Our ‘Pigs had to settle for a split up in Buffalo as they fell 4-2 this evening behind Scott Elarton. I know he’s been atrocious some nights, but other times it seems that he’s just had the bad luck. The other thing that’s getting him is two-out hits/runs. It seems something changes (who knows if he relaxes or tightens up?) when there’s two outs, but good things seem to happen for the other team. Scott went 4.1 tonight allowing 6 hits and 3 runs with 3 BB and 5 K. Morillo pitched 1.2 with only a walk, while Savery allowed the other run on two hits and a walk. JC Ramirez finished with a clean inning. “Let’s Go” Blanco hit a solo homer.
But, we got that out of the way (I’m sorry Scott, but that’s the way I have to think of it at this point), and the ‘Pigs are headed home for four with Toledo. The Mudhens are traveling from Syracuse where they won 6-2 tonight. The ‘Hens are 8-2 over their last 10 headed into the “Battle of the Barnyard.” They should not be taken lightly. But then, “Say hello to my little Cloyd.”
The future Trolley Frogs took down Pawtuckey again tonight to open up a three game lead in the IL North. The baby scarlet sox are three games back, with only a one game margin on the IronPigs. Columbus, Norfolk and Rochester continue to hang around a couple of games back of us.
Here’s the Pig Stop Menu for the upcoming series:
Saturday, August 18th – The Polish Committee…Kielbasa, Pierogi & sauerkraut Sandwich with Spicy Mustard
Sunday, August 19th – Cuban Panini
Monday, August 20th – The Mac Down…A Cook to Order Mac & Cheese Bar with Assorted Sauces & Toppings
Tuesday, August 21st – Patty Melt on Marble Rye
See you at the park,
PS: Nothing fancy, but there’s a chance I’ll be cooking sausage sandwiches in the (LSI) parking lot tomorrow before the game…