TTB Staffer Chris Bengel was in attendance for a AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs game Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bisons (NY Mets) and recapped the game.
The IronPigs came away with a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night.
Domonic Brown was one of the guys I was most intrigued to see. Obviously, Brown wasn’t expected to make the Phillies roster and the team wanted to see him get more seasoning at Lehigh Valley.
Brown was impressive against the Buffalo Bisons as he went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
In his first at-bat, Brown was patient. He waited for his pitch and delivered a single into left field.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Brown was up again with a chance to bring Scott Podsednik home. Brown did the job as he skyed a pitch to left field to give the IronPigs a 2-0 lead on a sacrifice fly.
Podsednik and catcher Erik Kratz had solid nights at the plate as well. Podsednik went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a walk. Meanwhile, Kratz was 3-for-5 with a solo home run which was his first of the season.
Pitcher Tom Cochran got the start for Lehigh Valley and pitched very well. He only gave up four hits and didn’t surrender any runs.
Young lefty reliever Jake Diekman, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee’s favorite, struggled as he blew the save and gave up a run on two hits.