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 (28-28) slipped to .500 with their sixth loss in the last seven games, 13-2, to visiting Pawtucket. The Red Sox scored 11 runs over the last four innings . . . Drew Anderson (0-5), 7:05 tonight vs. Pawtucket.
Pitching: Six pitchers, including infielder Jose Anteguera who was on the hill in the ninth, were tagged for 13 hits and charged with 10 walks. No one had a hitless or scoreless outing . . . LP: starter Enyel De Los Santos (2-2), 3.2-2-1-1-3-3.
OF Jan Hernandez, reinstated from the IL.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (31-24) out-hit Akron, 5-3, but were shut out by the RubberDucks, 2-0 . . . Game was delayed an hour at the outset by rain . . . Ramon Rosso (3-2), 7:05 tonight in Akron in the series finale . . . Reading is in fourth place, 2.5 games out of first with 12 games remaining in the first half.
Hitting: Five different players had one hit each while two others drew a walk each . . . RF Grenny Cumana, 0-4; hitting streak ended at 10 games.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (31-28) lost their first game to the Jupiter Hammerheads, 1-0, getting only two hits. Clearwater won the first six games . . . Ethan Evanko (2-0), 7 p.m. series finale today, the final meeting between the two clubs.
Pitching: SS Demetrius Sims homered off loser Julian Garcia leading off the third inning for the lone run. Garcia (4-4), 6-4-1-1-3-6, two wild pitches . . . Zach Warren, 2-0-0-0-0-3 . . . Grant Dyer, 1-1-0-0-0-2 . . . 11 strikeouts boosted the staff’s league-leading total to 589.
Hitting: SS Nick Maton and LF Ben Aklkinski each had a single . . . Maton and CF Simon Muzziotti each walked; Muzziotti stole his ninth base . . . Clearwater streak of 33 consecutive games with an extra-base hit came to an end.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (21-37) blanked the Hagerstown Suns for the second straight game, this time, 3-0. In sweeping the three-game series, Lakewood improved its record over the Suns to 9-3 . . . Greensboro follows for a five-game series in four days. Dominic Pipkin (2-1). 7:05 tonight in the series opener.
Pitching: Two pitchers combined to shut out the Suns on two doubles; Claws fourth shutout of the season . . . ND for starter Kyle Glogoski, 5-2-0-0-0-6 and a hit batter; lowered ERA to 0.76; in 23.2 innings, he’s allowed two earned runs while striking out 39 . . . WP: Tyler McKay (2-3), 4-0-0-0-1-2.
Hitting: Lakewood won, 1-0, the previous game getting only three hits. Yesterday, they had four hits, including a pair of triples . . . C Rafael Marchan’s RBI single gave the Claws a 1-0 lead in the sixth . . . RBI triples by RF Carlos De La Cruz and Yerwin Trejo added two more runs in the next inning. De La Cruz was 2-3.
**New York-Penn League (Williamsport Crosscutters) season opens June 14.
**Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com)