Friday Aug 8
Hens fall in pitchers' duel
"I want to have fun out there," Johnson said before Friday's game. "It's been a couple of [crappy] months, and I'm looking forward to facing good competition and enjoying it."
The Hardball Times
Eephus Ain't Nothin'
There is no pitch in baseball quite like the eephus. Both statistically and aesthetically, the pitch is a complete and utter anomaly.
Phillies Minor League Report: Pitcher Greg Smith strong during Lehigh Valley win
The IronPigs split a doubleheader Thursday by shutting down the Syracuse Chiefs, 4-0, only to be blanked in Game 2, 3-0, at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. In Game 1, the IronPigs were led by pitcher Greg Smith, whom tossed seven shutout innings, struck out six batters and allowed a mere four hits.
Phillies Minor League Report: Jesse Biddle struggles in Reading's loss
The IronPigs avoided a sweep with a 3-2 win over the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa.
The Morning Call
Rupp, others had major-league plans
Cameron Rupp had a .346 batting average with an .893 OPS in 26 at-bats this spring with the Phillies .