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June 22, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
NORFOLK, Va. - In the first game of a four-game series against the Tides, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs exploded for four runs in the sixth inning, good enough for a 6-4 win Monday night. The Bridgeport Bluefish and Riversharks ended up splitting their four-game series at Campbell's Field: The Bluefish scored 13 runs in the first three innings and never loooked back. WP: Gordon (1-1). LP: Clark (0-2). Save: Vogelsong (1). A: 6,966. WP: Gonzalez (1-0). LP: Davis (2-2). HR: B-Roberson (3)
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September 25, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Take a bow, you 'Pigs. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues reported Monday that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' triple-A affiliate in Allentown, led all U.S. minor-league teams in total attendance (622,421) for the second straight year and in average (9,153) for the third year in a row. Sultanes de Monterrey of the triple-A Mexican League led overall in attendance (645,302) and average (11,321). The NAPBL reported that the average regular-season attendance in the minor leagues dropped 1.5 percent this year (3,967, down from 4,029)
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June 15, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - Next stop in Brian Gordon's dream season is Yankee Stadium. Gordon celebrated his release from the Phillies organization Tuesday night after learning he would be pitching for the New York Yankees. Just before the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs were about to leave the home clubhouse at Coca-Cola Park for their game against Louisville, Gordon received a phone call from Phillies assistant general manager Chuck LaMar. "He told me he just got off the phone with my agent and the Yankees wanted to put me in the big leagues right now . . . and the Phillies, for that to happen, had to give me my release," Gordon said.
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July 17, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
DOMONIC BROWN singled and drove in a run Monday night in his first game since being activated from the disabled list at Triple A Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs began a four-game series Monday night in Durham and Brown was in the lineup, batting third and playing leftfield. He went 1-for-3 and also walked, scoring twice as the IronPigs won, 6-1. Brown was placed on the DL with a right knee sprain on June 27 after missing 12 games, when he was listed as day-to-day. The team and Brown seemed to have a disagreement on the extent of the injury at the time.
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June 8, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Oscar Robles' RBI single in the second inning was the deciding run last night as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 8-2, in the International League.
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June 12, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Brian Mazone struck out six in a seven-inning shutout as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Buffalo Bisons, 3-0, to sweep an International League doubleheader last night. J.A. Happ struck out six in five innings to win the opener, 7-3.
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June 10, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
ALLENTOWN - Brian Duensing pitched seven scoreless innings to lead Rochester past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-1, last night in the International League. Hagerstown 6, Lakewood 3 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Sean Rooney went 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Suns in the South Atlantic League.
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July 18, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
J.A. Happ struck out 12 batters in seven innings last night to give the Lehigh Valley IronPigs a 2-0 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in the International League. Happ pitched all seven innings to complete a game suspended after two on July 3. The Yankees won the regularly scheduled game, 6-5.
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July 10, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
ALLENTOWN - Former major-leaguer Kris Benson gave up seven runs in four innings and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs lost to the Louisville Bats, 10-3, last night in the International League. Erie 6, Reading 1 READING - Tyson Brummett allowed three earned runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in the loss.
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April 21, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Buck Coats' sacrifice fly drove home the deciding run in the second inning as the Syracuse Chiefs edged the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 2-1, yesterday in the International League. Valentino Pascucci's RBI single in the first had given the Phillies' new triple-A affiliate a 1-0 lead. Lehigh Valley's fifth straight loss dropped the IronPigs to 2-16.
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August 4, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his first rehab outing, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2 for 3 with a walk as a designated hitter for the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a 4-0 loss Sunday to visiting Norfolk. Both hits were singles. Utley, who is hitting .179, was placed on the disabled list June 23 with right ankle inflammation. Over his last five games he was 2 for 20. "Overall, the ankle is feeling the best that it has felt all year," Utley said in statements distributed by the IronPigs. Utley thought he fared well at the plate.
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July 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have worn jerseys that resemble the silks of a jockey and those that look like hockey sweaters. There have been Star Wars jerseys, Batman jerseys, and Halloween jerseys. They once suited up in police-themed uniforms while their opponents dressed as firefighters. Novelty jerseys have been a staple for the IronPigs since their 2008 inaugural season, which is also around the time that the whacky-jersey craze started sweeping through the minor leagues.
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April 19, 2015 | By Dan Meyers, For The Inquirer
Coming soon to a minor-league ball game near you: Broccoli. Days after a national physicians group renewed its push to get the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, to include vegetables on its pork-laden stadium menu, the team has agreed to add the green stalk. But there's a catch. Bacon is involved, and, it turns out, some national publicity as well for the IronPigs' response. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit based in Washington, asked the team Monday to go easy on the bacon and other processed meat, which the group said is unhealthy, and get some vegetables on fans' plates.
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April 15, 2015 | By Dan Meyers, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Matt Caton maneuvered around the wood skewer impaling a thick slice of maple-coated bacon. He took a bite. "Awesome," he said, chewing happily Sunday on the newest offering at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' stadium. Caton knows that a health-focused organization tried to get the team, the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, to ban bacon last year. He didn't know that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is back again this season. "Stop complaining and enjoy it with a baseball game," Caton said as the IronPigs battled the Pawtucket Red Sox. That's easy to do in a bacon-infused ballpark that features a mascot named Chris P. Bacon, and sells chocolate-covered bacon and bacon-scented T-shirts.
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March 27, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Here's the best thing you can say about Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, the Cuban import to whom the Phillies gave a 3-year, $12 million contract two Augusts ago: He's healthy. The first year of Gonzalez's deal wasn't a very productive one for the player or his new team. He had shoulder pain from the start in the spring, was shifted to the bullpen in the summer, and got virtually no experience that will aid his mission in becoming a pitcher in the Phillies' rotation sometime soon.
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August 3, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Lefthander Cliff Lee, who suffered a reoccurrence of his left elbow strain in Thursday's 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals, will be seen by Phillies team doctor Steve Cohen on Saturday in Washington. Before Friday's game, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he doesn't expect any scans or MRIs to be done on Lee until the team returns from this current road trip that ends Sunday. Lee spent more than two months on the disabled list with a left elbow strain before being activated on July 21. Thursday was his third start upon his return and he threw 22/3 scoreless innings before departing.
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June 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - Ken Giles hadn't pitched in the previous 2 days. And then a save situation presented itself on Saturday afternoon at Coca Cola Park in Allentown, where the Lehigh Valley IronPigs held a 3-1 lead over Indianapolis. Luis Garcia, and not Giles, was called in for the ninth inning. The IronPigs won. Giles was called into manager Dave Brundage's office after the game. "I didn't know what was going on," Giles, 23, said. "I thought it was just a meeting. " And then, Brundage laid it on him. "We're getting you a flight to Cincinnati," he said.
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June 6, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ALLENTOWN - Tyson Gillies was just 4 years old when his parents noticed something different about him. They thought he was not focusing, and ignoring them when they spoke to him. He was tested, and it was learned that he has 50 percent hearing in one ear, and just 30 percent in the other. "I was reading lips when I was 2 and 3 and speaking perfectly, so nobody knew," Gillies said. "There was something different. I found myself getting lost in different situations. Finally, when they brought me in for my third or fourth hearing test, they closed the blinds and I couldn't read lips anymore.
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May 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list due to a left elbow strain, Lehigh Valley IronPigs righthander David Buchanan will make his major-league debut for the Phillies in Saturday's 3:05 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will have to make a corresponding move before the game in order to add Buchanan to the roster. Buchanan was a nonroster invitee to spring training, who impressed the Phillies by posting a 2.25 ERA, while striking out 11 and walking two in 12 innings in five games.
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