Game 15 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Baysox play game two of the three game series Saturday night at FNB field. Bowie took the opener 8-2 as the Senators finished 0 for 15 with runners in scoring position. The Senators are now 1-3 against the Baysox this season after they dropped two out of three to Bowie on the prior road trip.
The Senators drew 4,047 fans to FNB field for Friday’s series opener, the largest crowd they have played in front of this season. Their previous high at FNB field was 3,471 on April 8 against Altoona. The game also lasted three hours and 17 minutes, which is the longest nine inning game the Senators have played this season.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
The Senators send Mark Blackmar to the mound in game two of the series Saturday night. Blackmar allowed three runs across four innings in game two of a doubleheader against Altoona on April 8 in his only start this season before pitching out of the bullpen for two games. The right- hander is 1-1 and has surrendered five runs and ten hits over eight innings pitched, Blackmar will be opposed by Baysox starter Chris Tillman. The right-hander is on a rehab assignment recovering from a shoulder injury. This is Tillman’s second rehab appearance for Bowie after he allowed one run in two and two-thirds innings on April 17 against Richmond. The former all-star went 16-6 for the Orioles last season, with a 3.77 ERA and 140 strikeouts.