Game 55 at Richmond: Lineups and Notes

Lineups

Harrisburg Senators (29-25)

CF Rafael Bautista

SS Wilmer Difo

 LF Isaac Ballou

3B Neftali Soto

2B Chris Bostick

RF Zach Collier

C Spencer Kieboom

1B Shawn Pleffner

P Austen Williams

Richmond Flying Squirrels (19-37)

CF Myles Schroder

SS Christian Arroyo

3B Ryder Jones

1B Ricky Oropesa

RF Hunter Cole

LF Tyler Horan

2B Ali Castillo

C Jeff Arnold

P Andrew Suarez

Game Notes

  • Pitching matchup –  RHP Austen Williams (1-6, 5.52) at Richmond: LHP Andrew Suarez (1-2, 5.96)
  • The Senators continued their 2016 dominance over Richmond Saturday by winning the completion of Friday’s suspended game, 8-1, and then winning the regularly scheduled game, 3-1.
  • The Senators are now 5-0 against the Flying Squirrels this season, outscoring Richmond 26-13 in the five games.
  • The Senators are currently second in the Eastern League in stolen bases with 70, and a stolen base success rate of 78% (70-for-90). Two of the top three base stealers in the Eastern League, Rafael Bautista (1st-27) and Wilmer Difo (3rd-22), play for Harrisburg. Dating back to the start of last season, Bautista and Difo are a combined 105-of-118 (89%) stealing bases.
  • Senators reliever Bryan Harper is currently third in batting average against among qualified Eastern League relievers. Opponents are hitting .146 in 79 at-bats against Harper.

    Harper Bryan_2016_05_01 - 6197 (Will Bentzel)

    Bryan Harper struck out the side in order Saturday to earn his sixth save (Will Bentzel/MiLB.com)

  • Harper is also second in baserunners allowed per nine innings among relievers as only 19 batters have reached in Harper’s 24 innings (7.12 per nine innings).

Follow Along

Tomorrow

  • Monday, June 7, 2016: Senators are off, but begin seven-game homestand Tuesday against Hartford.

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