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Posted by at 10:04 am ET Comments Off on Tommy Mendonca’s big day

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Tommy Mendonca has had a whirlwind season. He’s been a member of 4 professional baseball organizations since the Winter Meetings last year. Originally drafted by the Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics selected him in the Rule 5 draft then released him the day before his birthday. He signed with the Camden Riversharks and played in 8 games before the Phillies plucked him up and placed him on the roster in Reading, presumably as organizational depth – I say this because the Phillies have a lot more time and money invested in Cody Asche and Maikel Franco as third basemen.

The Reading Fightin Phils aren’t having the best season. They are currently 12 games under .500. But Tommy Boy is having a great week at the plate. After a four hit night in Bowie last week, ┬áMendonca went 5 for 5 in yesterday’s win against the Akron Aeros and brought his average up almost 60 points to .313 (66 plate appearances).

(tip of the hat to @AnthonyBurkhart for his interesting and enjoyable article) Read more »

Posted by at 9:28 am ET 2 Comments

Reading Fightin Phils Baseball

Reading, PA – Fightin’ Phils pitching phenom Jesse Biddle reached base only once last night in the 3-0 win against Altoona (box score), but he made sure it counted.

Biddle, the Phillies’ top draft pick of 2010, drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the fifth to turn the lineup over for Tyson Gillies, who would double him home for an ultimately unnecessary second run.

He continued his dominance in the seventh, when he successfully bunted Troy Hanzawa over to third. Hanzawa did not score. Read more »

Posted by at 10:59 am ET Comments Off on Jesse Biddle Strikes Out 16 in Seven Innings


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