Colton Eastman

Eastman shines, but ‘Pigs can’t back him up

Lehigh Valley IronPigs starting pitcher Colton Eastman turned in the longest outing by any IronPigs pitcher this season by pitching 6 2/3 innings without allowing a run.  The Worcester Red Sox against Lehigh Valley’s bullpen late in the game to win 2-1. Eastman started the game with 6 1/3 no-hit innings before giving up a single up the middle to Ronaldo Hernandez in the seventh. He finished the game allowing two hits, no runs, walking four and striking out five.

Mickey Moniak blasted his 15th home run of the season against Raynel Espinal in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead.  Jeff Singer replaced Eastman with two outs in the top of the seventh and proceeded to strikeout Johan Mieses to end the inning.

Triston Casas hit a sacrifice fly against Singer in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game at 1-1.  Mike Adams (1-1) gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning when Tate Matheny scored on a fielder’s choice, handing Adams the loss.

Geoff Hartlieb (3-2) earned the win by pitching a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning.  Stephen Gonsalves earned his first save of the season by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning.

Bryson Stott had a single in his first at-bat to give him hits in all six of the games that he has played at the Triple-A level. Stott is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with a home run and two RBI with Lehigh Valley since being added to the roster last week. He stole his first base for the Pigs in Wednesday night’s loss.

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