Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Worley, Pen Stifle Braves

The Phillies are making things really hard for Atlanta, who desperately needs a win Saunday to earn a playoff spot. But they can’t even beat the Phillies’ bench players. Vance Worley and the bull pen held Atlanta to three hits and the offense exploded for seven runs in the final three innings to win, 7-0. … Continue reading Worley, Pen Stifle Braves

Ransom For Bocock

That just sounds dirty but it’s true: the Phillies brought up Cody Ranson (finally!) and designated Brian Bocock for assignment according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports on Twitter. Bocock did not get a single at-bat for the Phillies in his short time up. The short stop hasn’t had a major league at-bat since 2008 … Continue reading Ransom For Bocock

Utley, Polanco to DL

Green heads and black flies aren’t the only insects biting hard this season in the Tri-State area. The injury bug has been sinking it’s teeth into the Phillies this year, most recently getting a hold of Chase Utley and Placido Polanco. They were sent to the DL and in their places, Greg Dobbs was recalled … Continue reading Utley, Polanco to DL

Rollins to DL?

Word is that Jimmy Rollins’ right calf strain is a grade-two strain, which could land the All Star short stop on the DL. Rollins was hurt prior to the Phillies 7-4 win over the Nationals and was replaced by Juan Castro in the lead-0ff spot. People who saw Rollins after the game said he was not walking … Continue reading Rollins to DL?

Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

The Phillies and Yankees had an exciting late-innings game where the heroes weren’t Roy Halladay or C.C. Sabathia. They were Paul Hoover and Wilson Valdez, two players who will start the year in the minors. After trailing 2-1 to the result of Sergio Escalona’s rough ninth, Brian Bocock singled with one out. Quinton Berry pinch-ran for him and scored on Paul Hoover’s RBI double, who … Continue reading Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion