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IronPigs' playoff opener postponed Wednesday

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Tonight’s opening game of the International League Divisional Playoffs between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (80-62) and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (86-55) has been postponed due to rain. As a result, the two teams will now play Game One on Thursday and Game Two on Friday at Coca-Cola Park. Both games are scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. starting time and are presented by Provident Bank.

Tickets for Game A will now be valid for Game 1 on Thursday, while Tickets for Game B will now be valid for Game 2 on Friday. Due to the abrupt change in schedule (compliments of Mother Nature), fans are welcome to exchange playoff tickets in person at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours, subject to availability, for the date of their choice.

The East Gate will open on Thursday at 5 p.m. for Happy Hour, featuring $1 hot dogs and $2 domestic draft beers from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. In addition, the first 5,000 fans will receive Rally Towels courtesy of Service Electric.

On Friday, gates will open at the normal time of 5:45 p.m. Fans will be treated to a playoff edition of Friday Night Fireworks.

After taking the 2017 IronRail Series from the RailRiders with an 11-7 advantage, the two North Division rivals will now battle in the first round of the playoffs for the second-consecutive year.

The IronPigs won their final six games of the regular season to clinch the final playoff spot. After trailing Rochester by 4.0 games on Aug. 23, Lehigh Valley finished with a 9-3 record to secure the Wild Card.

As the Wild Card winner, the Pigs will host the North Division champion RailRiders in the first two games of a best-of-five series that now begins Thursday, Sept. 7, at Coca-Cola Park.

Single-game playoff tickets and playoff packs  are on sale now by clicking here, by calling 610-841-PIGS (7447) or in-person at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Groups interesting in booking hospitality areas for playoff games are encouraged to call 610-841-PIGS (7447) to inquire about availability.

The revised Pigs home playoff games are listed below:

Round One: IL Divisional Series

Home Game 1:  Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:05 p.m.

Rally Towels to the first 5,000 fans courtesy of Service Electric, also Happy Hour Thursday with $1 hot dogs and drink specials from 5-7pm

Home Game 2:  Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:05 p.m.

Playoff Edition of Friday Night Fireworks

Round Two: IL Championship Series (Governors’ Cup) – should the Pigs win the Division Series:

Home Game 3:         Thursday, Sept 14, at 7:05pm

Home Game 4:         Friday, Sept 15, at 7:05pm

Home Game 5:         Saturday, Sept 16, at 6:35p

Information courtesy of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.


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