Another great day for baseball with the temperature nearing 80 degrees! It was also dog day but don’t tell my pup.. I had to work today and didn’t make the game. Bad for him and me, but the rest of the Noise Nation crew was there so you’ll still get to enjoy great photos from our own Cheryl Pursell.
Noise Nation’s own Julie and Max were in attendance!
The Pigs finally got some payback for Rochester’s 2 run first innings in the past couple games and scored two runs of their own in today’s early bottom of the first!
Clete Thomas walked, Andres Blanco doubled, Thomas scored on a wild pitch and Blanco scored on a Cameron Rupp double! Not all good news though, Rupp went out to field in the 2nd inning and was pulled from the game, presumably for injury. Reports had him back in the Pigs dugout later in the game but then returned to the locker room soon after.
Rupp doubles – Cheryl Pursell
Injury timeout. – Cheryl Pursell
Cameron Rupp – Cheryl Pursell
IronPig starter David Buchanan pitched a perfect first inning and then was pulled from the game, leaving with a great big smile and that usually only means one thing.. a promotion to the Phillies. Word has it that AJ Burnett will be evaluated by medical staff to determine his availability to start on Wednesday. If Burnett is not ready, look for Buchanan to be moving on up to the Phils for that start.
The Pigs added another run in the 2nd inning combining a Tyler Henson single and Clete Thomas double for a score.
Coming in for relief of Buchanan was Brad Lincoln, who pitched a solid 4 innings allowing only 3 hits, no runs, no walks and struck out 4.
Following Lincoln was Jeremy Horst who pitched the 6th before allowing a run in the 7th. Seth Rosin joined the fun in the 7th with no outs and welcomed the Redwings back into this game pushing the score to 3-2 in favor of the Pigs.
Jeremy Horst – Cheryl Pursell
Pitching Change – Cheryl Pursell
Seth Rosin – Cheryl Pursell
As the Pigs continued their “Bullpen Day”, Hector Neris took the mound for the 8th. Neris provided a bit of excitement but was able to end the inning without any damage.
Hector Neris – Cheryl Pursell
Double play in the 8th! – Cheryl Pursell
Not much news for the bottom of the 8th other than reports of Andres Blanco wincing in pain and holding his ribcage following his at bat and was replaced by Steve Susdorf in the 9th.
Andres Blanco appears to be in pain following his at bat in the 8th – Cheryl Pursell
Neris came on to close out the 9th. After a swinging bunt hit the inning ended on a pop-up, throw down the runner double play!
Final Score Pigs 3, Redwings 2
With the close of this 2014 Opening Home Stand, the Pigs hit the road to face Syracuse tomorrow at 6:00pm. No scheduled starter for the Pigs but they will face Cheifs’ Danny Rosenbaum.
Stay tuned for some first home stand reviews and chatter!