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 (19–13) lost, 5–1, to the Durham Bulls . . . LP: Nick Pivetta (2–1), 7–3–3–3–3–7; allowed 2 first-inning runs and 1 in the 8th; retired 20 of 21 batters at one point; 109 pitches, 62 strikes. Luke Leftwich made his AAA debut, 2–3–2–2–1–2, HR . . . LV held to 5 hits, 2 by C Deivy Grullon, including his fifth home run. LF Lane Adams’ 12-game hitting streak ended . . . Enyel De Los Santos (2–0), 7:05 tonight vs. Indianapolis Indians. Lead over Syracuse Mets down to .5 games.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (16–13) lost, 7–3, to the Hartford Yard Goats after leading 3–1 after 5 innings. Hartford had 4 home runs among 9 hits . . . ND: Mauricio Llovera, 5.2–4–3–3–1–5, 2 HR. LP: Connor Brogdon (0–1), in his AA debut, 1.1–1–1–1–0–2, HR . . . Fightins had just 4 hits, including a 2-run double by RF Mickey Moniak . . . Tom Eshelman (1–3), 7:10 tonight vs. Akron RubberDucks.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (14–19) defeated the Blue Jays before 135 fans at Jack Russell Stadium, Dunedin’s home field this season . . . WP: Andrew Brown (2–3), 6–3–1–1–1–4. SV: Jonathan Hennigan (6), 1.1–1–0–0–1–2; has allowed 1 run in 16.2 innings this season with 4 walks, 24 strikeouts . . . SS Nick Maton led a 12-hit attack, 3–5, walk, run, double, RBI. LF Matt Vierling, 2–5, double, 2 RBI. DH Jake Scheiner, 2–5, run . . . Julian Garcia (1–2), 6:30 tonight vs. Dunedin.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (11–22) bowed, 5–1, at the Hagerstown Suns . . . LP: Jhordany Mezquita (1–3), 4.1–1–2–0–4–5 . . . Lakewood held to 5 singles, 2 for SS Luis Garcia . . . Francisco Morales, (0–2), 7:05 tonight in Hagerstown.
**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
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 HIS PERMISSION ALONG WITH APPROVAL FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.
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