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June 22, 2011
Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County, 5-3, yesterday in the Carpenter Cup championship game at Citizens Bank Park. It was the third title for Lehigh Valley, which also won in 2001 and 1998. More than 400 high school students participated in the 26th annual Phillies Baseball Carpenter Cup, a 15-game tournament that included play at FDR Park and, for the first time, Coca-Cola Park, home of the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
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June 24, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lehigh Valley won the most lopsided championship game in the 13-year history of the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament yesterday. Lehigh Valley got 17 hits, Berks County made seven errors, and the final at Veterans Stadium was 14-1. The previous largest margin in a title game was the Catholic League's 14-4 triumph over the South Jersey South in 1987. This was only the third time in tournament history that both finalists were from Pennsylvania. Berks was making its second championship appearance, having lost to Ocean-Monmouth, 10-5, in the 1994 final.
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June 18, 2011 | By Evan Burgos, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Olympic Colonial bowed out of the Carpenter Cup with an 8-4 loss to Lehigh Valley in the quarterfinals Friday at Coca-Cola Park. The game was to be the first of a quarterfinal doubleheader at the home of the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, but when heavy rains and wind rolled through at 1:07 p.m., umpires ushered players off the field in the middle of the eighth inning. The game was called, and the result was final, per tournament rules. Lehigh Valley advanced to Monday's semifinals at Citizens Bank Park.
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October 29, 2014
RIGHTHANDER B.J. Rosenberg cleared waivers yesterday and was outrighted to Triple A Lehigh Valley. The move leaves the Phillies with 38 players on their 40-man roster. Additional space will come within the week, when eligible players file for agency following the conclusion of the World Series. Righthanders Kyle Kendrick and Mike Adams are eligible to become free agents, along with veteran backup catcher Wil Nieves. Outfielder Grady Sizemore and righthander Jerome Williams, who both were eligible to be free agents, signed 1-year deals to return to the Phillies last week.
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May 11, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS
TYLER CLOYD had another strong outing Thursday and improved to 3-0 at Triple A Lehigh Valley and 6-0 overall on the season. Cloyd went six innings, allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk in the IronPigs' 5-1 win at Indianapolis. He was an emergency starter on Opening Day for Lehigh Valley and pitched six perfect innings. He then returned to Double A Reading. Thursday's outing was his second since being promoted. In the three starts overall for Lehigh Valley, he has a 0.90 ERA, allowing two runs in 20 innings.
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April 23, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jeremy Sladen drove in five runs to lead the Reading Phillies past the New Britain Rock Cats, 11-9, last night in the Eastern League. Former Philadelphia Phillie Fabio Castro (3-0) allowed five runs in five innings but got the win. Reading206200100 - 11150 New Britain203002002 - 9140 WP: Fabio Castro (3-0). LP: Jay Rainville (1-2). S: Pat Overholt (4). HR: R-Greg Golson (2), John Suomi (2); NB-Luke Hughes (4). A: 2,819. Lehigh Valley000114000 - 6130 Syracuse60200050x -13140 WP: John Parrish (2-0)
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October 14, 1986 | By Joyce Gemperlein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eighteen hard hats and a sign reading "This office belongs to the people of the Lehigh Valley" decorate the Capitol Hill office in Washington of Rep. Don Ritter, the Lehigh University metallurgy professor who became a Republican congressman in 1978 and has held the job ever since. The scene is more philosophical in the workplace of Joseph Simonetta in Bethlehem, Pa. There, index cards bearing quotes about peace, fairness and justice - from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Camus, Thomas Edison and Victor Hugo - are taped to the basement walls of Simonetta's parents' home.
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September 10, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
ALLENTOWN - The IronPigs took a commanding lead over the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox with 3-2, extra-inning win in Game 2 of their best-of-five International League Division Series. Lehigh Valley rightfielder Brandon Moss was the difference, driving all three of the IronPigs' runs on three hits, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning. He also had a homer in the second for the IronPigs' first run. Lehigh Valley won Thursday's Game 1, 4-2, in Coca-Cola Park.
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August 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have 43 players on their 40-man roster - two on the 60-day disabled list and one suspended - and all but three have appeared in the majors at some point in their careers. A new front office billed this season as a chance to evaluate the talent it inherited before making the next wave of decisions in the rebuilding process. That phase is almost near. The overturn on the 40-man roster, starting in a few weeks when rosters are expanded for September, will be immense.
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August 14, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies traded Jim Thome after the 2005 season, but Charlie Manuel said the team should have given him a World Series ring in 2008. That is how much, Manuel said, Thome helped mold the corps of that championship team. Thome, who was inducted into the team's wall of fame on Friday night, meant more to the franchise than just his 101 homers. He is the shortest tenured player to reach the Wall of Fame, but Thome will be remembered for making the Phillies immediate contenders when he signed before the 2003 season and for laying the foundation for the 2008 team.
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August 10, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When the Phillies failed to move veteran starter Jeremy Hellickson at the non-waiver trade deadline, some otherwise rational people suggested that was a mistake, whatever the deal might have been, because Hellickson's presence blocked the way for the overdue promotion of Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley. I say "otherwise rational people," but the truth is it was mostly fans communicating by posted comments and through email, the latter method often employing all capital letters. For instance: "GET HIM UP HERE NOW. " Whether those impatient for Thompson imagined a late pennant push or had simply identified the savior du jour and wanted to see the first round of miracles sooner than later is a matter of conjecture.
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August 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
ALLENTOWN - When a Phillies top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford, was struggling after being promoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier this season, he didn't have to go far for advice. The player whose locker is next to Crawford's is outfielder Nick Williams. The two are good friends, and they may have a friendly race to determine who gets called up to the Phillies first. What they also have in common is that they had less than stellar triple-A beginnings but have rebounded well.
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August 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Hellickson is still with the Phillies and that creates a logjam in the starting rotation if the club plans to promote prospect Jake Thompson from triple-A Lehigh Valley. Thompson, a 22-year-old righthander, has proved that he is ready for the call to the majors by posting a 1.21 ERA in his last 11 starts. To make room for him, the Phillies eventually could go to a six-man rotation, which they employed last September. General manager Matt Klentak said the team is "open-minded to anything.
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July 28, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday declared Pennsylvania "in play" for president, two days before his friend Hillary Clinton is slated to accept the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia. The reason? Republican nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric is resonating with "white, blue-collar workers," Rendell said at breakfast sponsored by Politico. "People have to understand, not withstanding presidential elections, Pennsylvania is not a blue state," Rendell said. "We have a Republican legislature.
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July 18, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Tommy Joseph was out of the lineup Saturday night against the Mets. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he would use the second half of the season to determine where the rookie first baseman fits into the system. Since Joseph was called up from Lehigh Valley on May 13, he has batted .255 with a .510 slugging percentage. "He came in like gangbusters," Mackanin said. "Then he went through that bad stretch and he came out of it, little by little. Now it is going to be determined: Is he going to come out of it big or so-so?
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July 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
ALLENTOWN - Andrew Knapp has had a productive July so far, pulling himself out of a late-June slump. He entered Friday batting .368 with a .952 OPS in his last five games. While there is still plenty of baseball left this season, Knapp said he was encouraged by his recent progress, which has brought his average to .266. The starting catcher for triple-A Lehigh Valley began trending downward last month. From June 19 to 29, he had only seven hits, all singles, in 37 at-bats (.189), with one RBI. Self-aware and focused on his goal - becoming an everyday catcher in the big leagues - Knapp diagnosed the problem: poor pitch selection.
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June 27, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from June 17 to 23.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford continues to find a feel for triple A as he entered Friday with a hit in five of his last six games. He is batting .300 in his last 50 at-bats and is cutting down on his strikeouts.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   27   8   .296   0   0   0   1   3   1   1    Season   258   62   .240   12   0   3   45   44   20   9    Jake Thompson RHP, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
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June 19, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
General manager Matt Klentak says the Phillies have no plans to release Ryan Howard and are in no hurry to rush their top prospects through the system. He also updated injures and discussed the two Phillies pitchers suspended for performance-enhancing drugs in a wide-ranging interview with reporters before Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Howard entered Friday batting .148 and has been replaced at first base by Tommy Joseph. Klentak says it hasn't been a distraction having Howard around.
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