Game Notes & Quotes – 6/2

Photo courtesy @scottrdavis

Photo courtesy @scottrdavis

Senators 6, Thunder 2

• After making the first four starts of his Double-A career on the road, Sunday’s outing was Taylor Jordan’s home debut at Metro Bank Park. While not the dominating performance he’s been dealing, he still had enough to shut down the Thunder hitters for most of his seven innings. Manager Matt LeCroy noticed, “He showed me something today. He didn’t have his best stuff but he battled. He had first and second after he hit two batters and then Bloxom committed that error. That was pretty good. A lot of young pitchers would get rattled but he slowed himself down. To me that was the biggest part of the ballgame and he kept us in it.”

• With a single in the sixth and a home run in the eighth, Steven Souza extended his hitting streak to double digits as he has now hit safely in all ten games since coming off the disabled list. “He’s been a big boost for us. He steals bases and he’s got some energy. A lot of times when you take time off it really takes you a while,” LeCroy said, “I think he just stuck with everything that was going good before he left and he’s just kept it going.”

• Christian Garcia made another rehab appearance as he started the game and threw one scoreless inning allowing one hit and tossing a mere eight pitches.

• The loss for Trenton was their eighth straight in rubber games of series and moves them to 1-8 on the season.

• The Senators averaged 6,172 fans over this three-game series setting a season-high so far in 2013.

• Former Senator Erik Davis made his MLB debut on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta for the Nationals and threw 1.2 hitless innings striking out two.

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