Players of the Week
Pitcher: RHP Darren Byrd, Clearwater Threshers. Picked up third win a row on Thursday, 8 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts. Hasn't allowed a run in the 3-game winning streak, 19 innings, 12 hits, 4 walks, 14 strikeouts. For the season, 4-3, 4.20 ERA in 17 games. The 22-year-old was selected in the 18th round in 2005 out of Pine Forest (FL) High School.
Player: OF Leandro Castro, Williamsport Crosscutters. Hit .480 in 7 games, leading the organization with 12 hits and 7 runs. Had 2 doubles, three homers, 6 RBI and stole 3 bases. Had his first 2-home run game as a pro on Friday. In his last 10 games, he's hitting .543. For the season at Williamsport, .347 in 37 games. The 20-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent 2 years ago out of La Romana, DR.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
3-4; 3rd place, International League North Division . . . INF Mike Cervenak (.357) and 3B Terry Tiffee (.345) led the club with 10 hits each; Tiffee hit 2 homers, drove in 6; he's hitting .366 in last 10 games . . . OF Michael Taylor, 5 hits, 4 RBI . . . 1B Andy Tracy hit 17th and 18th homers, tops in the organization . . . LHP Gustavo Chacin (6-3) won his 4th straight decision; for the week, 2 runs in 13 innings for 2 starts . . . RHP Jason Anderson recorded back-to-back saves on Tuesday/Wednesday.
5-2; 2nd place, Eastern League Southern Division . . . 1B Brian Stavisky, .423 in 7 games, 4 doubles, 4 homers among 11 hits; drove in organization-high 8 runs; scored 4 runs on Wednesday . . . 3B Neil Sellers, .333, with 12th homer . . . CF Quintin Berry stole 3 bases; 39 season total is tops in EL . . . RHP Chance Chapman, 2-0, 1 save in 4 appearances; ended the week with a 19.1 scoreless inning streak; last run allowed was June 17 . . . RHP Vance Worley (7-8) ended a 4-game losing streak with 6 scoreless innings on Thursday . . . LHP Sergio Escalona, 11th and 12th saves . . . RHP Scott Mathieson, 3 scoreless innings over 2 relief appearances; has allowed 0 earned runs in 16 innings since being activated June 25 at Gulf Coast League. 7 of those innings were in Clearwater before joining Reading on July 30 . . . RHP Kyle Drabek (7-1) won once and had a no-decision in other start.
4-3; 4th place Florida State League North Division, 2nd half . . . OF Steve Susdorf, .423, 3 doubles, 6 RBI; ended week riding a 9-game hitting streak . . . OF Dominic Brown was hitless (4 AB) in last Clearwater appearance (Friday) before promotion to Reading; ended at .303 in Clearwater, 12 homers, 44 RBI in 66 games . . . 1B-DH Matt Rizzotti, 5 hits, 3 doubles, 5 RBI . . . RHP Michael Cisco (7-3) won Tuesday and was moved up to AA . . . RHP Chris Kissock (2-5) won on Monday; hasn't allowed an earned run in last 9 relief appearances . . . RHP Michael Schwimer picked up 2 saves in 2 appearances, running streak to 5 saves in 5 outings; hasn't allowed a run since July 11, 9 innings.
2-4; 4th place, South Atlantic League Northern Division, 2nd half (1st half champions) . . . CF Anthony Gose stole 2 bases; 58 total are tops in SAL . . . C Travis D'Arnaud hit 11th-12th homers; leads club in homers and RBI (58) . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 11th homer . . . RHP BJ Rosenberg, 18th save in 2 outings; ended week riding streak of 24.2 scoreless innings; last run allowed, June 6; last walk, July 10 . . . LHP Jacob Diekman's last 6 appearances, 0 runs, 9 innings, 11 strikeouts.
6-1, winning last 4; 2nd place, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division . . . OF Zach Collier, 1st pro homer on Sunday; scored 4 times that day; 8 hits for the week, 6 runs . . . C Sebastian Valle, 2 triples among 6 hits; 5 RBI . . . C David Doss, 1st pro homer on Saturday, a grand slam . . . LHP Nick Hernandez, (3-1), 2-0 for 2 starts, 1 earned run in 13 total innings . . . RHP Eric Massingham, 2 saves in 2 outings; 26 strikeouts in 16.2 innings for 9 appearances for the season . . . RHP Austin Hyatt (2-0), 1 win, 1 save, 2 games; 9 strikeouts, 5 scoreless innings, 1 hit; has allowed 1 run (July 6) in 12 appearances . . . LHP Korey Noles (1-0) for 2 starts, 1 earned run in 11 total innings.
4-3; 1st place, Gulf Coast League . . . OF Brian Gump, .400, 2nd homer among 6 hits . . . OF Domingo Santana, 6 hits, 2 RBI; 20 RBI in 23 games for the season . . . OF Aaron Altherr, 4 hits, 5 RBI, 3 games . . . RHP Kevin Angelle, 1-0 for 2 starts; 12 scoreless innings . . . RHP Chad Poe (3-0) was Friday winner; 1.40 season ERA for 8 appearances . . . RHP Justin Beal, 2 games, 2 saves; 1 unearned run in last 7 games, 11.1 innings.
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