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Quick Notes: Game Preview and summary: Lynchburg Hillcats (40-38) vs. Fredericksburg Nationals (43-35)
Game preview and summary for Fredericksburg Nationals vs Lynchburg Hillcats, July 8, 2022
Winners of 9 of the last 10 games, the Fredericksburg Nationals look to keep the good times rolling tonight against the Lynchburg Hillcats as the weekend begins at Virginia Credit Union Stadium. RHP Andry Lara starts as the Fredericksburg Nationals pitching staff looks to build on a two-hitter from last night.
The Fredericksburg Nationals have been among the best teams in Single-A in protecting leads this year. Fredericksburg is 36-2 when winning after 7 innings, and 34-1 when ahead after 8, including last night’s win.
RHP Andry Lara, the Nationals’ No. 6 overall pitching prospect in the Washington organization, will look to pitch the FredNats to a game four win in the series with the Lynchburg Hillcats. Lara has struggled at home this year and is still in search of his first win at the home of the season. Lara has pitched 6 innings in 2 of his last 3 starts and has only allowed five earned runs in his last 16 IPs.
AGAINST THE HILLCATS: Lara has struggled against Lynchburg this season, pitching 7.1 combined innings over 2 starts and allowing 7 earned runs with 7 walks and 7 strikeouts.
Lynchburg Hillcats (40-38) vs. Fredericksburg Nationals (43-35)
RHP Andry Lara (1-4, 5.60 ERA) vs. RHP Juan Zapata (2-3, 2.94 ERA)
Friday, July 8 | 7:05 p.m. | Virginia Credit Union Stadium | Game 79 of 132 |
Broadcast: FredNats Baseball Network/MiLB.tv