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 (48–52) were blanked by the Toledo Mud Hens, 13–0, at Coca-Cola Park . . . Rubber game, 7:05 night.
Pitching: Seven pitchers gave up 15 hits, walked 9, hit one batter and threw 3 wild pitches . . . Starter Seth McGarry got the loss (0–2), 3–6–3–3–2–4.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (22–13) ended a 4–4 homestand with an 8–6 win over the Binghamton Ramble Ponies before a morning Camp Day crowd of 7,054 at FirstEnergy Stadium . . . Win increased their second-half division lead to 5.5 games . . . Team left after the game for New Hampshire and a 4-game set that begins at 7:05 tonight.
Pitching: Jose Taveras came down from Lehigh Valley for a spot start and recorded the win (3–0), 5–7–2–2–0–4, 2 HR, wild pitch.
Hitting: 1B Darick Hall led the offense, 2–3, 2 walks, 3 runs, HR (18), 3 RBI; homer left the stadium in right field; hitting .361 in last 10 games with 25 total bases . . . LF Josh Stephen, 2–5, run, RBI . . . 3B Luke Williams, 2–5, run, stolen base (19); hitting .359 in last 10 games . . . RF Cornelius Randolph, finished 6–13 in the series.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (16–20) dropped 3 of 4 against Bradenton with a 2–1 loss to the Marauders at Spectrum Field . . . Game included another rain delay . . . Charlotte Stone Crabs begin a 4-game series at Spectrum Field at 7:00 tonight.
Pitching: Starter Kyle Glogoski turned in another solid performance but was tagged with the loss (1–1, 4–2 overall), 5–5–1–1–2–5; has allowed 3 runs over his last 3 starts, 15 innings.
Hitting: Offense produced 9 hits but left 10 runners on base . . . C Rodolfo Duran, 2–4, run, HR (6), RBI; 4th homer this month.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (12–19) tied the game in B8 and won on a walk-off hit in B10, 4–3, over Charleston RiverDogs at FirstEnergy Park; sixth walk-off win . . . Three-game series ends, 7:05 tonight.
Hitting: 1B Seth Lancaster was the star of the game, 3–5, 2 runs, HR (#2), 2 RBI; his 2-out, 2-run homer tied the game in B8; in B10, he reached first on a fielder’s choice, stole his second base of the game and scored the winning run on a two-out single by CF Malvin Matos.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (11–27) split a doubleheader (7-inning games) against visiting Auburn . . . Fifth doubleheader of which 4 have been splits . . . Three-game series ends at 7:05 tonight.
Game #2: Rebounded with a 7–1 win . . . No decision for starter Hsin-Chieh Lin, 4–4–1–1–1–3, HR; WP: Rafael Carvajal (2–2), 3–1–0–0–1–4, hit batter . . . Eight players had a hit, six drove in a run; CF Johan Rojas, 2–3, walk, run, double, 2 RBI, assist (home plate).
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**Phillies West (15–7). Dropped 4–3 decision to the Yankees West in Tampa . . . Jack Perkins made his 3rd rehab start, 4–4–0–0–1–7; LP: Josh Hendrickson (1–2) . . . 1B Rixon Wingrove, 2–4, 1, HR (4), RBI; CF Keaton Greenwalt, 1–3, run, HR (3); hitting .325 in last 10 games . . . 12 noon today in Lakeland against the Tigers East.
**Phillies East (12–9). Not scheduled . . . Host Yankees West at Carpenter Complex.