September 5, 2013 |
Two Phillies pitchers fired eight straight balls with the bases loaded, and that represented the nadir of Tuesday night. A rookie wearing No. 67 relieved them in the next inning, committed a balk, and surrendered two more runs. This is what September baseball looks like for the pitching staff with the National League's worst ERA. Washington permitted four unearned runs to the Phillies and still won, 9-6, because the home team failed at the game's most basic task of throwing strikes.
June 11, 1997 |
Inconsistent pitching and shoddy fielding caused a first-round exit last night for Burlington County in the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament at Veterans Stadium. Lehigh Valley, which lost to Burlington County, 5-0, in last year's first round, gained revenge with last night's 12-6 victory. Burlington County pitchers yielded eight walks, and the team committed five errors. Lehigh Valley stole eight bases, and its pitchers struck out 10 Burlco batters. "We didn't play well - it's as simple as that," said Burlington County manager By Crammer, the head coach at Bordentown.
June 21, 1998 |
When a team commits six errors, walks 10 batters, and strikes out 15 times, it cannot expect to win an all-star baseball game. That is what Catholic League coach John Mooney said yesterday after his team self-destructed and dropped an 8-6 decision to Lehigh Valley in the Carpenter Cup Classic quarterfinals at Veterans Stadium. A critical two-base error with two outs led to two decisive unearned runs by Lehigh Valley in the eighth inning. The Catholic League yielded a total of six unearned runs and squandered a 5-2 lead as Lehigh Valley advanced to tomorrow's semifinals against Mercer County at noon.
September 1, 1997 |
A young and inexperienced Abington Ghosts football team learned an important lesson in Saturday night's contest against Parkland: Big plays can kill you. The host Trojans bolted to a 32-0 lead en route to a 39-20 victory in the season-opening game for both schools. Parkland was led by Matt Thomas (14 carries, 105 yards), while Jim Johnson's 59 yards on 11 carries paced Abington. The game was the second half of the Kaylee Kickoff Classic and gave Lehigh Valley schools a sweep for the evening.
August 7, 2008 |
READING - Andrew Carpenter struck out seven in his second start since being called up from single-A Clearwater to lead the Reading Phillies past the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-2, in the Eastern League last night. Rochester 3, Lehigh Valley 2 Rochester 5, Lehigh Valley 0 ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Kris Benson went six innings for the IronPigs, allowing two runs, in the opener of an International League doubleheader.
May 18, 2013 |
The Phillies optioned lefthander Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley and called up righthander B.J. Rosenberg from the IronPigs. Valdes may have sealed his fate when he allowed a three-run home run to Jason Kipnis in Wednesday's 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The 32-year-old Valdes had a 7.65 ERA in 10 appearances this season for the Phillies. Rosenberg was 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in seven starts for Lehigh Valley this season. Last season he split time with Reading, Lehigh Valley and the Phillies.
May 23, 2010 |
READING - Mike Spidale's eighth-inning home run helped the Reading Phillies edge the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 4-3, Saturday in the Eastern League. Matthew Rizzotti and Tagg Bozied also homered for Reading. Sergio Escalona earned his first win of the season, and John Ennis got the save. Ennis was sent to Reading from Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 1 ALLENTOWN - Melvin Dorta's home run was all the offense the IronPigs could muster in a loss to the Bisons in the International League.
June 16, 2008 |
READING - Mike Spidale capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer to lead the Reading Phillies over the Trenton Thunder, 11-3, in Eastern League play last night. Javon Moran and Mike Eylward each drove in two runs for Reading. Pawtucket 3, Lehigh Valley 2 ALLENTOWN - Pawtucket scored one run each in the eighth and ninth innings for a come-from-behind win over the IronPigs. Pawtucket's Jeff Bailey drove home the go-ahead run in the ninth on a single off of Lehigh Valley's closer, Jason Anderson.
May 24, 2009 |
ALTOONA, Pa. - The Reading Phillies' Alex Concepcion and Pat Overholt combined on a one-hit shutout for a 5-0 victory in the second game and a doubleheader sweep of the Altoona Curve last night in the Eastern League. The Phillies took the opener, 5-3. Quintin Berry hit a two-run single in the top of the sixth. Durham 5, Lehigh Valley 4 ALLENTOWN - Chris Richard's two-run homer in the top of the ninth sent the Bulls past the IronPigs in the International League. David Newhan and Lou Marson homered for Lehigh Valley.