Turner 1-for-4 in rehab assignment with Potomac

The Potomac Nationals fell to the Down East Wood Ducks 3-1 on Tuesday night at Pfitzner Stadium, but the brightest spot in an otherwise gloomy night was seeing Washington Nationals shortstop, Trea Turner, out on the baseball diamond again.

The PNats were coming off a walk-off win the night before but crashed back to reality thanks to not being able to muster anything off six hits. The team went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The loss dropped the PNats’ record to 14-22.

The PNats lone run came in the fifth inning off Wood Ducks left-handed starter, Jake Latz. Ken Harrison and Nick Banks each singled, along with a throwing error by Latz on a bunt attempt from Termite Agustin moved the runners and allowed a run to score. However, that was all the PNats could get across the board. Latz redeemed himself by fanning Jakson Reetz and Anderson Franco.

Andrew Lee took the loss for Potomac, dropping his record to 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA. He went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

As for Turner, it was his first time on a baseball diamond since April 2, when he hurt his index finger in an at-bat against the Philadelphia Phillies. He went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts.

It is unknown the length of his rehab assignment at this time, but the PNats are back in action tonight at 7:05 p.m. from Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium.

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