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 (3–1) won third in a row, 7–0, vs. Rochester Red Wings . . . SS Andrew Romine, 2–4, R, HR (#1), 4 RBI; 3B Phil Gooselin, 3–3, R, 2 BB; C Deivy Grullon, 2–4, R, HR (#1), RBI; 2B Malquin Canelo, 2–4, R; CF Jan Hernandez, 2–5, R, RBI . . . WP: Ranger Saurez (1–0), 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO; followed by Edgar Garcia, 2–1–0–0–1–3; Austin Davis, 2–1–0–0–0–2 . . . Drew Anderson, 7:05 tonight vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre Rail Riders. LH reliever Tyler Gilbert (groin) placed on Injured List. RH Tyler Viza added from extended spring training.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (3–0) winning streak came to an end, 6–0, in Portland. Offense had 3 singles while striking out 17 times. CF Adam Haseley (3), RF Mickey Moniak (4), DH Darick Hall (3) were the major strikeout victims . . . LP: Bailey Falter (0–1), 5.1–9–5–4–0–5, 2 HR . . . Mauricio Llovera, 6:35 tonight in New Hampshire vs. the Fisher Cats.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (1–3) lost, 2–1, to Dunedin before 157 fans at Jack Russell Stadium where the Blue Jays will play their home games while their home ballpark is renovated . . . 3B Madison Stokes, 2 of Clearwater’s six hits, both doubles . . . LP: Kyle Young (0–1), 4–4–2–2–1–3, both runs coming in the first inning . . . Andrew Brown, 6:30 tonight in Lakeland against the Flying Tigers.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (1–3) won their first game, 6–2, over the Hickory Crawdads . . . C Rafael Marchan, 2–3, 2 RBI, R, BB; 1B Matt Kroon, 2–4, RBI; CF Yerwin Trejo, 2–4 . . . ND: Francisco Morales, 4.1–4–2–2–2–5; WP (1–0): Victor Santos, third of three pitchers, 4–4–0–0–0–2 . . . Kevin Gowdy, 6:35 tonight vs. Hagerstown Suns. Gowdy, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, is making his first appearance since August 27, 2016.