Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Auburn Won, 9-4 END OF SEASON N/A

Auburn 6 Batavia 3
• Johnston 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 6BB, 5K
• Chu (W, 2-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Shepard 3-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Scudder 3-5, R, 2-2B
• Vilorio 2-3, R, BB

The Doubledays erased an early 2-0 deficit with crooked numbers in three consecutive innings as they neutered the Muckdogs in the season finale, 9-4. Kyle Johnston wobbled through four innings, giving up three runs on four hits and six walks while striking out five. Gilberto Chu threw three perfect innings with two whiffs to pick up the win, his second for Auburn. Chance Shepard drove in three on a single, double, and a homer while Jake Scudder doubled twice and singled once to lead the Doubleday offense. Roster moves: OFs Rafael Bautista, Andrew Stevenson recalled to Washington; OF Victor Robles added to 40-man roster, recalled from Harrisubrg.

That’s it, kids. We’re in the semi-offseason. Next up: Arizona Fall League in 5½ weeks.

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.

7 thoughts on “Friday’s News & Notes”

  1. From an e-mail yesterday sent to the P-Nats’ mailing list:

    During recent homestands, we’ve received many questions about our future in Prince William County. As our fans are well aware, we worked very closely this year with the County staff and political leadership to move forward with a stadium project at Potomac Town Center. Unfortunately, that project was not successful for a variety of reasons, but certainly not due to a lack of effort by ourselves, JBG (the developer of Potomac Town Center), and again the dedicated staff and leadership of the County. Please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to pursue options both in Prince William County and nearby in other locations in Northern Virginia. Nothing is more important to our family and staff than to keep minor league baseball in our community for the continued enjoyment of our fans. We continue to expend significant efforts to make this happen, and hopefully will have developments to report before our next season begins in April 2018.

    Most importantly, there is no question that we will be continuing to play at Pfitzner Stadium for 2018, and likely for some time after that while we continue to work on a new home. We promise to continue to provide the best possible quality and affordable entertainment for you and your families, and the opportunity to continue to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals.

  2. Thanks, Luke, for the season of updates.

    KW – I can only fantasize about the P-Nats moving to Fairfax County.

  3. Luke, thanks again for all that you do. I know daily updates are tough but, like many here, you’re the first site i read and I use your posts every day to keep track of the minors.

    Thank you again.

  4. Another fine season, Luke!

    I got really lucky last night–didn’t hear about the Robles promotion until I was on the Metro on the way to Nats Park. So cool to be there for his first at bat–he got the loudest cheer all night except for maybe Taylor’s game saving catch. Robles was obviously amped up–he rand so hard he nearly made it 2nd base before the catch was made on his fly ball.

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