The ‘Pigs dropped both ends of the doubleheader yesterday, but are back at it today with a new opponent: Indianapolis.
The ‘Pigs remain two short on the roster, with only 23 and no sign of Nola as he pitched this morning for the Reading team out in Erie, PA (got the win, of course). Indy is a National League affiliate, so Brundage will have three players on the bench to work with late in the games.
Indianapolis, the AAA-affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, comes to town after taking two of three from Buffalo at home. They got pasted in the first game, 12-3, before taking the next two 3-1 and 3-0 to go 4-3 on their 7-game home stand. After four with us in Allentown, they’ll be headed to Rochester for 3 on their 7-game eastern swing. The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and lead the IL West by 3.5 games over Louisville. They swept three in a row from the IronPigs out in Indy May 1-3 this season.
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RHP Jameson Taillon is on their roster, but still on the DL working his way back from Tommy John surgery. RHP Nick Kingham is the BA #6 prospect in the Pirates’ system; it looks like we’ll miss him in this series. SS Alen Hanson is the BA #7 prospect, RHP Brad “Hot Rod” Lincoln is on the team–3-0/3.06 in relief, IL veteran 2B Steve Lombardozzi has been playing lately, Catcher Tony Sanchez was a higher prospect at one time.
More on the next four games:
First Pitch 7:05 with gates at 5:00PM in the plaza, for Happy Hour. Team Card Set giveaway for the kiddos. Jewish Heritage Night.
Pitchers: LHP Anthony Vasquez vs. RHP Wilfredo Boscan
Weather: 63deg/Cloudy at game time. A 20% chance of showers later in the game.
First Pitch 7:05PM with gates at 5:45PM. Fireworks Friday!
Pitchers: RHP Jason Berken vs. RHP Casey Sadler
Weather: 76deg/Partly Sunny. 20% chance of showers on the day
First Pitch: 6:35PM; Gates 5:15PM. IronPigs-USA Cap for first 3,000 sponsored by our friends at Nacci Printing. Post-Game Concert at the Trough for 1-Hour after the game.
Pitchers: LHP Adam Morgan vs. RHP Chris Volstad
Weather: 82deg/Partly Cloudy with 20% chance of showers.
Other Information: There’s a SteelHawks game at the arena at the same time. It’s Blackout Night. No, not drinking-wise, but wear black to the game and the first 1,000 will receive rally towels.
Also, we have a “Friends of Kram” TAILGATE PARTY prior to the IronPigs game. It’s been planned since February–We’ll start around 4PM down on the lawn by the LSI lot. Look for the flags and stop by and say ‘hello.’ There might be grilled sesame shrimp and ribs to eat if you arrive at the right time. We’ll all be at the post-game concert as well. If it rains, we’ll move the entire “party” to Chickie’s and Pete’s and go to the SteelHawks game instead! Win-win!
First pitch 1:35PM. Gates 12:15PM. 2,000 Kiddos get athletic socks, and can run the bases after the game.
Pitchers: Chris Leroux (likely, TBA officially) vs. RHP Adrian Sampson
Weather: 76deg/sunny–0% chance of rain!
TAILGATE! We typically tailgate both before (informal) and after (everyone) in “Joe’s Corner.” Status for Sunday is up in the eair pending my condition following Saturday. Perhaps we’ll just leave all the stuff in the car, ice down the sodas, and pull it all out again! Stay tuned, and check with Twitter or Text for updates.
See you at the park,