Minor League Notes

Players of the Week (July 3-9)
Pitcher: LHP Eude Brito, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Won both starts, extending his winning streak to three straight games.  He allowed 1 run in 7 IP on Tuesday and pitched a 9-inning, complete game, 5-hit shutout on Sunday.  He totaled 12 strikeouts, 8 hits and 1 walk in the 2 starts.  The 28-year-old Brito was signed as an amateur free agent in July 3, 1998, out of Sabana de La Mar, DR.
Player: 3B Welinson Baez, Lakewood.  In 7 games, he batted .393 with 5 RBI and 3 runs scored.  Among his 11 hits were 6 doubles, giving him 24 for the season, matching teammate Jeremy Slayden for the most in the Phillies minor league system.  The 22-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent on August 28, 2002, out of Bani, DR.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Won 4 of  7 games; 2nd place, North Division . . .  LHP Brian Mazone fanned 10 in 7 IP in a no-decision . . . RHP Brian Sanches recorded his 12th and 13th saves; he has saves in each of his last 6 appearances (8.2 scoreless innings) . . . CF Michael Bourn was promoted from Reading on Tuesday.  He hit .435 in his first 6 AAA games.

Reading Phillies
5-2 week; 5th place, Southern Division . . . LH closer Chris Key picked up a win and two saves, #7-8 . . . RHP Zack Segovia (6-4) hurled his first 9-inning complete game of his pro career, a 5-0 shutout over Altoona on Tuesday and won again on Sunday . . . LHP James Happ won his first AA game on Wednesday, striking out 6 in 6 IP . . . LHP Gio Gonzalez fell to 4-9 the next day.  He struck out 3, boosting his total to 112, tops in the Phillies minor league system . . . RHP Nick Evangelista improved to 3-0 in Friday’s win . . . RHP Nick Mattioni recorded his fifth save with 4 scoreless innings on Sunday . . . It has been a tough time for Reading players selected to the AA All-Star Game: LHP Daniel Haigwood (traded), CF Michael Bourn (promoted), INF Carlos Leon (sore knee limited him to 3 games) and OF-1B Matt Padgett, named as in injury replacement, broke his left elbow in a collision at first base on Friday . . . Veteran minor league OF Pedro Swan  signed with Reading; he was 3-5 in his first game on Sunday.

Clearwater Threshers
Also 5-2 for the week; 3rd place, West Division  . . . LHP Derek Griffiths (5-6) worked 7 innings in a 7-0 shutout over Tampa on Monday . . . RHP Andrew Baldwin evened his record at 6-6 with a pair of wins . . . RHP Joe Bisenius was the winner on Friday with 3.1 scoreless relief innings, allowing 2 opposite field singles . . . RHP Adam Shafer recorded his 11th and 12th saves and then blew a save by giving up 4 ninth-inning runs in a 7-4 loss on Saturday . . . CF Brian Burgamy has reached base in 70 of  75 games this season. He hit his 9th and 10th homers during the week.

Lakewood BlueClaws
Stayed on top in the Northern Division with a 6-1 week . . . The offense scored 52 runs in the 6 wins . . . LHP Zack Cline (4-1) won his third and fourth straight, 6 innings in a 15-0 romp on Monday and 6.2 innings in an 8-3 decision on Saturday.  He did not pitch a year ago after Tommy John surgery . . . LHP Joshua Outman (7-5) won on Tuesday, 7 SO in 7 IP and again on Sunday; in that game he gave up 2 first-inning runs and then retired the next 15  . . . RHP Andrew Barb, the closer, gave up his first runs since June 2 but emerged the winner when Lakewood rallied for a 6-5 win on Wednesday . . . LHP Matt Maloney  improved to 9-5 and lowered his ERA to 1.63, best in the South Atlantic League on Friday . . . CF Mike Spidale was 5-for-5 in Sunday’s win over Hagerstown . . . LF Jeremy Slayden drove in 15 runs on 8 hits, including 5 doubles.

Batavia Muckdogs
5-1 week, winning the last 4; 1st place, Pinckney Division  . . . RHP Ben Pfinsgraff was 1-1 in 2 appearances; an unearned run paved the way for a defeat on Friday; his 3-1 record tops the staff . . . RHP Garet Hill won his first pro game on Thursday, 8-1 with 5 scoreless innings . . . RHP Edgar Garcia beat Hudson Valley on Saturday, 9 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 SO . . . CF Quentin Berry was 5-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI in 16-3 win on Sunday . . . SS Jason Donald leads the club with a .333 average.

Gulf Coast Phillies
1-6 week, losing last 5; 5th place, North Division . .  . RHP Matt Olson had the lone win on Monday . . . RHP Yen-Feng Lin recorded his first pro save . . . RHP Mike Dubee, son of Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, made his pro debut on Wednesday, a no decision, 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO . . . 3B Herman Demmink leads the club with a .320 average.

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