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The best @PigsRadio “Clip O’ The Game” EVER

So the IronPigs finished the back-end of the Norfolk series taking 4 out of 5 with an exciting 4-3 “Walk-Off Assist Victory”!

A what you say?

Well…

Ken “Miles” Giles got in a bit of trouble until Tyson “ChuckHustle” Gillies threw out the tying run at home to end the game and that folks is a “Walk-Off Assist Victory!

Maikel Franco’s first AAA triple and a “What Can Go Long Will Go Long” Jim Murphy HR (and a SAC fly) helped the ‘Pigs to their 4 runs.

Oh and how do you like that Chris Bootcheck with an amazing 0.75 ERA surrendering only 1 run in 12 innings thus far for Lehigh Valley.

That’s all well and good but not really what we are here for.

So without further ado…

Click below to hear what may be the best Matt Provence “Clip O’ The Game” EVER!

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PiiiggGGSS FffllLLYYYYY

Da Dish

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Noise Nation Podcast Radio – Season 2-2 ‘The Franco Files’

Join Kram & DiPro for some IronPigs’ talk with topics ranging from the upcoming 8 game home stand, Jersey Auctions, a lil bit of promo stuff, our feelings on Franco aka ‘The Franco Files’  (Maikel Franco) with a side order of Cesar (Cesar Hernandez). (as much as it pains me to post him on a Fightins’ page)

Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

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Kurt “Diamond” Landes sings Sweet Caroline

The IronPigs fell to the RailRiders 4-3 this evening on some cheap infield singles and an angry error by pitcher Sean O’Sullivan.

As a small conciliation enjoy IronPigs’ President/GM Kurt Landes pay off the bet for losing last year’s IronRail Trophy.

Unconfirmed reports abound on “Pointy” joining the cast of Glee.

 


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This Week In Ironpigs History

4/14/08:   After 11 straight losses the Ironpigs finally break into the win column with a 3-1 win over the Richmond Braves.  Ron Chiavacci is the winning pitcher and Matt Childers gets the save.

4/15/08:  A 4-1 win over Toledo and the Ironpigs win 2 in a row.  Brian Mazone gets the win and Matt Childers gets another save.

4/18/08:  The Ironpigs drop to 2-14 after an 8-3 loss to Toledo.  Valentino Pascucci hits his only home run in his short stay with the Ironpigs.

4/19/08:  Syracuse defeats the Ironpigs 6-5 as future Ironpigs third baseman Hector Luna homers twice for the Chiefs.

4/15/09:  Kyle Kendrick throws 7 strong innings, John Mayberry Jr. homers and Pablo Ozuna drives in 3 runs as the Ironpigs defeat Syracuse 11-4. 

4/16/09:  John Mayberry Jr. hits a 3 run Home Run but Syracuse pushes across a run in the 12th inning off Dave Borkowski to defeat the Ironpigs by a 5-4 score.

4/17/09:  Andy Tracy hits a 2 run HR at Pawtucket as the Ironpigs defeat the PawSox 4-3.  Drew Carpenter gets his first Ironpigs win and Gary Majewski picks up a save.

4/19/09:  Justin Lehr improves to 2-0 and Andy Tracy homers again as the Ironpigs win 6-2 at Pawtucket.

4/15/10:  Home Runs by Cody Ransom, Dewayne Wise and John Mayberry Jr. to go with 7 strong innings by Nate Bump, and the Ironpigs defeat Rochester 4-1.  Losing pitcher was current Phillies pitcher Jeff Manship.

4/17/10:  John Mayberry doubles 3 times as the Ironpigs defeat Syracuse 8-1.  Future Phillies/Ironpigs fan favorite Pete Orr homers for the only Syracuse run.

4/20/10:  Nate Bump improves to 2-0 with 7 scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over Syracuse.

4/16/11:  Eddie Bonine throws 7 strong innings at Syracuse and Jeff Larish hits a home run as the Ironpigs defeat the Chiefs 4-2.

4/17/11:  Ironpigs win their 4th straight road game, scoring 6 runs in the 8th inning, highlighted by a pinch hit 2 run HR by Delwyn Young,as the Ironpigs defeat Syracuse 10-6.

4/18/11:  In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Brandon Moss hits a 3 run home run in the 6th inning as the Ironpigs defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-3.  Jason Grilli earns his first win with the Ironpigs.

4/14/12:  Hector Luna goes 2-4 with a home run and Domonic Brown drives in 2 as the Ironpigs defeat Rochester 5-2.  Scott Elarton throws 6 strong innings while Jeremy Horst picks up the win and Jake Diekman gets a save.

4/19/12:  Ironpigs score 5 runs in the 8th inning at Buffalo as Eric Kratz gets 3 hits & drives home 2.  Michael Schwimer picks up the win in the 8-4 victory over the Bison.

 

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#IronPigs Opening 2014 Homestand Review – Attendence

The IronPigs started the 2014 season with a plan. April is the coldest, rainiest, most difficult month of the season for any team to draw in high attendance numbers. This year started off with two, count ‘em TWO bobblehead nights and multiple other giveaways stacking the first week for us fans!

Then came the rain. We lost two openings already in the first week but gained two doubleheaders. Following the first homestand Pig fans are making a good showing, keeping pace with the distinct four teams in the lead so far in 2014. Currently in 4th place in the IL for fans per game average. Not far ahead are the fans from Louisville and Indianapolis (larger market areas) and topping the list are the Charlotte fans who finally have a park within their city borders. It’s a brand new park folks and Tommy V is involved so they are going to be strong for a while.

Charlotte Knights 10,210
Louisville Bats 8,704
Indianapolis Indians 8,402
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8,329
Buffalo Bisons 6,411
Durham Bulls 6,245
Gwinnett Braves 5,983
Toledo Mud Hens 5,811
Columbus Clippers 5,742
S/WB RailRiders 5,623
Syracuse Chiefs 4,965
Pawtucket Red Sox 4,747
Rochester Red Wings 4,507
Norfolk Tides 3,970

I enjoyed this first week. I hope you did too!

OinK!

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When A Bat Becomes A Weapon

On Sunday afternoon, Ironpigs third baseman Maikel Franco got jammed by an inside fastball.  He swung at the pitch and the bat split in half.  The barrel of the bat spiraled down the third base line while the handle of the bat remained in his hands.   Take a good close look at the splintered  end of the bat in Franco’s hands.  I would imagine the piece soaring towards the Rochester third baseman had to be just as sharp.  If you look close you can see the barrel of the bat ‘flying’ down the third base line.

I remember a few years ago a girl at a Dodgers game got “stabbed” with the sawed off barrel end of a bat.  Wish I knew if Franco’s bat was ash or maple.  I heard that the problems with maple bats had been resolved as best as possible, but this looks dangerous.  This also happened to Franco at third base in the Rochester series as he was unable to throw a runner out at first because he was busy dodging a splintered bat.2014 LV Ironpigs 142 Maikel Franco

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New Food Stands at Coca Cola Park

I’m planning a comprehensive over-view of Coca Cola Park Concessions in an upcoming post.  However, I did want to quickly update a couple of newsworthy things:

  1. Gluten Free Stand:  As we mentioned the other day, a new “Gluten Free Zone” is a stand approximately behind section 106.  I haven’t been there myself yet, but reviews have been tepid so far.  We’ll update in a future post
  2. Funnel Cakes and Fries:  As per tweet from the GM himself–Kurt Landes–it appears a new “fries” and “funnels” stand is being constructed just next to the Aw Shucks Corn and Blast Furnace Grill in the Plaza.  We imagine it will feature funnel cakes and french fries with a variety of toppings and/or flavors.  Updates to come.
Gluten Free Menu:  Photo Courtesy Kram Jr.

Gluten Free Menu: Photo Courtesy Kram Jr.

Construction on "Funnels and Fries" at CCP:  Photo courtesy Kurt Landes (Twitter)

Construction on “Funnels and Fries” at CCP: Photo courtesy Kurt Landes (Twitter)

Happy Eating!

@Kram209

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