Pitcher of the Week
Clearwater right-hander Darren Byrd was 1-0 for one start, allowing one earned run in seven innings on eight hits and no walks on Wednesday. Lost shutout on an eighth-inning home run. Has won two in a row after losing first five at Clearwater. In those two wins, two earned runs, 16 1/3 innings, 11 strikeouts. Began season at Lakewood and was promoted after 1-1, 2.80 ERA for six starts. The 21-year-old was selected in the 18th round in 2005 out of Pine Forest (Fla.) High School.
Player of the Week
Outfielder Fabio Murakami of the Gulf Coast League Phillies hit .500 in six games (10-for-20) with two doubles, his first home run and seven RBIs. The 20-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent in November 2005 out of Tupi Paulista, Brazil. He spent his first two pro seasons in the Venezuela Summer League.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
5-3 ... C Jason Jaramillo hit .348; over last 10 games, .359 ... OF Rich Thompson had a four-hit game on Tuesday, two doubles; stole four bases for the week ... LHP Brian Mazone (9-8) fanned seven in seven innings (one run) on Wednesday at Norfolk; retired 18 of the first 20 hitters ... LH reliever Stephen Randolph fanned six in three innings in two outings ... RHP Carlos Carrasco made his Triple-A debut on Sunday, no decision, 6 2/3 innings, six hits, two unearned runs, two walks, four strikeouts ... LHP Lee Walrond won his fourth in a row and was promoted to the big club.
2-5 ... LF Jeremy Slayden, .345 with two HR, five RBIs ... CF Greg Golson, .304 ... 3B Neil Sellers hit 17th and 18th homers to take organization lead ... Carlos Carrasco evened his record at 7-7 with a win over Harrisburg on Monday and was promoted to Lehigh Valley later in the week ... RHP Andrew Carpenter returned to Double-A ball and won his first start on Thursday, seven innings, five hits, two runs (one earned).
3-4 ... CF Quintin Berry hit .440 over seven games and extended his hitting streak to 17 games ... LF Michael Taylor, .355 for the week; .395 in last 10 ... SS Fidel Hernandez, .345 ... 1B John Urick had 23rd-24th doubles and four RBIs in Tuesday win at Sarasota; finished week with four doubles, seven RBIs, ninth home run.
5-3 ... C-OF Tim Kennelly, .345 with five RBIs in eight games ... CF Dominic Brown, .400 in four games, including 16th stolen base ... SS Freddy Galvis drove in six runs on eight hits ... RH reliever Zack Sterner pitched a scoreless inning in Game 2 on Monday and picked up his ninth win (one loss) in 18 appearances; he's won five in a row ... RHP Michel Cisco made his Lakewood debut, five scoreless innings as a starter, one hit; was promoted from Williamsport (1-0, 1.86, nine games) ... RHP Julian Sampson (7-4) won on Wednesday vs. West Virginia ... RHP Michael Stutes won 4-1 on Thursday making him a 2-0, 0.75 ERA for two starts with Lakewood ... RH closer Jared Simon picked up 22nd and 23rd saves in three scoreless outings.
3-4 ... OF Steve Susdorf returned to Williamsport after two games at Lakewood and hit .345 for the week; last 10 games, .382 ... OF Tim Binkowski hit .360 ... RHP Robert Roth saw his seven-game winning streak end with his first loss on Tuesday ... RH reliever Michael Schwimer fanned six in four scoreless innings (two appearances); last 10 outings, five saves, 1.27 ERA, 39 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings ... RH reliever Brian Rosenberg was 2- 0 in two outings, his first pro wins; he is 2-0 with six saves in last 10 games, 1.02 ERA.
Gulf Coast League Phillies
6-1 with a five-game winning streak ... C Sebastian Valle hit .533 in six games and scored eight runs on eight hits; four of the hits were doubles ... OF Vladimir De Los Santos hit his club-high fifth HR; 23 RBIs also lead the team ... RHP Ryan Bergh gave up his first two earned runs of the season but he emerged the winner on Tuesday; 2B Harold Garcia, double, triple, four RBIs ... RHP Kyle Drabek, who had Tommy John surgery in July a year ago, returned to the mound on Wednesday, three scoreless innings, one hit ... RHP Jason Knapp (2-1) pitched five shutout innings on Friday with no walks, two hits, six strikeouts ... RH reliever Mauricio Romero was 1-0 for two appearances, stretching his scoreless streak to 22 innings.
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