Washington’s minor league farm system update!
Four top pitching prospects started a game today in Joan Adon, Cade Cavalli, Evan Lee, and Andry Lara, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with the amount of runs scored against affiliates. Unfortunately, only Lee put up zeros consistently today.
On Sunday afternoon the Red Wings lost a rough one 10-1 with Cavalli returning after a long and unexplainedabsence. All combined, Red Wings’pitchers yielded eleven walks.
The Senators got out to an early lead and never looked back, winning 5-3. The Blue Rocks found themselves at the losing end of a game with one total run was scored. Quite the opposite outcome in Low-A where the FredNats scored 16 runs on 13 hits to win 16-8.
Four top pitching prospects started a game today in Joan Adon, Cade Cavalli, Evan Lee, and Andry Lara, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with the amount of runs scored against affiliates
Class-A Fredericksburg “FredNats” Nationals
I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but the FredNats brought the thump on offense again on their way to a fifth straight win as they are STREAKING. Everyone in the starting lineup tallied a hit while Jacob Young, Brady House, Geraldi Diaz, and Viandel Pena had multiple. House, Pena, Branden Boissiere, and Sammy Infante all HOMERED, and House’s was a tape measure blast.
The 19-year-old, Andry Lara, made his third start of the season and struggled to throw strikes in the 3rd inning after a promising start. It happens. The FredNats bullpen held the Cannon Ballers scoreless for the last six innings of the game and 16 runs ended up being more than enough.
High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks
In Wilmington, Delaware, the Blue Rocks lost the game 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel. Wilmington’s starter, Matt Merrill, yielded one run in 4 2/3 innings and that’s all the Hickory Crawdads needed.
The offense left their bats on the bus, combining for only four hits in the entire game. The only bright spots were an appearance from Doubles Drew Mendoza and reigning “Nats’ MiLB Baserunner-of-the-Year, Jordy Barley, swiping two bags.
Double-A Harrisburg Senators
In Harrisburg, Evan Lee tossed another gritty start. He continues to walk people, but manages to limit damage once again to zero runs.
Triple-A Rochester Red Wings
In Rochester, Cade Cavalli turned in another disappointing outing this time coming against the IronPigs. He simply wasn’t effective as his one strikeout in four innings can attest. The bullpen was just as bad, however Alberto Baldonado was the only reliever to give up a run – he gave up six.
The Red Wings offense managed to scratch across one run on a wild pitch. Besides that, Jake Noll was the only guy who came to play, tallying two hits and a double.
Farm System final notes 🎶
The Nats’ top prospect pitchers had an unpredictably bad day of starting pitching performances. Luckily, there were things to build on like another FredNats blow out and Wilmington’s bullpen mastery, and several position prospects had good days.
Tomorrow is an off day, see you Tuesday.