Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 9

Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

Our weekly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues.

SYRACUSE 27-37, 4th place I.L. North, 13 games behind

Good Ross Detwiler 2-1, 2.79ERA, .219 OBA in June
Bad Chris McConnell, .166/.240/.245
Interesting Tom Milone IL Leader, 76Ks (9.7/9IP)

HARRISBURG 36-28, 1st place E.L. West Division, 3 games ahead

Good Steve Lombardozzi .403/.464/.548 in June
Bad Pat McCoy 6HR in 25⅔ IP
Interesting Garrett Mock 24⅔ IP, 25H, 23R, 23ER, 22BB — still on 40-man roster

POTOMAC 28-39, 4th place C.L. North Division, 13 games behind

Good Cameron Selik, 2-0, 0.86ERA, 0.91WHIP in June
Bad Cutter Dykstra 48K in 51G, .253OBP
Interesting Mitchell Clegg 17 unearned runs in 11 appearances

HAGERSTOWN 37-30, 3rd place Sally League Northern Division, 2 games behind

Good David Freitas .411/.492/.679 in June
Bad 2-8 in last 10 games, six straight losses (current)
Interesting Paul Applebee 5-1, 3.86, 1.13WHIP in relief

DSL NATIONALS 7-8, 5th place, Boca Chica South Division of Dominican Summer League, 3 games behind

Good Anthony Marcelino (Age 18) 1-0, 0.57 in 1st three starts
Bad Raudy Read (Age 17) .143/.167/.171 in 10G
Interesting Inocencio Heredia (Age 19) 2-1, 2SV in 5 appearances

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of 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.

4 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 9”

  1. I can only imagine the agony that Elliot & TBRFan and all the other regulars are feeling at Hagerstown the last 10 days. All that great playing flushed right down the toilet.

    I see great things for Potomac in the 2nd half.

    Harrisburg is by far the best story this year down on the farm.

    1. Honestly, I don’t think i’m angry. I think disappointed is a better word.

      I just like seeing good games played, regardless if they win or not. Yesterday’s two games were like watching a train wreck – you know it’s going to go bad and you try to look away, but you can’t and you’re sucked in. 🙂 The good players (Kelso and Freitas, along with Sanchez) are still pluggin’ along. I think everyone else said “check please”!

      If I can direct “anger” at anyone it would be the coaching staff making bone-head calls/moves, etc. that are obviously NOT in the best interest of the team, as well as not “sitting” on Harper earlier in the season when his antics were starting to get out of hand. I know they are told what to do the majority of the time from higher up, but geez….starting McCatty when you need a win????

  2. Regarding the Interesting line for Harrisburg – That should be more Curious, as in WHY is Mock still on the 40-man with those numbers?

    I know, I know, Rizzo has had a man-crush on the kid since he drafted him, but please.

  3. Something to me stinks. II am disgusted and disappointed . My guys just fell apart the last 10 games. I feel bad for guys who really worked their tail off. I said this on this site before and Ii will never change. I understand PLAYER DEVELOPMENT , but teach these young men the feeling of winning, from rookie to triple A and it will become infectious . Great 1st half Frietas,Kelso, Manno Harper . We need to focus in on our defense and, quite honestly 3-4 pitchers are in danger of a demotion .

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