Wednesday, July 30, 2008


...A little late with this, but Andrew Carpenter was promoted to Reading earlier this week...

...Brian Schlitter was activated from the DL this week, as well...

...Quintin Berry remains two steals away from breaking the club record for stolen bases in a season...

...Berry's 39 steals are the most in the Phillies organization this season...

...JA Happ, who leads the International League with 127 strikeouts, has been sent to Philly...

...Clay Harris picked up his 4th home run with Reading, a ninth-inning, two-run blast in a win over New Hampshire...

...Greg Golson and Brad Harman had a pair of homers last week at Reading...

...Matt Spencer is hitting .436 since his trade to the Oakland organization, while Adrian Cardenas is hitting .286 with a homer...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Phinley Doll Has Arrived at Diamond Outfitters!

The Threshers are pleased to announce a new product at Diamond Outfitters... a fantastic, cuddly Phinley doll!

Below (click to make it bigger) is Phinley with... Phinley!

Phinley (the smaller one) retails for just $15 and can be purchased when you next visit the shop!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Below you will find information about ticket packages that are available for businesses, ticket packages available for individuals, and a donor form for those who would like to make a donation to this fantastic night that supports such a great cause. Also included is a press release about the evening. Click on the images to enlarge them.

This year marks the third annual Pitch For Pink Night. All proceeds benefit the Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center at Morton Plant Hospital and 100% of the money raised will remain in the local community.

If you need more information, please contact or call Amanda at 727-712-4405.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Those Who Have Moved Up...

The Reading (AA) roster has quite a few players on it who have played with Clearwater this season... here's a brief update on how they've been doing:

Clay Harris started off slowly after his call to the R-Phils earlier this month but has certainly been coming on strong as of late. In 11 games with the team, the LSU product has eleven three home runs. That, combined with his .324 average, has him OPSing at 1.041. Not too bad...

Jake Blalock is hitting .283 with the Phillies, including a pair of 3-5 performances late in June.

We'll update the pitchers later on...

Monday, July 21, 2008


The Threshers stole... wait for it... nine bases tonight. Five of the nine came in one inning.

From the boxscore...

SB: Watson 2 (2, 2nd base off West/Purdom, 2nd base off West/Purdom), Berry 3 (34, 2nd base off West/Purdom, 3rd base off West/Purdom, 3rd base off West/Purdom), Hernandez, F 2 (4, 2nd base off West/Purdom, 3rd base off West/Purdom), Taylor (2, 2nd base off West/Purdom), Gosewisch (2, 2nd base off Miller, Ju/Purdom).

CS: Taylor (2, 3rd base by West/Purdom).

Meat Loaf may have said 2 out of 3 ain't bad... I'm saying 9 out of 10 ain't too shabby either.

More moves...

What does Dorothy say in the Wizard of Oz, "my, how people come and go so quickly here"... or something like that.

Brett Myers rejoined Philadelphia

Harold Garcia sent to GCL Phillies.
Doug Morales sent to Williamsport.
Rob Watson signed as a minor league free agent.
Kevin Mahar signed as a minor league free agent.

Find out more about Watson and Mahar by clicking here.

Catching Up...

Here are all of your roster moves to catch you up on...

Harold Garcia added from the GCL Phillies.
Brett Myers added from Reading.
Adrian Cardenas & Matt Spencer traded to Oakland.
Doug Morales added from Williamsport.

This is Garcia's fourth professional year, spending the last three with the Venezuela Summer League Phillies. In 19 games this season with the Gulf Coast Phillies, Garcia was hitting .258. The Maracibo, VZ native had 17 hits, four of which were triples.

Morales is in his sixth professional season. He spent 13 games with Clearwater in 2006 before being sent to Lakewood and Batavia. He spent all of last season with Lakewood. In nine games at Williamsport, Morales was hitting just .192 with just five hits; he already has three in two games with the Threshers.

Cardenas and Spencer joined the Stockton Ports on Saturday. In two games, Cardenas is 2-9 with a run scored while Spencer, who has been moved to 1B defensively, is 4-8 with a pair of runs.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Brett Myers Joins Threshers

RHP Brett Myers was added from Reading (AA) today. We'll have a complete roster update as soon as possible. Things have been a little crazy since the trade yesterday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More on Trade...

The A's are excited about what they're getting...

Press conference link is available at the top of this page from

Stay tuned for more reaction...

(Somewhat) Breaking News: Two Traded

If you were wondering like I was why Adrian Cardenas and Matt Spencer were not in the lineup for the first game of the DH at Brevard County tonight, one need only look to for the answer. The Phillies have acquired P Joe Blanton from Oakland for INF Adrian Cardenas and OF Matt Spencer of the Threshers and former Thresher P Josh Outman.

Former Threshers Named to US Olympic Team

Jason Donald and Lou Marson will represent America at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games next month in Beijing, China.

Here are a couple of quotes from the team's manager, Davey Jonhson about the two...

On selecting Jason Donald for the Olympic team:
"He's a great-looking shortstop. Great hands, good arm and his offensive arms are outstanding. I like his makeup. He was way up on our list to begin with and once I got the chance to get to know him a little bit, I liked him even better."

On selecting Lou Marson for the Olympic team:
"He really impressed me during (the Futures Game). He caught the first three innings. We don't give the signs to the catcher. He told (pitcher) Brett Anderson to throw over to first and he picked (a runner off). His numbers are outstanding for a catcher, great offensive catcher, and I got reports that said everything about him is good."

The entire roster can be found here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Futures Game, Harris, and more...

The 2008 Futures Game is being played right now at Yankee Stadium. Lou Marson and Jason Donald both started for the US team, though Marson has been lifted already. The game is being played on espn2.

The Reading Eagle has a good article on Clay Harris. Thanks to Kevin for the link which you can access by clicking here.

The Threshers are looking to end their five-game skid today here at Bright House Field. It's Wet-n-Wacky Day, so come dressed accordingly!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Game Day - July 7 vs Palm Beach


Two Sent to Reading (AA)

Sorry about the time between the last update and now. As you know if you were at the game, Thursday night was a crazy (but amazingly awesome) night. Many thanks to the 9,090 of you who came out to Bright House Field. Congratulations, you were part of a record crowd!

Speaking of Thursday, P Edgar Garcia was promoted to Reading during the day. He joined Tyson Brummett, Sam Walls, and Brett Harker. He made his AA debut on Sunday, picking up a loss. He gave up five hits in his six innings of work while allowing two runs. He struck out four.

Garcia will be joined by INF Clay Harris. Harris, who hit his eighth homer of the season over the weekend at Dunedin, has been on fire recently. raising his batting average from a season low of .263 on June 17 to .351 through Saturday night.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Honors Pile Up for Harris

Thresher INF Clay Harris, already named last week's FSL Player of the Week, was announced as the Phillies Minor League Player of the Week for the same period. Here is the official announcment from the Phillies...

**Player: 1B Clay Harris, Clearwater. Batted .545 for 7 games (12-22) with 4 HR, 12 RBI. He had his first multi-home run game on Saturday, hitting 3 and driving in 6 in 11-3 romp at the St. Lucie Mets. In his 4th at-bat, he was hit by a pitch, setting off a bench-clearing incident. In his 5th at-bat, he was again hit without any other incidents. Last 10 games: .581, 4 HR, 16 RBI. For the season: .350 in 39 games, 7 HR, 31 RBI. The 25-year-old right-handed hitter was a 9th-round selection in 2005 out of LSU.

First Round Choice Signs

From the Phillies...

"Shortstop Anthony Hewitt, the Phillies’ first-round selection last month, has agreed to terms and will report to Clearwater, Fla., later this week, Director of Scouting Marti Wolever announced today.

Hewitt, 19, received a bonus of $1,380,000 plus eight semesters under a college scholarship program.

The Phillies have signed 27 of the 53 players they selected, including the first five."