July 20, 2018
By: Steve Degler
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs recently accomplished something that has never been done in the long history of Major League Baseball. The Pigs went to extra innings in six consecutive home games. The longest streak in the big leagues is five consecutive home extra-inning contests set by the Oakland A's in 2004.
Here is a quick breakdown of the six games:
July 3 vs. Syracuse: IronPigs win 4-2 in 10 innings on a three-run homer by Collin Cowgill.
July 6 vs. Rochester: IronPigs take a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Matt McBride's infield single tied the game and a throwing error on the play allowed Mitch Walding to score the winning run.
July 7 vs. Rochester: LV wins 4-3 in 11 innings thanks to a sacrifice fly by Logan Moore.
July 8 vs. Rochester: Joey Meneses delivers a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the 10th to give the Pigs a 7-6 victory.
July 12 vs. Buffalo: This was the only loss in the stretch. The Bisons score a run in the top of the 10th and hold off the IronPigs in the bottom half for a 4-3 win.
July 13 vs. Buffalo: By far the most epic game in the stretch. The teams combine for 27 runs and 36 hits in a 3:40 marathon. McBride was the hero again, delivering a two-run double with two outs in the 10th for a wild 14-13 win. The Pigs twice trailed by seven but came back for the win.
You never know what you are going to see when you attend a baseball game. There is something different every game. For six straight games at Coca-Cola Park, everything came down to the last pitch.