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September 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Players of the Week, August 30-September 6; Reynaldo Rodriguez and Tom Ebert

With the minor league regular season coming to a close, two members of the Greenville Drive turned in impressive performances to help lift their team into the playoffs. Reynaldo Rodriguez and Tom Ebert are this week's SoxProspects.com Player and Pitcher of the Week.

Rodriguez, who also took home SoxProspects.com Player of the Month honors for August, helped push Greenville into the playoffs with his hot hitting to finish the regular season. In seven games played, Rodriguez hit .429/.478/1.000 with 3 home runs, 12 RBI and 4 runs scored. He also added a double, triple and a stolen base, as he finished the year hitting .281/.387/.518 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, 20 doubles and 12 stolen bases. His .905 OPS was the highest this season by any Red Sox minor leaguer, with the exception of Chris McGuiness who was dealt to Texas at the end of July.

When Greenville's playoff journey starts this evening, it will look to Ebert as an important part of their success. The 22 year old right-hander has been the vital cog in the Drive's bullpen, pitching well in two important games this week by pitching 8.2 innings, allowing no runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 14. The win he picked up over Hickory on September 1st put Greenville ahead by 1.5 games in a very close playoff race. For the season, Ebert is 10-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 94.0 innings pitched, picking up 1 save and striking out a healthy 92 batters.

Rodriguez's stellar week also gave him yet another SAL Offensive Player of the Week honor, his second consecutive and third of the season. Portland pitcher Stephen Fife was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week as he went 2-0 in two starts, tossing 11.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while punching out 7. Fife is the first Sea Dogs pitcher to win the honor since Kris Johnson won in April of 2008.