Trio Tosses Shutout: Mayque Quintero, Christopher
Schroder, and Devin Perrin combined for a five-hit shutout for A Potomac. Quintero
pitched the first five innings of the 2-0 win over Myrtle Beach and Schroder
and Perrin finished up with two innings each. Schroder, who has been in both
AAA and the rookie league this year, has not allowed an earned run in four
appearances with Potomac.
Self-Imposed Hard Luck: Rich Rundles of AA Harrisburg
was charged with all seven runs in the Senators’ 7-3 loss to Akron, but only
two of them were earned. It’s not as though he was totally blameless in those
runs being scored, however. His fielding error opened the floodgates for five
Aeros runs in the third inning, all of which ended up scoring after two were
out. Rundles’ wild pitch in the sixth set up Akron’s final two runs, both of
which were earned. Fielding mishaps aside, Rundles probably deserves better
than his 6-8 record with his 3.53 ERA.
Blown Save: AAA New Orleans jumped to a 3-0 lead over
Las Vegas, but starter Chad Durbin yielded two runs, both unearned, in the
fifth inning and then Joe Horgan blew the save opportunity by giving up one in
the seventh and three in the eighth.
Streak Snapped: Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals’ first-round
pick in the recent draft, had his modest eight-game hitting streak snapped in
the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. The third baseman, playing for
Harrisburg, has seen his batting average rise to .284 and, according to sources
with the Senators, he is seeing the ball better than anyone expected for a
player less than two months into his pro career.
Moving on?: Matt Cepicky, who batted .278 for the Nationals in a brief July
callup, is hitting .268 with 14 home runs and an OPS of .819 for New Orleans.
Once considered one of the organization’s top prospects, Cepicky is not on the Nats’ 40-man roster and
will be a free agent this offseason. It is considered unlikely that he will be