I’m going to start off with Brian Gordon’s big day with the NY Yankees. Although leaving the game a run down and earning a no-decision, I felt he did great. Here’s his first start in the Majors, in Yankee stadium.. facing your old team, heck I was nervous for him. Born in NY, raised in Texas.. the best Hollywood writers couldn’t dream up this day.
Gordon went 5.1 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 3. Gordon’s curveball didn’t seem to work consistantly and the 2nd of the two runs came on a bases loaded hit batsman with 2 outs on an 0-2 count. It was frustrating to watch the bases load as a hit and run turned a routine double play into a first and second with no outs situation. Gordon seemed to be destined to end that inning but the curveball ended up hitting Beltre to push a run across.
Great job Brian! Make us proud!
The Ironpig’s opened up a 4 game set in Pawtucket tonight which, though it’s still early, could help distance themselves from Pawtucket in the standings. The PawSox are 8.5 games behind the IronPigs as of today. (SWB is 5 games back facing red hot Columbus this weekend)
For the Pigs… Bozied, Moss Hogg and Thompson had home runs.
In his first game as an IronPig Cody Overbeck went for .
Brian Bass got the start tonight and lasted 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. The Pigs were up 5-3 before Mike Zagurski allowed 2 runs to tie the game.
Rich Thompson was finally caught stealing this season getting thrown out at 2nd base in the top of the 9th inning.
The score remained 5-5 until the 10th when the PawSox won on a walk off single and the Pigs lose the opener 5-6.
Tomorrow is another day…