Orioles minor league rundown - 4/23/14

Zach Davies - Bert Hindman

It was a tough night for the affiliates, who took it on the chin with four losses.

Norfolk Tides 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5

Suk-Min Yoon gave up two runs in five innings, but it looks like he got knocked around pretty good. He had just one 1-2-3 inning (the fifth) as he gave up eight hits with two walks and just one strikeout. He gave up multiple hits in innings 1-3, and in inning four he gave up no hits but walked two. He did keep the ball on the ground, with 10 ground outs against just two fly outs.

The Tides scored one run in the second inning on a home run by Cord Phelps, and had a three-run rally in the fifth inning. After loading the bases with no outs, they scored runs on a single and two ground outs. They took a 4-2 lead into the eighth inning when Brad Brach, in his second inning of work, gave up two runs on two singles, a double, a wild pitch, and two intentional walks. The IronPigs walked off in the bottom of the ninth against Brock Hutzinger via sacrifice fly.

The offense had just five hits on the day. In addition to Phelps' homer, David Adams had two singles while Quintin Berry and Brian Ward had one single each. They also took five walks, including two from Ivan DeJesus.

Bowie Baysox 0, Erie Seawolves 6

The Baysox offense was shut down in this game. They had just two singles, one each by 3B Buck Britton and CF Garabaz Rosa, but they did take five walks. SS Niuman Romero had two while Britton, 1B Christian Walker, and RF Chih-Hsien Chiang had one each.

Zach Davies made the start for the Baysox and lasted just four innings. He gave up five runs, including four unearned runs on a grand slam in the third inning. The runs were unearned thanks to an error by Britton, but Davies still have up a double, a walk, and of course the granny in the inning. Fabio Castillo pitched three innings in relief with one run allowed on three hits, and Ashur Tolliver and Oliver Drake each pitched one scoreless inning.

Frederick Keys 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 21

No, that score is not a typo. Brady Wager started for the Keys last night and, oh boy, did he get destroyed. In two innings he faced 16 batters who battered him for 10 earned runs on nine hits and a walk. He was actually perfect in the first inning before completely falling apart in the second. He had two outs with a runner on second when it all fell apart. He proceeded to give up three singles, a walk, a double, another single, and a home run before getting the final out. He came out for the third inning and gave up a single and a double before being removed from the game.

The relief pitchers offered none. Mark Blackmar allowed Wager's runner to score and gave up two runs of his own as he walked four batters and gave up a home run in three innings. Lex Rutledge walked five batters en route to giving up four runs, and Matt Price gave up seven hits, two of which were home runs, as part of his 5-run 1 2/3 innings pitched. Sammie Starr was the only pitcher not to give up a run, and he only faced one batter.

But what about offense? Well, it wasn't so bad. CF Glynn Davis, 1B Creede Simpson, LF Michael Burgess, C Wynston Sawyer, and SS Adrian Marin all had two-hit games. Simpson, Burgess, and 3B Jason Esposito all homered. Not bad at all, but pretty easy to forget in the wake of the massacre by the Pelicans.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Savannah Sand Gnats 3

The Shorebirds tried to rally in the ninth inning, putting runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth, but they couldn't get the clutch hit they needed. The Shorebirds scored one run in the first inning thanks to Gregory Lorenzo. He singled, stole second, and scored on an error made by Lee Mazzilli, Jr. He scored the team's second run in the third inning after he singled and stole second base again, then came in to score on a double by Jeff Kemp. In addition to Lorenzo, Mike Yastrzemski had two singles. Trey Mancini went 0-for-3 but had two walks.

Steven Brault started for the Shorebirds and gave up two runs on three hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. He had 8 ground outs and two fly outs. Dennis Torres gave up one run in two innings with only one hit allowed. He gave up a triple and a sacrifice fly to take the loss.

To get the full box scores and additional details, visit MiLB.com.

Today's Games

Norfolk Tides @ Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7:05 PM
Tides SP: Mike Wright (1.59 ERA, 3.70 FIP)

Erie Seawolves @ Bowie Baysox, 11:05 AM
Baysox SP: Jake Pettit (6.89 ERA, 4.33 FIP)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans @ Frederick Keys, 7:05 PM
Keys SP: Branden Kline (3.27 ERA, 3.31 FIP)

Charleston RiverDogs @ Delmarva Shorebirds, 7:05 PM
Shorebirds SP: Mitch Horacek (2.89 ERA, 4.25 FIP)

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