Game 13 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Yard Goats play the final game of the series Thursday night. Wednesday’s game was postponed to a later date due to rain. The Senators evened up the series with their 9-2 win in game two, led by a grand slam by Mario Lisson and the second consecutive five hit game by Andrew Stevenson. The club improved to 4-1 against the Yard Goats this year and dropped Hartford to 0-4 at Dunkin Donuts Park. The Senators try to extend their season long three game winning streak while the Yard Goats try to stop a six game losing skid.
FIVE HIT WONDER
Andrew Stevenson finished 5-5 Wednesday, giving him five hits in a game for the second straight night. He’s the first Senators players to ever accomplish the feat, and it has happened in the minor leagues just once since 2005, last occurring when Emerson Landoni went 5-5 on July 12 and 13, 2015 while playing for the Mississippi Braves. Stevenson is 10-12 in the series with three doubles, five RBI and six runs scored, and has hit safely in eight consecutive at bats.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Erick Fedde gets the ball for the Senators in the series finale. The right hander did not allow an earned run in his first two starts of the season, limiting opponents to just seven hits in eleven innings while striking out nine. The 24-year-old is the number two ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com. Yency Almonte makes his first start against the Senators this season. The 22-year-old is the 16th rated prospect in the Rockies organization per MLB.com and has a 2.53 ERA with 11 strikeouts through two starts this season.