Cade Cavalli and Jackson Rutledge both pitch well Plus Armando Cruz has a Huge Day in Thursday’s MiLB Recap

Class-A Fredericksburg “FredNats” Nationals

An unlucky night for Jackson Rutledge as he was cruising – he had four scoreless innings with only 50 pitches – before the game was suspended for rain in the 5th inning. Sammy Infante and Branden Boissiere both had RBI and the FredNats will pick up this game with a 4-0 lead.

High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks

Matt Merrill and Garvin Alston were electric in the final four innings of the game, not allowing a run and striking out seven combined batters. The offense mustered all of two runs thanks to a Yasel Antuna sacrifice fly and a Darren Baker RBI walk. Kevin Strohschein also had two hits. Blue Rocks lose 3-2.

Double-A Harrisburg Senators

The Senators played a great game all around starting with the two-out RBI single from Drew Millas to tie up the game in the 4th. Jake Alu then took the lead in the next inning with a sac fly. Luis Reyes left it up to the bullpen after five innings of one run ball and six strikeouts. The pen ran with it and did not allow a run for the rest of the game to preserve the one-run lead. Zack Brzykcy earned his 3rd save with the Senators by coming into the 8th with the bases loaded and getting out of the jam, then slamming the door in the 9th. Senators win 2-1.

Triple-A Rochester Red Wings

Cade Cavalli turned in another solid start, as he’s starting to string them together. This time he went five innings and surrendered one run on five hits, a walk, and four strikeouts. Patrick Murphy followed him out of the pen and tossed another scoreless outing. His ERA is down to 1.65 in AAA. Some late scoring from the Red Wings via an Ildemaro Vargas homer in the 7th would be the difference. Wings win 3-1.

Farm System final notes 🎶

What a day for Armando Cruz in the FCL! He went 4-6 with a his first professional homer and five RBI. The slick fielding shortstop wasn’t scouted for his bat, but he’s been tremendous to start the FCL season. Mason Thompson started the game and only managed to get two outs. He’s recovering from a biceps injury he suffered in April. The Nationals DSL did not play.
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