Reading loses third straight

Andrew Pullin
Andrew Pullin homered twice for Clearwater in their win on Sunday.

The Reading Fightin Phils (72-54) were swept on Sunday by the New Britain Rock Cats (60-65) for the first time since 2011 as they lost 7-5.  This game was the final time the Fightin Phils would ever play New Britain as the franchise moves to Hartford next season.   Continue reading Reading loses third straight

Crosscutters, Threshers both find the right formula for wins

Deivi Grullon (Photo courtesy, Lakewood BlueClaws)
Lakewood’s Deivi Grullon hit his fifth home run of the season Thursday night in a win over West Virginia. (Photo courtesy, Lakewood BlueClaws)

When you get a bunch of offense and a strong outing from your starter, you’re bound to win  games. Both the Clearwater Threshers and Williamsport Crosscutters got both Thursday night to post wins.  Continue reading Crosscutters, Threshers both find the right formula for wins

Remembering the Chase Utley era in Philadelphia

 

It was June 5, 2000 when the Phillies selected a young Chase Utley with the 15th overall pick in the draft. Utley came to the Phillies via UCLA and would go on to spend the next 15 seasons in the Phillies organization, first reaching the majors in 2003.  Continue reading Remembering the Chase Utley era in Philadelphia

Tomscha and Garcia have big nights for the ‘Claws

Elniery Garcia
Elniery Garcia came up big for Lakewood Wednesday night.

Damek Tomscha drove in three runs and Elniery Garcia gave up just one run over six innings in Lakewood’s 6-1 win over Delmarva. Tomscha cleared the bases in the bottom of the first with his 26th double of the season as the BlueClaws jumped out to a 4-0 lead.  Continue reading Tomscha and Garcia have big nights for the ‘Claws

Remembering The Whiz Kids – Part Two, 1950 World Series

 

After a roller coaster season that saw the 1950 Phillies almost provide a preview for what would happen in 1964, the National League Champions charged into the 1950 World Series against the New York Yankees.  Continue reading Remembering The Whiz Kids – Part Two, 1950 World Series

Remembering The Whiz Kids – Part One, the regular season

 

The 1950 Phillies will forever hold a special place in the hearts of fans of the franchise. Even those born well after that magical season are enamored with that lovable team that was crowned National League Champions.  Continue reading Remembering The Whiz Kids – Part One, the regular season

Rodriguez continues to bounce back with Reading

Joely Rodriguez

Joely Rodriguez hasn’t shown what the Phillies had hoped to see from him when they acquired him from the Pirates during the offseason. He opened the season at Lehigh Valley, but was demoted to Reading, where he has started to show signs of life, including in Monday night’s win over New Hampshire.  Continue reading Rodriguez continues to bounce back with Reading

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