Lopez Fans 12 in Senators 2-1 Win
On Sunday afternoon in Akron, the Senators (25-23) had just enough offense to beat the RubberDucks (35-14) 2-1. The Senators win snapped Akron’s 17 game home winning streak and snapped the Sens mini two-game losing streak.
Reynaldo Lopez started and worked five innings fanning a career-high twelve batters while allowing a run on five hits. Lopez struck out the side twice, and had at least two punch outs in each of his five innings of work.
Harrisburg took a 1-0 lead in the second on a triple by Neftali Soto and an RBI groundout off the bat of Chris Bostick. Akron tied the game in the third on a single and a double and that’s where the game stayed until the ninth inning. In the ninth, Wilmer Difo hit a ground-rule double leading off and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Isaac Ballou. Soto then hit a foul flyball to deep right field that was caught, scoring Difo from third giving the Senators a 2-1 lead.
Koda Glover, who worked a scoreless eighth, then worked around a lead-off walk in the ninth to record his second win for the Senators.
Wander Suero pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Lopez before handing the ballgame over to Glover. Suero lowered his ERA to 1.69 on the season with the two scoreless innings.
The Senators only managed four hits, but it was enough.
The Senators go for a series split on Monday afternoon with RH Lucas Giolito on the mound. The final game of the four-game weekend series at 1:05 p.m. with The Matt LeCroy Show beginning at 12:50 on Fox Sports 1460 AM or at senatorsbaseball.com.