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⚾⚾ The Morning Briefing: Nationals top prospects first game together in Harrisburg
The pair of top prospects played in a lineup together for the first time since Wood has been called up to Double-A.
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fan,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, May 31, 2023. My name is Haden Raymer and this is your morning briefing. Today’s top story is the Nationals top prospects playing together for the first time at Double-A. Let’s dive into everything,
Leading today’s Morning Briefing: James Wood and Robert Hassell III in the same lineup at Harrisburg
The pair of top prospects played in a lineup together for the first time since Wood has been called up to Double-A. It didn’t go well for the pair, as neither recorded a hit in what was a 3-2 loss.
One thing to keep an eye on here is where the organization plays the prospects in the outfield. Last night, Wood was seen in right field while Hassell remained in center field. This could indicate a preference in the organization for the long-term home of these players, but only time will tell.
Top prospects. James Wood and Robert Hassell III.
(📸 Sol Tucker | TalkNats)
The pair will hopefully be seen together in the major leagues this September, but only time will tell.
Nationals lose game two to Dodgers
The Nationals lost again to the Los Angeles Dodgers, this time 9-3. The Nationals threatened a comeback in the top of the seventh, coming back to make it 4-3 in favor of LA, but a J.D. Martinez two-run home run put an end to that.
While it does not make a difference in the result of the game, CJ Abrams had a throwing error too, which led to a three-run bottom of the eighth for the Dodgers.
Your Nats Report Player of the Game is Keibert Ruiz, who went 1-3 with a home run and a walk.
What’s happening at Dukes Grocery in the Navy Yard?
Yesterday a tweet circled the Nats community of Dukes Grocery flying Cubs and Mets flags while the teams were in town.
Hey @DukesGrocery what’s going with your marketing? You need to fly the curly W only!! @TalkNats@NavyYardNats
Many fans were upset by this. One fan emailed Dukes Grocery, letting them know how they felt, and they responded to him.
What do you think about this? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter.
@DukesGrocery@TalkNats@NavyYardNats I emailed Dukes Navy Yard reservations and told them “I’ve been to your your restaurant twice. Enjoyed it. But after seeing this online I have to question my patronage.” I got a reply they agreed and it wasn’t their idea.
Nats fans should stop by and support that sentiment.
Down on the Farm
The Harrisburg Senators lost to a strong Bowie Baysox team 3-2. Jackson Cluff went 0-2 with two walks and a stolen base. Catcher Brady Lindsly went 2-4.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks got walked off by the Asheville Tourists last night 7-6. Jeremy De La Rosa went nuclear, going 2-4 with a walk and two home runs, knocking in four runs. Will Frizzell had a home run of his own but also walked three times. Jared McKenzie reached base every time he went to the plate, going 2-2 with a double and three walks.
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