Posted June 26, 2013 on
The Phillies have replenished their bullpen with relievers from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, leaving the IronPigs looking for arms. Veteran Mike MacDougal will fill a spot with Lehigh Valley and add insurance for the big league club.

Could the Phillies Trade Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Michael Young to the Yankees?

We can fully expect the Phillies to be in the middle of Major League Baseball trade talk between now and the July 31 deadline. As the team continues to remain below the .500 mark, with no real sign of improvement, the team may have to make some tough decisions. And...

Biddle and Franco Represent Philadelphia Phillies in Futures

Over the past month, Philadelphia Phillies fans have had no choice but to ponder what the future holds for the ballclub.  As trade speculations surround a number of players including Cliff Lee, Jonathon Papelbon, and Carlos Ruiz, it’s uncertain as to who will be wearing red pinstripes heading into the dog days of summer. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said on numerous occasions...

Minor league team offers free funeral

For the big prize in an off-the-wall "Celebration of Life" promotion, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will award one lucky fan with an all-expenses paid funeral.

Biddle, Franco To Represent Phils in Futures Game

Franco’s, seen here in 2012, 2013 performance has put him in the MLB Futures Game. Photo by Jay Floyd Lefty Jesse Biddle and third baseman Maikel Franco have been selected to play in the 15th Annual MLB Futures Game at Citi Field on Sunday, July 14. Biddle with pitch for the US squad while Franco will represent the World team. Biddle, 21, has a 3.29 ERA in 14 starts, with a 1.197...

Roy Halladay feels good so far after light tossing

Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Roy Halladay, who has been on the disabled list since May 6 and had shoulder surgery on May 15, has been light tossing and feeling good so far. As reported by Todd Zolecki at, "The Phillies are hopeful Halladay, who will see a doctor again on Thursday, will pitch again before the end of the season, although a potential return...

Phillies Win Despite Hamels’ Struggles

This has been an awful year for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. Predicted by many to be a Cy Young candidate this year, Hamels has gone in the exact opposite direction. After last night’s game, Hamels has a 2-11 record with a dismal 4.58 ERA. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 6 innings; luckily, the rest of the team picked him up in a 13-inning 7-5 win. The Padres are a mediocre team...

Phillies Get Papelbombed for Fourth Time in a Week

Prior to this past week, Jonathan Papelbon had converted all 13 of his save opportunities. But last night against the Padres, he dropped another bomb on the Phillies; it was his 4th blown save in his last 5 attempts. Red alert! The Phillies have been Papelbombed! Worse than that, starting pitcher Cliff Lee took a 3-0 lead into the 9th inning before the bomb dropped. After putting...

Papelbon's Excuse- "Sh*t Happens"

*Mike Adams is likely done for the year with 3 tears in his right shoulder.  His 2 YR/$12M contract looks like a sunk cost now.  What does Amaro do right anymore?*Amaro doesn't know if the Phils with call up Zambrano or not because "he's been inconsistent".  Well, Lannan has been consistent...consistently bad.  Yet he's allowed to continue floundering in...

Lehigh Valley IronPigs AAA baseball team gives away free funeral

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the AAA baseball team for the Philadelphia Phillies.  They’re hosting a “Celebration of Life” Night and will give one lucky person to live and die with their team.  Big League Stew sheds some light on what this exactly means: Well, the IronPigs will give their fans the opportunity to write a 200-word essay on what his or her ideal funeral would...

Gameday: Phillies (36-41) vs Padres (39-38)

Philadelphia Phillies (36-41) vs. San Diego Padres (39-38) Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.56) vs. Jason Marquis (9-2, 3.59) TIME: 10:10 ET, Petco Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 70, mostly sunny Media: Facebook and Twitter Can the Phillies find a new way to lose tonight? After a gem from Cliff Lee through the first eight, they once again blew it in the ninth last night in the opener...

Phillies 6, Padres 2

Domonic Brown hit his 20th home run and tied a career high with four RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Tuesday night. Kyle Kendrick (7-4) went eight innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks to pick up the victory. Jason Marquis (9-3), who had won eight straight decisions over his last 11 starts, went 4 1-3 innings,...

Phillies rumors: Tigers, Red Sox interested in Jonathan Papelbon

The trade rumors are flying in and fast. First we heard about Ricky Nolasco, then we heard about Matt Garza. Now it's Jonathan Papelbon's turn to be involved in the rumors. The Phillies are in talks with the Red Sox and Tigers about a potential deal surrounding Jonathan Papelbon, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. Papelbon has struggled recently as he has blown...

Notes From The Phillies’ 6-2 Win Over San Diego

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How Shelby Miller Resembles the Model Starting Pitcher

I don’t know if you can really understand until he’s yours. You might’ve forgotten, but Cliff Lee pitched for the Mariners once, and while I knew Lee was an ace starter beforehand, it wasn’t until I watched him every five days that I really “got” it. Lee was perfect. He wasn’t and isn’t the best starting pitcher in the world, but he’s close, and he does everything...

About Last Night: I went to bed just before the implosion in San Diego

Cliff Lee was masterful last night in San Diego. Chase Utley hit a home run, Dom Brown flashed some leather in left field and the San Diego Padres looked to be no problem for the Phillies on the start of a ten game west coast swing. With the Phillies up 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth and it already half past midnight I was growing so tired that I just could not manage to fight...
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