Players of the Week
Pitcher: LHP Adam Morgan, Clearwater
1-1 in two starts, 1.80 ERA, 15 innings, seven hits, three runs, zero walks, 22 strikeouts. Won, 3-1, on Tuesday, one run, four hits, seven innings, career-high 13 strikeouts. Morgan carried a perfect game through 7 1/3 innings on Sunday at Jupiter before giving up two runs on three hits in the eighth inning and losing, 2-1. No balls were hit out of the infield until the first single in the eighth inning. For the season, Morgan is 4-9 with a 3.05 ERA, which is second in the FSL. Morgan leads the FSL with 133 strikeouts. The 22-year-old was selected in the third round out of the University of Alabama in 2011 and signed by Mike Stauffer.
Player: C Sebastian Valle, Reading
Valle hit .400 in seven games with one double, one homer and four RBIs. Had a 10-game hitting streak end on Friday. Valle had three homers and 10 RBIs during the streak. Since the season resumed after the July 10 All-Star Game, Valle is hitting .323 in 17 games. For the season, Valle is hitting .261 with 13 homers, three shy of his career high at Lakewood in 2010. The 22-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent out of Sinaloa, Mexico, by Sal Agostinelli and Norman Anciani.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
4-4, including a DH sweep and DH split; third place. ... OF Domonic Brown hit .429 in six games. Brown ended week on a six-game hitting streak. He's hitting .395 in July, going from .266 to .286. ... INF Michael Martinez hit .400 in seven games. Martinez is hitting .357 in last 10 games. ... CF Kyle Hudson, ended week on a seven-game hitting streak with a club-high 11 hits and a .367 average. Martinez boosted his average from .260 to .275. ... OF Jason Pridie had four two-hit games in six games. ... RHS B. J. Rosenberg (4-2), 2-0 in two starts. He pitched 10 2/3 innings, eight hits, three runs, three walks and 13 strikeouts. A home run in the fourth inning on Sunday ended a consecutive scoreless innings streak at 17 innings. Since joining the starting rotation on July 1, Rosenberg is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 27 innings. ... RHS Tyler Cloyd (10-1) won his sixth straight, 3-0, on Friday. He gave up zero runs and had six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings. Rosenberg's six straight wins ties the club record set by Drew Carpenter in 2009. ... Fourth win went to RHR Justin Friend on Friday. C Tuffy Gosewisch had a walk-off single as LV scored two in last of the 10th for a 5-4 win. ... RHR Phillippe Aumont recorded his 12th save on Tuesday.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
5-2, winning last four; third place. ... CF Jiwan James hit .400 with eight hits and two steals. ... 3B Cody Asche hit .320 with two homers among his eight hits. Both home runs came on Wednesday, giving him four in his last five games. ... 1B-LF Darin Ruf hit 17th and 18th home runs, setting a new career high (17 a year ago at Clearwater). ... 2B Cesar Hernandez had eight hits, including two doubles, his 11th triple (tops in EL), second homer and six RBIs. ... RHS Jonathan Pettibone (9-7) won on Wednesday, giving up one run in seven innings. Pettibone threw a first-pitch strike to 16 of 24 hitters. He promoted to LV next day. ... RHS Austin Hyatt (5-3) won on Friday. ... RHS Trevor May (8-8) won his first game since June 30. ... RHR Julio Rodriguez (6-4) won the second game of that DH on Saturday, his first win since June 27. Rodriguez's 113 strikeouts are tops on the staff. The sweep that night was Reading's fourth. ... LHS Mario Hollands (3-5) ended the week with a win, giving up one earned run in five innings. ... There were two saves this week: RH Jordan Whatcott (second), LHP Frank Gailey (first). ... Reading leads the league in hitting (.271) and triples (38).
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
3-4, second place, second half. ... Moved into first place on Tuesday but lost next two games. ... 1B Jim Murphy had two doubles and two homers (12-13) among eight hits. Murphy ended the week with 66 RBIs, which matches Ruf for the organization high. ... C Cameron Rupp hit .333 in July with 15 RBIs. ... RF Anthony Hewitt's 12th homer on Thursday was his fourth this month. ... LHS Austin Wright (9-4) went 1-0 in two starts for a 0.69 ERA. Win came on Monday when he gave up one run in seven innings. Wright recieved a no-decision on Saturday, giving up three unearned runs in six innings. ... Relievers picked up the other two wins, RH Kyle Simon (3-0) and RH Hector Neris (3-2). ... RHR Michael Nesseth has four saves in his last four appearances, including three during the week. ... FSL strikeout leaders: Morgan 133, Jesse Biddle and Wright, 107.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
2-5, fourth place, second half. ... 1B Chris Duffy hit .448 with an organization-high 13 hits, including four doubles, Duffy's 10th and 11th home runs and seven RBIs. ... 3B Maikel Franco hit .375 with nine hits, including his 10th homer, which is double Duffy's career total going into this season. He also drew six walks and had four RBIs. This gave Duffy 60 RBIs, 13 shy of his career total. ... LF Miguel Alvarez had a four-hit game on Thursday. RF Brian Pointer matched that two days later. ... Wins went to RHS Colin Kleven (5-7) and LH Hoby Milner (2-2), who gave up zero runs on two hits in 5 1/3 innings. ... RHR Kenny Giles got his sixth save. Giles has six strikeouts in four innings.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
1-6; three losses, one win, three losses; sixth place. ... INF Cameron Perkins hit .365 with four doubles, among his eight hits. ... C Logan Moore is hitting .341 in July. ... SS Roman Quinn has five hits in back-to-back games and got his club-high 14th steal. Moore is second in NYP in stolen bases. ... C Chris Serritella leads NYP in doubles with 16. ... OF Yan Olmo has zero walks in 130 plate appearances, which is the longest streak in the minors. ... RHP Chris Nichols (3-0) picked up the win on Thursday. ... Greg Broussard got his third save. Broussard hasn't allowed a run in seven games this month (9 1/3 innings). ... Crosscutters are tied for the league lead in triples with 15.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division
2-3 with two games rained out; 4th place. ... INF Zach Green hit .450 with a club-high nine hits and an organization-high five doubles. ... 1B William Carmona hit his first pro slam in 14-9 win on Thursday. Carmona hit .343 in last 10 games and leads the club with 20 RBIs. ... OF Andrew Pullin hit .355 in last 10 games. ... SS Angelo Mora ended the week on a five-game hitting streak. ... RH Marek Minarik (1-0) got his first pro win on Thursday ... RH Keivy Rojas (1-1) won on Saturday and got four strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
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