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Across the Affiliates 08/17/07

And the database finally returns …

The Clippers dropped a second straight game in Norfolk, losing 5-2 (box/gamer). Chris Michalak took the loss allowing five runs on eleven hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. 3B Melvin Dorta was 2/2 with a double and a run scored. 1B Larry Broadway was ¼ with a triple. RF Abraham Nunez was 1/4 with one RBI.

Tonight: RHP Collin Balester (2-1, 4.15 ERA) opens a series in Toledo against RHP Ron Chiavacci (10-6, 3.65) at 7:00PM

The Senators took another series besting the Akron Aeros with 9-4 victory on Thursday evening (box/gamer). Mike O’Connor won his second straight start allowing only two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and only one walk. Zech Zinicola picked up only his fourth save of the season with 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief allowing two hits and striking out one. CF Roger Bernadina was the leader on offense going 2/5 with a double and a grand slam. LF Tony Blanco was 2/4 with a double and a two-run home run. And, RF Dan Dement was 2/4 with a double.

Tonight: RHP Beltran Perez (6-5, 4.75) opens the home series against Bowie and LHP Chris Waters (8-9, 4.37) at 6:35PM

After being nearly perfect his last time out, Justin Jones was far from it on Thursday night as the P-Nats dropped the game 8-6 to Wilmington, splitting the four-game series (box/gamer). Jones was touched up for five runs on eleven hits, two walks and a hit batter in only 4 2/3 innings of work. Reliever Eddy Baeza worked 2 1/3 innings allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two. Clint Everts pitched the final two innings allowing only an unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts. SS Ian Desmond was 4/5 with a double and one RBI. This month, Desmond is hitting 412/483/647 over 13 games. 2B Matt Rogelstad was 1/5 but scored three times, including a bizarre play in the fourth where he circled the bases on a misplayed fly ball to LF. The leftfielder was charged with two errors on the play, the first allowing Rogelstad to 3B where he slid in safely as the throw when sailing into the Potomac dugout allowing Rogelstad to jog home. DH Marvin Lowrance was 2/4 with a triple, home run and three RBI. Both CA Devin Ivany and 1B Brett McMillan had two hits in the losing effort.

Tonight: Potomac goes on the road to Myrtle Beach as RHP Marco Estrada (2-3, 6.81) takes on RHP Dustin Evans (2-7, 4.74) at 7:05PM

Hagerstown booted away a late lead with a series of errors, rallied to force extra innings but ultimately dropped a 6-5 decision to Greensboro in 10 innings (box). Yunior Novoa made one of his strongest starts of the season allowing only an unearned run on four hits over five innings while striking out seven. Yader Peralta threw two no-hit innings of relief striking out five. Aaron Jackson allowed two unearned runs on only one hit in 1 1/3 innings. And Coby Mavroulis took the loss allowing three runs (on earned) on five hits over 1 2/3 innings of relief. Once again, the Suns had no problems on offense with six hitters collecting two hits apiece: Michael Martinez had a double and scored twice, Francisco Plasencia drove in two, Marcos Cabral had one RBI, Joe Napoli had two singles, Jhonathan Solano had a double and scored once, and Trevor Lawhorn had a pair of doubles, one RBI and a run scored.

Tonight: Hagerstown continues the home series with Greensboro as RHP Brad Meyers (1-1, 0.00) faces off with RHP Michael Hyle (4-4, 4.83) at 7:05PM

Vermont returned to action after the All-Star break, dropping a 7-3 decision in Lowell (box/gamer). Hassan Pena took the loss as he had one of the rougher outings of the season surrendering five runs on six hits, four walks and a hit batter over 5 innings. Caleb Staudt pitched two shutout innings allowing only one walk while striking out two. In fourteen games this season, Staudt is 1-0 with 2 saves and a 1.38ERA & 0.88WHIP over 26 innings of relief. The Lake Monsters could only manage five hits off of Spinners pitching with 1B Bill Rhinehart leading the way with three hits and two RBI. Rhinehart now has 39 RBI on the season.

Tonight: RHP Cole Kimball (2-3, 4.08) takes the mound against Lowell RHP Jordan Craft (5-3, 4.62) at 7:05PM

The GCL Nationals did not play on Thursday.

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

The DSL Nationals1 swept a doubleheader from the DSL Tigers, winning the first game 2-1 and the second game 14-6 (box1/box2). In the first game, 18-year old RHP Marcos Frias won his sixth game of the season allowing only one run on three hit over 6 innings while striking out six. In fourteen appearances this year (ten starts), Frias has a 2.07ERA & 1.05WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 61 total innings of work. 22-year old RHP Carlos Peralta picked up his 15th save of the season, getting the final two outs. 21-year old 2B Valerio Heredia was 1/2 with a stolen base. 19-year old 3B Yeurys Tejeda was 1/3 with a run scored. In game two, 20-year old LHSP Miguel Aracena allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits over three innings. 19-year old RHP Julio Perez picked up the win with two shutout innings of relief allowing only one hit while striking out three. The DSL Nats had plenty of offense to go around. Heredia was 2/4 with two stolen bases and four runs scored. 21-year old CF Juan Beltre was 1/3 with one RBI and two runs scored. 19-year old 1B Eduardo Urbina was 2/3 with a solo home run and four runs scored. 2B Adrian Sanchez celebrated his seventeenth birthday with his first professional home run, a two-run shot in the first. 19-year old SS Dani Arias was 2/4 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Today: The DSL Nationals1 host the DSL Padres at 11:00AM

The DSL Nationals2 did not play on Thursday.

Today: The DSL Nationals2 visit the DSL Mets at 11:00AM

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