JZim Dominant; Federal Baseball Cheated; Upper Minors Thread from 8/20

With all of the fail last night, it's somewhat bearable because Jordan Zimmermann was absolutely dominant in what we hope is final start for Syracuse. His line: 5IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB 5K. Sounds like the line even underestimates the dominance. He retired the final 13 batters he faced and only one of the those 13 Bats managed to get the ball out the infield. Inspired by their temporary stopper, Syracuse won 8-1. No matter what happened elsewhere, it's about the process and the future. Jordan Zimmermann is a big part of that future and he provided sunshine and hope last night. My suggestions on how to use this thread:

  • Share your experience at Pfitzner!
  • All questions asked minors thread. You got a question on the Nats minors, I'll try to answer it, research it, or ask someone who knows more than me after Sunday's meetup.
  • Minors stat lines of interest from other posters who check the box scores. Michael Martinez fans, check the Syracuse box score here and spread his tasty utility skills to the people in the comments.
  • Feedback on the minors posts to this point.
  • Brainstorm an organized minors weekend field trip to the minors soon. Give the P-Nats another chance for their doubleheader on Saturday 9/4 maybe? (And demand our bobbleheads!)

I've got family commitments tomorrow so I will be out of town and unable to get the links and boxscores up today. Snapshot summaries of those who are less than Jordan Zimmermann after the jump.



Federal Baseball did its best to support our minors affiliates. At least 3 members trekked down to Drew Storen Bobblehead at Pfitzner Stadium planning to see Potomac compete in their playoff stretch drive while getting a coveted P-Nats Storen bobblehead. Pfitz FAIL on both counts. We have yet to receive a report of any Federal Baseball member receiving an actual bobblehead. More importantly, the P-Nats cheated the fans of a victory by failing to realize the game was 9 innings long. Winston Salen erased a 6-1 P-Nats lead in the 8th inning with prospect AJ Morris giving up 5 runs in the horrific 8 run inning.  The Dash had 6 straight hits with two out! Perhaps it was really Joel Hanrahan bobblehead night and nobody informed the fans. Potomac fell 9-8 despite another HR for Tyler Moore.

Cristian Guzman won a game for Harrisburg! Well, not exactly. Ryan Tatusko, one of two Harrisburg starters we got for Guzman delivered a six inning, 1 run start to earn his first win for the Senators. Prospect Michael Burgess had another stellar night going 2-3 with a triple and a walk in a Harrisburg 5-1 win over Akron.

The Hagerstown Suns NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER! Down 3-1 entering the bottom of the 9th they rallied to tie. Then they managed to scrape across a run in the top of the 13th with help from an error in a 4-3 Hagerstown win over Delmarva. Rick Hague, Destin Hood, and the mysterious Mills Rogers all managed two hits. Rogers had 3RBI, including the game winner in the 13th.

Looking forward to your comments, and hope to drop by sometime after Saturday's game.

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