Turning to the minors, right-hander Tyler Cloyd, who pitched six perfect innings in Thursday's IronPigs opener, was named International League Pitcher of the Week. He was shipped back to Reading Monday.
Cloyd, 24, was initially slated to begin the season in Double-A but stepped in for IronPigs starter Dave Bush, who was serving a suspension. Cloyd, who also struck out eight hitters, ended up becoming the first pitcher in club history to pitch six perfect innings. He pitched last season between Clearwater and Reading and is not considered a prospect.
In related news, Scott Elarton pitched five scoreless innings in the IronPigs' 1-0 victory over Pawtucket Monday night. Domonic Brown's RBI hit in the fourth plated the game's only run. Relievers Brian Sanches, Michael Schwimer and Jake Diekman slammed the door; Diekman struck out the side in the ninth for the save.