Lehigh Valley (25-24) Lost to Louisville, 10-6. Zach Eflin (5-1, 2.81) had his worst start of the season and suffered his first loss. Mario Hollands and Seve Gonzalez each allowed an inherited runner to score as the bull pen allowed four runs after Eflin left the game. The offense could only manager seven hits. Three came in their five-run first inning, highlighted by Cameron Perkins’ grand slam. Cody Asche hit his first home run. Darin Ruf and Perkins had two-hit games. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/29/2016
Lehigh Valley wrapped on their three game series against Louisville today with a 10-6 loss and now sit at 25-24 and in 5th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 3.5 games behind division leading Scranton. After losing five of their last six games, Lehigh Valley will face Norfolk who come into Coca Cola Park for a three game series Monday thru Wednesday before leaving on an 8 game road trip to Charlotte and Gwinnett.
News and Notes: James Russell made another start on Saturday evening vs. Louisville and was effective once again, giving up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work, extending himself to 55 pitches during his 3rd start of the year.
–OF Cedric Hunter continues to play well after being sent down from Philly hitting .340 over his last 12 games (12-40) and .304 over his last 27 games (31-102).
—Darin Ruf has 5HR in 51AB with Lehigh Valley this season.
–RP Luis Garcia is unscored upon in 7 of his last 8 games, during which his ERA is 0.96. Perhaps more importantly, he has regained his control having walked just 2 in 9.1IP during that span.
–Over his last 17G, RP Edward Mujica has a 2.84ERA and has saved 11, walking just 1 in 19IP.
–Ben Lively was effective in his AAA debut on Friday, giving up just 2 earned runs on five hits over 7 innings. He did not figure in the decision.
‘Pigs Prospects: JP Crawford reached base safely in 7 of his first 8 games with Lehigh Valley (6H, 5BB) including his first 7 games. With his AAA debut, Crawford became the youngest ‘Pig of all time at 21 yrs, 130D. Prior to his callup, Crawford was hitting .265 with 3HR and 13RBI for Reading. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Report
Lehigh Valley (25-23) Lost to Louisville, 2-0. James Russell and gave up two solo home runs in the first inning. He gave the IronPigs five innings, but the offense couldn’t overcome the early disadvantage. Three relievers provided four innings of one-hit ball. Nick Williams had three of Lehigh Valley’s eight singles. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/28/2016