Bostick Homers in Series Opening Loss to Portland
Senators’ bullpen allows one run in extended relief
Chris Bostick hit his sixth home run of the year, and the Harrisburg Senators finished with nine hits, but fell 10-4 in the first of a three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.
Bostick’s home run in the seventh inning over the Maine Monster in left field was his second extra base hit of the evening as he also laced his eighth triple of the season in the second inning. Bostick is tied for the Eastern League lead in triples with Austin Meadows, who was promoted from Altoona to AAA Indianapolis last week.
Isaac Ballou pitched in a pair of RBI singles for the Senators while Rafael Bautista was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
The Senators (37-32) fell behind 9-2 after three innings as Portland scored nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits against Harrisburg starter Tyler Mapes. Derek Self followed with 1.1 scoreless innings.
Michael Brady retired the first seven batters he faced before allowing a pair of hits and a run in his third inning of work. Brady struck out four. Robert Benincasa finished off the game for Harrisburg, throwing a scoreless eighth inning. In all, the Senators’ bullpen allowed a run on two hits in 5.1 innings.
The the second game of the series will begin Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. as Lucas Giolito takes the hill against Portland’s Keith Couch. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460 AM, on the internet at senatorsbaseball.com, or through the TuneIn and iHeart Radio apps with The Matt LeCroy Show beginning the radio broadcast at 6:45 p.m.