Harper has UCL tear in elbow

Bryce Harper won’t be returning to the outfield any time soon. After Thursday night’s game, the Phillies announced that their right fielder has a small tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, which means that he will not be allowed to throw for at least a month, but he can continue to serve as the team’s […]

Hennigan is hitting his stride

This season brought left-hander Jonathan Hennigan to Triple-A for the first time in his career. In each of his first two outings, the 27-year old struggled, allowing four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings, resulting in a 21.60 ERA. A main issue was control as Hennigan walked four with no strikeouts. Since then, Hennigan has […]

Lehigh Valley brings back a baseball classic

Pitchers didn’t always walk in from the bullpen. At one point or another, most teams had a bullpen car of some type. The 1950 Cleveland Indians used a literal car to transport relievers onto the field namely because Municipal Stadium in Cleveland was so large. A year later, the White Sox took the idea a […]

Minor League Wrap-up, ver 5.7

The Phillies and Jersey Shore BlueClaws were both rained out Friday night, but Lehigh Valley and Reading were on the road and the weather was fine in Florida for the Threshers game in Dunedin. The results all turned out pretty well, too with the teams going 3-0 against their respective opponents. The Phillies will make […]

IMPLOSION!

In the biggest implosion in Philadelphia since Veterans Stadium fell in 62-seconds in 2004, the Phillies imploded against the rival New York Mets, who scored seven ninth inning runs to down the Phillies 8-7, handing them their fourth straight loss and dropping them to fifth place in the NL East, a full seven games behind […]

Hall, Painter and Phelan honored as Minor League Players of the Month

The Phillies made their selections for their Minor League Players of the Month for the month of April, honoring two young players for their offense and pitching and another for their courage and perserverance in the face of tough battles. Hitter of the Month Lehigh Valley IronPigs first baseman Darick Hall was the easy choice. […]

Wheeler good, offense bad in Phils’ loss

After some early season concerns about Zack Wheeler‘s velocity, the veteran right-hander has shown himself to be completely healthy and ready to put up big numbers once again. Much like his rotation mate, Aaron Nola, Wheeler has gotten no support from the offense. The Phillies and Rangers went to extra innings locked in a scoreless […]

Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 5.4

Time for a stroll through the Phillies minor league system for a look at Wednesday’s games, stats and notes. From a morning game in Jersey Shore to a rainout for Reading and games for Lehigh Valley and Clearwater, there is plenty to discuss. R H E Lehigh Valley 3 5 0 Syracuse 5 8 0 […]

Rangers beat Ranger; Plus, Minor League news

Ranger Suarez made his fifth start of the season Tuesday night facing the team that is his namesake. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as well as he would have liked and between a tough outing and some shaky defense behind him, the result was a 6-4 loss. R H E Texas 6 9 0 Philadelphia 4 […]