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For the first time in over a month, Aaron Altherr is in the Phillies lineup. Meanwhile, third baseman Maikel Franco moves over to first base in the Phillies Sunday lineup.
Larry Andersen won’t be walking away completely, but he is reducing his broadcast duties with the team starting next season. The former Phillies reliever is in his 20th season as a broadcaster.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs had some opportunities, but a controversial call hurt their chances Sunday as they lost a 1-0 game to the RailRiders. The loss eliminated Lehigh Valley from the postseason.
The Phillies added left-handed starter Mackenzie Mills in the deal that sent Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals. Mills has shown some promise in the past two seasons and the Phillies hope he continues his upward trend.
J.P. Crawford helped the IronPigs reach the playoffs, but now, they’ll have to go on with out him after the 22-year old prospect was told he was heading for the majors.
If you want someone to blame for the fact that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs blew a big division lead, don’t look at the ‘Pigs front office.