Players of the Week
Pitcher: RH Ethan Martin, Reading
Two starts -- 2-0, 1.50 ERA, 12 innings, eight hits, two runs, five walks, 12 strikeouts. Since being acquired from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino trade, he's 4-0, 1.48 ERA in four Reading starts and has won five in a row, including his last start at Chattanooga. Combined, he's 12-6, a new career high for wins. The 23-year-old was selected by the Dodgers in the first round (15th overall) in 2008 out of a Georgia high school.
Player: 3B Cody Asche, Reading
Hit .519 in seven games, with an organization-high 14 hits, including three three-hit games. Among his hits were two doubles (13) and one home run (7); drove in seven runs. Since July 12, .340, 12 doubles, seven homers, 30 RBIs in 150 at-bats, raising his average from .138 to .284. A left-handed hitter, he's batting .283 vs. LHP; .285 vs. RHP. Began season at Clearwater, .349, 62 games before June 21 promotion to Double-A. Combined, .320 with organization-leading 147 hits. The 22-year-old was selected in the fourth round in 2011 out of the University of Nebraska, and signed by David Seifert. In his pro debut at Williamsport last summer, he hit .192 in 62 games, playing exclusively at second base. He was moved to third base this spring training.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
4-3, third place, one game behind Pawtucket for wildcard berth; 41-21 at home is best in Triple-A ... C Sebastian Valle, .421, six games, eight hits, three RBIs; included were back-to-back three-hit games ... INF Pete Orr, eight hits, five RBIs ... 2B Cesar Hernandez, four hits last four games, three RBIs; had eight-pitch, walk-off sac fly on Saturday, LV's 13th walk-off win ... RHP Tyler Cloyd (12-1) won on Monday, three runs, six innings and had a no-decision on Saturday, two earned runs, six innings. 15 wins (3-0 at Double-A) leads all Minor League pitchers ... RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-0) won on Wednesday; one run, seven innings, six strikeouts; was 2-2 with an RBI double; between Double-A and Triple-A, has won last five decisions to go 12-7 ... LHP Tom Cochran (7-5) won the next night, one run, five innings . . . RHP Justin De Fratus recorded third save that night; three scoreless appearances during the week, 4 1/3 innings, eight strikeouts; Sunday was his first two-inning outing . . . RHP Phillippe Aumont, 14th and 15th saves, then winner on Saturday (3-1) but was touched for two runs in two-thirds of an inning on Sunday. Prior to Sunday, he had four straight one-inning outings of 15 or fewer pitches; Sunday, 29 pitches, 15 strikes.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
3-4, third place, one game behind New Britain for a postseason berth ... OF D'Arby Myers, .538 in four games, four RBIs, three steals. Had a five-hit game on Thursday; drove in the lone run in Saturday's 1-0 win ... 1B Darin Ruf, .346, five homers (30 for season) among nine hits and organization-high 10 RBIs. He is only the fourth player in Reading Phillies history to hit 30 or more homers. He leads organization with 86 RBIs. He was named EL Player of the Week by MiLB.com ... CF Tyson Gillies, .300, six runs scored, nine hits, including four doubles ... LHP Adam Morgan (2-0) won on Tuesday (two runs in six innings) but was tagged for four runs in six innings of a no-decision on Sunday ... RHP Justin Friend recorded his 19th save on Saturday.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
4-2, fourth place, 2.5 games out of first; The Threshers need to win the second half to qualify for the postseason ... Won games 4-0, 9-0, 11-0 and 14-13. INF Carlos Alonso's walk-off single capped a two-run rally that produced Sunday's 14-13 win, a game that included 35 hits, 10 walks, four SF, three steals, 21 LOB and seven errors ... 3B Harold Martinez, .375 with club-high nine hits is batting .368 in his last 10 games ... OF Zach Collier has consecutive homers in his last three games with six hits; he led the club with seven runs ... Alonso was 6-for-12 in his last three games ... 1B Jim Murphy ended the week on a six-game hitting streak; he hit his 15th homer and drove in five ... LHP Austin Wright (10-4) won on Tuesday, giving up no runs in six innings, with eight strikeouts; he joined Cloyd and Pettibone as 10-game winners; Wright was roughed up on Sunday, giving up eight runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings ... LHP Mario Hollands (4-1) won on Tuesday, giving up no runs in six innings with seven strikeouts ... LHP Jesse Biddle (9-5) threw seven no-hit innings on Friday against Brevard County and matched a career high with 12 strikeouts. 71 of his 98 pitches were fastballs. RHP Kenny Giles completed the 11-0 shutout, allowing a broken-bat single with one out in the ninth. Biddle was named FSL Pitcher of the Week by MiLB.com ... RHP Seth Rosin had a no-decision on Saturday, giving up a run in five innings with two hits and four strikeouts ... RHP Ryan O'Sullivan, acquired in the Joe Blanton trade, made his debut in the same game, pitching two innings and giving up a single hit ... RHP Michael Nesseth (2-2) emerged as the winner on Sunday.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
2-4, fourth place, four games behind; need to win the second half to reach the postseason ... C Gabriel Lino is .438 in four games, with seven hits and three RBIs; ended week on an eight-game hitting streak ... OF Kelly Dugan; .391, nine hits, seven runs scored; 12th homer, four RBIs; ended riding a 13-game hitting streak (19-51, .365) ... 2B Alejandro Villalobos, .375, nine hits; ended on a nine-game hitting streak ... 3B Maikel Franco, .320, eight hits, eight RBIs, boosting his season total to 74, of which 47 have come since the All-Star Game break; going into this season, he had 73 career RBI in 133 games ... OF Aaron Altherr, on the DL since July 24, returned on Sunday ... OF Miguel Alvarez, .368, seven hits, four steals ... LHP Hoby Milner (4-3) lost, 4-2, on Tuesday, ending his scoreless innings streak at 20 2/3 innings ... RHS Colin Kleven (7-8) won on Thursday; two runs (one earned), seven innings, four strikeouts ... Other win went to RHP Yaris Sosa (2-2) on Friday, even though he gave up five of the nine runs in a 15-9 win at Greensboro; Dugan (12), Alvarez (1) and Franco (13) homered in the game.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
2-3, sixth place ... 1B Chris Serritella; 5-12 in last three games ... OF Larry Greene; six hits, including five doubles, one RBI ... SS Roman Quinn; three hits, three runs, three walks, two HBP, four steals in last three games; stolen base total is 21 ... RHP Steven Inch (2-1) won in relief on Saturday ... RHP Manaure Martinez (1-1) won on Sunday; three runs, five innings, four strikeouts.
NL won, 8-1, on Tuesday at Lowell ... Serritella started for the NL as the DH; 1-2 ... Quinn; 2-2, including a two-run, inside-the-park homer.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division
2-2, two games rained out, fourth place ... OF Andrew Pullin, 6-16, last four games; leading club with .328 average ... C Willians Astudillo; five hits, three RBIs; second in batting, .326 ... RF Dylan Cozens; two-run homer was game winner in 6-4 decision on Tuesday in Dunedin ... INF Carlos Valenzuela, walk-off single in 2-1 Thursday win over the Tigers ... LHP Carlos Best (1-1) was winner on Tuesday ... RHP Keivy Rojas (4-1) won two days later ... RHP Delvy Francisco posted third save on Tuesday ... Season ends August 25.
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