Minor League Notes
Players of the Week (July 10-17)
Player: 3B Brennan King, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Became the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle on Friday; included was a grand slam and 8 RBI. For the week, he had 3 doubles, a triple, 2 HR and 12 RBI while batting .500. For the season, King is hitting .277 with 9 homers, 39 RBI. The 25-year-old was signed as a minor league free agent last fall.
Pitcher: RH reliever Nate Johnson, Clearwater. Won 2 and saved 1 in 3 appearances, pitching hitless ball over 4 innings with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. For the season, he is 6-2 with a 2.56 ERA; opponents are batting .218 in 45.2 innings. He hasn’t allowed a run over his last 8 appearances dating back to June 23. The 24-year-old was a 20th round pick in 2004 out of the University of Iowa.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Short week because of the All-Star break . . . Won last 3 after losing on Thursday; second place in the North Division . . . RHP Gavin Floyd (3-1), 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO and RHP Scott Mathieson, making his AAA debut, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, were winners . . . LHP Eude Brito (8-5) had a no decision on Sunday, 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 SO . . . RHP Brian Sanches picked up his 14th save; he has 10 saves in last 13 appearances . . . SS Danny Sandoval hit in every game to extend his hitting streak to 11 games . . . CF Michael Bourn hit .375 in his first 10 AAA games with 6 steals to go with 30 stolen bases at Reading.
Won all 5 games, increasing their winning streak to 6 games . . . Moved into fourth place in the Southern Division on the strength of 11 wins in 13 games . . . Scott Mathieson won his last AA start on Monday . . . LHP James Happ (2-1) struck out 10 in 5.2 innings in picking up a win on Thursday . . . LH closer Chris Key won on Friday and recorded his ninth save the next night . . . RHP Zack Segovia (7-4) earned in a win in relief on Sunday, boosting his overall record to 12-5 (including Clearwater) . . . 1B-DH Gary Burham drove in 6 runs on 7 hits, including 3 homers. He homered twice on Friday and also stole home.
Won last 4 in 5-1 week to take over first place in the West Division . . . LHP Derek Griffith (6-6) won his second straight start . . . RHP Kyle Kendrick evened his record at 4-4 . . . 2B Tim Moss had 10 hits and 7 runs in the 6 games . . . LF Branden Florence leads all Phillies minor leaguers with 105 hits.
3-3 week, including losses in final 3 games . . . Still in first place, Northern Division . . . LHP Matt Maloney (10-5) won on Tuesday in second game of a DH . . . RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-5) won the next night . . . Saves were recorded by RHPs Andrew Barb (13) and Brett Harker (11) . . . LF Jeremy Slayden had 9 hits in the 6 games . . . 2B Avelino Asprilla also had 9 hits and drove in 5 runs.
3-3 week dropped Batavia to third place, .5 games out of first . . . RHP Alexander Concepcion (2-3) struck out 10 in 6.2 IP of a 5-0 shutout on Monday . . RHP Edgar Garcia (2-2) won on Friday . . . RHP Samuel Walls had 2 saves in 3 outings; 0 ER in 10.2 IP for the season . . . LHP Daniel Brauer had a no decision on Saturday, lowering his ERA to 0.47 (1 ER in 19 IP) . . . CF Quintin Berry has a 5-game hitting streak.
Gulf Coast Phillies
1-4 week left Phillies in fifth place in the Northern Division . . . RHP Jarrod Freeman had a no-decision on Friday, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 SO . . . RHP Kyle Drabek lost his pro debut the next day, 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SO . . . Phillies are hitting just .195 in 21 games