With a Win OR a Rochester Loss, IronPigs Make the IL Postseason for the Third Time in 10 Seasons
(Allentown, Pa.) — Win and in! The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (79-62) control their own destiny for the International League playoffs heading into their regular-season finale on Monday against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (86-54). First-pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park.
Even without a win, the IronPigs will enter the postseason with a loss by the Rochester Red Wings (79-62) in their home game against the Pawtucket Red Sox (67-74) due to Lehigh Valley owning the head-to-head tie-breaker.
With either one of these two scenarios, the IronPigs will have a playoff-clinching celebration at Coca-Cola Park for the first time in franchise history. Previously, the IronPigs punched their ticket to the IL Divisional Series in 2011 in Syracuse, the Governors Cup finals in 2011 in Pawtucket and the IL Divisional Series in 2016 in Rochester.
The IronPigs trailed the Red Wings in the Wild Card standings by as many as 4.0 games on Aug. 23. Since, Lehigh Valley has gone 8-3 while Rochester has posted a 4-7 record.
With a doubleheader sweep of the RailRiders on Sunday, the IronPigs also clinched the 2017 IronRail Series with a 10-7, head-to-head advantage this season — their such victory first since 2014.
Whether the IronPigs or the Red Wings, the Wild Card winner will host the North Division champion RailRiders in the first two games of a best-of-five series that begins Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Single-game playoff tickets are on sale now by clicking here, by calling 610-841-PIGS (7447) or in-person at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Groups interesting in booking hospitality areas for playoff games are encouraged to call 610-841-PIGS (7447) to inquire about availability.
Should the IronPigs win the Wild Card, their home playoff schedule is listed below:
Round One: IL Divisional Series
Home Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:05 p.m.
Home Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:05 p.m.
Round Two: IL Championship Series (Governors’ Cup)
Home Game 4: Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:05 p.m.
Home Game 5: Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:05 p.m