Postgame: Not a pretty one for the Erie SeaWolves. Erie’s normally solid pitching staff allowed 10 runs on 15 hits and two errors did not help. Both errors led to Harrisburg runs. … Daniel Fields left after the seventh inning with a possible muscle pull either in his chest or side. He is listed as day-to-day and met with doctors tonight after the game. Erie manager Chris Cron believes he injured himself on a tremendous diving catch or trying to steal second in the bottom of the seventh inning. He was replaced by Jamie Johnson in the top of the eighth. … Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski was on hand for tonight’s game. He will stay in Erie for tomorrow’s game before rejoining the Tigers in Cleveland. … Hernan Perez picked up his 15th stolen base of the season, which is second in the Eastern League. … James McCann and Wade Gaynor each homered for Erie, while Marcus Lemon had an RBI triple and an RBI single in his first two at-bats. … The SeaWolves still hold a five-game lead in the west division after Richmond lost to Trenton 7-3. … Anthony Rendon finished 1-for-4 with a big run-scoring hit for the Senators. His average dropped to .346 but he still leads the Eastern League. …
Harrisburg Senators (21-22) 10, Erie SeaWolves (26-16) 7
All quiet as Erie cannot produce a ninth-inning rally. Postgame notes to come as Erie loses 10-7.
More ugly baseball. Justin Bloxom with a two-out, two-run single and two runs score on throwing errors as Harrisburg takes a 10-5 lead.
Wade Gaynor keeps Erie in this one with a two-run homer on a 2-2 count. 10-7 Harrisburg
Two tremendous defensive plays by the SeaWolves. Wade Gaynor reaches over the tarp to catch a foul ball before Daniel Fields makes a diving catch in center. 1-2-3 inning for Hardy.
Daniel Fields with a one-out single but he is thrown out stealing second. Not much going for the SeaWolves lately. 6-5 Senators
Well that was interesting. After a leadoff double from Jimmy Van Ostrand and a groundout by Sandy Leon, the power at Jerry Uht Park goes out for 19 minutes. The scoreboard was still lit and various lights around the park but not the main lights. Destin Hood then drills an RBI single off the wall on the first pitch after the delay. Ricky Hague follows with a two-run bomb to left center off the light pole to tie the game and knock Saupold out of the game. Blaine Hardy comes in to relieve Saupold and is immediately taken deep off the scoreboard by Brian Goodwin to give the Senators a 6-5 lead. Sean Nicol and Jared Head each walk but Hardy works out of trouble.
Luis Castillo connects on a one-out double but is stranded in scoring position. 6-5 Senators
Warwick Saupold allows two baserunners with two outs but gets Justin Bloxom to fly out to center. Still 4-2 SeaWolves.
James McCann keeps coming through. McCann ripped a two-out single to left to score Daniel Fields and give Erie a 5-2 lead.
Harrisburg – CF Brian Goodwin (.257), 3B Sean Nicol (.208), 2B Anthony Rendon (.350), LF Jerad Head (.270), 1B Justin Bloxom (.243), DH Jimmy Van Ostrand (.333), C Sandy Leon (.235), RF Destin Hood (.243), SS Ricky Hague (.271)
Erie – SS Eugenio Suarez (.211), 2B Hernan Perez (.293), CF Daniel Fields (.275), RF Tyler Collins (.264), C James McCann (.326), 3B Wade Gaynor (.206), 1B James Robbins (.262), DH Luis Castillo (.247), LF Marcus Lemon (.233)
Harrisburg RH Paul Demny (4-3, 5.04) vs. Erie RH Warwick Saupold (3-1, 2.03)
Harrisburg is starting to get to Warwick Saupold. Jimmy Van Ostrand with a one-out single and goes to second on a two-out single by Destin Hood. Ricky Hague then singles to right to drive in Van Ostrand. Tyler Collins’ throw from right field is cut off by James Robbins, who gets Hague caught way off first base for a rundown to end the inning. 2-2
Erie comes through with two more runs. James McCann crushes the first pitch of the inning off the batter’s eye for a solo home run. Wade Gaynor follows with a double off the wall and eventually comes around on a two-out single from Marcus Lemon. 4-2 SeaWolves
Some two-out lightning for the Senators. Sean Nicol with a line single to centerfield before prized prospect Anthony Rendon crushes a double off the left-center wall to drive in a run.
1-2-3 inning for Demny. 2-1 Erie
Warwick Saupold retires the first two hitters and had retired five hitters in 12 pitches. After the next two hitters reach, Dustin Hood lines a shot through Saupold, which is caught by Hernan Perez. The old 1-4 liner ends the threat.
After two quick outs to start the bottom of the second, Luis Castillo worked a walk. Marcus Lemon then sent a triple down the right field line to score Castillo. Lemon’s hit looked like a simple double but Destin Hood had trouble getting the ball out of the corner. 2-0 Erie
Warwick Saupold with a quick 1-2-3 inning on three groundouts. Erie responds as Eugenio Suarez walks to lead off the game and goes to third on a single from Hernan Perez. The SeaWolves appeared to miss on their chance to score with two quick outs but Suarez and Perez pulled off a double steal to give Erie a 1-0 lead. Perez with a delayed steal to second and Harrisburg didn’t even react to Suarez taking home. The Senators infielders thought Perez was out at second and were ready to leave the field. Perez now has 15 stolen bases this year. 1-0 Erie
Pregame: The Erie SeaWolves are back in town for an eight-game homestand, including four games against Harrisburg and four with Akron. Ironically, those are the two teams that Erie will contend with to win the division title. … Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is on hand for today’s game as well as tomorrow’s game. … Erie is 14-4 in May and hasn’t lost a series since the SeaWolves’ first road series in Reading this year. Erie is in first by five games and hasn’t been in first this late in the season since 2007. The SeaWolves won the southern division in 2007. … Erie is second in the Eastern League with a .269 batting average, while Bowie is first at .271. … Erie is fourth in the league with 36 stolen bases, including 14 from Hernan Perez, who is second in the league. … Tyler Collins homered on Sunday leads the EL with nine. He is seventh in RBIs with 28. … Harrisburg brings in Anthony Rendon, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Washington Nationals organization. He is the second No. 1 prospect to come to Jerry Uht Park this year as Jesse Biddle pitched for Reading (Philadelphia Phillies) during the last homestand.