Minor League Notes

Players of the Week (June 12-18)
       Pitcher: LH Joshua Outman, Lakewood BllueClaws.  Was 1-0 for 1 start, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, career-high 12 SO vs. Lake County.  Win was third straight during which he has not allowed an earned run in 18.2 IP with 23 SO.  The 21-year-old was selected in the 10th round a year ago out of Central Missouri State University. 
       Player: SS Danny Sandoval, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.  Hit .357 in 7 games with 10 hits and 5 RBI.  All 5 RBI and 7 hits came in a 4-game series vs. Charlotte.  The 27-year-old was signed as a minor league free agent in November 2004.  He won the International League batting title last year (.331) at SWB.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Ended 3-4 week with a pair of losses in Ottawa, the start of an 8-game road trip . . . LHP Eude Brito dropped 2 games and RHP Gavin Floyd, 1 . . . RHP Jeremy Cummings and LHP Matt White combined on a 4-0 shutout Friday vs. Charlotte.  Cummings went 7 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 SO, retired 15 of last 16 batters, including 12 in a row . . . Two nights earlier, RHP Adam Bernero, a recent minor league free agent signee, carried a 1-hitter into the 9th, only to lose to Charlotte, 2-1 . . . 2B Joe Thurston had a 10-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday.

Reading Phillies
A week in which Reading won 2 of 7, scored 17 runs in 1 game but only a total of 13 runs in 6 other games . . . Ended with 4 straight losses, 5 total runs . . . After playing 11 innings in loss to Altoona at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night, Phillies took an 8-hour bus ride to Erie, arriving at the hotel shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Playing that night, Reading erupted for a 17-3 win.  LHP Gio Gonzalez fanned 12; he retired 14 of the last 15 batters, 9 via strikeouts . . . LHP Daniel Haigwood had a pair of no decisions, allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over 13 total innings . . . LF Gary Burnham has a 10-game hitting streak going into this week . . . CF Michael Bourn had 9 hits, 6 runs and 6 stolen bases during the week . . . 2B Tim Moss (.180) was sent to Clearwater yesterday.

Clearwater Threshers
Short week because of a 3-day All-Star Game break . . . Picked up a win on Tuesday and lost next 3 . . . 2B Peeter Ramos was 1-3 in the All-Star Game with a run scored . . . Another All-Star, 3B Michael Costanzo was 1-4 . . . Ramos (.288) was promoted to Reading yesterday . . . CF Brian Burgamy has reached base in 51 of 55 games this season.

Lakewood BlueClaws
5-2 week . . . LHP Matt Maloney picked up his third straight win, 7-0, in first game on Thursday, 7 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 8 SO; he hasn’t allowed a run in last two starts, 14.2 IP; he leads league with 93 SO and a 1.56 ERA . . . Outman’s shutout on Friday was Lakewood’s 11th, tops in all of the minor leagues . . . RHP Andrew Barb picked up eighth and ninth saves during the week . . . OF Mike Spidale has a 9-game hitting streak . . . South Atlantic League All-Star Game is today; Maloney and RHP Carlos Carrasco were selected to the team.  Carrasco was forced to leave Thursday’s game with discomfort in his left knee after walking the first 3 batters.

Batavia Muckdogs
Manager Steve Roadcap’s team opens a 76-game New York-Penn League schedule by hosting the Auburn Doubledays tonight.  The NYP is a short-season Class A league that ends September 7.  Roster limit: 30, but only 25 may be in uniform and eligible to play in any given game.  Player eligibility: No more than four players 23 or older; no more than 3 players on active list may have 4 or more years of prior service.

Gulf Coast Phillies
Jim Morrison’s team opened a 54-game schedule this afternoon in the Gulf Coast League, a rookie league, based in Florida.  The season ends August 21.  Roster limit: 35 active, but only 30 eligible for each game.  Player eligibility: No age restrictions.  No more than 2 years of prior service, excluding Rookie leagues outside the United States and Canada; a third year is allowed for players under 20.  Most games begin at 12 noon.

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