John Mayberry of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and lefty Nick Hernandez of the Lakewood BlueClaws are the Phillies minor league player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
Minor League Review will salute a pitcher and player every week.
Phillies game in Atlanta on Wednesday night will be on ESPN TV, but blacked out in the Philadelphia market. Comcast SportsNet is carrying the game locally. Of course, you can watch every game on MLB.com, too.
Phillies game in Wrigley Field on July 18 has been moved from 6:09 p.m. to 8:09 p.m. for ESPN Sunday Night Telecast. May 2 (Mets) and May 16 (at Brewers) are also Sunday nights on ESPN. More can be added.
First Saturday telecast on FOX involving the Phillies is May 1, Mets at Citizens Bank Park.
Friendly fan asked what the Phillies use to get dirt and grass stains from the player uniforms.
Phil Sheridan, Manager, Home Clubhouse, is the authority on this subject: “We use products from a company called EISCO. Check out “The Clubhouse Kit” on eisco.com for the products we buy. The products are called protein release and clay-mate.”
Uniforms are washed after every game, home or road. They are placed on hangers and racks to dry.
Former Phillies first baseman and current Marlins broadcaster, Tommy Hutton. He’s 64 but looks 44…..well, sort of.
Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition, the new commemorative 252-page book that showcases the Phillies historic faces and places, will be on sale around May 1. Fans can pre-order now.