Game 100 at Richmond: Lineup and Notes
The Senators travel to Richmond, Virginia to take on the Flying Squirrels for a short three game road trip. The Senators are coming off their first four game series win of the season after they captured three of four from Binghamton at FNB Field. The Squirrels snapped a five game losing streak by winning the series finale over Akron on Sunday afternoon. The Senators are 8-6 against the Squirrels this year as they make their final trip to the Diamond.
READY FOR ROBLES
The Senators made numerous changes to the roster prior to Monday night’s game, including adding outfielder Victor Robles from Potomac, the number one prospect in the Nationals’ organization and ninth best in minor league baseball according to Baseball America. Pitchers John Simms and Phillips Valdez, and outfielder Zach Collier were promoted to triple-A Syracuse. Along with Robles, pitchers Kyle Schepel and Dakota Bacus were promoted to the Senators from Potomac.
STARTING THINGS OFF
Taylor Hill’s seven innings of three run ball on Sunday afternoon continued a string a solid starts following the All-Star break by the Senators. Since the Mid-Summer Classic, Senators starting pitchers have a 3.75 ERA and have not allowed more than four earned runs in any start.
Greg Ross makes his first start for the Senators in the series opener against Richmond. The right-hander made two starts for the Senators to begin the season before being added to triple-A Syracuse on April 19. Ross rejoined the Senators on July 30 after going 3-9 with a 6.40 ERA 16 appearances and 13 starts with the Chiefs.
Jordan Johnson starts for the Squirrels opposite Ross. The right-hander is 4-6 with a 4.59 ERA across 16 games and 14 starts. Johnson is making his third start against the Senators this season. The Senators have tagged him for 14 runs in 11.2 innings between the two starts combined. Johnson is the ninth ranked prospect in the Giants system per MLB.com.