Pigs power past Mets in Syracuse

Lehigh Valley hit three home runs en route to victory

(Cheryl Pursell)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 27, 2019 11:13 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (63-70) defeated the Syracuse Mets 5-3 on Tuesday night. The IronPigs homered three times - all against Mets starting pitcher Drew Gagnon (6-5).

The Mets took a 2-0 lead against Damon Jones in the bottom of the first inning. Dilson Herrera hit an RBI double while Danny Espinosa scored on a RBI groundout by Sam Haggerty.

Jose Pirela tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the second inning when he hit a two-run home run off Gagnon. The IronPigs added three more runs in the top of the third inning to extend their lead to 5-2. Nick Williams hit a two-run home run that was followed by a Deivy Grullon solo home run.

Rymer Liriano homered off Jones in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut Lehigh Valley's lead to 5-3.

Nick Pivetta earned the win for the IronPigs by pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Jones. Connor Brogdon earned his first AAA save by closing out the bottom of the ninth inning.

The IronPigs and Mets play at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday evening at NBT Stadium.

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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