Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won last night 4-2 behind strong pitching from Jeff Mandel (4-3). Mandel pitched 7 innings, allowed 10 hits, struck out 7 and allowed 2 runs to earn the win. Victor Garate pitched 2 scoreless inning to earn his first save. Chase Lambin (10) and Chris Botts (3) homered for the Chiefs. Boomer Whiting was 2-4 with a double.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) lost 4-1. Ross Detwiler (0-1) pitched 4 innings allowed 6 hits and just 1 run, but took the loss. Adam Carr threw 3 scoreless innings of relief. The Senators managed just 8 singles all night, one coming from Tim Pahuta, who knocked in the only Senators run.
Potomac Nationals (A) won 5-2. Evan Bronson (3-5) pitched 7 innings, allowed 7 hits and 2 runs t earn the win. He struck out 5. Bronosn lowered his ERA to 3.89. Dan Leatherman picked up his 5th save pitching a scoreless 9th. His ERA sits at 2.11. Josh Johnson hit his 2nd home run. Steve Lombardozzi was 1-3 with a triple.
Hagerstown Suns (A) won 6-4. Graham Hicks threw 6 innings and allowed 7 hits and 1 earned run. Patrick Arnold (2-2) picked up the bullpen win, throwing 2 scoreless innings. Jeff Kobernus went 3-5 and scored 2 runs. He raised his average to .255. Justin Bloxom was 2-3 with a run and an RBI, he is hitting .325. Deston Hood was 2-4 with a double, run,and an RBI. He is hitting .281.
Vermont Lake Monsters (S-A) won 10-4. Bobby Hansen (2-1) earned the win, pitching 5 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs. Mark Herrera pitched 2 innings, allowed 1 run on 1 hit. His ERA sits at 1.29. Jason Martinson went 1-5 with a double and an RBI. David Frietas went 2-5 with 2 runs. He is hitting .313. Wade Moore also had2 hits. The big bat on the night was Marcus Jones who went 2-5, smacking 2 home runs and driving in 6 runs.
Gulf Coast League Nats (Rookie) suspended for rain