So you’re probably asking yourself… “Has DiPro lost his mind? How is losing good news?”
Believe it or not most of my mind is still intact, but the fact is – it can’t get much worse…
And that my friends is the good news!
There was a bit of bad news tonight when reliever Phillippe Aumont left with was reported by Jeff Schuler at mcall.com as “middle back tightness”. Let’s hope he’s ok and returns soon.
International League Batting Rankings (14 teams)
Only two teams (Louisville and Norfolk) rank below Lehigh Valley in batting average in all of AAA Baseball. By the way, the Toledo Mud Hens are in first place in the IL West, followed by the Clippers of Columbus.Interestingly, the IronPigs have the least walks and also the least K's.
With all that it can only go up from here!
The Last 10 (3-7)
First, it’s only April for starters. Second, there is no reason to believe that things won’t warm up once the weather does. Third, it’s only April. There is no reason for panic – Manager Sandberg has been keeping the line-up fresh, staying aggressive and preserving the bull-pen. Finally, did I mention it’s only April?
Off to the pix and Many thanks to Cheryl Pursell for her excellent photographic contributions!
Oldhead rocked the Park and luckily they will be returning! Friday, May 18 (Performance Time- 5:45-6:30 PM) Saturday, June 16 (Performance Time- 5:15-6:00 PM) Friday, July 20 (Performance Time- 5:45-6:30 PM) Friday, August 10 (Performance Time- 5:45-6:30 PM) Check 'em out at oldhead.us (DiPro)
Another fine entertainment choice by the IronPigs - these guys rock - hard! (DiPro)
Even FeRROUS was rockin'! (DiPro)
Domonic Brown is ready! Brown is 3rd in team BA (.266) and 2nd in RBI's (11) and Hits (21). (DiPro)
Tough night for starter Pat Misch who was credited with the loss. 3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. (DiPro)
Following a Cody Overbeck fly out, Hector Luna is safe at 3rd after ripping a ball off the AmericanBank sign in left center. (DiPro)
Erik Kratz who had 6 hits in his last 3 games - "cuuuut on and missed" for the 2nd out on a nasty slider away. (DiPro)
Mike Fontenot grounds this one back to the pitcher stranding Luna at third and ending the second inning threat. (DiPro)
In the second, The Yankees Steve Pearce slams one off the top of his foot... (DiPro)
...and that's gotta hurt! Pearce would later leave the game. (DiPro)
FeRROUS tossing Channel 69 Koozies. (DiPro)
Derrick Mitchell smacks this one over the left center wall for his second HR of the year in the third inning. (DiPro)
Jayson Nix brother of Philly outfielder Laynce Nix began the game 0 for his last 12 and finished up 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's including this double that... (DiPro)
...scored Russo & Cervelli. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
Kratz had a chance to get Cervelli but he just beat the tag. The Yankees would go on to score 6 in the third as they bat around. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
B.J. Rosenberg replaces Misch in the fourth. 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
LHV would score 3 in the sixth including Erik Kratz who ran around the plate as the ball gets past catcher Cervelli. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
Kratzie dives back - SAFE. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
Brian Sanches comes on in relief the 6th. 2 IP, 1H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
Phillipe Aumont would come on in the 8th and walk the first two batters. He would then... (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
...leave the game with tightness in his back surrendering the hill to Jeremy Horst. 0 IP, 0 Hits, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K (DiPro)
Horst would finish up the 8th. Unfortunately, the two walks by Aumont scored. That was the end of the scoring for the Yankees total of 8 vs. the Pigs 4 run effort. 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)
Andres Blanco strikes out to end the game and has made the last out in the last two games. (DiPro)
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