Pigs shut out in series finale in Syracuse

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By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 29, 2019 10:23 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (63-72) didn't score a run in their season-series finale against the Syracuse Mets (73-63) as they lost 2-0.

JoJo Romero (3-5) gave up just one run over 4 2/3 innings despite issuing four walks and striking out six batters. Jed Lowrie homered off Romero in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead.

Nick Pivetta pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief and Tyler Gilbert pitched 2/3's of an inning in relief without allowing a run. Rymer Liriano homered off Nick Vincent in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.

Ali Castillo extended his hitting streak to 10 games by going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Ervin Santana (4-4) pitched six shutout innings to earn the victory. Tyler Bashlor earned his eighth save of the season by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth inning.

The IronPigs begin their final series of the season against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium. A scheduled double-header begins on Friday night at 5:05 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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