R-Phils Face IronPigs Tonight…

Baseball is back and tonight, the R-Phils will face the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the fourth edition of the 222 Showcase at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

All R-Phils fans can tune in to ESPN Radio 1240 AM WIOV for all the action all season, including tonight’s exciting exhibition game. Join R-Phils play-by-play broadcaster Brian Seltzer, who will have the call beginning at 6:05 p.m. for the R-Phils pre-game show. First-pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.

RHP J.C. Ramirez will get the start for Reading in tonight’s matchup. Ramirez, a native of Managua, Nicaragua, posted a 3-4 mark with with a 5.45 ERA in 13 starts for the R-Phils a season ago. The 22-year-old began the 2010 campaign with Clearwater (A+) and went 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA over 11 starts.

RHP Brian Bass will toe the rubber for the IronPigs in tonight’s exhibition. Bass, 29, spent 2010 with Indianapolis (AAA) and posted a 4-4 mark with a 3.26 ERA over 41 games (one start). The Pinehurst, NC native appeared in four games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season and went 0-0 with a 12.27 ERA.

Make sure to check back here all evening for all the latest news and notes. I’ll be in the IronPigs press box with live updates throughout the entire game. Follow me on twitter for all the up-to-the-minute scores and highlights all evening.

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