Norfolk Tides 3, Syracuse Chiefs 7
Josh Stinson started for the Tides and he did not have a good night. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up 7 runs on 12 hits with one walk and two strikeouts. The Chiefs did their damage early with three runs each in the first and second innings, and then a solo run in the third. Stinson didn't exactly settle down after the third, he allowed baserunners in every inning other than the 6th, but no more runs came in. Mike Belfiore relieved Stinson with one out in the seventh pitched the final 2/3 innings of a game that was called for rain after seven innings.
The Tides offense was facing Chris Young tonight, the same Chris Young that played for the Padres and Mets for years. Young hasn't been great at AAA so far this season, but he was good enough tonight, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings. He shut out the Tides for five innings before giving up home runs to Jason Pridie and Danny Valencia in the sixth. Pridie's was a solo shot and Valencia's came with Russ Canzler on base. The two homers accounted for all of the Tides runs.
Canzler had two hits, a single and a double, and Pridie had a single in addition to his home run. They were the only Tides with two hits on the night. Valencia, L.J. Hoes, and Chris Robinson each had one hit in the game.
Bowie Baysox 5, Erie SeaWolves 1
Our Baysox correspondent Andrew Lewis was at the game last night so hopefully we'll hear more from him about this game. Mike Wright was fantastic last night, pitching six innings and giving up just one run one five hits. He walked one and struck out six. According to Andrew's comments in the game thread, Wright was lighting up the radar gun with pitches in the high 90s.
Jason Gurka relieved Wright after six innings and had a pretty good outing himself. He pitched the final three innings of the game and gave up just two hits. He didn't walk any and struck out five.
The Baysox offense jumped on Erie's starting pitcher, Matt Crouse, for three runs in the first inning. They had five singles in the inning from Xavier Avery, Buck Britton, Caleb Joseph, Henry Urrutia, and Ty Kelly. They added solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Urrutia doubled to lead off then came around to score on single by Luis Martinez. In the fifth, Britton hit a solo home run.
Both Britton and Urrutia had three hits and a walk on the night. No other Baysock reached base more than once.
Wilmington Blue Rocks @ Frederick Keys -- PPD due to rain
The two teams will play a doubleheader tonight (two seven-inning games) beginning at 6 p.m. If you're the neighborhood you should stop by because in addition to two games for the price of one, it's also Manny Machado bobblehead night.
Delmarva Shorebirds @ Hagerstown Suns -- PPD due to rain
The Shorebirds and the Suns will also play two seven-inning games tonight beginning at 5 p.m.