Games 49 & 50 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 team’s will play a doubleheader Wednesday after Tuesday’s series opener was postponed due to weather. 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 Jesus 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 game one 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. John Simms starts game two for the Senators. The right-hander has not allowed more than three runs in any of his nine starts this season. The Fisher Cats counter with starter Conner Greene. The right-hander is 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA this season over nine starts. The 22-year-old was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of high school in Santa Monica, California. the Toronto organization according to Baseball America. In game two, the Fisher Cats call on Josh DeGraaf to take the ball.