It’s a new week of matchups for the minor league affiliates.
The FredNats are on the road taking on the Delmarva Shorebirds.
The Blue Rocks are hosting the Jersey Shore BlueClaws.
The Harrisburg Senators are spending their week in Portland to take on the SeaDogs.
And the red hot Red Wings are at home for the week against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Class-A Fredericksburg “FredNats” Nationals
was on the mound and he worked around three walks and a hit to only allow one run in 4 2/3 innings. He left the game due to injury following a passed ball where he had to cover the plate with a runner coming home. It didn’t look like a particularly bad injury, but there haven’t been any updates.
Unfortunately, the bullpen allowed four runs after Saenz came out.
had the games first two RBIs via a sac fly in the 1st and a double in the 3rd. They didn’t score again until a Brady House
solo homer in the 8th and that wouldn’t be enough for the win. House finished 2-for-3 with the homer, a single, and a HBP to put another bruise on his body.
FredNats lose 5-3.
High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks
got it started in the 1st with a solo homer and the Blue Rocks never looked back. They scored seven more unanswered runs, then gave up seven in the next half inning. Drew Mendoza
followed that up with his first home run of the season and that was enough for the win.
The bullpen was the story on the pitching side as they tossed seven innings of one-run ball.
Blue Rocks win 12-7 as the only winner in the entire Nats’ system.
Double-A Harrisburg Senators
The Senators had an underwhelming day at the plate, but they weren’t given a chance with Richard Guasch
‘s start. This is his third start in a row giving up more than two runs in less than five innings (16 runs in 9 2/3 combined innings).
As I said, they weren’t exactly hitting the ball around either. They scratched across a run in the 1st and one in the 9th on three total hits.
Sens lose 6-2.
Triple-A Rochester Red Wings
After Cade Cavalli
had an encouraging start his last time out, he came back and was not good to put it simply. It took him 37 pitches to get two outs and he was pulled before finishing one inning.
The offense didn’t give up after the IronPigs scored ten by the 3rd inning, but it wouldn’t be enough and their win streak was snapped at nine.
Wings lose 11-5.
Farm System final notes 🎶
The Nats’ minor league system had an off-night, especially the starting pitchers. Wilmington salvaged a really bad day for most. Once again, House grabs the headlines.
Tomorrow is a new day.
SALISBURY, MD; Brady House is the Nationals’ top position prospect; Photo by Andrew Lang for TalkNats