SWB Bats Fall Silent in Loss to IronPigs
Chad Green Deals Second Quality Start
Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) were held scoreless for just the second time this year as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs avoided a PNC Field sweep with a 2-0 win on Wednesday night.
Chad Green (0-3) absorbed a tough-luck loss despite authoring 6.2 strong innings. The right-hander yielded one unearned while scattering three hits. He finished one off his career-best with nine strikeouts and did not walk a batter.
Zach Eflin (3-0) took home the win for Lehigh Valley, blanking the RailRIders over 6.1 innings. He allowed four singles, hit two batters, issued one walk and struck out six. Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth to collect his sixth save.
The IronPigs broke a scoreless stalement in the seventh when Brock Stassi began the frame with a single. He moved to third when Rob Refsnyder misplayed a rolling groundball at second and Tommy Joseph reached safely at first. With one away, Will Venable lined out to medium center, resulting in a sacrifice fly as Stassi scored. Joseph cracked his fourth home run off James Pazos in the ninth for the final tally.
The RailRiders are off on Thursday and hit the road for nine games in eight days beginning Friday. SWB opens a four-game series in Rochester with a doubleheader against the Red Wings at Frontier Field. Right-hander Kyle Haynes (1-0, 3.18) is scheduled to face left-hander Pat Dean (0-3, 2.88) in game one. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.