Players of the Week
Pitcher: RHP Tyson Brummett, Lehigh Valley. Relieved 3 times, 1-0, 0.00, 5.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts. In his last 10 games, 1-0, 1 save, 2.70 ERA. Began the season at Reading and promoted to LV May 6. Combined AA and AAA: 19 games, 2.01 ERA, 31.1 innings, 4 walks, 38 strikeouts. The 27-year-old was selected in the 7th round out of UCLA in 2007 and signed by Tim Kissner.
Player: CF Tyson Gillies, Reading. Hit .500 in 6 games (11-22) with organization-high 3 triples. Drove in 5 runs and scored 6 times. Ended the week on a 7-game hitting streak that included multi-hit games in his first 5 games. Average improved from .247 to .280. Collided with RF Jiwan James on Saturday and left after the 4th inning. The 23-year-old was acquired from Mariners in 12/6/09 trade for Cliff Lee.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
3-3, tied, 2nd place; won first 3 games of the week . . . C Erik Kratz, 4 hits, 4 RBI in 5 games; hitting .333 at home; .229 on the road . . . 1B Cody Overbeck, 3 doubles, homer among his 6 hits . . . He and RF Derrick Mitchell share the club lead with 21 RBI . . . RHS Dave Bush (4-3) tossed a 9-innning, 5-hit shutout on Tuesday, extending his scoreless streak to 16 innings; 0 walks, 6 strikeouts . . . Domonic Brown started in CF on Thursday, the first time he's played that position since 8/18/08 at Lakewood . . . RHR B. J. Rosenberg had his consecutive scoreless streak end at 14.2 innings on Sunday.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
3-4, on the road all week; 2nd place . . . Down 7-0 after 2 on Tuesday, they rallied to tie before losing in the 9th . . . Two nights later, a 6-run 7th inning gave them an 8-6 win . . . SS Troy Hanzawa had 7 hits, boosting his average to .314 . . . LF Leandro Castro, .474, leading the organization with 13 hits that included 3 doubles, a triple and a home run. Average increased from .231 to .272 . . . 1B Darin Ruf, 6 hits, 6 RBI; hit homers in consecutive at-bats on Friday, a first in his 365 minor league games; leads organization with 35 RBI . . . 2B Cesar Hernandez is second on the club with 27 RBI . . . RHS Drew Naylor (3-2) split 2 starts before going on the DL with a shoulder ailment . . . RHS Jonathan Pettibone (4-4) lost a shutout on Friday when he allowed a solo home run in the 6th inning, lone run in 8 innings . . . RHR David Buchanan had a no-decision on Wednesday, 1 earned run in 7 innings, his best outing in 5 starts this month . . . RHR Lisalverto Bonilla (1-1) had a win and a loss, striking out 8 in 3.1 innings and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits . . . RHR Michael Cisco, fanned 10 in 2 appearances, 7 innings . . . RHR Justin Friend picked up saves 8-9-10, 3.1 scoreless innings.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
3-3 plus a rain out; on the road all week; 2nd place . . . Held to 14 singles, the Threshers lost their first two games, 7-1 and 2-1 at Ft. Myers . . .The next game, they rallied with 3 in the top of the 9th for a 4-3 win, getting 6 more singles and a home run; a SF by C Cameron Rupp won the game . . . Next 2 games were back-to-back 2-1 wins; Rupp's single capped a 2-run rally in the top of the 9th on Friday . . . LF Drew Hillman, promoted from Lakewood on 5/15, hit .412 during the week with 2 homers among his 7 hits . . . 3B Cody Asche, 6 hits, 2 each in the last 2 games . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 5th homer, 2 RBI, giving him a club-high 34, 17 coming this month . . . LHS Jesse Biddle, no decision on Tuesday, 1 run, 7 innings; he's allowed 1 run in each of his last 3 starts; 19 strikeouts in 18 innings . . . RHR Perci Garner (2-3) won on Thursday, 1 run, 6 innings, 5 walks . . . RHR Colby Shreve (1-1) had a loss and his 2nd save . . . LHS Adam Morgan, 1 run, 7 innings, 6 strikeouts in a no-decision on Friday; leads organization with 70 strikeouts . . . RHP Brody Colvin made his 1st relief appearance of the season on Saturday, 1 run, 2 innings . . . RHR Tyler Knigge, an 8-pitch, 3-out save on Friday, stretching his scoreless streak to 17 innings.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
2-5, 6th place . . . Included were 2 doubleheaders vs. Hagerstown, losing 2-0 and 4-3 on Thursday and splitting on Saturday, 7-1 loss, 7-5 win. Lone hit in the loss was a 4th inning double by 1B Kelly Dugan; 4 Lakewood batters were hit by pitches in the second game . . . Dugan led the club with 5 runs score, 9 hits and 2 homers while hitting .333 . . . 3B Harold Martinez, .348, 3 doubles and a club-high 6 RBI . . . RF Brain Painter hit 2 homers; in 22 April games, he had 5 homers; in 22 May games, 2 . . . RHS Ramon Oviedo won his Lakewood debut on Tuesday, 1 run, 6 innings and lost on Sunday, 7 runs, 5 innings . . . RHR Michael Nesseth (4-1) pitched 4, 1-hit scoreless innings on Wednesday for the win . . . RHR Luis Paulino picked up his 1st save and 1st win in 2 outings, 3.1 scoreless innings, 5 strikeouts.