HUNTER HARVEY: Pitching on dad’s birthday, gets 11th hold of season

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pitching on his dad’s birthday, reliever Hunter Harvey got back on track Friday night as the Washington Nationals nipped visiting Philadelphia, 8-7. Harvey, a hard-throwing right-hander, pitched two-thirds of an inning for the Nationals (25-32) as their third pitcher. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one to gain his …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal gives up 4 runs, takes loss for Mississippi

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hayden Deal had trouble throwing strikes on Thursday night, ending up taking a loss as Pensacola (Fla.) edged visiting Mississippi¬† 6-3. Deal came on as the third pitcher for the Braves (8-16) and lasted only one-third of an inning. His log for the night: two hits, four runs (all earned) with two walks …