The Syracuse Chiefs recorded a 4-0 shutout over Scranton-Wilkes Barre today. Yunesky Maya (1-0) allowed 4 hits and struck out 4 over 6 scoreless innings. Bryce Harper was 1 for 3 and has a hit in each of the Chiefs first three games. Harper is 4 for 11 with a double on the season. Tyler Moore was 3 for 4 for the Chiefs. Seth Bynum homered. It was Syracuse's first win, sitting at 1-2 on the season.
Harrisburg Senators hammered Bowie 13-3 today to improve to 2-1. The Senators pounded out 16 hits. Eury Perez, who impressed the Nationals in spring training, was 3 for 6 with a run and an RBI. He is batting .400. Rick Ankiel, on rehab assignment, went 2 for 32 ad homered in consecutive nights. Jeff Kobernus, Josh Johnson, Tim Puhuta, and Jose Lozada each had 2 hits. Jeff Mandel pitched 5.2 innings and allowed 6 hits and 3 runs in his first start. Patrick McCoy (1-0) threw 1.1 scoreless innings and earned the win.
Potomac Nationals dropped their second game of the season, 7-2 to Lynchburg, and start out 0-2. Sean Nichol went 2 for 2 with 2 doubles. Anthony Rendon was 1 for 1 with a double. Paul Applebee threw three scoreless innings of relief.
Hagerstown Suns are currently playing and leading 4-1 in the 7th inning. Nats draft pick Alex Meyer threw 5 scoreless innings in his first appearance as a National, recording 5 strikeouts. Jason Martinson and Matthew Skole have two hits. Draft pick Brian Goodwin is 1 for 4 with a double, run, and RBI.