Thursday, July 20, 2006

Nate Johnson named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week

Threshers relief pitcher Nate Johnson has just been named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week for July 10-16. Johnson has not allowed an earned run in his last eight appearances (10.2 IP). On the week, Johnson played in three games. He was 2-0 and also picked up a save in four innings of work. Johnson struck out four, walked one, and did not give up a hit on the week.

He was drafted by the Phillies in the 20th round of the June 2004 draft. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He played for Batavia and in the Florida Instructional League in 2004 and Lakewood in 2005. Johnson led the Blueclaws with 12 wins.

There should be a longer release up on the Official Site sometime soon.

Nate's wife Shannon works part-time in Diamond Outfitters (Team Store), come by the ballpark and congratulate her!

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