Tag: DH

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Max Scherzer, and the case for the DH in the National League

Max Scherzer, with his Nats up 2-1, led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a single off Toronto starter Maco Estrada. The hit extended Scherzer’s modest five-game hitting streak, which itself is no fluke, if only judging from his first at-bat Tuesday night, an epic 10-pitch duel that featured four two-strike foul balls.


Chris Davis not on Baltimore ALCS roster: Good move?

Whatever temptation was there for Baltimore manager Buck Showalter to put first baseman Chris Davis on the O’s American League Championship Series roster was tempered by the obvious.


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Potomac Nationals take 2-1 lead in Carolina League finals

DH John Wooten pelted two home runs including the go-ahead two-run shot in the fourth inning as the Potomac Nationals (4-1, 3-0) defeated the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-3, 0-1) 12-7 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Mills Cup Championship.


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Potomac Nationals even Carolina League championship series

DH John Wooten propelled a three run home run in the top of the sixth inning to left field to give the Potomac Nationals (3-1, 1-1) a 3-0 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-2, 3-2) in Game Two of the Mills Cup Championship Series.


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Potomac Nationals sweep Keys, eliminate Frederick from wild-card race

The Potomac Nationals (77-58, 39-27) swept the Frederick Keys (65-71, 33-36) at Harry Grove Stadium in a Sunday doubleheader by the final scores of 6-5 and 5-4.


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Frederick Keys drop Potomac Nationals, 4-3

The Potomac Nationals (75-58, 37-27) were edged by the Frederick Keys (65-69, 33-34) in the series opener of a three-day, four-game road set by the final score of 4-3 on Saturday night at Harry Grove Stadium.


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P-Nats sweep Wilmington, clinch Carolina League playoff berth

The Potomac Nationals (75-55, 37-24) clinched a 2014 second-half Carolina League Northern Division Championship at Frawley Stadium by beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-69, 29-34) in Game One of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening by the final score of 3-0.


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Potomac Nationals split Sunday doubleheader with Keys

The Potomac Nationals (72-54, 34-23) split their Sunday doubleheader at Pfitzner Stadium with the Frederick Keys (59-68, 27-33) by losing 4-3 in Game One and crushing the Keys 12-1 in the nightcap.


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Potomac Nationals survive Carolina rally, win 7-6

The Potomac Nationals (67-53, 29-22) survived a furious 9th inning rally by the Carolina Mudcats (54-68, 25-30) on Sunday night at Pfitzner Stadium to capture a 7-6 victory in the series finale.


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Potomac Nationals dash past Winston-Salem for sixth straight win

Nationals 3B John Wooten launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Thursday afternoon’s contest to give the Potomac Nationals (64-49, 26-18) a 6-4 series sweep over the Winston-Salem Dash (54-62, 24-23).


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Staunton’s Gunnar McNeill named Valley League Player of the Year

Staunton first baseman Gunnar McNeill was voted the Valley League Most Valuable Player in a vote of league administrators and media. McNeill was joined by Front Royal’s Jake Harper as the Pitcher of the Year.


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Potomac Nationals sweep doubleheader from Carolina Mudcats

The Potomac Nationals (61-49, 23-18) swept the Carolina Mudcats (50-60, 21-22) in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon by scores of 5-2 and 9-4.


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Potomac Nationals take sloppy 4-2 win over Carolina

The Potomac Nationals (59-49, 21-18) claimed a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Mudcats (50-58, 21-20) on Friday evening at Five County Stadium in the series opener of a three-contest road set amidst continuous light rainfall.


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Valley League Playoff Scoreboard: Aug. 1

Valley League playoff scoreboard for Aug. 1, plus updated schedules.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 31

Valley League playoff scoreboard from a busy series of first-round Game 3s, plus the schedule for Friday’s Game 1s in the VBL semifinals.


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Valley League Playoff Scoreboard: July 29

Valley League playoff scoreboard for July 29, with a look at the schedule for Game 2 in the four first round playoff series.


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Potomac Nationals rally falls short in 8-6 loss to Myrtle Beach

The Potomac Nationals (58-48, 20-17) dropped game two of a three game series against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (65-43, 21-19) by an 8-6 count on Tuesday night.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 27

Valley League scoreboard for July 27, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 26

Valley League scoreboard for July 26, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Potomac Nationals get walkoff 3-2 win over Carolina Mudcats

DH Mike McQuillan hit a solo home run and won the game with a ninth inning RBI-single as the Potomac Nationals (57-46, 19-15) defeated the Carolina Mudcats (48-55, 19-17) 3-2 on Saturday night at Pfitzner Stadium.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 25

Valley League scoreboard for July 25, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 24

Valley League scoreboard for July 23, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 23

Valley League scoreboard for July 23, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 22

Valley League scoreboard for July 22, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 21

Valley League scoreboard for July 21, plus updated league standings and an updated VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 20

Valley League scoreboard for July 20, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 19

Valley League scoreboard for July 19, with updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedules.


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Three-run ninth lifts Wilmington past Potomac Nationals

The Potomac Nationals (51-44, 13-13) and Wilmington Blue Rocks (47-48, 14-13) battled for eight innings before the first run was scored in a tightly contested 3-0 game that Wilmington ultimately won.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 18

Valley League scoreboard for July 18, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 17

Valley League scoreboard for July 17, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Rocks dig the long ball: Wilmington powers past Potomac

The Potomac Nationals (50-42, 12-11) were swept by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (45-47, 12-12) in two seven-inning games on Wednesday night.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 16

Valley League scoreboard for July 16, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 15

Valley League scoreboard for July 15, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 15

Valley League scoreboard from July 15, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Potomac Nationals defeat Frederick in 13, 2-1

DH Tony Renda supplied the game-winning RBI-single in the top of the 13th inning as the Potomac Nationals (11-9) beat the Frederick Keys (10-13) on Sunday afternoon, 2-1.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 13

Valley League scoreboard for July 13, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 12

Valley League scoreboard for July 12, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 11

Valley League scoreboard for July 11, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Potomac Nationals blank Frederick, 4-0

The Potomac Nationals (48-40, 10-9) were propelled over the Frederick Keys on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium in the series opener of four contests by the brilliance of RHP Austin Voth, who extended his scoreless innings streak to 19.0 frames in a 4-0 shutout victory for the visiting club.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 10

Valley League scoreboard for July 10, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 9

Valley League scoreboard for July 9, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 8

Valley League scoreboard for July 7, with updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Valley League Scoreboard: July 5

Valley League scoreboard for July 5, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.


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Potomac National drop opener in Wilmington, 8-2

The Potomac Nationals (44-36, 6-5) were outplayed by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (38-43, 5-8) at Frawley Stadium on Tuesday night and fell by the final score of 8-2 after the Blue Rocks went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.


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Valley League Scoreboard: June 29

Valley League scoreboard for June 29, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.