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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The Phillies Have Pop In The Reading Lineup With Nebraskans Cody Asche and Darin Ruf.

Last night I decided to kick back, watch some of the Olympics and listen to the Reading Phillies game against the Binghamton Mets on the internet.   Gymnastics and track and field were okay and you have to take a peek … Continue reading

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Darin Ruf Is Moneyball: He Leads the Eastern League In “On Base Plus Slugging” The Key Measure for Offensive Success

It would appear that the Phillies Front Office personnel are not disciples of Billy Beane and Moneyball.  Well, I must admit I have not read the book on the subject but Baseball Betsy has read parts of it every once … Continue reading

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Can Big Jim Murphy Drive In 100 Runs And Lead The Threshers To The Playoff?

Last night was one of the best baseball games of the season Baseball Betsy and I have seen at Bright House.  The game was tied going into the bottom of the eighth until Clearwater’s clean up hitter big Jim Murphy … Continue reading

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