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.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (11–3) handed Rochester a 6–5 loss improving their record vs. the Red Wings to 7–1; lost opening day before winning seven in a row . . . ND: Enyel De Los Santos, 4–7–4–4–3–5, 3 HR; in his first two starts vs. Rochester, he allowed one earned run over 12 innings. WP: Austin Davis (1–0), 2–2–0–0–0–1; 10 innings in the young season, seven hits, no runs, two walks, 12 strikeouts. SV: Edubray Ramos (3), 1–0–0–0–0–1 . . . DH Dylan Cozens, 1–3, run, RBI, HR (5), RBI. SS Sean Rodriquez, 2–4, HR (#3), four RBI. 3B Mitch Walding, 2–4, two runs, two doubles, RBI . . . Ranger Suarez (1–0), 7:05 tonight vs. Rochester.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (6–6) lost, 5–3, at the Harrisburg Senators, yielding all runs in the second inning; fourth loss in last five games . . . LP: Tom Eshelman (0–1), 3–9–5–5–1–4. Four Reading pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts . . . Fightin Phils were held to singles by six different hitters . . . Ramon Rosso (2–0), 7 tonight in Harrisburg.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (5–10) pounded out 13 hits, including six doubles, in defeating the Tampa Tarpons, 10–3. Every player in the lineup had a hit . . . ND: Alejandro Requena, 4.2–6–3–3–3–6, 2 HR. WP: Gustavo Armas (1–0) . . . CF Simone Muzziotti, 3–5, run, RBI, two doubles. C Rudolfo Duran, 2–4, RBI. Two RBI each, 3B Madison Stokes, 1B Jake Scheiner . . . 6:30 tonight vs. Tampa.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (4–11) ended an eight-game losing streak, 8–6, over the Lexington Legends; a four-run eighth inning decided the outcome. . . ND: Kevin Gowdy, 2.2–2–1–1–5–1, wild pitch. WP: Ethan Evanko (2–0) . . . LF Ben Pelletier, 2–4, two runs, RBI. Two RBI each, RF Carlos De La Cruz, 2B Luis Garcia. 1B Jake Holmes, HR (#1) . . . Ethan Lindow (1–1), 7:05 tonight vs. Lexington.