Players of the Week
**Pitcher: RHS Jonathan Pettibone, Reading. 1-0 for 2 starts, 14 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 4 walks and 15 strikeouts. Win was his third in a row. Over last 10 starts, 6-2, 2.84 ERA. For the season, 15 starts, 7-5, 3.27. ERA by the month: April (4.33), May (3.63), June (1.67). The 21-year-old was selected by the Phillies between the 3rd and 4th rounds in 2008 out of Esperanza High School (CA) and signed by Darrell Conner. The 6-6 RH was also named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week and the same honor by MiLB.com.
**Player: 3B Mitch Walding, Williamsport. First week of pro ball, .379 in 7 games, organization-high 11 hits that included 2 doubles and 1st home run. Drove in an organization-high 10 runs, 4 on Wednesday and 6 on Friday. The 19-year-old left-handed hitter was drafted in the fifth round in 2011 out of St. Mary's High School (CA) and signed by Joey Davis. A shortstop in high school, Walding has been moved to third base.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
4-3; won 5 of 6 before losing last 2; 2nd place . . . SS Andres Blanco, .346, with a club-high 10 hits, 4 on Monday and 2 the next night . . . 2B Kevin Fransden, .310; among his 9 hits were 4 doubles; drove in a club-high 8 runs, including a game-winning SF on Wednesday; 3 more multi-hit games gives him 22 for the season . . . OF Steve Susdorf had 3 multi-hit games for a total of 8 hits . . . OF Jason Pridie also had 8 hits; batting .316 since joining LV . . . C Erik Kratz homered in back-to-back games (#7-8); 30 RBI are 2nd on the club to 1B Cody Overbeck's 32 . . . LHS Pat Misch (5-8) won his lone start, 1 run, 7 innings on Wednesday . . . RHS Tyler Cloyd (7-1) won 1 of his 2 starts; combined with AA, he's 10-1 . . . Other wins went to RHR B. J. Rosenberg (2-0) and LHS Tom Cochran (5-1) . . . Saves: LH Raul Valdez (3), RH Phillippe Aumont (9), LH Jeremy Horst (2) and J. C. Ramirez (1) . . . OF Domonic Brown hasn't played since June 14 because of an injured left knee.
Average attendance: 8,851, 1st.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
4-4, 2nd place . . . Won 4th doubleheader of the season on Saturday at Bowie . . . LF Leandro Castro, .381, 8 hits, 5th homer, 3 RBI, 2 steals; hitting .382 in last 10 games . . . C Sebastian Valle, .333, 7 hits, 3 RBI; 7-game hitting streak ended on Sunday . . . INF Miguel Abreu, .333., with club-high 9 hits and 4 RBI . . .2B Cesar Hernandez, 3 doubles, 8th triple among 8 hits, 2 RBI, 2 steals . . . 1B Dari Ruf, drew 11 walks in his last 7 games; hit organization-high 12th homer on Tuesday; 46 RBI 2nd highest in the organization . . . 3B Cody Asche, promoted from Clearwater (.349), was 1-11 in his AA start . . . LHS Mario Hollands (1-0) won is AA debut on Thursday, 3 runs, 6 innings, 4 strikeouts; combined between L-C-R, 4-1 . . . RHR Justin Friend picked up a win (2-0) and 12th save . . . RHR Colby Shreve (1-1) picked up the club's 4th win . . . RHR Lisalberto Bonilla, 0-0, 3 games, 3.1 innings, 1 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts.
Average attendance: 6,019, 2nd.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
4-3, tied for 3rd, second half . . . Had 16 hits in 11-7 romp on Monday, 4 hits and 2 in 3-0, 3-1 back-to-back losses . . . INF Drew Hillman, .333, 3 doubles on Monday; drove in 3 . . . OF Zach Collier had a 10-game hitting streak (13-39, .333) end on Thursday; walk-off single in 2-1 win on Wednesday . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 8th homer, 48th-49th RBI, which are the most in the organization . . C Cameron Rupp had 4 doubles among his 5 hits . . . RHR Tyler Knigge (4-1) picked up a win and posted 6th save in 3 outings, 3 innings, 7 strikeouts, rest all zeros . . . RHR Chris Kissock (2-0) won twice in 2 appearances . . . Other win: RHR Juan Sosa (4-3) on Sunday . . . RHR Ryan Duke, 3 games, 5 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks and 13 strike outs, second only to Pettibone's 15. 0-1, 1.06 in last 10.
Average attendance: 2,564, 1st.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
2-2, during abbreviated week because of All-Star Game, tied for 3rd, second half . . . Lakewood RHP Colin Kleven was the winning pitcher for the North, 1 scoreless inning . . . 1B-DH Chris Duffy, .533, 4 games, club-high 8 hits; ended on a 10-game hitting streak (17-36, .472); has reached base in all 28 games with BluleClaws covering 2 stints . . . OF Aaron Altherr, .467; 7-12 in last 3 games; 5th homer and drove in club-high 5 runs . . . 2B Alejandro Villalobos started the second half with a lead-off home run at Hagerstown on Thursday, his 1st home run in the states . . . LHS Ervis Manzanillo (1-5) won that game, 1 run, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, 6 innings; had had gone 13 starts without a win (8/23/11) . . . LHS Ethan Stewart (4-6) won his 4th in a row on Sunday, 1 unearned run, 1 hit, 6 innings . . . RHR Kenny Giles, 2 appearances, 1 save; fanned 6 in 4 innings. Last 10-games, 2 saves, 2.23 ERA, 31 strikeouts, 23.2 innings; opponents hitting .183.
Average attendance: 5,570, 2nd.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
4-3, tied for 2nd . . . Twice scored 13 runs; 17 hits on Wednesday and 18 hits on Friday; had only 3 hits in shutout loss on Thursday . . . OF Yan Olmo, .308, 4 doubles among 8 hits; 5 runs . . . SS Roman Quinn, .303, 10 hits, club-high 8 runs and 3 steals; had 4 multi-hit games . . . 1B Chris Serritella, back-to-back 3-hit games . . . DH Cameron Perkins walk-off double on Saturday . . . RHS Joshua Warner (1-0) for 2 starts, 13 innings, 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts . . . Other wins: LH Hoby Milner,3 hitless innings, 4 strikeouts; RH Nichols Hansen, 6 strikeouts, 3 innings; LH Luis Cooper, 3 scoreless innings.
Average attendance: 1,796, 12th.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division 0-6, out-scored 33-18 . . . Team used 16 position players and 15 pitchers during the first week . . . Leading hitters: average-C Williams Astudillo, .385; runs--INF Angelo Mora and OF Zach Taylor, 5; home runs-OF Dylan Cozens and Zach Taylor, 1 each; RBI, Cozens, 4 . . . RH Manaure Martinez (0-1) has the most innings (10) and strikeouts (11).
Average attendance: 32 seagulls.
Larry Shenk is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.