Game 49 vs. New Hampshire: Lineup and Notes
The Senators welcome the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to FNB Field for their first and only visit to Harrisburg this season. The Senators are 2-2 on the homestand after winning 1-0 in the series finale against Richmond, giving them the series split. The Senators and Fisher Cats play just six times this season, with three games each in Harrisburg and New Hampshire. The Senators went 5-4 against New Hampshire last season, and 3-3 at FNB Field.
Neftali Soto’s fifth inning double extended his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest streak of the Senators season. The streak is now the longest current season only hitting streak in the Eastern League this season, surpassing Tzu-Wei Lin’s 15 game hitting streak earlier this season. The 16 games in a row is the longest hitting streak by a Senators player since Jose Feliciano’s 17 game streak in 2005. The Manati, Puerto Rico native has recorded at least a hit in 21 of his past 22 games and 40 of the 45 games he’s played.
ONE HIT WONDER
Derek Eitel limited Richmond to just one hit over his six shutout innings in the series finale, the lowest amount of hits allowed by a Senators pitcher who threw at least five innings this season. The Senators as a whole allowed three hits, which has happened four times this season and is tied for the lowest amount of hits surrendered by the pitching staff.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
The Senators send Austen Williams to the bump in the series opener against New Hampshire. The right-hander is 1-5 with a 7.17 ERA this season over eight starts. Williams allowed five runs in five innings against Erie in his most recent start on May 24. The 24-year-old limited opponents to three runs or less in his first three starts, however has surrendered four runs or more in each of his past five starts. The Fisher Cats counter with starter Conner Greene. The right-hander is 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA this season over nine starts. Greene allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings against Portland in his last start on May 24. The 22-year-old was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of high school in Santa Monica, California. He has pitched in New Hampshire during parts of the last three seasons. Greene entered the season as the fifth best prospect in the Toronto organization according to Baseball America.