Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Lannan (0-2, 7.50) vs.
DeVries (0-1, 2.87)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Altoona,
6:30 p.m.
Mandel (1-0, 0.96) vs.
Colla (0-2, 5.14)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Winters (1-1, 3.71) vs.
Arroyo (0-1, 10.80)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Meyer (1-2, 6.75) vs.
Holland (1-2, 1.37)

Yesterday was a scheduled off day for three of the four full-season affiliates, and as luck would have it, all four teams will be on the road for the next three before Potomac, Harrisburg and Syracuse return home on Friday. The rainouts also have given us a treat in that Alex Meyer will be pitching near Scouting The Sally’s home base in Georgia, which should give us an opportunity to get a view from “outside the bubble” from a more scouting-oriented prospect writer.

Winston-Salem 4 Potomac 1
• Swynenberg (L, 1-1) 5⅓ IP, 9H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Wort 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bloxom 2-4, 2B, 2K, E(6)
• Moore 1-3, 2B

With two errors to the first two batters, the Dash struck early for two unearned runs while Winston-Salem’s Andre Rienzo stifled the Potomac lineup for seven innings for a 4-1 win over the P-Nats. Matt Swynenberg scattered nine hits over five and a 1/3rd innings, walking none and fanning three, but those two unearned runs did him in for his first loss. The damage could have been much worse, as the Dash batters went just 2-for-17 with RISP and stranded 12 runners. After answering the Winston-Salem’s two runs in the bottom of the 1st with a run in the top of the 2nd, Potomac went in order from the 3rd to the 6th until David Freitas led off the 7th with a single. The last gasp came in the 9th as a hit batsmen (Freitas), double (Justin Bloxom), and a walk (Kevin Keyes) loaded the bases with two outs in the 9th, but Sean Nicol couldn’t connect and went down swinging to end the game.

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 “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. We need Lannan to pick it up, like the last time he was banished to the minors. Whether he is eventually recalled or traded, he is of no use to anybody if he pouts and stinks. I don’t see either of those traits in him, really, so I expect his performance to improve from here on out.


    1. Lannan was better last time out. 6IP with only a solo HR given up. I think he’ll work things out.

  2. Brett Carroll accepted a spot in Syracuse after he cleared waivers. A few questions:
    1) Does he start in Syracuse, and whom does he replace?
    2) Does a player continue to draw a Major League salary during the period he is on waivers?


    1. 1) Probably, considering Mark Teahen has been making starts in the OF and I’ve heard no timeframe for the return of Xavier Nady (and the only thing I’ve heard about him being on the R.L. is that it’s for personal, not disciplinary, reasons)
      2) I don’t know; that’s a good question, but my gut says “probably not.”

  3. Rendon ended up having surgery on an ankle … again. I imagine it won’t be until late July or August if they are conservative with him? No reason not to be.

    1. I’d read “a procedure” in Jonathan Mayo’s blog late last week but haven’t heard/seen anything else. If they pinned him, that should be 4-6 weeks, with probably 4-6 weeks of PT, which is roughly when the GCL starts up (mid-June). But that’s all guesses w/o knowing what the procedure was, or if he suffered other, undisclosed injuries at the same time.

  4. So now the OF in Syracuse is going to be Harper/Brown/Carroll, with occasional starts by Moore?

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