Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) won 8-6. Matt Chico pitched 6 innings, allowed 6 hits and 4 runs. Atahaulpha Severino pitched 1.1 innings, allowed no runs and struck out two to earn the win, after Ron Villon blew the save opportunity. Severino is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA. Boomwe Whiting was 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Chase Lambin hit his 11th home run, drove in two runs and went 2 for 5. Chris Botts went 4 for 5 with his 4th home run and drove in 2 runs. Botts is hitting .321 since joining the Chiefs 27 games ago. He has 4 multi-hit games in his last 5 games and is hitting a whopping .486 over his last 10 games (17-35).
Harrisburg Senators (AA) lost 5-1. John Lannan continues his struggles after the Nationals demoted him to AA. Lannan (1-2) took another loss, allowing 9 hits and 4 runs over 7.1 innings. He has an ERA in AA of 4.95. Mike Martinez was 1 for 4 with a triple and Tim Pahuta was 1-4 with an RBI.
Potomac Nationals (A) won behind a shutout by Brad Peacock. Peacock (3-9) went all 9 innings, scattering 5 hits and striking out 4 for the shutout, complete game. His ERA is 4.09. Chris Curren was 2 for 5 with 2 runs. Nick Moresi and Jose lazado were both 2 for 4 with RBIs.
Hagerstown Suns (A) won 9-7. Paul Applebee started and allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 4 innings, including 5 strikeouts. Ben Graham (1-0), recently promoted from Vermont, threw 3 scoreless innings and earned his first Suns win, also recording 3 strikeouts. Between Vermont and Hagerstown, Graham has pitched in 11 innings and has not yielded a run yet. He is a combined 2-0. 2009 draftee Dean Weaver earned his 11th save, throwing a scoreless 9th inning. 2009 second rounder jeff Kobernus was 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Kobernus has raised his average to .261. Over his last 9 games, he is hitting .391 (9-23). Francisco Soriano, Justin Bloxom, and Steve Souza, JP Ramirez, and Sandy Leon all had 2 hits each, leading the 15 hit Suns assault. Souza hit his 10th home run. Bloxom is hitting .321.
Vermont Lake Monsters (Short A) lost 4-3. Chad Jenkins (0-1) pitched 5 innings and allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 7. 2009 draftees Kevin Cahill and Mark Herrera each pitched 2 scoreless innings. Davis Frietas and Ronnie Labrie wach had two hits. Frietas, a 2010 15th round pick, is hitting .356 and has hit .382 over his last 10 games. That’s the way to get promoted. Chad Mozingo went 1 for 3, scored and drive in a run.