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Erik Kratz

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  • Utley feels "good on a daily basis"

     
    Chase Utley still has a long road in front of him, but he's taking a big step forward. The Phillies second baseman, who missed most of spring training and has been on the disabled list all season, is heading to......
  • SUOMI DAY-TO-DAY WITH HIP FLEXOR, MORE NOTES ...

     
    Ryne Sandberg was without one of his hottest hitters Sunday, and maybe for a couple more days as well. John Suomi, who has hit safely in his last eight starts (17-of-31, .548) with a .935 slugging percentage, sat out the game with what the IronPigs...
  • MARTINEZ TO MAKE IRONPIGS DEBUT ...

     
    Newly arrived Michael Martinez is in Ryne Sandberg's line-up tonight, hitting second and playing third base. Martinez, who spent all of last season with the Phillies after taken from Washington in the 2010 Rule 5 draft, suffered a fractured foot in spring...
  • CLOYD ONLY IRONPIG AMONG FANS CHOICES SO FAR FOR ALL-STAR GAME ...

     
    Tyler Cloyd is the only IronPig among the fans choices so far for the squad that will represent the International League in the Triple-A all-star gmae next month at Buffalo. Cloyd is running second among starting pitchers to Buffalo's Harvey. An IronPig...
  • Worley gets report from Dr. Andrews; Roster move with Rollins on paternity leave

     
    Vance Worley was able to breathe a little easier Monday night. After seeing orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., Monday afternoon, Worley received the same diagnosis that he got from the first doctor he’d seen. “...
  • BUSH WELL-RESTED FOR TODAY'S START ... KRATZ PROMOTED WHEN ROLLINS GOES ON PATERNITY LEAVE

     
    At least one IronPig is well=rested for Tuesday's 10:35 a.m. Education Day game against Louisville. Starting pitcher Dave Bush headed home at 8 p.m. Monday, missing the bulk of the 13-inning, 4 1/2-hour-plus marathon won by the IronPigs 7-6 on Andres...
  • Another 'Pig gets the call; Manuel not talking about Pence; Bullpen comes through

     
    A shaky bullpen, which has been the focus the last three days, pitched three scoreless innings Friday. Antonio Bastardo faced the minimum in two innings and struck out three. Although he walked the first batter he face, he got a......
  • IRONPIGS LOSING THREE? THAT'S WHAT SCHWIMER SAYS ...

     
    If Michael Schwimer's tweet is correct, the IronPigs are losing Jake Diekman, Raul Valdez and Hector Luna. Schwimer tweeted 'congrats to diekman, valdes and luna for being called up' after the IronPigs 5-1 win at Indianapolis Thursday afternoon. All the...
  • Two Phillies players to attend winter banquet at Sands Bethlehem

     
    Two Phillies who many of you grew attached to last year, especially in the second half of the season, will be the guests of honor at the Phillies Winter Banquet in Bethlehem in January. Catcher Erik Kratz and infielder Kevin......
  • A few thoughts after a night in Philly and a Phillies win

     
    Was in pinch-hit mode for Mandy Housenick tonight in Philly, and all things considered, this was a pretty good one to see. First of all, this one lasted just two hours and 16 minutes. You don't get many games moving along that fast anymore. Many nights...
  • Phillies Garage Sale

     
    Today is supposed to feature a new "What Is It?" but the Phillies shakeup -- which also affected the IronPigs in a big way -- is so fresh that I decided to go with that instead. I'll post "What Is......
  • Pierre had some extra inspiration Sunday

     
    When Juan Pierre realized he had legged out an infield single that gave the Phillies a walk-off 8-7 win in the 11th inning at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, he ran around shallow right field and then jump into Jeremy......