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 (June 3-9)
Player – INF Jonathan Guzman, Lakewood… Guzman, 19, posted a .429/.484/.464 slash line, going 12-for-28 with one double, two RBI, four runs scored, two walks and five steals over eight games. He has collected multiple hits in each of his last four games. Additionally, he has the second-most stolen bases (20) in the South Atlantic League this season. A Dominican Republic native, Guzman was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in August 2015.
Pitcher – LHP Ethan Lindow, Lakewood… The 20-year-old went 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA (1 ER, 8.1 IP) and recorded 10 strikeouts in two games (1 GS). Over his last 10 outings, he has posted a 2.20 ERA (10 ER, 41.0 IP). He also is averaging 2.24 BB/9.0 IP this season. A Georgia native, Lindow was selected by the Phillies in the fifth round of the June 2017 draft.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (30-30) were not scheduled . . . Open three-game series with Gwinnett, 7:05 tonight.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (34-25) were not scheduled . . . Two home games with Erie Sea Wolves tonight, well, sort of two games. Resumption of May 30 game suspended by rain at 5:30 followed by a 7-inning game. Suspended game was 0-0, T2 . . . Reading is in third place, 1 game out of first in the first half.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (35-28) handed the St. Luce Mets a 7-2 loss at Spectrum Field . . . Fourth straight win for Clearwater . . . Andrew Brown (2-3), 7 p.m. tonight. Mets will start Ervin Santana, former major leaguer attempting a comeback.
Pitching: Edubray Ramos, on rehab assignment, started and struck out the side in his one inning . . . WP: Alejandro Requena (5-3), 4.1-7-2-2-4-4, HR . . . Staff racked up 11 strikeouts. Been in double figures for every game this month.
Hitting: Roman Quinn, also on rehab assignment, 2-4, run, playing center field for seven innings . . . C Rodolfo Duran, 3-4, double, two runs, two RBI; 7-12 in last three games, a homer and seven RBI . . . 2B Dan Brito, 2-4 . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 1-3, walk, triple, run, RBI.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (24-39) were rained out in Hagerstown . . . 5:05 doubleheader (7-inning games) tonight . . . Claws have won six of last eight games . . . First half ends on June 20.
**Williamsport Crosscutters open their New York-Penn League season at 7:05 this Friday night, hosting State College.
**Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.