Ramos Looks To Deal Pigs To Series Opening Win

Southpaw Is Making His Sixth Spot Start This Season

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | June 16, 2017 12:12 PM ET

The IronPigs (43-23) and Syracuse Chiefs (20-42) begin a quick three-game series tonight at Coca-Cola Park. Fans will enjoy postgameLehigh Valley has won 29 of its last 39 contests to maintain the best record in the International League. The Pigs will send LHP Cesar Ramos (4-1,2.56) against Chiefs RHP Austin Voth(1-7, 6.16).Today's starting pitching matchup is presented by Allentown F Friday Night Fireworks and it is also Scout Night! First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Lehigh Valley has won 29 of its last 39 contests to maintain the best record in the International League.

The Pigs will send LHP Cesar Ramos (4-1,2.56) against Chiefs RHP Austin Voth(1-7, 6.16).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.

LHP Cesar Ramos makes his sixth start and 18th overall appearance for the Pigs this season. In his last outing on June 11 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Los Angeles native tossed four innings, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out six in a 6-4 win.

RHP Austin Voth makes his 13th start for the Chiefs this season and has allowed 21 earned runs in his last four starts. In his last outing on June 10 against the Rochester Red Wings, the Redmond, Wash., native tossed four 1/3 innings allowing four runs on seven hits.

The IronPigs fell 4-2, and dropped the three-game series with the Buffalo Bisons (34-30) Thursday night at Coca-Cola Field.

Lehigh Valley jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run home run to center field, scoring Brock Stassi .

Sporting a two-run lead, Pigs starter Jake Thompson  pitched a perfect first and second inning before running into trouble in the third.

The Bisons got to Thompson in the third as Jake Elmore  sent a line drive up the middle that Thompson got a glove on, but it trickled into the outfield for a leadoff single for the Bisons. Shane Optiz then moved over Elmore on a sacrifice bunt, before Christian Lopes  singled to center to move Elmore to third. After Ian Parmley  popped out, Gregorio Petit  then hit a go-ahead three-run home run to left to give the Bisons a 3-2 advantage.

Petit then plated another run in the bottom of the fifth as he sent a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Opitz who doubled to lead off the frame to give Buffalo a 4-2 lead.

The Pigs bats accounted for just four hits, with their last hit of the night coming on a Brock Stassi single with one out in the third inning. Dylan Cozens  and many other Pigs hit the ball hard, but unfortunately right at the defense of the Bisons.

After surrendering the two-run first inning, Bisons starter Cesar Valdez  worked into a grove and struck out 10 batters in seven innings. He picked up his third win of the season for the Bisons while surrendering just four hits.

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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