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 (35–38) pushed across 2 runs in T8 for a 4–3 win over the Mets in Syracuse . . . Eight-game road trip ends in Syracuse, 1:05 this afternoon.
Hitting: 2B Ali Castillo, 2–4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; 2nd double drove in the 2 winning runs in T8 . . . 1B Austin Listi, 3–5, 2 runs, double, HR (3, 10 overall), 2 RBI; Listi, who had a terrible start in AA hitting .081 in April, is on fire in AAA, .467 in 4 games with 3 HR . . . CF Nick Williams, 2–4 . . . Syracuse RF Aaron Altherr, 0–3.
Transactions: RHP Jose Taveras, assigned from Reading. RHP Drew Anderson, placed on Injured List.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (3–4) was no-hit in Trenton, 7–0, by a combination of 2 Thunder pitchers. First game between Reading and Trenton this season and they are in the same division . . . Last 9-inning no-no vs. Fightins, August 24, 2003 . . . Middle game of 3-game set, 7:00 tonight.
Pitching: LP: Bailey Falter (5–5), 5–8–4–4–1–0, HR.
Hitting: Drew 4 walks, had a hit-batter and struck out 12 times . . . CF Adam Haseley began a rehab assignment, 0–3, hit by pitch.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (5–2) had a league-wide day off . . . Begin a 6-game road trip at 10:30 this morning in Lakeland.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (2–3) suffered a walk-off loss, 4–3, in Salisbury, MD, vs. the Delmarva Shorebirds on a 1-out RBI single . . . It was the seventh such loss for Lakewood this season . . . Claws have played 34 1-run games (16–18), most in SAL; 13 this month . . . Series continues at 6:30 tonight.
Hitting: Offense included 6 singles, 6 walks, 5 stolen bases and 9 LOB . . . CF Yerwin Trejo, 2–4.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinkney Division
**Crosscutters (2–8) were not scheduled . . . Six-game road trip starts tonight in Auburn, 7:00 . . . Club mired in a 6-game losing streak.
Gulf Coast League
**East (1–0) edged Tigers East, 6–5, at Carpenter Complex . . . 3B Jose Tortolero, 2–4, 2 runs, HR (1), RBI, stolen base; others with 2 hits: 2B Wilfredo Flores, RF Luis Matos, 1B Vito Friscia . . . ND for starter Carlos Betancourt, 3–2–0–0–1–4; WP: Andy Reyes (1–0); SV: Rafael Marcanto (1) . . . 12 noon tomorrow, Blue Jays in Dunedin.
**West (1–0) won 7–2 vs. Yankees East in Tampa . . . RF Juan Smith, 2 hits, 2 RBI; C Herbert Iser, 2 hits, 2 runs . . . ND for starter Eduar Segovia, 4–0–0–0–0–7; WP: Dalvin Rosario (1) . . . 12 noon, Tigers West, Carpenter Complex.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com and Steve Potter)