Game 52 vs. Erie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators travel to Erie, Pennsylvania for a four-game series against the Erie SeaWolves beginning Friday night. The Senators were able to salvage a game in the three game series against New Hampshire with their 1-0 victory in the series finale. The Senators are 3-3 against the SeaWolves this season, after each team traded three-game series wins at the opposition’s ballpark. The Senators took two out of three against the SeaWolves in the two club’s most recent series May 22– May 24 in Erie.
The Senators won the series finale with New Hampshire 1-0, marking the second time in the past four games the Senators have won 1-0, the only two wins over that stretch. Both games lasted exactly two hours and 12 minutes, and Wander Suero worked a scoreless ninth inning for a save in each of the two contests.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Taylor Hill starts the series opener for the Senators. Hill is 1-0 with a 8.04 ERA this season with the Senators after going 1-4 with a 9.29 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Syracuse. The right-hander allowed just two runs over six and two thirds innings in his last start against Richmond on May 28. Erie tagged Hill for nine runs over three in innings in his only start of the season against the club. The right-hander was originally drafted in the sixth round by the Nationals in 2011. AJ Ladwig starts opposite Hill for the SeaWolves. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA across 11 starts this season. Ladwig lasted just one and two thirds innings in his last start against the Senators on May 22, after allowing five runs on six hits. The 24-year-old was drafted in the 11th round by the Tigers in the 2014 draft. 2017 is Ladwig’s first season in Double-A after he spent all of 2016 with Single-A Lakeland.