Wrong answer, Bryce

When asked about the current state of the Phillies, Bryce Harper’s answer surely wasn’t inspirational.

Bruce activated from the IL, Haseley optioned to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies activated outfielder Jay Bruce from the IL Thursday and didn’t waste any time getting him into the lineup, inserting him in left field and batting fifth in the lineup. Bruce missed three weeks with a strained right oblique. To clear a spot on the 25-man roster, Adam Haseley was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh […]

Labrum tear ends Walding’s season early

Mitch Walding has been held out of games since July 30th with a sore shoulder. On Wednesday he was diagnosed with a labrum tear in his shoulder which will end his season prematurely. Over the weekend, Walding had been designated for assignment and cleared waivers in a move that took him off of the 40-man […]

Fightins get homer happy in win over Altoona

For the second time on their most impressive homestand of the season, the Reading Fightin Phils won in their final at-bat. In Sunday’s series finale against the Curve, Phillies top prospect Alec Bohm hit a two-run bullet over the center field wall that gave the R-Phils a 9-7 win in 10 innings. Fast forward a few nights, […]

Remembering the Hoskins/Cozens debate

It was the summer of 2016 and fans of the rebuilding Phillies looked to Double-A Reading for promise of the future as two young sluggers pounded opposing pitchers, literally left and right. The right-handed hitting Rhys Hoskins and left-handed hitting Dylan Cozens were putting on a show, combining for 78 home runs and 241 runs […]

Franco: “That’s baseball”

Maikel Franco reported to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Wednesday afternoon after being optioned out by the Phillies on Sunday. As rain poured down on the field, Franco stood in a hallway leading to the dugout speaking with reporters about a season that started with promise and wound up with him back at Triple-A. “I feel […]

Asheville jumps on Lakewood early for 13-6 win

Asheville scored eight runs in the first inning and cruised to a 13-6 win over the BlueClaws on Sunday at McCormick Field. Lakewood (18-23/47-64) falls to 2-3 on their seven-game trip while the Tourists 24-19/53-60) won the second game of the series after the BlueClaws won the opener on Saturday. The Tourists scored eight times […]

Former Phillie Kratz bombs Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs led the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders after the first inning, but saw the lead go away as the game went on.  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley 12-5 and sent the Pigs home losing two out of three games. Deivy Grullon hit a three-run home run off Jonathan Loaisiga in the top of the first inning to give […]

Phillies option Franco to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies surprised fans on Sunday when they announced that they were optioning third baseman Maikel Franco to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Brad Miller, who was activated from the IL. At the same time, Scott Kingery, who has been somewhat of a super utility player for the team, was given the third […]

Pair of Matos homers leads ‘Claws to 10-6 win

Malvin Matos hit two home runs and drove in five as the BlueClaws topped Asheville 10-6 on Saturday night at McCormick Field. The BlueClaws (18-22/47-63) have now won eight of their last 11 games while Asheville’s (23-19/52-60) four-game winning streak was snapped. Matos’ two-home run game was the second of the season by the BlueClaws, after Cole […]