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Washington Nationals Daily Minor League Affiliate Report

(Almost) Daily news, notes and game reports from across the Nats' minor league affiliates.

SYRACUSE (AAA): Tuesday's game between the Chiefs and Pawtucket Red Sox was postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at McCoy Stadium on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:35 p.m.

After an off day Wednesday, the Chiefs and Red Sox will begin a four-game series on Thursday at 6:35 at NBT Bank Stadium.

HARRISBURG (AA): Batting as the visiting team at FNB Field didn’t change Harrisburg’s offensive struggles as the Senators lost to the Hartford Yard Goats, 2-1. Harrisburg’s Tyler Mapes and Hartford’s German Marquez hooked up in a pitcher’s duel as both right-handers traded zeroes early and often.

In the second inning, the Senators (7-10) wasted a golden opportunity after singles from Spencer Kieboom and Zach Collier loaded the bases with only one out. But Adrian Sanchez grounded into a 3-6-3 double play to end the threat and keep the Senators off the scoreboard.

Harrisburg would draw first blood two innings later as Shawn Pleffner scored all the way from first base on a Brian Jeroloman double into the right field corner. That was all the runs the Senators’ offense could muster though as Marquez and two relievers shut down Harrisburg the rest of the way.

Mapes (3-1) tossed his third straight quality start as he allowed two runs on five hits, one walk, and one hit batsman. The Tulane product poured in 42 strikes on only 69 pitches before giving way to Wander Suero and Nick Lee who both pitched scoreless frames out of the bullpen.

The deciding factor in the game was a go ahead, opposite field home run in the sixth inning off the bat of Hartford’s David Dahl.

Jeroloman, who replaced Kieboom in the second inning, was the only Senator to record two hits as five other teammates each collected one.

Harrisburg continues the unconventional series as the visiting team against the Hartford Yard Goats with a 6:30 p.m. start on Wednesday. The Senators send Reynaldo Lopez to the mound looking for his first win of the season against the Yard Goats’ Harrison Musgrave.

POTOMAC (HIGH-A): Erick Fedde earned his first win of the season and the P-Nats beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7-4 at Pfitzner Stadium on Tuesday.

Fedde (1-2) allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk, striking out six.

He was backed by a robust offense for Potomac, which scored three runs in the first and another in second.

Drew Ward led the way with a pair of homers, finishing 3 for 4 with five RBIs, and Andrew Stevenson went 4 for 5 with a double, run stolen base and one RBI.

Raudy Read and Alec Keller both had two-hit days as well as the P-Nats pounded out 12 hits against three Pelican hurlers.

Potomac (12-7) faces Myrtle Beach again on Wednesday at the Pfitz at 7:05 p.m.

HAGERSTOWN (LOW-A): The Suns pushed a run across in the top of the ninth and held on to beat the Asheville Tourists 8-7 on Tuesday in Asheville, North Carolina.

Victor Robles led off the ninth and was hit by pitch by Kelvin Franco. With Max Schrock batting, Victor Robles stole second base, his 11th of the season. Max Schrock walked, and with Kelvin Gutierrez batting, Franco uncorked a wild pitch and both runners moved up. Kelvin Gutierrez then lofted a fly to center to plate Robles. A double play ended the inning.

Mariano Rivera got the side in order to pick up the win (3-0).

The comeback was needed because the Tourists generated a six-run eighth off Taylor Guilbeau and Rivera. Starter Jefry Rodriguez went six innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk, striking out six.

Robles was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run and two stolen bases. Ian Sagdal went 3 for 4 with a double, run and RBI, while Gutierrez and Edwin Lora both had two-hit games.

Hagerstown (14-5) plays at Asheville again on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.