Game 12 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Yard Goats meet for game two of a four game series, one night following the Senators’ thrilling 16-14 win in 13 innings in the series opener. 23 of the 30 total runs were scored after the top of the seventh inning, and Alec Keller’s 2 RBI double in the 13th gave the Senators the lead for good. The Yard Goats are now 0-4 at Dunkin Donuts Park, while the Senators improved to 3-1 against Hartford this season.
LONGEST SENATORS GAME
Monday’s game between the Senators and Yard Goats lasted five hours and 35 minutes, making it the longest game by time in modern franchise history. The previous high was five hours and 19 minutes, set during the Senators’ 6-4 loss in 16 innings on June 1, 2004.
KELLER AND STEVENSON SET NEW MARKS
There were also plenty of individual records and highs set in the series opening win. Andrew Stevenson set Senators individual season highs in both hits (5) and runs (4), while Alec Keller set a high in RBI (4). Stevenson is the first Senators player with five hits since Wilmer Difo on August 2, 2015, and the first to score four runs since Tony Renda on May 21, 2015. In addition, Keller and Stevenson tied a Senators modern day record by each recording seven at bats.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Jaron Long starts game two for the Senators. The Senators won his previous start 6-0 over the Yard Goats and Long earned the win, scattering four hits and a walk across six shutout innings. Long has allowed just one run in 11 innings pitched this season. Hartford sends Jack Wynkoop to the mound. In his last start, Wynkoop took the loss against the Senators despite working seven innings of two run ball and striking out four. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in two starts this season. The 2015 sixth round pick is in his first season with the Yard Goats after splitting time between low-A Asheville and high-A Modesto last season.