Minor League Roundup--June 19

Here's hoping nobody posts this before I get it up *fingers crossed*


Aberdeen Ironbirds 2     Hudson Valley Renegades 4

In Aberdeen's opener, the Renegades' first 4 hitters reached on hits as they put up all 4 of their runs in the first inning.  SP Colin Allen came back well, however, and allowed just one more baserunner through 4 more innings of work.

In his first rehab start, SS Blake Davis went 1-3.  He came out late in the game for a pinch hitter; I hope it wasn't due to injury. 

In his professional debut, OF Steven Bumbry, son of Al, hit a solo shot and went 1-3.  I saw this guy play in a college summer-ball league a few times while covering the local team.  He's a solid hitter, but I never thought of him as having major league talent. 

The only other notable performance came from RP Stephen Procner who pitched three innings of one-hit ball, striking out three. 


Hagerstown Suns 4     Delmarva Shorebirds 2    (Game one--7 innings)

The Shorebirds had 2-1 lead going into the last inning before the Suns put up a 3-spot in the top of the seventh to win the game.

SP Cole McCurry had his first good start in a while for the Shorebirds.  He went 5 innings as he allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 0 walks with 6 Ks.

Delmarva's first run came on a solo homerun off the bat of 3B Tyler Kolodny in the second inning.  2B L.J. "Little Jerome" Hoes has struggled mightily in his young professional career, but he went 2-2 with a double and an RBI sacrifice fly.


Hagerstown Suns 4     Delmarva Shorebirds 8    (Game two--7 innings)

The Shorebirds were in control of this game early as they put up 4 runs in the top of the first and tacked on 3 more in the third. 

Hoes had another solid game as he went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, raising his AVG to .239.  He also stole his 8th base of the season.

SP Pat Egan lasted just 4.1 innings.  His line was 9H, 4R, 2ER, and 6Ks. 

In relief, RP Joseph Esposito absolutely dominated the Suns' batters.  In 2.2 innings, he struck out 8 batters (every out was a K) and gave up 2 hits.  In 33.1 innings this season, Esposito has 52 Ks and a 1.08 ERA.


Frederick Keys 11     Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2

The Keys bats absolutely exploded tonight as they scored at least 1 run in 6 innings and at least 2 in 5 of them.

CF Matthew Angle performed his leadoff role to perfection as he went 4 for 5 with a walk and scored 3 times.

1B Brandon Waring broke out of his slump and went 3 for 6, hitting his 12th homerun of the season.

C Caleb Joseph went 1 for 3 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to 16 games (by my count).   He leads the Carolina League with a .341 AVG.   

SP Zachary Britton was superb once again.  He struck out 7 through 5IP and allowed 7H, 2BB, and 1R.  His ERA is now 1.94.


New Britain Rock Cats 5     Bowie Baysox 4

The Baysox scored all 4 of their runs in the last 2 innings, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Rock Cats 5-4.

SP Bobby Livingston lost his second game of the season.  His line: 6IP, 9H, 2BB, 4R, 3ER, 5Ks.

Playing in his first Minor League game since 2006 (he played in the Independent Leagues since then), 1B Eric Crozier hit a solo homerun.  Crozier's full name is Eric Le Roi Crozier.  Le Roi means "The King" in French, what a name.


Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8     Norfolk Tides 6

In the slugfest, SP David Hernandez took the loss as he gave up 7H, 2BB, and 5R through 6IP while striking out 8.

Leading off, CF Joey Gathright went 2 for 4 with a walk and scored 3 runs.  His AVG is up to .327.

In his AAA debut 1B Brandon Snyder went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

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