Game 67 vs. Richmond: Lineup and Notes
The Senators try for their first series sweep of the season as they finish out the three game set against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The Senators won their second straight against the Squirrels on a walk-off single by Darian Sandford in the bottom of the tenth inning. The Senators won their first home series since they took two out of three from Bowie April 21 to April 23. Richmond has lost six consecutive games after they were swept in three games on the prior series against New Hampshire.
Darian Sandford knocked the second walk-off hit of the year for the Senators with his 10th inning RBI single, in just his second game of the season. Sandford is 3-8 in his first two games with two steals after he played the first part of the year with the Lancaster Barnstormers.
ONE HIT WONDERS
In game two of the series the Senators set a new season-high by limiting the Flying Squirrels to one hit in ten innings. CJ Hinijosa hit a groundball into left field with two outs in the sixth inning to record the lone Squirrels hit of the games. John Simms joined Derek Eitel as the only two Senators pitchers to throw one-hitters through at least five innings this year.
Kyle McGowin makes his Senators debut in the series finale. The right-hander went 1-6 with a 6.31 ERA over nine starts with Triple-A Syracuse before being added to the Senators. McGowin was acquired along with Austin Adams from the Angels as part of the Danny Espinosa trade. The 25-year-old was originally drafted by the Angels in the 5th round of the 2013 draft from Savannah State.
The Squirrels counter with starter Jose Flores. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA across 16 games and four starts on the season. Flores shutout the Senators through five one hit innings in his last start against the club on May 29. The 28-year-old was signed by the Giants as a minor league free agent on December 9, 2016.