Game 89 at Richmond: Lineup and Notes
The Senators open up the second-half of play with a seven game road trip beginning with a four game series against Richmond. The Senators were swept in their final series before the All-Star break while the Flying Squirrels dropped two of three to Bowie. The Senators are 6-4 against Richmond this season, winning two of the first three series between the two clubs this season. The two teams play ten more times this season, with seven games in Richmond and three at FNB Field.
The Senators have 52 games remaining following the All-Star break, with 22 at FNB Field and 30 on the road. The Senators have just one homestand longer than four games, however three of their six road trips are six or seven games.
SENATORS ALL-STAR REPORT
Four Senators were selected to the Eastern League Western Division All-Star team. John Simms was the starting pitcher for the Western All-Stars and pitched a scoreless first inning with one strikeout. Ryan Brinley pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his lone inning of work. Jose Marmolejos appeared as a substitute in left field and went 0-2 at the plate, while Raudy Read went 0-1 after entering the game at catcher. The Eastern Division won the Mid-Summer Classic 7-1.
The Senators send starter Taylor Hill to the mound to open up the post All-Star slate. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 5.09 ERA across eight games and seven starts this season. Hill worked a new personal Senators season-high seven innings in his last start, allowing just two runs on three hits. The 28-year-old spent the first part of the season with triple-A Syracuse before being added to the Senators roster on May 15.
The Squirrels counter with starter Dan Slania. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA across four starts with Richmond this season. Slania was promoted to the Giants on June 28 and pitched a scoreless inning in his Major League debut against the Pirates on June 30. The 25-year-old started the first 12 games of the season with Triple-A Sacramento, where he went 0-8 with a 7.82 ERA.