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Adam Morgan had a fine Triple-A debut for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight. Photo by: Jay Floyd.
Location: Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
Opponent: Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, Washington Nationals)
Conditions: 6:35 PM start – 46 degrees, 6 MPH wind blowing across field
Final Line: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. 85 pitches, 60 strikes.
Who is he? Adam Morgan is 23 year old lefty who is pitching in just his second season of Minor League baseball. He has rapidly ascended prospect ranks after posting a 3.29 ERA and 140 Ks in 123 IP for Clearwater and a 3.53 ERA and 29 Ks in 35.2 IP for Reading in 2012. Keith Law ranked Morgan ahead of Jesse Biddle, the consensus top Phillies prospect, in his most recent rankings.
Stuff: Adam Morgan challenged hitters throughout the night with three pitches: fastball, change-up, and a slider. He threw the fastball in the early innings at 88-89 and worked righties at the hands and knees. The fastball reached 92 MPH in the second ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Frandsen the hero? Indeed. The Phillies got a huge ninth inning hit from Kevin Frandsen to beat the Royals, 4-3.
FRANDSEN WINS IT!
-With the bases loaded in the ninth, following ugly strikeouts from Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr., Kevin Frandsen unloaded them with a double to the wall, giving the Phillies their first home win of the season. Frandsen didn’t do too much...
The Philadelphia Phillies mascot, known as the Philly Phanatic, was dancing with a group of Elvis Presley impersonators during Friday's home opener at Citizens Bank Park.
The Elvis impersonators were likely there to promote the upcoming Philadelphia Elvis Fest on the weekend of April 12-14.
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Just when you thought that Philly sports were going to lead us all to the drink, the Phillies come through with a nostalgic win. Nostalgic referring to roughly five years ago. Kevin “Still Needs a Nickname” Frandsen came up in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs, but forwent the full count of childhood-backyard-dreams, to served a ball into the right field...
Frandsen clears bases in walk-off win
The true blue Phillies fan, yawned through 8 innings last night, if you stuck around you were rewarded with a 9th inning comeback. The big hit supplied by pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen cleared the bases giving the Phillies their second win of the season. What we learned from last night and the truth told in the 9th.
Truth> The bases were...
The Philadelphia Phillies will try to forget about yesterday’s disaster and win behind John Lannon who is making his first start for the team. Phillies fans know that you can’t win a division in April but you certainly can lose one. In a very competitive National League East, the Phillies do not want to get behind early.
Here is tonight’s lineup against the Kansas City Royals:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kevin Frandsen rounded first after his big hit, looked up to see all the runners circling the bases and prepared himself for a celebration.Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth off closer Greg Holland to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd in Philadelphia...
Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
James Shields (0-1, 1.50) vs. Cole Hamels (0-1, 9.00)
Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 66
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Cole Hamels will try to rebound after a poor outing in Atlanta. Hamels will be opposed by the Royals’ ace, James Shields.
Gameday Beer: Troeg’s Nugget Nectar, suggested...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season.
WP: Terry Mulholland
LP: Doug Drabek
Terry Mulholland opened the 1993 season with a gem in the Astrodome before 44,560 fans. The Phillies...
Now this is useful blogging.
In anticipation of the Phils home opener, Kyle Scott from Crossing Broad tags along with a Phillies fan who’s main concern at CBP isn’t baseball, it’s beer. Kyle’s video gives an inside peek at the labor intensive job of drinking and documenting every beer (which isn’t Bud or Bud Light) offered, inside the park.
After the jump, Kyle offers...
Macho Row Phlashback is a series that takes a look back at some of the great moments in Philadelphia Phillies history. This particular series looks back at the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Kansas City Royals.
How They Got Here
To this day the 1980 National League Championship Series is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, playoff series in baseball...