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September 18, 2011
Somerset 102 001 003 - 7 15 0 Camden 010 100 001 - 3 9 1 WP: Oxspring (5-9). LP: Jarrett (1-2). A: 8,132.
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June 10, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
All scheduled minor-league baseball games in the region were rained out on Wednesday. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs' International League game against visiting Toledo was postponed. The teams will play a doubleheader at 6:05 p.m. Thursday. The Eastern League game between the Trenton Thunder and the Phillies at Reading was postponed and will be played as part of a doubleheader at 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 3. The Camden Riversharks' Atlantic League game at the Long Island Ducks was postponed.
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December 14, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
The minor leagues approved a seven-year contract with the major leagues by a 27-9 vote yesterday. The vote by the National Association of the Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor-league governing body, was exactly the 75 percent minimum required for approval. Major-league owners ratified the Professional Baseball Agreement on Tuesday. "The majors and the minors must work together to ensure the best, and most orderly, system of developing talent for big league play," National Association president Sal Artiaga said in St. Petersburg, Fla. The contract may be reopened after four years.
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July 14, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
Jason Belcher blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning to lead the Somerset Patriots to a 13-1 rout of the Camden Riversharks in an Atlantic League game at Campbell's Field on Tuesday. Wayne Lydon had a triple among his two hits and drove in two runs. Former Malvern Prep star Ben Davis took the loss for Camden, giving up seven runs in 32/3 innings. W: Jones. L: Davis. HR: Belcher (3). A: 1 ,515  
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September 12, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Jonathan Pettibone allowed just one hit in seven innings and Sebastian Valle ripped a two-run homer in the first to lead the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 6-0 win over the Hickory Crawdads and a victory in the first round of the South Atlantic League playoffs. The Claws took the series, two games to one, and will meet the Greenville Drive for the league championship. The date of the first game has not been announced. Pettibone struck out nine in his gem and Luke Wertz allowed only one more hit in two shutout innings in relief.
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September 17, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
A bench-clearing brawl in Game 2 of the South Atlantic League finals Tuesday between Lakewood and Greenville resulted in one-game suspensions for six players. Lakewood leftfielder Leandro Castro and utility player Korby Mintken will sit out Game 3, while pitcher Jorge Rodriguez will miss Game 4. Greenville infielder Michael Almanzar and outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker will sit out Game 3, while infielder Vladimir Frias misses Game 4. The donnybrook came when Greenville's Derrik Gibson collided with Lakewood catcher Sebastian Valle while trying to score.
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November 28, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Negotiators for baseball's major and minor leagues yesterday appeared to move closer to an agreement that would end their dispute over finances and control. Bill Murray, director of baseball operations for the commissioner's office, and Mike Moore, secretary and chief administrative officer for the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, met for five hours in New York. Both sides said there was progress. "I don't think there are major stumbling blocks there," Murray said.
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September 2, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The good news for the Phillies in this season of so much bad is that the minor-league system has had a renaissance of sorts. "I think we had a good year in the minor leagues," said Joe Jordan, the Phillies' first-year director of player development. "There were a lot of good stories and some struggles along the way, but what I see as the most successful part is that we had a lot of good arms that stayed healthy and got their innings. " The better news for the Phillies in this season of so much bad is that a scout from outside the organization agrees and was even stronger in his praise than Jordan.
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July 17, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The chartered bus pulled into Allentown - home of the triple-A IronPigs - and someone told Maikel Franco that the manager wanted to see him. Franco, then the Phillies' top prospect, went to Dave Brundage's office inside Coca-Cola Park, where the manager was joined by two of his coaches. They told Franco he had to pay a $50 fine for missing a weightlifting session. Franco said OK. Brundage then asked how many times Franco's family has been to Philadelphia. Franco said once. Brundage said they would be going again because the fine was a ruse and Franco was headed to the majors.
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July 16, 2016 | By Jon Caroulis, FOR DoTHIS
The best part about minor-league baseball? It's half game, half game center. Minor-league baseball is more than a training ground for future big-leaguers - it's also a great value for families looking for a day or night out. Consider the experience of Timothy Field from Palmer Township, in the Lehigh Valley: He brings his 8-year-old son to games in Allentown when the boy visits during the summer. "I love the time here," Field says, adding that, while attending any sporting event with his son is special, there's something even more special about being together at a baseball game.
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July 10, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Here is a look at the Phillies' minor-league teams: Jake Thompson had another stellar outing Wednesday, throwing seven shutout innings. He had a 0.73 ERA in 491/3 innings in his last seven starts. He entered Friday with a record of 7-5 with a 2.58 ERA, firmly establishing himself as the organization's top pitching prospect in the minors. . . . Relievers Daniel Stumpf and Andrew Bailey were preparing to return to the Phillies soon. They continued their rehab assignments in Allentown this past week.
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July 8, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
IN HINDSIGHT, the line of questioning was destined to be a jinx. The morning of the Fourth of July, a reporter asked Cody Asche about his recent resurgence. Nothing specific. What was working? What wasn't? What, if anything, felt different about these last few weeks? He didn't have any specifics, Asche explained, a slight smile working its way toward his left ear. He was just playing better. Then Asche trotted out and went hitless in four at-bats, the only Phillies position player without a hit or an RBI on the country's birthday.
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July 2, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING, Pa. - Dusty Wathan was entering the ninth grade when his father became manager of the Kansas City Royals. John Wathan had retired just 16 months earlier. He made an almost seamless transition from Royals player to manager. It was no surprise, Dusty Wathan thought. His father had been working at Royals Stadium for almost Dusty Wathan's entire life. And now his dad was the manager. And Wathan, who is chasing his own major-league coaching dreams, would soon find out that his father's quick path was far from the norm.
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June 21, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE NBA DOES NOT have a problem with the way its draft system works. It does, however, have a problem with player development. For decades, the league rode the gravy train of having college-basketball programs handle the task of player development at no cost to the NBA. That worked fine when players spent four, three or even two years in college. NBA teams could evaluate their development and get a solid read on a player before making a financial commitment. That's not the case anymore.
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June 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Maikel Franco worked a hitter's count in each of his three at-bats Saturday. Each of those at-bats ended in disappointment as Franco's difficult month continued in a 4-1 loss to Arizona. Franco never looked comfortable against Arizona ace Zack Greinke. Even when he found himself ahead of the count. He popped up twice after working a two-ball, no-strike count. He struck out in the seventh after being ahead, 3-0. The slumping slugger is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. He is batting .208 in June with a .255 on-base percentage.
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