Thompson On The Bump In Series Opener

Right-Hander Making 19th Start

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 7, 2017 2:02 PM ET

The IronPigs (67-47) and Norfolk Tides (52-62) begin a three-game series Monday night. First pitch from Coca-Cola Park is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.  

The Pigs will send RHP Jake Thompson (4-11, 5.36) against the Tides who will send RHP Gabriel Ynoa (4-8, 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.

RHP Jake Thompson makes his 19th start of the season for the Pigs. The right-hander's last outing with the Pigs was his first victory in exactly a month. The Dallas native tossed seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on three hits while striking out four.

RHP Gabriel Ynoa makes his 17th start for the Tides tonight after not factoring into the decision in his last start. He had won his previous three outings before tossing six innings, surrendering just one run on three hits against the Gwinnett Braves on August 2.

The IronPigs (67-46) fell 1-0 in 10 innings to the Buffalo Bisons (50-64) Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field.

Mike Ohlman  hit a walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning, giving the Bisons a series sweep over the Pigs.

Pigs reliever Colton Murray  (2-2) walked Teoscar Hernandez  and gave up a base hit to Jake Elmore  before Ohlman hit the walk-off single.

The Pigs had their chances, but failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position. Pigs bats went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 men on base, including the bases loaded on two occasions.

Buffalo faired about the same until the bottom of the 10th inning, as the Bisons went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position with the lone hit coming on the Ohlman game-winning hit. Buffalo stranded 13 men on base.

Despite the loss, the Pigs received great pitching performances from starter Jose Taveras  (1-0, 0.00) and Cesar Ramos  and Yacksel Rios  also joined in with scoreless outings.

Taveras, fresh off his impressive debut with the Pigs, tossed five scoreless innings surrendering just three hits while striking out three but surrendered six walks.

Ramos did the bulk of the relief work, tossing two 1/3 scoreless innings yielding just two hits while striking out a batter.

Rios followed Ramos, tossing one 2/3 scoreless innings surrendering just a hit while striking out a pair.

With a base hit in the top of the fifth inning, Scott Kingery  extended his hitting streak to five games and has also hit safely in 21 of his last 22 games.

The loss for the Pigs is their fourth in a row, and the ninth time they have been shutout this season.

 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.

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