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 (34–37) erupted for 6 home runs in cruising over the Clippers, 13–1, in Columbus . . . Rubber match in the 3-game series, 2:05 this afternoon. Then on to Syracuse for 2 games.
Pitching: Bullpen game of 5 relievers; allowed 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 11 . . . Luke Leftwich, 2–2–0–0–0–2 . . . WP: Tyler Gilbert (1–1), 2–1–0–0–0–4 . . . Tom Windle, 2–0–0–0–1–1 . . . Josh Martin, 2–0–0–0–1–2 . . . Yacksel Rios, 1–2–1–1–0–1.
Hitting: Half of the Pigs hits were homers; 7-run 7th iced the game . . . C Deivi Grullon, 2–4, walk, 2 runs, HR (10), 3 RBI . . . SS Andrew Romine, 2–4, 3 runs, walk, 2 HR (5–6), 2 RBI . . . 2B Phil Gosselin, 2–4, walk, double, 2 runs . . . 1B Austin Listi, 1–3, 2 walks, run, HR (1, 8 overall), 2 RBI . . . 3B Mitch Walding, 1–5, run, HR (10), 3 RBI . . . RF Jan Hernandez, 1–6, run, HR (7), 2 RBI . . . LF Nick Williams, 2–5, run, double, RBI.
Roster Move: RHP Alexis Rivero, placed on DL.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (3–2) got 5-hit pitching from 3 hurlers in defeating the Sea Dogs in Portland, 4–1 . . . Reading goes for a 3-game sweep, 1 this afternoon.
Hitting: CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, double (18), triple (8), 2 RBI; leads EL in triples . . . DH Grenny Cumana, 2–5, run, RBI . . . 2B Jose Gomez, 3–3, walk . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 2–4, walk, run, double (20 overall), first hits in AA.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (5–1) won their 4th in a row behind the no-hit pitching of Kyle Glogoski/Tyler Carr/Keylan Killgore vs. the Daytona Tortugas, 5–0 . . . 4,519 was the crowd . . . Last Clearwater 9-inning no-hitter was also by 3 pitchers nearly 3 years ago vs. St. Lucie (Drew Anderson/Wil Morris/Victor Arano) . . . Threshers go for a sweep at 1 this afternoon.
Pitching: 20-year-old RH Glogoski, a native of New Zealand, made his first Clearwater start after being promoted from Lakewood, 5–0–0–0–2–5; 64 pitches, 45 strikes; 4–1 overall; 4th straight win . . . 23-year-old RH Carr, 31st round selection in 2018 out of South Alabama, 3–1–0–0–1–4; 35 pitches, 25 strikes . . . 22-year-old LH Killgore, 17th round selection in 2018 out of Wichita State, 1–0–0–0–0–1; 11 pitches, 7 strikes . . . Bullpen hasn’t given up a run in 21.2 consecutive innings.
Hitting: Threshers banged out 14 hits, struck out only 3 times . . . CF Simon Muzziotti, 4–5, run, RBI . . . SS Nick Maton, 3–4, run, RBI . . . 1B Luke Miller, 2–3 . . . 2B Dalton Guthrie, 2–4, 2 runs, double, triple . . . DH Jhailyn Ortiz, 1–4, walk, run, RBI, HR (12); 5th HR this week.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (1–2) lost their 2nd straight 1-run decision to visiting West Virginia, this time 3–2 . . . The Claws have played 33 1-run games (16–17) . . . Lakewood needs a win in the 1:05 game this afternoon for a split in the 4-game series.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinkney Division
**Crosscutters (2–7) dropped their 5th straight, second straight 3–2 decision to the visiting Batavia Muckdogs . . . DH for Batavia was Nic Ready, son of ex-Phil Randy Ready . . . Cutters try to salvage a game as the 3-game series ends at 5:05 this evening.
Gulf Coast League
Season opens Monday afternoon . . . Phillies again will field two teams, East and West . . . Games begin at 12 noon (10 a.m. on Saturdays). League-wide day off every Sunday.
**East: Tigers East, 12 noon at Carpenter Complex.
**West: travels to Tampa to play Yankees East, 12 noon.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com and Steve Potter)