This came in this morning from Larry Shenk with the Phillies…
Players of the Week
**Pitcher: RHP Rodrigo Lopez, Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Was 1-0, 1 start, a 3-1 win on Wednesday, 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts; threw 91 pitches, 58 for strikes. The 33-year-old was signed as a free agent on March 5. He missed most of last season recovering from 8/22/07 Tommy John surgery.
**Player: 2B Brad Harman, Reading Phillies. Hit .429 in 7 games with organization-high 12 hits and 9 RBI. Boosted average from .269 to .296. Scored 6 times, collected 3 doubles, 2 home runs. Had his second 4-hit game of the season on Friday and hit a slam on Sunday. Hitting .439 in last 10 games; .359 for May. The 23-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent, 3/4/03, out of Fairhills High School, Australia.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
2-4; 5th place, International League North Division . . . INF David Newhan, .412 in 6 games with 2 homers, 3 RBI; scored a run in last 5 games. . . SS Pablo Ozuna had a 13-game hitting streak end on Tuesday . . . C Lou Marson hit 1st home run on Saturday . . . RHP Mike Koplove picked up 2 saves (3-4) and 1st blown save on Saturday, ending a streak in which he hadn’t allowed an earned run in 15 outings . . . RHP Andrew Carpenter, no decision on Thursday, 6 shutout innings . . . RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-3) picked up a win on Friday, 5 shutout innings before allowing 3 in the sixth . . . LHP Antonio Bastardo, no decision in his AAA debut on Saturday; allowed a 3-run homer in the sixth; he fanned a season-high 11 and walked 2. Dallas Green was there to scout his debut . . . RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-6) fanned 8 in 6.2 innings on Sunday but lost, 6-2; he allowed 2 earned runs on 6 hits . . . LHP Sergio Escalona gave up 3 runs in 1 inning in his AAA debut in the same game.
3-4; 3rd place, Eastern League Southern Division; lost first 4, won last 3 . . . OF Michael Taylor followed up his .375 week (5/11-17) by hitting .385; 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer among 10 hits; drove in 8 (6-game RBI streak) and shares the organization RBI-high with Dominic Brown (31); ended week riding an 11-game hitting streak . . . RF Gus Milner, .385, 6 runs, 3 doubles, 3 RBI . . . CF Quintin Berry, .357, with organization-high 7 runs; stole 3 bases . . . 3B Neil Sellers, .308; hitting .400 in last 10 games . . . LHP Gustavo Chacin made Reading debut on Saturday, 1st game, 5-3 win, 1 run in 5 innings . . . RHPs Alexander Concepcion (5 innings, 1 hit) and Pat Overholt (2 innings, 0 hits) combined on a 5-0 shutout in 2nd game . . .RHP Chance Chapman made his AA debut with a scoreless inning on Wednesday and saw his 18 scoreless inning streak end the next night.
0-3 with rain outs the first four days of the week; 2nd place, Florida State League North Division . . . OF Dominic Brown, 3 games, 4 hits, 2 RBI . . . C-3B-LF-DH Tim Kennelly, 4-9 in last 2 games, 2 runs, 2 RBI . . . 2B Fidel Hernandez hit safely in 2 games, stretching hitting streak to 9 games . . . RHP Kyle Drabek (3-1) lost a no-hitter by allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in the 6th inning on Saturday.
4-3; 1st place, South Atlantic League Northern Division . . . SS Troy Hanzawa, .476, 3 doubles among 10 hits, 3 RBI; hitting .387 in last 10 games . . . 2B Harold Garcia, 3 doubles, 3 streals . . . CF Anthony Gose, 4 steals . . . RF Zach Collier, .316; leads club with 11 doubles . . . C Sebastian Valle, 3 doubles, 1st HR among 6 hits . . . RHP Tyler Cloyd, 1-0, for 2 starts, winning on Monday, 1 run, 8 strikeouts, 7 innings; issued 2nd walk in 5 starts this month in no decision on Saturday, 3 runs, 6.1 innings, 5 strikeouts . . . RHP Brian Rosenberg, 5th and 6th saves in 3 appearances; all 6 season saves have come in last 10 games . . . RHP Justin De Fratus (2-0) gave up 2 earned runs on Sunday, the first he’s allowed since May 9 (5 outings). Has allowed 1 walk in 35.1 innings for the season.
Speedsters: Gose, 26 steals, 5 caught . . . Garcia, 13 SB, 5 CS . . . Collier, 10 SB, 2 CS.