Syracuse won 7-4 yesterday. Jeff Mandel threw 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs. Athaulpha Severino (3-0) picked up the win throwing 1.1 scoreless innings while Joel Peralta picked up his 16thsave, lowering his ERA to 0.75. Boomer Whiting made his AAA de but and went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Peter Orr was 3-4. Chase Lambin hit his 7th homer while Pedro Lopez his hit 2nd homer. The Chiefs are in first place and have a record of 30-20.
Harrisburg Senators fell 11-9. Aaron Thompson got rocked for 10 hits and 7 runs in 5.1 innings. Brad Coon and Javier Solana each had 3 hits. Edgar Baez and Danny Espinosa each had 2 hits. Chris Marrero hit his 8thhomer, Solano his 3rd homer. Harrisburg is 25-26 and sits 8 games out of first.
Potomac Nationals won 4-3. Evan Bronson pitched a strong 6 innings allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. Steve Lombardozzi went 3 for 3 with an RBI and raised his batting average to .295. He has hit .351 and scored 9 runs over his last 10 games. Robert Jacobsen hit his 2nd homer for the Nationals. Nationals are 23-28 and sit 6 games back.
Hagerstown picked up a 4-0 shutout. Paul Demny pitched 5 scoreless innings and recorded 7 strikeouts. Kyle Morrisonn threw 3 scoreless out of the bullpen. Jeff Kobernus went 2 for 4 and Adrian Nieto went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Hagerstown is 28-23 and 3.5 games back.