Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors

BALTIMORE — The funny thing about Raul Valdes getting sent down last night was the fact his tenure in the Majors was very good. His only downfall was that he threw from the wrong side of the mound. The Phillies have a shortage of righties in their pen right now (Chad Qualls, Michael Schwimer and … Continue reading Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors

Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

Check out this video between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta’s AAA team) from yesterday’s 10-1 IronPigs win. Pigs second baseman Kevin Frandsen was nearly hit by a pitch from Braves pitcher Todd Redmond in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Pigs leading 6-0. After lining out, Frandsen and Redmond exchanged … Continue reading Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

Phillies Trade AAA OF Thompson

The Philadelphia Inquirer was fresh off of running a feature on career minor leaguer Rich Thompson this past weekend. It looks like someone in the Tampa Bay system has a subscription. The Phillies traded Thompson to Tampa Bay for outfielder Kyle Hudson. Thompson is currently on his way to join the Rays now, the first time he … Continue reading Phillies Trade AAA OF Thompson

Phillies Call Up Three From LHV

Congrats to diekman, valdes, and luna for being called up! — michael schwimer (@mschwimer) May 10, 2012 Since Michael Schwimer can’t do much as a pitcher right now, he’s taking up a job in journalism. Going by that tweet, the Phillies will be making a ton of moves regarding their bullpen and the injury to … Continue reading Phillies Call Up Three From LHV

AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)

TTB Staffer Chris Bengel was in attendance for a AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs game Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bisons (NY Mets) and recapped the game. The IronPigs came away with a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night. Domonic Brown was one of the guys I was most intrigued to see. Obviously, Brown wasn’t expected … Continue reading AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)

Brown: “I’m coming to win a job”

The wait is finally over. Domonic Brown has his confidence and this could be the year he shows the fans what he can really do. The 24-year-old Phillies prospect did all the right things. He found a way to finally settle down, he sought help with his mechanics and he took a step back so … Continue reading Brown: “I’m coming to win a job”

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