AFL Update: Nov. 17, 2017

The Solar Sox ended the regular season with a thud, losing to Suprise, 10-5.

Three Nationals saw game action.

Daniel Johnson led off and played center field, going 1-for-5 with a two-run double and two strikeouts. Defensively, he had three putouts.

Kelvin Gutierrez (pictured) took third base and had an assist and an error. At the plate, he went 1-for-4.

Austen Williams was lit up for five runs again – this time on five hits over 2/3rds of an inning. In nine AFL appearances, he’s had just two outings in which he did not allow a run.

Today’s an off day before tomorrow’s obligatory Championship Game between the Solar Sox and the Javelinas. The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network and MLB.com at 3 p.m.

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.

4 thoughts on “AFL Update: Nov. 17, 2017”

  1. Well, the Nats AFL representatives have basically pitched as expected:
    Bacus: 5.23 ERA
    Williams: 10.67 ERA
    McGowin: 4.79 ERA

    The only exception being Cordero, who was surprisingly effective: 1.50 ERA, but more importantly only 2 BB in 12 IP.

    1. Despite the very obvious SSS, I’m intrigued by what Cordero has done. With someone with the talent he has, you always hope that some pitching coach along the line will have the magic piece of advice that flips the switch.

      Conversely, the future isn’t looking bright for Williams. He’s failed two seasons in a row to stick at AA, and now this. The Nats sure have given him every chance, so they must see something in him. I’ve read here and there that he’s always been one of the team-leader types.

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