In what was a rough start to the minor league season across all affiliates of the Washington Nationals system, life has turned even worse. The Double-A, Harrisburg Senators, were no-hit by the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
If you are going to be no-hit by someone, I guess the Flying Squirrels are the team, with a name like that. The Double-A team of the San Francisco Giants used four pitchers to hold the Nats minor league team at bay in a 2-0 win.
The Harrisburg Senators were no-hit by the Richmond Flying Squirrels, as the Nationals minor league affiliates continue to flounder.
Squirrels pitcher Matt Frisbee, who does not appear on the Top 30 Prospect list for the Giants, was perfect through six innings, before giving way to the bullpen. He now has a WHIP of 0.18 after two starts this season. Jackson Cluff was the only Senator to reach base on the night, doing so on a walk and a hit by pitch.
With the loss the Sens drop to 1-8 on the year. They failed to get a hit in this game and haven’t done much better on the season. They currently have one player on their roster who is hitting over .200. One. And he is stroking the ball at a stellar .217 clip.
Cody Wilson, who made the Nationals Opening Day roster when several players went on the COVID IL, has one hit in 25 at bats (.040). Catcher Jakson Reetz, who is a former third round draft pick as well as being at the Nationals alternate training site in 2020, has one hit in 17 at-bats (.057). His backup, Alex Dunlap is hitless in nine at-bats. The collective team batting average is .118 through the first nine games.
Thank goodness for the Binghampton Rumble Ponies, the only team with less runs scored and home runs hit than the Senators, in the Double-A Northeast Division. The Ponies have six more hits however.
As rough as the hitting has been at the big league level for the Nationals, it’s even worse down on the farm.