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.
Players of the Week (May 20–26)
Player — INF Arquimedes Gamboa, Reading… Gamboa, 21, posted a .391/.462/.652 slash line, going 9-for-23 with two doubles, two triples, three RBI, three walks and three stolen bases in six games. He is batting .355 (11–31) over his last nine games, including five multi-hit efforts in that span. A native of Venezuela, he was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in July 2014.
Pitcher — RHP Kyle Glogoski, Lakewood… The 20-year-old recorded 15 strikeouts over two games (8.0 IP), including one start. He allowed just two hits and no walks combined in his scoreless appearances. The righty struck out 11 of the 17 batters he faced on May 25 against Kannapolis. He has a 0.55 ERA (1 ER, 16.1 IP) with 28 strikeouts in five games (1 GS) this season. A New Zealand native, Glogoski was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in January 2018.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (26–21) were rained out of a doubleheader (7-inning games) against the Red Sox in Pawtucket. DH included a May 29 postponement . . . Two teams will play two at 4:05 today, Tyler Viza and TBD . . . Series ends with a 11:05 game tomorrow . . . Pigs then head for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for three games, return to Pawtucket for two games and then go home for a two-game against the Red Sox . . . Second-place LV remains 1/2 game behind first-place SWB.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (28–19) rode a season-high four home runs and the left arm of a 23-year-old to a 7–1 win over the visiting Erie Sea Wolves; start of game was delayed by rain for 50 minutes. Game two of the series, 6:45 tonight, Bailey Falter (4–2) . . . Trenton leads division followed by Binghamton (1/2 game behind) and Reading (1 game behind).
Pitching: David Parkinson, 12th round selection out of Ole Miss in 2017, improved to 5–2, 7–2–1–1–2–7; retired last 12 batters he faced; third straight win; longest outing of the season; first win at home after 0–2; 88 pitches, 62 strikes . . . Jonathan Hennigan, 1–0–0–0–0–1 and Garret Cleavinger, 1–0–0–0–1–2, finished the game.
Hitting: Reading had nine hits (five for extra bases), six walks and three stolen bases . . . Home runs — RF Adam Haseley (7), C Henri Lartigue (2), LF Josh Stephen (3) and 1B Darick Hall (8); Haseley also tripled . . . 3B Luke Williams, 1–2, 2 walks, run, two stolen bases (including home on back-end of double steal); 12 steals for the season.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (26–25) were blanked by the Stone Claws in Charlotte, 7–0. Loss ended a four-game winning streak . . . Game two of the series is 1 o’clock this afternoon . . . Third-place Threshers are 4.5 games out of first place
Pitching: LP: Alejandro Requena (3–3), 5–7–4–4–2–7, two hit batters.
Hitting: Held to four hits, two singles, double (C Rodolfo Duran), triple (LF Matt Kroon) . . . Threshers have had at least one extra-base hit in all 26 games this month . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 1–3, walk; extended hitting streak to eight games.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (17–33) were handed a 7–1 loss by Kannapolis to close out a 2–2 home stand against the Intimidators . . . Travel day today to Greensboro, NC; 4-game series begins on Thursday night. BlueClaws played there on May 17–20.
Pitching: LP: James McArthur (0–3), 33-pitch first inning, .2–2–2–2–1–0. Four other pitchers rounded out the night.
**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.