Pigs Look For 10th Straight Win

Begin Four-Game With Rochester

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | May 15, 2017 5:10 PM ET

The IronPigs (23-13) and Rochester Red Wings (17-14) begin a four-game series in Rochester, NY at Frontier Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

With Sunday's doubleheader sweep, the Pigs have now won a franchise-record nine consecutive games and hold a three and a half game advantage over the Buffalo Bisons in the International League North Division.

Earlier today, Pigs outfielder Dylan Cozens was named the International League's Batter of the Week for the week of May 8-14 as he hit .393-4-8 (11-28, 2B, 8 R) while leading the circuit in TB (24) and hammering two walk-off HR (5/10, 5/12). Although he snapped an eight-game hitting streak in Game 2 of Sunday's double dip, the 22-year-old has now hit safely in eight of his last nine games (.382-5-10; 13-34, 2B, 3 BB, 10 R). After hitting .136 in April, the 22-year-old is batting .370-5-13 (17-46, 2B, 3B, 5 BB, 12 R; 1.195 OPS) in 13 games in May.

The Pigs will send RHP Aaron Nola (0-0, 2.25) against Rochester's RHP Kyle Gibson (0-1, 4.50). Today's starting pitching matchup is presented by Allentown Family Foot Care, which provides the latest in medical and surgical treatments of the entire foot and ankle. Learn more at affc.com.

RHP Aaron Nola will make his second rehab start with the IronPigs while recovering from a lower back strain. In his first outing, Nola pitched four innings and surrendered just one run on 62 pitches.

RHP Kyle Gibson is making his second start for the Bisons as he last pitched against the IronPigs on May 9. He tossed six innings surrendering six hits and three earned runs in a 4-1 loss to the Pigs.

Great Pitching and great hitting led to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (23-13) doubleheader sweep of the Buffalo Bisons (18-16) Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in front of 7,926 fans. 

The Pigs broke and set a franchise record with their eighth and ninth consecutive win with the doubleheader sweep of the Bisons. The previous record of seven-consecutive wins was set in 2009 (June 14-20).

Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins  led the way for the Pigs in game one, as the Bash Brothers both notched their ninth homers of the year in the Pigs 7-2 game one victory.

The Pigs needed just one run, courtesy of a RBI single from Perkins in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored Nick Williams  to give the Pigs a 1-0 victory in game two.

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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