There were only two games played last night of the four scheduled for the O's minor league affiliates as, like the big league team, the Norfolk Tides and the Frederick Keys games were postponed due to rain. Both teams will play double headers today so there will be a lot of baseball to talk about tomorrow.
Bowie Baysox 13, Akron Aeros 5 -- Starting pitcher Mike Wright didn't have the best night, giving up five hits and three runs in five innings, including a disappointing four walks. Relief pitcher Chris Petrini had trouble with walks of his own, walking two in two innings. But Chris Jones had a good game to finish things, pitching 2 perfect innings.
The Baysox offense benefited greatly from the Aeros defense as only six of their thirteen runs were earned. The only batter who didn't reach base at least once was catcher Caleb Joseph, who came out of the game after one at bat. He injured himself a few days ago on a collision at first base, so maybe it was related to that.
Henry Urrutia made his Baysox debut and went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Kyle Hudson, Luis Martinez, Aaron Baker, and Garabez Rosa also had two hits. Surprisingly for a team with 13 runs, they had no homers.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Greensboro Grasshoppers 7 (7 innings) -- This game was called for rain after seven innings, meaning that the Shorebirds just ran out of time to come back for the win.
Starting pitcher Brandon Kline had his troubles last night. He gave up six runs on seven hits and five(!) walks in just 3 1/3 innings. Williams Louico gave up two more in relief, digging a pretty big hole that the Shorebirds offense just couldn't get out of. The silver lining for Kline, if you're looking for one, is that of the nine outs he did record, seven were on ground balls and two were on strikeouts.
The top five batters in the Shorebirds lineup each had one RBI. Anthony Vega and Nick Balog each had two hits on the night, with Balog getting a double. Vega and 9th hitter Gregory Lorenzo both scored two runs.