Players of the Week
Pitcher: RHP Jesus Sanchez, Lakewood BlueClaws. Pitched 7 innings in his lone start of the week during an 8-1 win on Friday. He allowed 4 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 walk and struck out 8. Victory was his fourth in a row. July record: 4-1, 2.01. For the season, he is 7-5 with a 3.51 ERA for 19 starts; leads the staff with 97.1 innings. The 21-year-old came to the Phillies in the 2006 Bobby Abreu deal. Originally a catcher, he was converted to a pitcher, one relief appearance with the Gulf Coast League Phillies on August 26 last year.
Player: SS Troy Hanzawa, Lakewood BlueClaws. Hit .500 (10-20) in 5 games, 1 double, 1 home run and 5 RBI. He ended the week riding an 8-game hitting streak that boosted his average to .284. For July: .363. The 23-year-old native Hawaiian was selected in the 16th round a year ago out of San Diego State U.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
2-5; 3rd place, International League North Division . . . INF Mike Cervenak and 3B Terry Tiffee led the club with 9 hits each; Cervenak drove in 5 runs . . . OF Michael Taylor hit .320, 2 doubles, 2nd AAA homer among 8 hits; he's hitting .320 (8-25) after starting AAA at 2-13 . . . C Lou Marson has hit in 17 of last 21 games (.382); .362 for July . . . RHP Gustavo Chacin (5-3) won his 3rd in a row on Wednesday; RHP Steve Register registered his 5th save in same game.
3-4; 3rd place, Eastern League Southern Division . . . 3B Neil Sellers hit .393 with an organization-high 11 hits, includign 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers (# 10-11) and 5 RBI; scored 7 times . . . OF Kevin Mahar, .357 . . . CF Quinton Berry stole 4 bases, increasing season total to 36 . . . RHP Kyle Drabek (6-1) was a Wednesday winner, 2 runs in 8 innings, 7 strikeouts . . . RHP Michael Stutes (8-5) won his 3rd in a row on Friday . . . LHP Yohan Flande (1-2) picked up 1st AA win on Sunday, 6.1 scoreless innings after allowing 16 earned runs in first 4 Reading starts . . . LHP Michael Zagurski recorded 7th save; 7 strikeouts in last 3.2 innings.
2-4; 5th place Florida State League North Division, 2nd half . . . Scored just 6 runs in the 4 losses . . . OF Steve Susdorf, .364, following on a .368 previous week; half of his 8 hits were doubles.
DH Matt Rizzotti hit 9th homer, 3B Cody Overbeck, 8th . . . RHPs Tyler Cloyd (1-3) and Darren Byrd (3-3) picked up the wins; Byrd hasn't allowed an earned run in last 11 innings . . . RHP Michael Schwimer recorded 10th and 11th saves, 4 total strikeouts in 2 innings . . . RHP Scott Mathiewson, continuing his rehab from a second Tommy John surgery, had 2 more scoreless outings; in 4 games with the Threshers, 5 innings, 0 runs, 7 strikeouts.
4-2; 2nd place, South Atlantic League Northern Division, 2nd half (1st half champions) . . . CF Anthony Gose, 7 hits, 5 RBI, 6 steals (56 season) . . . C Travis D'Arnaud, 6 hits (3 doubles, 1 home run), 3 RBI; hitting .309 in July . . . 3B Travis Mattair, 4 doubles among 6 hits . . . OF D'Arby Myers, .400, with 2-2-3 hit games in a row . . . RHP BJ Rosenberg, 16th-17th saves, tops in the organization; 6 strikeouts in 4 scoreless innings . . . LHP Jacob Diekman recorded 3rd hold and 1st save; July ERA is 0.68 for 8 games . . . RHP Justin DeFratus (4-3) won on Wednesday, RHP Freddy Ballestas (1-1), the next day and LHP Trevor May (2-1), fanned 9 in 5 shutout innings for a Sunday win.
3-4; 2nd place, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division . . . OF Leandro Castro, .529 (9-17) with 3 doubles, 2 steals (#8-9); ended week 6-9 in last 2 games . . . C Sebastian Valle, coming off a .429 week, batted .375, 4 doubles among 9 hits . . . OF Zach Collier joined the club from Lakewood on Tuesday . . . Wins by LHP Matt Way (2-1), RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-3) and RHP Luke Wertz (2-0).
4-2; 2nd place, Gulf Coast League . . . SS Jason Donald resumed his rehab program on Tuesday after missing 11 days . . . 2B Cesar Hernandez, .353; had 3 2-hit games . . . OF Domingo Santana hit 5th homer, drove in 4 (18 season) . . . First pro win for LHP Ryan Sasaki (1-0); 1st win of '09 for RHP Edgar Garcia (1-0) . . . Other wins for RHPs Miguel Matos (2-2) and Chad Poe (2-0) . . . RHP Julio Rodriguez has 37 strikeouts in 29.2 innings (only 6 walks) but is 0-0 for 6 games.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.