Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 11

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 42-38, 4th place I.L. North, 3½ games behind

Good Zach Duke 8-2, 3.12ERA since May 1
Bad Koyie Hill .100/.171/.200 in 8G since signing as FA
Interesting Since April 22, Chiefs have gone 40-25 after starting 2-13

HARRISBURG SENATORS 40-38, 2nd place E.L. West, 7½ games behind

Good Zach Walters .317/.364/.610 since callup (10G)
Bad Walters, 5E in 10G at AA, 23 overall in 54G
Interesting Paul Demny, back-to-back outings of 7IP, 1R after 3IP, 11R on 6/16

POTOMAC NATIONALS 4-4, T1st place C.L. North Division, 1 game ahead (35-43, overall)

Good Trevor Holder 3-2, 3.18ERA, 1.19WHIP, 5QS in 8G as starter
Bad Matt Grace 20R, 21H, 2HR, 4BB, 3K in last two appearances
Interesting Rick Hague .316/.386/.579 in last 10G

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 6-2, T1st place Sally League North Divison, 1½ games ahead (48-29 overall)

Good Alex Meyer 3-1, 2.51ERA, 0.88WHIP in June
Bad Hendry Jimenez .167/.219/.433 in June
Interesting Cutter Dykstra .333/.378/.500 in last 10G (Happy 23rd Birthday)

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS SUNS 8-3, 1st place Pinckney Division, N.Y.-Penn League, 1 game ahead

Good Wander Ramos .391/.481/.609 in 9G
Bad Bryan Harper 10.38ERA, 2.77WHIP in 3G
Interesting Cody Davis 11K in 4⅔ IP

GCL NATIONALS 4-6, 4th Place GCL East, 2½ games behind

Good Ivan Pineyro 12K in 7⅔ IP
Bad Narciso Mesa 10K, .222BA in 9G
Interesting Mike McQuillan .435/.581/.435, 5E in 10G

DSL NATIONALS 14-8, T2nd Place Boca Chica South Division, 2½ games behind

Good 19 y.o. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz .329/.404/.633 in 22G
Bad 18 y.o. Bryan Mejia .592OPS, 6E in 15G
Interesting 17 y.o. Jonathan Aquino 1.06 WHIP in 5G

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.

16 thoughts on “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 11”

  1. How timely on Bryan Harper. I was wondering how he was doing. Hope his bro is at least sending him some nice gear…

    1. He was spending a lot of time in Viera playing golf and avoiding the crock-a-gators near the water traps. He seems pretty happy, at least according to his tweets.

  2. Hmm I don’t know Luke, given that the 10 game winning streak started when Koyie Hill took over the starting catching duties and ended when they let the better hitting Maldonado catch a game? Koyie Hill is “Crash” Davis … and possibly better.

  3. Looks like Trevor Holder and his super make-up just might pull a Moore and make it after all.

    1. It’s Holder’s third year in high A. He SHOULD be dominating. Don’t get too excited until you see what AA hitters do against him .

  4. How many 10 run games does Matt Grace need before he is pulled from the P-Nats rotation.

    1. Two? One would think that if Swynenberg can go 5+ innings on short notice, he can probably take Grace’s place.

    2. Grace must have incriminating pictures of someone. How else do you explain it? Worst pitcher I have ever seen. He actually makes Wilson Eusebio look good in comparison.

  5. Spike definitely brightened our lives in his Senior years. It’s too bad he didn’t get a chance to train his successor on all things tech.

      1. Spike seemed to be major league material…guess you’ll have to start with a rookie again.

  6. Karns beyond dominant again only run comes on strikeout wild pitch that should have been pass ball. Strikes out four in the inning and 11 overall.

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