Game 110 vs. Binghamton: Lineup and Notes
The Senators welcome the Binghamton Rumble Ponies to FNB Field for the final series between the two clubs during the 2017 regular season. The Senators took two of three from Reading on the prior series despite losing the series finale 6-1 in a rain shortened four and a half inning game. The Rumble Ponies are 3.5 games ahead of Reading for the final playoff spot in the Eastern League Eastern Division, and have won seven of their previous nine games. The Senators are 5-6 against Binghamton this season.
Victor Robles homered on the first pitch of Thursday’s series finale against Reading, giving the Senators their second lead-off home run of the season. Robles, the number one prospect in the Nationals organization and fifth best prospect in minor league baseball according to MLB.com, finished the Reading series 6-11 with a home run and four RBI and had his first three hit game as a Senators on Wednesday night.
Greg Ross starts the series opener for the Senators. The right-hander 2-1 with a 6.95 ERA in four starts with the Senators. Ross began the season with the Senators before being promoted to triple-A Syracuse after two starts. The 27-year-old rejoined the Senators on July 20. Ross allowed a career high nine runs in his last start on July 29 in game one of a twin bill vs. Portland.
The Ponies send starter Tommy Milone to the mound in the series opener. Milone is on a Major League rehab assignment and is making his second appearance with the Ponies. The left-hander spent the entire 2010 season with the Senators, and went 12-5 with a 2.85 ERA, the second lowest mark in the Eastern League that season.