A couple quick notes to get you ready for the “Ohio Home” series with Columbus and Toledo in town for three games each over the next 6 days. As you can see, no “IronPigs Today” column this season. I’ll try to post updates when important things happen, and longer feature pieces when the topics present. Oh, and the video series is coming–I promise.
As expected, Zach Eflin was called up to start for the Phillies today in place of the injured and surgically repaired Clay Buchholtz. With two off-days Sunday and Monday, the rotation should be able to pick right up and proceed without adversity, and Ricardo Pinto appears to be here for good.
LHP Wander Perez has been the transaction machine, moving on paper from the IronPigs to the Reading Fightins to Extended Spring over the past week as needed–but likely never leaving the relative comfort of the IronPigs clubhouse.
Printable Roster: 2017 LHV Roster-4-18
The ‘Pigs return home from Scranton and P’tucket at 5-6 overall having swept another double-dip on Saturday. Current hot hitters include C Jorge Alfaro (.361), Rhys Hoskins (.324), Jesse Valentin (.355) and C Logan Moore (.444). OF Nick Williams went 3-for-3 with a HR in the final game on Saturday to raise his average to .265–He could be heating up.
Needing to improve are SS JP Crawford (.086), OF Dylan Cozens (.158) and tonight’s starting pitcher, RHP Jake Thompson (0-2, 28.93 ERA).
Tonight: “Pigs to the Bigs” T-Shirt giveaway
Wednesday: JP Crawford Bobblehead
Thursday: 10:35AM start
Friday: Fireworks; Toledo in town for “bacon and eggs” and “battle of the barnyard” and all that. Plus, Phantoms start playoffs at home.
Saturday: 6:35PM start. Official Bacon and Eggs game. Apron giveaway. Another Phantoms game downtown.
Sunday: 1:35PM kiddo giveaway.
See you at the park,