Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Facts are facts: this Phillies bullpen really sucks. Eight losses this season have been credited to the Phillies bullpen. That’s a 16-game swing. Winning half of those games would give the Phillies an 18-14 record and keep that firmly planted out of the cellar. Instead, it’s been a nightmare watching the last few innings of … Continue reading Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

Much wasn’t expected when Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg took over as manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs had never had a winning season in their first three years of existence. In fact, they had never had a record over .500. But Sandberg turned everything around and had the Lehigh Valley buzzing. The IronPigs finished … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

The phrasing of that title seems a bit odd: “Redeems Lee.” There isn’t much wrong Cliff Lee could ever do to require any sort of redemption. But this is the sport of baseball and funny things happen in the sport of baseball. Lee was one out away from his 7th shut out of the season, … Continue reading Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

It was a slider that just wouldn’t break. Brad Lidge came inside on Jonny Gomes with the slider but the breaking ball hung, hitting Gomes. The only problem with that was the fact it was the bottom of the 10th and the bases were loaded. Ryan Zimmerman, Friday night’s hero with a walk-off grand slam, … Continue reading Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

Doc gets snake bit in 9th

Roy Halladay should have started the 9th. But at one point, he should not have been left in. After allowing back-to-back singles to start the 9th, Charlie Manuel let Halladay pitch to the left-handed hitting Lyle Overbay, who drove in all three of Arizona’s runs on the night. Overbay smacked Halladay’s first offering into the … Continue reading Doc gets snake bit in 9th

Three Pigs make IL ASG

With All-Star weekend looming, the minor leagues are announcing their All-Star teams. In AAA, three IronPigs made the International League team. Pitchers Michael Schwimmer and Mike Zagurski will join catching prospect Erik Kratz to represent Lehigh Valley. Zagurski is the only one of the three who has seen some Major League action this year. Zagurski … Continue reading Three Pigs make IL ASG

Down On The Pharm

TTB staffer Chris Bengel went to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs¬†game last night and will offer a few insights on the Phillies’ AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs faced the Pawtucket Red Sox last night and came away with an 8-2 victory. The interesting part about the game was that the Red Sox starting … Continue reading Down On The Pharm

Doc, C.C. sharp in Phils rout

Once the starters left, the flood gates opened. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the flood gates never opened on the Phils end. Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia battled with some shut-out ball before the Yankees bull pen surrendered seven runs as the Phillies won, 7-0. Halladay looked really sharp, allowing four hits and striking out two … Continue reading Doc, C.C. sharp in Phils rout