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Ben Lively, a recent addition to the IronPigs starting rotation, has been named the International League Pitcher of the Week

Ben Lively hasn't been pitching at the Triple-A level very long - 17 days to be exact - and he's picked up his first league honor. The International League named Lively their Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 12.

Ben Lively has pitched in four games for Lehigh Valley since coming up from Double-A Reading and has wins in three of those games, with two of the wins coming last week. On Saturday, Lively threw seven innings of one-hit ball against Durham and in his two starts during the week, allowed just three hits and one run in 13 innings of work. Last Monday, he shutout Gwinnett in a rain-shortened six inning complete game, the first complete game shutout of his professional career, before pitching in the 16-1 win over Durham.

Earlier in the season, Lively picked up two Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors and hasn't been handed a loss in 21 consecutive starts, dating back to last July. This season, Lively is 10-0, with a 1.94 ERA between his 13 starts with Reading and Lehigh Valley. He has 69 strikeouts to go with just 23 walks in 79 innings of work.

Lively, 24, was drafted by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft and came to the Phillies in a December 2014 trade that sent Marlon Byrd to the Reds.

Ben Lively's career stats

YearTmWLERAGIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPSO/W
2013 2 Teams 0 4 0.88 13 41.0 23 9 4 0 13 56 0.878 4.31
2013 Billings 0 3 0.73 12 37.0 21 7 3 0 12 49 0.892 4.08
2013 Dayton 0 1 2.25 1 4.0 2 2 1 0 1 7 0.750 7.00
2014 2 Teams 13 7 3.04 26 151.0 117 52 51 13 52 171 1.119 3.29
2014 Bakersfield 10 1 2.28 13 79.0 57 20 20 6 16 95 0.924 5.94
2014 Pensacola 3 6 3.88 13 72.0 60 32 31 7 36 76 1.333 2.11
2015 Reading 8 7 4.13 25 143.2 160 69 66 14 45 111 1.427 2.47
2016 2 Teams 10 0 1.94 13 79.0 47 17 17 3 23 69 0.886 3.00
2016 Reading 7 0 1.87 9 53.0 35 11 11 1 15 49 0.943 3.27
2016 Lehigh Valley 3 0 2.08 4 26.0 12 6 6 2 8 20 0.769 2.50
All Levels (4 Seasons) 31 18 3.00 77 414.2 347 147 138 30 133 407 1.158 3.06
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2016.

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