Category Archives: April Regular Season 2012

The Phillies Might Have Two Future Closers On The Way in Diekman and Bonilla

The closer plays an important part on any winning team.  We saw tonight how one of the best closers in baseball , Jonathan Papelbon,  came on in the ninth inning to continue to be automatic this season in picking up … Continue reading

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Top Ten Players of April in the Phillies Minor League System

The first month of the minor league season is over.  Four more months to go.  It’s important for all minor league players to have good monthly production because each month’s stats are listed for the year on their statistical page … Continue reading

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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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