All four active affiliates played today and only Norfolk failed to win.
Norfolk 1, Charlotte 2: An uninspiring affair in which T.J. McFarland, Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus starred for the good guys. Making the start for the Tides, McFarland went a solid four innings. His sinker got the job done as he induced five ground outs, but McFarland also struck out five Knights. Weeks continued his hot start with another hit and walk. In his first regular season action of the 2014 season, Ivan DeJesus, Jr. was 2 for 3 with a double. Brock Huntzinger and Kelvin De La Cruz closed the game out with three innings of shutout ball.
Bowie 10, Harrisburg 5: Making his AA debut, 21 year old Zach Davies struck out five hitters and induced five ground outs over five innings. The Chandler, AZ native also allowed three walks and an earned run. Davies has methodically moved through the system and also up organizational prospect lists. Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez doubled, but surely, if any member of the Baysox will be sorry to leave Harrisburg, it will be Sharlon Schoop. The elder Schoop has gone 6 for 7 with two doubles and two walks in the past two games. Maybe it's my bias for the guys that make it out of the Dominican Republic, but I've always rooted for Garabez Rosa. While the young middle infielder has been surpassed by Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, he's still only 24 and is off to an encouraging start with a .375/.412/.625 slashline to start the season. Rough day for Michael Ohlman. The heir apparent to Matt Wieters struck out three time and was charged with a passed ball.
Frederick 6, Lynchburg 2: Glynn Davis will not be ignored. This will be the fourth season in which the 21 year old has played at least one game at Frederick, but if he's able to maintain any of the heat he's generated in the first four games of this season, maybe he'll find himself in Bowie sooner rather than later. Davis has hit safely in four straight games to the tune of a manly .471, beefed up by his four hit performance in this afternoon's game. Trent Mummey walked twice and had a base hit to push his OBP up to .500. The Hobgoblin allowed four baserunners and an earned run in 2.2 innings.
Delmarva 4, Asheville 2: After four turns at short season ball, Sebastian Vader made his Sally League debut. The Dark Lord held the Tourists to one earned run in six innings. He walked none, struck out five and induced seven ground outs. Jimmy Yacabonis closed things out with strikeouts in 1.2 innings. Mike Yastrzemski picked up another outfield assist for the Shorebirds. That's five in four games if you're keeping count. Baby Yaz also walked twice. In his first action of 2014, Hector Veloz was 1 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout. He was the day's DH, so he was able to avoid being charged with any errors. Chance Sisco went o for 4 with a strikeout.