Compiled from team releases:
SYRACUSE (AAA-International League): Due to inclement weather, Friday’s game between the Syracuse Chiefs and the Rochester Red Wings was postponed, marking the second straight postponement between the two teams. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Frontier Field in Rochester, with game one beginning at 12:35 p.m. Game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Right-handers Scott McGregor, in game one, and Bruce Billings, in game two, are slated to start for Syracuse. Mark Hamburger and Pat Dean are scheduled to start for Rochester. The teams will also play a doubleheader in Syracuse on July 10 after yesterday’s postponement at NBT Bank Stadium.
HARRISBURG (AA Eastern League): In Anthony Rendon’s first rehab appearance, the Harrisburg Senators were unable to come back from a six-run deficit in a 7-4 loss to the Reading Fightin’ Phils before 3,265 fans at Metro Bank Park.
Rendon played five innings and went 1-for-2 with a double.
In his fourth start of the season, Austin Voth struggled, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Reading’s four-run fifth inning pushed it ahead, 7-1. James Simmons followed Voth with 1.1 scoreless frames. Paul Demny impressed in two scoreless innings of work, allowing just one hit and striking out a batter. Bryan Harper finished off a solid collective bullpen outing by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Game three of the four-game series will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday night. Joe Ross will take the mound for Harrisburg against Reading’s Zach Eflin.
POTOMAC (High-A Carolina League): Potomac’s (9-6-Overall, 4-4-Home) Wander Suero set a season high pitching seven innings while holding the Lynchburg Hillcats (5-10-Overall, 2-6-Road) to one unearned run on four hits and seven strikeouts in a P-Nats 3-1 win in Game One of the four game series at The Pfitz on Friday night.
It was Suero’s (3-0, 2.50) third start of the season and the third time he toed the rubber against Lynchburg in 2015, a winner in both previous starts against the Hillcats.
Saturday night, a 6:35 pm first pitch, will feature RHP Dakota Bacus (0-0, 2.57) making his second start of the season for Potomac against LHP Michael Rayl (0-1, 4.50) of Lynchburg.
HAGERSTOWN (Low-A South Atlantic League): The Lakewood Blue Crabs manufactured a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat the Hagerstown Suns 2-1 on Friday in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Phillips Valdez allowed just one run — unearned — on four hits and no walks, striking out five over five innings for the Suns, but did not factor in the decision. Ryan Ullman relieved, and in his second inning of work was victimized for the game-winner. He gave up four hits and a run in his two innings of work.
The Suns got their run in the fifth. Jose Marmolejos-Dias singled, went to second on a groundout and scored on Grant DeBruin’s double. DeBruin finished 3 for 3 and is hitting .304 this season.
The series continues Saturday at 4:05 pm.