Phillies Nation was honored to have Larry Shenk join the ranks of our regular contributors during this past off-season.
“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 (0–1) were postponed by inclement weather at home vs. the Rochester Red Wings . . . 5:35 p.m. doubleheader (7-inning games) tonight, Jared Eickhoff and Enyel De Los Santos.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (2–0) won, 6–4, over the Sea Dogs in Portland on a 10th-inning, 2-run homer by LF Cornelius Randolph, his first hit of the season. CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, 2 runs, double (2nd), HR (#1), 2 RBI. DH Josh Stephens, 2–5, run. SF by 3B Austin Listi capped a 3-run 8th inning that tied the game . . . 3 pitchers combined to strike out 12 Sea Dogs while issuing 0 walks. ND: Adonis Medina, 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 SO. WP: Kyle Dohy (1–0), 3–1–1–0–0–5 . . . David Parkinson, 1 o’clock this afternoon in Portland, his AA debut.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (0–2) lost, 7–3, to the Dunedin Blue Jays . . . Four Clearwater pitchers allowed 8 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned, 10 walks but struck out 19. Yes 19! ND: Damon Jones, 3–0–1–0–4–8, threw 73 pitches in the 3 innings. LP: Luis Carrasco (0–1), 2.2–4–3–2–2–4 . . . RF Matt Vierling had 2 of Clearwater’s 5 hits, including first home run, a blast into the Tiki Pavilion in LF . . . Alejandro Requena, 6:30 tonight vs. the Blue Jays.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (0–2) fell to the Hickory Crawdads, 7–1 . . . ND: Jack Perkins, 4–5–1–1–2–7. LP: Oscar Marcelino (0–1) . . . Offense produced 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 10 times . . . Jhordany Mezquita, 4:05 this evening vs. Hickory.
Larry Shenk is author/editor of the Phillies.com Alumni section and provides regular Minor League Report pieces from his Phillies Insider blog. Phillies Insider pieces re-printed at Phillies Nation by permission of Larry Shenk. Phillies Alumni pieces with by his permission along with approval from Major League Baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies.