Pigs Open Three-Game Set With Chiefs

Thompson Looks To Get Pigs Back To Winning Ways

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | May 19, 2017 1:34 PM ET

Syracuse, NY - The IronPigs (26-14) and Syracuse Chiefs (13-23) begin a three-game series at 6:35 p.m tonight at Alliance Bank Stadium.

The Pigs will send RHP Jake Thompson (2-3, 5.46) against Syracuse RHP Austin Voth (1-4, 5.03). 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 Jake Thompson makes his eighth start for the Pigs after taking the win in game two of last Sunday's doubleheader with the Buffalo Bisons. Thompson tossed five innings allowing just two hits (which were both bunt singles) did not issue a run while fanning four in the Pigs 1-0 victory.

RHP Austin Voth makes his eighth start for the Chiefs after picking up his fourth loss of the season against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on May 14. The Redmond, WA, native tossed 5 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out four in the Chiefs 6-2 loss to the RailRiders.

Despite taking a 7-1 lead after the second inning, the Red Wings rallied for six runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the Pigs longest winning streak in franchise history.

The Pigs got the tying run aboard in the top of the ninth in dramatic fashion. A one-out walk to Roman Quinn brought the tying run to the plate in J.P. Crawford. Crawford then singled on a pop up to the catcher Mitch Garver that landed fair and both Crawford and Quinn were safe. Rhys Hoskins then lined out to left and Dylan Cozens struck out to end the game and the Pigs win streak.

A seven run second inning put the Pigs on top in the second inning as the Pigs smacked a season-high six hits in the inning while tying their most runs in an inning. The rally began with a Dylan Cozens solo home run to right field to tie the game at 1. Pedro Florimon then notched his seventh consecutive base hit, a franchise record, when he laced a run scoring double that plated Taylor Featherston to give the Pigs the early lead. Logan Moore then scored Nick Williams on a fly ball to center that allowed Florimon to get to third as the Pigs extended their lead to 3-1. Rhys Hoskins then capped the inning off with a grand slam to left to give the Pigs a commanding 7-1 lead.

Hoskins then tried to ignite a Pigs rally in the top of the seventh as he hit a one-out solo home run to left, his 12th of the season, to narrow the Pigs deficit to 10-8. The rally was short lived, as Cozens and Featherston both grounded out to thwart any type of Pigs rally.

Mariot was charged with his second loss of the season as he surrendered three runs (two earned) on four hits in just an inning of relief for the Pigs.

On the day, Hoskins bashed two home runs for the second time this season and tied his team season-high five RBI in the Pigs 10-8 loss.

Though the Pigs lost the winning streak and the final game of the series, they have won 12 out of their last 13 and have not lost a series since losing two-out-of-three games to the Toledo Mud Hens to end the month of April.

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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