Lehigh Valley Report

The ‘Pigs have been playing better baseball after struggling out of the gate and are now 11-9, and in 3rd place of the Northern DIvision of the International League, 2.5 games behind division leading Buffalo.  Lehigh Valley continues with three games on the road against Toledo, before returning to Coca Cola Park in Allentown for a quick three game homestand against Scranton.  Going into this weekends series, the ‘Pigs have won four consecutive series.

Probables: Fri: Lively; Sat: Thompson; Sun: Pinto; Tues: Appel

News and Notes: Catcher Jorge Alfaro has hit safely in 4 of his last 5 games and 14 of his 16 games this year, hitting .354 with 3HR and 10RBI

–Switch pitcher Pat Vendittee has been outstanding for the ‘Pigs, having not allowed a run or a hit thru his first 9 innings of work spanning 6 games.

–1B Rhys Hoskins is hitting .414 over his last 8 games (having hit safely in each) and is leading the league in HR with 6.  He has reached base safely in 19 consecutive games.

–After a brief three day stint in the majors, during which he did not pitch, Ben Lively returned to the ‘Pigs rotation with a victory last Saturday yielding a lone ER in 6 innings of work.  Over his last 7 AAA starts, Lively is 6-1 with a 2.25ERA. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Report

Box Score Recap – 4/26/2017

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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley lost to Columbus, 3-1.  Rhys Hoskins provided the offense with his 5th HR.  In a bullpen game, Cesar Ramos started and tossed a four-inning one-hitter and Wander Perez closed out the game with two one-hit innings.  Unfortunately, the weak link was Adam Morgan in the middle two innings.  Hoskins had two of the IronPigs’ five hits.  Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/26/2017

Box Score Recap – 4/25/2017

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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley beat Columbus, 8-5.  Ricardo Pinto (2-1, 2.28) pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed 3 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and struck out six.

Alfaro (.377) hit his third HR and drove in 4 runs.  He had 3 hits.  Quinn (.227), Hoskins (.333), and Perkins (.302) had 2 hits each.  Hoskins added 2 RBI.  Cozens (.129) struck out 4 times in 5 at bats. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/25/2017

Box Score Recap – 4/24/2017

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Reading cruised 12-1.  Brandon Leibrandt (2-0, 1.69), 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K.  Three-hit games for Pullin and Tocci.  Two hit games for Kingery, Martin, Walding, and Tromp.  Pullin got the ball rolling with a solo HR (4) in the first inning.  He hit a grand slam later (5).  Martin hit his 4th.

  • Tocci is hitting .327 and that prompted me to check him out.  He has one XBH (a triple) and one walk.  His slash is .327/.367/.364.  He has hits in 8 of his last 10 games and reached base in 9 of 10.  He has three, 3-hit games in that span.

Lakewood lost 4-1.  Bailey Falter struggled through two innings.  Harold Arauz pitched well in four innings of relief.  Daniel Brito and Danny Zardon had three hits each.

4/24 – Phillies placed RHP Aaron Nola on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2017. Lower back strain.

 

Open Discussion: Week of April 24th

Big week for the Phillies.  They reached .500 (9-9) with a 5-1 record for the week.  They took 2 out of 3 from the Mets in NY and swept the Braves at CBP.  They are in third place, ahead of both teams.  They host second place Miami in a three game series starting Tuesday. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 24th

Box Score Recap – 4/23/2017

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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Still using my cell phone as a personal hot spot.  Doing a full blown Box Score Report over the shared connection on my cell phone is tedious.

So, I created a few Box Score Reports in advance that will upload each night automatically to provide the link to the box scores and a place to comment on games each day until I am completely back on the grid.

Sorry for this temporary inconvenience.

BUT!  The organization’s pitchers really performed well today, especially the starters. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/23/2017

Box Score Recap – 4/22/2017

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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Still using my cell phone as a personal hot spot.  Doing a full blown Box Score Report over the shared connection on my cell phone is tedious.

So, I created a few Box Score Reports in advance that will upload each night automatically to provide the link to the box scores and a place to comment on games each day until I am completely back on the grid.

Sorry for this temporary inconvenience.

Rain outs for Reading and Lakewood.

Clearwater lost in 11 innings.

– Tirado (1-0, 1.00), 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR

Lehigh split a double header, losing 3-2 and winning 6-1.

  • Appel (0-2, 7.11), 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HP, WP
  • Williams (.313) went 2-2 with an RBI
  • Lively (2-1, 3.18), 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Perkins (.304) went 3-3 with a run scored, BB, double
  • The IronPigs scored six runs in the first on one hit, a single

 

 

 

 

Box Score Recap – 4/21/2017

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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Still using my cell phone as a personal hot spot.  Doing a full blown Box Score Report over the shared connection on my cell phone is tedious.

So, I created a few Box Score Reports in advance that will upload each night automatically to provide the link to the box scores and a place to comment on games each day until I am completely back on the grid.

Sorry for this temporary inconvenience.

These notes are from the Threshers’ game.  I added them to this post while I was still at the stadium, using their internet.  (Spectrum Field, Isn’t that ironic?) Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/21/2017