Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division…54-55, 5th place… 3-4 for the week… 3B Cody Asche earned Player of the Week honors as well as a promotion to the big club today as he batted .429 (12-28), 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI… At the time of his promotion, Asche was riding a 10 G hitting streak (.381, 16-42, 5 HR, 12 RBI)… Asche has hit safely in 25 of his last 32 G (.352, 10 2B, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 7 SB)… In 103 G this season Asche is hitting .293, 24 2B, 13 HR, 65 RBI, 11 SB… C Cameron Rupp hit .294 on the week including 2 HR… Rupp has 12 total HR this season between Reading (AA) and LV… 1B Cody Overbeck, currently riding a 6 G hitting streak, belted his 16th HR of the season… RHP Ethan Martin tied a LV record as he earned his 12th W of the season… His 12 wins are currently tied for the lead in the International League… Since 5/1, Martin is 11-3, 3.27 ERA (34 ER, 93.1 IP)… RHP Tyler Cloyd made 1 start going 7.0 innings, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 SO… LHP Adam Morgan returned from a 2 month stay on the DL and went 7.0 innings, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 SO with a 1.29 ERA on the week… RHP Mike MacDougal made 2 appearances, going 3.2 innings in relief, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO… LHP Mauricio Robles picked up his 4th SV with LV.
Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division…46-60, 6th place… 4-3 for the week… 3B Maikel Franco had another impressive week at the plate as he hit .444 (12-27), 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI… For the season (CLR & REA), Franco is batting .328, 28 2B, 23 HR, 78 RBI with a .955 OPS… Franco currently leads all of MiLB with 234 total bases… Franco ranks 5th in extra-base hits (54) and 8th in hits (131)... OF Kelly Dugan batted .333 (8-24), 3 2B, 3B, HR… Dugan is batting .357 (15-42) over his last 12 G… OF Anthony Hewitt batted .333 (8-24), 2B, 3B, HR, 3 SB… Hewitt has totaled 12 HR and 15 SB so far this season… 2B Albert Cartwright batted .323 (10-31), 2 2B, SB… C Sebastian Valle belted 2 HR this week giving him 11 on the season… LHP Austin Wright picked up the win in his only start, going 7.0 innings, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO… LHP Mario Hollands earned a victory in his only start, going 6.0 innings giving up 1 ER… RHP Mike Nesseth picked up a SV over 2 scoreless appearances totaling 3.0 IP… RHP Hector Neris gave up 1 H in 4.0 scoreless innings spanning 2 appearances this week… RHP Colby Shreve picked up a SV in 2.0 scoreless innings.
Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division…First Half - 35-33, 4th place… Second Half - 16-18, 4th place… 3-4 for the week… 2B Carlos Alonso, on the back of a 4-for-5 night at the plate 7/28 at Fort Myers, batted .375 (9-24) on the week… 1B/3B Harold Martinez batted .368 (7-19), 3 2B, 3B, HR… OF Jiwan James batted .304 (7-23) with a 3B… 1B Chris Serritella slugged 2 HR's giving him 10 so far this season… OF Cameron Perkins had 3 2B's on the week; his season total is now up to 25… OF Aaron Altherr chipped in with 2 2B's and his 10th HR of the season… Altherr leads the FSL with 30 doubles which ranks 11th in all of MiLB… RHP Severino Gonzalez went 1-1 in 2 starts this week going 13.0 innings, 10- H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO… Gonzalez currently has a 1.89 ERA in 66.2 IP between Lakewood (A) and CLR… Gonzalez has totaled 79 SO to only 12 BB this season… RHP Ken Giles picked up 2 SV in 3 G this week… RHP Jordan Guth allowed only 1 H over 4.1 scoreless innings of relief… RHP's Luis Paulino and Steven Inch each picked up wins this week in relief.
Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division - First Half-26-41, 7th place… Second Half - 16-20, 5th place… 2-4 for the week… 1B Art Charles batted .364 (8-22), 4 2B, 2 3B, HR, 10 RBI… Charles ended his week in high fashion as he walked the BlueClaws off with a 2-run triple 7/28 at Greenville… Charles has hit safely in his last 6 games including 4-straight multi-hit games… Charles leads LWD with 10 HR and 56 RBI this season… OF Larry Greene hit his 3rd HR this season… C Chance Numata started 4 games behind the dish and hit .417 in such contests… RHP Nic Hanson followed up his Player of the Week honors with another solid outing (6.0 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO)… In his 9 starts for LWD this season, Hanson has posted a 1.54 ERA (9 ER, 52.1 IP)… LHP Lino Martinez made 2 scoreless appearances totaling 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO… RHP Zach Cooper appeared in 4 of 6 possible games this week and picked up a SV 7/26 vs Greenville…
Williamsport CrossCutters - New York Penn League Pinckney Division - 20-19, T-2nd place… 3-4 for the week… OF Dylan Cozens batted .381 (8-21), 7 R, 5 2B… 2nd round selection, C Andrew Knapp belted his 1st professional HR 7/26 vs Jamestown… 3B Zach Green hit his league leading 16th double of the season this week… 8th-round selection OF Justin Parr hit .313 (5-16) on the week in 5 G… 9th-round selection, RHP Shane Martin earned Pitcher of the Week honors as he made 2 starts, going 1-0, 0.82 ERA (1 ER, 11.0 IP), 1 BB, 10 SO… 27th round selection RHP Tyler Buckley added 2.1 scoreless innings and 4 SO to his impressive start to his professional career… Buckley has a 1.10 ERA (2 ER, 16.1 IP) in his first 11 games as a professional… In that span opponents are hitting .115 (6-52) against the right-hander… RHP Keivi Rojas (3.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 SO) picked up a win this week… On the season Rojas has a 1.29 ERA (2 ER, 14.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances with 6 BB & 19 SO… RHP Andrew Anderson went 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 SO in his only start this week… Anderson has a 2.83 ERA (13 ER, 41.1 IP) in 8 starts this season… RHP Matt Soren (3.0 IP), RHP Lee Ridenhour (2.0 IP), LHP Rob Marcello (2.0 IP), RHP Tyler Buckley (2.2 IP) who were all selected in this year's First-Year Player Draft, combined for 9.2 scoreless innings in relief this week.
Gulf Coast League Phillies - 11-18, 4th place… 2-2 for the week… The GCL squad was limited to only 4 G again this week due to heavy rains in Florida… 1st-round selection, SS J.P. Crawford collected 3 H, 2 SB & 5 BB this week… Crawford, through his first 21 G as a professional, has a slash line of .367/.457/.481 with 8 SB… 2B Robinson Torres went 6-16 (.375) at the plate this week… OF Jose Pujols batted .300 (6-20) and belted his 3rd HR of the season… OF Herlis Rodriguez batted .357 (5-14)… RHP Jesen Therien threw 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 H with 4 SO and picking up the win 7/26 at GCL Yankees… RHP Ricky Bielski threw 3.0 scoreless innings this week and has yet to allow an earned run this season… On the season Bielski has 12 SO to only 3 BB in 13.0 IP… 22nd-round selection RHP Mark Leiter allowed 1 ER over 5.0 IP with 8 SO… in 9 G with GCL this season Leiter has a 1.69 ERA (3 ER, 16.0 IP) with 23 SO (12.93 SO/9.0 IP)… 18th-round selection RHP Dan Child threw 3.0 innings of 1 H ball with 5 SO… 25th-round selection LHP Cody Forsythe appeared in 3 G (1-0, 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 SO)… 11th-round selection LHP Denton Keys made his professional debut, allowing 1 H with 1 SO.