Minor League Notes

Players of the Week (August 7-13)

Player: 3B Mike Costanzo, Clearwater.  Hit .391 with 9 hits, 2 doubles, 3 homers and 7 RBI.  For the season, he is hitting .250 and leads all Phillies minor leaguers with 13 home runs.  The 22-year-old was the Phillies second-round pick in 2005, their first overall selection.

Pitcher:  Co-winners, RHP Carlos Carrasco and RHP Andrew Barb, Lakewood.  The pair combined for a 2-1 no-hitter vs. Lexington on Sunday.  Carrasco worked 7 innings and allowed a second inning run on a BB, BB, HBP, BB.  Barb pitched the last 2 innings.  It was the third no-hitter in Lakewood history. Carrasco is a 19-yer-old signed out of Venezuela in 2003.  Barb, 21, was signed as an amateur free agent in 2004.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
6-1 week . . . 2-game lead over Rochester in the North Division . . . LHP Brian Mazone (11-2) picked up 2 wins, allowing 1 run in 14.2 IP; he leads the league with a 2.05 ERA.  He was named the International League Pitcher of the Week . . . LHP Matt Smith recorded 2 saves . . . RHP Gavin Floyd (6-3) won on Wednesday . . . 2B Joe Thurston had 8 hits and 5 runs . . . CF Michael Bourn left the team to participate on the USA 2006 Olympic qualifying team that will play in a tournament in Havana, Cuba, August 25-September 5.

Reading Phillies
6-0 week to pull within 6 games of second-place Altoona and a playoff berth . . . LHP Gio Gonzalez (6-10) won his second straight and then had a no-decision; his 143 SO are tops in the league . . . LHP James Happ (6-2) pitched 6 shutout innings on Wednesday . . . RHP Zach Segovia (11-5) won his final start; he’s joining Bourn on the USA team . . . LHP Chris Key pitcked up his 15th and 16th saves . . . RHP Joe Bisenius had a win and 2 saves, strikeout out 6 in 4 hitless relief appearances . . . LF-DH Gary Burnham had 8 hits, 2 HR (Thursday’s game) and 6 RBI.

Clearwater Threshers
2-4 week, falling .003 behind Ft. Myers in the Wet Division . . . RHP Kyle Kendrick (7-5) allowed 1 run in 7 IP in a Friday win . . . Costanzo homered in 3 straight games . . . RHP Adam Shafer recorded his 15th save.

Lakewood BlueClaws
4-2 week, winning the last 4, to increase Northern Division lead to 6 games . . . LHP ZacharyCline (6-3), LHP Joshua Outman (11-6), LHP Matt Maloney (14-7) and RHP Carlos Carrasco (9-6) were winners . . . Carrasco lost a perfect game and the game on Tuesday when he walked a batter after retiring the first 22 Asheville hitters . . . Barb added 2 saves; 18 saves are a club record . . . Outman pitched 7 shutouts innings on Friday, Lakewood’s minor league-leading 17th shutout.  His last 3 games: 21 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 26 SO . . . 3B Welinson Baez had a 2-HR game on Saturday . . . LF Jeremy Slayden had a 10-game hitting streak stopped on Sunday . . . Lakewood has the top 3 strikeout pitchers in the league: Maloney, 151; Carrasco, 143; Outman, 135.

Batavia Muckdogs
5-3, wining 3 of their last 4 . . . Batavia is in 5th place, just 4 games out of first place in the Pinckney Division . . . LHP Daniel Brauer (3-3) fanned 11 in 6 shutout innings on Thursday . . . RHP Alexander Concepcion (4-4) followed with 6 shutout innings the next night . . . 2B Zachary Penprase stole 6 bases . . . 3B Pasquale Antoniato had 7 hits, 6 runs.

Gulf Coast Phillies
1-5 . . . 5th place in Northern Division . . . RHP Kyle Drabek (1-2) won his first pro game with 5 shutout innings on Monday. two days later he was 1-for-3 as the DH; he gave up 8 runs in 3.1 innings of Saturday’s loss . . . RHP Carlos Monasterios (0-2) lost on Friday, allowing 1 run on 4 hits in 5 innings . . . SS Adrian Cardenas continues to lead the team in hitting (.290), runs (20), hits (40), triples (3), RBI (18) and stolen bases (12).

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