Game 68 vs. Reading: Lineups and Notes
- Pitching matchup – Harrisburg: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (1-5, 3.82) vs. Reading: RHP Ricardo Pinto (2-2, 4.40).
- The Senators evened this weekend series at a game apiece Saturday night, winning 2-0 behind the right arm of Greg Ross once again. Ross extended his scoreless innings streak to 21 with seven more scoreless frames. Isaac Ballou and Neftali Soto each drove in a run for Harrisburg.
- Reynaldo Lopez looks to bounce back from a tough outing his last time out in which he lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing six runs, with just one of the runs being earned. The hard-throwing right-hander, however, did strike out seven and now has struck 33 batters in his last 18.2 innings. He leads the Eastern League with 77 punch outs.
- Reading starter Ricardo Pinto, the No. 10 prospect in the Phillies system according to MLB.com, has went at least six innings in each of his last three starts. The 22-year-old has been victimized by the long ball this season, leading the Eastern League in home runs allowed with 12.
- The Senators 2.61 ERA in June is the best in the Eastern League. Harrisburg has a 2.91 ERA as a team since the beginning of May.
- The Senators have limited the Eastern League’s best offense, Reading, to 10 hits in 63 at-bats (.159) through the first two games of this series. The Fightin’ Phils lead the Eastern League in runs, average, doubles, home runs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Reading doesn’t have an extra-base hit in the series.
- Monday, June 20: Off Day. Senators will begin a six-game roadtrip in Portland on Tuesday.