Norfolk Tides 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4
The Tides staved off a ninth-inning rally against the Mud Hens to take the game 5-4. Freddy Garcia made the start for the Tides and pitched 7 innings with 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, and 4 K. Adam Russell pitched a scoreless eighth and Jairo Ascencio gave up two runs in the ninth on a single and a home run.
The Tides roster is littered with the names of guys who we've see with the Orioles this year, and those guys helped the Tides score three in the first. Chris Dickerson tripled and was bunted in to score by Yamaico Navarro. Later in the inning, Danny Valencia homered with Jason Pridie on base. All that was done against the Mud Hens starter, who is another familiar name: Jair Jurrjens. The Tides scored solo runs in the second and seventh as well.
The Tides had eight hits on the night with Pridie leading the way with three of them, plus one walk. Dickerson and Zelous Wheeler each had two hits, and Valencia had one (the homer). The rest of the lineup went hitless.
Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4 (11)
The Baysox played part of two games tonight and lost both of them. The first was the completion of a game that was suspended back on July 21st. They picked up the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with the score tied 5-5. The game had begun in Richmond and so the Squirrels were the home team even though they were in Bowie last night. Matt Bischoff pitched a scoreless 10th before allowing the Squirrels to walk off in the 11th thanks to three singles.
Bowie Baysox 0, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3
In their regularly scheduled contest, the Baysox were shut out despite getting nine hits on the night. They just couldn't do much against the Squirrels' starter Edwin Escobar who gave up seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Trayvon Robinson, Buck Britton, Josh Horton, and Luis Martinez each had two hits on the night. Other than one double by Martinez, they were all singles.
Tyler Wilson started for the Baysox with a line of 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Clayton Schrader followed with three innings and gave up the final run. Marcel Prado pitched a scoreless ninth.
Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 7
Zach Clark's knuckleball was out of control last night as he walked four batters in five innings on the way to a Keys loss. Clark gave up five runs in his outing and was followed by Matt Hobgood, who wasn't much better. Hobgood allowed two runs on four hits in his three innings pitched.
The Keys had fourteen hits but just three runs. They scored single runs in each of the second, third, and fourth innings. Dariel Alvarez continues to impress as he had three hits in just his second game in Frederick. Mike Ohlman, Travis Adair, and Tucker Nathans each had two hits on the night.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Lakewood Blue Claws 0
What a night for Parker Bridwell! The young starting pitcher threw eight shutout innings last night with just two hits (both singles) and fourteen strikeouts. Wow! Mychal Givens pitched a perfect ninth for the save with two strikeouts of his own. Only one player on the opposing team didn't have at least one strikeout on the night.
The Shorebirds only scored two runs on seven hits, but that was plenty thanks to the great pitching. Gregory Lorenzo and Joel Hutter each had two hits with both of Lorenzo's being doubles. Anthony Caronia, Lucas Herbst, and Nik Balog also had hits for the Birds.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 10, Connecticut Tigers 2
The Ironbirds great season continues as they slugged their way to another win last night. They racked up seventeen hits on the night with multi-hit games from Sam Kimmel, Trey Mancini, Connor Bierfeldt, Hector Veloz, Jared Breen, and Manny Hernandez. Federico Castagnini (great name) only had one hit, but it was a home run. The only starter to go hitless was center fielder Mike Yastrzemski, who was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Mike Horacek made the start for the Birds and struck out eight over six innings. He only gave up three hits and he walked three. Nick Cunningham pitched a scoreless inning with one hit allowed and Augey Bill (another great name) pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts.
Check out the box scores for all of these games as well as the games in the rookie leagues at the Orioles page on MiLB.com.