Nationals Minors: Harrisburg Senators Weekly Update

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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, this time with coverage from Tim Leone, Mick Reinhard and Dave Sottile.

"Manager Brian Daubach on Perke's performance:

"We just really try to get him to be not too fine. He's trying to be perfect all the time out there." - Senators' Brian Daubach on Matt Purke

"We just really try to get him to be not too fine. He's trying to be perfect all the time out there. He really attacked the zone much better than he has for the most part of the season. It's always good when you can get results." - LHP Matt Purke breaks through with terrific start to carry Senators to victory earlier this week — LINK: "Strong start by Matt Purke paces Harrisburg Senators to win over Richmond Flying Squirrels" - Tim Leone, PennLive.com

"At least once a week I receive an email from a young person with aspirations for a career in sports. The interactions usually begin with an introduction that pledges their extraordinary love of sports (or baseball) that will raise them above all other candidates." - Senators general manager Randy Whitaker shares the ins and outs of his job, which is vastly different from a big league GM - LINK: "Life as a minor league baseball GM: Randy Whitaker of the Harrisburg Senators" - Geoff Morrow, PennLive.com

"Well, backstop Brandon Bantz earned our Player of the Week honors this week for his work at the plate, behind it, and in a twist, throwing towards it." - C Brandon Bantz does a bit of everything to earn Senators’ Player of the Week honors - LINK: "Brandon Bantz claims the Harrisburg Senators' Player of the Week honors for his work at the plate and behind it" - Mick Reinhard, PennLive.com


"RHP Nick Pivetta: The 6'5" right-hander pocketed his fourth win on Saturday evening as he scattered three hits over five scoreless innings while striking out six against the Lexington Legends." - Weekly Senators/Nationals glance checks in on Craig Stammen, Brian Goodwin & more - LINK: "Craig Stammen graduates, Brian Goodwin homers, and Nick Pivetta deals: Senators/Nationals glance" - Mick Reinhard, PennLive.com

"An observant Senators fan noticed the names of four pitchers on the online Harrisburg roster, all listed on the team's disabled list but none having pitched yet this season. Why are they on the roster, and what is the status of those four -- Paul Demny, Pat Lehman, Rafael Martin and Sammy Solis?" - "Mailbag: What’s the status of Sammy Solis, Paul Demny, other injured pitchers? How many Eastern League umpires? When was Senators’ last triple play?" - Geoff Morrow, PennLive.com

ICYMI: "It's a tie game, seventh inning, and SeaWolves runner Brandon Douglas breaks from third on a grounder to second. The throw to Jeroloman, the Senators'™ catcher, arrives at roughly the same time as a barreling Douglas." - In-depth story on Senators C Brian Jeroloman and his scary offseason after September’s brutal home-plate collision with Tigers minor league Brandon Douglas — LINK: "Gruesome collision leaves Senators catcher battered but unbroken... " - Geoff Morrow, PennLive.com

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