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Game 18 vs. Reading: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 04/26/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Reading Fightin Phils play the final game of the series Wednesday night. Tuesday’s game was postponed due to weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 27. The Senators dropped the series opener on Monday 9-1 as Reading scored seven runs in the final two innings to break the game open. This is the first series of the year between the Senators and Fightins. The Senators were just 3-8 against Reading in 2016, with all three wins coming at FNB field.

 

RED HOT RAUDY

Senators catcher Raudy Read went 2-4 on Monday and is now hitting .387 over his last ten games. The 23-year-old is tied for second on the team with five multi hit games and leads the team with two home runs. Read is the 21st ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS 

Erick Fedde starts game two for the Senators Tuesday night. The right-hander leads the Eastern League with a 0.50 ERA. Fedde has allowed just one earned run in 18 innings this season and did not allow an earned run in the first 15.2 innings he pitched. Fedde is the 2nd rated prospect in the organization according to MLB.com and Baseball America. The Fightins counter with starter Tom Eshelman. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA in three starts this season. The former second round pick was one of five players acquired by the Phillies from the Astros in exchange for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz.

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Game 17 vs. Reading: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 04/24/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Reading Fightin Phils to FNB Field for a three game series beginning Monday night. The Senators are coming off a series win over Bowie following their 2-1 victory in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. This is the first meeting of the year between the Senators and Fightins. The Senators were just 3-8 against Reading in 2016, with all three wins coming at FNB field. Following Sunday’s win, the club has now won five of its last seven contest.

TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY

With the Senators win on Sunday afternoon, the club improved to 4-0 in day games on the season, as opposed to 5-7 in night contest.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS 

The Senators turn to opening day starter Jaron Long in the series opener against Reading. Long is coming off one of the best performances of the year by a Senators pitcher, limiting the Yard Goats to just one run on five hits over seven innings. Long has not allowed more than one earned runs in any of his first three starts this season, and is 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA overall. The Fightins counter with starter Brandon Leibrandt. The left-hander has allowed only two runs in ten innings through his first two starts of the season. The 24-year-old is in his first season with Reading, after splitting time between high-A Clearwater and the GCL Phillies while rehabbing from an injury.

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Game 16 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 04/23/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Baysox play the rubber match of the three game series Sunday night at FNB Field. The Senators evened the series with a 3-1 win in game two, aided by starter Mark Blackmar tossing five innings of one run ball. The Senators are now 2-3 against the Baysox this season after they dropped two out of three to Bowie on the prior road trip. The Senators look to finish off their third series win of the season.

STARTING PITCHING ON A ROLL

After Mark Blackmar limited the Baysox to just two runs in five innings, Senators starting pitchers have allowed two runs or less in four consecutive starts. three of the past four Senators starting pitchers have held the opposition to just a single run, highlighted by Jaron Long and Erick Fedde’s back to back seven inning and one run performances in the final two games against Hartford.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS 

John Simms gets the start in the rubber match of the series for the Senators. Simms pitched against Hartford in each of his first two starts, going 0-1 with four runs allowed over ten and two thirds innings. The right-hander went 1-0 in two appearances out of the bullpen last season, allowing three runs across six frames. Brandon Barker gets the ball for the Baysox. Barker is 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA in three starts this season. The right-hander threw six shutout innings against Richmond in his last start. The 24-year-old is in his second season with the Baysox and was originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2014 draft out of Mercer.

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Game 15 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 04/22/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Baysox play game two of the three game series Saturday night at FNB field. Bowie took the opener 8-2 as the Senators finished 0 for 15 with runners in scoring position. The Senators are now 1-3 against the Baysox this season after they dropped two out of three to Bowie on the prior road trip.

LARGEST CROWD

The Senators drew 4,047 fans to FNB field for Friday’s series opener, the largest crowd they have played in front of this season. Their previous high at FNB field was 3,471 on April 8 against Altoona. The game also lasted three hours and 17 minutes, which is the longest nine inning game the Senators have played this season.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS 

The Senators send Mark Blackmar to the mound in game two of the series Saturday night. Blackmar allowed three runs across four innings in game two of a doubleheader against Altoona on April 8 in his only start this season before pitching out of the bullpen for two games. The right- hander is 1-1 and has surrendered five runs and ten hits over eight innings pitched, Blackmar will be opposed by Baysox starter Chris Tillman. The right-hander is on a rehab assignment recovering from a shoulder injury. This is Tillman’s second rehab appearance for Bowie after he allowed one run in two and two-thirds innings on April 17 against Richmond. The former all-star went 16-6 for the Orioles last season, with a 3.77 ERA and 140 strikeouts.

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Game 14 vs. Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 4/21/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators return home for a six game homestand starting with a three game series against the Bowie Baysox. The Senators dropped two out of three to Bowie in the first series between the two on the prior road trip. The Senators have won three of their last four games after winning two of three against Hartford to finish out their seven game road trip. The club was shutout 1-0 in Wednesday’s series finale despite Erick Fedde allowing just one run in seven innings. The Baysox split their last series against Richmond, losing the final two games of the series.

STREAK UP TO 10

With his second inning single, Neftali Soto extended his hitting streak to ten games, the longest such streak by a Senator this season. The Manati, Puerto Rico native has hit safely in every game he’s started this year, and is second on the club with five multi hit efforts on the season. He is second on the team with a .354 batting average and .918 OPS.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

Austen Williams starts the series opener for the Senators. Williams makes his second consecutive start against the Baysox as he took the loss his last time out at Bowie, surrendering three runs and seven hits over five innings. The right-hander has allowed five runs and 12 hits in 11 innings this season, with 12 strikeouts. Tanner Scott takes the bump for the Baysox. The left-hander threw three hitless innings against the Senators in his last start. The former sixth round is the 11th rated prospect in the Orioles organization per MLB.com.

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Game 13 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 4/20/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Yard Goats play the final game of the series Thursday night. Wednesday’s game was postponed to a later date due to rain. The Senators evened up the series with their 9-2 win in game two, led by a grand slam by Mario Lisson and the second consecutive five hit game by Andrew Stevenson. The club improved to 4-1 against the Yard Goats this year and dropped Hartford to 0-4 at Dunkin Donuts Park. The Senators try to extend their season long three game winning streak while the Yard Goats try to stop a six game losing skid.

FIVE HIT WONDER

Andrew Stevenson finished 5-5 Wednesday, giving him five hits in a game for the second straight night. He’s the first Senators players to ever accomplish the feat, and it has happened in the minor leagues just once since 2005, last occurring when Emerson Landoni went 5-5 on July 12 and 13, 2015 while playing for the Mississippi Braves. Stevenson is 10-12 in the series with three doubles, five RBI and six runs scored, and has hit safely in eight consecutive at bats.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

Erick Fedde gets the ball for the Senators in the series finale. The right hander did not allow an earned run in his first two starts of the season, limiting opponents to just seven hits in eleven innings while striking out nine. The 24-year-old is the number two ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com. Yency Almonte makes his first start against the Senators this season. The 22-year-old is the 16th rated prospect in the Rockies organization per MLB.com and has a 2.53 ERA with 11 strikeouts through two starts this season.

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Game 13 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 4/19/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Yard Goats play game three of the four game series Wednesday night. The Senators earned at least a split of the four game set with their 9-2 win in game two, led by a grand slam by Mario Lisson and the second consecutive five hit game by Andrew Stevenson. The club improved to 4-1 against the Yard Goats this year and dropped Hartford to 0-4 at Dunkin Donuts Park. The Senators try to extend their season long three game winning streak while the Yard Goats try to stop a six game losing streak.

FIVE HIT WONDER

Andrew Stevenson finished 5-5 Wednesday, giving him five hits in a game for the second straight night. He’s the first Senators players to ever accomplish the feat, and it has happened in the minor leagues just once since 2005, last occurring when Emerson Landoni went 5-5 on July 12 and 13, 2015 while playing for the Mississippi Braves. Stevenson is 10-12 in the series with three doubles, five RBI and six runs scored, and has hit safely in eight consecutive at bats.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

Erick Fedde gets the ball for the Senators in game three of the series. The right hander did not allow an earned run in his first two starts of the season, limiting opponents to just seven hits in eleven innings while striking out nine. The 24-year-old is the number two ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to MLB.com. Yency Almonte makes his first start against the Senators this season. The 22-year-old is the 16th rated prospect in the Rockies organization per MLB.com and has a 2.53 ERA with 11 strikeouts through two starts this season.

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Game 12 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

 

GAME NOTES 4/18/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Yard Goats meet for game two of a four game series, one night following the Senators’ thrilling 16-14 win in 13 innings in the series opener. 23 of the 30 total runs were scored after the top of the seventh inning, and Alec Keller’s 2 RBI double in the 13th gave the Senators the lead for good. The Yard Goats are now 0-4 at Dunkin Donuts Park, while the Senators improved to 3-1 against Hartford this season.

LONGEST SENATORS GAME

Monday’s game between the Senators and Yard Goats lasted five hours and 35 minutes, making it the longest game by time in modern franchise history. The previous high was five hours and 19 minutes, set during the Senators’ 6-4 loss in 16 innings on June 1, 2004.

KELLER AND STEVENSON SET NEW MARKS

There were also plenty of individual records and highs set in the series opening win. Andrew Stevenson set Senators individual season highs in both hits (5) and runs (4), while Alec Keller set a high in RBI (4). Stevenson is the first Senators player with five hits since Wilmer Difo on August 2, 2015, and the first to score four runs since Tony Renda on May 21, 2015. In addition, Keller and Stevenson tied a Senators modern day record by each recording seven at bats.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

Jaron Long starts game two for the Senators. The Senators won his previous start 6-0 over the Yard Goats and Long earned the win, scattering four hits and a walk across six shutout innings. Long has allowed just one run in 11 innings pitched this season. Hartford sends Jack Wynkoop to the mound. In his last start, Wynkoop took the loss against the Senators despite working seven innings of two run ball and striking out four. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in two starts this season. The 2015 sixth round pick is in his first season with the Yard Goats after splitting time between low-A Asheville and high-A Modesto last season.

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Game 10 at Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 4/15/2017

TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Baysox meet in the series finale Saturday afternoon. The Senators try to salvage a game in the series following Friday’s 3-2 loss. The Baysox held a 3-0 lead early and the Senators cut to lead the one in the fifth however were unable to finish off the comeback. The loss clinched the first series loss of the year for the Senators and the two game losing streak is their longest of the season.

HITTING STREAK SNAPPED

Drew Ward did not record a hit for the first time all season after he finished 0-4 in game two of the series, snapping an eight-game hitting streak. Neftali Soto and Alec Keller are now tied for the longest hitting streaks on the team, each extending theirs to six games Friday night.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHERS

The Senators send Greg Ross to the mound in the series finale, opposite Baysox starter Tanner Scott. Ross scattered three hits across six shutout innings in his last start on April 10 against Hartford. The right-hander picked up right where he left off last year, where he finished 5-1 with a 0.83 ERA in ten games with the Senators. The 27-year-old was originally drafted in the 18th round by the Braves in 2011 and was signed by the Nationals on April 21, 2016. Scott is the 11th rated prospect in the Orioles organization according to MLB.com. The left-hander lasted just three innings and gave up one run in his last start at Eerie. Scott split time with Bowie and single-A Frederick last season and pitched one scoreless inning versus the Senators. The Mogarore, Ohio native was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Howard Junior College.

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Game 9 at Bowie: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 4/14/2017

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and Baysox play game two of a three game series Friday night. The Sens look to rebound after a 5-4 walk-off loss in the series opener. After Drew Ward tied the game with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth, the Sox won it in the bottom half on an RBI single by Aderlin Rodriguez. It’s the Senators’ the first walk-off loss of the season. The Sens won the 2016 overall series 9-8 over the Baysox.

TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHERS

Austen Williams gets the call for the Senators in game two of the series, matched up against Bowie starter David Hess. Williams earned the win in his first start of the season, scattering five hits and two runs across six innings against Altoona. The right-hander started three games against Bowie last season, and went 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA with 12 strikeouts and nine walks. Hess is the 29th ranked prospect in the Orioles organization according to MLB.com. The right-hander received a no-decision after allowing three runs in five innings in his first start of the year at Akron. The 23-year-old pitched all of 2016 in Bowie, and went 0-3 in four starts against the Senators with a 7.89 ERA.

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