Prospect Watch: Catch Harper, Banuelos & Betances This Week
This weekend could be your only chance to see Washington Nationals’ prospect Bryce Harper play in New Jersey this season. Harper is hitting .371 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs so far this season – it’s only a matter of time until he gets promoted.
Harper’s Hagerstown Suns will play the Lakewood BlueClaws in a four-game series beginning Friday night at 7:05 p.m. There will be a post-game fireworks show Friday night.
Saturday is the annual Bark in the Park festival, which begins at noon. Fans can bring their dogs to the 4:05 p.m. game. The series continues with a 1:05 p.m. start on Sunday and concludes with a 6:35 p.m. game Monday. For tickets and info, visit BlueClaws.com
You can also catch two of the New York Yankees’ highly-regarded pitching prospects in Trenton this week as the Thunder plays the Reading Phillies.
Dellin Betances (1-1, 1.38) is scheduled to start tonight’s game, while Manny Banuelos (0-0, 2.57) is slated to pitch tomorrow night. Both games are 7:05 p.m. starts. The first 1,000 fans at tonight’s game get a free travel mug; tomorrow’s giveaway is a bucket cap. For tickets and info, visit www.trentonthunder.com