Players of the Week
Pitcher: LHP Hoby Milner, Lakewood
Milner went 1-0 in one start, winning, 10-0, at Delmarva on Thursday. Milner threw seven innings, allowing three hits and zero walks to go along with seven strikeouts. This was his second straight win and improved his record to 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA in seven starts. Milner began his pro career at Williamsport and was 1-0 there in two starts before joining Lakewood on July 1. Milner has stretched his scoreless streak to 12 1/3 innings with his second straight win. In those wins Milner had two walks and 11 strikeouts. Milner was also selected as the SAL Pitcher of the Week by MiLB.com. The 21-year-old was selected in the seventh round this summer out of the University of Texas. Milner wassigned by Steve Cohen.
Player: C Willians Astudillo, Gulf Coast League Phillies
Astudillo hit .381 in six games with eight hits, including two doubles an an organization-high 10 RBIs. He has drove in a run in five straight games since Tuesday. For the season Astudillo is hitting .330 in 33 games, with 12 doubles and 18 RBIs. He's walked once (June 28) and struck out twice (June 27/July 10). The 20-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela by Norman Anciani in 2008.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
4-3, third place, 1 1/2 games out ... INF Pete Orr hit .333 with club-high 9 hits ... CF Kyle Hudson had six hits and is batting .310 in his last 10 games ... 2B Cesar Hernandez was promoted to Triple-A and was 5-17 in his first four games ... C Sebastian Valle, also moved up to Triple-A and hit 2-12 in first three games with a homer and four RBIs ... RHS Tyler Cloyd (11-1) was 1-0 and won a 2-1 decision on Thursday that moved the IronPigs into first place for a day. It was Cloyd's seventh straight win, a LV club record. Cloyd's lone loss was May 20 against Louisville. Combined with Reading (3-0), Cloyd's 14 wins are two more than his career best in 2008 ... RHS Jonathan Pettibone made his Triple-A debut on Monday and gave up two runs in five innings. Pettibone picked up his first LV win on Saturday, when he gave up three runs, four hits and seven strikeouts ... LHS Tom Cochran (6-4) won on Tuesday with RHR Phillippe Aumont picking up his 13th save ... SS Andres Blanco hit a walk-off homer the next night and Joe Savery got the win ... Justin DeFratus recorded his second save on Thursday.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
5-2 for the second straight week, third place, one game out of second and a postseason berth ... OF D'Arby Myers hit .467 in seven games with a pair of home runs. Myers is hitting .455 in his last 10 games ... 1B Darin Ruf had five hits during the week and four homers in his final four games. His 22 homers for the season leads the organization ... LF Leandro Castro had four doubles and four RBIs among his seven hits ... C Tommy Joseph had five hits in his first three games and had zero hits in his final three ... 3B Cody Asche had seven hits, including three doubles, a homer and five RBIs ... RHR Colby Shreve (2-1) won in relief on Tuesday ... RHS Autin Hyatt (6-3) won his fourth in a row the next night ... RHS Ethan Martin, acquired in the Victorino trade, made his debut a winning one on Friday Martin threw six innings, struck out six, and allowes four hits, one run and one walk. The only run came on a homer to the second batter, the first long ball off Martin since June 14. The victory gave him nine wins for the third straight season ... RHS Brody Colvin received a no decision in his Double-A debut on Tuesday, giving up three runs in five innings and got his first win on Sunday, giving up two runs and one hit in six innings ... RHR Justin Friend recorded three saves, boosting his season total to 17 ... RHR Kyle Simon (1-0) won the second game on Friday, with RHR Tyler Knigge getting his second save.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
2-5, lost last three, fourth place, 2 1/2 games out in the second half ... 1B Jim Murphy had four doubles among his seven hits and five RBIs. Murphy and Ruf share the organization's RBI lead with 71 ... 1B-DH Chris Duffy rejoined the Threshers on Monday and got six hits in his first four games ... SS Edgar Duffy has five hits over his last four games . . . LHS Jesse Biddle (7-4) won on Wednesday, giving up zero runs and five hits in seven innings. Biddle had nine strikeout in the outing. He has four wins in last five decisions ... RHR Hector Neris (4-1) was Thursday's winner, Neris had four strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings ... RHR Kenny Giles walked two and struck out five in 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings on Tuesday ... RHS Seth Rosin (0-1), acquired in the Pence trade, made his debut on Saturday and gave up three earned runs in six innings.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
3-4, lost last 3, fourth place, two games out in the second half ... 3B Maikel Franco led the club with nine hits and nine runs. Franco hit his 11th and 12th homers. His 66 RBIs rank as third best in organization ... RF Kelly Dugan had six hits, two homers and six RBIs ... SS Tim Carver, hit four doubles, a grand slam homer (first HR as a pro) and has two steals ... RHS Colin Kleven (6-8) had the best outing of his pro career on Monday. He threw eight innings, with six strikeouts, and gave up two hits and zero runs. Kleven threw 71 pitches, 54 for strikes. Kleven lost his next start on Saturday, giving up six runs in 4 2/3 innings ... RHS Moises Rivas (2-2) split two decisions. He gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings in a victory on Tuesday, and gave up three earned runs in four innings innings in a loss on Sunday.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
2-4, lost last three, sixth place ... 1B -DH Cameron Perkins his .381 with a club-high eight hits in five games. Perkins is hitting .359 in last 10 games ... 1B Chris Serritella had seven hits and four RBIs. His seven-game hitting streak ended Sunday ... C Logan Moore had five hits in four games. He's batting .375 in last 10 games ... SS Roman Quinn was 5-11 in first three games, but went 0-5 with five strikeouts on Friday. Quinn leads the league with eight triples ... Relievers picked up the two wins, RH Steven Inch (1-1) and RF Jeb Stefan (1-1) ... RHS Kevin Brady gave up zero runs and three hits in four innings on Thursday, a 6-5, 10-inning win decided on a bases-loaded walk. Two nights later, they lost, 6-5, in 15 innings on an error by RF Yan Olmo, who drew his first walk of the season in that game ... RHR Geoff Broussard allowed his first runs since June 29 on Saturday.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division
5-2, won first five ... OF Carlos Tocci hit .422 in seven games, with seven hits and seven runs. Tocci is hitting .348 in last 10 and turns 17 on Aug. 23 ... OF Andrew Pullin hit .375, with six hits, his second homer and three RBIs ... 3B Zach Green, had eight hits, including homers No. 2 and 3 in Thursday's game. Green drove in six ... RH Yacksel Rios (2-2) won on Monday, throwing two scoreless innings ... RH Mitch Gueller (1-2) picked up his first win as a pro on Tuesday, giving up one run in 3 1/3 innings ... RF Ranfi Casimiro (3-1) won the next day, giving up one run in five innings ... LH Franklyn Vargas (4-2) was Thursday's winner. He gave up zero earned runs and two hits in five innings ... RH Shane Watson made his pro debut in the second game on Friday, getting one strikeout in one inning.
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