IronPigs Upcoming Rotation Probables and Thoughts “The Return of Eflin”

Thompson, soon to get to work on that 34.71 era.
Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Crazy early-season schedules with the doubleheaders and the rain and all that–and add in a pitcher coming back and two off days and this is how I see the upcoming IronPigs probables:

Tonight (Tuesday):  Eflin at Scranton (confirmed)

They’ll need to make roster room, so someone bumps his shin on something, or you go inactive list for Mark Appel who pitched last night.  They have an extra bull-pen arm so someone out there could be a candidate over Florimon or Featherston.  

Wednesday:  Jake Thompson (above) at Scranton

Thursday:  Pinto at Scranton

He’s on regular rest and did well in his first AAA start.  Can he repeat it?  Another shot for him before a potential return to Reading.

Friday:  Lively at P’tucket

Saturday (doubleheader):  Game 1:  Pivetta at P’tucket; Game 2:  Appel at P’tucket

Saturday would be regular rest for Appel who pitched last night in Moosic.  If he’s inactive or DL they could start Mark Leiter in the second game.  

Sunday (Easter):  Off

Monday 4/17:  Off

The two days off following the Saturday double-dip from P’tucket will allow Manager Dusty Wathan to reset his rotation to his liking a little–or just follow through with the extra rest and consider returning Ricardo Pinto to Reading.


See you at the park,


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


1 reply

  1. Later in the day, LHP Wander Perez, this years reclamation project who hadn’t pitched in affiliated ball for a number of years, was sent to Clearwater-EST (Extended Spring Training). With extra relievers around, that part wasn’t surprising.

    We can also draw from that that he won’t be back right away such as with the common shin contusion. Likely, Pinto sticks as a reliever, or as he’s sent back to Reading over the Easter break either Dalier Hinojosa or Colt Murray are activated from the IronPigs DL.

    As always, we’ll wait to hear. Upcoming probables in the Game Notes match what I wrote this morning, above.

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