“You can’t win any game unless you are ready to win.”
The IronPigs lost their third straight game last night, 3-2, dropping to 2-3 on the month of August, 2.0 games back of division leader Scranton, and but 3.5 games up in the wild card over Rochester. Veteran starter Anthony Vasquez scattered seven hits over seven innings, and gave his team a chance to win. Alas, lack of hitting, lack of timely hitting, lack of extra-base hits, and lack of runs will cost you games.
6:35PM First Pitch; 5:15PM Gates; 5:00PM Club
Tickets are very limited for this game. Expect a sell-out crowd.
LHP Adam Morgan (5-1, 3.24) toes the rubber for Bacon, whilst veteran LHP Andrew Albers (9-4, 3.23) will go for Rochester. Albers lost to the IronPigs his last time out.
Afternoon showers should give way to a nice evening
It seems every good team has an “ace.” Put aside the scouting terminology and all that for a second. I just mean, a pitcher in the rotation who can step in, will his team to win, and stop any kind of losing streak dead in its tracks. For the last couple months, that ace has been Jake Thompson. Last night would have been Jake’s turn to pitch, and maybe the IronPigs could have won 2-1 or 2-0–and it’s not to say that Vasquez didn’t pitch a fine game.
But now Jake joins Eflin in Philly and starts tonight in San Diego–and we look to Adam Morgan to fill that role. David Buchanan showed the other night that he’s still somewhat prone to that big inning–despite his recent run of success. Adam hasn’t lost a AAA game since April 15 in P’tucket. We’ll look to him tonight to step in and will this team to win tonight.
We could also use a few hits. I prefer the extra-base variety.
See you at the park (when the chicken’s done),
Cover Image by Cheryl Pursell