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.
Phillies Organizational Minor League Players of the Week (April 4–14)
Player — OF Jan Hernandez, Lehigh Valley
The 24-year-old Hernandez batted .324 (12–37) with three doubles, four home runs, 12 RBI, three walks, nine runs scored and a 1.120 OPS in nine games. He had four multi-hit games and capped his week with a two-home run, five-RBI game on April 13. Hernandez, a native of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, was selected by the Phillies in the third round of the June 2013 draft.
Pitcher — RHP Enyel De Los Santos, Lehigh Valley
De Los Santos, 23, made two starts for the IronPigs, going 2–0 with a 0.75 ERA (1 ER, 12.0 IP) and 19 strikeouts to just two walks. He struck out 10 batters, allowing one run on four hits in 5.0 innings during his season debut on April 6 against Rochester, and then tossed 7.0 shutout innings with two hits and nine strikeouts in his second start, also against the Red Wings. He also was named International League Pitcher of the Week. De Los Santos was acquired by the Phillies from the San Diego Padres in December 2017 in exchange for shortstop Freddy Galvis.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (8–3) were rained out at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Two games (7 innings each), 5:05 tonight, Cole Irvin (0–0) and undecided vs. Rail Raiders.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (6–4) defeated Portland Sea Dogs, 5–2 . . . 3B Ali Castillo, 3–3, run, RBI, two doubles. CF Adam Haseley, 2–4, run, RBI, two doubles. 3B Luke Williams, 2–4, two runs . . . WP: Bailey Falter (1–1), first AA win, 6–5–2–1–1–3, HR; 19 of 24 first-pitch strikes. Luke Leftwich, 2–1–0–0–1–5. SV: Addison Russ (1), first AA save, 1–2–0–0–0–2 . . . Maurcio Llovera (0–0), 12 noon today vs. Portland.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (4–9) won, 4–3, at the Florida Fire Frogs on a long home run to left field in the top of the ninth by DH Danny Mayer, #2. 3B Madison Stokes, 2–5, run, RBI, HR (#2). SS Nick Maton, 3–5, run . . . ND, Spencer Howard, 4–4–2–2–2–7, 77 pitches, 37 in the first inning. WP: Austin Ross (1–0). SV: Jonathan Hennigan (1) . . . Damon Jones (0–1), 6 p.m. tonight in Kissimmee.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (3–10) were held to four hits for the second straight game, a 7–1 loss at the West Virginia Power . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 1–4, third stolen base; hitting .311 . . . LP: Jhordany Mezquita (0–2), 3.2–6–4–4–1–5 . . . Series ends at 10:35 this morning, Francisco Morales (0–0).