Game 94 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes
The Senators finish the seven game road trip with a three game series against the Altoona Curve. The Senators seek to even the set after Altoona took the series opener 6-1. The Senators are 4-7 against Altoona this season after the Curve took two of three from the club June 6 to June 8 at FNB Field in the two clubs’ most recent series. The two teams play one more time after the series in a four game set to finish the regular season.
DON’T GET COMFORTABLE
After the current road trip, the Senators will not be at home or on the road for longer than four games until a seven game road trip from August 8 to August 13. In addition, the Senators have just one homestand longer than four games remaining this season, a six game set from August 15 to August 20.
MARMOLEJOS ON THE ROAD
Jose Marmolejos is 6-15 on the current road trip after finishing 1-4 Monday night, including a hit in all five games. The 2017 Eastern League All-Star is now batting .356 on the road with six home runs, 25 RBI and a .994 OPS, as opposed to a .210 batting average at home.
Taylor Hill starts for the Senators in game two of the series. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 4.78 ERA across eight starts with the Senators this season. Hill allowed two earned runs, four total, in six and two thirds innings in his last start against Richmond on Thursday June 13, and at one point retired 17 of 18 batters. The 28-year-old has also started eight games at triple-A Syracuse where he is 2-5 with a 7.83 ERA.
The Curve counter with starter JT Brubaker. The right-hander is 4-4 with a 5.17 ERA over 14 starts this season. Brubaker allowed three runs across six innings in his last start on July 13 against Bowie. The start was Brubaker’s first where he went past the fourth inning since June 18. Brubaker is making his third start of the season vs. the Senators. The 23-year-old shutout the Senators and limited them to just two hits in his last start against them on June 7.