Blown! ‘Pigs Flush Four Game Streak With Dismal Ninth

Young Maikel Franco came up a triple short of the cycle, Sean O’Sullivan allowed two earned over seven, and Leandro Castro went 2 for 3 with a walk (to atone for his error), but the IronPigs couldn’t hold on for the win as they melted down in the top of the ninth inning.

The Irish Arm of Sean O'Sullivan--Should Have Had The Win.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

The Irish Arm of Sean O’Sullivan–Should Have Had The Win. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Maybe it wasn’t a gem, but it was good enough to win on Irish Night, for Sean O’Sullivan.  After O’Sullivan went seven, and Hector Neris went one, the Tides were ready to pack it in.  They didn’t look like a team ready to put together a come-back.  But, a ninth inning melt down which started with three straight singles on reliever Seth Rosin included three walks as well.  Troy Hanzawa stopped the bleeding temporarily by climbing the ladder to snag a liner at short, but couldn’t double off the guy at second.  Eventually, Justin De Fratus came in but had no better luck finding the strike zone or preventing hits.  Another catching error by Clete Thomas in center didn’t hurt as much as it should have–a run scored as it would have on the sacrifice, and they got the next guy at the plate.

Nevertheless, it wasn’t pretty.  As Hector Neris mowed through the eighth inning, the talk up in the 209 was about how he doesn’t deserve to go back to Reading when BJ Rosenberg reports tomorrow.  The IronPigs will need to make room.  Speculation at this time is that someone will go on the DL–perhaps Rosin or De Fratus.

Baltimore had Troy Patton in town for a rehab. Here is his picture followed by the Franco Series and the box.  Tomorrow’s another day.  Jon Pettibone will be on the mound.

Troy Patton Rehab:  Photo Cheryl Pursell

Troy Patton Rehab: Photo Cheryl Pursell

Maikel Franco First AAA Homer, photo 1 Cheryl Pursell

Maikel Franco First AAA Homer, photo 1
Cheryl Pursell

Franco 1st Homer, Photo 2:  Cheryl Pursell

Franco 1st Homer, Photo 2: Cheryl Pursell

Franco Rounds the Bases with a Salute!  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Franco Rounds the Bases with a Salute! Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Congrats Young Man!  Maikel Franco.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Congrats Young Man! Maikel Franco. Photo: Cheryl Pursell


1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Norfolk
(6-15)
0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 9 11 0
Lehigh Valley
(10-11)
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 2
W:

 

Guilmet (2-0, 2.25) ; 

L: 

Rosin (0-1, 13.50)

HR:

 

LHV:

 

Franco (1) .

 

Norfolk Tides
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Quintin Berry CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .213
    a- Johnny Monell PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .154
    Julio Borbon CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Cord Phelps 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Henry Urrutia LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .230
Caleb Joseph C 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .273
Brett Wallace 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .167
Chris Marrero DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
Xavier Paul RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .130
Ivan De Jesus SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .304
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .242
Totals 37 9 11 1 0 0 9 6 2 .228
a-Singled for Berry in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Wallace (3, O’Sullivan).
TB: Wallace 4; Marrero; Monell; De Jesus 2; Berry; Casilla, A 2; Phelps, C.
RBI: Casilla, A (7), Urrutia (7), De Jesus 2 (4), Monell (2), Joseph (9), Wallace 2 (3), Paul (4).
2-out RBI: Casilla, A; De Jesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berry; Casilla, A.
SF: Urrutia; De Jesus.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
DP: (De Jesus-Casilla, A-Wallace).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tyson Gillies LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .184
Clete Thomas CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Maikel Franco 1B 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 .184
Reid Brignac 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Koyie Hill C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .361
Steve Susdorf DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246
Leandro Castro RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .218
Tyler Henson 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273
Troy Hanzawa SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .107
Totals 36 5 10 3 1 1 5 1 9 .233
BATTING
2B: Thomas, C (7, Wright, M), Franco (3, Wright, M), Hanzawa (1, Wright, M).
3B: Castro, L (1, Wright, M).
HR: Franco (1, 8th inning off Guilmet, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hill, K; Brignac; Hanzawa 2; Henson; Franco 7; Thomas, C 2; Castro, L 4.
RBI: Hill, K (8), Henson (3), Hanzawa 2 (3), Franco (5).
2-out RBI: Henson; Hanzawa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brignac; Henson; Gillies; Castro, L.
GIDP: Brignac.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Brignac (2, 2nd base off Guilmet/Joseph).

FIELDING
E: Castro, L (2, fielding), Thomas, C (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Thomas, C (Marrero at home).

Norfolk Tides
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mike Wright 5.2 8 4 4 1 6 0 2.78
Tim Alderson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.22
Troy Patton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Preston Guilmet (W, 2-0) 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.25
Totals 9.0 10 5 5 1 9 1 4.20
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sean O’Sullivan 7.0 6 3 2 3 2 0 3.97
Hector Neris (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53
Seth Rosin (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 3 5 5 2 0 0 13.50
Justin De Fratus 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.50
Totals 9.0 11 9 8 6 2 0 3.66
Pitches-strikes: Wright, M 97-66, Alderson 3-2, Patton 8-7, Guilmet 26-18, O’Sullivan 92-58, Neris 6-4, Rosin 24-14, De Fratus 17-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wright, M 5-3, Alderson 0-1, Patton 0-1, Guilmet 1-1, O’Sullivan 5-7, Neris 0-3, Rosin 0-0, De Fratus 0-2.
Batters faced: Wright, M 25, Alderson 1, Patton 3, Guilmet 8, O’Sullivan 31, Neris 3, Rosin 6, De Fratus 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Alderson 1-0, De Fratus 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Gosney. 1B: Travis Carlson. 3B: Jonathan Bailey.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Varies.
T: 3:05.
Att: 7,025.

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Make It Four: IronPigs Win Walk-Off on Education Day #1

The IronPigs pull to .500, 10-10 on Troy Hanzawa’s walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning today at Coca Cola Park.

Hanzawa With The Winner:  Photo Cheryl Pursell

Hanzawa With The Winner: Photo Cheryl Pursell

Word around the park was that it was the lowest attendance for an education day in years.  Upcoming versions should be more crowded, but there were plenty of seats to be had today in the cold and clouds in Allentown.  And often, season ticket holders who have to work to pay for tickets can’t make the day games–unless they play hooky like I did.

I remarked early on that starting pitcher Barry Enright was an artist on the outside corner.  Perhaps I never really paid that close attention to other pitchers before, as that’s what they’re supposed to do.  But after seeing Barry Friday night in Moosic, and again today, I marvel at how he can pound that corner and get strikes and weak contact.  Early on this morning, the only hit he gave up–when he got a little too much of the plate–was a laser to right off the bat of Tides 3B Cord Phelps.  Things got more interesting in the fifth, though.  All of a sudden he wasn’t getting the corner–or was getting too much–and a couple walks and a couple singles became three runs for the Tides, and a 4-2 lead.

Tyson Gillies Takes Off! Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Tyson Gillies Takes Off! Photo: Cheryl Pursell

The Pigs continue to hit, but not always on time.  14 were left on base today by the home squad.  That’s how the Tides kept it close and took a lead.  The Pigs were led by Tyson Gillies who was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk.  The double was a rising liner to right which missed being a home run by about two feet.  Steve Susdorf continues to hit like we know he can; he was 3 for 5 today.  Valle, Franco, and Thomas also added three hits.  Valle’s three are even more impressive considering he made a couple outs today attempting different types of bunts (!).  With two walks, Clete Thomas was on base 4 of 5 times.  Even with Gillies surging, you just cannot have Clete out of the lineup.

Clete Thomas  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Clete Thomas
Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Kudos to the ‘Pen, too:  Lincoln, Horst and Garcia kept the Tides scoreless and gave the ‘Pigs the opportunity to come back.  And that they did.  Junior was in school on this education day, but had the ability to text me for game updates.  He then started to guess who would make the walk-off hit (he was predicting home runs though, as he is want to do).

First, Castro.

Nope, not playing I said.

Then, Hill.

Nope.  Not him either.

Henson!

Sorry Junior.  He’s also on the bench.

OK, Miller, he says.

Well, he just struck out with the bases loaded–maybe if we go extras and he gets another shot.  Look, Junior, we’ve got Susdorf, Tolbert, Valle, Hanzawa due up in the bottom of the ninth.

“We lost.” he says.

That’s why they play the games, Junior.

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Here are some additional Cheryl Pursell Photos, and the box score.  See you at the park!

 

Yeah Right! Photo Cheryl Pursell

Yeah Right!
Photo Cheryl Pursell

Enright Brings the Heat, in a Healthy Way-- Photo Cheryl Pursell

Enright Brings the Heat, in a Healthy Way– Photo Cheryl Pursell

The View from the Dugout Suites

The View from the Dugout Suites; Photo Cheryl Pursell

I don't even know, but we were all happy with the walk off!  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

I don’t even know, but we were all happy with the walk off! Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Walk It Off! Photo Cheryl Pursell

Walk It Off!
Photo Cheryl Pursell


Norfolk Tides
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Julio Borbon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .237
Jemile Weeks LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .296
    Quintin Berry LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Henry Urrutia RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .239
Brett Wallace DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .134
Johnny Monell 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .120
Cord Phelps 3B 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .239
David Adams 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Ivan De Jesus SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250
Brian Ward C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .375
Totals 31 4 5 0 0 1 4 5 9 .224
BATTING
HR: Phelps, C (1, 2nd inning off Enright, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ward; Berry; Adams, D 2; Phelps, C 4.
RBI: Phelps, C (1), Ward (1), Borbon (9), Weeks, J (7).
2-out RBI: Phelps, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Urrutia; Adams, D; Monell.
GIDP: Ward.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Monell (1, 2nd base off Lincoln/Valle), Berry (2, 2nd base off Horst/Valle).FIELDING
E: Weeks, J (4, fielding), Monell (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Borbon (Valle at 1st base).
DP: 2 (De Jesus-Monell-Phelps, C, Borbon-De Jesus-Monell).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tyson Gillies CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .212
Clete Thomas LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286
Maikel Franco 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .153
Reid Brignac SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258
Jim Murphy DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .239
Steve Susdorf RF 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Matt Tolbert 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Sebastian Valle C 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Troy Hanzawa 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .083
Totals 38 5 15 2 0 0 3 5 6 .230
BATTING
2B: Valle (1, Jones, C), Gillies (1, Brach).
TB: Gillies 4; Murphy, Ji; Valle 3; Hanzawa; Tolbert; Susdorf 3; Thomas, C 2; Franco 2.
RBI: Murphy, Ji (5), Gillies (3), Hanzawa (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas, C 2; Tolbert; Franco; Gillies; Susdorf; Murphy, Ji 2.
SAC: Brignac.
SF: Hanzawa.
Team RISP: 3-for-17.
Team LOB: 14.BASERUNNING
SB: Gillies (2, 2nd base off Yoon/Ward).FIELDING
DP: (Hanzawa-Brignac-Franco).

Norfolk Tides
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Suk-min Yoon 5.0 8 2 0 2 1 0 6.75
Chris Jones (H, 1) 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Brad Brach (BS, 1) 1.2 3 2 2 2 4 0 3.48
Brock Huntzinger (L, 0-2) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.97
Totals 8.2 15 5 3 5 6 0 4.16
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Barry Enright 5.0 3 4 4 3 5 1 4.79
Brad Lincoln 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.90
Jeremy Horst 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
Luis Garcia (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 5 4 4 5 9 1 3.43
WP: Brach.
IBB: Thomas, C (by Brach), Brignac (by Brach).
Pitches-strikes: Yoon 87-57, Jones, C 19-14, Brach 43-24, Huntzinger 13-7, Enright 82-49, Lincoln 30-14, Horst 15-10, Garcia, Lu 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Yoon 10-2, Jones, C 1-1, Brach 0-0, Huntzinger 1-1, Enright 7-2, Lincoln 0-2, Horst 0-1, Garcia, Lu 2-0.
Batters faced: Yoon 24, Jones, C 7, Brach 10, Huntzinger 4, Enright 21, Lincoln 7, Horst 4, Garcia, Lu 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Brach 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Carlos Torres. 1B: Joey Amaral. 3B: David Soucy.
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 8,245.

 

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Game Report: Pigs Take Third Straight

Koyie Hill Goes Yard; Photo Cheryl Pursell

Koyie Hill Goes Yard; Photo Cheryl Pursell

The IronPigs used the long ball to take down the Tides last night.  It was their third straight win.  A two-run shot by Koyie Hill–his first home run as an IronPig–and a three-run blast by Leandro Castro paced the Pigs to a 6-3 victory.  Greg Smith was his usual solid self.  There was a minor adventure with Phillippe Aumont, and a save by Justin De Fratus.  Tyler Henson started a new hit streak with two knocks, and Troy Hanzawa got off the schnide with his first hit of 2014.

Leandro Castro with the long ball--and the bat flip. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Leandro Castro with the long ball–and the bat flip.
Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Tyler Henson Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Tyler Henson
Photo: Cheryl Pursell

The Pigs are back at it early today, with the first “education day” of the season–a 10:35 start.  Our team was 0-5 in morning games last season, but was 11-3 in the 14 before that.  All time, the Pigs are 12-13 in the morning.  Barry Enright is on the mound.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tyson Gillies CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .138
Clete Thomas LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .269
Maikel Franco 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .134
Jim Murphy 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Reid Brignac SS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Koyie Hill C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .375
Leandro Castro DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .192
Tyler Henson RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Troy Hanzawa 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050
Totals 32 6 9 3 0 2 6 2 5 .220
BATTING
2B: Murphy, Ji 2 (5, Vasquez, A, Patton), Henson (5, Vasquez, A).
HR: Hill, K (1, 2nd inning off Vasquez, A, 1 on, 1 out), Castro, L (1, 4th inning off Vasquez, A, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Murphy, Ji 4; Hill, K 4; Hanzawa; Brignac 2; Henson 3; Castro, L 4.
RBI: Hill, K 2 (7), Castro, L 3 (6), Thomas, C (9).
2-out RBI: Castro, L 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hanzawa; Castro, L.
GIDP: Franco.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Henson (2, 2nd base off Alderson/Joseph).

FIELDING
E: Smith, G (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Thomas, C (Marrero at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Brignac-Murphy, Ji, Thomas, C-Hanzawa-Murphy, Ji).
Pickoffs: Smith, G (Weeks, J at 1st base).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greg Smith (W, 2-0) 6.0 8 2 1 1 3 0 2.04
Jeremy Horst (H, 3) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.86
Phillippe Aumont 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Justin De Fratus (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Totals 9.0 12 3 2 1 5 0 3.40
Horst pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Aumont.
Pitches-strikes: Vasquez, A 68-40, Alderson 39-25, Patton 14-7, Smith, G 94-57, Horst 24-16, Aumont 10-7, De Fratus 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vasquez, A 4-4, Alderson 2-3, Patton 0-3, Smith, G 6-4, Horst 2-0, Aumont 0-1, De Fratus 3-0.
Batters faced: Vasquez, A 18, Alderson 11, Patton 5, Smith, G 25, Horst 5, Aumont 3, De Fratus 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Patton 1-0, Aumont 1-1.
Umpires: HP: David Soucy. 1B: Carlos Torres. 3B: Joey Amaral.
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:45 (:57 delay).
Att: 6,892.
Venue: Coca-Cola Park.

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See you at the park,
@Kram209

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IronPig Named IL Pitcher of the Week!

IronPig pitcher Greg Smith was named IL Pitcher of the Week!

From the IL Website:

In his second start of the 2014 season, Lehigh Valley southpaw Greg Smith tossed the franchiseʹs first
complete game shutout since 2012 and for Smith, his first shutout in affiliated baseball since 2006. In
Game 1 of a doubleheader at Syracuse on Thursday, Smith scattered four hits over 7.0 shutout innings
in a 4‐0 victory for the IronPigs. He didnʹt walk a batter while striking out six, needing just 83 pitches
to complete the shutout. The win was Smithʹs first decision this season and lowered his ERA to 2.31.
30‐year‐old Greg Smith is in his tenth season as a professional pitcher. He split last year between
Double‐A and Triple‐A, posting an 8‐4 record with a 3.31 ERA for Lehigh Valley. He is a veteran of 40
starts in the Major Leagues, having seen time with both Oakland (2008) and Colorado (2010). Smith is
a native of Alexandria, Louisiana.

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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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An Old Friend Enjoying Japan

Former IronPig Scott Mathieson is having fun in Japan!

Enjoy!

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Pigs Return Home: Road Trip Review and Home Stand Preview

International League Pitcher of the Week:  Greg Smith! Photo: Cheryl Pursell

International League Pitcher of the Week: Greg Smith!
Photo: Cheryl Pursell

The IronPigs return home today from Syracuse and Scranton, sporting an 8-10 record following the 4-3 rain-shortened trip.  Two of the four games in Syracuse were postponed, with only one made up via double-header.  The Pigs took the wrap-around series from Scranton 3-1, to take the lead in the IronRail Series.  Their 8-10 record is fifth place in the North Division, but only 2.5 games back of leader Pawtucket, 11-8.

Who’s Hot?

  1. The Easter Bunny:  The Pigs are now 5-1 all time on Easter (no game in 2010).
  2. The Bats:  Hitting’s been better, .395 RISP as of yesterday.
  3. Cesar Jimenez:  The LHP is un-scored upon in his last three games, two as a starter.
  4. Koyie Hill:  The 35yo Catcher has hit in all 7 of his starts, sporting a .440 average in those games.
  5. Maikel Franco:  Although he didn’t hit yesterday, he did score a run.  He had three hits on Sunday, including a double and 2 RBI to go along with 2 runs scored.
  6. Tyler Henson: Had his seven-game hit streak snapped yesterday, but is otherwise hitting .355 in his last nine games following a slow start.
  7. Reid Brignac:  Has hit in six straight, including a couple homers.  He has taken over the cleanup spot of late, and played some fine defense.
  8. Clete Thomas:  Hitting .345 in his last nine games.
  9. Steve Susdorf:  Has hit safely in six of his last seven games. (.429)
  10. Neris, Lincoln, and Garcia:  All pitching well in various roles. (Neris yielded runs for the first time, in mop-up duty on Sunday).

Transactions:

Some moves since the Pigs left town last week, in reverse order:

  1. Jon Pettibone optioned from Philadelphia
  2. Jimenez reinstated from Temporary Inactive List (TIL, personal); Ronny Cedeno added to TIL; INF Matt Tolbert (.105) promoted from Reading
  3. Jimenez added to TIL; Garcia optioned from Philadelphia
  4. Blanco and Rupp to DL (obliques; figure 3-4 weeks)
  5. Nesseth assigned to Reading
  6. De Fratus assigned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia
  7. C Sebastian Valle promoted to Lehigh Valley from Reading
  8. OF Tyson Gillies promoted to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater

More moves to come as they’ll need to make room for Pettibone when he reports.

On Tap:

The eight game home-stand is tied for the longest of 2014:  It is the first of five of them.  Enter the Norfolk Tides, last place in the South at 5-13.  Former Reading player Quintin Berry is on the roster.  Beware the last place team…

Starting Pitchers: (projected)

  1. Tuesday: Greg Smith
  2. Wednesday (AM): Barry Enright
  3. Thursday: Sean O-Sullivan
  4. Friday: Jon Pettibone

At the Park:

TUESDAY

pig head earth

Earth Day

Coffee Mug Giveaway (insurancehousecall.com) (18+)

Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate (in mug) until end of 7th inning

(based on availability, rules and restrictions apply [?!?!])

Pig Stop:  Kielbasa and Kraut on a Steak Roll $7.50

 

WEDNESDAY

Education Day #1!

10:35AM First Pitch

Bloody Marys with Ed and Kram if you’re in the Club Level

Pig Stop:  CLOSED (insert lament for omelette station…)

 

 

THURSDAY

irish tshirt

Irish Heritage Night

T-Shirt Giveaway (18+)

Ladies Night: Pre-Game Happy Hour

Pig Stop:  Piggy Panini: Ham, Bacon, Pork and Cheese $7.50

 

 

FRIDAY

Gary, sporting the new black out T-Shirt, and Friday Cap.  Image:  @Ironpigs Twitter Feed

Gary, sporting the new black out T-Shirt, and Friday Cap. Image: @Ironpigs Twitter Feed

Friday Black Out Fireworks

Don’t Drink and Drive

Pig Stop: Fajita Bar, Beef and Chicken.  $8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

cops

6:35PM Start:  Police and Firefighters softball 4PM; Heroes Night

Post-Game Fireworks (LCCC)

Tiki Party?  (Not until May, they tell us; Stay tuned.)

Pig Stop: Meatball Sandwich $6.50

 

SUNDAY

MORANDINI TSHIRT

1:35PM Start

Mickey Morandini T-Shirt Giveaway (18+)

Pig Stop:  Taco Bar $7.00 (2)

Post-Game NoiseNation Tailgate?  Stay tuned…

 

MONDAY

 

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Ethan Martin Bobble Doll (18+), First 3,000

Dog Day #2

Pig Stop:  Dirty Dog, Hot Dog with Toppings, $6.50

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY (4/29)

10:35AM Start:  Education Day #2

Pig Stop:  CLOSED

That’s what you need to get ready for the home stand.  Check back with the Horn and Bell Blog for updates, game reports, photos and perhaps a podcast or two!

See you at the park!

@Kram209

 

 

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