The Harrisburg Senators have been going through a tough time lately. The team, based out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ended the month of August of 2012 in a bad way. The Senators were eliminated from the playoffs in the last few days of the month. On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the Senators were playing the Bowie Baysox. Unfortunately, the Baysox proved to be the dominant team and after the third loss of the series, the Senators were out of the playoffs. It was a disappointing game on several levels. Not only did the game mark the end of the team's playoff hopes, but the game was also one of seven losses out of nine games that ended the month.
The last three games of the month were all losses. During a four game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the first game in a five game series against the Baysox, the Senators won just one of the five games. The team lost the series against the Flying Squirrels by an overall score of 17-14. The lone win for the Senators came in the second game when the team won by a score of 2-1. Though none of the games were fully out of hand, it is still disappointing to fans.
The team's season will officially end on Monday, September 3, 2012. The team will be finishing out the season with the remaining game left in one final series against the Bowie Baysox. After a doubleheader on Saturday, and one game on Sunday, the team's final game will be on Monday. Though the team has just four games in September, it appears the Senators are doing slightly better. The team dropped the first game of a double header on Saturday, when the Senators lost to the Baysox by a score of 8-5. Luckily, the Senators came back in the second game to get a victory. The team won by a score of 4-0. The next day, the Senators got a decisive victory with a score of 11-5.
It is likely disappointing to fans that the team will not be making a repeat appearance in the playoffs, but there is always next year. Despite not making the playoffs, it has been a great season for the Senators and fans. Plus, there is still time for fans to get out and see the Senators in action before the season is over. It will likely seem like a long offseason.
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