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 (18–9) began the weekend in Buffalo with a 7–2 win over the Bisons . . . WP: Nick Pivetta (2–0), 6–4–2–2–3–4, wild pitch, 97 pitches, 56 strikes; both runs came in the first inning on 2 hits, 2 walks, SF. Kyle Dohy who has been struggling throwing strikes since his promotion to AAA, 1–0–0–0–1–3 . . . Pigs had 4 extra-base hits among 13 hits and stole 4 bases. DH Deivy Grullon, 3–5, 2 RBI, boosting average to .400; continues to lead league in hitting. C Rob Brantly, 2–2, 3 walks, 2 doubles, run. 1B Damek Tomscha, 1–4, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBI, HR (#2). CF Shane Robinson, 2–5, run, walk, RBI, stolen base . . . Cole Irvin (2–0), 1:05 this afternoon in Buffalo.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (13–11) were blanked on 2 hits by the RubberDucks in Akron, 7–0 . . . LP: Tom Eshelman (0–3), 4.2–8–3–3–1–5 . . . CF Adam Haseley, 1–4. 1B Darick Hall, 1–4, double . . . Ramon Rosso (2–0), 6:35 tonight in Akron.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (11–17) lost, 10–1, to the Daytona Tortugas. Clearwater had 10 singles, one double and left 12 runners on base. Have scored only 4 runs in last 3 games . . . LP: Andrew Brown (1–3), 2–8–5–5–1–1, wild pitch . . . CF Simone Muzziotti, 3–5, run. 2B Dan Brito, 3–4. 1B Madison Stokes, 2–5, RBI . . . Series continues at 6:30 tonight vs. Daytona.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (9–19) dropped a 6–3 decision to the Rome Braves, getting only 6 singles . . . ND: Dominic Pipkin, 4–5–2–2–1–4, hit batter. LP: Robinson Martinez (0–2) . . . 2B Jonathan Guzman, 2–5, RBI, stolen base (7). CF Yerwin Trejo, 2–4 . . . Victor Santos (2–1), 4:05 this evening vs. Rome.
**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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