Game 55 vs. Erie: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and SeaWolves finish their four game series Sunday afternoon at UPMC Park. The SeaWolves swept the Senators in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 1-0 and 5-3 in games one and two respectively. The Senators are 3-6 against the SeaWolves this season, as each team traded three-game series wins at the opposition’s ballpark in the first two series. This is the Senators final game at UPMC Park during the regular season this year.
Three of the last seven games the Senators have played have ended with a final score of 1-0 after they lost 1-0 to Erie in game one of the doubleheader. The Senators beat Richmond 1-0 on May 29, followed by the same score in their June 1 game against New Hampshire. Derek Eitel’s last two starts have both finished with a final score of 1-0. The right-hander worked the first complete game by a Senators pitcher this season in game one, tossing six innings of one run ball.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS
Matthew Crownover makes his Senators debut in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The left-hander went 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 10 games and six starts with Single-A Potomac to start the season. Crownover, the first southpaw to start a game for the Senators this season, split time between Potomac and Low-A Hagerstown last season. The 24-year-old was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 draft out of Clemson. Erie counters with starter Tyler Alexander. The left-hander Is 2-4 with a 4.60 ERA across 10 starts this year. Alexander worked six and a third innings of two-run ball in his most recent start at Bowie on May 30. The 22-year-old has allowed 11 runs against the Senators over six and a thirds innings pitched in two starts this season. Alexander is the fourth ranked prospect in the Detroit organization per MLB.com.