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 (35–40) got clobbered by the visiting Rochester Red Wings, 19–6; 11 extra base hits among 19-hit attack . . . 2-game series ends at 7:05 tonight.
Hitting: CF Nick Williams led the offense, 4–5, run, double, RBI . . . C Deivi Grullon, 2–3, 2 walks, run.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (4–5) lost on a 2-out, walk-off single in the 9th inning, 7–6, to the Thunder in Trenton . . . Road trip ended, 3–3 . . . GM Matt Klentak was at the game . . . Home tonight with Portland Sea Dogs at 7:10. Alec Bohm’s first game in Reading.
Hitting: 4 triples, 2 homers, 5 stolen bases in losing cause . . . LF Adam Haseley (2nd rehab game), 2–5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, triple, HR to dead center (8) . . .CF Mickey Moniak, 2–3, 2 walks, triple (league leading 9th), 2 stolen bases (9); Haseley and Moniak had back-to-back triples with 1 out in the 1st inning . . . SS Jose Gomez, 1–4, run, RBI, HR (#1).
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (6–3) lost on a two-out, walk-off single in the 9th inning, 2–1, to the Flying Tigers in Lakeland . . . Rubber game of the series 6:30 tonight.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (2–5) were swept in a 3-game series at the Delmarva Shorebirds, 3–1 . . . Back home tonight vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers at 7:05.
Pitching: Starter Francisco Morales (1–4), was the loser, 5–2–1–1–1–5, HR
Hitting: Drew 6 walks but had only 1 hit, CF Ben Pelletier, HR (7) in the 7th inning.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinkney Division
**Crosscutters (2–10) dropped 8th in a row, 4–3, to the Doubledays in Auburn. 1B Rudy Rott’s fly ball was caught at the wall to end the game with 2 runners on base . . . Series ends at 7:00 tonight.
Pitching: Starter Gustavo Armas was the loser (0–2), 4–9–4–4–0–3, HR . . . Four relievers combined for 5.2 scoreless innings, retiring 17 of 18 batters.
Hitting: Cutters out-hit Auburn, 9–4, but left 13 on base, including runners on third in each of the 1st 3 innings . . . 1B Nick Matera, 2–4, run, HR (#1), RBI . . . 3B D.J. Stewart, 2–4 . . . DH Logan Simmons, 1–4, run, HR (#1), RBI.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
Phillies played 1 game and finished with a 1–1 record including a no-hitter. How did this happen? Both teams are in the same division and will play each other 8 more times.
**Phillies West (2–1) no-hit Phillies East (1–2), 5–0, at Carpenter Complex . . . Four different West pitchers combined on the no-hitter and compiled 15 strikeouts: Brandon Ramey (RH, 18 yrs. old, 30th round, 2018), 4–0–0–0–1–7; Hsin-Chieh Lin (RH, 20 yrs. old, Taiwan), 3.2–0–0–0–1–6; Brian Marconi (LH, 22 yrs. old, 2019 amateur free agent), .1–0–0–0–1–0; Tyler Burch (RH, 21 yrs. old, 2019 amateur free agent), 1–0–0–0–0–1 . . . 1B Rixon Wingrove (19 yrs. old, Australia), 2–3, walk, 2 runs, HR (#1), 2 RBI, for winners . . . Game was played in a heat index estimated at 110 degrees. Attendance: many seagulls.
Today: East vs. Tigers West in Lakeland . . . West hosts Blue Jays at Carpenter Complex . . . Games start at 12 noon.