With 7 games left in the regular season for the Potomac Nationals they currently sit one win or a Lynchburg Hillcats loss away from their second straight playoff appearance.
Of course you if you are the Potomac Nationals you rather get on a win and that is exactly what they will be looking to do tonight as they take on none other than the Lynchburg Hillcats in game 2 of a 4 game series.
On the mound for the P-Nats tonight will be the 22 year old right hander Paul Demny. Demny who is 9 and 10 on the season with a 4.54 era is coming off of a solid August 26th outing where he went 7 full innings before being pulled in the 8th after allowing a ground ball. Demny in the first 7 innings gave up 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1 batter. The batter he let on in the 8th eventually went on to score and Demny was credited with a 3rd earned run.
For the Hillcats right hander David Hale will take the mound. Hale 23, has posted a 4.30 era in 26 games of which 11 were starts and is coming off of an August 25th start where he allowed just 2 earned runs over 8 innings.
Although a loss tonight would still leave the Potomac Nationals with a good chance of making the playoffs this game should still be approached as a must win game by the Potomac Nationals players.