Games 107 at Reading: Lineup and Notes
The Senators travel to Reading, PA for the first of two trips to FirstEnergy Stadium this season. Reading is the only city the Senators have yet to play in this season in the Eastern League. The Senators enter play following a split of the four game series with Portland, while the Fightins took three of four from Hartford on their prior series. The Senators are just 1-6 against Reading this year.
The Senators hit back-to-back home runs for the first time this season in the series finale against Portland when Victor Robles and Corban Joseph hit consecutive blasts in the bottom of the third. In addition, Khayyan Norfork tied a Senators season-high by driving in five runs after going 2-4 with a two-run home run and a bases clearing double. The 11 runs the Senators scored were the most they have tallied since June 25 at Portland when they scored 11, and they most runs they have scored at FNB field since May 17 when they put 12 on the board vs. Bowie.
Wirkin Estevez starts for the Senators in the series opener. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA in seven starts with the Senators this season. Estevez has worked back-to-back quality starts after tossing six innings of three run ball in his last start July 26 at Richmond. The 25-year- old allowed three runs in five innings in his lone start against the Fightins on June 27.
The Fightins send starter Jacob Waguespack to the mound opposite Estevez. The right-hander is making his double-A debut after he was just added to the roster prior to the game. Waguespack went 6-5 with a 3.29 ERA high-A Clearwater over his first 24 games and 10 starts this year.