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Weekly minor-league report

Apr 21, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department puts together a comprehensive minor-league report every week, complete with some outstanding puns on player names. The guy puts so much effort into these things, it only seems right to republish it in its entirety for all of you.

So, enjoy…

NATIONALS MINOR-LEAGUE REPORT — 4/21/10

This Week's Top Headline

DESTIN-ED TO SUCCEED: OF Destin Hood leads the Single-A South Atlantic League and ranks 3rd in all of minor league baseball with 22 hits … he ranks among SAL leaders in hitting (3rd, .407), total bases (4th, 29), OPS (8th, .955) and slugging percentage (10th, .537) … the 20-year-old has hit safely in 12 of 13 games and is currently riding a 7-game hit streak … Hood, selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, opened the 2010 campaign rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Nationals chain according to Baseball America.

Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs
International League North Division
8-4, 1st Place, 1.0 Game Ahead

WEEKEND AT BERNADINA'S: OF Roger Bernadina has hit safely in 7 of his 8 games, going 12-for-36 (.333) with one double, one triple, one homer, 4 RBI and 4 steals … Bernadina had a brief one-game stint with the Nationals earlier this season before being optioned toRead more ยป

  1. Traveler8 - Apr 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Gluvna's reports are the best, thanks, Mark.

  2. Sunderland - Apr 22, 2010 at 1:25 AM

    Thanks Mark, this is a great read.

  3. Anonymous - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:31 AM

    What are you thoughts on Brad Peacock? He's with Potomac and had a 10 K against Frederick the other day. It seems he's got a big fastball but nothing else. Could you see him in the Nats pen in the distant future?Keep up the great work

  4. Anonymous - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    Pun of the week: Get out of my dreams, get into my Carr. So bad, it's good.Congrats to the Gluvna of the Great State of Pun.

  5. natsfan1a - Apr 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Gold Gluvna does it again. Atta boy! :-)

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
ATLANTA 76 77 13.0
MIAMI 74 79 15.0
NEW YORK 74 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Friday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 66 1.5
ST. LOUIS 86 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 69 5.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 70 6.0 --
MILWAUKEE 79 75 10.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Friday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

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