Harvey and Gausman in action...
Norfolk Tides 7, Gwinnett Braves 4
Kevin Gausman had his second consecutive peculiar outing (yeah, that's an official stat) as he departed after four innings and 69 pitches. Gausman struck out four batters, but walked three and allowed three earned runs. Gausman seemed to have been particularly undone by a second inning which saw a "double" deflect off of David Adams and a Jemile Weeks throwing error. Nick Additon pitched the next four innings without allowing an earned run.
The Tides hit five doubles on the day composed of a twofer Thursday from Henry Urrutia and back-to-back-to-back doubles in the fifth off of the bats of Johnny Monell, Ivan DeJesus and Xavier Paul. While the Braves were held to an 0-7 with RISP on the day, the Tides were 5-13.
Rule 5 pick Julio Borbon also walked twice and swiped a bag.
Bowie Baysox 6, Akron RubberDucks 3
Have yourself a day, Buck Britton. The elder brother of Zach accounted for the bulk of the Baysox offense with a home run to lead off the game and another with two outs in the second inning. Britton's wily vet companions Niuman Romero and Zane Chavez also chipped in a double and a triple respectively. Hey...a cycle between them!
Michael Ohlman doubled and scored a run while Christian Walker was 0-4 with two Ks.
The 2014 version of UVA grad Tyler Wilson has thus far looked like a pitcher that doesn't want to spend too much more time in Bowie. Wilson has exhibited an ability to induce ground outs that had abandoned him last season and struck out 13 in his first two outings this season against one walk.
Oliver Drake picked up his first save of the season. After making 73 starts in his career, Drake finished 13 games last year. He was injured for most of 2012 and healthy chunk of 2013, as well.
Frederick Keys 3, Carolina Mud Cats 4
The story in the early going for the 2014 Frederick Keys continues to be Glynn Davis. The pride of Catonsville Community College has hit safely in every game this season, including four multihit games. Davis finished the night 2-5 with a double and is now slashing .407/.448/.556. Adrian Marin was also 2-4 with a steal.
Matt Taylor pitched five innings without allowing an earned run and Lex Rutledge relieved him. Rutledge pitched two shutout innings to rebound nicely from his clunker of a season debut, but things went pear-shaped for the Keys in the 8th with the arrival of Miguel Chalas. The 21 year old Dominican allowed a couple singles and a double, walked two batters and uncorked a wild pitch. Steel Russell's passed ball didn't help matters. In all, Chalas allowed three earned runs, blew the save opportunity and was charged with the loss.
The Keys drop to 2-5 with the loss.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Greensboro Grasshoppers 4
The Bonus Babies took their lumps tonight. Hunter Harvey finished five innings, but it took him 88 pitches to get there. Harvey struck out six batters, but walked three and allowed a home run. Chance Sisco picked up a base hit, but the Grasshoppers ran wild on him, stealing three bases. Sisco also struck out twice and was charged with his second error of the year.
Greg Lorenzo picked up his fourth outfield assist of the season in the 7th and keyed a furious four run rally in the 8th with a bunt single. Jimmy "the Yak" Yacabonis closed things out for his 3rd save after a disastrous outing from Dylan Rheault.
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