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  • Bullpen making strides, showing promise for 2014

    PHILADELPHIA — I've heard the Phillies bullpen called many things this season, none of which were pleasant. Most, in fact, weren't even printable. For the first five months of the year, many of those descriptions seemed justified. You didn't have...
  • Koehler relieved after being struck by liner

    Koehler relieved after being struck by liner
    Tom Koehler felt fortunate to avoid injury when a line drive back to the mound Friday drilled him in the back beneath the right shoulder blade. The Marlins right-hander went on to complete six innings, matching his career high, in a no-decision...
  • Kiss Cam moment goes from bad to worse for couple

    Kiss Cam moment goes from bad to worse for couple
    Your browser does not support iframes.   The Kiss Cam moments at stadiums and arenas often make for good entertainment, but during a minor league baseball game in Fresno last week something went wrong for one couple. Sometimes when the camera pans...
  • Your Morning Phil: Sanchez, Porcello, Dickey

    Your Morning Phil: Sanchez, Porcello, Dickey
    Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size: 1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
  • Blue Jays snap Royals' winning streak

    Blue Jays snap Royals' winning streak
    The Blue Jays' Jose Reyes drove in a pair of runs before getting carted off in the sixth inning with a sprained left ankle, and Toronto beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Friday night.     Reyes was attempting to steal second when he started his slide...
  • EXPANDED ROSTER, NEW MAN, BROWN FAST START, AND OTHER NOTES ...

     
    Players such as Scott Elarton, Jake Diekman, and Domonic Brown aren't the only ones whol have filtered into the minor league camp over the last few days. IronPigs manager Ryan Sandberg and hitting instructor Sal Rende recently made the walk over from...
  • HYATT STRONG AS IRONPIGS TIE YANKEES ...

     
    You can almost book it that Austin Hyatt will be the opening day starter for the IronPigs in two weeks. The right-hander had another solid outing Wednesday against the Yankees at the Carpenter Complex, allowing three hits and a run with five strikeouts in...
  • IronPigs' Best

     
    The atmosphere was electric at Thursday night's IronPigs playoff win over Pawtucket. The smaller-than-usual crowd -- still bigger than usual for minor league playoffs, where there are no giveaways or corporate advance sales -- mostly sat in the sections...
  • Baseball writers hand out annual awards

     
    The Baseball Writers Association of American (Philadelphia Chapter) handed out our annual awards before Wednesday's game. Here's how it broke down: Cliff Lee edged Roy Halladay in a down-to-the-wire battle for the Steve Carlton Award and Shane Victorino...
  • IronPig All-Star Team

     
    Tonight is Domonic Brown Bobblehead Night at the IronPigs. Much as I admired Brown during his relatively brief stints with the Pigs, I don’t have a ticket and I won’t be attending. But it did suggest a subject that might......
  • FINAL SPRING UPDATE, THEN IT'S ON TO THE PLANE ...

     
    I've posted the four affiliate rosters who will begin the season next week. Here's the remaining players in camp according to the Phillies. Not sure what the group designations mean; I' guessig it probably just has to do with workouts Group 1 C: Francisco...
  • Another reliever headed to the disabled list

     
    I just got that feeling on Sunday evening that something was wrong when Charlie Manuel pulled Roy Halladay in the ninth with two outs in a save situation and Jose Contreras wasn't even warming up. Less than 40 minutes later,......