I made it to stadium #126 yesterday seeing the new Fredericksburg Nationals stadium. The game was similar to the last where it was a pitching duel at the beginning, but then the runs started towards the end. The Shorebirds scored 2 in the top of the first, but that was all they were able to muster against Nationals 2019 1st round pick Jackson Rutledge. Shorebirds SP Juan De Los Santos shut the Nationals down while he was in there with 5 strikeouts, but was removed after going through the lineup once. The Nationals scored one in the 4th and took the lead in the 7th on a two-run home run by RF Andry Arias. In the 8th, the Nats put up 6 more featuring the second home run by 2B Viandel Pena, for a 10-2 final score and sweep of the 6 game series. The Shorebirds stole 5 bases in the game, but weren’t able to turn any of those into runs.
The game featured the following prospects:
DH Anthony Servideo (Orioles #30) – 0-4
SP Jackson Rutledge (Nationals #4) – 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 7 K
CF Jeremy De La Rosa (Nationals #13) – 0-5
LF T.J. White (Nationals #26) – 1-4
SS Yoander Rivero (Nationals #28) – 1-4, 3B, run, walk