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 (16–9) lost their third game in a row to Syracuse, 8–2, to fall into second place behind the Mets. Pigs had occupied the top spot for 19 days . . . LP: Tyler Viza (0–1), 4.1–8–4–1–1–4 . . . 1B Matt McBride, 3–4, run, 2 doubles, RBI. 2B-CF Andrew Romine, 2–4, run. LF Shane Robinson, 2–4 . . . 4-game series vs. Mets ends with 10:35 game this morning followed by a bus ride and 3-game weekend series in Buffalo. JoJo Romero (1–1) this morning.
LHS Ranger Suarez placed on IL (abdominal strain)
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (12–10) handed the Harrisburg Senators just their fifth loss in 26 games, 7–4 . . . WP: Bailey Falter (2–1), 5–6–1–1–1–5, 85 pitches, 62 strikes. Luke Lefwitch, 2–0–0–0–2–3; for season, 14.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 5 walks, 22 strikeouts; enemy hitting .023 . . . 1B Darick Hall, 2–3, 2 runs, HR (4), 3 RBI, a 3-run homer in the first inning. C Austin Bossart, 2–4, RBI. 2B Luke Williams, 2–4, 2 runs. RF Adam Haseley, 2–5, 2 runs, double. LF Cornelius Randolph threw out a runner at home plate . . . Left for Akron (OH) after the game and the start of a 4-game series tonight against the RubberDucks, 6:35, Mauricio Llovera (1–0).
OF Cornelius Randolph, activated from the IL. INF Jose Antequero, placed on IL.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (11–14) were rained out in Fort Myers . . . Two teams play 4 p.m. doubleheader (7-inning games) today, Alejandro Requena (1–1) and undecided.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (8–18) out-hit West Virginia for the second straight but lost, 2–1, when the Power broke a 1–1 tie with a ninth-inning run on catcher’s interference. Both WV runs were unearned . . . ND: Ethan Lindow, 4.2–3–0–0–1–5, hit batter. LP: Kyle Glogoski (0–1) in his Lakewood debut, 2.1–0–1–0–1–6 . . . 1B Mark Kroon, 2–3, stolen base. 3B Hunter Stovall, in first Lakewood game, 1–5, run, triple. C Rafael Marchan, 1–5, RBI; hitting .333 in last 10-games . . . 3-game series with WV ends, 6:35 tonight, Tyler McKay (0–2).
**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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