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 (19–9) scored 3 runs in the eighth inning for a 5–3 win against the Bisons in Buffalo . . . ND: Cole Irvin, 6.1–5–3–3–2–5, HR. WP: Yacksel Rios (1–1), 1.1–0–0–0–2–1. SV: Edgar Garcia (5), 1.1–0–0–0–1–1; last 10 games: 1–0, 0.79, 3 SV, 11.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (April 11), 2 BB, 17 SO . . . CF Shane Robinson, 3–5, run, HR (4), RBI. 2B Gift Ngoepe, 1–4, a 3-run game-decisive double in the eighth inning; second time in 3 games he’s driven in the winning run. C Deivy Grullon’s streak of driving in a run ended at 9 games; hitting .400 in last 10 games . . . Drew Anderson (0–1), 1:05 this afternoon in Buffalo.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (13–11) were postponed in Akron. Too much rain for the RubberDucks. Doubleheader (7-inning games), 1 p.m. today, Ramon Rosso (2–0) and undecided.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (12–17) defeated the visiting Daytona Tortugas, 9–6, to snap a 3-game losing streak . . . ND: Julian Garcia, 4.2–9–5–5–3–4, HR, wild pitch. WP: Connor Brogdon (2–0), 2.1–2–1–0–0–3. SV: Jonathan Hennigan (5), 2–1–0–0–1–3 . . . Everyone in the Clearwater lineup had at least one hit except C Rodolfo Duran, 0–4. CF Simone Muzziotti, 3–4, run, RBI; second consecutive 3-hit game. LF Matt Vierling, 2–3, 2 runs, HR (4), career-high 4 RBI, stolen base (7); hitting .309, .897 OPS. 3B Alec Bohm, 2–5, 2 runs, double. DH Madison Stokes, 2–3, walk, run, RBI. RF Jhailyn Ortiz, 2–4. 1B Jake Scheiner, 1–4, run, HR (#1), RBI. RF Ortiz threw out RF Andy Sugilio at second base; Sugilio returned the favor on Ortiz . . . Rubber game, 1 this afternoon at Spectrum Field.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (9–20) lost, 2–1, to the visiting Rome Braves; each team had 5 hits . . . LP: Victor Santos (2–2), 5–4–2–2–0–5, wild pitch; retired first 10 batters . . . LF Hunter Stovall, 2–4. RF Ben Pelletier, 1–3, run, walk, HR (1), RBI, assist (home) . . . Manuel Silva (0–0), 1:05 this afternoon 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