The Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, are sitting at .500; not too entirely worse than their parent club at the moment.
Their 50-50 record, literally, is the product of a recent slide that's seen them lose 11 of their last 16 games. 'Pigs broadcaster Matt Provence explained the slump this afternoon.
Random fact (Part 1): The @IronPigs are 5-11 since OF Jermaine Mitchell was released 7/1 (they'd been 45-39; 30-17 in games he started)...— Matt Provence (@PigsRadio) July 20, 2013
Random fact (Part 2): Since the Twins signed Jermaine Mitchell on 7/4, the Red Wings have gone 9-4 -- and 7-3 in games he’s started for ROC!— Matt Provence (@PigsRadio) July 20, 2013