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 shares with readers here at Phillies Nation, his “Minor League Report” pieces now also run with us all during the season as well.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (16–7) lost, 7–4, to Syracuse (15–9) as the Mets came from behind with 2-run innings in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings . . . ND: Cole Irvin, 6–8–3–3–0–4, 2-run HR in the sixth. Yacksel Rios (BS, 1) (L, 0–1), 1–1–2–2–1–1, wild pitch, balk . . . C Deivy Grullon, 3–4, run, 2 RBI; leads league with .397 average; 1.100 OPS ranks second. SS Malquin Canelo, 2–4, double, RBI . . . Drew Anderson (0–0), 7:05 tonight vs. the Mets, second of a 4-game series.
CF Jan Hernandez, placed on Injured List. INF Ali Castillo and LHR Jeff Singer, assigned from Reading.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (11–9) fell to the 20–4 Harrisburg Senators, 7–5. Trailing after 1 inning, Reading battled back to within a run with a 3-run seventh, 6–5. Senators are 10–2 both at home and on the road . . . LP: Adonis Medina (0–1), 3.2–7–5–5–1–2, HR, balk, hit batter. Garrett Cleavinger, 5 strikeouts in 2.1 shutout innings . . . Seven different Reading players had 1 hit each; 12 strikeouts in losing cause. CF Mickey Moniak, tripled in 2 runs. Other RBI: LF Josh Stephen, 2B Raul Rivas, C Austin Bossart . . . David Parkinson (2–1), 6:45 tonight vs. the Senators.
INF-OF Grenny Cumana, assigned from LV; RHR Luis Ramirez, assigned from extended spring training.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (10–14) open a 3-game series in Fort Myers 6:30 tonight against the Miracle (15–9). Spencer Howard (1–1) pitches the opener.
3B Alec Bohm, assigned from Lakewood. LHR Zach Warren, activated from IL.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (8–16) begin a homestand against the West Virginia Power (15–7). Kevin Gowdy (0–0) starts the 6:35 game, first of a 3-game series.
**Dominican Summer League season opens June 2. Phillies will field two teams, Red and White.
**New York-Penn League (Williamsport Crosscutters) season opens June 14.
**Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.
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