Pitching Performance of the Year
Three batters, three strikeouts for Bryan Harper (June 4)
In what would be his last appearance with the Senators, Bryan Harper sealed a 3-1 victory over Richmond with a scoreless seventh inning. The southpaw needed just 14 pitches to strike out all three Flying Squirrel batters he faced for his sixth save.
Greg Ross fires zero after zero (June 7 – June 24)
Greg Ross pitched seven scoreless innings in his debut and then threw seven scoreless innings in each of his next three starts. In all, Ross finished with 30 straight scoreless innings – a new Senators modern-day record. The right-hander finished the season with a stunning 0.83 ERA over eight starts, two relief appearances, and 54 total innings for Harrisburg.
The Ks keep coming for Reynaldo Lopez (June 8, June 19)
Reynaldo Lopez finished his time with the Senators on a wicked stretch in which he fanned 56 batters in his final 33.2 innings. Highlighting that time is two 13-strikeout performances in a span of 11 days.
Lucas Giolito fans career-high 12 (June 10)
Lucas Giolito had it all working on this Friday night at FNB Field, surrendering only a pair of unearned runs while striking out a career-high 12 against the eventual league champion Akron RubberDucks.
Tyler Mapes goes the distance (June 15)
For the first time since current Arizona Diamondback Robbie Ray in July 2013, a Senators’ pitcher threw a nine-inning shutout. On this night it was Tyler Mapes, who needed just 98 pitches to complete his masterpiece. Mapes allowed only three hits and a walk as he remained locked in all night long with Harrisburg providing just one run in a 1-0 victory.