Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 8

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

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 34-26, T1st place I.L. North, 4½ games ahead

Good Zach Walters .275/.310/.600, 3HR, 8RBI since return from MLB (10G)
Bad Zach Jackson 0-2, 10.38 ERA, 2.08 WHIP in last 10 appearances
Interesting Ryan Mattheus 1BB, 1H, 0R allowed in last 7 appearances (10IP, 33BF)

HARRISBURG SENATORS 18-34, 6th place E.L. West, 14½ games behind

Good Rafael Martin 2-0, 0.00ERA, 0.52 WHIP in last eight appearances
Bad 472 team batting K’s, 11th in 12-team Eastern League
Interesting Still have not won three games in a row (H/T Mayflies & Bigflies)

POTOMAC NATIONALS 32-27, 1st place C.L. North, 2½ games ahead

Good Tony Renda .366/.435/.537 in last 10G
Bad Ian Dickson 1-2, 8.10/4.44/1.58 as a starter (6GS), 7HR total in 48⅓ IP
Interesting Travis Henke 1-0, 2.41 ERA, 1.23 WHIP since May 2 (2-0, 9.35, 2.42 in April)

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 41-19, 1st place Sally North, 6 games ahead

Good Ryan Ullmann 2-0, 1.36 ERA, 1.12 WHIP in 11 appearances
Bad 170 team BB, 9th in 14-team Sally Lg.
Interesting 320 team K, 1st (fewest) in 14-team Sally Lg.

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. 8”

    1. Nats like their toolsy outfielders. CF at Auburn?

      Makes sense because the GCL CF from last season was Bautista. A lot of the other positions can be filled by up-and-coming GCLers such as Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, Marmelejos-Diaz, etc.

      If Jakson Reetz signs, he can join the IFAs in the GCL. Some from the DSL and others repeating the GCL.

        1. My trip to Hagerstown earlier in the week? It was great! The players are so nice, interacting with the fans. I haven’t seen that as much with other minor league teams, but I only go a couple times a year. Maybe it was the smaller crowd, since there’s such a low attendence. I got some nice pictures with a couple players.

          The ballpark is old fashioned, but that didn’t really affect the experience in any way other than that there were fewer concession stands and cash registers, so the lines were longer, causing me to miss a couple innings just waiting in line.

          And the Suns won that day, which was a plus. I also did some outlet shopping, which is always a blast. I think I might go again later in the season and drag a friend along, although Frederick is much more convenient for me.

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