Game 90 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 took the series opener 8-6 after Corban Joseph broke a 6-6 tie with a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning. The Senators improved to 7-4 against Richmond this season. The two teams play nine more times this season, with six games in Richmond and three at FNB Field.
LATE INNING MAGIC
The Senators 8-6 win in the series opener was their sixth win this season when tied or trailing after eight innings, tying them for second most in the Eastern League. The win was the Senators third win when tied after eight innings and the Senators lead the league with three wins when trailing after the eighth.
Matthew Crownover starts the second game of the series for the Senators. The left-hander is 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA across four starts with the Senators this season. Crownover is making his first start of the season against the Flying Squirrels. The 24-year-old worked six innings of three run ball in his last start on July 7 against Erie, his second straight quality start. Crownover started the year with Potomac before being added to the Senators roster on June 1.
The Squirrels counter with starter Tyler Herb. The right-hander is making just his second career start with Richmond. Herb allowed five runs in five innings in his Flying Squirrels debut on July 8 against Bowie. The 25-year-old was acquired by San Francisco from Seattle for cash on July 3. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 29th round of the 2014 draft from Coastal Carolina.