With an assist from Mother Nature, the Harrisburg Senators snapped their three-game losing streak Thursday night with a 3-2 win over Richmond. The game was shortened to 8 innings when torrential rain came at 9:55 p.m. with Josh Johnson at second, one out, and Bill Rhinehart at the plate. The game was delayed 39 minutes before being called for rain.
Erik Davis pitched six strong innings and allowed two runs, one earned, for his fourth win on the season. Pat Lehman inherited a bases-loaded no outs situation in the seventh striking out two and one fly ball out. Rafael Martin pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn his second save.
Trailing 2-0 into the bottom of the sixth, Josh Johnson hit a solo home run to draw the Senators to within 2-1. With two outs, Bill Rhinehart doubled and Tyler Moore followed with a two-run home run, his 13th on the season but first since June 8th, giving the Sens a 3-2 lead.
Archie Gilbert had two hits in the game for the Senators.
With the win, the Senators are now 40-31 on the season while Richmond drops to 36-35. These two teams see each other once again in just four days as they'll play a three-game series in Richmond next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Prior to that, the Senators open a three-game series on Friday night against the Altoona Curve. RH Brad Peacock takes the mound on Friday for the Sens. Game time is at 7:00 p.m. at Metro Bank Park. The game can be heard on 1460am The Ticket, on the Internet through the Senators website, and on your ipad or iphone beginning at 6:50 p.m.
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