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 (11–4) lost to Rochester, 4–1, for only the second time in nine games vs. the Red Wings. Pigs ended the game with a bases-loaded strikeout. One run is lowest offensive production of the season . . . LP: Ranger Suarez (1–1), 7–6–4–4–0–5, HR . . . 1B Sean Rodriguez, 4–4, run. SS Andrew Romine, 2–4. C Deivy Grullon, 2–4. C Rob Brantly, RBI triple . . . Drew Anderson (0–0), 6:35 tonight vs. Rochester.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (6–6) were rained out at the Harrisburg Senators; rescheduled for May 26 twinbill . . . Ramon Rosso (2–0), 7 tonight in Harrisburg.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (5–11) wore their alternate Beach Dogs uniform but fell to the Tampa Tarpons, 8–4 . . . LP: Kyle Young (0–3), 5–9–7–6–0–6, 2 HR . . . LF Matt Vierling, 3–4, run; hitting .322. RF Jhailyn Ortiz, 2–3, walk, two runs, RBI, HR (#1). 3B Jake Scheiner, 1–3, walk, triple, two RBI . . . Andrew Brown (0–2), 6:30 tonight vs. Tampa.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (4–12) lost to Lexington, 5–3, when the Legends scored three times in the eighth . . . ND: Ethan Lindow, 5–4–1–1–0–4. LP: Colton Eastman (0–2) . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 3–3, two runs; second three-hit game; began season 0–9; now hitting .333. RF Malvin Matos, 2–4. SS Jonathan Guzman, 2–4, RBI. 2B Luis Garcia, 0–5, five strikeouts . . . Tyler McKay (0–0), 4:05 this evening vs. Lexington.
Minor leaguers often have early afternoon workouts. Yesterday Juan Castro and Larry Bowa worked with infielders; Rob Ducey, sacrifice bunting and bunting for a base hit and Ernie Whitt, catchers.