Syracuse is struggling for offense. Down 2-1 with two outs things looked rather bleak. But Boomer Whiting, pest supreme, worked a walk, stole second, and advanced on the throwing error to second with Danny Espinosa at the plate. Espinosa was down to his final strike, but launched a shoulda been game winning two run dinger into right field for his third homer in 9 games for the Chiefs. Sadly, bullpen FAIL led to a 4-3 loss for Indianpolis. Trade deadline acquisition Tanner Roark only gave up an unearned run in Harrisburg's 7-1 victory over Trenton. Callup Stephen Lombardozzi continued to replace much of the offense lost by Espinosa with his 2-5 night. He's hit safely in all four games since coming to Harrisburg. Garrett Mock made a successful under the radar rehab start for Potomac, giving up just one run while striking out seven in the P-Nats 7-5 win. I would love to have seen what the strike zone was like. By my math, 30 of the 51 outs recorded in this contest were by strikeout, including 14 in 5 innings by Myrtle Beach starter Brett Obelhalzer. Tyler Moore hit his Carolina League leading 23rd HR in the contest. Hagerstown was shut out 4-0. Not much positive to say about this one. Hagerstown managed just four hits.
Links of interest and prospects of interests after the jump.
- Sue Dinem at nationalsprospects.com has complete organization summary for Saturday.
- Harrisburg's closer, Cole Kimball, is featured in this article by Geoff Morrow.
- Morrow also writes about the Harrisburg hit parade in his gamer.
- Fan Fav Boomer Whiting, LF: 2-4, R, BB, K, SB (31)
- Grizzy Fav Michael Martinez, CF: 1-4, 2B, SB
- Collin Ballester, RRP: 2IP, 0R, 0BB, 3K
- Atahualpa Severino, LRP: .1IP, 1H, 0R
- Danny Espinosa, SS: 2-4, 2R, 2RBI, 2R HR, BB, 2SB, GIDP
- Wilson Ramos, C: 0-3, IBB, K, PB, CS against
- Tanner Roark, RSP: (W, 1-1) 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K, fielding error
- Stephen Lombardozzi, 2B: 2-5, R, 2B, K
- Chris Marrero, DH: 0-5, 3K; Marrero's in a big time slump. He's 1-22 with 11Ks over his last six games.
High A Potomac:
- Garrett Mock, RSP (rehab): 4IP, 4H, 3ER, 0BB, 7K, WP, HBP
- Derek Norris, C: 0-3, BB, 2K
- Michael Burgess, RF: 0-2, 2K
- Tyler Moore, 1B: 1-3, 2R, RBI, HR, BB, K
Low A Hagerstown:
- Rick Hague, SS: 0-4, 3K
- Adrian Sanchez, 2B: 1-4, K
- JP Ramirez, LF: 1-4
- Destin Hood, RF: 0-2, 2BB, K
- Eury Perez, CF: 1-3, K, sac bunt