In the Scottsdale Scorpions' 4-2 loss to the Mesa Solar Sox on Thursday, three Nationals prospects saw action, and two of them were unable to do much at the plate to help the Scorpions in the loss.
Catcher Derek Norris hit cleanup for Scottsdale and went 0-for-3, his first game of the fall without a hit. Norris is hitting .313 this fall, and as usual, has drawn plenty of walks; he has four of them against five hits, raising his on-base percentage to .476.
Outfielder Michael Burgess drove in one of the Scorpions' two runs with a double, but struck out in two of his other three at-bats and went 1-for-4. He is hitting .250 this fall, and is 3-for-14 with six strikeouts against right-handed pitching. It's a small sample size, but a bit surprising nonetheless since Burgess is left-handed.
And reliever Adam Carr pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out a batter. He has allowed a run in four innings this fall.