Indy Speeds Into Town As Home Stand (and losing) Continues

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The ‘Pigs dropped both ends of the doubleheader yesterday, but are back at it today with a new opponent:  Indianapolis.

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Aumont took the loss in game two, but had a quality start.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Aumont took the loss in game two, but had a quality start. What do you think about the combo of the Friday Black jersey and the white pants??? Photo: Cheryl Pursell

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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.

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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.

Names you might know:

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.

Newcomer Gabriel Lino.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Newcomer Gabriel Lino. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

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More on the next four games:

Tonight (Thurs):

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.

Friday:

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

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Saturday:

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!

Joely Rodriguez.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Joely Rodriguez. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Sunday:

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.

Danks lays out to make the catch.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Danks lays out to make the catch. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

See you at the park,

@Kram209



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5 replies

  1. On June 3, 2008 the Ironpigs were 20-40. On June 3, 2015 the Ironpigs are 20-34.

    On June 4, 2008 the Indianapolis Indians defeated the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs by a 4-3 score. Batting leadoff for Indianapolis was centerfielder Andrew McCutchen. He was 3-4 that day.

  2. “Indy Speeds Into Town” … great stuff, that.

    In 2008, the top two home run hitters for the IronPigs were Andy Tracy (22) and Jon Knott (20).

    In 2015, at present, Brian Bogusevic and the departed Mikael Franco are joint top home run hitters for the IronPigs having each hit four, respectively; Russ Canzler and Cord Phelps are next in line having each hit two HRs, respectively.

    Who will be the top two home run hitters for the IronPigs this year and how many HRs will those two players have by season’s end?

    • Just one minor correction. Jon Knott began the 2008 season with the Rochester Red Wings and hit a home run on April 23rd while with Rochester. He played his first game with the Ironpigs on May 2nd and hit 19 homers with the Pigs. Still, I don’t see anyone on the 2015 Ironpigs coming close to 22 or 19.
      There are 18 major league teams who have more home runs than the Phillies and Ironpigs combined.

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