Here are some highlights from Sunday’s games played by Nationals affiliates:
Low Single-A Hagerstown fell to Greensboro 2-1 in 10 innings Sunday. Starter Francys Peguero allowed two hits and no runs in five innings. Angel Guillen kept the Grasshoppers off the board for two more frames.
Israel Pineda singled and Jacob Rhinesmith doubled to begin a rally in the fourth for the Suns. Gilbert Lara provided an RBI groundout to stake Hagerstown to a 1-0 lead. He leads the team with seven RBIs to begin the season. The team is struggling with runners in scoring position, hitting just .181 (6-for-33).
The Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies used Matt Reynolds’ bat to win 6-3 over the Reno Aces. Reynolds hit a two-run shot and José Marmolejos also homered. Right-hander Paolo Espino did not allow a run in five innings, giving up one hit with six strikeouts and three walks. Espino also had two hits in the game. He becomes first Grizzlies pitcher with a hit in a game since 2014. Of course, the Grizzlies played American League rules from 2015-2018 while with the Astros.
Reynolds is hitting .400 in the season’s first four games, with one double, two homers and seven RBIs.
Double-A Harrisburg lost to Bowie 6-2 Sunday. Ian Sagdal went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. Jacob Condra-Bogan pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three. Sterling Sharp (0-1) allowed five runs on six hits over five frames to take the loss. Designated hitter Michael A. Taylor went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
High Single-A Potomac dropped Fayetteville 6-2, pushing their winning streak to three games. Nick Raquet (1-0) allowed only two runs on four hits in five innings for the win. The bullpen fired four scoreless innings to seal the win, courtesy of Frankie Bartow and Jeremy McKinney.