Game 17 vs. Reading: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 04/24/2017


The Senators welcome the Reading Fightin Phils to FNB Field for a three game series beginning Monday night. The Senators are coming off a series win over Bowie following their 2-1 victory in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. This is the first meeting of the year between the Senators and Fightins. The Senators were just 3-8 against Reading in 2016, with all three wins coming at FNB field. Following Sunday’s win, the club has now won five of its last seven contest.


With the Senators win on Sunday afternoon, the club improved to 4-0 in day games on the season, as opposed to 5-7 in night contest.


The Senators turn to opening day starter Jaron Long in the series opener against Reading. Long is coming off one of the best performances of the year by a Senators pitcher, limiting the Yard Goats to just one run on five hits over seven innings. Long has not allowed more than one earned runs in any of his first three starts this season, and is 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA overall. The Fightins counter with starter Brandon Leibrandt. The left-hander has allowed only two runs in ten innings through his first two starts of the season. The 24-year-old is in his first season with Reading, after splitting time between high-A Clearwater and the GCL Phillies while rehabbing from an injury.


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