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 (53–58) bowed to the RailRiders, 12–5, in Moosic . . . SWB took the series, 2–1 . . . Day off today. Home tomorrow night with Louisville.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (28–18) won their fourth in a row in dramatic fashion on a two-run, walk-off HR in B10 by 3B Alec Bohm, 9–7. Trailing 4–2, the Curve took the lead with 4 in T9. The Fightins came back with 2, sending the game into extra innings. The two teams exchanged 1 in the 10th before it ended with a “BOHM RUN” . . . Day off today . . . 5-game lead over Portland in second-half division race . . . Second-best overall record in all of double-A.
Hitting: CF Mickey Moniak had a big game, 3–5, run, stolen base (15), RBI which came on a single in B10 that tied the game; earlier hit his league-leading 11th triple . . . Bohm, 1–4, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBI; HR was #10 with Reading, 17th overall for the season; third HR in last 5 games . . . 4-run B3 featured 2-run homers by LF Luke Williams (8) and 1B Darick Hall (20), which ties him for the league lead.
Pitching: Strong all-around outing for starter Adonis Medina, 6–2–1–1–3–8, HR; 1–2 at-bat, run scored; picked 2 runners off first base . . . Jeff Singer, 1.2–2–1–1–1–2 . . . Addison Russ (BS, 4), 1–2–4–4–3–1, HR . . . WP: Garrett Cleavinger (3–0), 1–1–1–0–0–2.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (20–26) were swept by Tampa when the Tarpons scored 2 in T9 for a 3–2 win. Fourth straight loss . . . First-place Blue Jays, 6:30 tonight at Spectrum Field. Because their ballpark in Dunedin is undergoing renovations, Blue Jays will be the home team. Parking will be free.
Pitching: Kyle Glogoski started, 5–6–1–1–0–2, HR . . . Zach Warren, 2–2–0–0–0–2 . . . LP: Tyler Carr (3–2), 2–2–2–2–3–2; first blown save; first time he’s allowed multiple runs in a game since May 28; allowed 0 runs in 7 June appearances, 2 in 8 July outings.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (18–23) scored 2 runs in T1 but it went downhill quickly as the Tourists came right back with 8 in B1. Final, Asheville 13, Lakewood 5 . . . 7:05 tonight for game 3 in the 4-game series.
Pitching: Starter Dominic Pipkin was the loser (3–4), .1–4–7–7–1–1, 2 hit batters.
Starter Taylor Lehman was winner (1–0, 1–1 overall), 5–4–2–2–2–4.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (19–29) came from behind with 3 in B9 to tie and won on a walk-off single by LF Johan Rojas in B10, 4–3, over Brooklyn. Swept 3-game series from Cyclones and extended winning streak to 5 in a row; 9–2 in last 11. Five game winning is club’s longest in 2 years . . . Host Batavia Muckdogs, 7:05 tonight.
Hitting: Cutters had just 1 hit in the first 7 innings . . . CF Corbin Williams, 1–4, walk, RBI, stolen base (league-leading 24th); run-scoring single came in B9. SS Bryson Stott then tied it with a 2-run single . . . 2B Nicolas Torres, 2–4, 2 runs.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**Phillies West (20–11). League-wide day off. Lead division, 2 games ahead of Tigers West.
**Phillies East (15–15). League-wide day off. Fourth place, 4.5 games out of first.
Today — Phillies West vs. Tigers West in Lakeland. Phillies East vs. Blue Jays at Carpenter Complex.
**Lehigh Valley: 3B Maikel Franco, optioned by Phillies.