What a week for Luis Garcia who could not be stopped in Rochester as he notched his fifth multi-hit game in his last six games. Garcia now leads all of Triple-A with 18 hits on the season. Another infield prospect, Jackson Cluff, broke out of a slump with a home run at Double-A Harrisburg.
Pitching prospects galore today as four top names made an appearance. Seth Shuman bounced back with a strong five innings while collecting six strikeouts and giving up one run on a solo homer. Shuman was relieved by Zach Brzykcy who earned the save and has yet to give up a run this season. Matt Cronin in Double-A Harrisburg is also pitching to a 0.00 ERA after his third scoreless appearance.
Andry Lara started for Fredericksburg and racked up seven strikeouts in four innings. He pounded the zone all game and ended with a good outing to build on. Lara is ranked as the Nats 6th best prospect per MLB Pipeline.
All in all, it was a big day for many of the Nats farmhands. At Triple-A Rochester, Josh Palacios has been with the organization for two days and has cranked two home runs. He was the 37th ranked prospect in the Blue Jays organization per Prospects1500. You have to think Palacios would rank in the upper 20’s in the Nats system today.