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Bases-loaded walk helps Pigs avoid sweep

It's not a traditional "walk-off," but it works for the Pigs
June 2, 2019

Follow @IronPigsMOOSIC, Pa. - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (28-25) avoided being swept Sunday afternoon as they beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (30-21) 6-5. They lead the IronRail series 5-4 and earn their 80th all-time win against the RailRiders.

Eshelman dazzles in series finale

Seven strikeouts over seven innings for Eshelman
May 27, 2019

Follow @IronPigsTom Eshelman (1-0) set the tone for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (26-21) in their 5-0 win over the Buffalo Bisons (20-26) Monday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park. He pitched seven shutout innings and only gave up four hits, all singles.

Pigs top Mets to regain first place

Lehigh Valley strikes out 13 Syracuse batters in victory
May 22, 2019

Follow @IronPigsThe Lehigh Valley IronPigs (23-19) have won back-to-back games over the Syracuse Mets (24-20) 6-4 on Wednesday evening at Coca-Cola Park. The Pigs moved into first place in the International League North Division. JD Hammer (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first Triple-A victory. 

Cowgill delivers walk-off winner

July 3, 2018

Follow @IronPigsThe Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed extra innings for the second time in their last five games, and this time a long ball from Colin Cowgill gave the Pigs a 4-2 victory.

Pigs' five-game winning streak snapped

May 23, 2018

Follow @IronPigsA pair of ninth-inning home runs lifted the Rochester Red Wings to a 3-2 victory Wednesday at Coca-Cola Park. Tom Eshelman was brilliant, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but did not earn a decision.

Eshelman flirts with no-hitter for IronPigs

Phillies No. 13 prospect goes seven innings in bounceback start
May 23, 2018

Tom Eshelman has found it difficult to get into a rhythm on the mound early this season, so he's worked tirelessly with the Triple-A IronPigs coaching staff to develop a solution. Wednesday's performance proved to be a positive step toward finding that answer.Philadelphia's No. 13 prospect took a no-hit bid into

Phillies Prospect Primer: Sanchez sizzles

Right-hander climbs ranks; Kingery, Eshelman ready for big stage
March 29, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Loudest tool: Sixto Sanchez, RHPJoe

Catching Up With: Thomas Eshelman

Former Thresher Seeking Final Rotation Spot with Phillies
March 3, 2018

Two short years ago Thomas Eshelman arrived in Clearwater, set to begin his first Spring Training in minor league camp for the Philadelphia Phillies.Acquired along with four others in the Ken Giles trade, Eshelman had been the Houston Astros' second round selection in the 2015 draft. The right-hander debuted with

Accurate Eshelman sets sights on Phillies

No. 22 prospect stays on target in first big-league Spring Training
February 19, 2018

Baseball can be a very complicated game, especially when looking at the numbers behind the sport.Phillies pitching prospect Tom Eshelman learned a simple truth about the game at an early stage. When he was a freshman at Cal State Fullerton, Mike Kirby, an assistant coach who has since left the

Kingery, De Los Santos headed to Phillies camp

Second baseman, right-hander earn Major League spring invites
January 17, 2018

It won't be long until Scott Kingery will be able to waltz into Phillies' Major League Spring Training camp in Clearwater, Florida without worry. For now, he still needs an's No. 50 overall prospect was one of eight Minor Leaguers to receive non-roster invitations to Phillies camp on Wednesday,

Hoskins, Kingery power Phillies' All-Stars

First, second baseman make post-rebuild future look bright
November 29, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Phillies feel about ready to pop. The club finished in

Perkins Homers, Eshelman Tosses Gem In Pigs Win

Pigs Win Third-Consecutive Game
August 26, 2017

Cam Perkins hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and Tom Eshelman pitched a gem as the IronPigs (74-58) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (62-71) by the score of 3-0 Saturday night at McCoy Stadium.

Pigs Fall On Walk-Off Homer In 11th

Kingery Extends Hitting Streak To 14
August 16, 2017

Chris Johnson hit a walk-off two-run home run as the Norfolk Tides (57-65) defeated the IronPigs (69-53) 2-0 in 11 innings Wednesday night at Harbor Park.

Pigs Rally In Ninth, Defeat G-Braves 8-4

Florimon Hits Go-Ahead Two-Run Single
July 17, 2017

The Pigs (58-37) used a five-run ninth inning for an 8-4 comeback win over the Gwinnett Braves (47-46) Monday night at Coolray Field. 

PCL All-Stars Defeat IL, 6-4

Eshelman Surrenders Just One Run In All-Star Start
July 13, 2017

The Pacific Coast League All-Stars defeated the International League All-Stars 6-4 Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.

Pigs Fly To League-Leading 12th Shutout Victory

Cozens, Crawford Homer As Eshelman Pitches Gem
July 4, 2017

J.P. Crawford blasted two home runs, Dylan Cozens launched his 19th homer and Tom Eshelman pitched yet another gem, as the IronPigs (53-32) blanked the Syracuse Chiefs (30-52) Tuesday night 8-0 at NBT Bank Stadium.

Record Five IronPigs Make IL All-Star Team

Hoskins, Cozens, Beato, Alfaro And Eshelman Named All-Stars
June 29, 2017

The 2017 International League All-Star Team was officially announced on Thursday, and the IronPigs had a franchise-record five representatives selected: C Jorge Alfaro , RP Pedro Beato , OF Dylan Cozens , SP Tom Eshelman and 1B Rhys Hoskins. The 30th annual Triple-A All-Star Game to be played on July 12 at Cheney

Alfaro, Hoskins Lead Way In Rout Of Paw Sox

Pigs Win 50th Game Of Season In Just 79th Game
June 28, 2017

Rhys Hoskins hit his 18th homer, tying him for the International League lead, and Jorge Alfaro launched a three-run home run as the IronPigs (50-29) routed the Pawtucket Red Sox (37-39) by the score of 10-2 Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park before 7,989 fans. 

Eshelman, Williams Lead Pigs To 5-2 Victory

Mora Chips In With Go-Ahead Two-Run Single
June 17, 2017

Nick Williams launched his 14th home run of the season, and the IronPigs (44-24) picked up a 5-2 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs (21-43) Saturday night before 10,100 fans at Coca-Cola Park. It marks the fifth-consecutive capacity sell out and sixth overall capacity sell out this season.

Moncada holds early lead on Triple-A ballot

Hoskins, Eshelman, Caratini among top All-Star vote-getters so far
June 8, 2017

Baseball's top prospect has Tacoma on his mind.White Sox second baseman Yoán Moncada is among the leading vote-getters on the Esurance Triple-A All-Star ballot after two weeks of voting, joining other big names like Jorge Alfaro, Derek Fisher and Franklin Barreto.

MiLB announces May Players of the Month

Each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball
June 6, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 10 full season leagues for the month of May. Each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of the honor.Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) right-hander Tom Eshelman

Eshelman Named I.L. Player Of The Month

Right-Hander Dominated First Month In Triple-A
June 1, 2017

IronPigs' pitcher Tom Eshelman has been named International League Player of the Month, as announced by league officials today. The 22-year-old starter becomes the first Lehigh Valley player to earn Player of the Month honors this season and the third all-time selection (Phil Klein, August '16; and Andy Tracy, June

IronPigs' Eshelman continues Triple-A success

Phillies prospect allows five hits, one walk in nine-inning shutout
June 1, 2017

Surrounded by some great baseball minds at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Tom Eshelman is making the most of his company."We've got a lot of people to talk to about pitching and about the game as well, so I just have to keep my ears open, have conversations with people, learn every

Eshelman Tosses Pigs To 6-0 Shutout

Right-Hander Tosses First Nine Inning Complete Game Of Season
May 31, 2017

Tom Eshelman was brilliant in the IronPigs (36-16) 6-0 shutout victory of the Indianapolis Indians (28-23) Wednesday night at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Hoskins homers on emotional Mother's Day

Phillies' No. 13 prospect helps propel IronPigs to twinbill sweep
May 14, 2017

Eight years ago, Rhys Hoskins lost his mother. On Sunday at Coca-Cola Park, he knew she was there."I'm not sure that they knew," the Phillies' 13th-ranked prospect said, "but I guess I had a little bit of a secret weapon going into the game."Hoskins belted a first-inning homer and added an