Senators 6, Fightin Phils 4
(PR) Marshall Kelner / Reading, PA – Ricky Hague and Anthony Rendon each homered and drove in three to lead the Harrisburg Senators to a 6-4 win over the Reading Fightin Phils, clinching the three-game series with their second straight win.
The Sens jumped in front in the third when Destin Hood led off with a triple and Hague brought him in with a sacrifice-fly. Rendon led off the fourth by blasting his sixth home run of the year to center field, giving the Senators a 2-0 lead.
Rendon made it 4-0 with a two-out two-run triple, his first this season, in the seventh inning. Reading responded with three in the bottom of the seventh, but Hague’s two-run shot in the eighth gave Harrisburg some breathing room. He was 3-for-3 in the game and the homer was his first of the season.
Taylor Jordan was terrific in his second Double-A start, tossing six shutout innings and striking out nine. The right-hander gave up just one hit, a single to Zach Collier in the second inning. Aaron Barrett pitched a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save in as many opportunities.
Player of Game: Taylor Jordan
From the Windup
• It looks like the jump to Double-A was nothing for Taylor Jordan who has been yet to scored on in 10 innings for Harrisburg and ran his overall scoreless streak to 19 innings.
• As Twitter follower Michael Schmidt (@md_schmidt) said about Anthony Rendon, “You can’t stop him. You can only hope to contain him.” The third baseman remains scorching hot as he is now hitting .404, getting on base at a .508 clip, and slugging .788 since returning to the Senators after his two-week stint in the major leagues.
• Aaron Barrett worked a perfect ninth to secure his seventh save in as many attempts.
• Ricky Hague answered Reading’s three runs in the bottom of the seventh with his first home run of the season as he launched a two-run jack into the Coors Light Deck to give the Senators a 6-3 lead.
• The victory secured the Senators first series win since late April. A win on Sunday afternoon would mean their first series sweep this season.