Follow @IronPigsThe Pigs jumped out to an 8-0 lead Tuesday at Coca-Cola Field and held on to win Game 2 of a five-game-in-four-days series 11-8. Lehigh Valley is now a season-high 25 games above .500 and leads the IL North by 9.5 games over SWB.
The Pigs jumped out to an 8-0 lead Tuesday at Coca-Cola Field and held on to win Game 2 of a five-game-in-four-days series 11-8. Lehigh Valley is now a season-high 25 games above .500 and leads the IL North by 9.5 games over SWB.
The Pigs wrapped up a record-setting month of July with four home runs. They finish the month with 42 home runs, breaking the record of 41 from the team's historic 24-win May of last year.
Jesmuel Valentín belted the first home run of the game in the top of the first to put Lehigh Valley up 2-0. Two batters later Joey Meneses launched his IL-leading 19th home run to double the advantage.
Mitch Walding joined Meneses at the top of the IL home run leaderboard with a three-run blast in the top of the second to build an 8-0 Pigs lead. Logan Moore capped off the month with a solo home run in the top of the sixth.
Ranger Suárez was tagged for five runs in the start and did not earn a decision. Suarez was lifted after 4 1/3 innings where he allowed six hits including a three-run home run by Danny Janson to make it 8-3. Buffalo scored five unanswered runs to make it an 8-5 game in the bottom of the fifth.
Dean Anna extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a lead-off single in the first. Anna finished with three hits and scored three runs. He now boasts the third-longest hitting streak in IronPigs history trailing only Domonic Brown (21 games) and Scott Kingery (23).
All nine IronPigs finished with at least one hit. Anna and Walding each finished with three while four other Pigs enjoyed multi-hit games. The top of the order, Anna, Valentin, Walding and Meneses combined for eight RBI.
Mark Leiter Jr. (2-0) earned the win providing 2 2/3 innings of relief for the Pigs. Tyler Gilbert (2) tossed two scoreless innings to earn his second save of his Triple-A career.
The Bisons and IronPigs will play a twin bill starting Wednesday night at 5:35. Lehigh Valley will send Cole Irvin to the bump in Game 1 against the Bisons.
The IronPigs return home this Friday, August 3 for a three-game series against the Syracuse Chiefs. Stick around after the game for Aerosmith Fireworks presented by Coors Light.
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