Skip to main content

Pair of IronPigs honored as AAA All-Stars, GCL No-no and more notes

Deivi Grullon, image- Jay Floyd
It was announced on Thursday that catcher Deivy Grullon and LHP Austin Davis will represent the Lehigh Valley IronPigs as International League All-Stars next month.

Grullon, one of four catchers on the IL team, has had a strong season for the 'Pigs.  The 23-year-old righty batter sports a .307 average with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 64 games.  Grullon was signed by the Phillies as an international free agent in 2012.

Davis, who has spent time with the big league Phillies this season and last season, sports a 2-0 record with two saves, a 2.64 ERA, an 11.2 K/9 mark in 20 relief appearances for the IronPigs. Davis was a 12th round draft selection in 2014.  In 38 career big league appearances to date, the 26-year-old has notched a 1-2 record with a 4.33 ERA.

The annual Triple-A All-Star Game is set to take place on July 10th in El Paso, TX, home of the Chihuahuas, the Padres' affiliate.

The winning team earns the right for its league's representative to play as the home team in September's Triple-A National Championship Game.

In somewhat of a silly situation, the Gulf Coast League Phillies had a tremendous day and were on the receiving end of that same stifling effort.  With two teams competing in the Rookie level GCL, there are times when those two clubs face one another.  Imagine what it might be like to completely shut down your fellow organization mates.  Well, that happened on Wednesday, as the GCL Phillies West team sent four pitchers to the mound to combine for a no-hitter against the GCL Phillies East team.

Right-hander Brandon Ramey, 18, tossed four innings.  He was relieved by Taiwanese righty Hsin-Chieh Lin, a 20-year-old that tossed 3 2/3 innings.  Philadelphia native Brian Marconi, 22, recorded one out to wrap up the 8th innings and 21-year-old righty Tyler Burch closed things out for the final frame.

Left fielder Keaton Greenwalt, the Phillies' 20th round pick in this year's draft, paced the offense in that one, recording two hits, including a homer, two RBI and a walk to help the West team lock down a 5-0 victory.

Last year's Phillies first round pick Alec Bohm is set to make his Double-A home debut on Thursday, as he was promoted during Reading's recent road trip last week.  The 22-year-old righty hitter is 3-for-20 (.150 avg) in five games since joining the Fightins.

Bohm, a third baseman, opened the 2019 campaign with Class A Lakewood, was promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater and has torched the competition, posting a noteworthy .342 batting average through those first two levels.

Outfielder Adam Haseley will see his rehab stint with Reading continue on Thursday.  The Phils' first round pick from 2017 went 2-for-8 with a triple and a home run in two games with the Fightins this week.  Haseley, 23, had been promoted to the big leagues for the first time this month and played in two games before he succumbed to a groin injury.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

LHP Brown speaks on recent release and his future

Aaron Brown, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Aaron Brown was released last Friday after nearly six years in the Phillies organization. Brown, the Phils' 3rd round draft selection in 2014 out of Pepperdine, was primarily an outfielder after turning pro.  A two-way player in college, Brown switched to pitching in 2017 after struggling on offense (.224/.313/.360) at the Double-A level. A dominant hurler in college, Brown posted a 13-1 record along with a 1.95 ERA in 17 starts in 2014.  A solid performer on the minor league mound as well, the California native notched a 5-4 record with a pair of saves, a 3.82 ERA along with an 11.0 K/9 mark in 45 relief appearances for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils last season. With free agency on the horizo

This Guy Speaks For All of You

This individual, interviewed by FOX 29 on Friday as the Phillies arrived back at Citizens Bank Park, said it best. When asked how he felt regarding the Phillies, he told Steve Keeley that he was, "Stoked, baby!" The unidentified phanatic then proclaimed, "We are talking about the Fightins here, the Fightins! Said!" Check out the media player below, as the transcribed version certainly does not do this phireball of phandom justice. The Phillies forced game 6 of the National League Championship Series with a 4-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco on Thursday night. Game 6 will feature Roy Oswalt vs. Jonathan Sanchez in a return pitching match up from game 2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57 pm EST at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Be sure to tune in on 97.3 ESPN's Weekend Sports Guide with Tyrone Johnson this afternoon around 1:15pm to hear me chatting about the Phillies! 97.3 is based in Atlantic City. You can listen live online HERE . _________