8/31- SWB Yankees 6 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 2

Published 08/31 2011 11:57PM

Updated 09/01 2011 12:04AM

The IronPigs fell on Wednesday night as they once again struggled at the plate for the fourth-straight game. In 37 innings over their past four games, the IronPigs have scored just three runs. Fortunately for the IronPigs, the Pawtucket Red Sox lost their second-straight to Rochester by a score of 4-2, preserving the two-game deficit that the IronPigs were facing going into Wednesday night's action.

The Yankees got rolling against IronPigs starter Dave Bush in the third inning, as Gustavo Molina led off the inning with a solo home run to left field to put the Yankees on the board. Doug Bernier then drew a walk, and then stole base prior to Chris Dickerson also drawing a walk from Bush. With two on, Mike Lamb struck an RBI single to drive in Bernier and make it a 2-0 game. Brandon Laird then struck his own RBI single for the third run of the inning.

The Yankees put up another pair in the sixth, as Jordan Parraz hit a two-run shot out to the lawn in center field to make it 5-0. Bush would finish out the sixth before his night was over, having given up give earned runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

The Yankees tacked on one more run in the seventh, as Brandon Laird struck an RBI single with runners on the corners off of Ryan Feierabend to score Kevin Russo.

The IronPigs showed their first sign of life this week in the bottom of the seventh, as they scored a run on a wild pitch from D.J. Mitchell coupled with a throwing error by Gustavo Molina from the plate. Rich Thompson drove in another run on an RBU groundout with Josh Barfield at third base, but that would be it for the IronPigs.

The IronPigs threatened against as they loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but it would be for naught as Brandon Moss went down swinging for the final out of the game.

The IronPigs did not lose any ground in the IL North as Pawtucket fell 4-2 in Rochester, however they lost half a game in the Wild Card standings as Gwinnett split a double-header in Norfolk. The IronPigs have Thursday off before embarking on the final series of the regular season at Coca-Cola Park against the Bisons on Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

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