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 (14–5) saw their three-game winning streak end in Pawtucket, 5–2. Red Sox won the game scoring three-times in the eighth against Kyle Dohy making his AAA debut, 1–2–3–3–1–2, 16 strikes, 17 balls. ND: Tyler Viza, 4–5–2–2–1–5, two HR . . . 2B Malquin Canelo, 3–4, run. C Rob Brantly, 2–3, walk, run. SS Andrew Romine, 1–3, two RBI . . . Ranger Suarez (1–1), 7:05 tonight vs. Buffalo Bisons.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (10–7) won fourth in a row, 8–1, over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Win moved Reading to within .012 of first place. Winners had 10 hits, six walks and four stolen bases . . . Three Reading pitchers combined on a one-hitter. WP: Mauricio Llovera (1–0), 5–1–1–1–5–5; J.D. Hammer, 2–0–0–0–3–1; Garrett Cleavinger, 2–1–0–0–1–2 . . . 1B Darick Hall, 2–3, walk, two runs, double, home run (3), five RBI (career high for RBI). 3B Luke Williams, 2–4, walk, run, stolen base. 2B Ali Castillo, 2–5. CF Adam Haseley, 1–2, two walks, two runs, RBI . . . Tom Eshelman (0–1), 7:10 tonight vs. New Hampshire.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (8–13) lost first game of a four-game series in Tampa, 6–3 . . . LP: Alejandro Requena (1–1), 5–11–5–3–0–3, wild pitch . . . 2B Jose Gomez, two of Clearwater’s seven singles . . . Offense drew 10 walks but left 12 runners on base . . . Kyle Young (0–3), 6:30 tonight in Tampa.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (7–14) opened series in Hickory, NC, with a 3–2 win over the Crawdads . . . Three pitchers combined on a three-hitter, four walks and 14 strikeouts . . . WP: Colton Eastman, 5–2–1–1–1–7, HR. Ethan Lindow, 3–1–0–0–2–7. SV: Oscar Marcelino (1), following an intentional walk to load the bases, game-ending, grounded into double . . . Offense: 10 hits, five walks, 11 strikeouts, five stolen bases (Lakewood leads SAL with 28 stolen bases) . . . 1B Alec Bohm, 3–4, walk, run, 7th-8th doubles. SS Luis Garcia led off the game with a home run (#1) . . . Tyler McKay (0–1), 7 tonight in Hickory.