This, as always, comes from the desk of the great Larry Shenk. Read his Phillies Insider blog here.
Players of the Week
**Pitcher: RHP Austin Hyatt, Reading. 2-0 for 2
starts, 13.2 innings, 9 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 13 strikeouts. Has won 3 of his last 4 starts. Began season in AAA, 2-6, 5.47 and was moved to AA on June 2. With Reading, 4-3, 4.64 for 10 starts. Has 33-20 record in three-plus minor league seasons. Named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week by MiLB.com. The 26-year-old was selected in the 15th round in 2009 out of the University of Alabama and signed by Mike Stauffer.
**Player: SS Edgar Duran, Clearwater. Hit .444 in 6 games. Included among his 8 hits were 3 doubles and 2 homers, his first pro 2-home run game. Drove in 6 runs, scored 6 runs and stole 2 bases. Was 6-12 over his last 3 games and is hitting .323 in his last 10. For the season, .262 in 86 games, 3 homers, 28 RBI. Named the Florida State League Player of the Week by MiLB.com. The 20-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent in 2007 by Sal Agostinelli and Jesus Mendez.\
Weekly team reports:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
2-5, 3rd place . . . DH Hector Luna, .483, 7 games, organization-high 14 hits, including 3 homers; drove in 7 . . . LF Domonic Brown, .364, 6 games; 2 doubles, 5th homer; hitting .306 in last 10; re-aggravated his right knee in attempting a diving catch on Sunday and left the game, ending a 5-game hitting streak . . . INF Kevin Fransden leads IL in hits (114) and doubles (34) . . . RHS Tyler Cloyd (9-1) won on Monday, 1 run, 6.2 innings; no decision on Saturday, 3 runs, 6 innings . . . Other win went to RHP Matt Wright (1-1) on Thursday . . . RHP B. J. Rosenberg started that game, 4 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs 5 strikeouts.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
3-4, 3rd place . . . Began the week with an 11-2, 15-hit romp on Monday. Then shut out for 3 straight games. Ended a 29-scoreless innings streak with 8-3 win on Saturday. Ended the week losing, 13-12, in 12 innings after leading, 11-6, going into the bottom of the ninth at Trenton . . . C Sebastian Valle, .370, club-high 10 hits, including 2 doubles, 10th-11th home runs; drove in 6; ended the week on a 6-game hitting streak . . . 3B Cody Asche, .321, 7 games, 9 hits, including 2nd-3rd home runs; led club with 5 runs scored . . . LF D’Arby Myers had a 4-hit game on Sunday . . . 1B Darin Ruf hit his 17th homer, tops in the organization . . . LHS Mario Hollands (2-4) lost, 1-0, on Thursday, allowing a sixth-inning solo home run; 2 hits, 7 innings; retired 15 in a row at one point . . . RHS Jonathan Pettibone (8-7) ended a personal 2-game losing streak on Friday, 0 runs, 5.2 innings, 7 strikeouts . . . RHR Tyler Knigge gave up 3 runs in that game, the first runs he’s allowed since May 29 (19.2 innings). In the fateful ninth the next day, he gave up a home run, the first he’s allowed all season, 39 games, 49 innings.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
3-2, 2nd place, 2nd half . . . RF Anthony Hewitt, .321, 5 runs, 8 hits, including 10th double, 3rd triple, 9th-10th homer runs, 11th-12th steals; ended on a 7-game hitting streak . . . C Cameron Rupp hit 9th home run . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 2 RBI, giving him 61, which matches Reading’s Ruf for the organization high; 28 doubles leads the FSL . . . LHS Jesse Biddle, 1-0, for 2 starts, 13 innings, 3 earned runs, 14 strikeouts . . . LHS Austin Wright (8-4) won on Tuesday, 2 hits, 0 runs, 6 innings, 7 strikeouts . . . RHS Brody Colvin (5-5), lost, 2-1, on Thursday, 2 runs, 7 innings, 6 strikeouts; he and Biddle are each 2-1, 3.04 in July . . . Four pitchers have topped 100 innings: LH Adam Morgan, 101 (111 strikeouts); Wright, 102.2 (96 strikeouts), Biddle, 101 (104 strikeouts) and Colvin, 100.2 (90 strikeouts). RH Perci Garner has tossed 97.2 innings
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
2-4, started the week with a 3-game losing streak; 3rd place, 2nd half . . . 1B Chris Duffy, “slumped” at .286, double, 3 homers (7-8-9) among 6 hits; drove in organization-high 8 runs; 2 homers, 5 RBI came in the Monday game . . . RF Kelly Dugan, .429, 3 doubles among 9 hits, 7 RBI; ended on a 7-game hitting streak; hitting .427 in July . . . C Josh Ludy has hit safely in 12 of last 13 games after starting his pro career 0-5 after 2 games . . . RHR Kenny Giles (3-3) won on Friday, 3 innings, 7 strikeouts, all swinging; other 2 outs were ground outs . . . LHS Lino Martinez (5-4) won the first game on Sunday, 3 runs, 5 innings, 7 hits.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
2-5, 6th place . . . 1B Chris Serritella hit his 5th homer; leads club with 24 RBI . . . LF Larry Greene, 2 doubles, 2nd homer among 7 hits; hitting .306 in last 10 . . . SS Roman Quinn tripled in each of his first 3 games; club-high 5 for the season; stole 3 bases, giving him 13 in 17 attempts . . . 1NF Cameron Perkins, 4-9, 4 RBI in first 2 games of the week . . . RHP Chris Nichols, 2-0, 2 appearances, 0 runs, 6 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts . . RHP Geoff Broussard, 2nd save . . . No decision for RH Kevin Brady, 0 runs, 2 hits, 4 innings, 5 strikeouts.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division
4-3, 4th place . . . OF Andrew Pullin, .455, 7 games, 10 hits, 5 RBI; ended on a 7-game hitting streak; hitting .438 in last 10 games; leads club, .359 . . . 1B William Carmona, .423, 7 games, club-high 11 hits; 9-game hitting streak ended Thursday; has hit in 11 of last 12 games . . . Pullin and Carmona hit back-to-back homers on Saturday, first pro home run for each . . . No decision for RHP Manaure Martinez on Tuesday, 1 run, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts, 5 innings; fourth straight start in which he’s allowed 1 run . . . LHP Franklyn Vargas (3-1) won on Friday, 0 hits, 5 innings, 0 runs, 4 strikeouts . . . RHR Felix Santos (3-1) won on Tuesday; opponents are hitting .133 against him in 9 games, 10.1 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts . . . RHP Luis Morales (1-4) won his first game in second game on Wednesday, 2 strikeouts, 1 inning . . . RHP Andrew Anderson (1-0) also got his first pro win on Sunday, 1 run, 3 innings.