Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Phillies Minor League Twins: Darin Ruf and Jim Murphy

Well Darin “Babe” Ruf did it again.  He not only broke Ryan Howard’s all time Reading Phillies single season home run record with his 38th home run of the season but he tied a major league record with his 20th … Continue reading

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Darin Ruf So Close To The Eastern League Triple Crown And Tyler Cloyd Gets A Major League Quality Start

Two for two  in Wednesday night’s game brought Darin Ruf’s batting average to .320, just two points shy of the Eastern League batting lead.  He is trying to catch a Pirate farmhand who has not been in the league for … Continue reading

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Tonight the R- Phillies “Babe” Ruf Passed Babe Ruth for Home Runs In A Month

Back in 1927 Babe Ruth needed to hit 17 home runs in the month of September to break his then all time home run single season record of 59 set in 1921.  For Ruth it went down to the final … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong, Cody “Smasche” Asche and Darin “Babe” Ruf For the R-Phillies

What a great game I watch Tuesday night.  The Reading Phillies won 11-9 with power and timely hitting in Harrisburg.  The Washington Nationals farmhands kept coming back and Cody “Smasche” Ashe and Darin “Babe” Ruf with the long balls would … Continue reading

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Let’s Project A September Phillies Outfield of Ruf, Gillies and Brown

Every time I go to a minor league ball game I like to project which players on the field might play one day in the major leagues or even what they might do at the next level.  Sunday afternoon Baseball … Continue reading

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Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan and Austin Wright: Three Of The Best Young Lefthanded Starters In Minor League Baseball

The best part of this season for those of us who follow the Phillies minor league system has been watching the starting pitching performances of the three best young left-handed starters in minor league baseball who were on one staff … Continue reading

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Phillies No. 1 Draft Pick Shane Watson Impressive In Striking Out the Side Against Yankee Rookies

Read Adam Morgan’s update from last night below: One of the fun aspects of following minor league baseball is following the development of young pitching.  This week will be viewed as important marker in the status of the young starting … Continue reading

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