Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls - PPD
The game was postponed after with one out in the top of the second inning. Josh Stinson pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings with a single and a double allowed. The game will be made up on August 31st.
Bowie Baysox 7, New Britain Rock Cats 6
The Baysox one this game in the bottom of the ninth inning with one of my favorite plays, the walk-off walk. Caleb Joseph walked to force home Kyle Hudson with the Baysox seventh run. All four baserunners in the ninth inning reached via walk.
Starting pitcher Mike Wright pitched six innings with 9 hits allowed. He struck out five, walked one, and gave up two runs. One run scored on a solo homer, the other on an RBI double. Matt Bishoff was the goat of the pitching staff, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings, which allowed the Rock Cats to tie the game. Two of Bishoff's runs scored on an RBI single with Chris Petrini on the mound, although Petrini himself wasn't charged with any runs.
The Baysox play at 6:35 tonight with Jake Petit scheduled to start.
Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 5
The Keys never led in this game, though they kept fighting back. Tim Berry started and pitched five innings with four strikeouts and one walk. He allowed four runs on five hits, including a home run. Zach Fowler pitched three inning in relief and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out three and walked none. Matt Price pitched a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts.
Michael Ohlman, Travis Adair, and Zane Chavez all homered for the Keys. Chavez also doubled as part of his three-hit night. Dariel Alvarez had two more hits, both singles. The Keys did not take a single walk.
The Keys are on the road tonight against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Brady Wager will make the start.
Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Lakewood BlueClaws 4
Despite eight hits on the night, the Shorebirds only managed one run. It came in the sixth inning when Kris Richards doubled and came in to score on an error. That double was the only extra-base hit for the Shorebirds in the game and they did not take any walks. Both Richards and Chase Weems had two hits in the game. Adrian Marin, Nik Balog, Creede Simpson, and Anthony Caronia each had one single.
Juan Guzman started for the Shorebirds and had a pitching line of 6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Not a bad night, really. Sander Beck pitched the final two innings in relief with one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.
The Shorebirds and BlueClaws play again tonight in Lakewood. Luc Rennie is the scheduled starting pitcher.
Aberdeen IronBirds 2, Connecticut Tigers 8
Even first place teams lose sometimes. The IronBirds offense was shut down by a trio of Tigers pitchers including the awesomely named Buck Farmer. Both innings in which they scored featured a triple. In the fifth, Manny Hernandez tripled and scored on a single by Tanner Rust. In the seventh, Hector Veloz tripled and scored on a ground out by Austin Wynns. The only other IronBird to get a hit was Trey Mancini, who singled, doubled, and walked.
Austin Urban started for the IronBirds and gave up three runs on four hits and three walks. Eric Green gave up four runs on three hits and walk in two innings, Nick Cunningham pitched three scoreless innings with three hits allowed.
The IronBirds and Tigers face off again tonight at Ripken Stadium. Pitching for the IronBirds will be Alex Santana.
Box scores for these games as well as the Dominican Summer and Gulf Coast Leagues can be found here.