Monthly Archives: April 2016

Falter and Ortiz Lead de Armas’ Team to XST Win; April 29, 2016

The Phillies traveled to the Blue Jays Spring Training Complex to play a pair of XST games today.  Bailey Falter started for Coach Roly de Armas and provided three solid, shutout innings.  Enger Jimenez had a couple RBIs.  And Jhailyn Ortiz picked up a couple of outfield assists as the Phillies won 5-1. Continue reading Falter and Ortiz Lead de Armas’ Team to XST Win; April 29, 2016

Box Score Recap – 4/28/2016

Lehigh Valley (11-9) No game scheduled.  Mark Appel (3-0, 1.62 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday.

Reading (13-7) No Game scheduled.  Alec Asher (1-2, 3.20 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday.

Clearwater (15-6) Beat Daytona and took two of three from the Tortugas.  The Threshers received five solid innings from John Richy in his first start after coming off the DL.  Cord Sandberg provided an early lead with his first home run of the season.  The Threshers broke a 1-1 tie with 4 runs in the sixth, making Richy the eventual game winner. Victor Arano and Alexis Rivero made the lead stand up, albeit not without some late innings drama. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/28/2016

Box Score Recap – 4/26/2016

Terrible trend last night among the affiliates.  Everybody found a way to lose late.  Lehigh Valley and Clearwater scored late only to lose in walk offs.  Reading gave up late runs after forging a tie to lose.  And Lakewood blew a lead late and lost in extra innings.  But the Phillies beat that Nats, so there’s that.

Lehigh Valley (10-9) Tied the game in the top of the ninth only to lose 4-3 in ten innings to Scranton.  Reinier Roibal got the start in a “bull pen game” when Adam Morgan’s start was skipped.  Andrew Knapp and Taylor Featherston hit home runs.   Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/26/2016

Lehigh Valley Report

With a 5-3 win over Pawtucket on Sunday, Lehigh Valley improved to 5-1, two thirds of the way through their nine game road trip.  The road trip continues with a three game series in Scranton, before returning home for a weekend series against Buffalo. At 10-7, the ‘Pigs are in first place of the Northern Division of the International League.  After starting the year 2-5, the ‘Pigs have won 8 of their last 10 games.

News and Notes: Edward Mujica has five consecutive saves, throwing 6.1 innings, without yielding an earned run during that span.

-INF Taylor Featherston has a 13 game hitting streak, during which time he is hitting .438. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Report