Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won yesterday 8-2. Jordan Zimmerman made his first AAA start on his trek to return to Washington from Tommy John surgery last year, throwing threw three hitless and scoreless innings. Jeff Mandel (5-6) grabbed the win, throwing 4.1 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run. Boomer Whiting had 2 doubles and 2 runs. Mike Martinez went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Kevin Mench and Peter Orr actually had two hits. Seth Bynum drove in two runs.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) won 7-1 behind a strong effort from an impressive Tim Milone. Milone (8-5) threw 6.1 innings, allowed just 1 run on 7 hits, whiffing 12 batters. Milone lowered his ERA to sub-3.00, and sits at 8-5 with a 2.97 ERA. Rafael Martin threw a scoreless 9th, striking out the side. Josh Johnson was 3 for 5 hitting his 3rd home run with two RBI. Marvin Lowrance and Chris Marrero each had 2 hits. Jese Valdez was 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI.
Potomac Nationals (A) won 7-1 behind the arm of Adrian Alaniz. Alaniz (6-3) threw 8 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 strike outs, and just 1 run. Alaniz is now 6-3 with a 2.36 ERA. Daniel Lyons was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 runs. Tyler Moore swing the hot bat, going 2 for 5 and smacking home runs number 19 and 20 on the season and driving in 6 of the Nationals 7 runs. He is hitting .375 over the last 10 games with 3 home runs and 8 RBI.
Hagerstown Suns (A) won 8-3 behind a debut start from Billy Ott (1-0), recently promoted from Vermont. Ott threw 5 scoreless innings and only allowed 1 hit. Another well deserved promotee, Adrian Sanchez, went 2 for 4 and hit his 1st home run. Justin Bloxom (11) and JP Ramirez (13) each homered as well.
Vermont Lake Monsters (Short A) lost 7-4. Matt Swynenberg threw 4 innings, getting racked for 3 hits and 3 runs. Ryan Demmin (0-1) took the loss, pitching 3 innings and allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. Chad Mozingo, Ronnoe Labrie, and Kevin Keyes each had two hits. David Frietas was 2 for 4 and hit his 4th home run, driving in 3 runs. He is hitting .365.
Gulf Coast Nats (Rookie) lost 7-3. Brandon King was rocked for 4 hits and 4 runs in just .2 inning. Mills Rogers went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Dan Leatherman was assigned from AAA to AA. Robert Jacobsen was promoted from A to AA Harrisburg. Daniel Rosenbaum was placed on the 7 day DL by Potomac. Billy Ott and Adrian Sanchez were promoted from GCL Rookie ball to Hagerstown (A