Pigs score seven unanswered to rally for victory

Lehigh Valley plated six runs in the final two innings to get victory

(Cheryl Pursell)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 15, 2019 10:56 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (57-63) left with Louisville with a sense of pride on Thursday night, as they turned in a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Bats (52-70). The Pigs finished 3-3 against Louisville this season.

It was Louisville early as they got after IronPigs starting pitcher Enyel De Los Santos. Bats starting pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez hit a home run off De Los Santos in the bottom of the third inning to give Louisville a 1-0 lead. The Bats scored three more runs off De Los Santos in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 4-0. Alex Blandino scored on a balk, while Guiterrez hit an RBI single and Jose Siri scored on a sacrifice fly.

The IronPigs got a run in the top of the sixth inning against Gutierrez as Nick Williams hit an RBI double to score Phil Gosselin. The Pigs scored a run against Justin Grimm and Wandy Peralta to cut the Bats' lead to 4-3 in the top of the eighth inning. Deivy Grullon and Austin Listi each hit an RBI single.

R.J. Alaniz (1-2) allowed three runs in the top of the ninth inning as the IronPigs would take a 5-4 lead. Rob Brantly and Ali Castillo hit RBI singles to chase Alaniz out of the game. Brad Boxberger would finish out the inning but allowed a two-run single to Andrew Romine that put Lehigh Valley ahead 7-4.

Austin Davis (4-1) earned the win by pitching two scoreless innings and recorded four strikeouts. Edgar Garcia earned his seventh save of the season by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning.

The IronPigs head to Indianapolis to begin a four-games-in-three-nights series against the Indians. First pitch on Friday night is at 6:05 p.m.

The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via Facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.

The 2019 IronPigs 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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