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 (43–45) split a doubleheader in Rochester . . . 6:05 tonight for same teams at Frontier Field.
Game #1: 13–5 loss as the Red Wings scored 5 times in B1 . . . Starter and loser: Enyel De Los Santos (3–4), 4–10–9–5–0–4, 3 HR . . . CF Adam Haseley had 2 of his team’s 7 hits, including HR #2, #10 overall.
Game #2 (rescheduled from April 14): 5–4 win . . . All runs on homers — DH Phil Gosselin (#3) leading off the game; 1B Austin Listi (6, 13 overall), 1st inning, 1 on; LF Nick Williams (5), 5th inning, 1 on . . . ND for starter Ramon Rosso, 4–7–4–4–1–4, 2 HR, hit batter; WP: Fernando Salas (1–0); SV: Edubray Ramos (5).
Transaction: LHS Damon Jones, assigned from Reading.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (14–7) defeated Trenton Thunder, 5–3, at FirstEnergy Stadium; 4th straight win . . . 11 wins in last 13 games has Fightins in first with a 5-game lead in 2nd half . . . 7:05 tonight and no rain!
Hitting: 3B Alec Bohm, 2–4, run, HR (4, 11 overall in 78 games), 2 RBI . . . 1B Darick Hall, 1–3, walk, run, HR (15), RBI; homers were back-to-back in B6 . . . DH Mickey Moniak, 1–4, walk, double, run, RBI.
Transactions: OF Mickey Moniak, reinstated from the Injured List.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (14–10) and Palm Beach Cardinals split 2 games at Spectrum Field . . . Florida Fire Frogs in town for weekend, 6:30 tonight for first game.
Suspended Game: Halted on Wednesday night by rain in T4 with Clearwater leading, 3–1 . . . Final: Clearwater 7, Palm Beach 2 . . . DH Dan Brito, 3–3, walk, run, RBI. RF Jhailyn Ortiz, 2–5, 2 runs, HR (15), 2 RBI . . . WP: Connor Seabold (1–0), 4–2–1–1–0–5, HR . . . A 2:15 rain delay occurred with 2 out in T9. Luis Carrasco got the final out when play resumed on 3 pitches.
Regularly-scheduled game (7-innings): 12–8 as the Cardinals scored 5 in each of the 6th and 7th innings; all runs in the 7th came with 2 out . . . 1B Luke Miller, 2–2, walk, 2 runs, HR (#3), 2 RBI; CF Matt Vierling and DH Jhailyn Ortiz had 2 RBI each; Ortiz season total, 50 . . . ND for starter Kyle Glogoski, 5–3–2–2–4–6, HR; LP: Zach Warren (1–1) . . . Threshers lead FSL with 70 home runs.
Transaction: RHS Connor Seabold, reinstated from Reading IL, assigned to Clearwater.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (7–12) home game against Hickory was canceled and will not be rescheduled as it was the final meeting between the two teams . . . Hagerstown Suns next for 3 weekend games at FirstEnergy Park starting at 7:05 tonight.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (7–19) edged the Vermont Lake Monsters, 3–2, at BB&T Ballpark . . . 3-game series ends at 7:05 tonight.
Hitting: CF Corbin Williams, 2–3, walk, double, 2 runs, 2 steals (13–14, most in NYP); In B5, Williams drew a walk, stole 2nd and 3rd and scored on a ground out to SS with the infield in . . . 1B DJ Stewart, 2–4, run, double . . . SS Nicolas Torres, 2–4 . . . 3B Jake Holmes, 1–3, 2 RBI . . . C Logan O’Hoppe, 2–3, double.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**West (11–2) rained out of game vs. Tigers West at soggy Carpenter Complex. Rescheduled for July 27 . . . Phillies East, 12 noon today at Complex . . . West riding a 9-game winning streak.
**East (5–5) rallied to beat the Blue Jays in Dunedin, 9–8, in the completion of a July 3 suspended game (T3, TOR leading, 6–1). CF Luis Matos had a walk-off single in B10 for the win . . . 2B Wilfredo Flores, 4–5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2 doubles, stolen base. 2B Guarner Dipre, 3–5, run, stolen base . . . WP: Tyler Adams (1–0), 2–1–0–0–2–2.
Then, regularly-schedule game in Dunedin was suspended game after one-half inning because of rain. Phillies scored 1 run in T1. Will be completed on July 19.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com and Steve Potter)