But I can see you,
Your brown skin shining in the sun.
You got your hair combed back
And your sunglasses on, baby.
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.
The boys of summer aren’t gone yet but we have reached the halfway point for the IronPigs (home) season. The boys were at it for an exciting 10 games in 10 days including 3 walk-offs in a 4 day span and a day-night doubleheader – how do you like all that??
The ‘Pigs kept pace in the hot IL North remaining 2.5 games behind the Rochester Redwings as both teams have gone 7-3 in their last 10 with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders posting an 8-2 record.
The stories were many the runs aplenty – here’s some stats in the raw:
29 hours and 35 minutes of baseball
93 Innings (2 – 11 inning walk-offs and a 10 inning loss)
94,029 fans (paid attendance)
81.5 degrees (average game time temperature)
97 runs (IronPigs outscored their opponents 58-39)
191 hits (IronPigs out hit their opponents 110-81)
2976 total pitches (IronPigs threw 142 less pitches than their opponents)
Outstanding effort(s) by the entire team – this column would be TLDR to list all the stories from what has probably been the most epic 10 days of baseball that I can remember in a long time.
Here’s some very brief highlights:
JP Crawford brought his average up 43 points to reach .200 in his rookie AAA season. In fact, JP would have had his first walk-off RBI triple if it wouldn’t have been for the unfortunate pick-off of Emmanuel Burriss during Sunday’s Father’s Day game.
Since sitting out the last two games against Gwinnett for not running out a dropped fly ball, Nick Williams is 7-17 for a .412 average bringing his overall total to .293. Seems spending some time with Manager Dave Brundage did the young man some good.
Two outstanding efforts by Jake Thompson going 15 innings surrendering 11 hits with 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO. If my Tandy Solar Calculator still works, that’s an ERA of 0.6 and a WHIP of .933 – sounds like another pitcher of the week candidate to me! Perhaps his call up will be sooner than we know???
I’m sure the IronPigs Today column will return shortly – until then we’ll leave you with the always outstanding work of Cheryl Pursell’s amazing photography.
Kudos to the IronPigs employees – not really sure how they do it – Happy Father’s Day – I’m tired – and out…
p.s. all numbers above are at least close – it’s been a long stretch and while I may have trouble finding my seat at times I still saw (most) of it 🙂