The Indianapolis Indians won the International League West Division with a record of 80-64. When they visited the Lehigh Valley to play the Ironpigs from May 2 to May 5, three of their starting pitchers were Francisco Liriano, Charlie Morton, and Gerrit Cole. While neither of those pitchers suffered a loss in that series, the Ironpigs won all 3 of the games they started. On May 3, Charlie Morton started and threw 3 hitless innings. The Ironpigs eventually won the game by a 7-1 score. On May 4, Gerrit Cole allowed 2 runs in 6 innings but the Ironpigs won that game in 13 innings by a 3-2 score when Leandro Castro drove home Cody Overbeck with the game winning run. Then on May 5, the Ironpigs faced Francisco Liriano. He allowed 4 runs in 5 innings but the Ironpigs managed another walk-off victory when Leandro Castro singled home Cesar Hernandez in the bottom of the 9th for a 5-4 Lehigh Valley victory.
Today, all three of those Indianapolis pitchers are in the starting rotation for the NL Central leading Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates currently have a record of 80-57. Liriano (15-6 2.57), Morton (7-3 3.00) and Cole (6-7 3.80) have combined to start 50 games for Pittsburgh and have a combined record of 28-16. So, 35% of the 80 wins by the Pittsburgh Pirates this year have come from the 3 guys who faced the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs in a 4 game series in early May. Pretty remarkable that the Ironpigs won all 3 of the games started by Morton, Cole and Liriano.