Players of the Week
Pitcher: RHP Tyler Cloyd, Reading. 1-0, 0.00 ERA for 2 starts, 13 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts. No-decision came on Sunday, when he allowed 1 hit in 6 shutout innings; win came on Tuesday, 7 scoreless innings. Started the season 1-0 at Lehigh Valley and is 3-0 in 4 starts since at Reading. Going back to last season at Reading, Cloyd won his last 3 decisions. Last loss was 7/20/11. The 24-year-old was an 18th round selection in 2008 and signed by Jerry Lafferty. It marks the 4th time in the last 8 awards that Cloyd has been named pitcher of the week.
Player: 1B Cody Overbeck, Lehigh Valley. Hit .357 in 7 games, with organization-high 10 hits, including 4 multi-hit games. Had 2 doubles, 2nd home run. Leads club with 14 RBI. Week raised average from .293 to .313. Batting .391 vs. LHP. The 25-year-old was the ninth-round selection in 2008 out of the University of Mississippi.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
2-5, losing last 3; 4th place . . . C Erik Kratz, 7 hits in 4 games, including 2 homers and 3 RBI; boosted average from .226 to .292 . . . INF Mike Fontenot joined Lehigh Valley on Monday; hit .333 in 7 games with 8 hits, 4 RBI. Started at 2B, SS, 3B . . . LHR Raul Valdes picked up a win (1-1) when Scott Podsednik hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning on Tuesday . . . RHS David Bush (2-2) won on Thursday, 2 runs, 6 innings . . . LHR Jacob Diekman blew his first save on Tuesday when he gave a run for the first time; two nights later he recorded his third save, allowing a single, double to start the inning before two strikeouts and a grounder to first ended the scoreless inning. Opponents are hitting .295 against him in 12 innings, but he's allowed that one run, walked 3 and struck out 17 . . . RHS Scott Elarton, who had allowed 1 run in his first 16 innings, was tagged for 10 (9 earned) in 3.2 innings of a Wednesday loss.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
4-2, 1st place . . . INF Miguel Abreu was 8-16 in 4 games after being sidelined from April 18-26; for the season, he's hitting .500 in 10 games . . . OF Steve Susdorf also hit .500 in 5 games; bating .429 in last 10 . . . RHS Trevor May improved to 4-0 with 6 shutout innings on Tuesday . . . RHR Tyson Brummett picked up a save that day and a blown save/win on Sunday . . . RHR Jordan Whatcott joined Reading from Clearwater on Friday and was the winner in relief, 2 scoreless innings, 2 strikeouts . . . RHR Justin Friend posted 2 saves, 5 for the season.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
5-2, 4th place . . . Week featured game-winning hits from 1B Jim Murphy (12th-inning single on Monday), CF Peter Lavin (9th-inning single on Tuesday in a game in which the Threshers were no-hit going into the 9th inning before LF D'Arby Myers doubled and Lavin got the walk-off hit), RF Anthony Hewitt (10th-inning, 2-run homer on Thursday), 1B Chris Duffy (8th-inning double on Friday) . . . 3B Cody Asche, 7 hits, 3 RBI; hit safely in 9 of last 11 games . . . RHR Lisalverto (1-1) won on Tuesday, 3 strikeouts, 2 innings and had a blown save on Wednesday, 1 run, 2 hits, 2 innings, 5 strikeouts . . . LHS Jesse Biddle, 1 earned run, 6 innings of a no-decision . . . LHS Austin Wright also had a no-decision, 1 run, 2 hits, 7 innings, 10 strikeouts . . . RHS Perci Garner (1-1) was Saturday's winner.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
3-3, 5th place . . . C Bob Stompo joined Lakewood from Clearwater and hit .625 in 2 games (5-8), 2 RBI . . . RF Brian Pointer, .333, 7 RBI; leads organization with 5 homers, 19 RBI . . . 3B Harold Martinez hit .304 in his first 6 games following extended spring training . . . LF Aaron Altherr, 7 hits, batting .308 in last 10 . . . RF Kyrell Hudson, 4 hits; 4 steals, matching teammate Gauntlett Eldemire for the organization lead with 12 . . . 3B Maikel Franco has 10 hitless games, 7 multi-hit games and 4 1-hit games . . . 3 wins came from relievers, RH Colby Shreve (2-1), RH Colton Murray (1-1) and LH Bryan Morgado (2-0) . . . LHS Ethan Stewart (0-1) allowed 1 run in 4 innings on Thursday; for the season, 1.33 ERA for 4 starts, 19 SO in 20.1 innings. ERA is lowest in the organization.
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