Game 95 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes
The Senators finish the seven game road trip Wednesday afternoon as they play the rubber match of the three game series against Altoona. The Senators evened the set with their 9-7 come-from-behind victory on Wednesday night. The Senators are 5-7 against Altoona this season as the club looks to win its first series of the season versus the Curve. The two teams play one more time after the series in a four game set at PNG Field to finish the regular season.
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After finishing 3-5 with a double. triple and three RBI against his former team, Dan Gamache is now 7-19 since joining the club on July 13, with four of the seven hits extra base hits. Gamache, who played parts of the 2014 and 2015 season with Altoona, was signed by the Nationals as a minor league free agent on June 28.
VALDEZ SCORELESS INNING STREAK
Phillips Valdez has not allowed an earned run in his past 9.1 innings pitched which spans his previous four outings. Since May 14, which covers his last 15 games and 27 innings, the right-hander has allowed just three earned runs (1.00 ERA) and opponents are batting just .170 against him.
Matthew Crownover starts for the Senators in the series finale. The left-hander is 0-4 with a 4.96 ERA across eight starts this season. Crownover is making his first career start against Altoona. The 24-year-old allowed three runs in five innings in his last start against Richmond on July 14.
Austin Coley starts for the Curve opposite Crownover. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA over 20 games and 15 starts. Coley took the loss in his lone appearance against the Senators this season on April 28, allowing five runs on nine hits in three innings. The 25-year-old has allowed more than two runs just once over his previous five starts.