Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won 7-3 behind the arm of Ross Detwiler (1-0) and the Chiefs bullpen. Detwiler threw 5 innings, scattered 5 hits on 1 run to earn the win. Impressive rehab start for Detwiler, as he works his way back to Washington. Mike Martinez remains one of the hottest hitters in the Nationals system over the last month. He went 2 for 5 and scored a run.. He has a 7 game hitting streak in which he has gone 14 for 27 and has 4 consecutive multi-hit games. Martinez raised his AAA average to .315. Jason Botts went 3 for 4 and knocked in a run. Over his last 10 games, Botts is hitting .370. Leonard Davis hit his 15th AAA home run, 209th homer on the year. Davis has now hit over 20 home runs in 3 of his last 4 minor league seasons.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) lost to New Hampshire 3-2 last night. Aaron Thompson pitched 5.1 innings, allowed 5 hits and 4 walks on 2 runs. Victor Garate (1-1) took the loss allowing a run in the 9th inning. Chris Marrero was 2 for 4 with a double. He is hitting .294. Michael Burgess went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run. It was his 3rd AA home run and 15th on the season. Steve Lombardozzi hit his 4th AA home run. Lombardozzi is batting .294 at Harrisburg and a combined .293 on the season.
Potomac Nationals (A) bombed Salem 10-3. The Nationals pounded out 16 hits to score the 10 runs. Derek Norris was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Carolina League MVP Tyler Moore was 3 for 4 with an RBI. He raised his batting average to .266. Sean Rooney and Sean Nichol added multi-hit games and drove in a run. Jamar Walton went 3 for 5 with a double and a home run. Evan Bronson (4-7) earned the win throwing 6.1 innings, scattering 7 hits and allowing only 1 earned run. Bronson lowered his ERA to 3.88. Rob Wort threw a scoreless 9th inning and lowered his impressive ERA to 1.13 with Potomac. On the season, Wort is 6-0 with 8 saves and a combined ERA of 1.93.
Hagerstown Suns (A) lost 8-6. Mitchell Clegg threw 5 innings and allowed 7 hits and 3 runs. Luis Garcia (4-4) took the loss, getting pounded for 4 hits, 3 walks, and 5 runs over 2 innings. 2010 draftee Rick Hague went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Hague, a highly touted prospect in the 2010 draft, raised his batting average to .316. JP Ramirez was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles. Sandy Leon went 3 for 4.