Phillies Nation is honored to have Larry Shenk among the ranks of our regular contributors.
“The Baron” is the former Philadelphia Phillies head of community relations, a role in which he served the organization for more than four decades. Larry is also a 2018 inductee to the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Phillies alumni and history work which Larry has been sharing with readers here at Phillies Nation, his “Minor League Report” pieces will now also run with us all during the season as well
All 4 clubs had day off on Easter; Pivetta makes AAA debut tonight.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (12–4) were rained out in Pawtucket . . . Nick Pivetta, 6:05 tonight vs. the Red Sox.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (7–7) scored twice in the eighth inning for a 2–1 win over the Flying Squirrels in Richmond. Win snapped a three-game losing streak . . . 1B Darick Hall hit his second homer to tie the game and PH Luke Williams singled in the winning run. Hall and 3B Austin Listi each had two hits . . . ND: Adonis Medina, 5–3–1–1–4–3, HR, 2 wild pitches. WP: Jakob Hernandez (1–0). SV: Kyle Dohy (2); retired all six batters, five via strikeouts; fast ball 93–95; nasty slider, change-up in the 70s; 22-year-old lefty has racked up 22 strikeouts in 11 innings over six appearances. In 98.1 career innings, 155 strikeouts . . . David Parkinson (1–1), 6:35 tonight in Richmond.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (6–12) lost, 7–1, to the Florida Fire Frogs who scored four in the sixth and three in the eighth . . . LP: Julian Garcia (1–2), 5–4–2–2–0–6, HR; retired the first 14 Frogs . . . Offense produced three singles and a triple . . . Spencer Howard (1–1), 7 tonight vs. Florida.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (5–13) pounded out 13 hits in a 10–5 win over the Braves in Rome. Tied, 2–2, after six, Lakewood scored twice in the seventh and five in the eighth; biggest offensive production of the season . . . ND: Dominic Pipkin, 3–4–2–2–4–2, wild pitch. WP: Jhordany Mezquita (1–2). SV: Tyler Carr (1) . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 3–5, run, double (6), home run (#2), 3 RBI; 8–12 in last three games; boosted average to .367 which is second in the SAL; his home run over the right field wall in the seventh inning broke a 2–2 tie. C Rafael Marchan, 3–5, 2 runs, 2 doubles, RBI. Two hits each for 1B Mark Kroon and 2B Luis Garcia . . . Victor Santos (1–1), 7 tonight in Rome.