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Silenced: RailRiders blanked in loss to IronPigs

SWB shutout for the second time this season in 2-0 defeat.
Matt Krook stuck out seven over five inning Saturday, but the RailRiders fell with two late Lehigh Valley runs. (Tim Dougherty)
April 30, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 30, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a third consecutive game to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday afternoon, 2-0. It’s the second time this season the RailRiders have been shut out. Matt Krook made his fifth start of the season for the RailRiders and pitched five shutout innings

MOOSIC, PA (April 30, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a third consecutive game to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday afternoon, 2-0. It’s the second time this season the RailRiders have been shut out.

Matt Krook made his fifth start of the season for the RailRiders and pitched five shutout innings with seven strikeouts. Krook now has a 1.96 ERA in 23 frames this season. On the other side, the IronPigs used seven pitchers to shut out SWB.

Locked in a scoreless tie, Lehigh Valley got on the board in the eighth on a two-out, run-scoring single from John Andreoli. A second run scored on a throwing error to make it 2-0 IronPigs. Armando Alvarez, David Freitas and Greg Bird delivered the three hits for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s offense.

Jonathan Hennigan (1-0) earned his first win out of Lehigh Valley’s bullpen. In his Triple-A debut, Carlos Espinal (0-1) suffered the loss for SWB after going 2.2 hitless innings. Conor Brogdon (1) picked up his first save for the IronPigs. The RailRiders are now 9-13 on the season.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley conclude their six-game series on Sunday afternoon with first pitch at 1:05 PM. It’s Sunday Family Fun Day, presented by Geisinger and Q92. Enjoy a day with our usual brand of family-friendly entertainment taken to the next level for all ages to enjoy. Kids can play catch on the field from noon until 12:20 PM, get $2 Dippin Dots all game long and run the bases after the final out. Tickets are available at swbrailriders.com.