Across the Affiliates 08/19-20/07

Jason Bergmann made another rehab start for the Clippers on Saturday evening, allowing no runs on only four hits with six strikeouts over six innings as Columbus blanked Toledo 6-0 (box). Jesus Colome, Hector Carrasco, and Arnie Munoz pitched the final three perfect innings sealing the victory. LF Kory Casto was 3/5 with a pair of doubles, one run scored and one RBI. RF Abraham Nunez was 3/4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. And CA Juan Brito was 4/4 with a run scored and one RBI. The Clippers game on Sunday was cancelled due to rain. No word on when/if the game will be rescheduled.

Tonight: LHP Billy Traber (2-2, 2.35) opens a brief four-game home series against Louisville. He matches up with Bats RHP Tom Shearn (6-10, 4.25) at 7:05PM

Every Harrisburg batter had at least one hit as the Senators thumped the Bowie Bay Sox 10-3 (box/gamer). The Senators managed to pile up eighteen hits yet only one (a Dee Brown double) was for extra bases. CF Roger Bernadina was 3/6 with three runs scored and his 35th stolen base of the season. SS Marcos Yepez was 2/4 with one RBI and two runs scored. 2B Brandon Powell was 2/4 with a run scored and three RBI. DH Josh Whitesell was 2/4 with three RBI. LF Tony Blanco was 2/4 with a run scored. CA Javi Herrera was 2/3 and 3B Ofilio Castro was 2/5 with one RBI. Almost lost in all of this offense was a solid pitching performance from Jim Magrane who allowed only one unearned run over seven innings to pick up his fifth win of the season. Magrane surrendered only five hits and two walks while striking out eight. The Sunday game against Bowie was cancelled due to rain. It will not be made up.

Tonight: RHP Garrett Mock (1-4, 6.00) opens the series in Connecticut against Defenders RHP Brooks McNiven (6-5,2.92) at 7:05PM

A three-run first inning was all the offense the Pelicans needed as Myrtle Beach defeated Potomac 4-2 on Saturday (box). Cory VanAllen took the loss allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits over three innings. Craig Stammen provided impressive relief with four shutout innings allowing only one hit and striking out five. The P-Nats had seventeen baserunners but were only 1/18 with runners in scoring position. SS Ian Desmond was 1/4 with a run scored and stolen base and CF/RF Mike Daniel was 1/3 with a pair of walks and two stolen bases. On Sunday, Shairon Martis was knocked around for ten hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings as the P-Nats dropped the series to Mrytle Beach with a 5-2 loss (box). CF Justin Maxwell was 2/5 with his 18th stolen base in the Carolina League. And 3B Leonard Davis was 2/4.

Tonight: LHP Ross Detwiler (0-2, 11.05) looks for his first win of the season in Kinston against Indians RHP Jim Deters (10-3, 2.00) at 7:00PM

Hagerstown dropped a 6-4 decision to Greensboro on Saturday as three Michael Martinez errors led to four unearned runs (box). The errors bring Martinez’ error count this season to 34. Erik Arnesen started for the Suns and was charged with all six runs though only two were earned over four innings of work. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out three. CF Francisco Plasencia was 2/3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored. LF Francisco Guzman was 2/4 with a pair of doubles and one run scored. On Sunday, Jeff Mandel allowed four runs on six hits over four innings as the Suns dropped the game (5-1) and the series to Greensgoro (box). Devin Drag made his Sally League debut allowing one hit over 2/3 of an inning. And Yader Peralta pitched two shutout innings allowing only one hit and striking out four. Plasencia was 2/4 with a double and a run scored and is batting 0.316 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI over his last 10 games. 2B Marcos Cabral was 2/4 with his seventh stolen base on the season.

Hagerstown does not play today.

On Saturday, Vermont won their first post All-Star break game 5-2 in Lowell (box). Jordan Zimmermann pitched fout shutout innings allowed only three hits and striking out three. Edulin Abreu picked up the victory with three innings of relief allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. Martin Beno picked up the save strking out the side in the ninth. CA Sean Rooney was 2/4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored. On Sunday, the Lake Monsters wasted a solid performance by Glenn Gibson blowing the lead in the bottom of the ninth and losing the game 3-2 in ten innings (box). Gibson allowed only one run on three hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts. But reliever Ryan Harrison allowed an unearned run in the ninth (on a Dan Lyons error, sacrifice, wild pitch and sacrifice fly) and a walk-off home run in the tenth. RF Aaron Seuss was 4/5 with a double and two RBI. 2B Stephen King and CF Stephen Englund both made their Vermont debuts with King going 2/5 and Englund 1/4.

Tonight: The Lake Monsters open a quick two-game series in Oneonta with RHP Adrian Alaniz (6-1, 1.74) facing off with RHP Guillermo Moscoso (6-2, 2.49) at 7:00PM

The GCL Nationals were blasted 14-4 by the GCL Dodgers (box). Patrick McCoy started and went two innings allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks while striking out three. Jose Pinales took the loss allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks over four innings. Ryan DeLaughter made his second relief appearance surrendering three runs on two hit and one hit batter over 2/3 of an inning. RF Michael Burgess made the most of his final GCL appearance going 4/4 with his 8th home run and two RBI. Burgess finished his time in the GCL hitting 336/442/617 in 36 games with 8 homers and 32RBI. 3B Steve Souza was 1/4 with a double. On Sunday, GCL Nationals pitchers scattered eleven hits and defeated the GCL Cardinals 3-2 (box). Patrick Arnold started allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over 3 2/3 innings with three strikeouts. Kai Tuomi pitched the next 1 1/3 innings allowing three hits and no runs while striking out two. 2005 19th rounder Bradley Clark made his first appearance since 2005 picking up the win with two innings of relief allowing only one hit and one walk while striking out five. Kyle Gunderson picked up the save with two scoreless innings. CA Sandy Leon was 1/3 with a run scored, 1B Angel De Castro was 1/5 with a run scored, and 3B Souza was 1/4.

Today: The GCL Nationals host the GCL Mets at 12:00PM

The DSL Nationals1 defeated their DSL2 counterparts 6-0 in a rain-shortened game on Saturday (box). Federico Tanco started for DSL1 and pitched all five innings allowing only two hits and two walks while striking out four. Rafael Castillo started for DSL2 allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over three innnings and Rafael Vargas pitched the final 2 1/3 innings allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts. CF Eury Perez was 2/3 with a walk and a run scored; SS Dani Arias was 2/3 with a run scored, two RBI and two stolen bases; 1B Eduardo Urbina was 1/3 with a double, run scored and one RBI; and, 3B Yeurys Tejeda was 1/3 with a double and one RBI for DSL1. RF Eleazar Cuevas and 1B Victor Vizcaino were both 1/2 for DSL2. On Sunday, both DSL1 and DSL2 games were postponed by rain.

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