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 (19–14) lost their fifth in a row, a 6–5 decision to the Indianapolis Indians. Loss drops them into second place, trailing Syracuse by .5. Behind, 6–1, LV scored 4 in the bottom of the ninth on SS Malquin’s RBI single, 2 on hit by CF Andrew Romine and an error. Rally fell short as Mitch Walding struck out to end the game with the tying run on third base . . . ND: Enyel De Los Santos, 3–2–0–0–2–2. LP: Yacksel Rios (1–2), giving up 5 runs in the of the fifth . . . IronPigs were held to 7 hits, one each for 7 different players . . . Cole Irvin (2–0), 6:35 this evening vs. Indianapolis.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (17–13) scored 3 times in the bottom of the ninth for a 6–5 walk-off win over the Akron RubberDucks . . . SS Jose Gomez, 2–4, 2 RBI, including the walk-off single to right field that scored DH Cornelius Randolph with the winning run; Randolph doubled in a run and 2B Raul Rivas walked with the bases loaded before Gomez ended it. Reading had only 6 hits, 3 coming in the big ninth . . . Randolph, 2–4, 2 runs. RF Mickey Moniak, 1–4, run; league-leading fourth triple. 1B Austin Listi, 3 of Reading’s 7 walks . . . ND: Tom Eshelman, 6–7–4–4–0–6, 2 HR. WP: Jeff Singer (2–0), 1.1–0–0–0–1–2; lowered ERA to 0.84 . . . Reading manager Shawn Williams was ejected by 3B umpire, Chris Scott, in the seventh inning . . . Ramon Rosso (2–0), 6:15 tonight vs. Akron.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (15–19) built up a 5–1 lead after 6 in defeating the Dunedin Blue Jays, 8–4, at Jack Russell Stadium . . . WP: Julian Garcia (2–2), 6–7–0–0–0–7, 60 strikes, 24 balls; third consecutive quality start . . . DH Matt Vierling, 3–5, 2 runs, RBI, 2 stolen bases (9–10). 1B Alec Bohm, 2–4, 2 runs, triple, 2 RBI; 13th multi-hit game of season. SS Nick Maton, 2–4, run, walks, RBI . . . Ethan Evanko (0–0), 6:30 tonight vs. Dunedin.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (11–23) were blanked by the Suns, 3–0, in Hagerstown . . . LP: Francisco Morales (0–3), 4–7–3–3–0–6, 2 wild pitches . . . Lakewood was held to 4 singles and 1 double. DH Malvin Matos, 2 of the singles . . . James McArthur (0–2), 4:05 this evening vs. Greensboro.
**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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