Game 112 vs. Binghamton: Lineup and Notes
The Senators and Binghamton Rumble Ponies meet for the final time during the 2017 regular season on Sunday afternoon. The Senators look to salvage a game in the three game series after dropping the first two games. The Rumble Ponies are 4.5 games ahead of Reading for the final playoff spot in the Eastern League Eastern Division, and have won nine of their previous 11 games. The Senators are 5-8 against Binghamton this season.
AIN’T IT GRAND
Drew Ward knocked in all four runs for the Senators in game two of the series with his sixth inning grand slam, the first of his career. Overall the home run was the Senators’ third grand slam this season and first since Jose Marmolejos’ go-ahead blast in the ninth inning against Erie on May 22.
Wirkin Estevez starts the series finale for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA across eight starts with the Senators this season. Estevez worked eight shutout innings in his last start against Binghamton on July 21, his longest start of his career. The 25-year-old has worked at least five innings in every start this season since his first start with Potomac on April 11th.
Binghamton counters with starter Robert Gsellman. The right-hander is making his third rehab start with the Rumble Ponies after he was placed on the disabled list by the Mets on June 28 with a strained hamstring. Gsellman is 5-5 with a 6.16 ERA with the Mets across 17 games and 14 starts this season.