Monthly Archives: May 2012

Suomi the $$! ‘Pigs 14 – Braves 4

The IronPigs scored 8 runs in the 9th (tying a franchise record). The hitting was lead by John Suomi (3 run homer) “the $$” who

(Photo courtesy of Cheryl Pursell)

went 2-4 with 4 RBI and some stellar play at 1st base.  Tuffy Gosewisch (3 run homer) went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI. Kyle Hudson also with a great night 3-5 with 2 RBI. LHV batted around in the 9th plating 8 – even Dave Bush walked and scored. Cody Overbeck also with a great night going 2-4 with 2 RBI. Can’t leave Kyle Hudson out 3-5 with 2 runs scored. LHV went 7-14 with RISP and left only 3 – “How to like all of that”?

Starter Tyler Cloyd went 6 innings and gave up 6 H 3 ER 4 SO and no BB. Phillippe Aumont who garnered the win (and a blown save) pitched 2 giving up 2 H 1 ER, 1 SO and 1 BB. Tyson Brummett finished the 9th 3 up 3 down to give the pigs a split in the series.

LHV will take the long ride home and return to Coca-Cola Park and tomorrow’s game time is 7:05pm against the PawSox. The IronPigs could take the lead in the IL North with a sweep of the Sox – bring the Brooms and the NOISE!

The ‘Pigs are hot at home – let’s hope the bats stay hot! That’s the way to end May!

Click below to hear “The Voice” Matt Provence with the wrap-up.


Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Kyle Hudson CF

5

2

3

0

0

0

2

0

0

.275

Kevin Frandsen 2B

4

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.266

Domonic Brown LF

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.256

John Suomi 1B

4

1

2

1

0

1

4

0

0

.327

    1- Tim Kennelly PR-3B

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.200

Cody Overbeck 3B-1B

4

1

2

1

0

0

2

0

2

.276

Steve Susdorf RF

5

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.273

Tuffy Gosewisch C

5

3

3

1

0

1

3

0

0

.250

Andres Blanco SS

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.208

Tyler Cloyd P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.167

    a- Michael Spidale PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.279

    Phillippe Aumont P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    b- Dave Bush PH

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.222

    Tyson Brummett P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

a-Struck out for Cloyd in the 7th. b-Walked for Aumont in the 9th.
1-Ran for Suomi in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gosewisch (6, Redmond), Overbeck (16, Redmond), Suomi (6, Russell, A).
HR: Suomi (3, 6th inning off Redmond, 2 on, 2 out), Gosewisch (3, 9th inning off Varvaro, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suomi 6; Frandsen; Blanco, A; Hudson 3; Gosewisch 7; Susdorf; Overbeck 3.
RBI: Hudson 2 (10), Suomi 4 (9), Overbeck 2 (26), Frandsen (8), Susdorf (6), Gosewisch 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Hudson; Suomi 3; Overbeck; Susdorf; Gosewisch 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Susdorf 2.
SAC: Cloyd.
SF: Overbeck; Frandsen.
Team RISP: 7-for-14.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Frandsen-Blanco, A-Suomi 3).

Gwinnett Braves
Player Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Felix Pie CF

4

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

.255

Collin DeLome RF

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

Ernesto Mejia 1B

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

.314

Christian Marrero LF

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

.259

Joey Terdoslavich 3B

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.186

Jose Yepez C

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.275

Josh Wilson SS

4

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

.242

Lance Zawadzki 2B

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.231

Todd Redmond P

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

.000

    a- Stefan Gartrell PH

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.261

    Adam Russell P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    Jaye Chapman P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    Anthony Varvaro P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

a-Singled for Redmond in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pie 2 (2, Cloyd, Cloyd), Wilson, Jo 2 (10, Cloyd, Aumont).
TB: Mejia; Gartrell; Marrero 2; Wilson, Jo 4; Pie 4.
RBI: Mejia (40), Marrero 2 (19), Gartrell (31).
2-out RBI: Marrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redmond.
GIDP: Terdoslavich, Wilson, Jo, Pie.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mejia (5, 2nd base off Cloyd/Gosewisch).

FIELDING
E: Zawadzki (1, fielding).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Tyler Cloyd

6.0

6

3

3

0

4

0

2.47

Phillippe Aumont (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)

2.0

2

1

1

1

1

0

5.25

Tyson Brummett

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2.51

Gwinnett Braves
Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Todd Redmond

7.0

5

4

4

1

4

1

2.76

Adam Russell (L, 3-2)

0.2

2

2

2

1

0

0

3.57

Jaye Chapman

1.0

5

7

2

1

1

0

3.09

Anthony Varvaro

0.1

1

1

1

0

0

1

3.15

HBP: Yepez, J (by Cloyd).
Pitches-strikes: Cloyd 87-56, Aumont 28-17, Brummett 13-9, Redmond 105-76, Russell, A 23-10, Chapman, J 41-25, Varvaro 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cloyd 9-0, Aumont 2-0, Brummett 1-1, Redmond 8-5, Russell, A 1-1, Chapman, J 2-1, Varvaro 0-1.
Batters faced: Cloyd 23, Aumont 8, Brummett 3, Redmond 27, Russell, A 5, Chapman, J 10, Varvaro 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Chapman, J 1-0, Varvaro 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jon Merry. 1B: Jeff Gosney. 3B: A.J. Johnson.
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 3:00.
Att: 3,548

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Downtown Domonic Brown! ‘Pigs halt losing streak – ‘Pigs 6 – Braves 3

Downtown Domonic Brown finally blasted a homer – said it was commin’ a few posts ago! More to come! The rest of the IronPigs lead by Cody Overbeck, Steve Susdorf, Derrick Mitchell, and Tug Hulett finally stopped their 6 game losing streak with timely hitting and decent pitching.

Click below to hear “The Voice” Matt Provence with the wrap-up.


Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Andres Blanco SS

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.208

Kevin Frandsen 2B

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.266

Domonic Brown LF

5

1

3

0

0

1

1

0

0

.264

John Suomi C

5

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

.314

Cody Overbeck 1B

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

.271

Steve Susdorf RF

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

2

0

.286

Derrick Mitchell CF

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

.244

Tug Hulett 3B

4

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

.286

Tom Cochran P

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    Jeremy Horst P

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    a- Kyle Hudson PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.264

    B.J. Rosenberg P

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

    David Purcey P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    Michael Schwimer P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

a-Struck out for Horst in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Suomi 2 (5, Junge, Hughes, D), Overbeck (15, Junge), Hulett (2, Hughes, D).
HR: Brown (1, 6th inning off Junge, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Suomi 4; Mitchell; Frandsen; Brown 6; Susdorf; Hulett 2; Overbeck 2.
RBI: Brown (17), Overbeck (24), Susdorf (5), Mitchell (22), Hulett (3).
2-out RBI: Brown; Overbeck; Hulett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hulett 2; Rosenberg.
SF: Mitchell.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Blanco, A (9, throw).

Gwinnett Braves
Player Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Luis Durango CF

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

.286

Felix Pie RF

5

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

.235

Stefan Gartrell LF

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

.257

Ernesto Mejia 1B

5

0

3

1

0

0

2

0

1

.315

Joey Terdoslavich 3B

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

.190

Josh Wilson SS

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

.236

Shawn McGill C

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.083

Greg Paiml 2B

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.212

Eric Junge P

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

    Dusty Hughes P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

    a- Christian Marrero PH

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.250

    Jose Lugo P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

a-Singled for Hughes, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mejia (14, Cochran).
3B: Pie (3, Cochran).
TB: Mejia 4; Marrero; Durango; Paiml; Wilson, Jo; Pie 4.
RBI: Mejia 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Mejia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Terdoslavich; Junge; McGill 2; Wilson, Jo; Pie 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Durango (23, 2nd base off Cochran/Suomi), Gartrell (5, 3rd base off Cochran/Suomi).

FIELDING
E: Wilson, Jo (11, throw).
PB: McGill (1).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Tom Cochran

3.0

4

2

2

3

3

0

4.70

Jeremy Horst

3.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

1.93

B.J. Rosenberg (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)

1.2

3

1

0

0

3

0

1.45

David Purcey (H, 4)

0.1

1

0

0

1

0

0

4.87

Michael Schwimer (S, 6)

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

3.93

Gwinnett Braves
Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Eric Junge

7.0

6

3

2

2

4

1

4.20

Dusty Hughes (L, 0-1)

1.0

3

3

3

1

1

0

4.29

Jose Lugo

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

3.86

WP: Rosenberg, Hughes, D.
IBB: Susdorf (by Junge).
Pitches-strikes: Cochran 60-33, Horst 40-27, Rosenberg 43-28, Purcey 18-10, Schwimer 9-7, Junge 99-64, Hughes, D 32-19, Lugo 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cochran 4-1, Horst 4-2, Rosenberg 0-2, Purcey 0-0, Schwimer 2-0, Junge 10-3, Hughes, D 1-1, Lugo 1-1.
Batters faced: Cochran 16, Horst 11, Rosenberg 8, Purcey 3, Schwimer 3, Junge 29, Hughes, D 7, Lugo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Purcey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: A.J. Johnson. 1B: Jon Merry. 3B: Jeff Gosney.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 3:15.
Att: 2,972.

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‘Pigs “Flanded” – lose 6th in a row – Oy Vey!

The IronPigs lose their 6th straight and are “Flandayed”  4-0 against the Gwinnett Braves. Two more games in the series before they return to the friendly confines of Coca-Cola Park against the PawSox of all things. Let’s hope the long bus ride home changes LHV’s MoJo.

1st Nada

Nothing going on in the first as both teams go 3 up 3 down.

Top 2nd- RISP

Tuffy toughs one out with an infield single to deep short.

Michael Spidale cutttonn and missed – 1 out

Cody Overbeck grounds out into a 5-4 fielder’s choice just beating out the DP throw to first – 2 out

D. Mitch singles to center – runners on 1st and 2nd.

Tim Kennelly grounds into another 5-4 fielder’s choice to end the inning – 3 out

  • (0 R – 2 H – 1 RISP)

Bottom 2nd  - Still Nada

Jose Yepez walked for the Braves’ first base runner and that’s where he remained.

Top 3rd3 up / 3 down

Pat Misch cutttonn and missed – 1 out

Andres “Let’s Go” Blanco grounds out to short – 2 out

Kevin Frandsen – grounds out to short – 3 out

  • (0 R – 2 H – 1 RISP)

Bottom 3rd Pat Down

A pop-out and two star worthy bunt coverage outs by Misch gives him a second 3 up – 3 down

Top 4Bats… silent…

Domonic Brown flies out to deep center – he just missed that one – 1 out

Tuffy Gosewisch pops out to 2nd – 2 out

Michael Spidale – grounds out to short – 3 out

  • (0 R – 2 H – 0-1 RISP)

Bottom 4HPB + Error = Runs

Collin DeLome leads off with a HBP

Stefan Gartrell singles and the ball gets under the glove of Spidale – runners now on 2nd and 3rd – 0 out

Ernersto Mejia –cutttonn and missed – 1 out

Jeff Terdoslavich reaches on a fielder’s choice bases loaded – 1out

Jose Yepez is hit by a pitch and the Braves lead 1-0 – still loaded – 1 out

Josh Wilson singles to left – 2-0 – still loaded – 1 out

Lance Zawadski hits a “Baltimore Hop with a Kangaroo Hop” for the 2nd out but another run crosses – Braves 3 – ‘Pigs 0

Yohan Flande grounds out to Blanco – 3 out

Top 5Lone Hit

Cody Overbeck cutttonn and missed – 1out

D. Mitch cutttonn and missed – 2 out

Tim Kennelly singles and Pat Misch grounds out to end the inning.

  • (0 R – 3 H – 0-1 RISP)

Bottom 5Domonic Brown new CF

Joey Terdoslavich singles in Collin DeLome but Domonic Brown erases Stefan Gartrell at third for hs 2nd outfield assist from CF  – Braves 4 – ‘Pigs nil

Top 6Picked

Andres Blanco lines to left – 1 out

Kevin Frandsen grounds out to 2nd – 2 out

Domonic Brown walks and is subsequently picked – 3 out

  • (0 R – 3 H – 0-1 RISP)

Bottom 6Down Pat

3 up 3 down for Misch

Top 7‘Pigs ”Flanded”

Yohan Flande ‘Flandes’ Gosewisch, Spidale, and Overbeck in order.

  • (0 R – 3 H – 0-1 RISP)

Bottom 7They Misched

Misch completes the 7th retiring Pie, Durango, and DeLome – Braves 4 – ‘Pigs zip

Top 8Varvaro uses his… butt?

D. Mitch smacks a liner directly to Collin DeLome – 1 out

Tim Kennelly grounds out off relief pitcher Anthony Vavaro’s back side – 2 out

Steve Susdorf draws a walk.

Andres Blanco a.ka. Andy White {Americanization courtesy  M. Provence} strikes out to end the inning.

  • (0 R – 3 H – 0-1 RISP)

Bottom 8AhhSanches – Bless you

Relief pitcher Brian Sanches retires Gartrell, Mejia, and Terdoslavich in order to end the inning.

Top 9Down and out

Frandsen, Brown and Gosewisch are retired in order to end the game and LHV loses their 6th game in a row to GWI 4-0.

  • (0 R – 3 H – 0-1 RISP)

Dishing in a slump…

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Noise Nation Podcast Network – Betacast

Noise Nation Podcast HQ

So Kram and I did a little Podcast experiment a little while back. Took me long enough to get it up here but I think it turned out great for our first cast – Kram is the man! We hope to do it again soon and next time I’ll speak into the mic – lol.

Hope you enjoy (at least most) of it and stay tuned for more from the Noise Nation Podcast Network!

Click below for the stream


Or (right click) here to download.

Dishing out loud…

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IronPigs Rewards? GM Kurt Landes tweets YES!

Free Contest Launched at BlueClawsRewards.com

IronPigs GM Kurt Landes recently dropped this tidbit and the whole thing sounds like fun to me!

I’m dreaming of cool prizes like delivering line up cards with Ryno, autographs, even taking over Tim’s announcing job for an inning over the PA or sharing the airwaves with The Voice on the IronPigs Radio Network! Or perhaps it wasn’t a dream at all?!?

Dishing  faceSquareTwit style

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Tidbits from the Voice of the IronPigs – (last night)

• The Pigs suffered a walk-off loss for the first time this season and for the first time since 8/21/11 @ IND (3-2) — a span of 65 G.
• The Pigs suffered their worst comeback against them (8-0; 8 R) as well as their worst in the ninth inning (8-3; 5 R).
• RHP Dave Bush had his scoreless streak snapped at 21.0 IP — the 2nd longest for LHV this season (Elarton 22.0) and 3rd all-time.
• C John Suomi went 4-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R — tying career-highs in hits (10x, last: 5/19/09) and with 8 total bases (3x, last: 7/23/04).
• RHP Michael Schwimer allowed a career-high 6 ER (prev. 6 ER last 32 G in IL); his season ERA jumped from 1.08 to 4.15.

“How do you like all that?”

Maybe all the games in Gwinnett will be rained out and played at CCP??

Dishing (Provence Style)

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IronPigs Roster Moves – Will it help?

RHP Austin Hyatt assigned to Reading from LHV
INF Tug Hulett promoted to LHV from Reading

45 Transactions and counting!

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