Game 20 vs. Altoona: Lineup and Notes
The Senators play game two of a six game road trip Saturday night. The Senators took the series opener 6-5, aided by two three-hit performances by Andrew Stevenson and Raudy Read. The team looks to capture their fourth series win of the season with a game two victory. This is the second series of the year between the two after the clubs split a four game set to start the season at FNB field.
NOT TOO HIGH AND NOT TOO LOW
With the series opening win, the Senators improved to 10-9 on the season and ended a two game losing skid. The club has not been more than two games below or above .500 at any point this season and has not won more than three in a row or lost more than two in a row.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
John Simms gets the ball in game two of the series Saturday night. The right-hander has not allowed more than two runs in a start this season, and limited Bowie to just one run on five this across five innings in his last start. The 25-year-old leads the Eastern league with a 0.83 WHIP (walks and hits over innings pitched). Overall he is 1-1 this season with a 2.87 ERA. Simms is opposed by Altoona starter Yeudy Garcia. The right-hander is making his first start against the Senators, and is 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA in three starts this season. Garcia gave up five runs in 3.2 innings in his last start against Akron and has allowed twelve runs across eight and a third innings total this season. The 24-year-old was signed by the Pirates as a non-drafted free agent in 2013 and has pitched at a new level in each of his first four professional season. He was named the most outstanding pitcher in the South Atlantic League during the 2015 season.