Looking at the glass half full, Lehigh Valley had a fantastic season, a season in which they completely turned around a team that had been perennially a last place team in their first three years in existence. Now the glass half empty part. Lehigh Valley may have played their worst two games of the season in the seasons final two games, which just so happened to be in the International League CHampionship series, a series they lost 3-1 with their 4-1 loss on Friday evening at Coca Cola Park.
The beginning of the end came in the second inning for Lehigh Valley when Chad Huffman came all the way around to score from first base when a Juan Diaz single went through the legs of Brandon Moss. Paul Phillips followed Diaz with an RBI double to give Columbus a 2-0 lead. Columbus tacked on yet another in the 3rd inning on a long solo homer by Jared Goedart. Moss attempted to make the game interesting with a leadoff homer in the 7th, his 4th of the post season, however the rest of the IronPigs continued to be unable to solve Columbus pitching, failing to get a runner in scoring position the remainder of the game. well under .200 for the series and were an abysmal 2-23 with RISP.
Notes: Justin DeFratus, Joe Savery, Dom Brown, Erik Kratz and Brandon Moss are all joining the Phillies tomorrow. Mike Zagurski and Juan Perez will be deginated for assignment to make room on the 40 man roster.
A huge shout out/thank you must go to the IronPigs front office who continue to give Phuture Phillies the access to make this website what it is. General Manager Kurt Landes, Director of Communications Matt Provence, and Media Relations Assistant Nick Parson provide an environment that makes it easy to work, learn and laugh and treat this website as they do the “mainstream media” in the access allowed to the team and the front office. We appreciate the level of trust given to us.
–Incredibly, Lehigh Valley did not have a hit with a RISP since the 2nd inning of Game 1 and were 0 for their last 20.
–The attendance Friday evening was a sell out (9,354) with just lawn seats remaining.
—Ryan Edell’s line tonight: 5IP 6H 3ER 0BB 5K.