Home Polanco, Cruz, Green, Glasser key FredNats in 6-0 over Delmarva Shorebirds

Polanco, Cruz, Green, Glasser key FredNats in 6-0 over Delmarva Shorebirds

Chris Graham

fredericksburg nationals The Fredericksburg Nationals opened up their six-game set against the Delmarva Shorebirds with a 6-0 shutout win on Tuesday.

Bryan Polanco (3-0, 2.81 ERA) got the win for the FredNats, the Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, giving up three hits and walking three in five innings, striking out six.

Polanco was making his first start of the season and third in his career at the Single-A level.

Armando Cruz was 3-for-5 and scored two runs for the FredNats. Elijah Green, the Nats’ first-round draft pick in 2022, was 2-for-4 with an RBI double.

Phillip Glasser, the reigning Carolina League Player of the Week, was 2-for-6 with two RBIs.

Glasser, a 10th-round pick in the 2023 draft, is slashing .420/.483/.660 with an OPS at 1.143 in 50 at bats this season.

In Game 2 on Wednesday, Bryan Sanchez (0-0) squares off against Delmarva’s Trey Gibson (0-1) in a 7:05 p.m. start.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].