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.
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.
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.
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.
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.