Five Game Slate for Friday’s MiLB Recap

The Harrisburg Senators had a doubleheader today to make up their rainout yesterday. The pitchers on the bump across the system were Jackson Rutledge (A), Tim Cate (A+), Ronald Herrera (AA), Steven Fuentes (AA), and Sterling Sharp (AAA).

Class-A Fredericksburg “FredNats” Nationals

Jackson Rutledge gave up six runs on six hits, but five of the runs came on a pair of doubles. The former first-round pick’s ERA now stands at 14.85 for the season. The bullpen held it down after his departure. Jacob Young and Jeremy De La Rosa were the only two hitters to tally multiple hits for the FredNats. They notched four runs on seven combined hits. Allan Berrios hit his first homer of the season, a three-run shot. Rutledge’s performance would be a losing one, FredNats lose another one 6-4.

High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks

Tim Cate didn’t walk anyone in his six innings but still yielded four runs on six hits. The bullpen went five innings and only allowed one to make it five combined. On the offensive side, there was only two runs scored on five hits including a home run from Ricardo Mendez. That wouldn’t be enough as they lose 5-2. Relatively uneventful game.

Double-A Harrisburg Senators

In Game 1, Ronald Herrera went all seven innings (7-inning doubleheader) and allowed two runs on six hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Dondrei Hubbard and Mitch Longo led the offense with two hits a piece and the Sens scored seven runs on as many hits. Sens win Game 1, 7-2. Game 2 would go into extras (7-inning game) and K.J. Harrison and Jecksson Flores both came through with RBIs. Combine that with a solid performance from the pitching staff and the Senators took both games of the doubleheader. They win Game 2, 3-1. Of note, it was widely expected that Cole Henry would pitch in one of the games as he had not pitched in eight days. Henry did not appear in either game.

Triple-A Rochester Red Wings

After an exciting walk-off win the night before, the Wings lost big in this one. Sterling Sharp was not sharp and gave up five earned runs in four innings and the offense couldn’t recover. Lucius Fox was the star of the night after tallying three hits including his first homer of the season. Wings lose 10-2.

Farm System final notes 🎶

The Nats’ minor league system had another slow night and to see Rutledge struggle so much at the Single-A level made this a tough night. See you tomorrow.
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