Games 80 & 81 at Binghamton: Lineup and Notes
The Senators continue their first and only visit to Binghamton, New York with a doubleheader against the Rumble Ponies after Saturday’s originally scheduled game was postponed due to weather. The Senators captured the series opener after Yadiel Hernandez broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning. The Ponies took two of three in the only prior meeting between the two clubs from June 9 to June 11.
SANCHEZ TO MLB
Former Senator Adrian Sanchez was promoted to the Major Leagues for the first time in his career when he was added to the Nationals’ roster prior to Friday’s game against the Cardinals. The 26-year-old appeared as a pinch runner in the eighth inning and remained in the game at shortstop though he did not have a plate appearance. Sanchez played parts of the last four seasons with the Senators and started the first five games with the club in 2017 before being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse.
Matthew Crownover takes the bump in game one of the twin bill. The left-hander took the loss despite workeing a career high eight innings in his last start. Wirkin Estevez gets the ball in game two. The right-hander is starting his second straight double header game, and has not allowed more than three runs in any of his three Senators starts.
The Ponies counter with starter PJ Conlon in game one. Conlon worked seven innings of three-run ball and threw a season-high 103 pitches in his lone start against the Senators on June 10. Casey Delgado starts game two for Binghamton. The right-hander started versus the Senators on June 11 and allowed two runs across four innings.