Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won 7-2 behind 5.1 string innings from new Nats P Yuneski Maya. Maya allowed just 1 run on 6 hits and 3 strikeouts in his AAA debut. Jeff Mandel, Josh Wilkie, and Andrew Kown combined for 3.1 innings of relief. Mike Martinez remains on fire at the plate, going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Martinez’s AAA batting average climbed to .311 since his promotion and is batting .444 over his last ten games. Seth Bynum was 3 for 3 and Carlos Maldondo added 2 hits. Jason Botts hit a grand slam and drove in 4 runs.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) won 2-1 behind a good start by Tanner Roark. Roark threw 6.1 innings and scattered 5 hits and 1 run. Cole Kimball threw a scoreless 9th to earn his 11th AA save and his 17th save overall, lowering his combined ERA to 2.00. Josh Johnson was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.
Potomac Nationals won 4-2. Marcus Frias (7-5) threw 6 innings allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run to earn the win. Patrick McCoy picked up save number 5 and is 2-1 with 5 saves and a 2.86 ERA on the year. Robert Jacobsen was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Tyler Moore was 2 for 4 with a run. Daniel Lyons and Chris Curren each added two hits on the night.
Hagerstown Suns (A) bombed Lexington 9-1. Second round pick Sammy Solis pitched his first 2 professional innings and did not allow a hit or run, but recorded 1 strikeout. Paul Applebee (6-5) went the rest of the way, throwing 7 innings and allowing just 1 run on 5 strikeouts. Rick Hague doubled, went 2 for 5 and scored twice. The 2010 third rounder is batting .310. Justino Cuevas was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. JP Ramirez was 2 for 5 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Eury Perez was 2 for 3 and raised his batting average to .298, on the cusp of .300. Adrian Nieto homered for the Suns.
Vermont Lake Monsters (Short A) won 6-4. Mark Grace through 4.2 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 runs. Dustin Crane (2-2) picked up the win in relief throwing 3 scoreless innings. Blake Kelso was 2 for 3 with 2 runs. He is batting .311. Russell Moldenhauer was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Ronnie Labrie also added 2 hits