A trio of Nationals saw action in the Scottsdale Scorpions’ 11-4 win over the Phoenix Desert Dogs on Friday, though none had a particularly large role in the win. Michael Burgess, who’s played three of Scottsdale’s four games so far, DHed again and went 1-for-4 with a walk.
Pitcher Brad Peacock, who finished the year at Double-A Harrisburg for the Nationals, allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work, but struck out three batters. The 41st-round pick in 2006 had a 4.66 ERA in seven games with Harrisburg, and a 4.44 ERA (but 118 strikeouts) in 103 1/3 innings at Single-A Potomac.
Finally, reliever Cole Kimball pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out a batter. He’s an interesting one to watch in the Fall League - team officials have been impressed with Kimball lately, and he could get a chance to make the Nationals’ bullpen sometime next year, if not in the spring.