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It’s another weekly rundown of the Phillies’ minor leagues. Take a look at details on some recent noteworthy performers…
Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs-
David Buchanan, image- Jay Floyd
Right-hander David Buchanan got the call up on Sunday, and notched a win, throwing seven innings and allowing just two runs while striking out four and walking one. Buchanan, the Phillies’ 7th round draft pick in 2010 out of Georgia State University, posted a 6-11 record along with a 4.82 ERA in 22 starts with Double-A Reading this year. According to Reading coach Dave Lundquist, the initial plan was to have the 24-year-old make one start with the ‘Pigs, then return to Reading for his next start, but things can always change.
Tyler Henson, promoted from Reading when Cody Asche got the call to the big leagues, launched four home runs in his first four games with the IronPigs, after recording just four round trippers in 80 Double-A games this season. Henson has a .368 average in six games with L...
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As you all know, Phillies left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo accepted a 50-game suspension today for his involvement with Biogenesis, a sports nutrition firm now known for producing and selling banned substances to Major League Baseball players. The series of suspensions are unprecedented: players were confronted with overwhelming evidence and accepted suspensions instead of being...
This weekend I chatted with Reading manager Dusty Wathan about the recent output of star prospect Jesse Biddle as well as changes of roles for hurlers Austin Wright and Brody Colvin. Additionally, I spoke with Wright, the Phillies’ 8th round draft selection out of the University of Mississippi in 2011, about his move to the bullpen after steadily being a starter throughout his...
Dave Lundquist and Jesse Biddle, Image- Jay Floyd
Over the weekend, I spoke with Double-A Reading Fightin Phillies pitching coach Dave Lundquist. A former big leaguer with the White Sox and Padres, “Lundy” has been coaching in the Phils system since 2008. The 40-year-old spoke openly about nearly his entire pitching staff including Jesse Biddle, David Buchanan, Mike Nesseth,...
Oh what could have been.
Dan Meyer, like many former and current baseball players, took to Twitter to voice his opinions and frustrations regarding the suspensions stemming from the Biogenesis PED scandal. While many players went for the somber and cynical approach, Meyer decided to take this time of reflection and penance to get in bitter jab at one former teammate. Antonio Bastardo...
Let’s face it, the Fightins aren’t exactly clicking on all cylinders and trade deadline came and went. If you could blow up the team and build one from scratch who would you take?
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^Darin Ruf, probably wondering if someone will drive him in Cliff Lee didn't have his best stuff Sunday night, and the Phillies' bats were stagnant yet again in a 4-1 loss to the Braves. Lee (10- 5) was in trouble early against the Braves, who had taken the first two...
The Philadelphia Phillies just held their Alumni Weekend and much of it was spent talking about Darren Daulton and his battle with cancer. We also found out this weekend he’s not the only member of the 1993 Phillies suffering from cancer. Todd Pratt told CSN Philly that he’s been battling cancer himself for about a year now.
Pratt told Comcast SportsNet’s Leslie Gudel he...
After yesterday's reports that Phillies' reliever Antonio Bastardo had been handed and accepted a 50-game suspension due to his activitiy related to the Biogenesis scandal, the Phillies need a replacement. This afternoon, the Phillies selected the contract of 29-year-old, left-handed pitcher Cesar Jimenez. Jimenez, who is 4-2 with a 3.12...
Dom Brown, Image- Joe Wombough
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown laced three hits including a home run while driving in two runs in a rehab outing for Class A Lakewood on Monday night in Hagerstown.
Brown, who has been sidelined since July 23rd with a concussion, joined the BlueClaws and played all nine innings as the club’s left fielder, getting five at bats.
Following his first...
The big names we knew; Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz. But now, we’re finding out some of the other names, which includes a Philadelphia Phillie.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Antonio Bastardo will serve a 50-game suspension as part of his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. The 27-year-old lefty was having a solid season, sporting a 2.27 ERA in 48...
Philadelphia Phillies (50-59) vs Atlanta Braves (65-45)
Cliff Lee (10-4, 3.05 ERA) vs Alex Wood (1-2, 3.52 ERA)
Time: 8:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 80, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
After losing 5-3 on Friday, the Phillies will look to salvage a game in their three game series against the Braves on Sunday night. With last night’s loss, the Phillies...
Off days are becoming more and more enjoyable when you talk about the Phillies. After getting swept by the Braves this past weekend the Phillies keep sinking deeper and deeper into the cellar. 11 games under .500 and God only knows how far back in the division they are, they...
Alumni Weekend for the Phillies is something for fans to look forward to each year. Players of the past come back to be celebrated and adored once again. This year, Brad Lidge retired as a Phillie; Curt Schilling was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame; and the 1993 NL Championship team was honored on their 20-year anniversary.
The following is a photo diary of Sunday’s...
A frequent word of encouragement that we’ve all heard over the years is this, “It could be worse.” Well, right now, for the Philadelphia Phillies, it cannot get much worse. The Phillies are a horrid 2-12 since resuming play after the All-Star break. They started with a bang, taking down the New York Mets 13-8. […]
The Phillies limped into Saturday afternoon seeking their third win since the All-Star break. That’s not a typo; they’ve won only two games since the midsummer classic. John Lannan started for the Phils today, bringing his 6-1 career record against the Atlanta Braves to the hill. He was opposed by Braves starter Brandon Beachy. The […]