Game 48 vs. Richmond: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Flying Squirrels finish the four game series Monday afternoon at FNB Field. The Squirrels took their second in a row over the Senators with their game three victory, highlighted by Miguel Gomez’s go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, his second home run of the game. The Senators took two of three against the Squirrels in their only prior matchup, which came on the previous road trip.
HOME FOR A WHILE
The Senators are in the midst of a stretch where 13 of 16 games are at FNB Field. Following those games, the Senators go on the road for three of the next 12 matchups. The Senators are 11-14 at home and 10-12 away from City Island.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Derek Eitel starts the series finale for the Senators. Eitel is making his third start in a Senators uniform this season, after allowing five runs in 6.2 innings between the two starts combined. In his previous start, the right-hander limited Richmond to just a lone run over his five innings on May 23. Eitel is in his first season in the Nationals organization, and was originally drafted by Arizona in the 17th round of the 2010 draft out of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Richmond counters with starter Sam Coonrod. The right-hander is 1-5 with a 4.76 ERA with 43 strikeouts and 13 walks over eight starts this season. Coonrod worked five innings of one run ball against Binghamton in his last start. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Giatns in the fifth round of the 2014 draft out of Southern Illinois. Coonrod is the 11th rated prospect in the Giants organization according to MLB.com.