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 (46–46) scored 8 in T8 in defeating the Stripers, 12–6, in Gwinnett before only 1,446 fans at Coolray Field . . . 7:05 again tonight in Georgia.
Hitting: SS-CF Andrew Romine, 3–6, run, double, 3 RBI, stolen base . . . 1B Phil Gosselin, 2–5, 2 runs, triple, 2 RBI . . . 2B Ali Castillo, 2–5, 2 run, 2 RBI . . . 3B-1B Austin Listi, 2–4, walk, run, double, 2 RBI; extended hitting streak to 13 games.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (16–9) opened series in Binghamton with a 4–1 win over the Rumble Ponies . . . 6:35 again tonight in Binghamton . . . Fightins hold a 4-game lead in 2nd half.
Pitching: Starter Adonis Medina was the winner (6–3), 7–3–1–0–0–4; 85 pitches, 55 strikes . . . Jonathan Hennigan, 1–1–0–0–1–1 . . . SV: Addison Russ (14), 1–0–0–0–0–2; 5th save in last 10 games, 20 strikeouts in 10 innings, 1 walk, 4 hits.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (14–13) had league-wide day off . . . Carry a 4-game losing streak into tonight’s 6:30 game vs. Marauders in Bradenton . . . Overall, Threshers are 22–26 at home, 28–17 on the road.
Honor: RHP Spencer Howard was named FSL Pitcher of the Week by MiLB.com. In 2 outings, 9 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 14 strikeouts.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (7–16) lost fifth in a row, 4–2, to the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, MD . . . 7:05 again tonight in Maryland.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (8–22) lost, 4–3, to the IronBirds who scored 3 in B9 for the win at home in Aberdeen. Ninth began with a home run, followed by 2 outs. It then unraveled on 3 singles, 3 balks, ejection by Williamsport manager Pat Borders and a game-ending error by C Logan O’Hoppe attempting a tag at home plate . . . Day off today.
Hitting: RF Hunter Markwardt, 1–3, 2 RBI.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**Phillies West (12–3) had a second straight day off . . . Lead division by 3.5 games over Phillies East.
Phillies East (8–6) edged the Yankees East, 5–4, at Carpenter Complex, breaking a 4–4 tie with a run in B7 . . . 2B Wilfredo Torres, 3–4, walk, run, RBI, stolen base (6); hitting .450, second in the GCL; 6th multi-hit game out of 10 for the young seaspn. SS Jose Mercado, 2–5. RF Luis Matos, 2–4, run . . . LH Chris Micheles, 5th of 5 pitchers, was the winner (1–0), 2.1–0–0–0–0–4 . . . Not scheduled today.
Lakewood: C Nick Matera, assigned from LV.
(Transactions, courtesy phuturephillies.com and Steve Potter)