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 (20–18) fell, 10–3, in Charlotte. The Knights pounded out 14 hits against three LV pitchers, including 4 home runs, and scored the game’s final 7 runs. LV had 12 hits but left 11 runners on base . . . DH Lane Adams, 3–5, run, HR (8), 2 RBI; his 2-run HR gave LV a 2–0 in the third inning. LF Shane Robinson, 3–5, run. SS Malquin Canelo, 2–4, walk, run, RBI-double in the fifth inning that tied the game, 3–3. 3B Mitch Walding, 2–4 . . . With scheduled starter Enyel De Los Santos recalled by the Phillies reliever Alexis Rivero was an emergency starter, ND, 4–5–3–3–0–2, 3 HR. LP: Seth McGarry (0–1) . . . Drew Anderson (0–3), 7:04 tonight in Charlotte.
LHR Tyler Gilbert, injured list (hamstring).
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (20–16) picked up 3–1 win over Portland on a 2-run homer by LF Adam Haseley (#4) to right-center in the eighth inning . . . RF Mickey Moniak, 3–4, run, double, stolen base. SS-CF Scott Kingery, 1–4, stolen base . . . ND: Tom Eshelman, 6.2–7–2–2–2–1, HR. WP: Jakob Hernandez (2–0). SV: JD Hammer (2), struck out the side on 14 pitches (12 strikes); has fanned last 6 batters he’s faced . . . Ramon Rosso (2–1), 6:15 tonight vs. Portland.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (19–21) were crushed by Charlotte, 12–4; Stone Crabs had 14 hits; put the game away early with 4-run innings in the second and third . . . DH Alec Bohm, 2–4, 3 RBI, 2 doubles (15 overall); hitting .324 in 16 games at Clearwater. CF Simon Muzziotti, 2–4, 2 runs, RBI. 3B Jake Scheiner, 2–4, run . . . LP: Julian Garcia (2–3), 5.2–8–9–5–1–4, 2 HR . . . Ethan Evanko (0–0), 6:30 tonight vs. Port Charlotte.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (14–25) gave up 13 hits in losing, 8–3, in Greensboro; included were 4 home runs. A 5-run fifth broke a 3–3 tie. Loss snapped a 3-game winning streak . . . SS Luis Garcia, 1–3, run, walk, HR (#2), 2 RBI. LF Ben Pelletier, 1–4, run, RBI. HR (4). CF Carlos De La Cruz, 2–4 . . . LP: Victor Santos (2–3), 4.1–9–5–5–0–4, 2 HR . . . Kevin Gowdy (0–1), 7 tonight in 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.