Players of the Week
**Pitcher: RHP Colin Kleven, Lakewood. 2-0, 0.75 ERA for 2 starts, 12 innings, 9 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 4 walks, 11 strikeouts. In 4 starts this month, 2-1, 1.96 ERA. For the season, 3-3, 3.38 ERA, 8 starts. The 21-year-old was a 33rd round selection in 2009 out of R. E. Mountain High School in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and signed by Tim Kissner.
**Player: INF-OF Carlos Alonso, Clearwater. Led organization with a .545 average for 6 games, 12 hits, 5 runs scored and 10 RBI. He had multi-hits in each of his last 5 games. Raised his average from .299 to .360. Alonso has started at second base, shortstop, third base and left field. The 24-year-old was selected in the 32nd round of the 2010 draft out of the University of Delaware and signed by Paul Murphy.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
5-3, 3rd place . . . Set a franchise record with 38 consecutive scoreless innings that included four straight shutouts starting Tuesday. Two were back-to-back 1-0 decisions, a game-winning hit by 1B Cody Overbeck and a successful suicide squeeze by 3B Tim Kennelly . . . INF Kevin Fransden, .360, in 7 games, hitting safely in 6 of those games . . . RHS Scott Elarton (5-1) won his 4th in a row on Wednesday (1-0), stretching his scoreless streak to 22 innings, He's allowed 1 run in the 4 wins . . . RHS Dave Bush (3-3) won the next night, 1-0, with 7 scoreless innings . . . LHS Pat Misch (3-5) won both starts, allowing 1 run in 10 innings . . . RHS Tyler Cloyd (4-1) tossed 6 shutout innings in the 4-0 Tuesday win and then lost his first game on Sunday, 5 runs in 6 innings . . . RHR B. J. Rosenberg has a streak of 12.1 scoreless innings . . . LHR Jeremy Horst, an 11.2 scoreless streak . . . Saves went to LHR Joe Savery (#2), Horst (1), RHR Michael Schwimer (5) and RHR Tyson Brummett (1).
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
2-4, 2nd place . . . 2B Cesar Hernandez, hit .400 in 6 games with a club-high 10 hits and organization-high 5 steals. Ended the week on an 8-game hitting streak; batting .370 this month . . . RF Jiwan James, .382 for 6 games, also ended on an 8-game streak . . . 1B Darin Ruf started in LF on Friday, the 11th time in his minor league career he's played that position . . . SS Troy Hanzawa is hitting .352 this month, raising his average to .319 . . . RHS Jonathan Pettibone (3-4) split 2 decisions, allowing 3 earned runs in 12 innings; his win came on Sunday . . . RHS Julio Rodriguez gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings but wasn't involved in the 3-2 loss on Saturday; leads organization with a 1.88 ERA . . . Other win went to RHR Michael Cisco, 3 scoreless innings on Wednesday . . . RHR J. C. Ramirez recorded his 2nd save in that game.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
3-4, tied for 2nd . . . 3B Cody Asche, .370 in 7 games with a club-high 10 hits, 3 doubles and 8 RBI. He's hit in 19 of his last 20 games. For May, .397 . . . SS Edgar Duran hit a walk-off home run on Wednesday . . . 1B Jim Murphy and Ruf share the organization-high with 31 RBI . . . RHR Juan Sosa (1-2) had a blown save and a win on Wednesday . . . LHS Jesse Biddle (2-2) won the next night, 1 run in 6 innings . . . LHS Adam Morgan (2-4) won on Sunday, 0 hits, 5.2 innings, 1 unearned run, 7 walks, 8 strikeouts; leads organization with 68 strikeouts . . . LHS Austin Wright, no decision on Friday, 1 run, 7 innings . . . RHR Colby Shreve, 3 appearances, 5 scoreless innings . . . RHR Tyler Knigge got his 1st save of the season on Sunday. Gave up 2 runs on April 27 and hasn't allowed a run since (15 innings) . . . LHR Bryan Mordada, tossed 3 scoreless innings in his Clearwater debut on Saturday, extending his scoreless streak to 11 innings, including Lakewood.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
4-3, tied for 5th . . . Lakewood is 15-4 when scoring at least 4 runs; 1-21 when scoring 3 or fewer runs . . . 1B-3B Harold Martinez, .333, for 7 games . . . 3B Maikel Franco has hit in 9 of his last 11 games, going from .216 to .232 . . . 1B Kelly Dugan, out with a sprained right ankle since April 20, returned on Tuesday and had a pair of hits . . . Aaron Altherr is hitting .442 as the DH; .171 when he starts in the outfield . . . Wins, other than 2 by Kleven, went to RHR Michael Nesseth (3-1) with 3 scoreless innings on Wednesday and LHS Lino Martinez (3-2), 1 run, 6 innings on Sunday . . . RHR Colton Murray allowed an earned run on Sunday, his first since April 18; he had gone 14.2 scoreless innings . . . Saves: Nesseth, 1st in pro ball on Saturday, Murray (1) and RHR Matt Campbell (3).