Syracuse Chiefs(AAA) lost 6-1 last night despite a solid debut start by Jason Jones, who was recently promoted to AAA from AA. Erik Arnesen was reassigned from AAA to AA. Jones pitched 7.1 innings, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs with 4 strikeouts. Ron Villone got pounded out of the bullpen, not even recording an out but allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. The Chiefs offense could only managed 6 singles on the night.
Harrisburg Senators, Potomac Nationals, and Hagerstown Suns did not play.
Vermont Lake Monsters (Short A) won 5-3 to improve to 3-1. 2008 4th rounder Graham Hicks (1-0) threw 5 innings and allowed 3 hits, 1 run, and struck out 8 to earn the win. 2010 23rd round pick Colin Bates earned the save, pitching 2 scoreless innings, not allowing a hit, and striking out 3. 2010 5thround Jason Martinson, the highest Nats pick to sign thus far, was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Martinson is 4 for 10 in his first three games. 2010 10thround pick Blake Kelso was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. 201020thpick Chad Mozingo was 1-4 with an RBi.
Gulf Coast League(Rookies) won 4-2 in their season debut. Kevin Lopez pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 hits, 2 runs and struck out 5. Carlos Martinez threw three scoreless innings and struck out 5. Angel Montilla was 2-4 with a double and an RBi. 35th pick Tyler Oliver was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.