Game 97 vs. Binghamton: Lineup and Notes
The Senators return home as they welcome the Binghamton Rumble Ponies to FNB Field for a four game homestand. The Senators took the series opener 6-4 behind home runs from Corban Joseph and Dan Gamache. The Senators look to win two in a row at home for the first time since they won two straight against Richmond June 16 and 17. The Senators are 3-5 against the Ponies this season with six more games remaining between the two clubs, all at FNB Field.
Darian Sandford is tied for eighth in the Eastern League in stolen bases with 14, despite playing just 29 games this season. In games played in the Eastern League since June 16, when Sandford joined the Senators, the outfielder leads the league in stolen bases and has five more steals than the next closest player (Jorge Mateo with 9).
YOU ARE PERFECT
Andrew Robinson worked another perfect inning Thursday night, making it four appearances where the right-hander has not allowed a baserunner. The 29-year-old has thrown seven straight scoreless innings dating back to July 4, and opposing batters are 1-22 against him over that stretch with 12 strike outs.
Wirkin Estevez receives the ball in game two of the series. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 4.10 ERA across five starts this season. Estevez is making his second start against Binghamton after he allowed one run over five innings in game two of a doubleheader on July 2. The 25-year-old allowed six runs, four earned, across five innings in his last start against Richmond on July 16.
The Ponies counter with starter Corey Oswalt. The right-hander is 7-4 with a 2.87 ERA across 16 start this season, the third lowest ERA in the Eastern League. Oswalt has made one start against the Senators this season, working just two innings while allowing three runs on five hits. The appearance was the only time in his previous five starts that he did not last six innings.