Phillies Nation is honored to have Larry Shenk join 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.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (7–2) blanked the Red Wings in Rochester, 3–0, behind Enyel De Los Santos and James Pazos for their third straight win. WP: De Los Santos (2–0), 7–2–0–0–2–9; 86 pitches, 63 strikes; 19 strikeouts in 12 total innings for the young season; leads IL in strikeouts. SV: Pazos (2), 2–0–0–0–1–1 . . . Seven different Pigs had one hit. RF Dylan Cozens (#2) and 1B Mitch Walding (#2) homered . . . Ranger Suarez (1–0), 1:05 this afternoon in Rochester.
Transaction: RHR Alexis Rivero, assigned from Reading.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (4–2) were rained out of their home opener vs. the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Game will be rescheduled for later in the season . . . Ramon Rosso (1–0), 5:15 tonight.
Transaction: INF Raul Rivas, assigned from Clearwater.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (2–7) dropped a wild one against Fort Myers, 5–4, in 12 innings. The Miracle tied the game, 1–1, in the top of the ninth; each team scored one in the 10th and two in the 11th but Clearwater couldn’t match a 12th-inning run . . . ND: Alejandro Requena, 6–1–0–0–1–8. LP: LP: Grant Dyer (0–1), 1.1–2–1–0–1–3. Five Threshers pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts . . . CF Matt Vierling, 3–5, run; hitting .375. LF Ben Aklinski hit a two-run homer (#1) to tie the game in the 11th . . . Kyle Young (0–1), 6:30 tonight vs. Fort Myers.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (3–6) lost, 5–3, at the Delmarva Shorebirds. Trailed, 5–0, battled back but left the tying run on base in the eighth and ninth innings . . . LP: Victor Santos (1–1), 5–7–3–2–0–7 . . . Lakewood had five hits, two by LF Malvin Matos . . . Kevin Gowdy (0–1), 7:05 tonight in Salisbury, MD.