Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) fell 4-1 last night. Shairon Martis (2-4) allowed 7 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings to take the loss. Colin Balestar, who seems to be making the move to the bullpen, pitched a scoreless inning and record a strikeout. C Jaime Burke was 2 for 3 with a double and Josh Whitesell knocked in the only Chiefs run.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) won 4-1 behind a strong start from Tom Milone. Milone pitched 5.2 innings, allowed 1 run on 5 hits and struck out 7. Cole Kimball continues his seemless bullpen transition, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out 3. He has not yielded a run at AA since being promoted three games ago. Zechery Zinicola earned his 3rdsave throwing a scoreless inning. Combined between AA and AAA this season, Zinicola is 1-0 with 4 saves and a 2.88 ERA. Brad Coon was 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Mike Martinez also went 2 for 4. Martinez is 11 for 30 over his last 6 games. Tim Pahuta added an RBI double.
Potomac Nationals (A) lost 9-1. Despite a great start by Adrian Alaniz, who threw 5.2 scoreless innings and recorded 6 strikeouts, the Nationals bullpen got battered. Justin Phillabaum allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in 1 inning, while Lu Garcia got hammered for 5 hits and 6 runs in just .2 innings. Robert Jacobsen and Nick Moresi both went 2 for 4. Jacobsen homered for the second consecutive night.
Hagerstown Suns (A) dropped a 14 inning game 8-7. Daniel Rosenbaum started for the Sun and pitched 4.2 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs, only 1 was earned. His season ERA is 1.56. Ron Wort blew the save, getting hit for 4 hits and 2 runs in 2 innings. Patrick Arnold (1-2) took the loss, pitching 3 innings and lowing 1 run. JP Ramirez was 3 for 6 and hit his 4th homer. He scored twice and drove in 2 runs. Chris Higley was 4 for 6 with 2 runs and 2 RBis.