Game 71 at New Hampshire: Lineup and Notes
The Senators continue their road trip with a three game series against the Portland Sea Dogs. After the series, the Senators will have played every team in the Eastern League at least once this season. The Senators are coming off a series win over New Hampshire, following their 10-1 win in the rubber match Thursday night. The Sea Dogs also won two out of three in their prior series against Erie. The two teams play seven games total this season, three in Portland and four at FNB field.
The 10 runs scored by the Senators in the series finale against New Hampshire was the most scored by the club in exactly one month when they scored 14 runs against versus Erie on May 22. Eight of the nine Senators batters recorded at least a hit and the club recorded five doubles, one shy of their season high in a game.
The Senators send Kyle McGowin to the mound in the series opener at Portland. The right-hander took the loss in his first start for the Senators on June 18 against Richmond, allowing five runs in five innings. McGowin spent the first portion of the season with Triple-A Syracuse where he went 1-6 with a 6.31 ERA in nine starts. The 25-year-old was acquired from the Angels on December 10, 2016 in exchange for Danny Espinosa.
Kevin McAvoy takes the bump for the Sea Dogs opposite McGowin. The right-hander is 1-5 with a 5.95 ERA across 11 starts this season. McAvoy took the loss in his most recent start against Akron on June 17 after surrendering six runs in four innings. The 23-year-old is in his second season with the Sea Dogs as he spent all of the 2016 campaign with Portland. McAvoy was originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft from Bryant University.