Game 16 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Baysox play the rubber match of the three game series Sunday night at FNB Field. The Senators evened the series with a 3-1 win in game two, aided by starter Mark Blackmar tossing five innings of one run ball. The Senators are now 2-3 against the Baysox this season after they dropped two out of three to Bowie on the prior road trip. The Senators look to finish off their third series win of the season.
STARTING PITCHING ON A ROLL
After Mark Blackmar limited the Baysox to just two runs in five innings, Senators starting pitchers have allowed two runs or less in four consecutive starts. three of the past four Senators starting pitchers have held the opposition to just a single run, highlighted by Jaron Long and Erick Fedde’s back to back seven inning and one run performances in the final two games against Hartford.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
John Simms gets the start in the rubber match of the series for the Senators. Simms pitched against Hartford in each of his first two starts, going 0-1 with four runs allowed over ten and two thirds innings. The right-hander went 1-0 in two appearances out of the bullpen last season, allowing three runs across six frames. Brandon Barker gets the ball for the Baysox. Barker is 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA in three starts this season. The right-hander threw six shutout innings against Richmond in his last start. The 24-year-old is in his second season with the Baysox and was originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2014 draft out of Mercer.