Lineups are out and both Lou Marson and Jason Donald will be facing Pedro Martinez tonight with the weather clearing in Allentown. Michael Taylor and John Mayberry will be manning the outfield corners and hitting 5th and 7th respectively against Columbus starter Carlos Carrasco.
Apparantly, Pedro is on a 70-80 pitch count this evening.
Top of first: Second pitch of the game, homer….Columbus 1, ‘Pigs 0, Pop Out, strikeout, fly out. Martinez, 11 pitches, 8 strikes. Fastest pitch: 89 mph. 1 IP, 1H, 1ER, 0BB, 1K.
Bottom of First: Single(Ellison), fielders choice, double play. Carrasco, 12 pitches, 8 strikes. 1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 0K.
Top of Second: Fly Out, ground out, ground out (Marson). Martinez, 2o pitches, 16 for strikes. 2IP 1H 1ER 0BB 1K. A couple of COlumbus hitters looked silly on Martinez off speed pitches this inning.
Bottom of 2nd: Strikeout, Fly Out, single (Tiffee), STrikeout. Carrasco 28 pitches, 18 for strikes. 2IP 2H 0ER 0BB 2K. Columbus 1, Lehigh Valley 0.
Top of 3rd: Strikeout (Donald on 93 mph fastball), ground out, walk, fly out. Martinez, 37 pitches, 25 for strikes. 3IP 1H 1ER 1BB 2K. Martinez threw several pitches in the low 90’s, topping out at 93 mph.
Bottom of 3rd: Fly Out, Strikeout, STrikeout (Ellison ejected arguing call). Carrasco, 49 pitches, 32 for strikes. 3IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K. Columbus 1, Lehigh Valley 0.
Top of 4th: ground out, strikeout on changeup, ground out. Martinez, 49 pitches, 33 for strikes. Threw 4 pitches over 90, topping at 92. Martinez 4IP 1H 1ER 0BB 3K.
Update: The Live Blog is going to have to close early for the evening….Please accept my apologies……