It was not that long ago that the Washington Nationals traded away Kyle Gunderson to the Florida Marlins for Logan Kensing. The trade was understandable for both sides. The Marlins had given Kensing a chance on their active roster and were not pleased with the results. The Nationals needed help with its Major League bullpen immediately. While Gundy had put up great numbers for the Nationals organization since being drafted in 2007, the he was only at High A, still a bit from MLB level. Unfortunately for the Nats, Kensing was not the answer. Last week, the Nationals designated right-hander Logan Kensing for assignment. And to make matters worse, the Nats lost a really good relief pitcher in Kyle Gunderson.
Last week was tough for the Jupiter Hammerheads. Thursday’s game was rained out, Friday’s double-header was rained out, and on Saturday, the team lost both of its games. However, on Sunday, Jupiter picked up a solid 3-2 win over Fort Myers. And Gundy logged his second save with the Hammerheads, going an inning with two strikeouts and maintaining his respectable 0.00 ERA in 7 total innings with Jupiter.
While I would love for Gundy to get moved up, it’s nice that he is currently in Florida. I’m excited to be visiting him again on Tuesday.