Nick Hernandez is the story of the night – all the way back from shoulder issues that have kept him off the mound for all of the last two years. It’s been so long I had to look at his bio to remember that he’s a big lefty, (listed 6’4″, 216), and that he was having a really nice year (albeit as a 21-soon-to-be-22 yr old) in the SAL in 2010, with Ks at 20.8% and BBs at 6.2%. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/9/2013
A new manager, a new starting rotation and a new urinal game are the 2013 features in Allentown as the IronPigs opened the 2013 season, with a fairly miserable week during which they went 2-4 and played very sloppy baseball. Lehigh Valley stands at 2-4 after Week One, three games behind division leading Pawtucket. They conclude their first home stand of the season tonight against Pawtucket and then hit the road for 8 games against Syracuse and Pawtucket.
‘Pigs Leaders-Hitting–Cesar Hernandez is 5th in AB’s (25),7th in OBP (.500); 4th in avg (.462); leads the league in hits (12) , is tied for 4th in doubles (3) Darin Ruf is 6th in AB’s (25), is tied for 4th in doubles (4); Cody Asche 7th in strikeouts (7); Leandro Castro is tied for 4th in SB’s (2). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report