Two weeks ago, the Senators went on their first road trip to Altoona and Reading in dire need of better starting pitching. Whatever they found on the way to Peoples Natural Gas Field has worked wonders since the rotation has surrendered five or more runs only twice in the last 13 games.
As the Senators head to Bowie and New Britain for their second road trip of the season, they are once again in desperate need of finding something. This time it’s a consistent offense that delivers when given the chance.
After the results Friday night at Prince George’s Stadium, the Senators better look somewhere else or harder. Harrisburg was held to six hits and plated their lone run on a Justin Bloxom sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. The Senators rarely threatened as they managed to put a baserunner to at least second base only twice in the entire game.
Player of the Game: Brian Broderick
From the Windup
• Wilson Ramos rehabbed with the Senators by catching the first three innings and went 0 for 1 with a base on balls.
• Prior to the game, Pat McCoy was reassigned to Harrisburg from Triple-A Syracuse and Pat Lehman was placed on the disabled list. McCoy registered the last two outs of the eighth inning on Friday night.
• Cuban defector Henry Urrutia, playing in only his sixth game for the Baysox since being activated a week ago, clubbed his second home run as he is quickly acclimating himself to the Eastern League.
• Destin Hood continues his struggles at the plate as was hitless in four at-bats and his average dropped to the Mendoza Line, .200. Hood, who has also been a disappointment defensively in left field this season, switched corner outfield positions with Erik Komatsu.
• Brian Broderick pitched well enough to win notching a quality start, but the lack of any run support doomed his outing. The righthander’s final line was three runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings with two walks and three strikeouts.