Game 111 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 lost the series opener 3-2 in a rain shortened six inning game, the second consecutive game the Senators have played that was completed in six innings or less. The Rumble Ponies are 5.0 games ahead of Reading for the final playoff spot in the Eastern League Eastern Division, and have won eight of their previous ten games. The Senators are 5-7 against Binghamton this season.
The Senators have completed two games in a row that finished in six innings or less after each game was shortened due to rain. Prior to these last two games, the Senators had not played an official game in six innings or less since July 7, 2013 at Bowie in game two of a doubleheader.
Matthew Crownover takes the bump for the Senators in game two of the series. The left-hander is 1-5 with a 4.74 ERA across 11 starts with the Senators this season. Crownover has made two starts against the Ponies this season, including tossing six shutout innings against the club in game one of a doubleheader on July 2. Crownover earned his first double-A win in his last start against Portland on July 30.
Binghamton counters with starter Marcus Molina. The right-hander is 0-5 with a 3.98 ERA across seven games and six starts this season. Molina is making his first start of his career against the Senators. The 22-year-old has allowed just two runs over 12 innings and two starts since being activated from disabled list on July