Players of the Week (July 31—August 6)
Player: OF Brendan Florence, Clearwater. Hit .485 in 7 games with 13 hits, 2 HR, 9 RBI, stretching his hitting streak to 10 games and 15 of his last 16 games. For the season, he is hitting .332 with 6 HR, 69 RBI. The 28-year-old was signed as a minor league free agent in January.
Pitcher: LHP Joshua Outman, Lakewood. 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA for 2 starts, 14 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 18 S0. Allowed 1 hit in back-to-back 7-innings starts. For the season, Outman is 10-6 with a 3.39 ERA. His 127 strikeouts rank third in the South Atlantic League. The 21-year-old was a 10th round pick in 2005 out of Central Missouri State.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
2-4 week . . . Stretched winning streak to 8 in a row on Monday and Tuesday (7 different pitchers picked up wins) . . . Included were 4 wins over Ottawa, who turned the tables and swept a 4-game series in Canada to end SWB’s week . . . Northern Division lead is .001 . . . Newly acquired RHP Justin Germano made his SWB debut on Saturday, no decision in a 3-2 loss, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 SO. He was acquired from the Reds for Rheal Cormier on July 31 . . . LHP Matt Smith, picked up in the Bobby Abreau deal, made his SWB debut on Thursday, 1 IP, 2 R . . . CF Michael Bourn had a 15-game hitting streak stopped on Thursday. His 12 triples are tied for third in all the minors; 43 steals top all Phillies players . . . SWB was 20-9 in July.
4-3 week that started with 3 straight wins . . . Reading is third in the Southern Division . . . RHP Zack Segovia won twice, improving to 10-5 at Reading, 15 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 SO; his 15 wins (5-1 at Clearwater) are tops in all the minors . . . LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-10) won his first game since June 25 on Wednesday, 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 SO. He has 133 SO in 120 IP . . . LHP James Happ (5-2) saw his 5-game winning streak end on Thursday . . . LHP Chris Key recorded his 13th and 14th saves . . . LF-DH Gary Burnham hit 3 HR, scored 6 R . . . C Jason Jaramillo had 9 hits, boosting his average from .225 to .242 . . . Reading was 20-9 in July.
5-2 week, maintaining the West Division lead . . . RHP Nathan Johnson (7-2) had a win and fifth save; he hasn’t allowed a run since July 9 (13.1 IP) . . . RHP Andrew Baldwin (8-7) won his fifth decision in last 6 on Saturday; he’s worked at least 7 innings in each of his 8 wins . . . RHP Kyle Kendrick (6-5) allowed a home run on the first pitch on Sunday, the only run in 6 IP of a 4-1 loss . . . Clearwater was 19-10 in July . . . CF Brian Burgamy’s 91 runs are tied for second most in all the minors.
4-2 week, increasing their Northern Division lead to 5 games . . . Outman’s 2 wins gave him 5 in his last 6 starts. He had a no-hitter through 6.2 innings on Monday; he gave up a second-inning hit in Saturday win . . . RHP Andrew Barb picked up his 15th and 16th saves to lead the Phillies minor leagues . . . RHP Carlos Carrasco (8-5) pitched 6 innings in Thursday’s shutout . . . Lakewood’s staff has 16 shutouts, tops in all the minors . . . LHP Matt Maloney (13-6) has back-to-back losses for the first time since he began the season 0-2; his 144 SO lead all Phillies minor league pitchers . . . SS C. J. Henry (Abreu trade) made his Lakewood debut on Wednesday and homered the next night . . . LF Jeremy Slayden had 5 doubles among his 9 hits. He leads all Phillies minor leaguers with 34 doubles.
2-4 week, keeping them in fourth place in the Pinckney Division RHP . . . Ben Pfinsgraff (4-3) pitched 6 shutout innings (8 strikeouts) on Thursday . . . LHP Daniel Brauer (2-3) split 2 decisions during which he fanned 16 in 13 IP . . . RHP Alexander Concepcion (3-4) threw a 9-inning complete game shutout on Sunday, 5 H, 5 SO.
Gulf Coast Phillies
0-4 week, fifth place in the Northern Division . . . RHP Carlos Monasterios (2 IP, 0 R) and C Jesus Sanches (1-4) (Abreu deal) made their Phillies debut on Tuesday . . . Monasterios lost on Sunday, 2 ER, 4 IP, 4 SO, a game that featured 13 total stolen bases (8 by Phillies) and 6 errors . . . CF D’Arby Myers had 5 hits in 3 games, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Players of the Week (July 24-30)
Player: SS Adrian Cardenas, Gulf Coast Phillies. Hit .650 in 5 games with 13 hits and 5 RBI. For the season, he is hitting .325 in 30 games, with 20 runs scored, 18 RBI and 8 steals in 10 tries. For July, he batted .378. The 18-year-old was a supplemental pick in this year’s draft out of Miami Lakes, FL.
Pitcher: LHP Derek Griffith, Clearwater . . . Won two starts, allowing 3 total R in 13 IP, while giving up 11 hits, walking 3 and striking out 8. For the season, he is 8-7 with a 3.89 ERA for 21 starts. He’s won 3 of his last 4 decisions. The 23-year-old was a 17th round selection in 2003 out of Birmingham Southern College
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Lost first game of the week and finished with 6 straight wins to take over first place in the Northern Division . . . RHP Scott Mathieson (3-0), in his final AAA start, was 6-1 winner on Tuesday, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 SO . . . LHP Eude Brito improved to 9-6 with 7 shutout innings the next night . . .LHP Brian Mazone (9-1) extended his winning streak to 7 games on Friday . . . RHPGavin Floyd (5-2) lost on Monday and picked up a win with 8 shutout innings on Saturday . . . Four relievers followed with a shutout on Sunday, giving SWB 11 wins in their last 13 games . . . 3B Brennan King sprained his right ankle on Sunday and is on the DL . . . CF-RF Michael Bourn hit in all 7 games, extending his hitting streak to 14 games; he had 9 hits, 8 runs and 4 steals in the 7 games . . . CF-RF Chris Roberson stolen 6 bases . . . C Carlos Ruiz hit his 10th and 11 HR and drove in 7 runs.
Spilt 6 games and moved into third place . . . LH closer Chris Key recorded his 12th save, LHP James Happ (5-1) won his fifth straight and RHP Tim McCaskey (3-6) picked up Reading’s third win . . . RHP Joe Bisenius, promoted from Clearwater on July 23, saved Happ’s win on Saturday. In 2 AA appearances: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO . . . 3B Jesus Merchan had a double, triple and 6 RBI in Wednesday’s 10-6 win.
4-3 week kept the Threshers tied for first place in the West Division . . . LHP Derek Griffith (8-7) won twice . . . RHP Kyle Kendrick (6-4) won his fourth straight . . . 3B Mike Costanzo hit his 9th and 10th HR . . . Daytona RF Ryan Harvey was a 1-man wrecking crew in his team’s 10-9 win on Friday; he homered 4 times and drove in 6 . . . CF Greg Golson hit .346 in his first 7 games at Clearwater with 2 HR . . . SS Hector Made (ma-day), acquired in the Sal Fasano trade, hit .389 in his first 5 games with Clearwater.
4-3 week, including wins in the last 3 games . . . Lakewood maintained Northern Division lead . . . RHP Carlos Carrasco gave up 2 runs in 13 total innings with 14 strikeouts but had 2 no decisions . . . RHP closer Andrew Barb (6-2) had 2 wins . . . RHP Brett Harker recorded his 14th save with 3 hitless relief innings of a 2-1 win on Friday for LHP Matt Maloney (13-5). Maloney set a franchise record with his 13th win. He leads the league in wins, ERA (1.55) and strikeouts (133) . . . 3B Welinson Baez had 10 hits in a 7-game hitting streak; included was his 28th double.
1-5 week, a week that started with 2 losses during which Batavia’s offense produced 2 total runs on 6 hits . . . Week ended with a pair of 2-0 shutouts in Sunday’s doubleheader; the offense totaled 11 singles in the DH . . . RHP John Brownell (2-0) picked up the win with 3.2 scoreless relief innings on Friday . . . Muckdogs fell to 5th place in the Pinckney Division, 3.5 games behind first-place Jamestown.
Gulf Coast Phillies
5-3 week, pulling them into a fourth-place tie in the Northern Division . . . LHP Walter Tejeda (2-2) pitched 6 shutouts innings in a 2-0 win on Thursday . . . RHP Darren Byrd (2-1) won the next day . . . RHP Robert Roth (1-1) threw 5 shutouts innings on Saturday . . . RHP Kyle Drabek is off to a rough pro start, 8 ER in 5 IP . . . CF D’Arby Myers had 9 hits and 5 runs scored in 5 of games.