Bill Bray picked up his first win for Harrisburg, pitching the eighth and ninth innings in the Senators' 5-4 win over Erie. It wasn't exactly a dominant performance on the part of Bray, who allowed a home run to the first batter he faced and four other hits over the course of his two innings. His ERA stands at a rather tall 6.35.
Ryan Zimmerman has come back to earth somewhat after tearing up AA during his first few games up with the Senators, but he did get the game-winning hit for his team, plating Dan Dement with a one out double in the top of the tenth. Harrisburg had tied the game with a pair of ninth-inning homers by Cristian Guerrero and Shawn Norris.
The Senators' starter, lefty David Maust, had his fourth straight respectable outing for Harrisburg as he went five innings, allowing two runs and striking out four and walking one. In his last four starts Maust has allowed a total of four earned runs in 17 innings.
Joey Eischen continued his rehab assignment is New Orleans, again starting and going one inning in AAA New Orleans' 6-5 loss to Memphis. Eischen shut the Redbirds out in his short stint, but Ed Yarnell came in and allowed Memphis to put up a six spot in the third inning, all the runs they would need. The Zephyrs tried to rally in the bottom of the ninth on a Rick Short home run and an RBI groundout by Brendan Harris, but Kevin Orie popped out with a runner on third to end the game.
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