AFL Update: November 13, 2011

The streak is over for Bryce Harper as the Nationals’ 19-year-old wunderkind went 0-for-3 in a 6-4 Scottsdale loss on Saturday.

Harper also committed an error, his fifth of the fall, and made a putout while playing left field. Here’s how the rest of the Nats fared:

…Zach Walters played third base again and notched four assists, but was also hitless at 0-for-2.

…Matt Purke made his third straight scoreless appearance, tossing a 1-2-3 inning for his second hold of the fall with six of his 11 pitches registering as strikes.

…Pat Lehman’s troubles returned as the 25-year-old was torched for four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two.

…Rafael Martin labored through a 28-pitch inning, throwing just 12 strikes, but stranded all three walks he issued.

Just four games remain on the slate for Scottsdale, as they host then visit Salt River on Monday and Tuesday, host Peoria on Wednesday, and finish up on the road at Mesa on Thursday.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

10 thoughts on “AFL Update: November 13, 2011”

  1. Looks like Purke keeps getting better and Lehman worst. Looks to me like Purke could be on the fast-track to the majors …

    I think Tatusko gets a shot before Martin.

        1. There’s an old joke about a gold digger negotiating the terms of her companionship in which the punchline is whether “infrequently” is one word or two… but I digress. I looked over the Syracuse roster and the MiLB.com transaction feed and neither indicates that these two have been resigned. In fact, all of the affiliate rosters appears to be untouched since the FA period began.

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