Game 18 vs. Reading: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Reading Fightin Phils play the final game of the series Wednesday night. Tuesday’s game was postponed due to weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 27. The Senators dropped the series opener on Monday 9-1 as Reading scored seven runs in the final two innings to break the game open. This is the first series 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.
RED HOT RAUDY
Senators catcher Raudy Read went 2-4 on Monday and is now hitting .387 over his last ten games. The 23-year-old is tied for second on the team with five multi hit games and leads the team with two home runs. Read is the 21st ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Erick Fedde starts game two for the Senators Tuesday night. The right-hander leads the Eastern League with a 0.50 ERA. Fedde has allowed just one earned run in 18 innings this season and did not allow an earned run in the first 15.2 innings he pitched. Fedde is the 2nd rated prospect in the organization according to MLB.com and Baseball America. The Fightins counter with starter Tom Eshelman. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA in three starts this season. The former second round pick was one of five players acquired by the Phillies from the Astros in exchange for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz.