Valdez Shuts Down the Baysox in 3-1 Sens Win
Senators now 4-2 on season’s final road trip
Phillips Valdez pitched into the eighth inning as the Senators shut down the Baysox Tuesday night for a 3-1 win. Valdez scattered eight hits and allowed just a single run leading the Senators to their 70th win on the season. The Senators kept pace with Akron, which also won, and meant they gained a game on Altoona as the Curve lost to Binghamton.
Harrisburg scored first in the in third inning when Isaac Ballou singled and scored on a triple by Brian Jeroloman. With the score 1-1, the Senators plated two in the fourth when Adrian Sanchez tripled in Ballou then scored on a bunt single by Rafael Bautista.
Valdez settled down and had little trouble through the middle innings. At one point he retired eight straight before a single in the eighth inning by Chance Sisco with one out. Nick Lee came on with one on and two outs in the eighth. He walked Henry Urritia but struck out Joey Terdoslavich to end the inning. Andrew Robinson pitched a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save.
Game three of the four-game series is Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. The Senators send Erick Fedde to the mound. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460, iHeart Radio, and the Tune In app beginning with the Matt LeCroy show at 6:50 p.m.
Note: In the fifth inning Rafael Bautista stole second base for his 52nd stolen base on the season. That ties Jim Reboulet (1987) for the single season record.