Game 72 at New Hampshire: Lineup and Notes
The Senators continue their road trip with a three game series against the Portland Sea Dogs. The Senators have now played every team in the Eastern League at least once this season. The Senators look to even the series after Portland took the series opener 9-2. The two teams play seven games total this season, three in Portland and four at FNB field. The Senators come into the series having won each of their last two series.
NEFTALI TO TRIPLE-A
Infielder Neftali Soto was added to triple-A Syracuse prior to Friday night’s game. Soto was on a 12 game hitting streak prior to being promoted, his third hitting streak this year of 11 games or more, including his Eastern League high 16-game streak from May 10 to May 29. The 28-year-old reached safely on either a hit or a walk in 63 of the 67 games he played this season and leads the team with 23 multi-hit games. Soto is second in the Eastern League in batting average (.329) and fourth in hits (83).
KELLER IN JUNE
Alec Keller has 23 hits in the month of June which leads all current Senators players. The 25-year-old is also second on the club with a .324 batting average during the month.
Derek Eitel makes the game two start for the Senators. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.26 ERA across seven games and five starts. Eitel began his career with the Senators in the starting rotation before moving to the bullpen earlier this month and he has not allowed a run in two appearances and five and a third innings of relief. The 29-year-old last started a game on June 9 against Binghamton, and he surrendered five runs across three and a third innings.
The Sea Dogs counter with starter Teddy Stankiewicz. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.41 ERA across 12 starts this season. Stankiewicz allowed four runs in two and two-thirds innings in his last start on June 19 against Erie. The 23-year-old is in his second season with Portland after spending all of 2016 with the Sea Dogs. Stankiewicz is the 24th rated prospect in the Red Sox organization according to MLB.com.