Phillies Nation was honored to have Larry Shenk join the ranks of our regular contributors during this past off-season.
“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.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (5–2) scored two in B8 and hung on for a 3–2 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre . . . CF Roman Quinn, in first rehab outing with the Pigs, 2–3, run, RBI, walk, stolen base, caught stealing, picked off first; ran down a long fly ball to end the game; other RBI: C Deivy Grullon, RF Jan Hernandez . . . ND: Cole Irvin, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO; WP: Victor Arano (2–0), 1–0–0–0–1–3; season: 4–0–0–0–1–7; SV: Josh Martin (2), a one-pitch save . . . 6:05 tonight in Rochester against the Red Wings, start of a seven-game road trip.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (4–2) lost, 5–4, as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored three unearned runs in B9 . . . CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, run, walk, RBI, home run (#2) . . . ND: Tom Eshelman, 5–5–2–2–1–4; LP: Addison Russ (0–1), .2–3–3–0–1–0; Unionville (PA) HS’s Ryan Hissey hit a two-strike, two-run homer to tie the game; a walk, stolen base and single won it for NH . . . Day off today . . . Home opener on Friday night.
Transactions: Eshelman and RHR Alex Rivero, transferred from extended spring training; RHR Trevor Bettencourt, INF Jose Antequera, placed on Injured List.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (2–5) ended a three-game losing streak with a 4–0 win over the Flying Tigers in Lakeland . . . WP: Spencer Howard (1–1), 6–3–0–0–1–5, touching 98 on the radar gun; Jonathan Hennigan, 2–1–0–0–0–3 and Zach Warren, 1–0–0–0–0–1 completed the shutout . . . 1B Madison Stokes hit a two-run homer (#1) and RF Danny Mayer a solo shot (#1) in the T7; SS Nick Maton, 1–4, RBI, fourth stolen base . . . 6:30 tonight in Lakeland.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (3–4) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings but fell short against the Hagerstown Suns, 5–4. Loss ended a three-game winning streak . . . DH Mark Kroon, 2–5, 2 RBI; LF James Smit, 2–4; RF Carlos De La Cruz, 2–4, run . . . ND: Tyler McKay, 4–4–2–1–1–5; LP: Jack Perkins (0–1) . . . Dominic Pipkin, 7:05 tonight vs. the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, MD.