Game 30 vs. Erie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Erie SeaWolves play game two of the three game set Tuesday night. The Senators go for the series victory, following their series opening 13-10 win where they recorded a season-high 17 hits. The Senators and SeaWolves play 13 games this season with six of them played in Harrisburg. The Senators took eight of the 13 games they played against Erie last season. The SeaWolves are 13-15 this season and four games back of first place Altoona in the Eastern League Western Division.
The Senators scored 13 runs in the series opener against Erie, after they scored 14 runs in their past five games combined. The 17 hits by the Senators is a season high, surpassing their previous high of 15 set against Hartford on April 17. Every player in the Senators lineup recorded at least a hit and seven finished with multi-hit efforts. The Senators tied a season high by hitting three home runs and homered twice in an inning for the first time all season.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
The Senators send starter John Simms to the mound in game two of the series against Erie. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 2.93 ERA in five starts this season. Simms has not pitched against Erie this season, and went 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in three appearances and one start versus the club in 2016. The Woodlands, Texas native has not allowed more than two runs in a start this season and tossed six innings of two run ball against Hartford on May 4 in his previous start. The SeaWolves counter with starter Artie Lewicki. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA in five starts this season. He allowed four runs in five and a third innings in his last start at Bowie on May 2. Lewicki is in his second season with the SeaWolves, after he split time between Erie and high-A Lakeland last season. Lewicki was originally drafted in the eighth round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of the University of Virginia. The Ridgewood, New Jersey native is the 21st ranked prospect according to MLB.com in the Detroit organization.