Game 11 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

  

GAME NOTES 4/17/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators’ seven game road trip continues as they make their first ever trip to Dunkin Donuts Park for a four game series against the Hartford Yard Goats. The Senators were able to salvage a game against Bowie with their 7-4 victory Saturday afternoon, aided by a season-high six run fifth inning. The Yard Goats are looking for their first win at their brand new park, after they were swept in their home-opening series versus New Hampshire. The Senators took two out of three from the Yard Goats at FNB Field in their second series of the year.

OFFENSIVE SHOWCASE

The Senators set numerous offensive season highs in their 7-4 victory over Bowie in the series finale. They set new marks in runs in an inning (6 in the 5th inning), hits (12), doubles (6) and walks (7), while also tying their season high in total runs scored (7).

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

John Simms starts the series opener for the Senators, opposite Hartford starter Ryan Castellani in a rematch of the pitching matchup from April 11. The Yard Goats shutout the Senators 4-0 and Simms took the loss, despite allowing just two runs and two hits over six innings. The right-hander has spent portions of the last four seasons in Harrisburg, and he split time between the starting rotation and the bullpen last year, going 8-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 29 games and 11 starts. Castellani worked five shutout innings in his first start against the Senators, scattering four hits and striking out eight. Overall this year, the right-hander is 1-1 3.27 ERA in two starts. Castellani is the highest rated prospect on the Hartford roster, rated seventh in the Rockies organization by MLB.com. He has pitched at a new level in each of his first four professional seasons, going 7-8 with a 3.81 ERA in 26 games at high-A Modesto last season. Castellani was originally drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft out of high school.

FOLLOW ALONG

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