Game 36 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 05/16/2017

FOLLOW ALONG

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Bowie Baysox to FNB Field for a short three game homestand beginning Tuesday night. The Senators are coming off a series split in their last series against Trenton after the two clubs split a twin bill to close the series Sunday afternoon. This is the third series of the season between the two clubs and final time the Baysox come to Harrisburg during the regular season. The season series is tied at three wins each after both teams traded series victories at their respective home parks. The two teams do not play again this season until a three game series August 8 to August 10 in Bowie.

WESTERN EXPANSION

Beginning Tuesday night, the Senators enter a stretch where they play 19 of their next 22 games against Easter League Western Division teams. The only Eastern Division team they play during that stretch is New Hampshire May 30 to June 1.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER

Jaron Long starts the series opener for the Senators against Bowie. Long is 3-3 with a 2.16 ERA this season, the sixth best mark among all qualified Eastern League pitchers. The right-hander scattered eight hits and two runs across six innings against Erie in his last start on May 10, throwing a season high 102 pitches. Bowie counters with starter John Means. The left-hander is 1-3 with a 3.75 ERA across seven starts this season. Means suffered the loss in his last start on May 10 against Reading, surrendering four runs over five innings. The 24-year-old started on April 13 against the Senators in Bowie, and gave up two runs on seven hits in four and two thirds innings. Bowie won that game 5-4 on a walk-off single by Aderlin Rodriguez.

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