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Across the Affiliates 06/03/09
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Dominican Summer League, Hagerstown (A), Harrisburg (AA), Potomac (A), Syracuse (AAA) on June 3rd, 2009
Solo home runs from 1B Brad Eldred and LF Mike Vento along with 6 2/3 strong innings from RHP J.D. Martin led the Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the S/W-B Yankees (box/gamer). Both Eldred and Vento were 1/4 for Syracuse. Martine allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out three and not walking a batter to move to 5-2 on the season. RHP Saul Rivera allowed one hit over 1 1/3 innings of relief, striking out two. And, RHP Logan Kensing earned his third save with a scoreless ninth. RF Jorge Padilla was 2/4 with one RBI and CA Gustavo Molina was 2/4 with a double and run scored.
Tonight: Syracuse RHP Marco Estrada (3-1, 4.01) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre LHP Kei Igawa (5-1, 3.39) at 7:05PM
LHP Cory VanAllen and two relievers combined on a seven-hit 3-0 shutout of New Hampshire (box/gamer). VanAllen allowed four hits and two walks over six innings to earn his first win of the season. RHP Josh Wilkie struck out five over 2 1/3 innings of relief, holding the Cats to three hits. And LHP Jack Spradlin earned his first save of the year by getting the final two outs. The Senators managed only five hits of offense but made them count scoring all of their runs in the sixth inning. SS Michael Martinez was 2/3 with a walk and run scored, RF Leonard Davis was 1/3 with a walk and runs scored, and CF Edgardo Baez was 2/4 with a two-run triple and run scored.
Tonight: New Hampshire LHP Luis Perez (4-4, 3.63) at Harrisburg RHP Adrian Alaniz (1-3, 7.56) at 7PM
The P-Nats blew an 8-4 lead, allowing Salem to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth but salvaged the 9-8 win on a 12th RBI single by LF Francisco Plasencia and shutout relief from RHP Chris Rivera (box/gamer). Plasencia was 1/4 with two walks, two RBI & two runs scored. 2B Dan Lyons was 1/4 with a double, three stolen bases, and three runs scored including the game winner. CA Sean Rooney was 3/5 with a stolen base & RBI. SS Danny Espinosa was 2/6 with two doubles, two RBI & two runs scored. And, CF Boomer Whiting was 3/5 with a double, two runs and his 20th stolen base of the season. LHP Tom Milone made the start for Potomac, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk over five innings while striking out three. Rivera picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief, walking one and striking out two.
Tonight: Potomac RHP Brad Meyers (3-2, 1.72) at Salem RHP Kyle Weiland (1-5, 6.91) at 7:05PM
RHP Justin Phillabaum allowed three six inning runs in relief of starter Jack McGeary as the Suns fell 6-3 to the Crawdads (box/gamer). Phillabaum fell to 0-2 on the season allowing four total runs on five hits over 1 2/3 innings. McGeary, again, had mixed results in his start, allowing two runs on three hits over five innings. He did strikeout four but also walked four. The offense was again paced by Derek Norris who was 2/4 with a three-run home run, his 12th of the season. Norris is hitting 329/417/613 on the season with a Sally League leading 12 homers, 42 RBI, and 106TB.
Tonight: Lake County RHP Trey Haley (0-3, 9.00) at Hagerstown RHP Terrence Engles (4-2, 3.42) at 7:05PM
The DSL Nationals earned their first win of 2009 with a 10-4 victory over the DSL Indians (box). The DSL Nats were paced by 20-year old CA Anderson Bocio who was 3/5 with a two-run homer and four total RBI. 19-year old RF Wander Ramos was 0/1 with four walks, three stolen bases and three runs scored. 19-year old CF Jesus Morales was 1/3 with a double, two walks, a stolen base and a run scored. And, 23-year old SS Carlos Alvarez was 1/3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. 17-year old RHP Pedro Encarnacion started for the DSL Nats, allowing three unearned runs on two hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings while striking out three.
Today: DSL Nationals at DSL Reds at 10:30AM [rotations still TBD as games progress]
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May on the Farm
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Hagerstown (A), Harrisburg (AA), Potomac (A), Syracuse (AAA) on June 1st, 2009
Below are the hitting and pitching highlights for the games played in the month of May (here are the complete May statistics) …
- The Chiefs were 11-19 in May, batting 252/308/375 with 26 homers and 108 RBI. The pitchers had a combined ERA of 4.02 and WHIP of 1.43 over 260IP with 198 strikeouts, 90 walks and an opponent’s BA of 280.
- Hitting highlight: 1B/DH Brad Eldred hit 327/369/606 with 6 homers and 18RBI … playing in all 29 games. Honorable mention to OFs Jorge Padilla (382/440/471) and Corey Patterson (303/354/526 with 5 homers and 13 RBI).
- Pitching highlights: RHSP J.D. Martin and RHRP Tyler Clippard. Martin was 3-2 with a 2.41 ERA and 0.83 WHIP over six starts (33 2/3IP) with 29 strikeouts, only 3 walks, and an OppBA of 208. Clippard continued his solid performance out of the pen with a 1.50 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 10 appearanced (18IP), striking out seventeen, but walking nine.
- Harrisburg improved on their horrid 2-16 April but still finished with just an 11-17 record in May. Offensively, they hit 253/324/389 with 22 homers, 99RBI and 109 runs scored over the 28 games. The pitching had a combined ERA od 4.51 and WHIP of 1.50 over 237 1/3 IP with 182 strikeouts, 81 walks and an OppBA of 294.
- Hitting highlight: OF Mike Daniel. Daniel batted 271/340/447 over 25 games with nine extra-base hits (including four triples) and 16 RBI. Honorable mention to OF Edgardo Baez (307/388/373) and CA Jhonathan Solano (294/321/451)
- Pitching highlights: RHSP Erik Arnesen and RHRP Josh Wilkie. Arnesen joined the Senators early in May and provided 25 solid innings over five appearances (four starts). He finished the month 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 23 strikeouts, six walks and an OppBA of 277. Wilkie was 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over nine appearances (14 1/3IP) with 13 strikeouts, nine walks and a 263 OppBA.
- Potomac had a solid May, finishing 15-11 though their offense lagged a bit. The P-Nats hit 238/321/381 as a team with 24 homers, 90 RBI and 99 runs scored over the 26 games. Their pitching was their highlight as the team has an ERA of 3.26 and WHIP of 1.25 over 223 1/3IP with 171 strikeouts and 78 walks.
- Hitting highlight: CA Sean Rooney. Rooney hit 344/400/594 over 19 games for the P-Nats with 2 homers and 12 RBI. Honorable mention to 1B Chris Marrero who hit 286/311/418 with 3 homers and 17 RBI
- Pitching highlights: RHSP Jeff Mandel and RHRP Clint Everts. Mandel was 4-1 in May with a 3.26 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over five appearances, striking out just twelve over 30 1/3IP with an OppBA of 181. Everts has taken well to the bullpen, finishing May 2-0 with 2 saves over 8 appearances (12 1/3IP). His ERA for the month was 0.73 and his WHIP was 1.05 with 19 strikeouts, 4 walks, and an OppBA of 179. Honorable mention to RHSP Brad Meyers (1-2 1.55 ERA 25K/29IP) and LHSP Tom Milone (2-0 2.03 ERA 215OppBA)
- Hagerstown finished May above 0.500 at 15-14. The Suns collectively hit 263/336/367 with 16 homers, 110 RBI and 130 runs scored over 29 games. The pitching had a team ERA of 4.48 and WHIP of 1.39 over 253IP with 235 strikeouts, 81 walks, and an OppBA of 274.
- Hitting highlight: CA Derek Norris. Norris swung a red hot bat, hitting 370/444/690 over 28 games with 8 homers and 29 RBI. He led the Suns in hits, runs, doubles, homers, RBI and walks in May. Honorable mention could go to any of five players … OF Chris Curran (293/343/402 with 7XBH and 6/7SB), 2B Stephen Lombardozzi (327/417/413 with 1 HR and 11RBI), 1B Tyler Moore (340/396/489 with 3 homers and 25 RBI), SS Jose Lozada (301/347/376), or 3B Steve Souza (282/361/388).
- Pitching highlights: RHSP Marcos Frias and RHRP Justin Phillabaum. Frias was 2-0 over his five May appearances with a 2.08 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 26IP with 28 strikeouts, 5 walks, and an OppBA of 235. Phillabaum made seve May appearances (18IP) with a 2.50ERA and 1.06WHIP, striking out nineteen and walking four with an OppBA of 211.
News & Notes
Posted by Brian Oliver in Hagerstown (A), Players, Syracuse (AAA) on May 21st, 2009
A couple of items I have found out.
RHP Garrett Mock is likely being shifted to the starting rotation in Syracuse. He’ll join the Chiefs rotation in Craig Stammen’s spot. Additionally, the 50 game suspension of RHP Jorge Sosa is over and he is scheduled to join the Syracuse roster, initially as a starter (seems likely to get him innings). It appears he will take LHP Mike O’Connor’s spot in the rotation.
Additionally, LHP Patrick McCoy is going to join the Hagerstown Suns. No word on who he is replacing.
Across the Affiliates 05/20/09
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Hagerstown (A), Harrisburg (AA), Potomac (A), Syracuse (AAA) on May 20th, 2009
The Chiefs ninth inning rally fell short as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the Indians on Tuesday afternoon (box/gamer). LHP Mike O’Connor took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over four innings of work. His defense did not help him as errors by 2B Setb Bynum and CF Justin Maxwell led to two unearned runs. RHP Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless seventh and Preston Larrison a scoreless eighth in relief. 1B Brad Eldred, 3B Pete Orr, and LF Corey Patterson each had two hits and a run scored for Syracuse. Note: Maxwell and RHP Jason Bergmann have been recalled to Washington. That leaves the Chiefs two players short of a full roster with no word yet on their replacements.
Today: Syracuse is off on Wednesday.
Harrisburg scored all seven of their runs in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a 7-4 win over Erie (box/gamer). LF Marvin Lowrance (2/3) and 1B Bill Rhinehart (1/3) each hit fifth inning solo homers and CA Luke Montz (1/3) hit a grand slam in the sixth leading the Senators to their ninth win of the season. LHP Justin Jones picked up his first victory of the season, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walk over 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight. RHP Zech Zinicola earned his fourth save of the season, retiring the one batter he faced. Note: Harrisburg is still one player short of a full roster.
Today: Harrisburg RHP Erik Arnesen (1-0, 1.23) at Erie RHP Jonah Nickerson (2-2, 7.32) at 11:05AM
1B Chris Marrero’s seventh inning grand slam home run was the difference as the P-Nats held on for a 4-3 win over Kinston (box/gamer). Marrero was 3/4 with a stolen base and is now hitting 300/323/467 in 15 games this May. 2B Dan Lyons, SS Danny Espinosa, and CA Sean Rooney had the other Potomac hits. RHP Jeff Mandel picked up his fifth win of the season, surrendering three runs on four hits and five walks over seven innings. LHP Atahualpa Severino picked up his sixth save of the season, striking out a pair on a scoreless ninth. Note: Potomac is still one player short of a full roster.
Tonight: Potomac RHP Brad Meyers (3-0, 1.85) at Kinston RHP Paolo Espino (1-0, 0.90) at 7PM
Hagerstown managed only five hits and struck out thirteen times as they fell to Kannapolis 5-1 (box/gamer). RHP Brad Peacock fell to 0-3 on the season, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings of work. RHP Justin Phillabaum provided three innings of relief, surrendering a run on three hits while striking out four. 1B Tyler Moore was 2/4 with a double and CF Chris Curran was 1/4 with a double and a run scored.
Today: Hagerstown RHP Paul Demny (1-1, 3.86) at Kannapolis LHP Charlie Leesman (3-2, 2.95) at 11:05AM
Across the Affiliates – Syracuse
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Syracuse (AAA) on May 18th, 2009
Syracuse lost all four games extending their losing streak to six straight:
- Thursday – Lost to Norfolk 12-3 (box) … LHP Mike O’Connor was knocked around for seven tuns on six hits and one walk over 3 1/3 innings while striking out four … RHP Tyler Clippard gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings of relief, striking out two … RHP Saul Rivera pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit while striking out one … 1B Brad Eldred was 1/3 with a walk and RBI … DH Mike Vento was 1/4 with a double, run & RBI … SS Alberto Gonzalez was 1/4 with a run scored … RF Jorge Padilla was 1/3 with a run scored
- Friday – Lost to Norfolk 4-2 (box) … RHP Craig Stammen took the loss despite allowing just one earned run (three total) on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three … LHP Wil Ledezma joined the Chiefs, giving up a run on three hits over an inning of work … RHP Jason Bergmann threw two scoreless innings of relief, alowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout … Eldred was 2/4 with two doubles and two runs scored … RF Justin Maxwell was 1/4 with a double and RBI
- Saturday – Lost to Indianapolis 3-1 (box) … RHP J.D. Martin took the loss allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out four … RHP Mike MacDougal pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, walking one and striking out one … CF Corey Patterson was 2/4 with a stolen base … Gonzalez was 2/4 … Vento was 1/4 with a solo homer
- Sunday – Lost to Indianapolis 4-1 (box) … RHP Collin Balester threw five scoreless innings in his Sunday start, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out five, but did not factor in the decision … Rivera took the loss in relief, surrendering four unearned runs on two hits and two walks over just one inning of work … Patterson was 2/3 with a double … 2B Seth Bynum was 1/3 with a double and run scored
Tonight: Syracuse RHP Marco Estrada (1-0, 3.67) at Indianapolis RHP Daniel McCutchen (2-2, 3.90) at 7PM
Across the Affiliates – Harrisburg
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Harrisburg (AA) on May 18th, 2009
Harrisburg split a four-game series in Reading over the weekend:
- Thursday – Lost 4-1 to Reading (box) … LHP Justin Jones dropped to 1-5 losing a rain-shortened four and a half inning game, he gave up four runs on five hits … SS Freddie Bynum was 1/3 with a double and run scored … 3B Matt Whitney was 0/2 with one RBI … CF Edgardo Baez was 1/2
- Friday – Defeated Reading 6-1 (box) … RHP Erik Arnesen won his first Double-A start, holding the Phillies to one run on six hits and one walk over five innings while striking out seven … RHPs Zack Segovia, Josh Wilkie, and Zech Zinicola combined on four scoreless innings of relief, giving up four hits and striking out four … CF Mike Daniel was 2/5 with a double, triple, run and three RBI … Bynum was 1/5 with a triple, run and two RBI … CA Jhonathan Solano was 2/4 with a double and two runs scored
- Saturday (completed Sunday) – Lost 7-6 to Reading (box) … LHP Yunior Novoa made the spot start for Harrisburg replacing LHP Ross Detwiler who is scheduled to start for Washington tonight, Novoa allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and one walk … Bynum was 2/5 with a double, solo homer and two runs scored … Daniel was 2/4 with a solo homer … 3B/RF joel Guzman was 1/4 with a solo homer … 3B/1B Matt Whitney was 1/3 with a solo homer
- Sunday – Defeated Reading 3-1 (box) … RHP Luis Atilano moved to 2-3 on the season, allowing one run on six hits and three walks over five innings while striking out two .. Wilkie and Zinicola combined on four scoreless innings of relief, giving up two hits and two walks with one strikeout … Bynum was 1/4 with a double and run scored … 2B Ofilio Castro was 2/4 with a double and RBI … Daniel was 1/4 with a triple and RBI
- Note: LHP Cory VanAllen was placed on the DL … with Detwiler’s promotion to Washington and Atilano’s activation from the DL, the Senators are one player short of a full roster
Tonight: Harrisburg RHP Adrian Alaniz (1-2, 5.30) at Erie LHP Duane Below (Double-A debut) at 6:35PM
Across the Affiliates – Potomac
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Potomac (A) on May 18th, 2009
Potomac lost the series finale at home against Salem and then split the first two at Myrtle Beach before getting rained out on Sunday:
- Thursday – Lost 7-6 to Salem (box) … RHP Brad Meyers scoreless inning streak was snapped in his first inning of work, he finished allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks over three innings while striking out two … RHP Cole Kimball took the loss, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk in just one inning of work … 1B Chris Marrero was 2/5 with a triple and solo homer … RF Jesus Valdez was 3/5 with a triple, run, RBI and a steal of home … CA Brian Peacock was 1/3 with a double and two stolen bases … LF Boomer Whiting was 1/2 with a walk, two RBI and three stolen bases … 2B Dan Lyons was 0/2 with two walks, one RBI and two stolen bases
- Friday – Defeated Myrtle Beach 4-0 (box) … LHP Tom Milone was the star with eight shutout innings, allowing just four hits while triking out seven … RF Michael Burgess was 4/4 with a solo home run, stolen base and three runs scored … Valdez was 2/5 with a run and stolen base … 2B Dan Nelson was 2/2 with a double and two RBI … CA Sean Rooney was 1/4 with one RBI
- Saturday – Lost to Myrtle Beach 6-2 (box) … RHP Colton Willems took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings of work while striking out four … CF Francisco Plasencia was 2/3 with a double and two runs scored … Marrero was 1/4 with a double and RBI … Valdez was 1/4 with one RBI
- Sunday – Rained out … From the P-Nats website, “No makeup date has been announced as of yet because Potomac does not return to Myrtle Beach in the first half of the season. The likely scenario would see the game being made up as part of a doubleheader when the Pelicans play a four-game series at Pfitzner Stadium June 4-7″
Tonight: Potomac LHP Will Atwood (0-4, 9.23) at Kinston (pitcher TBA) at 7PM
Across the Affiliates – Hagerstown
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Hagerstown (A) on May 18th, 2009
I’m going to play some catch up with the next few sets of posts …
Hagerstown took three games out of four in Greensboro, winning the first three before getting blown out on Sunday;
- Thursday – Defeated Greensboro 5-3 (box) … RHP Brad Peacock allowed three runs on five hits and four walks over five innings, but the Suns pen picked him up, holding Greensboro to three hits over the final four scoreless innings. LHP Kevin Light picked up the win and RHP Patrick Arnold the save … 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 2/4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored … 1B Tyler Moore was 1/4 with two RBI … LF Robby Jacobsen was 2/4 with a double … CA Derek Norris was 2/4
- Friday – Defeated Greensboro 6-4 (box) … RHP Paul Demny picked up his first win of the season, striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits and one walk … Norris was 3/5 with two double and three runs scored … Jacobsen was 2/3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored … RF Michael Guerrero was 3/5 with a run and two RBI … Moore was 1/4 with one RBI
- Saturday – Defeated Greensboro 10-7 (box) … RHP Marcos Frias was solid in his six innings of work, allowing a run on two hits with seven strikeouts … RHP Osvaldo Rodriguez earned his fifth save with a scoreless ninth … 3B Steven Souza was 1/4 with a double, run, RBI and two stolen bases … Norris was 3/3 with a walk and three runs scored … 1B Tyler Moore was 4/5 with two runs scored … Guerrero was 3/5 with a triple, two-run homer and five RBI … Jacobsen was 1/5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored
- Sunday – Lost to Greensboro 13-4 (box) … LHP Jack McGeary was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits (including three homers) and two walks over just 1 2/3 innings … Arnold pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief allowing a run on five hits while striking out two … Moore was 1/3 with a solo home run … LF Aaron Seuss was 4/2 with a run and RBI
Tonight: Hagerstown RHP Terrence Engles (3-1, 3.98) at Kannapolis RHP Greg Infante (2-1, 2.16) at 7:05PM
Across the Affiliates 05/12/09
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Hagerstown (A), Harrisburg (AA), Potomac (A), Syracuse (AAA) on May 12th, 2009
The Chiefs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and held on for a 6-3 win over Indianapolis on Monday morning (box/gamer). The decisive blow was a fourth inning three-run home run by Corey Patterson (1/4) who came into the game to replace Lastings Milledge. Milledge left the game in the first inning after breaking his right ring finger on a bunt attempt. 1B Brad Eldred was 2/4 with a double and RBI. CF/LF Justin Maxwell was 0/1 with a run scored, but walked three times and stole two bases, his seventh and eighth of the season. 2B Seth Bynum was 1/3 with a walk and a run scored. RHP J.D. Martin moved to 3-1 on the season allowing just a solo home run in his six innings of work. Martin faced only nineteen hitters in his six innings of work, striking out five.
Tonight: Norfolk RHP Chris Tillman (3-0, 2.52) at Syracuse RHP Collin Balester (1-4, 4.94) at 7PM
Harrisburg was blanked by Altoona 5-0 despite a solid outing by LHP Ross Detwiler (box/gamer). Detwiler turned in his second straight strong outing, giving up one run on three hits over five innings but more importantly, striking out nine and not walking a batter. In his two May starts, Detwiler has struck out sixteen and walked only one over ten innings of work (two starts). He’s held opponents to one earned run on seven hits. LHP Jack Spradlin took the loss, getting knocked around for four runs on four hits and a walk over two innings of relief. The Senators managed only seven singles of offense, led by CA Luke Montz and SS Freddie Bynum with two each. Note: RHP Luis Atilano was placed on the DL opening a spot for RHP Erik Arnesen who was promoted from Potomac.
Tonight: Altoona RHP Mike Crotta (2-0, 4.44) at Harrisburg LHP Cory VanAllen (0-2, 7.71) at 7PM
Potomac was off on Monday. Still no announcement who will replace Arnesen on the P-Nats roster.
Today: Salem RHP Eammon Portice (1-3, 4.55) at Potomac LHP Will Atwood (0-3, 9.00) at 11AM
RF Michael Guerrero’s (1/4) two-run single in the fourth put the Suns ahead to stay in a 7-2 win over West Virginia (box/gamer). 1B Tyler Moore was 1/3 with a walk and a three-run home run. Moore, a 2008 16th round draft pick out of Mississippi State, has six RBI in his first five games for Hagerstown. CA Derek Norris was 2/3 with a double and one RBI; he now has a Sally League leading 24 RBI this season. LF Robby Jacobsen was 1/3 with a run scored; over his last ten games, Jacobsen is batting 0.361 with four RBI and seven runs scored. 3B Steven Souza was 1/3 with a run scored and is batting 394/429/576 in 10 games this May. LHP Jack McGeary made the start for the Suns, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks over four innings work while striking out five. This season, McGeary has walked 21 and struck out 24 over 28 2/3 innings. LHP Austin Garrett picked up the win in relief with three two-hit shutout innings, striking out three.
Today: West Virginia RHP Duke Welker (0-3, 4.71) at Hagerstown RHP Terrence Engles (2-1, 4.05) at 10:35AM
Across the Affiliates 05/11/09
Posted by Brian Oliver in Across the Affiliates, Hagerstown (A), Harrisburg (AA), Potomac (A), Syracuse (AAA) on May 11th, 2009
On Friday, Syracuse dropped an 8-3 decision to Indianapolis (box). The Chiefs managed only five hits of offense in the losing effort. 1B Brad Eldred was 1/4 with a solo homer; CF/LF Justin Maxwell was 1/4 with a stolen base and run scored; SS Pete Orr was 1/4 with two RBI; 2B Seth Bynum was 1/2 with a run scored; and, 3B Kory Casto was 1/4. RHP Marco Estrada started for Syracuse allowing two runs on five hits and one walk over 4 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts, but did not figure in the decision. RHP Saul Rivera made his first appearance for Syracuse pitching a scoreless inning with one strikeout. RHP Jesus Colome was knocked around for four runs on five hits in just one inning of work.
The Chiefs fell behind 11-3 before scoring four late runs to make the 11-7 loss to Indianapolis seem much closer (box/gamer). LHP Mike O’Connor took the loss allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk over 3 1/3 innings. RHPs Preston Larrison and Ryan Wagner both allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in just one inning of relief. IF Pete Orr and OF Jorge Padilla each pitched a perfect inning of relief for the Chiefs. Padilla was 2/5 with a solo home run and two runs scored. CF Lastings Milledge was 3/5. Eldred was 3/5 with a double, run & RBI. Maxwell was 2/4 with a double and three-run home run. And, Bynum was 2/5 with a double, homer and two RBI.
The Chiefs broke out the bats on Sunday for a 12-2 win over Indianapolis (box). RHP Craig Stammen moved to 4-1 on the season with six shutout innings, allowing four hits and one walk. RHP Jason Bergmann pitched the final scoreless inning, giving up a hit and walk. Bynum had the big blow for the Chiefs with a grand slam homer. Bynum finished the game 3/5 with five RBI. Milledge was 2/4 with a double, RBI, run and two stolen bases. Maxwell was 2/4 with a double, run RBI and stolen base. And, Stammen was 1/3 with a two-run double.
Today: Indianapolis RHP Ty Taubenheim (0-3, 4.98) at Syracuse RHP J.D. Martin (2-1, 3.32) at 10:30AM
Harrisburg lost 6-4 in Akron on Friday night as RHP Adrian Alaniz was knocked around for all six runs on ten hits and one walk over just 3 2/3 innings of work (box/gamer). LHP Yunior Novoa pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit and strikeout a pair. And, RHP Zech Zinicola threw two scoreless innings, scattering three hits and two walks. LF Leonard Davis (1/4) and RF Marvin Lowrance (2/4) each hit two-run home runs for the Senators.
The Senators lost their thirteenth straight road game, getting blanked 6-0 in Akron on Saturday (box/gamer). Harrisburg managed only three hits on offense, a double by Lowrance and singles by SS Michael Martinez and 2B Ofilio Castro. LHP Justin Jones took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks over five innings.
The Senators lost again to Akron on Sunday, falling 8-2 (box/gamer). RF Edgardo Baez was 1/3 with a double and RBI; Lowrance was 1/3 with a run scored; Castro was 1/4 with a run scored; and CF Mike Daniel was 1/3 with one RBI. RHP Zack Segovia took the loss, allowing four runs (three hits) on five hits and three walks over three innings.
Tonight: Altoona RHP Jared Hughes (0-4, 2.79) at Harrisburg LHP Ross Detwiler (0-2, 3.22) at 7PM
Potomac extended their winning streak to eight games with a 12-4 whitewashing of Winston-Salem (box/gamer). Every P-Nats batter had at least one hit, led by CA Sean Rooney who was 4/5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs and two RBI. 2B Dan Lyons and SS Stephen King were both 1/5 with a three-run home run. DH Danny Espinosa was 1/4 with a two-run home run. 1B Chrs Marrero and RF Michael Burgess each had one hit. RHP Erik Arnesen was the beneficiary of all of this offense to move to 4-1 on the season. Arnesen allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out four.
The Saturday game was postponed by rain leading to a doubleheader on Sunday (two seven inning games).
On Sunday, Potomac extended their winning streak to nine, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh en route to a 5-4 victory over Winston-Salem (box).LHP Tom Milone evened his record at 2-2, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings while striking out two. Of concern to Milone was the three home runs he allowed to the Dash. RHP Clint Everts picked up the save, recording the final two outs. Rooney hit the game-winning home run in the top of seventh, his lone hit og the game. CF Francisco Plasencia was 2/4 with a solo homer; Burgess was 2/3 with one RBI; and, DH Dan Nelson was 1/3 with a run scored.
In the second game, The P-Nats win streak was snapped at nine as they fell 3-2 despite another solid start from RHP Colton Willems (box/gamer). Willems allowed three unearned runs on three hits over six innings, striking out four and not walking a batter. Lyons was 1/4 with a double; Marrero was 1/3 with a run scored; and Rooney was 1/3 with a double and RBI.
Tonight: Potomac is off today and returns home for a brief home series on Tuesday
Hagerstown lost their final game of the series against Greensboro 6-3 on Friday night (box). RHP Brad Peacock fell to 0-2 on the season, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings of work while striking out three. Newcomer Randy Matias, a RHP, was touched up for four runs (only one earned) on two hits and a walk over 2/3 of an inning. LHP Autin Garrett threw 2 1/3 shutout innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walks with one strikeout. 2B Jose Lozada was 3/5 with a run scored; CA Derek Norris was 1/4 with a double and two RBI; 1B Robby Jacobsen was 1/3; and newcomer Tyler Moore was 1/4.
The Suns were blasted 10-4 by West Virginia on Saturday night (box). RHP Paul Demny surrendered seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk over 3 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 2/5 with a double; CA Sandy Leon was 1/3 with a run and RBI; Jacobsen scored two runs; 3B Steven Souza was 2/4 with one RBI; and Moore was 2/2 with one RBI.
On Sunday, the Suns took the first game of their doubleheader against West Virginia 5-4 on a two-run single by Moore (1/4) in the bottom of the seventh (box). Lombardozzi was 2/4 with a three-run home run; SS Nick Arata was 2/4 with a run scored; DH Aaron Seuss was 2/4. RHP Marcos Frias was the starting pitcher, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over four innings of work while striking out five. RHP Osvaldo Rodriguez picked up the win in relief, allowing a home run in his one inning of work.
In the second game, the Power gained a split with a 9-7 win over the Suns (box/gamer). Norris was 3/4 with a grand slam; Arata went 3/4 with a double, run & RBI; Souza was 2/4 with a run scored; and Lombardozzi was 1/3 with two runs scored. RHP Patrick Arnold took the loss, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits in just three innings of work.
Tonight: West Virginia RHP Maurice Bankston (1-2, 3.65) at Hagerstown LHP Jack McGeary (0-2, 5.47) at 6:35PM