IRONPIGS TODAY: “Deadline Day” 8/1/2016

“I’ve found that you don’t need to wear a necktie if you can hit.”

-Ted Williams

See that kiddos?  JP with good form...   Photo: Cheryl Pursell

See that kiddos? JP with good form…
Photo: Cheryl Pursell


The IronPigs return from northern New York with a 2-1 record during the most important 13 games of the season.  It’s on, now, with the RailRiders as only one game separates the teams in the standings, with the Moosic squad having the current advantage.

The RailRiders come in having just dropped three in a row in P’tucket.  While their rotation is in a bit of an upheaval with the recent call up of Luis Severino and yesterday’s trade of Vincente Campos, they do get a new pitcher on board in RHP Ben Heller, and a top-prospect OF in Clint Frazier.  Aaron Judge remains on the DL with a knee.

IronRail Series:  4-5 (of 18 regular season.  May include playoffs this year?)

Roster News

We await any trades, and fallout which may impact the IronPigs roster.  They are currently one short at 24 following the Featherston promotion.  INF/OF Darnell Sweeney sprained an ankle early in yesterday’s game in Rochester; the severity is not known.


First Pitch: 7:05PM,  Gates: 5:45PM,   Club: 5:30PM

Tickets still remain for this game, but the good ones are going fast.

LHP Adam Morgan (4-1, 3.79) takes the mound for the home IronPigs; RHP Brady Lail (4-2, 3.21) toes the rubber for the visiting RailRiders


  • “Top Gun” theme T-Shirt (adults) giveaway; Top Gun game theme.
  • “Dog Day” bring your dog to the park
  • $1 Dog Day:  $1 Hot Dogs all game long
  • “Dogs Run the Bases” (Dog Club Members)
  • Autograph Table 6:00-6:20PM (players unknown and subject to change)


There is a chance of thunderstorms at game time.  Check radar before leaving for the park.

Link of the Day

This is one that I wish I had written, a Greg Joyce piece about how little Minor League players are paid.


See you at the park,


Categories: Kram's Korner - From the Club Level, Lehigh Valley IronPigs

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