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Today, the minor league news all starts with Cade Cavalli
on the mound. The team’s No. 1 rated prospect would be the focus of the day based on the importance of each start.
Class-A Fredericksburg “FredNats” Nationals
(2-1) suffered the loss on the mound for Fredericksburg after allowing six runs in the third inning. The FredNats offense could not score enough to overcome the deficit and lost in this series finale. Steven Williams
had an RBI base hit, and Jacob Young
reached base four times. Leandro Emiliani
had a home run in the game and Sammy Infante
stroked a double for the rest of the offensive highlights. Orlando Ribalta
, Pedro Gonzalez
and Jack Sinclair
all put up zeroes in relief.
In conjunction with the Washington Nationals, the Fredericksburg Nationals have announced that three-time MLB All-Star and 2019 World Series MVP starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg
will start Tuesday’s Fredericksburg Nationals game against the Salem Red Sox at Virginia Credit Union Stadium as part of a minor league rehab assignment.
High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks
Wilmington got another nice win led by 3-hit explosions by each of Onix Vega
, Darren Baker
, and Omar Meregildo
. Baker had two doubles and Meregildo had a home run. Yasel Antuna
was 1-for-3 with a triple and he added two walks.
The Blue Rocks bullpen had to cover 6 1/3 innings and they were excellent in this 7-4 win.
Double-A Harrisburg Senators
The Senators lost a tough one by a score of 4-2. Drew Millas
was 2-for-4 on the day and blasted his first Double-A home run.
started for the Senators and went four innings, walking three and striking out five. He allowed three runs on four hits. Alex Troop
went two scoreless innings and Matt Cronin
followed by pitching another scoreless inning in what seemingly appears to be a reliever who pitches every game.
KJ Harrison had two hits, one a double, and drove in the other run in the loss.
Of note, Joe Ross
is scheduled to start on Tuesday on a rehab assignment for the Senators. Still no word on the status of Cole Henry
who hasn’t pitched in 10 days. Earlier today, TalkNats reported that LHP Evan Lee
went on the 7-day IL with a blister on his foot according to sources.
Triple-A Rochester Red Wings
RHP Cade Cavalli had a no-hitter today through his first four innings before giving up just one run in the 5th inning in a game that he had complete control of his pitches and was squeezed by the umpire who could not see the movement on the pitches. He exited in a 1-1 tie and he got run support from a Donovan Casey
had a 2-for-4 game and knocked in the other run in the game that ended in a tough 4-2 loss.
Farm System final notes 🎶
The Nats’ minor league system reversed their Saturday results with a 1-3 Sunday. Not a lot of highlights despite what you just read.