Players of the Week
Pitcher: RHP Michael Stutes, Reading Phillies. Was 0-0 for 2 starts with a 0.69 ERA. Pitched a total of 13 innings, allowed 9 hits, 1 earned run, walked 3 and struck out 15. Second start was Sunday, 7 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts. Retired 19 of 20 batters after a runner reached base in the first inning. Named MiLB.com Eastern League pitcher of the week. Has won 2 other Player-of-the-Week Awards for the Phillies this season, April 20-26 and July 13-19. For the season, he is 8-6, 3.54 ERA for 24 starts. 100 strikeouts (129.1 innings) rank 3rd in EL. The 22-year-old was selected in the 11th round a year ago out of Oregon State University.
Player: 1B Andy Tracy, Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Hit .375 in 6 games with a double, 2 homers among his 6 hits. Drove in an organization-high 9 runs. He's hit in 16 of his last 20 games (.301). For the season, .245, 20 homers (4th in IL) and 76 RBI (2nd). He was the Phillies player of the week for June 15-21. The 35-year-old was signed as a minor league free agent on November 20, 2007.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
2-5; 3rd place, International League North Division . . . OF Michael Taylor, .417, with 10 hits, 2 homers, 8 RBI; included was a 5-for-5 game on Wednesday in which he hit for the cycle, a first for LV franchise. He has reached base in 24 of his 28 games in AAA. Named MiLB.com IL Player of the week. . . . RHP Andrew Carpenter (9-4) lost both starts . . . RHP Rodrigo Lopez (6-4) won his first start since returning from the majors; RHP Kyle Kendrick (6-7) dropped his first start back in AAA . . . RHP Jason Anderson has not allowed a run in last 9 appearances.
3-4; 2nd place, Eastern League Southern Division . . . OF Domonic Brown, 2 doubles, a triple among 7 hits; he stole 4 bases giving him 5 without being caught since promotion to AA . . CF Quintin Berry stole 5 bases in 5 tries, giving him an EL-high 45 . . . OF Steve Susdorf hit his first AA homer on Wednesday, his fourth game with Reading . . . C Kevin Nelson, returned from AAA to AA, had 2 homers, 5 RBI in his first 3 games back with Reading . . . LHP Sergio Escalona, 3 appearances, 5.2 scoreless innings, 1 win . . . RHP Kyle Drabek (7-2) had a no-decision in 1 start. He's 2-2, 4.91 ERA over last 6 starts after 5-0, 2.70 in 7 previous starts. He's pitched 145 innings this season; in first 3 seasons, 109.2 innings . . . RHP B. J. Rosenberg had 3 scoreless appearances; including Lakewood, he hasn't given up a run since June 6, 23 outings, 32 innings . . . RHP Scott Mathieson picked up a win in relief on Saturday, his first since 2006. Because of 2 Tommy John surgeries, he pitched in only 7 games 2 years ago and 0 games last season.
4-3; 4th place Florida State League North Division, 2nd half . . . 1B-DH Matt Rizzotti, .375, with an organization-high 5 doubles among 9 hits; also homered and drove in 7 . . . SS Freddy Galvis led the club with 11 hits . . . 2B Fidel Hernandez, 9 hits with a club-high 8 runs . . . 3B Cody Overbeck,, 3 doubles, 2 homers, 7 RBI . . . CF Javis Diaz, 5 hits, 3 stolen bases, giving him 27 for the season . . . RHP Tristan Crawford picked up 2 wins in relief . . . RHP Tyler Cloyd (3-5) ended a 2-game losing streak with 7 scoreless innings on Thursday . . . RHP Michael Schwimer saw his 9-game, 12-inning scoreless streak end on Wednesday; 2 days later, he picked up his 16th save.
3-2, 2 rainouts on a southern trip; tied-4th place, South Atlantic League Northern Division, 2nd half (1st half champions) . . . 2B Harold Garcia returned from the DL (Aug. 1, broken hand) on Friday and went 5-11 with 2 steals in first 3 games . . . CF Anthony Gose stole 2 bases; 66 leads all minor leaguers. Lakewood has 6 players in double figures in steals; others--Zach Collier (13), Korby Mintken (12), D'Arby Myers (12) and Travis Mattair (11). Team's 174 steals are tops in SAL . . . C Travis d'Arnaud collected 30th double and 3 RBI, giving him a club-high 61; his club-high 12 homers were matched by 1B Jim Murphy on Sunday . . . RHP Eryk McConnell picked up first Lakewood save after having 4 in 6 Gulf Coast League Phillies games . . . LHP Jacob Diekman stretched his scoreless inning streak to 13 innings over 9 games with 1 scoreless inning . . . LHP Matt Way, 2-0; 16 strikeouts in 12 total innings.
3-3; 2nd place, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division . . . 2B Adam Buschini, .611 in 5 games, 11 hits, a double, triple, RBI and 4 stolen bases. Named MiLB.com player of the week in the NYP . . . 1B Darin Ruf, 4 doubles and 4 RBI . . . OF Leandro Castro, 5 hits, 3 RBI; leads league in hitting, .342 . . . C Sebastian Valle, 5 hits, 4 RBI . . . Club continues to lead NYP in triples, 38, in 57 games . . . RHP Austin Hyatt, making his second straight start after 10 relief appearances, saw his scoreless streak end at 22 innings on Wednesday, the first runs he's allowed since July 6 . . . LHP Korey Noles (2-1) won on Thursday, 1 run in 7 innings, 7 strikeouts . . . LHP Nick Hernandez (5-1) and RHP Joshua Zeid (6-3) each won their 4th in a row . . . RHP Eric Massingham recorded his 4th save on Thursday and had a 14-scoreless inning streak end on Sunday.
2-5; 2nd place, Gulf Coast League . . . OF Brian Gump, .368, 7 hits, 3 RBI . . . 3B Luis Paulino, .353, 2 doubles among 6 hits . . . 1B Jonathan Singleton, 5 hits, all doubles . . . 2B Matt McConnell, 5 hits . . . SS Jonathan Villar, stole 3 bases; he's stolen 11 in a row and has been caught just once, his first game on June 24 . . . He and 2B Cesar Hernandez lead the club with 11 steals . . . RHP Jarred Cosart (1-2) picked up his first pro win with 6 scoreless innings on Friday . . . RHP Justin Beal, 2 appearances, 2 saves
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