Monthly Archives: September 2018

Four Young Phillies Prospects Stand Out In Fall Instructional League Play

The Phillies Instructs were in camp on Saturday morning. It gave us a chance to see many kids who likely will never make it, others just trying to hang on for next season and top young prospects. We watched several … Continue reading

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Llovera Out-pitches Sanchez and Medina As The Phillies Instructs Down the Pirates 2-1 In Florida Instructional League Action

All Mauricio Llovera did in his one inning of work today at Spectrum Field was strikeout-the-side of Pirate Instructs in the fourth inning to lead the Phillies to a 2-1 Instructs win. See HERE. The 22-year-old is quickly establishing himself … Continue reading

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Phillies Instructs Games Begin and First Round Draft Pick Alec Bohm Goes Deep

On Monday the Phillies opened the 2018 Florida Instructional League season against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a coming out of sorts for the Phillies top 2018 draft pick, Alec Bohm.  He homered for the first time in a … Continue reading

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Based on the Minor League Playoffs, Spencer Howard, Mauricio Llovera and Rodolfo Duran Are Top Phillies Major League Prospects

Lakewood’s starting pitcher Spencer Howard had an outstanding minor league post season. He led the South Atlantic League playoffs in innings pitched, 14. He compiled a WHIP of 0.29; an ERA, 0.64 and strikeouts 15. His nine inning, no-hitter will … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the 2018 Clearwater Threshers Season Would Not Be Complete Without Mentioning “Mr. Sunday” Henri Lartigue

The Clearwater Threshers have published  excellent summaries of the 2018 regular and post seasons. Read HERE and HERE.  It was a good season for us fans with players advancing to AA and the team making playoffs etc.  However, one of … Continue reading

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The Clutch Win of the 2018 Season: An 11 Strikeout, 7-Inning Complete Game by Mauricio Llovera

It was an important first game of a doubleheader back on a hot August 26th Sunday afternoon game at Spectrum Field.  The Threshers still had not clinched first place and a playoff spot in the second half.  Nine games remained. … Continue reading

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Our 2018 Post-Season Phillies Minor League Awards Go To Position Players Rodolfo Duran and Grenny Cumana, Pitchers Spencer Howard and Mauricio Llovera

Finally, the 2018 Phillies minor league season is over.  The GCL Phillies, Lakewood BlueClaws, Clearwater Threshers and Lehigh Valley IronPigs all made the post-season. The teams finished with a combined 5-9 record playoff record with only Lakewood advancing to and … Continue reading

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The Sally League Championship Series Is All But Over After the Fiasco Last Night!

It was one of the worst games I have ever watched! Between the Lexington Legend and Lakewood BlueClaws last night, nine errors were committed, not to mention passed balls, balks, poor coaching on the bases and I could go on … Continue reading

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Can The BlueClaws Get The Ball To The Backend Of The Bullpen in Game Three Of the SAL Championship Series?

It’s real simple.  Split on the road and win at home. Lakewood comes back from Lexington, KY. with a win and loss in the SAL Championship Series.  To win at home the BlueClaws must get the ball to the shutdown … Continue reading

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Rodolfo Duran Is Doing It All for the Lakewood BlueClaws in the SAL Playoffs But Will It Be Enough?

If it were not for catcher Rodolfo Duran, the Lakewood BlueClaws would be down for the count in the Sally League Championship Series. After catching a Spencer Howard no-hitter to clinch the semi-final series against Kannapolis on Friday, Duran’s two … Continue reading

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