Senators Homer Twice but Fall Short to Hartford 3-2

Kevin Keyes homers for third straight game

Kevin Keyes homered for a third straight game, a solo shot in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as the Senators dropped a 3-2 ballgame to Hartford. The Yard Goats have taken three of the first four games of the series which gives them the series win. The series loss is the first after six straight series wins for the Senators. The loss drops the Senators to 58-49 while Hartford improves to 61-45 with the win.

Tyler Mapes started for the Senators and gave up a three-run home run to Ryan McMahon giving Hartford a 3-0 lead in the first. The home run followed an error which rendered the runs unearned. Mapes pitched out of trouble a couple times to limit Hartford to just the three runs through six innings.

Andrew Stevenson put the Senators on the board with a solo home run in the sixth. Keyes followed with a one-out double but was left stranded at third base.

Andrew Stevenson launched his second AA home run in the 3-2 loss (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

Andrew Stevenson launched his second AA home run in the 3-2 loss (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

Mapes pitched six innings allowing five hits and the three unearned runs. Derek Self followed Mapes with two scoreless innings.

The Senators offense has struggled all series hitting just .176, 21 for 119 with four home runs.

The final game of the five game series is Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.  The game broadcast begins with the Matt LeCroy show at 12:50 p.m. and can be heard on Fox Sports 1460, through the iHeart Radio app, the Tune In app, or through the Senators website.

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