Outman Fires One-Hitter For 'Claws

Left-hander Josh Outman doesn't get a lot of publicity, but he should. Outman came to the Phillies in the 10th round of the 2005 Draft and is distinguishing himself in the organization.

Josh Outman is on one of those streaks that pitchers sometimes get into. Everything he does seems to work out.

Outman threw a one-hitter at Kannapolis Saturday as Lakewood beat the Intimidators 7-0. Over his last 14 innings of work, Outman has allowed just two hits and struck out 18 hitters. The complete game - the first of his professional career - also gave him his tenth win of the season for Lakewood.

While the left-hander had a stretch of four games where he struggled a bit in July - posting a 4.98 ERA - he has again righted himself and returned to form. On the season, Outman is 10-6, 3.39 for the BlueClaws, where he has been all season.

Lakewood jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first and four more in the second. Mike Spidale scored on a wild pitch in the first inning and slapped a two-run single in the second and scored a run on Jeremy Slayden's double. Avelino Asprilla smacked his 7th homerun of the year in the first to start the Lakewood scoring.

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Newcomer Justin Germano allowed just one earned run over six innings in his first start for Scranton. Clay Condrey (2-1) allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth and took the loss as the Red Barons fell to Ottawa 3-2.

Zach Segovia won his tenth game of the season at Reading, giving him a minor league baseball high of 15 wins this season as the R-Phils beat Harrisburg 4-2 Saturday. Segovia is a combined 15-6, 2.95 between Clearwater and Reading this season. Jason Jaramillo was 3-for-3 and hit his sixth homerun of the season for Reading.

Andy Baldwin (8-7, 4.01) allowed just two runs on five hits and no walks over eight innings as Clearwater beat St.Lucie 4-2 Saturday. Branden Florence had three hits for the Threshers, raising his season average to .333 at Clearwater.

Dan Brauer (2-3, 1.88) threw seven innings, giving up just two hits and no walks while striking out ten for Batavia in their 7-1 win over Auburn. Phillip Cuevas and Jason Donald each had two doubles for the 'Dogs.

The GCL Phillies were off on Saturday.


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