Tommy Joseph got his first major league hit Monday night. He lined a single to center in his third at bat leading off the sixth inning. He went 1-4 with a strike out, and made a couple nice catches on line drives headed for the RF corner.
Lehigh Valley (19-18) Lost to Syracuse, 5-4. Mark Appel pitched well thru his first five innings when he allowed just two walks and a single. He ran out of gas in the sixth when he gave up 3 runs and turned the inning over to James Russell with one on and two out. Russell walked the bases loaded before getting the final out. The IronPigs took the lead in the bottom of the inning, but Seve Gonzalez blew the save opportunity. Edward Mujica came on in the ninth in a non-save situation and earned the loss. Darin Ruf homered in his first IronPigs’ start. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/16/2016