Game 44 vs. Portland: Lineups and Notes

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Game Notes

  • Pitching matchup – Harrisburg: RHP Lucas Giolito (2-2, 3.82) vs. Portland: RHP Justin Haley (3-3, 2.87)
  • Shawn Pleffner set a new career-high with four RBI in last night’s 5-4 loss to Portland. Pleffner’s two-run single and two-run opposite field home run were the extent of Harrisburg’s offense.

    Pleffner Shawn_2016_05_05 - 7029 (Will Bentzel)

    Shawn Pleffner has suddenly caught fire, hitting . 458/.500/.625 in his last six games.

  • After back-to-back outings in which he did not allow a run in seven innings, Portland starter Justin Haley recorded just one out in his last start against New Hampshire. The right-hander allowed four earned runs on two hits and four walks while throwing 44 pitches before being pulled.
  • Over his last three starts, encompassing 16.2 innings of work, opponents are hitting .197 against Lucas Giolito.
  • In games decided by two runs or less, the Senators are 13-9 – the third-best record in such games in the Eastern League.
  • The Senators’ 3.03 ERA in the month of May is the best in the Eastern League.
  • Harrisburg’s 15 wins in the month are the third-most in the EL.

Follow Along

Tomorrow

  • Thursday, May 26 vs. Portland, 10:30 a.m.
  • Harrisburg: RHP Austen Williams (1-5, 5.55) vs. Portland: RHP Ty Buttrey (0-6, 5.86)
  • Promotions: Education Day
    • Thirsty Thursday

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