three. The Sens pen was again strong, allowing just one hit and two walks over the final four innings with RHP Erik Arnesen earning his second save of the season. Notes: Patriot-News feature on Chico. It appears that Mandel’s promotion is for a spot start, so the Senators will not replace Mandel on the roster.

Today: Altoona RHP Mike Crotta (2-0, 1.78) at Harrisburg LHP Aaron Thompson (1-1, 2.87) 7PM

Potomac’s brief three-game win streak came to an end with a 10-5 loss at Myrtle Beach (box/gamer). 1B Tyler Moore was 2/5 with two homers & three RBI; RF Michael Burgess was 0/3 with two walks & two strikeouts; 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 2/5 with a run scored; CF Edgardo Baez was 2/4 with a walk, stolen base, RBI & strikeout; and DH Dan Nelson was 1/3 with a walk & run scored. RHP A.J. Morris took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over 4IP while striking out four. LHP Cory VanAllen struck out four over two innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit. Notes: IF Dan Lyons was activated from the DL and sent to Hagerstown to replace the injured Jeff Kobernus.

Today: Potomac LHP Evan Bronson (1-1, 6.28) at Myrtle Beach RHP Randall Delgado (0-2, 3.57 7:05PM

Hagerstown rallied for six runs in the seventh inning to defeat Augusta 7-2 (box/gamer). RHP Paul Demny started for the Suns, surrendering two runs on two hits and four walks over 4 2/3IP. LHP Mitchell Clegg earned the win with 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, giving up two hits & one walk while striking out five. 2B Francisco Soriano was 3/5 with two doubles, one run & one RBI; SS Sean Nicol was 1/2 with two walks & a run scored; 1B Justin Bloxom was 1/3 with a run & two RBI; LF Destin Hood was 1/4 with a double & run scored; DH J.P. Ramirez was 1/4 with a double; and RF Marcus Jones was 2/4 with a run & RBI.

Today: Augusta RHP Devan Kline (0-1, 2.61) at Hagerstown LHP Daniel Rosenbaum (1-0, 1.19) 6:35PM

  1. #1 by Positively Half St. - April 29th, 2010 at 07:23

    Kobernus is injured again? This kid seems fragile.

    On the other hand, my man Chuck James is continuing to make Mike Rizzo look smart. He was a solid major league pitcher for the Braves before getting injured. He had 11 wins in both 2006 and 2007.

  2. #2 by alexva - April 29th, 2010 at 07:25

    When it’s time to recall a lefty reliever, it could be Slaten rather than English

  3. #3 by Jordan - April 29th, 2010 at 07:43

    Upset to see Kobernus injured, kid is extremely talented and I really like his bat. If you are interested in Jameson Taillon (small chance the Nats take him instead of Harper) you can read more about him here:

  4. #4 by Ross - April 29th, 2010 at 08:11

    What happened to Konbernus this time?

  5. #5 by ckstevenson - April 29th, 2010 at 09:32

    To all -

    Is there any single page where I can see all the batting and pitching stats for the Nats minor leaguers? I’d LOVE to be able to get a quick statistical snapshot of how guys are hitting/pitching, and be able to do so across all the levels. While the level of competition is obviously different, I still find it helpful to be able to look and see how all he Catchers are doing, Relievers, etc.

    @Brian – What’s the ETA for Mike Morse and his rehab? What impact do you think it has to the Nats roster?

  6. #6 by JMUAlumni - April 29th, 2010 at 09:33

    per Ryan Mock, Kobernus has a heel contusion. Just a bruise that was causing discomfort and should be back after the 10 days is up.

  7. #7 by SpringfieldFan - April 29th, 2010 at 11:38

    I missed something. Martin missed his last two starts, but he’s not on the DL? Is that all we know?

  8. #8 by peric - April 29th, 2010 at 11:42


    You have to know that when its time to recall a left handed reliever its not going to be Slaten or English, (although it should), its going to be Vilone who was just activated off of the DL and added to the active list of the Syracuse roster.

    Riggleman just can’t let go.

  9. #9 by Kirkie - April 29th, 2010 at 11:59

    Erm Peric – not so sure. Villone isn’t on the 40-man; and there’s less and less ‘dead wood’ on there – especially when you have to think about Storen, Detwiler and Wang all potentially being added to it in the next 6-8 weeks.

    Villone’s still a few months away, IMO.

  10. #10 by Sue Dinem - April 29th, 2010 at 12:44

    @ck – may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but every week picks out the “Good, Bad, and Interesting” for each level.

  11. #11 by AlexVA - April 29th, 2010 at 13:15

    Kirkie – Slaten’s not on the 40 man either but I see dead weight when I look at Tavares. Since Morse is almost ready, I’m afraid Maxwell’s days are numbered too.

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