Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s Saturday Morning, It Must Be A Baseball Game Somewhere

On of the advantages of living in the Tampa Bay area is that somewhere at just about any time of day or night within a few miles a minor league baseball game is taking place.  Up early this morning for … Continue reading

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Two Straight 10 Strikeout Games In A Row For Clearwater’s Austin Wright

Not too many pitchers in baseball at any level this season can say they have pitched two straight ten strikeout games in a row but the Clearwater Thresher’s Austin Wright can say just that.  Wright was brilliant in his second … Continue reading

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With Long Ball Bats and Power Closers, The Phillies Win With Them In Allentown and Clearwater

I do not like small ball.  I am not big on bunting or the sacrifice bunt. Forget about manufacturing runs.  I grew up not far from old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore and Earl Weaver’s managing strategy of the three run … Continue reading

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Cloyd, Wright, Morgan, May and Hyatt: A Better Starting Five Than Some Major League Teams

After watching the Arizona Diamondbacks send out pitchers with double digit earned run averages against the Phillies this week, I started to think about Phillies minor league starters and relievers I have seen pitch this season.  If I were asked … Continue reading

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Clearwater’s Anthony Hewitt Wins the Battle of Phillies, Brewers No. 1 Draft Picks

It was a windy, cold, 12 inning game Monday night at Bright House Field but the Clearwater Thresher won it 8-7  thanks in part to the the hot bat of its right fielder Anthony Hewitt.   The 2008 Phillies first round … Continue reading

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Austin Wright: The Top Lefthanded Starter In the Phillies Farm System

Back in 2006 we all were excited by the rapid rise of a 22 year old left handed pitcher by the name of  Cole Hamels moving up the Phillies farm system.  In no time Cole went from Lakewood, to Clearwater, … Continue reading

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Just Who Is Brian Pointer And What Is He Doing?

If you said that Brian Pointer is putting up the best offensive numbers in the Phillies system then you know Phillies baseball.  This 28th round draft pick from the 2010 draft class is leading every player in the system in … Continue reading

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