Category Archives: April 2013

Phillies Prospects Biddle, Franco, Charles, Dugan and Cozens Show What Watching The Stars Of Tomorrow Play Today Really Means

I was frustrated by recent articles about the Phillies discussing previous trades and how they are panning out for the respective teams.  This is all well and good and can provide some interesting conversations.  But I do not like going … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Phillies Tripleheader On Saturday: Cozens, Pettibone and Dugan Made It Memorable

Saturday baseball always brings back memories. Growing up in a small town where baseball defined the communities, Saturday was always a big day.  The town team always played Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week during the long summer days.  Teener … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will The Phillies Have Another “Mike” At Third Base In The Future?

Baseball Betsy and I journeyed over to Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Wednesday night to see the Clearwater Threshers battle the Tampa Yankees.  There, we heard encouraging words from the coaching staff for a guy one coach called “Mike”.   … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Biddle, Morgan, Hernandez and Garner Move To The Top Of Phillies Prospect Starting Pitchers

It all started with the IronPigs Adam Morgan striking out David Ortiz, Big Papi, twice in a game against the Pawtucket Red Sox last Thursday.  Next up was Nick Hernandez for the Clearwater Threshers who pitched six shutout innings last … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phillies Prospect Carlos Alonso Is Moneyball As He Moves Into Second Place In The Florida State League For On Base Percent

Yes,  a 25 year old former utility infielder still in high A ball, Carlos Alonso, is a major league prospect and his play this season and especially yesterday for the Clearwater Threshers shows why.  The four year veteran of the … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Phillies Prospect Nick Hernandez Is Back As One Of The Top Minor League Starting Pitchers After Two Years On The Shelf

Lefty Nick Hernandez pitched six strong innings last night to pick up his second win of the season for the Clearwater Threshers in a 13-1 pounding of the Brevard County Manatees, the Florida State League farm team of the Milwaukee … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Adam Morgan’s 94 MPH Fastball Too Much For Big Papi In Today’s Game

Lehigh Valley’s ace Adam Morgan left the game today after five inning leading the Pawtucket Red Sox 5-1.  He gave up a run on two hits, walked three and struck out four including rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Record Tying Night For The Threshers But the Previous Game Told Us More

It just never stopped raining hits at Brighthouse last night.  Everybody hit as the Threshers kept hitting mostly line drives and ended tying a Florida State League record with 27 hits in only eight innings of at bats.  They scored … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“You Know It When You See It” The Phillies Minor League Third baseman Maikel Franco Is The Real Deal

Watched a lot of Phillies prospect baseball so far this year and no player has caught my attention more than Clearwater Threshers third baseman Maikel Franco.   He has all the tools to be an All Star major league third … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Top Four Starters After Week One Of the Phillies Minor League Season

Naming the four Phillies starting pitching “aces” of a few season ago and their minor league colleague “baby aces” of about the same time are now slowly fading into the lost memories of time and will become a baseball trivia … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment