Indianapolis and Lehigh Valley play game two of a three-game series tonight at Victory Field. The Indians are looking to keep the bats going against the IronPigs after a 10-hit, eight-run output last night.
Location: Victory Field
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
Game #51/Home #28: Indianapolis Indians (28-22) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (35-16)
Probables: LHP Cody Dickson (4-2, 4.94) vs. RHP Thomas Eshelman (2-0, 1.82)
Radio: Fox Sports 97.5 and AM 1260
TV: MiLB TV
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- Cameron Perkins CF
- J.P. Crawford SS
- Jorge Alfaro C
- Dylan Cozens RF
- Rhys Hoskins 1B
- Nick Williams LF
- Taylor Featherston 3B
- Jorge Flores 2B
- Thomas Eshelman P
21 UP, 7 DOWN: The Indians have posted a 21-7 record in the month of May, their first 21-win month since Aug. 1998, when they went 21-7. That year, the Tribe also went 21-9 in the month of June. A win tonight would give the Tribe their second 22-win month since Victory Field opened in 1996. That year, Indy went 22-8 in the month of June. A victory by the Tribe tonight would give them the best winning percentage in a single month (22-7, .759) in the Victory Field era.
THAT BALL, AND PLAYER, IS GONE: Elias Diaz homered on Memorial Day to give Indy a 2-0 advantage in the fourth inning at Rochester’s Frontier Field. The home run was his second of the season, with the other coming on April 29 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Pirates then recalled the backstop and transferred Jackson Williams to Indy to take Diaz’s spot on the roster yesterday. Diaz was promoted due to a hamstring strain by Chris Stewart.
DICKSON GROOVIN’: Cody Dickson has been far better in the month of May than he was in April, posting a 2-0 record and 2.77 ERA (4 ER in 13.0 IP) over four games (three starts) for the Tribe this month. In nine April appearances (one start), the southpaw went 2-2 with a 7.59 ERA (9 ER in 10.2 IP).
ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: Jason Rogers has drastic home/road splits this season, batting .337 (30-for-89) with four doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI in 25 games at Victory Field. In 20 road affairs, he’s hitting just .210 (17-for-81) with two doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI.