Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won 7-4. Matt Chico pitched 5.2 innings, allowed 8 hits and 4 runs. Josh Wilkie recorded his 6thsave, throwing 2 scoreless innings. Brian Bixler, Jason Botts, and Peter Orr each had 2 hits. Orr drove in 2 runs. Leonard Davis hit his 13th home run at AAA, 18thoverall on the season. Danny Espinosa was 1-3 and hit his 2nd home run at AAA and 20thoverall. He scored twice and drove in 2 runs. Wilson Ramos also scored twice. Since joining the Nats in the Matt Capps trade, Ramos is hitting .281 with 7 runs and 5 RBI.
Harrisburg Senators (AA) won 9-6. Aaron Thompson pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 hits and 5 runs. Chuck James remains undefeated at AA, picking up the win and improving to 8-0. He threw 3 scoreless innings and struck out 5. Overall, Chuck James is 10-1 with 2 saves and a 1.97 ERA. Cole Kimball picked up his 4th save throwing a scoreless 9th inning. Kimball has a AA ERA of 2.38. Overall, Kimball is an impressive 6-1 with 10 saves and a combined ERA of 2.17. This is Kimball’s first full season as a converted reliever. Bradley Coon had the big bat, going 4 for 5 with 3 doubles, a triple, and driving in 3 runs.
Potomac Nationals (A) won 4-3. Patrick Lehman (4-2) picked up the win out of the Nationals bullpen. Justin Phillabaum picked up his first save, throwing a scoreless 9th inning. Tyler Moore went 2 for 4 and drove in his 83rdrun of the year. His batting average has gone over .250 to .253 after hitting sub-.200 for over half the season. Moore has been on an absolute tear. Nick Moresi was also 2 for 4.
Hagerstown Suns (A) split a double header. They fell in Game 1 5-4. Paul Demny pitched just 1.2 innings allowing 3 hits and 5 runs. Adrian Sanchez went 2 for 4 and scored twice. JP Ramirez smacked his 14thhome run and doubled while driving in two runs. In Game 2, the Suns retaliated with a 9-4 win. Rick Hague went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs. Adrian Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a run. Since being promoted from the rookie Gulf Coast League, Sanchez has played in 5 games with Hagerstown and is hitting .450 (9 for 20) with 6 runs and 6 RBI. JP Ramirez went 3 for 4 with 3 runs and an RBi. Ramirez has a 7 game hitting streak and over that streak is 13 for 28 (.464) and hitting .361 over his last ten games.
Vermont Lake Monsters (A) won 6-1. Taylor Jordan (2-2) pitched 5 innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 run. Ryan Demmin picked up his 2ndsave, throwing 3 scoreless innings. Chad Mozingo was 2-3 with a double and a run. Blake Kelso went 2-4 scored twice and drove in a run. He is hitting .317. Wade Moore went 2 for 3 and drove in 3 runs.
Gulf Coast Nationals (Rookie) were postponed.