Game 34 & 35 vs. Trenton: Lineup and Notes
The Senators finish out the series against the Trenton Thunder with a doubleheader Sunday afternoon after Saturday’s game was postponed due to rain. Each team has won a game in the series following Friday’s 6-1 victory for the Thunder. The Senators were swept by Trenton at ARM & HAMMER Park in the first series of the season between the two clubs May 1 to May 3. The Senators split their lone doubleheader games this season on April 9 against Altoona.
JOSE IS BACK
Jose Marmolejos went 1-4 with a double on Friday night in his first game of the season. The 24-year-old is was added to the Senators roster on an MLB rehab, giving the Senators 26 players on the roster. Marmolejos began the season on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native played in 33 games for the Senators last season, hitting .299 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Mark Blackmar starts game one of the doubleheader for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-2 with 7.52 ERA this season in seven games and five starts. Blackmar started against Trenton on May 3, and surrendered six runs across four innings in the Senators 6-0 loss as the Thunder finished the sweep of the three game series. Blackmar will be opposed by starter Brady Lail. The right-hander is making his 2017 debut for the Thunder, after starting six games for Scranton, the triple-A affiliate of the Yankees. Lail has spent parts of the last two seasons with Trenton. The Senators send John Simms to the mound in the second game of the doubleheader. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.21 ERA in six starts this season. Simms worked a quality start in his last appearance against Erie on May 9. The Thunder counter with Nestor Cortes. The left-hander is 1-0 with 2.55 ERA in three starts and six games this season. The 22-year-old is in his fifth season after being drafted in the 36th round of the 2013 draft out of high school.