There is a commercial for the new reality show about the Phillies' bullpen! "The Pen" premieres Sunday at 8pm, on the MLB Network. This is a great opportunity to learn more about mythical right-hander Clay Condrey, as well as learn why Jack Taschner is still with the club. I can't wait! Commercial can be viewed here.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) had the night off, and host the Charlotte Knights on Thursday. Drew Carpenter gets the start for the IronPigs.
The Reading Phillies (AA) waited out the elements, in the form of a long rain delay, and beat the Trenton Thunder, 4-1. The R-Phils are now a season-high eleven games over .500. Top prospect/southpaw Joe Savery improved to 7-1, allowing one run in six and two-thirds innings (four hits, zero walks, five strikeouts). First baseman Brian Stavisky had a pair of home runs, with his parents in attendance! (I do not know Brian, or his parents, but this was mentioned during the broadcast.) The R-Phils continue to play well, even after losing catcher Paul Bako, their starter for about ten days, to the P-Phils. Fortunately, Bako taught R-Phils catcher Tuffy Gosewisch all he knows. The R-Phils left 16 runners on base in the game.
The Clearwater Threshers (A) lost 4-3 to the Palm Beach Cardinals. Clearwater made three errors, gave up twelve hits, got a two-inning (three runs, four hits, two walks/zero strikeouts) start from Julian Sampson, and lost on an unearned run in the ninth. Let's try to forget this one even happened,,,