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State of the System: Washington Nationals

Rutledge, Cavalli hoping to follow in footsteps of Nats aces
October 30, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. A championship hangover? A blip in an

Prospects in the Nationals' 2020 player pool

Kieboom on deck, next generation of pitchers prep for future
July 6, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

'Claws Miscues Lead to Third Straight Dub

Hagerstown Beats Lakewood 4-3 Sunday
September 1, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 1, 2019) - The Suns took advantage of two BlueClaw wild pitches to guide them to a 4-3 victory at Municipal Stadium Sunday afternoon.While knotted up 1-1 in the fourth with Justin Connell at third base, Francisco Morales (L, 1-8) threw an errant throw to the backstop that allowed Connell to score

Pitching Staff Stays Dialed in for 4-1 Win

Suns Staff Shuts Down Intimidators in Opener
August 26, 2019

Kannapolis, NC (August 26, 2019) - Reid Schaller kept the pitching staff rolling in Hagerstown's 4-1 over Kannapolis at Intimidator Stadium Monday evening.Schaller (W, 4-3) spun the first five frames of Hagerstown's (62-71, 32-31) win, wringing up half a dozen batters while surrendering just two hits.

Suns Take Series with Shutout Victory

Pitching allows just one hit in the 2-0 win
August 22, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2019) - Suns pitchers dominated Greenville hitters and combined for a one-hit shutout in their 2-0 victory over the Drive at Municipal Stadium Thursday.Jackson Rutledge (W, 2-0) got the start for the Suns (59-70, 29-30) and put together an efficient five innings. The first-round pick worked five

Suns Utilize Errors to Clinch Series

Hagerstown Took The Lead on Two Rome Miscues
August 2, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 2, 2019) - The Suns took advantage of three key Rome errors and held on for a 4-2 victory over the Braves at Municipal Stadium Friday.With runners on first and second with one out and the scored tied in the fourth, Nic Perkins hit a chopper to Braves