WASHINGTON – The Main League pitching debut of Sterling Sharp with Miami was shaky.
And the right-hander, who was drafted out of Drury College in Springfield, Missouri by the Nationals in 2016, didn’t make the Opening Day roster of Washington this spring.
However Sharp had one other sturdy outing on Sunday for Triple-A Rochester, the highest farm crew of the Nationals.
“Sharp threw the ball properly,” Rochester supervisor Matt LeCroy wrote to Federal Baseball on Sunday after Sharp received the win, 8-3 over the visiting Syracuse Mets.
The Missouri-born and educated pitcher gave up two earned runs in 5 innings of labor to choose up his first victory of the season. His ERA is now 4.85 on the 12 months with Rochester.
“He saved the fastball down within the zone,” LeCroy added. “He saved them on the bottom with sinker; threw some respectable secondary pitches. His final two outings have been good. He’s in a great place.”
Sharp was claimed by the Marlins within the Rule 5 draft from Washington in December of 2019 however was later returned to the Nationals in August of 2020.
Reid Garrett, a local of the Richmond space, recorded the final 4 outs from the bullpen for the Pink Wings on Sunday. He pitched at VMI in Lexington, Virginia and was drafted in 2014 by the Texas Rangers; his ERA is now 2.31 with the Pink Wings.
Dee Unusual-Gordon began at brief and hit leadoff for Rochester on Sunday whereas Luis Garcia batted second and performed second.
Unusual-Gordon was 1-for-4 with a homer whereas Garcia was hitless in 4 journeys. Garcia is hitting .337 for the Pink Wings whereas Unusual-Gordon is at .167.
“He seems and feels good,” LeCroy famous of Unusual-Gordon, who started a rehab task on Tuesday with Rochester.
Andrew Stevenson, an outfielder, is hitting .284 for Rochester after going 1-for-3 in opposition to the Mets.
Tres Barrera, a catcher, hit ninth within the order and was 2-for-2 and is now batting .353.
The Double-A Harrisburg Senators start a sequence on Tuesday on the close by Bowie Baysox, a farm crew of the Orioles.
The Orioles plan to advertise catcher Adley Rutschman, a prime prospect, to Bowie from Single-A Aberdeen earlier than the sport begins.