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Posts Tagged ‘Lehigh Valley IronPigs.’

Clippers’ McFarland takes advantage of early lead to dominate in 6-2 win over IronPigs

 

Columbus Clippers pitcher T.J. McFarland was very dominating over seven innings and his teammates cranked up the offense early in a 6-2 win in Allentown, Pa. Friday night over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The Clippers made a loser of Lehigh High starting pitcher Tom Cochran who dropped to 5-3 on the season.

T.J. McFarland (courtesy of Akron Aeros)

McFarland, now 4-3, scattered eight hits and allowed just one run, while striking out two walking two on 96 pitches. He breaks a two-game losing streak in winning for the first time since July 2 against Toledo.

 

Info compiled from Columbus Clippers & Lehigh Valley IronPigs

 

Clippers win Governors’ Cup as IL champions again; tops Lehigh Valley 3 games to 1

 

(courtesy of the International League)

The Columbus Clippers have proven for the second year in a row that they are the kingpins in the International League.

The team was the 2010 IL champions and the National champions of Minor League Baseball.

In 2011, the Clippers beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-1 in the deciding game in Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania to wrap up its second straight Governors’ Cup title, 3 games to 1 and a return trip to the Triple-A national championship game to play the Pacific Coast League winner in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday.

The architect of this domination is the parent Cleveland Indians, but the man steering the ship is manager Mike Sarbaugh, who also was a good manager while running the Double-A Akron Aeros.

The Clippers won an IL-best 88 games in the regular season despite overcoming 183 player moves involving them, Cleveland and Akron. They won the IL West Division by 12 gaves over the Indianapolis Indians. They beat Durham and Lehigh Valley, two quality teams in the IL playoffs. It goes to show everybody that the Indians farm system is loaded with talent.

Winning the decisive game, was pitcher Paolo Espino, who pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and one run, a homer by Brandon Moss, and struck out five. His pitching followed the strong starts of fellow hurlers Mitch Talbot and Joe Martinez in games 2 and 3 respectively.

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Columbus Clippers news

Phillies steal Sandberg away from Cubs

Ryne Sandberg (courtesy of Peoria Chiefs via Wikipedia Commons)

The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Ryne Sandberg to manage their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Almost 29 years ago, the Phillies traded Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs in possibly the most lopsided and most-un-popular trade in Philadelphia sports history.

Sandberg spent the past four years as a manager in the Cubs minor league system.

Some fans and even the Chicago media felt that Sandberg should’ve been selected as the new Cubs manager, but the team felt they owed Mike Quade the job after the team played very well the last 37 games while he was the interim manager. Rumors had it that Sandberg felt snubbed and overlooked and wanted out of the organization.

compiled from staff, baseball news, Minor League baseball , Lehigh IronPigs, and Philadelphia Phillies news

Triple-A All-Star Game won by International League, 2-1

Elliot Johnson Durham (MiLB)

compiled from staff, wire and Minor League Baseball news

Chase Lambin Syracuse (MiLB)

Elliott Johnson of the Durham Bulls singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the International League a 2-1 win over the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It’s the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

There was a sellout crowd of 10,000.

With the win, the International League now leads the series, 7 games to 6.

Syracuse Chiefs’ star Chase Lambin was the games MVP.

The International League had only four hits, but three of them came in the two-run rally in the sixth inning against Round Rock pitcher Josh Banks.

Josh Tomlin Columbus (MiLB)

Jose Constanza Columbus (MiLB)

The Columbus Clippers were represented in the game. Josh Tomlin pitched on scoreless inning and Jose Constanza was used as a pinch-runner.The Clippers are members of the International League.

Columbus Clippers & Dayton Dragons Weekend Results

compiled from staff, wire, Columbus Clippers and Dayton Dragons Info

Trevor Crowe (MiLB)

Gale force winds combined with shoddy defense and missed opportunities resulted in the Clippers losing 5-3 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday night. The defeat was the first on the current road trip for the Clippers.

Lehigh Valley scored and unearned run in the first inning, the first of three unearned runs they would tally on a season-high four Columbus errors. The Clippers tied the game on an RBI single from Trevor Crowe in the 3rd.

After the early run, Yohan Pino kept the Pigs scoreless until the 6th inning when Lehigh Valley scored three runs, chasing Pino and taking the lead for good.

Jordan Brown (MiLB)

Windy, cold weather was causing havoc at Coca-Cola Park on Sunday in the series finale. The Clippers left Allentown with a 3 games to 1 advantage and a 4-3 victory in extra innings against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

On a Mother’s Day afternoon, the Clippers grabbed a 2-0 lead against the IronPigs in the 4th inning on RBI hits from Jordan Brown and Chris Gimenez, but the IronPigs battled back to tie it with single runs in the 4th and 5th innings.

The clippers broke the deadlock in the top of the 7th inning when Wes Hodges drove home Jason Donald with a double off of the right field wall.

In the 10th inning, Shelley Duncan lead off with a double and scored the winning run on a Jerad Head fielder’s choice grounder. Sal Rivera who blew the save in the ninth inning, picked up the win by throwing a perfect 10th inning.

Chase Anderson (MiLB)

South Bend starting pitcher Chase Anderson fired a five-hit shutout as the Silver Hawks defeated the Dayton Dragons 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday night. The Dragons fell to 13-15 with the loss. South Bend is 14-15.

Anderson (2-3) did not allow a runner past second base over his seven-inning complete game effort. He struck out eight and walked no one. All five hits were singles he allowed.

Chris Owings (MiLB)

Chris Owings drilled a game-winning home run leading off the bottom of the eighth inning of a scheduled seven-inning game to lift the homestanding South Bend Silver Hawks to a 2-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the Dayton Dragons on Saturday.

Owings drilled the second pitch of the bottom of the eighth from reliever Ezequiel Infante over the left field fence to end the game. It was his second homer of the season.

The Dragons fall to 13-16 with the loss and South bend improves to 15-15.

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