Offense doesn’t disappoint in Opening Day win

The Phanatic may have done a face plant while parachuting into Citizens Bank Park, but the Phillies offense did everything but fall flat in a 9-5 win over the team that formerly called the City of Brotherly Love home. R H E Oakland 5 6 1 Philadelphia 9 11 2 OFFENSE: Kyle Schwarber didn’t take […]

Minor League Wrap-Up – ver. 4.08

It was opening night for Reading, Jersey Shore and Clearwater. In Triple-A, Lehigh Valley lost for the first time this season, falling to the Columbus Clippers (Guardians) 4-3. Here is a look at who did what around the Phillies minor league system on Friday. R H E Columbus 4 5 0 Lehigh Valley 3 8 […]

‘Pigs aggressive offense looking good

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs used small ball and aggressive baserunning to take game two of their season opening six-game series against the Columbus Clippers. The offense continued to hit, while the bullpen gave the team five strong innings in relief of Michael Mariot, who made his first start as an IronPig. R H E Columbus […]

‘Pigs win opener over Columbus

The 14th season of Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball kicked off Tuesday night with the ‘Pigs picking up a 7-3 win over the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. The win was the first for new manager Anthony Contreras in his debut at the Triple-A level. R H E Columbus 3 9 2 […]

Phils batters get hits, pitchers don’t allow them in win

This Phillies lineup is built to put on some impressive power shows this summer and the long balls continued to fly Monday in Clearwater. Meanwhile, six pitchers held Baltimore – admittedly not a strong lineup – to just two hits and didn’t walk a batter as the Phillies beat the Orioles 7-1. R H E […]

Stott continues to make his case

The Phillies made it clear after last season that Didi Gregorius has a loose grip on his job as their starting shortstop. Top prospect Bryson Stott is the heir apparent and isn’t going quietly. On the spring, Stott is now hitting .400 (4-for-10) after putting up impressive minor league numbers last season. It wouldn’t hurt […]

Homers hurt Nola; Hoskins, Moniak hit their first

A lot happened for a game that was shortened to five innings because of rain in Bradenton, Fla. The Phillies and Pirates played to a 3-3 tie, with five of the six runs scoring on home runs. Aaron Nola (0-0, 7.20) gave up two solo home runs and the Phillies got a two-run shot from […]

Schwarber makes his debut

Once his signing was made official, it didn’t take long for Kyle Schwarber to get into the Phillies lineup. In Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi didn’t make Phillies fans wait long to see him at the plate as he put him in the leadoff spot in the order. The new Phillies […]

Gibson sharp in spring debut

Kyle Gibson is coming into his first full season with the Phillies and looking to improve on the showing that he had with the team in the second half of last season. Gibson was two different pitchers between his time with Texas and his time with Philadelphia, posting a 6-3, 2.97 mark with the Rangers […]

Nola’s outing marked by strikeouts, homeruns

PITCHING: Aaron Nola made his spring training debut Saturday afternoon in Clearwater, going two innings and striking out five. The down side was that he also allowed two solo home runs, one by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the other by Orelvis Martinez, one of the Blue Jays top prospects… On the day, the Phillies pitchers […]