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 (32–36) losing streak reaches six, 11–4, to the Mud Hens in a 12 noon game in Toledo . . . Fall to 5–11 in June . . . Series finale, 7:05 tonight in Toledo.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (1–0; 39–28, 1st half, 2nd place) opened the second half with a win over Akron in the first game of a doubleheader. Second game was suspended by rain in the eighth inning, 3–3; will be completed at 5:30 tonight with regularly-scheduled game to follow at 7:10.
Game #1: 6–4 win . . . Adam Morgan, on rehab assignment, started, 1–0–0–0–0–1; WP: Garret Cleavinger (1–0); SV: Aaron Brown (2) . . . 1B Darick Hall, 1–2, walk, 2 runs, HR (14), 3 RBI; CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, run, double (17); LF Cornelius Randolph, 1–2, walk, double, 3 RBI.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (2–1; 36–30, 1st half, 2nd place) belted 4 home runs in winning, 12–7, in Bradenton; won the series, 2–1 . . . 7 tonight at home vs. Daytona Tortugas.
Pitching: ND for starter Andrew Brown, 4–8–7–6–3–2, 2 HR, hit batter . . . Lights out from bullpen — WP Kyle Arjona (1–0), 2–2–0–0–0–2; Zach Warren, 1.2–1–0–0–0–4; SV: Grant Dyer (4), 1.1–0–0–0–0; lowered ERA to 0.61; hasn’t allowed an earned run since April 16.
Hitting: DH Jhailyn Ortiz, 2–4, 2 runs, 2 HR (9–10), 4 RBI . . . SS Nick Maton, 1–5, 2 runs, HR (4), first pro grand slam . . . RF Danny Mayer, 3–5, 2 runs, HR (6), 2 RBI . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 2–4, walk, double, run, RBI . . . CF Matt Vierling, 2–4, walk, 2 runs, double.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (29–41) host West Virginia Power at 7:05 tonight as the second half begins . . . Claws ended first half winning five in a row on a 5–2 trip to Hagerstown and Asheville.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinkney Division
**Crosscutters (2–3) were rained out in State College . . . 5 p.m. doubleheader today (7-inning games).
Gulf Coast League
Season opens Monday afternoon . . . Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.
**East: hosts Tigers East, 12 noon.
**West: travels to Tampa to play Yankees East, 12 noon.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com)