Pigs Drop Fifth Consecutive Game In Series Opener

First Five-Game Skid Since August 2015

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 7, 2017 10:50 PM ET

The IronPigs (67-48) surrendered four late runs, and fell 4-2 to the Norfolk Tides (53-62) Monday night at Coca-Cola Park.

A three-run sixth inning was too much for the Pigs to overcome, as the Tides scored their three runs on three hits.

Chance Sisco doubled to left center to lead off and was quickly singled home by Mike Yastrzemski to trim the Pigs lead to 2-1.

Paul Janish then sacrificed over both Yastrzemski and Luis Sardinas into scoring position for Logan Schafer. Schafer hit a ball up the middle, off the glove of a diving Scott Kingery who nearly made a great play to save a run. Unfortunately, the ball went off Kingery's glove and trickled into the outfield allowing both runners to score to give the Tides a 3-2 lead.

The Tides would add another run in the top of the eighth, as Sardinas led off the frame with a triple to left field. He was followed two batters later as Schafer hit a sacrifice bunt that scored Sardinas to up the Tides lead to 4-2.

Rhys Hoskins tallied his league-leading 85th RBI, as he drilled a base hit to right-center field scoring J.P. Crawford to give the Pigs a 1-0 lead.

Crawford returned the favor in the bottom of the fifth, after Kingery tripled Crawford laced a base hit to right giving the Pigs a 2-0 advantage.

Pigs starter Jake Thompson tossed five 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eighthits and was tabbed with the loss.

The loss marked a season-high fifth-consecutive loss for the Pigs, and it is the Pigs first five-game losing skid since August 11-15.

The series continues with game two of the three-game series against the Norfolk Tides Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park. The Pigs will send left-hander Brandon Leibrandt (4-0,1.95) and the Tides will send left-hander Jason Wheeler (5-2, 4.55). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The 2017 Season is the IronPigs 10th Anniversary season at Coca-Cola Park and 10th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The IronPigs are debuting the brand-new Bacon, USA, Membership Program this season -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous new amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to an annual holiday party, an invitation to an exclusive player and coaches photo session and more. For more information, visit ironpigsbaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447). Memberships and group outings are on sale now.

The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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