Game 51 vs. New Hampshire: Lineup and Notes
The Senators try to salvage a game in the three game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Thursday night at FNB Field. The Fisher Cats swept a doubleheader on Wednesday, winning 5-4 and 6-3 in games one and two respectively. 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.
MAY FLIES AWAY
The Senators finish the month of May 12-17 overall, with a .266 team batting average, the fourth highest mark in the Eastern League during May, and 5.11 team ERA. The club launched 25 home runs during the month which is tied for the most among all Eastern League teams for the month, and Neftali Soto’s seven homers were tied for third most by any player in May.
MARMOLEJOS ON-BASE STREAK CONTINUES
After going 1-3 and 2-2 in both games of the doubleheader, Jose Marmolejos has now reached base in all 17 games he’s played in since being added to the roster on May 12. The on-base streak is the eighth longest current season only streak in the Eastern League this season.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Jaron Long starts the homestand finale for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-4 with a 2.65 ERA, the third highest mark in the Eastern League, in 10 starts this season. The 25-year-old has held the opposition to three earned runs or less and thrown at least five innings in 9 of 10 starts this season. The Fisher Cats counter with starter Shane Dawson. The 23-year-old is 1-5 with a 6.16 ERA this season. The left-hander is in his second season with New Hampshire after having spent the entirety of 2016 in the Fisher Cats rotation. The Alberta, Canada native tossed a quality start with six innings of three run ball in his last start against Reading.