In a weekend packed with Lehigh Valley Professional Sports, the IronPigs were able to grab 2 wins from the visiting Rochester Red Wings to stay perfect at Coca-Cola Park and bring their record to 9-2.
As a result of Saturday’s 5-2 and Sunday’s 3-1 victories over the Wings, only the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto – Class A) have a better winning percentage (9-1 .900 winning %) in all of (active) Minor League Baseball (at this moment). While there are other undefeated home teams, only the IronPigs are 7-0. The St. Lucie Mets (NYM) and the Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) in the Florida State League are both 4-0 at home.
Guess the Player
Without cheating take a guess who is (as of this posting) leading LHV in batting (.297), has the most hits (11), is tied for 1st in RBIs (7), and tied for 1st in Runs (6). Go ahead, I’ll wait….
That’s right it’s Domonic Brown! Sure appears Domonic has put last year behind him, perhaps any remaining naysayers should do the same? Just sayin’…
The IronPigs outscored the Red Wings by a total of 5 runs. The overall team batting averages were within 5 points but the IronPigs out hit the Wings with runners in scoring position (.333 to .267) and left 12 on base vs. the Wings 18 LOB.
While the hitting has been on a steady rise the pitching has continued to play a key role in victory. During this mini-series the Red Wings bullpen combined for a 4.50 ERA – The IronPigs an astonishing 1.00 ERA.
LHV will begin a 7 day road trip on Monday beginning with 4 games against the Buffalo Bisons followed up by 3 against the Red Wings and will return to Coca-Cola Park on Monday, April 23 for Richie T Bobblehead night. Hopefully, Matt Provence will make the bus ride home…
Be sure to look for awesome photos from Cheryl Pursell (and a few from me) in an upcoming post – “S-A-T-U-R–D-A-Y Night! – Dog Day Afternoon – IronPigs Style”