Phillies Nation has been honored to have Larry Shenk join the ranks of our regular contributors in this 2019 season.
“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” appears on an almost daily basis during the season.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (47–51) were swept by the Tide in Norfolk, 4–3. Loss was fifth in a row . . . 11-day, 12-game road trip ended 5–7 . . . Day off today.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (20–11) were squashed by New Hampshire, 16–1. Teams split the 4-game series . . . Binghamton Ramble Ponies begin a 4-game set at 7:10 tonight . . . First-place Fights lead Binghamton, Hartford by 5.5 games.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (15–17) ended a 1–4 road trip with a 6–3 loss to the Mets before 468 fans in St. Lucie . . . 5:30 doubleheader (7-inning games) tonight at Spectrum Field vs. the Bradenton Marauders. One of the games is a make-up of a July 18 postponement in Bradenton.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (10–19) lost the series in Kannapolis, 3–1, with a 5–4 defeat by the Intimidators . . . Road trip ended 3–3 . . . Day off today.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (10–25) were defeated by the Spikes, 5–2, in State College . . . Rubber game is 7:05 tonight in State College.
Hitting: SS Bryson Stott, 2–4, run, HR (2, 3 overall), RBI . . . C Logan O’Hoppe, 2–4, run, double, triple; 7 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers among 20 hits . . . CF Corbin Williams, stolen base (19), tops in league.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**Phillies West (15–5) had league-wide day off . . . 12 noon game today in Dunedin vs. Blue Jays.
**Phillies East (11–9) had league-wide day off . . . Tigers East, 12 noon today at Carpenter Complex.