March 5, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Turns out, everybody is rooting for Tuffy Gosewisch. Colin Curtis, a non-roster invitee in Yankees camp? Team Tuffy. Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young winner? Team Tuffy. And if you believe that a catcher's value cannot be measured by batting lines and stolen base percentages, then you will end up on Team Tuffy, too. "Honestly, I would take him any day of the week," Halladay said. "I really would. " You might know the name. Born James Benjamin Gosewisch, his parents decided on a more appropriate moniker during a toddler-hood in which he rained destruction upon everything he touched.
August 19, 2011 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Jack Cust, Erik Kratz, and Brandon Moss homered and Scott Mathieson (2-1) turned in six shutout innings as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs romped past the Rochester Red Wings, 11-1, Thursday in an International League game. Reading 8, Portland 3 READING - Tuffy Gosewisch and Michael Spidale homered for the R-Phils in the win over the Sea Dogs in an Eastern League contest. Trenton 5, Erie 2 ERIE - Austin Krum and Jose Gil homered as the Thunder defeated the SeaWolves in an Eastern League game.
July 12, 2011
Playing at: Reading (AA) Position: Catcher Height: 5-11. Weight: 181. Age: 27. Born: Aug. 17, 1983, in Freeport, Ill. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. How obtained: Selected in the 11th round in 2005. This season: Is hitting a career-best .282 (through Sunday) and is likely to set personal bests for home runs and RBI. He has eight homers and 42 RBI . . . Has hit two of Reading's four grand slams . . . Had a career-high six RBI against Akron on June 1. Career notes: Has been a non-roster invitee to Phillies' spring training each of the last four seasons . . . Was named the best defensive catcher in the Eastern League in 2010 . . . Hit .200 in 16 games at Triple A Lehigh Valley in 2009, the highest level he's reached.
July 2, 2011 |
BUFFALO - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs put two runs on the board in the top of the ninth and shut out the Buffalo Bisons, 2-0, in an International League game. The IronPigs' Pete Orr opened the inning with a walk. A throwing error by Ryota Igarashi on the pickoff attempt at first sent Orr to third bases. Tagg Bozied walked to put runners on the corners. The first run scored when Delwyn Young singles on a soft ground ball to second baseman Luis Hernandez, deflected by first baseman Valentino Pascucci.
May 31, 2011 |
LEHIGH VALLEY (AAA) IronPigsBaseball.com/610-841-7447 Tonight: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Tomorrow: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Thursday: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Friday: at Charlotte, 7:15 Saturday: at Charlotte, 7:15 Sunday: at Charlotte, 2:15 Monday: at Charlotte, 7:15 READING (AA) ReadingPhillies.com/610-375-8469 Tonight: vs. Akron, 6:35 Tomorrow: vs. Akron, 2:05 Thursday: vs. Akron, 9:35 a.m. Friday: at Richmond, 7:05 Saturday: at Richmond, 7:05 Sunday: at Richmond, 2:05 Monday: vs. Trenton, 7:05 CLEARWATER (A)
May 15, 2011 |
The same man whom Roy Halladay credits with turning around his career has helped Tuffy Gosewisch keep pushing toward his goal. Halladay has told the story many times how his wife, Brandy, picked up Harvey Dorfman's book, The Mental ABC's of Pitching, after he had been demoted from the big leagues to single A following the 2000 season. He also has described Dorfman, who died in March, as the single biggest reason for his success. Greatness is not likely to be part of Gosewisch's future, but the catcher is still hoping that a job in the big leagues is in his future despite his being sent to double-A Reading for the third straight season.
May 13, 2011 |
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo starter Charlie Furbush gave up a two-run home run to Lehigh Valley's Tagg Bozied in the first, then settled down to go seven innings, striking out six, as the Mud Hens beat the IronPigs, 4-2, in International League action. After Lehigh Valley starter Eddie Bonine and manager Ryne Sandberg were ejected by third-base umpire Chris Ward in the first, Chance Chapman came in and gave up three runs on five hits in 22/3 innings to take the loss. New Hampshire 8, Reading 5 READING - The Fisher Cats scored four runs in the top of the eighth to beat the R-Phils in an Eastern League game.
April 30, 2011 |
READING - Josh Zeid took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, Tuffy Gosewisch homered, and the Reading Phillies beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-0, Friday night. Zeid gave up no hits, struck out two, and walked one before yielding to Michael Cisco to begin the sixth. Cisco gave up two hits and struck out three in three innings. The R-Phils' first run came in the first inning, when Freddy Galvis scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Cody Overbeck. Gosewisch added his solo shot to left in the fifth.