Winless on Wednesdays

Photo courtesy Bob Hauer

Photo courtesy Bob Hauer

Curve 7, Senators 6 (10)

Anthony Rendon made things interesting in the ninth inning, but ultimately the Senators fell 7-6 to the Altoona Curve in the rubber match of their series.

With two outs and a runner on first base, Rendon lifted a Kenn Kasparek offering onto the boardwalk to tie the game up at 6 and send it into extra innings. Rendon ended the day 2 for 3 with four runs batted in, one run scored, and two base on balls.  Jeff Howell got Harrisburg on the board first when he lined his first home run of the season into the Senators’ bullpen. Jimmy VanOstrand and Brian Goodwin also chipped in with two hits apiece.

Harrisburg starter Blake Treinen struggled giving up six runs on eight hits and was knocked out after just 3.1 innings. The Curve took advantage of off-speed pitches up in the zone to the tune of four doubles and one home run. Mike Broadway and Pat McCoy held serve as both put up zeroes until the ninth inning when Pat Lehman was called on to finish the game. Lehman worked a scoreless ninth before allowing the go-ahead home run to Jarek Cunningham in the extra frame to collar the loss.

Player of the Game: Anthony Rendon

From the Windup

• Wednesday remains the only day of the week the Senators have yet to win a game as they are now 0-4 on the season.

• The Senators have also not won a game yet this year when they’ve given up five or more runs (now 0-12 on the season).

• Blake Treinen ran his scoreless innings streak to 15.2 before giving up four runs in the top of the third.

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