‘Pigs Weekend Update

A look at the ‘Pigs weekend with a few notes below.

Friday–Another night with little offense as Lehigh Valley opened a series against Gwinnett and were shut out 3-0.  Three early runs by Gwinnett off of starter Joe Savery, and the fact that the ‘Pigs couldnt move a runner past second base all night led to the loss. After giving up 3 runs in the first inning, Savery (0-3) settled down, but his line was a fairly typical line, 6IP 4H 3ER 5BB 3K. John Mayberry was 2-4 for Lehigh Valley who left 13 runners on base and have now fallen to 8 games below .500.

Saturday–Another game, another loss, this time 4-1 to Gwinnett Saturday evening.  Lehigh Valley again had nothing offensively, until a lone run in the 9th inning broke a long scoreless draught on a Chris Duffy RBI single.  Andrew Carpenter (3-4) started and was fairly effective after a two run Gwinnett first, going 7 innings and giving up 4 runs on 8 hits.  He walked one and struck out 2.  Oscar Villarreal was the lone bright spot, striking out the side in the 8th, his only inning of work.

Sunday–The weekend was salvaged on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Gwinnett behind a strong outing by Brian Mazone.  Mazone(3-4), threw 5 scoreless innings, scattering 5 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3.  The game was scoreless until the 5th whenan RBI Double by Chris Duffy, scored Mazone who had tripled. A DeWayne Wise solo homer (4) and a John Suomi Rbi single made it 3-0 in the 6th. Gwinnett managed a single run off of Scott Mathieson who pitched 2 innings, earning his 6th save. Backup catcher John Suomi had two hits for Lehigh Valley.

Notes: Andy Tracy left the game Saturday evening with an undisclosed injury. He was not in the lineup on Sunday.

Brandon Duckworth, who has been pitching very well, is getting his 2nd start of the season Monday against Gwinnett. Ryan Vogelsong who has been struggling with his control, has been moved to the bullpen.  Vogelsong threw two scoreless innings on Sunday.

Road Weary–On this road trip, Lehigh Valley is batting under .200 and has scored 14 runs in 7 games, with 4 of those courtesy of a John Mayberry Grand Slam. They are just 6-38 with RISP.

Mike Zagurski is leading the league in K/9 innings at 15.34.

3 thoughts on “‘Pigs Weekend Update

  1. It might be time to at least try Savery in relief. This isn’t working.

  2. not a bad idea savery pitched well last outing maybe his fb would jump a couple mph in the pen.

  3. Big alumni news out of Cleveland. Asdrubal Cabrera broke his forearm, which means Jason Donald is going up to the big club. Seeing Donald promoted is personally satisfying as he’s the first player I’ve seen go from the NY-Penn League (Batavia) to the majors.

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