Around the Minors for Sunday, April 21

Have yourself a day, Eddie. - Tim Jacobsen

Time to take the roll on the Norfolk Express?

Norfolk 8, Durham 4: Jair Jurrjens continued his smoke and mirrors routine with a 6.2 inning performance in which he only gave up 3 earned runs, but allowed seven hits and four walks against only two strikeouts. He's now walked eleven and struck out thirteen on the year. Jairo Asencio struck out the side in the 9th and now has nine strikeouts in seven innings and a 3.00 ground out/air out ratio. The Tides offense battered hyped Rays prospect Alex Colome for four runs in 5.2 innings. L.J. Hoes and Jonathan Schoop each had three hits and drove in a pair of runs (Hoes had two doubles, Schoop had one and also walked). DH heir apparent Russ Canzler drove in three runs on a double.

Bowie 2, Akron 7: Kevin Gausman seemed to have a sort of typical outing for him: he got lots of ground balls and struck out three in 5 innings, but allowed three runs due, in part, to an error on Ty Kelly (how could you, Ty?!). Hammerin' Hank Urrutia had another hit and another walk while the X-Man and Cale Iorg each earned golden sombreros.

Frederick 1, Potomac 3: The Keys wasted a really nice performance by pre-season sleeper Eduardo Rodriguez. The young lefty went 7 innings striking out six, inducing nine groundballs, adding a pickoff into the mix, as well. He only walked one and gave up one earned run. Not much to see here offensively as the Keys struck out 16 times and seemed to squander what few opportunities they had. Rough day for Steve Bumbry who was caught stealing second and got picked off at first. Glynn Davis swiped his fourth base of the season, though.

Delmarva 8, Greensboro 0: Can I say that Brady Wager had a dominating performance? I can and I think I will. The 2012 9th rounder went 6 innings, striking out 5 and inducing eleven ground outs. Wager allowed four hits and two walks. The Hobgoblin pitched a scoreless 7th. It was a big day for the heart of the Shorebirds order as Joel Hutter, Christian Walker (two doubles and a walk), Creede Simpson (a home run) and Torsten Boss all had multihit games. Roderick Bernadina also returned to the lineup and picked up a couple hits and a walk.

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