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

Down on the Pharm: Quality Pitching

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 25-18 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 5-3 this past week and swept a four-game set against the Indianapolis Indians. Kevin Frandsen enjoyed a strong week at the plate as he hit .333 with an RBI. The IronPigs also saw one of their all-time fan … Continue reading Down on the Pharm: Quality Pitching

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

Phils Call Up Catcher Kratz

#Phillies have called up catcher Erik Kratz. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 2, 2012 The Phillies have made a move, adding a right-handed bat to their bench now. Erik Kratz has been called up by the Phillies, meaning someone will be heading to the DL very shortly. A betting man would put his money on … Continue reading Phils Call Up Catcher Kratz

Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 13-10 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 2-4 this past week and lost two of three games against Buffalo and Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Dave Bush and Raul Valdes picked up wins in those respective games. Catcher Erik Kratz hit his first two home runs of … Continue reading Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

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 sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

It was a busy morning down in Clearwater for the Phillies. Roster moves and injury updates have been the hot topic this spring for the Phillies and it starts with Domonic Brown. The left fielder was optioned to minor league camp this morning, meaning he will start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Brown’s spring … Continue reading Brown sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

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”