Nationals Minors: Harrisburg Senators Weekly Update

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, Geoff Morrow, Harrisburg Senators beat writer for the PennLive.com and Patriot-News sports, updates us on the goings on down on the farm with the Washington Nationals' Double-A affiliate.

Some highlights from farm duty with the Harrisburg Senators, who are showing signs of snapping out of an April funk by winning their last two games -- including a three-homer game by Michael Taylor in Sunday's 10-7 victory over Bowie, then three pitchers combining on a two-hit, 9-0 shutout of New Britain Monday. The Senators (6-16) are still in last place in their division, tied with New Britain for worst record overall in the Eastern League, and rank 11th of 12 with a 5.07 team ERA.

Some links to catch you up on what's been happening on the Senators beat:

"That’s what Michael’s capable of. Seen him over parts of three years, and he’s got some serious power." - Senators' Brian Daubach on Michael Taylor

• "Michael Taylor cemented himself into the Harrisburg Senators' record books Sunday afternoon, becoming the fifth player in modern history to belt three home runs in a single game as the Senators outslugged Bowie 10-7 before 4,869 at Metro Bank Park." - Game story & highlight video from Michael Taylor's historic three-homer game: LINK

• "And while his batting average for the week doesn't jump out at you, Michael Taylor made Senators history Sunday, and his power-heavy week earned him Player of the Week honors." - Taylor, in turn, lands our Player of the Week honors (with video Q&A): LINK


• "LHP Brett Mooneyham: Considering he's averaging exactly one walk per inning, it's fairly impressive that the 24-year-old starting pitcher currently carries a 2-1, 3.32 mark through five games." - Our weekly organizational glance features ex-Nat prospect Robbie Ray, plus up-and-comers Brett Mooneyham & Wilmer Difo, among others: LINK

• Full Senators schedule & results page, with links to game stories & box scores: LINK

• Senators transactions, including the recent promotion of Kevin Keyes from Potomac to Harrisburg: LINK

• "For the seventh straight season, we're running our own Harrisburg Senators Most Valuable Player standings." - Our Senators team MVP race, with Michael Taylor in the early lead: LINK

• And a recently updated list of the Top 20 prospects in the Eastern League: "8. A.J. Cole, Harrisburg (WAS), RHSP, 22 -- home team 2-1, 3.63 ERA, .342 OBA, 1.67 WHIP, 11 K": LINK

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