Mark Payton Collects Three Hits in Setback
Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) dropped a 6-0 decision to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Tuesday night at PNC Field. The loss dips SWB to 1-4 on the year while the IronPigs even their record at 3-3.
Chad Green (0-1) made his season debut for the RailRiders and fanned eight over five innings. The right-hander surrendered four runs, three earned, on seven hits, however. Zach Eflin (1-0) worked around five hits in his five frames of work to keep SWB off the board. He walked three and struck out four.
The IrongPigs were able to score thrice in the third. The damage came on a run-producing double by Jorge Alfaro that was followed by a RBI-single from Cozens. Nick Williams drove in Cozens on a two-out double for a 4-0 lead.
Mark Payton finished the night 3-for-4 with a double and fellow outfielders Dustin Fowler and Clint Frazier each collected a single. The RailRiders had opportunities to push across runs, but finished 0-for-7 with men in scoring position.
The RailRiders continue their opening homestand on Wednesday, April 12, against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) at 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Brady Lail will make his season debut against right-hander Jake Thompson (0-1, 34.71). Every Wednesday home game at PNC Field is “Pay It Forward” and “Wine and Dine Wednesdays.” For tickets and more information, please call 570-979-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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