Norfolk Tides 10, Indianapolis Indians 7
The Tides had 23 hits last night. That is a lot of hits. Every single Tide who stepped to the plate last night had at least two hits, and five of them had three! DH Xavier Paul and 3B Buck Britton each homered, with Britton falling just a double short of the cycle. LF Steve Lombardozzi, SS Ivan DeJesus, and 2B Alexi Casilla all doubled, and CF Quintin Berry had two doubles. Basically, if you can think of a player on the Tides team, he probably was on base multiple times last night.
As for the pitching, Suk-Min Yoon finally got a win and had a decent night. He lasted five innings and gave up three runs. He struck out two but didn't walk any, and had a 9/3 ground out to fly out ratio. Former Orioles Evan Meek and Josh Stinson also pitched in the game. Neither were great. Evan Meek has completely turned back into a pumpkin as he gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings. Josh Stinson gave up a triple and then threw a wild pitch to allow a run to score.
Worth noting, you'll recognize two of the players for Indianapolis. Both Chris Dickerson and Robert Andino are currently on the AAA team for the Pirates.
Bowie Baysox 5, New Britain Rock Cats 4 (10)
Friday night was a good night for the Schoop brothers. While little brother Jonathan was getting clutch RBI hits in Baltimore, big brother Sharlon homered for the Baysox in their walk off win against the Rock Cats. The Baysox tied the game in the 8th inning and went on to win in the bottom of the 10th on an RBI single from DH Chih-Hsien Chiang.
Starting pitcher Jake Pettit suffered from longball-itis, giving up four runs, all of which scored on three home runs, including one to former Orioles farmhand Brandon Waring. The good news is that in his seven innings pitched, Pettit only gave up runs in two (3rd & 4th). In the other five innings combined he gave up just two singles.
CF Dariel Alvarez with 0-for-4 with a walk, C Michael Ohlman went 1-for-4 with a double, and 1B Christian Walker went 0-for-4.
Frederick Keys 4, Winston-Salem Dash 0
The story in Frederick last night was starting pitcher Matt Taylor. Taylor pitched 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball with one walk and one strikeout. He did give up nine hits, but induced two double play balls and picked one runner off of first to keep himself out of trouble. Taylor has now given up just five earned runs in seven starts this season.
On offense, DH Lucas Herbst was 2-for-4 with a home run, and CF Glynn Davis tripled and scored, but also struck out three times. LF Michael Burgess and 3B Joel Hutter also doubled for the Keys.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Augusta GreenJackets 4
Starting pitcher Sebastian Vader had a bit of a tough game as he gave up four runs in five innings pitched last night. He struck out one and walked one, and had a favorable GO/FO of 8/4. He gave up a home run to the very first batter he faced, but then cruised until the 5th inning when it fell apart on him. The big blow was a bases-clearing triple with two outs.
Jon Keller pitched three scoreless innings in relief with five strikeouts, and Jimmy Yacabonis pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
The Shorebirds offense got to Augusta's starter for five runs in four innings, then tacked on one more in the 8th. LF Conor Bierfeldt was the only Shorebird to go hitless. RF Mike Yastrzemski tripled and scored, and C Austin Wynns and CF Gregory Lorenzo both had two hits, with Wynns picking up a double as part of his three-RBI night. 1B Trey Mancini had one single in four at bats.
For the complete box scores and more details on these games, visit MiLB.com.
Norfolk Tides @ Indianapolis Indians, 7:05 p.m.
Tides SP: Kevin Gausman
Bowie Baysox vs. New Britain Rock Cats, 6:35 p.m.
Baysox SP: Anthony Vasquez. The Rock Cats are also sending out a pitcher named Vasquez.
It's fireworks night at Prince George's Stadium! And with Chris Davis rehabbing down there, the fans might get treated to more than one kind.
Frederick Keys vs. Winston-Salem Dash, 6 p.m.
Keys SP: TBD. The Keys website says Jesse Beal, but he pitched 1 2/3 innings last night so I'm guessing that will change.
It's also Fireworks at Harry Grove Stadium.
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Lakewood BlueClaws, 7:05 p.m.
Shorebirds SP: Luc Rennie