Stott sent to Lehigh Valley; Quinn returns to majors

Citing a need to play everyday, the Phillies optioned top prospect Bryson Stott to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Monday. Initially, Stott was slotted into third base against right-handed hitters, but with Alec Bohm returning to the offensive form that he had shown at the position in 2020 and Johan Camargo emerging as a super-utility player, the […]

Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 4.19

Odubel Herrera continued his rehab assignment by moving from Clearwater up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He started the game in center field and played all nine innings in the IronPigs 6-1 win over Rochester. R H E Rochester 1 4 1 Lehigh Valley 6 6 1 OFFENSE: On a cold, windy night in the Lehigh […]

Wheeler, offense go flat in Phils latest loss

Perhaps there should be some concern about Zack Wheeler. His velocity was about three or four miles per hour off of where it normally is and his pitches seemed to flatten out as the Marlins collected seven earned runs against him in just three innings Sunday in an 11-3 romp. The win means the Marlins […]

That’s more like it; Phils hook Marlins 10-3

It was a nice night for bouncing back. Alec Bohm continued his return with a big night, Matt Vierling slung in a couple more hits after an early season slide, and Ranger Suarez shook off a rough first outing to give the Phillies a strong – and much needed – solid start. From start to […]

Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 4.16

How does a pitcher strike out the side on eight pitches? It happened in the IronPigs game in Worcester on Saturday and unfortunately, it wasn’t a Lehigh Valley pitcher who accomplished the feat. Darwinzon Hernandez struck out Austin Wynns courtesy of a pitch clock violation on Wynns for an automatic strike and it came on […]

Phils fall to Miami, lose fourth straight game

Remember the enthusiasm that surrounded the Phillies coming into the season and after they started the season 2-0? Hopefully, you can hold on to that feeling because for now, the Phillies have lost that feeling as they dropped their second straight game to the Marlins, giving them four straight losses and a 3-5 record. R […]

Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 4.15

On the day when Minor League Baseball began enforcement of new rules at various levels, the Phillies farm system saw some ups and downs. Plus, Odubel Herrera‘s rehab assignment continued with the Threshers and Roman Quinn continues to look for a center field job as a member of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Game One R […]

Enforcement of new, expanded MiLB rules is underway

The well publicized use of the minors to test out potential rule and technology changes for baseball has been in place for a while now, but official enforcement begins today. Teams were given the first ten days – nine games – to adjust to the rules until they would really be enforced at various levels […]

New philosophy taking shape in Phils farm system – part two

In part one of the series, we looked at the more subtle off the field changes that the Phillies new farm director, Preston Mattingly, has made in the minor league system. In this part, we take a look at the things you will see on the field, throughout every level of the minors. At Lehigh […]

New philosophy taking shape in Phils farm system – part one

When Preston Mattingly was hired away from the San Diego Padres to be the Phillies director of minor league operations, he came in with a new approach that had not been seen in the organization. Now that the minor league season is underway, fans can see some of the changes on the field, while others […]