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  • Slow start to transitional season for IronPigs

    Slow start to transitional season for IronPigs
    The 2014 season is one of transition for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Philosophically, things are changing for everyone from the Phillies to short-season Class A Williamsport. Part of those changes orchestrated by Phillies manager Ryne...
  • Braun's big day wasn't the feel-good story that either the Phillies or MLB wanted

    Braun's big day wasn't the feel-good story that either the Phillies or MLB wanted
    PHILADELPHIA — On April 8, 1974, a home run was hit that was cause for celebration around the baseball world. On April 8, 2014, three home runs were hit that had at least some in the baseball world turning up their noses with disgust. On the...
  • Johnson, Goedert combine to ruin IronPigs' home opener

    Johnson, Goedert combine to ruin IronPigs' home opener
    Dan Johnson came into this season as an accomplished hitter at the Triple-A and major league levels. The first baseman has 56 home runs and 194 runs batted in while playing for Oakland, Tampa Bay, the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore. He twice led the...
  • Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs

    Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs
    Koyie Hill's head stopped spinning long ago. At age 35, the catcher is old enough to understand any comparison of his career to that of the infamous Crash Davis, even if it's a stretch. Maikel Franco's head, by comparison, was recently placed on a...
  • Buchanan, Pettibone are Phillies top two options for spot start

    Buchanan, Pettibone are Phillies top two options for spot start
    The phone rang earlier today in Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage's office. The conversation was short, but clear. David Buchanan is starting tonight's game and Greg Smith is pushed back a day after Monday's rainout of the home opener at...
  • Rollins lifts Phillies with walk-off home run in 10th

    Rollins lifts Phillies with walk-off home run in 10th
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies offense struggled mightily after the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night, letting the visitors close a three-run deficit to send things to extra innings. Jimmy Rollins then bailed them out,...
  • IronPigs rotation set … until that phone rings

    IronPigs rotation set … until that phone rings
    Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage, pitching coach Ray Burris and three pitchers had a brief meeting following Monday's rainout of their 2014 home opener. A plan was hatched. But, as Brundage and Burris know from experience, there are many...
  • Jeter looks back on illustrious Yankees career

    Jeter looks back on illustrious Yankees career
    Jeter looks back on illustrious Yankees career NEW YORK -- As he talked about his final home opener, shortstop Derek Jeter recalled a story when manager Joe Torre talked to him after winning the World Series and Rookie of the Year in 1996. The gist of...
  • Yankees place closer Robertson on disabled list

    First-year closer David Robertson was unavailable to the New York Yankees Monday and was officialy playced on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game with the Baltimore Orioles. After Monday's win, manager Joe Girardi said the disabled list was...
  • Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener

    Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener
    Heading into their home opener Tuesday, the Phillies are exceeding expectations, completing their first six games with a 3-3 record, which could have easily been 5-1 if not for their bullpen. The .500 record is not necessarily reason to celebrate this...
  • IronPigs opener today

    IronPigs opener today
    Cameron Rupp could have sulked just a little. He could have pouted when he failed to make the Phillies roster out of spring training. Rupp and his Lehigh Valley IronPigs teammates might have done a little pouting on Monday because they had to wait...