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Quick Notes: Washington Nationals down on the farm report (Wednesday, May 11th)
Here is a quick look at what the Washington Nationals farm teams were up to last night and a look ahead to tonight's matchups
Here is your daily Washington Nationals down on the farm report and what’s happening on Wednesday, May 11, 2022:
Fredericksburg Nationals (Single-A)
The Kannapolis bullpen fired four shutout innings. On Tuesday night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium, the Cannon Baller offense delivered the lead in the 8th inning in a 3-2 victory over the FredNats.
Geraldi Diaz hit an RBI triple in the 2nd, and then Jeremy De La Rosa hit an RBI single in the 3rd to push the FredNats ahead 2-0. After RBIs from Colby Smelley and Ivan Gonzalez, the Cannon Ballers tied the game at 2 in the 4th.
Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead and eventual winning run in the 8th inning with a groundout. Dustin Saenz started for the FredNats and pitched well, going five innings and allowing five hits and two earned runs. He struck out five.
Peyton Glavine continued his strong season out of the FredNat pen, pitching 1.2 innings and allowing two hits and no runs with three strikeouts. Jack Sinclair took the loss after allowing one run in the 8th, and Orlando Ribalta pitched a perfect 9th.
Upcoming Game: The Fredericksburg Nationals will host the Cannon Ballers again tonight, with the first pitch will be at 12:05 p.m. EDT.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (High-A)
The Wilmington Blue Rocks scored 12 runs against the Brooklyn Cyclones on only eight hits despite getting out-hit by the Brooklyn Cyclones.
The Blue Rocks used a total of six pitchers in their win last night, with LHP Troy Stainbrook getting the win for the Blue Rocks. The team went 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position and Jordy Barley, Cole Daily, Drew Mendoza, and Israel Pineda getting RBIs.
The Blue Rocks only left three players on base all game long.
Upcoming Game: The Blue Rocks continue their five-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones tonight, with the first pitch at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Harrisburg Senators (Double-A)
In the ninth inning, the Senators had the tying runs on base but came up empty in their 2-0 loss Tuesday night to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The Sens twice had a leadoff double but couldn’t push a run across the plate. Ronald Herrera was the tough-luck loser allowing just a single run.
Herrera struck out seven and walked one in his six frames. He allowed four hits and just one run. Reid Schaller pitched a one-two-three seventh for the Senators with a strikeout. Alex Troop allowed a run on two hits in the eighth, and Dakody Clemmer pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts.
Offensively the Senators had just five hits. Mitch Longo led the first inning off with a double but was stranded at third. Jake Alu led the fourth inning off but was left at second. Jackson Cluff had a two-out double in the fifth but was left stranded. Alu was at third after a single and stolen base and was left stranded to end the sixth. Harrisburg put two on with one out in the ninth, but the game ended on a double play.
Upcoming Game: Today, the Senators will continue their Richmond Flying Squirrels five-game homestand. The first pitch is at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
The Red Wings used a second inning avalanche to extend their win streak to four games with an 8-2 win in Worcester Tuesday night. After trailing 2-0 early, the Wings put five runs on the board in the 2nd inning. A two-run RBI double by Andrew Stevenson and a two-RBI triple by Luis Garcia powered the inning.
The four-game win streak matches a season-high for Rochester, which keeps its hold atop the International League East.
Jackson Tetreault settled in after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning on the mound. Tetreault went scoreless over the following four innings and threw eight strikeouts in 5 1/3.
In the ninth, Jake Noll and Garcia hit a pair of solo shots to give Rochester some insurance runs.
Upcoming Game: Tonight, the Red Wings continue their homestand against the Worcester Red Sox's the first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. EDT.