Game 43 vs. Erie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and SeaWolves play game two of a four game series Tuesday night. The Senators look to make it two in a row over Erie, following their dramatic 14-13 come-from-behind victory in the series opener. The Senators and SeaWolves meet for their second series of the year, as Erie took two out of three from the Senators on May 8-May 10 at FNB field in the first meeting.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Monday’s climactic 14-13 victory featured a variety of firsts and rare feats for the Senators this season. Jose Marmalejos’ go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning helped the Senators to their first win this season when trailing after eight innings, as they are now 1-20 in such contest. The 18 hits recorded by the Senators were a season-high, and Alec Keller launched the Senators first leadoff home run of the season. Finally, at three hours and 28 minutes long, the game was the longest nine inning game of the Senators season.
JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! JOSE!
Jose Marmolejos’ five RBI set a new Senators season high, and he tied a Senators season high with five hits. The 24-year-old is hitting .385 since being added to the Senators roster, and has recorded a hit in eight of the nine games he’s played. Marmolejos is the 25th best prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Derek Eitel starts game two fo the series for the Senators. The right-hander is making his second start of the season since being added to the Senators roster from extended spring training. He allowed four runs in in one and two-thirds innings in his Nationals organizational debut on May 18 against Bowie. Erie counters with starter Myles Jaye. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 5.12 ERA across seven starts this season. Jaye suffered the loss in his last start on May 18, surrendering seven runs in three and two thirds innings. The 25-year-old was originally drafted in the 17th round of the 2010 draft by Toronto, and he was acquired by Detroit from Texas along with catcher Bobby Wilson in exchange for catcher Bryan Holladay.