Found April 22, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
The big league team isn’t the only one worthy of focus here on With plenty of stuff going on throughout the Phillies’ developmental ranks, we’ll bring a weekly glance at all the things of importance related to the organization’s farm clubs. Welcome to the first edition of our weekly minor league roundup.-Right from the top we take it to Allentown, where theTriple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs sport a 7-0 record at home and are holding down second place in the International League’s North division, 1/2 game behind the Pawtucket Red Sox.36-year-old starting pitcher Scott Elarton has been a shining star for the ‘Pigs, as he has posted a 1-0 record with a 0.56 ERA while holding opponents to a .217 batting average over his first 3 starts this season.Domonic Brown has put together 4 multi-hit games is his last 7 played. Overall, the highly rated prospect has posted a .264 batting average with 4 doubles a triple and 8 RBI in 14 games.First baseman Cody Overbeck has bee...

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(Yahoo Sports)Hunter Pence is getting a break tonight, but it’s not just for a breather in the midst of his 0-for-15 slump. Pence is dealing with a shoulder injury, according to Charlie Manuel (thanks to Matt Gelb and the beat reporters).If you remember, Pence slammed into the wall at AT&T Park in San Francisco last week, jarring the shoulder. So far, nothing concrete has been...

De Fratus Checks In: Rehab Games, Struggling Offense & More

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Phillies' Manuel: 'It's been a while since we've played this bad'

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel hasn't been too pleased with what he's seen on the field - and for good reason. "It's been a while since we've played this bad," Manuel said of the five-time reigning National League East champion Phillies. "I look at it like this is a test. We've got to stay with it and we've got to come and get...

Good News / Bad News - Sunday Edition

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Injuries & Bad Offense Sinking the Phillies

A little help here, please? Anybody? It may still be early in the season, but the Phillies ship is sinking fast. Is 15 games into the season a bit too early to begin yelling, “Mayday! “? Maybe not… With a 7-8 record, the Phillies are barely staying afloat in the NL East where they are tied for last place with the Marlins. Last nights’ awful 5-1 loss to the Padres combined...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 14

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Phillies No Longer Perfect with Halladay

The Philadelphia Phillies were doing their best impression of the awful 1972 club in the first weeks of the year. Of course, Phillies fans like myself aren’t that delusional to think they’ve become that bad. Yet that 1972 Philadelphia team won 27 games with Steve Carlton and only 32 with everyone else on the mound – while in the opening weeks of this season, the 2012 Phillies...

Phillies place LHP Lee on 15-day DL

The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain on Saturday.Lee was injured while delivering a pitch in the 10th inning of the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.The lefty is 0-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three starts this season.Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start in place of Lee Monday...

Cole Hamels can suck it

"Why would I want to go where fans only support you from the third inning through the sixth?"- Cole Hamels, Padres fan?Reference articles:Hamels counts himself among alienated Padres fans - San Diego Union-TribuneCole Hamels, Padres fan - Inside the PadresSo, let's get this straight.  Cole Hamels made some comments in the offseason about Padres fans and possibly coming...

Phillies 4, Padres 1

Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning to back Cole Hamels, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Friday night for their 13th straight victory at Petco Park. Hamels (2-1) improved to 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 12 career starts against his hometown Padres. In his last four starts against San Diego, he's 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA. Shane...

Gameday: Philadelphia Phillies (7-7) vs. San Diego Padres (3-12)

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