Crawford Homers, But Pigs Fall 4-1

The 23-Year-Old Hit His 14th Homer Of Season

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 29, 2017 8:52 PM

J.P. Crawford hit a solo home run, however, Brandon Snyder hit a solo home of his own as the Syracuse Chiefs (53-83) defeated the IronPigs (74-62) by the score of 4-1 Wednesday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

Snyder gave the Chiefs an early 1-0 advantage with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning off Pigs starter Jake Thompson. For Snyder, it was his fifth home run of the year off the Pigs and his 23rd homer of the year.

Syracuse added their second run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Andrew Stevenson scored on a wild pitch to up the Chiefs lead to 2-0.

The Chiefs then added a pair in the bottom of the seventh inning to double their lead to 4-0. Rafael Bautista sent a two-out RBI single to left field, scoring both runners who were running on the pitch.

Thompson finished his night after the seventh inning, surrendering four runs (two earned) while striking out five batters and was tabbed with the loss.

The Pigs lone run of the game came off the Crawford solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to avoid the shutout. It was the 23-year-olds 14th homer of the year, a career-high for the Phillies top prospect.

Andrew Pullin went 2-for-3 with a double as he had two of the Pigs three hits on the night.

The series continues with game three of the four-game set Wednesday night NBT Bank Stadium. The Pigs will send right-hander Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 3.60), and the Chiefs will send right-hander A.J. Cole (4-4, 5.82). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 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 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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