Follow @IronPigsThe Lehigh Valley IronPigs (64-73) split their doubleheader with the Pawtucket Red Sox (58-79) on Friday evening. Pawtucket won the first game 6-4, while Lehigh Valley won the second game 7-4.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (64-73) split their doubleheader with the Pawtucket Red Sox (58-79) on Friday evening. Pawtucket won the first game 6-4, while Lehigh Valley won the second game 7-4.
IronPigs starting pitcher Ramon Rosso
(2-4) had his struggles as he allowed six runs off eight hits in 3 2/3 innings to receive his fourth loss of the season.Rob Brantly
did give Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning against PawSox starting pitcher Erasmo Ramírez
(6-8). He hit an RBI single to score Jose Pirela
. Pawtucket answered with two runs against Rosso in the bottom of the third inning as Michael Chavis
hit a two-run home run.
Pirela tied the game at 2-2 by hitting a home run off Ramirez in the top of the fourth inning. Pawtucket proceeded to score four runs against Rosso in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. C.J. Chatham
hit a two-run single and Chavis hit his second two-run home run of the game.
The Pigs added two more runs to cut the lead 6-4 in the top of the sixth inning. Brantly hit an RBI single and Shane Robinson
hit an RBI double. Bobby Poyner
earned his sixth save of the season by pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to close out the game.
GAME 2Maikel Franco
hit a two-run home run against Mike Shawaryn
in the top of the first inning to give Lehigh Valley a 2-0 lead. Pawtucket tied the game at 2-2 against José Taveras
in the bottom of the first inning as Tate Matheny
hit a two-run single.
The PawSox took a 4-2 lead against Taveras and the IronPigs in the bottom of the second inning as Oscar Hernández
hit a two-run home run. Taveras pitched four innings before Fernando Salas
pitched a scoreless fifth inning in relief.Ali Castillo
hit an RBI double off Shawaryn in the top of the fifth inning to score Malquin Canelo
and cut the PawSox lead to 4-3. Lehigh Valley proceeded to score four runs off Domingo Tapia
(4-4) in the top of the seventh inning to take a 7-4 lead. Deivy Grullon
hit an RBI single, Austin Listi
hit a sacrifice fly and Jose Pirela hit a two-run single. Connor Brogdon
(3-1) pitched two scoreless innings in relief for his third win of the season.
The IronPigs and PawSox play at 6:15 p.m. from McCoy Stadium on Saturday evening.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.