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Game 140 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 9/4/2017

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TODAY’S GAME

The Senators play the final game of the season Monday afternoon against the Altoona Curve at PNG Field. The Senators split the pair of games they played Sunday, winning the completion of Saturday’s suspended game 4-3 while dropping Sunday scheduled game 6-0. The Curve hold a 10-6 edge in the season series.

52 PICK UP

The Senators finish their 31st season of baseball on Monday afternoon. Overall 52 players played for the club in 2017, four of which made the Major Leagues (Adrian Sanchez, Erick Fedde, Andrew Stevenson, and Raudy Read) and four joined the team on rehab assignments (Koda Glover, Joe Blanton, Chris Heisey, and Michael A. Taylor). The Senators also had four Eastern League Mid-Season All-Stars (Jose Marmolejos, Raudy Read, John Simms, Ryan Brinley) and one Eastern League player of the week award winner (Jose Marmolejos, August 21-27).

SENATORS STARTING PITCHER

Taylor Hill starts the final game of the year for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-6 with a 5.33 ERA across 17 games and 16 starts with the Senators this season. Hill struck out a career-high nine in a quality start his last time out on August 30 against Akron. For more information on Hill, please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

ALTOONA STARTING PITCHER

The Curve send JT Brubaker to the mound opposite Hill. The right-hander is 7-6 with a 4.51 ERA across 25 games and 23 starts with the Senators this season. Brubaker is 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA in three starts covering 16.1 innings against the Senators this season. The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Pirates in the sixth round of the 2015 draft from Belmont.

Game 139 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 09/03/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and Curve play a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at PNG Field. Saturday’s game was suspended in the sixth inning due to inclement weather with game tied 1-1. The suspended game will be completed to a full nine-inning contest and will be followed by a seven-inning contest beginning approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Altoona holds a 9-5 edge in the season series.

SENATORS HITTING STREAKS

Victor Robles had his 18 game hitting streak snapped after he was removed from Saturday’s game following his groundout in the first. The streak was the longest Senators hitting streak of the season. It is also tied for the fifth longest streak in Senators history (Lance Belen in 1987, Josh Labandeira in 2004) and it’s tied for the longest in the Eastern League this season. Robles hit .397 during the 18 games. Jose Marmolejos is also looking to extend a 16-game hitting streak.

STARTING PITCHERS

Austin Voth starts game two of the doubleheader series for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-3 with a 4.84 ERA across nine starts with the Senators this season. Voth allowed five runs in three and two-thirds innings in his last against on August 29 against Akron. For more information on Voth, please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

The Curve counter with starter Austin Coley. The right-hander is 5-4 with a 3.16 ERA over 22 starts with Altoona this season. Coley is 0-1 with a 4.85 ERA in three starts against the Senators this year, and tossed a quality start in his last appearance against the club on July 19. The 24-year-old was originally drafted by the Pirates from Belmont in the 2014 draft.

 

Game 138 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 09/02/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators play their final series of the season as they take on the Altoona Curve in a four-game set at PNG Field. The Senators dropped the series opener 6-5 as they could not finish the comeback after falling behind 5-0 after six innings. This is the first meeting between the two teams since the Curve took two out of three from the club July 17-19. Altoona holds an 9-5 edge in the season series.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS

The Senators have played three consecutive games that have finished with a final score of 6-5. In each game, the Senators have trailed by at least four runs entering either the seventh of eighth innings. The club came back to win Saturday’s game on a walk-off home run by Yadiel Hernandez, the club’s Eastern League high sixth win when trailing entering the ninth inning. The club has come up one run short in each of the previous two games.

RAUDY GETS THE CALL

Raudy Read was promoted to the Nationals on Monday, becoming the fourth 2017 Senator to be called up the Major Leagues (Andrew Stevenson, Erick Fedde and Adrian Sanchez). The catcher played 108 games with the Senators and led the club with 17 home runs, the most by a Senators player since 2014. Taylor Gushue was promoted to the Senators from Potomac to fill Read’s roster spot.

SENATORS HITTING STREAKS

After his pinch-hit single, Victor Robles has now recorded a hit in 18 consecutive games, the longest Senators hitting streak of the season. The streak is tied for the fifth longest streak in Senators history (Lance Belen in 1987, Josh Labandeira in 2004) and it’s tied for the longest in the Eastern League this season. Robles is batting .397 during the 18 games. Jose Marmolejos also extended his hitting streak to 16 after finishing 2-2.

STARTING PITCHERS

Kyle McGowin starts game two for the Senators. The right-hander is 1-5 with a 7.17 ERA across eight starts with the Senators this season. McGowin went a season-high seven innings in his last start, while only allowing one run on six hits. For more information on McGowin please visit game two of the game notes.

The Curve counter with starter Alex McRae. The right-hander is 10-5 with a 3.67 ERA across 26 games and 24 starts with the Curve this season. McRae tossed six innings of one run ball against Richmond in his last start on August 28. The 24-year-old was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 10th round of the 2014 draft from Jacksonville University.

Game 137 at Altoona: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 9/1/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators play their final series of the season as they take on the Altoona Curve in a four-game set beginning Friday night at PNG Field. The Senators wrapped up their home schedule by splitting a four game series with Akron, while the Curve have clinched a spot in the Eastern League playoffs. This is the first meeting between the two teams since the Curve took two out of three from the club July 17-19. Altoona holds an 8-5 edge in the season series.

STARTING PITCHERS

Brady Dragmire makes his final start of the year in the series opener against Akron. The right-hander 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA across 17 games and five starts with the Senators this season. Dragmire allowed four runs, three earned, across five and two-thirds innings in his last start against Reading on August 25. For more information on Dragmire, please visit page two.

The Curve counter with starter Mitch Keller. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA across five starts with the Curve this season. Keller began the season with high-A Bradenton before being promoted to Altoona on August 4. The 21-year-old is the second best prospect in the Pirates organization and the #22 prospect in MiLB according to MLB.com

 

Game 136 vs. Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/31/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators play their final game at FNB Field in 2017 in the series finale against the Akron RubberDucks on Thursday night. The Senators won game three of the series in thrilling fashion, scoring six runs over the final two innings to overcome a five-run deficit, capped by a walk-off home run by Yadiel Hernandez. The Senators look to take three out four from Akron in game four of the series, which would also give them the season series win which is currently tied at six wins each. The Senators have just five games remaining in 2017, as they finish the season with four games against Altoona.

CARDIAC KIDS

Wednesday’s win was the Senators sixth when trailing entering the ninth inning, the most such victories in the Eastern League. Yadiel Hernandez hit the Senators first walk-off home run since Stephen Perez hit one on July 26, 2016 against New Hampshire.

AUGUST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

If the Senators win the final game against Akron then they will finish with their first winning month of the season. With another 10 hits Wednesday, the Senators raised their team batting average in the month .282, the highest mark in the Eastern League. In addition, the Senators’ 30 home runs are the most they have hit in a month this season and is fourth most in the Eastern League in August.

STARTING PITCHERS

Greg Ross makes his final start of the season in the series finale against Akron. The righthander is 5-3 with a 6.26 ERA across nine starts this season. Ross allowed just one run over six innings in his last start against Reading on August 26. For more information on Ross, please visit the starting pitcher page on game two of the game notes.

The ‘Ducks counter with starter Matt Esparza. The right-hander is 5-5 with a 5.08 ERA across 16 starts with Akron this season. Esparza is 1-1 with a 5.67 ERA in two starts against the Senators this season. The 23-year-old was originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 draft out of UC Irvine.

Game 135 vs. Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/30/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and RubberDucks play game three of the Senators’ final home series of the 2017 season. The ’Ducks evened the series with their game two 10-9 win following Taylor Murphy’s go-ahead two-run home run with the club down to their final out in the ninth. Akron leads the season series 6-5. The Senators have just six games remaining in 2017, as they finish the season with four games against Altoona.

AUGUST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

If the Senators win the final two games against Akron then they will finish with their first winning month of the season. With another 11 hits Tuesday night, the Senators raised their team batting average in the month .282, the highest mark in the Eastern League. In addition the Senators’ 29 home runs are the most they have hit in a month this season and is third most in the Eastern League in August.

STARTING PITCHERS

Taylor Hill starts game three of the series for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-6 with a 5.54 ERA across 16 games and 15 starts this season with the Senators. Hill has thrown three consecutive quality starts. For more information on Hill please visit page two of the game notes.

The ‘Ducks counter with starter Shane Bieber. The right-hander 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA across seven starts with Akron this season. Bieber is pitching at his third level in the Cleveland organization this season, after starting the year with low-A Lake County and high-A Lynchburg. Bieber was Cleveland’s fourth round draft pick in 2016.

Game 134 vs. Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/29/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Akron RubberDucks to FNB Field for their final home series of the 2017 season. The Senators won the series opener 2-1 on a walk-off RBI single by Stephen Perez in the bottom of the 12th. The RubberDucks have now lost 11 of their previous 13 games. The season series between the two clubs is tied at 5-5.

EXTRA INNINGS

Stephen Perez gave the Senators their third walk-off win of the season with his game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 12th of the series opener. The game marked just the sixth extra inning game of the season for the Senators, the fewest such games played by any team in the Eastern League.

ROBLES HITTING STREAK

After his first inning single Monday night, Victor Robles has now recorded a hit in 16 consecutive games, tying Neftali Soto for the longest Senators hitting streak of the season. The streak is tied for the third longest in the Eastern League this season. Prior to this season, no Senators player had recorded a hitting streak of at least 16 games s

STARTING PITCHERS

Austin Voth starts the series opener for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-3 with a 4.28 ERA across eight starts this season. Voth has tossed three quality starts over his past four starts and has lasted at least six innings in five of his past six starts. For more information on Voth, please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

The ‘Ducks counter with starter Matt Whitehouse. The left-hander is 7-8 with a 4.44 ERA in 26 games and 17 starts with Akron this season. Whitehouse started against the Senators on July 4, and worked six innings of two run ball en route to the win. The 26-year-old was originally drafted in the 19th round of the 2013 draft out of UC Irvine

Game 133 vs. Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/28/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Akron RubberDucks to FNB Field for their final home series of the 2017 season. The are coming off a 3-4 road trip after dropping three of four to Reading in their prior series. Akron snapped a five game losing streak with their 6-4 win over Erie on Sunday, however the team has lost 10 of its previous 12 games. The Senators captured two of three against Akron in the first series of their prior road trip but Akron holds the season series edge 5-4.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

Jose Marmolejos was named Eastern League player of the week for week of August 21-26. Marmolejos is the first Senator to be awarded player of the week honors this season. Marmolejos led all Eastern League players RBIs (9), runs scored (8), and total bases (23) last week and tied for the league lead in hits (12) and extra-base hits (6). He also finished ranked among the weekly league leaders in batting average (.462-2nd), slugging percentage (.885-2nd)

MARMO HITTING STREAK

Jose Marmolejos extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his eighth inning RBI double Sunday eveninig. Marmolejos is the fourth Senators player this year to have a hitting streak of ten or more games, joining Victor Robles, Corban Joseph and Neftali Soto.

ROBLES HITTING STREAK

After a pair of hits Sunday evening, Victor Robles has now recorded a hit in 15 consecutive games. The 20-year-old has had multiple hits eight of the 15 games overall, across which he’s hitting .407. With a hit Monday, Robles would tie Neftali Soto’s 16 game streak for the longest Senators hitting streak of the season. Robles is the number five prospect in minor league baseball according to MLB.com

STARTING PITCHERS

Kyle McGowin gets the ball in homestand opener for the Senators. The right-hander is 1-5 with a 8.51 ERA across six Senators starts this season. McGowin worked his first quality start with the Senators en route to his first Senators win in his last appearance on August 23 at Akron. For more information on McGowin please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

The ‘Ducks counter with starter Luis Lugo. The left-hander is 8-7 with a 4.56 ERA over 24 games and 23 starts this season. Lugo allowed a pair of runs on four hits in five and two thirds innings in his last start which came against the Senators on August 23. The 23-year-old was originally signed by Cleveland as an non-draft free agent on February 28, 2011.

Game 132 at Reading: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/28/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and Fightins finish the four game series Sunday evening at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Fightins took the first the two games of the set before the Senators captured game three 4-2 behind six strong innings from starter Greg Ross. This is the final series of the year between the two clubs and The Fightins hold a 9-4 edge in the season series.

ROAD WARRIORS

With a win in the series finale the Senators can capture their third consecutive winning road trip after they took two of three from Akron to start the current trip. The Senators have either split or tied their last five road series, and have not lost a road series since July 24-26 against Richmond.

STARTING PITCHERS

Brady Dragmire takes the ball in the series finale for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA across 16 games and four starts this season. Dragmire earned his fourth win in his last start after allowing three earned runs in five and a third innings against Akron on August 22. For more information on Dragmire please go to the starting pitcher page on page two.

The Fightins counter with starter Cole Irvin. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 4.16 ERA across 11 starts with the Fightins this season. Irvin made his double-A debut against the Senators June 28 and worked six innings of two run ball en route to the win. The 23-year-old was drafted by the Phillies in the 5th round of the 2016 draft out of the University of Oregon.

Game 131 at Reading: Lineup and Notes

 

GAME NOTES 08/26/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and Fightins play game three of the four game series Saturday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Fightins took the first the two games of the set after their 3-1 game two victory. This is the final series of the year between the two and The Fightins hold a 9-3 edge in the season series. The Senators need to win the final two of the games of the series in order to finish with their third consecutive winning road trip.

ROBLES HITTING STREAK

After his second inning single, Victor Robles has now recorded a hit in 13 consecutive games. The 20-year-old has had multiple hits seven of the 13 games overall, across which he’s hitting .362. Robles is the number one number five prospect in minor league baseball according to MLB.com.

MARMO HITTING STREAK

Jose Marmolejos extended his hitting streak to nine games with his third inning single Friday night. With a hit in game three of the series, Marmolejos can become the fourth Senators player this year to have at least hit

STARTING PITCHERS

Greg Ross takes the ball in game three for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-3 with a 6.90 ERA across eight starts with the Senators this season. Ross allowed nine runs over three and a third innings in his last start against Akron on August 21. For more information on Ross, please go to the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

The Fightins counter with starter Franklyn Kilome. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA across three starts with Reading this season. Kilome worked eight shutout innings in his last start on August 21 against Bowie. The 22-year-old is the eighth ranked prospect in the Phillies