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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 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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April 3, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
READING - Jonathan Pettibone, vying for the Phillies' No. 5 starting spot, struggled to find his rhythm Tuesday night as he pitched for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in an exhibition game. The 23-year-old righthander had his problems in the second inning of a 4-3 loss to Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pettibone was lifted after he issued a leadoff walk to Zach Collier in the fifth inning. He allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits. Pettibone struck out three, walked one, and hit a batter.
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February 27, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs should be sizzling in their Saturday home games this season - or, at least, their uniforms will. Strips of bacon will adorn the caps, jerseys, and pants of the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, one of three alternate uniforms unveiled Tuesday. "We worked tirelessly over the last year to develop new identities that not only embody the rich tradition of the Lehigh Valley, but also the spirit of the IronPigs and our fans," president and general manager Kurt Landes said on the team's website.
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February 26, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LAST WEEK, the United Nations issued a report chronicling North Korea's massive human-rights violations under the rule of Kim Jong-un. It is estimated that there are up to 200,000 political prisoners. The report alleged that many have been executed, tortured and starved. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has visited North Korea and its idiot leader many times, which has inspired a 20th Century Fox film to be titled "Diplomats. " And get this: It's going to be a comedy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Tim Story, whose past projects include "Ride Along," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "Barbershop.
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July 18, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Pittsburgh Pirates closer and first-time all-star Jason Grilli had one thought during his brief stay with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, in 2011. "I was thinking that I wanted to get the heck out," Grilli said before Tuesday's 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field. "Who wants to be an IronPig? Not me. " It's nothing against the IronPigs organization, he said, but Grilli believed he should have been pitching in the big leagues.
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May 8, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember Yuniesky Betancourt? He's the guy who hit .447 with three doubles, a homer and 14 RBIs for the Phillies in spring training, but was considered surplus to bench needs and allowed to leave when it became clear his future was in an IronPigs uniform rather than red pinstripes. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said it was a tough decision, but the team was "comfortable with where we are. " Yeah, that Yuniesky Betancourt. He signed with the Brewers - which didn't portend well, since the fans in Milwaukee kind of booed him out of town when he played there in 2011.
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April 8, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reading lefthander Jesse Biddle is ranked as the No. 1 Phillies minor-league prospect by The Inquirer and several other publications, but he entered the season with a simple goal - to get off to a better start. A 2010 first-round draft choice out of Germantown Friends, Biddle has had rough going the last two Aprils, first at low single-A Lakewood in 2011 and again last season at high-A Clearwater. He went a combined 0-5 with a 6.45 ERA in those two Aprils. But Biddle bounced back both seasons.
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