Kingery’s return came sooner than thought

Man, the Phillies could sure use the 2019 version of Scott Kingery right about now. With Jean Segura on the IL for 10 to 12 weeks with a fractured finger that required surgery and a resurgent Nick Maton also landing on the IL with a shoulder sprain suffered while making a diving defensive play, the […]

Phils acquire LH starter from Giants organization

In a minor league trade, the Phillies have added a left-hander to their starting rotation at Lehigh Valley. The Phillies sent IronPigs catcher Austin Wynns to San Francisco for Michael Plassmeyer, a 25-year old lefty who was initially drafted by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2018 Draft. Though just drafted in 2018, Plassmeyer […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hall repeats as Player of the Week

Darick Hall is certifiably hot and the International League has taken notice. The IronPigs first baseman won his second straight Player of the Week award for the week ending May 1. For the week, Hall hit .360 (9-for-25) with an on-base percentage of .429 and a slugging percentage of 1.040 in six games with Lehigh […]