We are back with another edition of Minor League Monday. This is where we take a look back at the week that was across all four Washington Nationals minor league affiliates, whether it be in Syracuse, Harrisburg, Potomac, or Hagerstown.
This week, another Washington National began his road back to the big club. Anthony Rendon has played in two minor league game down at double-A Harrisburg, one at third base and one at second base. He is 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in those games. He is expected to play seven innings in a game today.
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As one National comes back, another one made his major league debut this week. With all the injuries in the bullpen up in DC, lefty Matt Grace was called up to replace Felipe Rivero, who is on the disabled list due to a GI bleed. In three appearances, Grace has given up one hit over two innings and not given up a run.
Before we give our weekly hitters and pitchers of the week, here is an update on shortstop Trea Turner. Turner, who is playing for the San Antonio Missions, did not have his best week at the plate. He went 5-for-26 with no RBI’s, one walk, and seven strikeouts.
Of course, when you mention Trea Turner’s name, speed usually comes to mind from his days at NC State. However, the shortstop who will be joining Washington’s organization in June, has only attempted four stolen bases this year. He has been successful on two.
So, with that being said, let’s take a look at which players in all four affiliates earned the honor of being this week’s hitters and pitchers of the week: