Norfolk Tides 12, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4
Eddie Gamboa pitched eight innings for the Tides last night, with just two runs allowed. He walked two and struck out six, but only gave up two hits. In fact, through the first five innings, Gamboa faced just 15 batters. He did walk one in that time, but a double play took care of that. The first run he allowed came via a double, a wild pitch, and a sac fly. The second was on a home run. He needed just 102 pitches to get through eight innings.
The Tides offense scored six runs in the second inning and never looked back. They had four home runs on the night by 2B Buck Britton, CF Julio Borbon, and DH Xavier Paul, who hit two. Britton fell just a triple short of the cycle and Borbon fell a double short of the cycle. Steve Lombardozzi played shortstop and repped Team Steve with a 2-for-4 night with a double.
Bowie Baysox 3, Akron RubberDucks 1 (Game 1)
After a rainout on Wednesday, the Baysox and Ducks played two yesterday. Eduardo Rodriguez started game one and pitched 5 2/3 innings with three singles and two walks allowed. He struck out five with a 5/3 ground out to fly out ratio. Oliver Drake pitched the final 1 1/3 innings (remember, minor league double headers are 7 innings each game) and was perfect.
The offense was quiet in this game with just six hits and three walks. They scored two runs on two different wild pitches and one on a catcher's throwing error. RF Chih-Hsien Chiang was the only player with more than one hit. He went 2-for-3 with a double. 1B Christian Walker was 0-for-3. CF Dariel Alvarez was 0-for-2 with a walk. C Michael Ohlman was 1-for-2.
Bowie Baysox 1, Akron RubberDucks 5 (Game 2)
The Baysox were two hit by Jordan Cooper and Adam Miller of the Ducks. 2B Garabaz Rosa singled and 1B Christian Walker doubled, everyone else was hitless. Their only run scored in the bottom of the seventh on an error.
Starting pitcher Anthony Vasquez gave up four runs on three hits and three walks over four innings. Rehabbing Luis Ayala gave up three hits and a run in one inning, and Juan Morillo pitched the final two innings with three walk but no hits.
Frederick Keys 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 5 (10)
The Keys scored four runs in the first two innings and then fell asleep at the plate, allowing the Hillcats to chip away and eventually win in extra innings. The Keys got just six hits in the game, two by 2B Jerome Pena. CF Glynn Davis was 1-for-4 with a double and walk. RF Brenden Webb went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. SS Adrian Marin was also 0-for-4.
Branden Kline started for the Keys and pitched seven innings with an outstanding 13/2 ground out to fly out ratio. He did give up 10 hits with only two strikeouts, but he didn't walk a batter. The four runs he gave up were courtesy of two two-run homers, which is interesting considering how well he kept the ball on the ground. After Mychal Givens pitched two perfect innings in relief, Matt Price got the loss in the tenth.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Hagerstown Suns 12
It was a tough night for Shorebirds pitching and the defense. Luc Rennie pitched into the eighth inning and gave up nine runs, but thanks to five(!) Shorebirds errors, only two of those runs were earned. The second and third innings were a hot mess that saw the Suns score seven runs thanks four singles, three errors, two triples, a hit by pitch, and a stolen base. Both Rennie and the defense got its act together after that, but two more runs scored off of him in the eighth. Bennet Parry finished the game and gave up three more runs before it was all said and done.
Meanwhile, the offense had only four hits, though they did draw five walks. CF Mike Yastrzemski had a double and a walk, and 1B Trey Mancini also doubled. 3B Drew Dosch was 0-for-4. DH Chance Sisco was 1-for-3.
Check out the full box scores and additional game details at MiLB.com.
Norfolk Tides vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 12:05 pm
Tides SP: Josh Stinson
Bowie Baysox vs Akron RubberDucks, 6:35 pm
Baysox SP: TBD
Frederick Keys @ Lynchburg Hillcats, 11:05 am
Keys SP: Brady Wager
Delmarva Shorebirds @ Lakewood BlueClaws
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez