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Game 128 at Akron: Lineup and Notes


GAME NOTES 08/23/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators and RubberDucks play the rubber match of the three game series Wednesday afternoon at Canal Park. The Senators evened the series with their 7-6 triumph on Tuesday, highlighted by three home runs. The ‘Ducks hold a 5-3 edge in the season series. The two clubs meet once more in a four game set at FNB Field to finish out the Senators home slate.

ROBINSON ROLLING

Andrew Robinson notched his 11th save of the season after tossing one and a third scoreless innings in game two. The 29-year-old has nine saves over his past 11 games, and that leads the Eastern League since July 27.

STARTING PITCHERS

Kyle McGowin starts the rubber match for the series. The right-hander is 0-5 with a 10.13 ERA in five starts with the Senators this season. McGowin was activated from the disabled list on August 12 and started a pair of games with Potomac before being promoted to the Senators on August 21. For more information on McGowin, please visit the starting pitchers page on page 2.

Luis Lugo takes the bump for the ‘Ducks opposite McGowin in the series finale. The left-hander is 8-7 with a 4.63 ERA and has spent the entire season with Akron. Lugo has started against the Senators twice this year, and he is 0-0 with a 3.09 ERA in 11.2 innings. The 23-year-old was signed as a non-drafted free agent on February 28, 2011

Game 127 at Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/22/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators embark on a seven game road trip beginning with a three game set against the Akron RubberDucks. The Senators look to even the series after Akron took the opener 13-5. Six of the Senators final 14 games are against Akron. The ‘Ducks hold a 4-2 edge in the season series.

ROBLES ROLLING

After three hits, including an inside the park home run, Victor Robles has now recorded a hit in ten consecutive games. The inside-the-park home run was the club’s first since Shawn Pleffner hit one on July 16, 2016 at Altoona. The 20-year-old has had multiple hits in five straight games and seven of the ten games overall, across which he’s hitting .439. Robles is the number one number five prospect in minor league baseball according to MLB.com.

STARTING PITCHERS

Brady Dragmire gets the ball in game two of the set. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 15 games and three starts with the Senators. Dragmire began the year in the bullpen before moving to the starting rotation in his last start, where he earned the win after allowing three runs in five innings to Richmond on 8/17. For more information on Dragmire, please visit page two.

The RubberDucks send Shao-Ching Chiang to the mound opposite Dragmire. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts with the ‘Ducks this season. Chiang began the year with high-A Lynchburg, going 8-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 19 starts before being promoted to double-A on August 4.

Game 126 at Akron: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/21/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators embark on a seven game road trip beginning with a three game set against the Akron RubberDucks. The Senators are coming off a 4-2 homestand while the RubberDucks have lost five consecutive games. Seven of the Senators final 15 games are against Akron. The ‘Ducks hold a 4-2 edge in the season series.

PLAYOFF SPOILERS

Seven of the final 15 games the Senators play are against Akron, who is currently three games behind Bowie for the second and final playoff spot in the Eastern League Western Division. Meanwhile, the Senators final four games of the season are against Altoona, who currently holds a one game lead over Bowie for first place in the Western Division.

STARTING PITCHERS

Greg Ross starts the series opener for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-2 with a 5.93 ERA over seven starts with the Senators this season. Ross allowed four runs on nine hits across six innings in his last start against Richmond on August 16. For more information on Ross, please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

Akron counters with starter Matt Esparza. The right-hander is 5-5 with a 5.15 ERA over 14 starts this season. Esparza began the year with high-A Lynchburch and went 3-3 with a 3.26 ERA across nine starts before being promoted to Akron. The 22-year-old was originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 draft from UC Irvine.

 

Game 124 vs. Trenton: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/19/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Trenton Thunder to FNB Field for their first and only visit to Harrisburg this season. The Senators won a season-high fourth in a row Friday night with their 5-1 victory, highlighted by Wirkin Estevez’s six innings of shutout and one hit ball. Trenton can clinch a playoff spot with a victory Saturday night or a loss by Reading. This is the first series between the two clubs since they split a four game series in Trenton May 11-14. The Senators are 3-5 against the Thunder this season.

MOVING FOUR-WARD

The Senators current four game winning streak is their longest winning streak of the season. Overall, the team has won six of its past seven games, with the lone loss a 10-9 defeat against Hartford where the Senators had a 9-6 lead in the ninth. The series sweep against Richmond prior to the series was the club’s first sweep since they swept Akron in four games June 10-13,
2016.

STARTING PITCHERS

Austin Voth starts game two of the series for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 4.13 ERA across six starts with the Senators this season. Voth received a no-decision after allowing four runs in six innings in his last start against Hartford on August 13. For more information on Voth, please go to the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

Trenton counters with starter Daniel Camarena. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA across 11 starts with the Thunder this season. Camarena started the season with triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre where he went 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA over seven starts. The 24-year-old was the Yankee’s 20th round selection in the 2011 draft out of high school in California.

Game 123 vs. Trenton: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/18/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators welcome the Trenton Thunder to FNB Field for their first only visit to Harrisburg this season. The Senators are coming off their first series sweep of the season after they took three games from Richmond, while the Thunder captured two out of three from Akron on their prior series. Trenton can clinch a playoff spot with a victory Friday night or a loss by Reading. This is the first meeting between the two clubs since they split a four game series in Trenton May 11-14. The Senators are 2-5 against the Thunder this season.

HOW SWEEP IT IS

With their 5-4 victory Thursday night over Richmond, the Senators finished their first series sweep of the season. It’s the clubs first sweep since they swept Akron in four games June 10-13, 2016. If the Senators win Friday night, the victory will mark the club’s first four game winning streak of the season.

STARTING PITCHERS

Wirkin Estevez starts the series opener for the Senators. The right-hander 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA across 10 starts this season. Estevez tossed six innings of two run ball in his last start on August 12 in game of a doubleheader against Hartford. For more information on Estevez, please go to the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

Trenton sends starter Dillon Tate to the mound in game one of the series. The right-hander is making his second start with Trenton after he allowed three runs in six innings in his first start on August 12 against Altoona. Tate was selected by Texas with fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft and was traded to the Yankees along with two other pitchers for Carlos Beltran in 2016.

Game 122 vs. Richmond: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/17/2017

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TONIGHT’S GAME

The Senators try for their first series sweep of the season as they play the Richmond Flying Squirrels for the final time during the 2017 regular season. The Senators picked up the series win with their 7-4 win in game two, highlighted by a pair of home runs by Corban Joseph. The loss was Richmond’s eight in its last ten matchups. The Senators have an 11-8 edge in the season series.

HOME RUN HAPPY

The Senators hit a season-high three home runs in a game for the third time in the past nine games on Wednesday night. After going the first 116 games without a Senator hitting multiple home runs in a game, the Senators have now had two players accomplish the feat in the last five games after Corban Joseph hit a pair Wednesday night. The Senators have hit 21 home runs in August, which is third most in the Eastern League. The club has slugged at least one home run in 15 of its past 18 games.

RED ROT RAUDY

Raudy Read has hit four home runs over his past four games after his solo shot in the third inning of game two, giving him a team-leading 15 this season. The 15 home runs are the most by a Senators player since 2014 when Michael A. Taylor hit 22 and Kevin Keyes hit 20.

STARTING PITCHERS

Brady Dragmire starts the series finale for the Senators. The right-hander 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA across 14 games and two starts with the Senators this season. Dragmire is making his first start since being moved to the starting rotation from the bullpen. For more information on Dragmire, go to the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

Richmond counters with starter Cory Taylor. The right-hander is 4-9 with a 4.60 ERA in 21 games and 20 starts this season. Taylor has been in the starting rotation the entire season, and made one start against the Senators on May 19, working six innings of two run ball. The 23-year-old was originally drafted in 8th round of the 2015 draft from Dallas Baptist.

Game 121 vs. Richmond: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/16/2017

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The Senators welcome the Richmond Flying Squirrels to FNB field to start a six game homestand beginning Tuesday night. The Senators won the series opener 4-3 after Khayyan Norfork scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. The loss was Richmond’s seventh in its last nine matchups. This is the final series between the Senators and Flying Squirrels this season and the Senators have a 10-8 edge in the season series.

TOUGH SCHEDULE

After the three game series against the Squirrels, the Senators final 18 games are against teams that currently have winning records. Three of the final four teams the Senators play are either in or within one game of a playoff spot.

STARTING PITCHERS

Greg Ross takes the mound in game two of the series for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 5.91 ERA across six starts with the Senators this season. Ross allowed three runs on three solo home runs across seven innings in his last start at Bowie on August 10. For more information on Ross please visit the starting pitcher page on page two.

Richmond counters with starter Dillon McNamara. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in four games and two starts with the Squirrels this season. McNamara was acquired by the Giants from the Yankees in exchange for cash on July 23. The 25-year-old allowed four runs over three innings in his last start against Portland on August 9.

Game 120 vs. Richmond: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/15/2017

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The Senators welcome the Richmond Flying Squirrels to FNB field to start a six game homestand beginning Tuesday night. The Senators are coming off a 4-3 road trip while Richmond has lost six of its last eight matchups. This is the final series between the Senators and Flying Squirrels this season and the Senators have a 9-8 edge in the season series.

HIT PARADE

The Senators have the second best batting average in the Eastern League during the month of August at .296.  In the past 13 nine-inning games the Senators have played, the club has knocked double-digit hits in nine of those games. The team is averaging 10.6 hits per game over the past 13 nine-inning games.

TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHERS

Taylor Hill starts the homestand opener for the Senators. The right-hander is 4-4 with a 6.08 ERA across 13 games and 12 starts with the Senators. Hill allowed seven runs on eight hits across four and a third innings in his last start against Bowie on August 9. For more information on Hill, please visit the starting pitcher page on page two of the game notes.

Richmond sends starter Tyler Herb to the mound opposite Hill. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA across six starts with the Squirrels this year after he was acquired by the Giants the Mariners on July 8. Herb was born in Wiconisco, PA which is 24 miles from Harrisburg and went to Williams Valley High School in Williamstown.

 

Game 119 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/13/2017

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TODAY’S GAME

The Senators and Yard Goats wrap up the season series between the two Sunday afternoon at Dunkin Donuts Park. The Senators try for the series win after they swept Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 4-2 and 3-0 in games one and two respectively. The Senators are 8-5 against the Yard Goats this season.

RAUDY REPEATS

With his eighth inning go-ahead home run in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, Raudy Read became the first Senators player this season to homer twice in a game. Read is the first Senators player to hit multiple home runs in a game since Wilmer Difo on June 8, 2016, who also hit a pair against Hartford.

HOME RUN HAPPY

The Senators have hit 12 home runs on the road trip after knocking four in both games of the twin bill. The Senators now have hit 17 home runs in August, which is tied for the most in the Eastern League. The club has slugged at least one home run in 13 of its past 15 games.

STARTING PITCHERS

Austin Voth gets the call in the road trip finale for the Senators. The right-hander is 3-1 3.71 ERA with the Senators this season. Voth worked seven innings of two run ball in his last start against Bowie on August 8, his longest start as a Senator this season. For more information on Voth, please go to the starting pitcher page on page two.

Parker French takes the bump for the Yard Goats. The right-hander is 7-11 with a 6.54 ERA across 22 starts this season. French has allowed six runs or more in four of his last five starts, including allowing seven runs in six and two thirds innings against Trenton in his previous start on August 8.

Games 117 & 118 at Hartford: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 08/12/2017

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TODAY’S GAMES

The Senators travel to Hartford, Connecticut for a four game series against the Yard Goats. The Senators dropped the series opener 3-1 after finishing 2-13 with runners in scoring position. Saturday’s twin bill is part of a makeup for the clubs’ scheduled April 19 game that was rained out. The Senators are 3-11 in doubleheader matchups this year and have lost their last five twin bill games. The Senators are 6-4 against the Yard Goats this season.

OH MY GOSH GAMACHE

In games played in the Eastern League since Dan Gamache was added to the Senators roster on July 13, the 26-year-old is fifth in the league with a .356 batting average. Gamache has recorded a hit in 19 of the 26 games he’s played in with the Senators.

STARTING PITCHERS

Wirkin Estevez starts game one for the Senators. The right-hander is 7-4 with a 4.07 ERA across nine starts this season. For more information Estevez please visit the starting pitcher page on page two. Brady Dragmire gets the start in game two of the twin bill. For more information on Dragmire, please go to bullpen page on page three.

The Yard Goats counter with starter Ryan Castellani in game one of the twin bill. The 21-year-old is the sixth ranked prospect in the Rockies organization per MLB.com. Castellani is 8-11 with a 5.41 ERA across 22 starts this season. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 4.80 ERA over his first three starts against the Senators in 2017.