Norfolk Tides 8, Columbus Clippers 4
The Tides racked up 17 hits in the game with Brian Roberts and Chris Snyder being the only batters in the starting lineup to go without. Newly promoted Henry Urrutia had a single, a double, and a walk. Jason Pridie had three singles. Russ Canzler had a single, a double, and two walks. Zelous Wheeler had two hits, including a home run. L.J. Hoes had four(!) hits and raised his batting average to .299. Yamaico Navarro had two hits and a walk, and Brandon Waring was on base with two singles and two walks.
What I'm saying is that the Tides offense was awesome. They put up a five spot in the third inning that was enough to win, but added a single run in the seventh and two runs in the eighth.
Daniel McCutchen started for the Tides and pitched five innings. He gave up one run on four hits and struck out four. Chris Jones followed that with three shutout innings before Manny Delcarman got rocked in the final inning, giving up three runs on four hits, including a homer.
Bowie Baysox vs. Harrisburg Senators - PPD
The Baysox were rained out and will make up the game as a double header on Sunday, June 30th.
Frederick Keys 2, Winston Salem Dash 3
The Keys offense just couldn't get the job done today. Michael Ohlman had two doubles and two walks. His were the only extra base hits of the nights. John Ruettiger and Delvi Cid also had two hits on the night. Nick Delmonico was 0-for-4.
Brady Wager started for the Keys and pitched six innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out four.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Greensboro Grasshoppers 6
The Shorebirds put up four runs in the first inning of the game, but the Grasshopper chipped away for a comeback win. Mark Blackmar started for the Birds. He went five innings and gave up four runs on nine hits. He walked three and struck out two. Bennett Parry pitched in relief and blew the lead with two runs in three innings.
Tucker Nathans and Adrian Marin were the only Shorebirds with more than one hit and the only ones with an extra base hit. Nathans hit a home run and Marin doubled. Creede Simpson had a single and walk. Roderick Bernadina went hitless but walked twice.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 2, Staten Island Yankees 1 (10)
The Ironbirds walked off in the bottom of the 10th inning. It was a walk off wild pitch that sealed the win, a sight not uncommon at this level. In fact, both of their runs scored on wild pitches.
The iBirds pitching was good in the game as Janser Severino and Jorge Rivera combined for seven shutout innings. Severino gave up one hit and struck out two, Rivera struck out four and didn't allow a baserunner. The iBirds took a one-run lead into the ninth but Jose Figuereo blew the save after pitching a perfect eighth. He gave up a single, a stolen base, and another single to allow the Yankees to tie the game.
The iBirds offense didn't do much, as you'd expect with that score. They had six hits, all singles, and four walks. In the sixth inning Kris Richards walked, stole second, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on a wild pitch. In the tenth, Sam Kimmel and Tanner Murphy singled, then a walk to Jared Breen loaded the bases. Kimmel came in to score the winning run on another wild pitch.
The DSLO's1 had just four hits, all singles. Two were from Alexander Mercedes and one each from Guillermo Salas and Rauel Acosta. Acosta also took a walk.
Starting pitcher Angelo Palumbo got knocked around, giving up four runs on two walks and six hits in just 1 2/3 innings pitched. His relief, Fernando Solar, pitched 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and 1 walk. The only O to not give up a run was Miguel Bolivar, who pitched the final 2/3 of an inning.
DSL Orioles2 1, DSL Rojos 2
In seven innings the DSL O's2 scored one run on six hits. Pedro Flores and Felipe Betemit had two hits each. Kelvin Mena and Robertico Medina had one.
Johalis Pacheco pitched 5 innings and gave up one run on four hits with three walks and two strikes outs. Juan Valdez pitched an inning and gave up one run on two hits with two strike outs. He then brewed the entire team a delicious pot of coffee.
GCL Orioles 2, GCL Rays 5
The Gulf Coast League Orioles had eight hits in the game, all singles and only by three guys. Oswell Lartiguez was 3-for-4, Yariel Vargas went 3-for-3, and 2013 draftee Chance Sisco was 2-for-4.
Ivan Hernandez pitched 2 shutout innings with 2 hits and 2 strikeouts. Jonatan Isenia took the loss as he gave up 4 runs in 2 innings.