Daily Archives: August 2, 2009

‘Pigs Weekend Update

07/30/09–Martinez vs. Carrasco in quite the pitching matchup.  Columbus jumped on Pedro’s second pitch of the game, a homer by Michael Brantley to give them the early lead. Michael Taylor gave the ‘Pigs the lead back in the 4th on a long homer to straight away center, his 3rd as an Iron Pig.  The lead didn’t last long as a four run fifth put Columbus up for good.  Martinez departed having gone 5 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 3 hits.  He walked 3 and struck out 4, throwing 84 pitches, 53 for strikes. Single runs by Lehigh Valley in the 5th and 6th cut the lead to 5-4, but the bullpen had a difficult night, giving up 4 runs over the 8th and 9th, which led to the 9-6 Columbus win. Terry Tiffee was 3-4 with a run and an RBI, while Michael Taylor, Andy Tracy, and JJ Furmaniak all had two hits for Lehigh Valley.  Carrasco left having gone 5.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits.  He walked one and struck out 6.  The Marson/Donald combination had a rough night for the ‘Clippers with Marson going 0-4 and DOnald going 0-3 with 3 strikeouts. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Update