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Espy awards ball to right field seats; Senators and P-Nats Win; Upper minors report 8/14


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.

AAA Syracuse:

  • 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

AA Harrisburg:

  • 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
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