Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) lost 6-3. JD Martin pitched 4.2 innings, allowed 8 hits and 4 runs. Josh Wilkie, who could be getting a call to Washington soon, pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.30. Colin Balestar continues his rough time, getting hit for 2 runs in 2 innings raising his ERA to 11.35. Wow, what happened to Bally? Seth Bynum, returning from a steroid suspension, went 1-3 with a double and RBI. Chase Lambin was 2 for 4 and is hitting .347. Syracuse sits in first place with a record of 38-27.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) lost 6-3. Aaron Thompson pitched 6 innings, allowed 6 hits and 2 runs. Cole Kimball (1-1) blew the save and took the loss, although he did not give up a earned run, he gave up 4 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings. Chris Marrero is ripping the ball, going 2- again last night with a double and RBI. Over his last 4 games he is 10-20 (.500) and has a 4 game multi-hit streak. Marrero, the Nationals 2006 first round pick, may very well be making a case for a AAA call up. Tim Pahuta hit his 4th homer for Harrisburg, 14th on the season, leading the nationals system. Harrisburg is 11 games out with a record of 30-34.
Potomac Nationals (A) won 13-4 after pounding out 16 hits. They got a great starting performance from Adrian Alaniz (2-3), who pitched 8 innings of 1 run baseball. Steve Lombardozzi, Brian Peacock, Michael Burgess, Derek Norris, and Tyler Moore all had 2 hit games. Moore also drove in 3 runs. Nick Moresi had the big night, going 4-5 with 2 doubles, scored 3 runs, and drove in 4 more. Potomac is 10 games back with a record of 28-37.
Hagerstown Suns (A) lost 7-5. Daniel Rosenbaum threw 5 innings, allowed 5 hits and 3 runs on 3 walks. Kyle Morison (1-4) took the loss and blew the save yielding 2 runs in 2 innings. JP Ramirez,, Destin Hood, Brett Newsome, and Chris Higley each had two hits. Ramirez hit his 5th homer. Justin Bloxom was 1-3 with a double and RBI. He is hitting .319. Hagerstown is 7.5 games back with a record of 31-33.