Orioles Minor League Rundown: 6-10-14

Joey Gardner

Hunter Harvey experiences some growing pains. Offensive explosions abound save for Norfolk.

Durham (Rays) 4 Norfolk 1

While Suk-min Yoon doesn't walk anyone (just 2 free passes allowed over his last 7 starts) he does give up HRs. Lots of HRs. With one allowed in this game he has now given up 10 jacks in 12 starts. Beyond that, Yoon allowed just 2 other hits and one other run (unearned) over 5 innings of work.

The offense had some chances to get in the game, but were unable to capitalize thanks to 2 caught stealings, 2 double plays, and a 1 for 8 with RISP. Steve Clevenger popped 2 more hits in 4 at bats. Quintin Berry managed a 3 for 4 night.

New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 7 Bowie 5

Nolan Reimold made his return to live game action with a 1 for 3 night. He flew out to LF, hit a line drive single to LF, and K'd swinging before leaving the game in the 7th. Christian Walker accounted for the bulk of the Baysox offense, going 2 for 4 with a 2-run HR (his 17th) and a 3 RBI bloop that turned into a double. Dariel Alvarez and Michael Ohlman each took 0-fers on the night.

Tim Berry got the start and was effective over his 6 innings of work, allowing 3 ERs via 6 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks, while striking out 4. Marcel Prado came on in relief but let the game get away in the 9th after the offense battled back to tie it in the 7th.

Salem (Red Sox) 7 Frederick 9

The Keys exploded for an 8 run 2nd inning, but allowed Salem to methodically chip away and make a game of it. Glynn Davis put up a typical line for him, going 1 for 5 with a double and 2 Ks. Michael Burgess blasted an Earl Weaver Special in the 2nd and went 3 for 4 on the night. Brenden Webb did Brenden Webb things. To wit: 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, and a K. Adrian Marin knocked two base hits and drove in two runs.

Joe Van Meter got knocked around for 6 ERs over 5 IP which included two HRs allowed. Matt Hobgood has returned to form after his brief injury scare. He closed out the game with 2 innings of work during which he K'd 2, allowed 2 hits and a walk, but did not allow any runs.

Hickory (Rangers) 11 Delmarva 9

Ah, Hunter Harvey. What's up, bud? That's two clunkers in a row now. The young phenom has lost his control of late and is giving up a lot of contact. With 2 outs in the 1st he allowed a single and a double for the game's first run. In the 2nd, with two outs again, he issued a walk followed by 3 singles which led to 3 runs. Then he opened the 3rd with 3 consecutive walks before being pulled. His teammate, Dylan Rheault did him no favors by chucking two wild pitches to allow 2 of Harvey's runners to score before allowing a single to score the 3rd run of the inning. Big Jon Keller came on after Rheault and tossed 3 innings marred by only 1 base hit. He K'd 5 in the process. Jimmy Yacobonis followed and took the loss after allowing 3 ER in a third of an inning thanks to 2 hits and 2 walks. Ryan Minor will be none too pleased.

The offense was game and put up a vigorous fight. No Mike Yastrzemski for the 2nd game in a row. What's up with that? Drew Dosch knocked a double and drew a walk. Chance Sisco also knocked a double and drew 2 walks. Conor Bierfeldt blasted his 6th HR of the season. Anthony Vega had a perfect game, going 2 for 2 with 2 walks drawn.

DSL Padres 5 DSL O'sUno 6 (11 innings)

19 year old RHP Tomas Leoncio is off to a quick start following his boffo 2013 DSL season. Over 5 IP he K'd 4 and allowed 2 ER via 5 hits and 1 walk. 19 year old RHP Victor Ramirez has K'd 5 over his 4 innings of work now, including 2 over 2 innings in this game, while yielding just 1 base hit and no walks.

19 year old Nicanor Alvarado paced the offense with a 2 for 5 day, including a double and a 2 run HR. Gonzalo Galastica (80 grade name) reached base 3 times in 5 plate appearances, once via hit and twice via walk. He also stole a bag.

DSL O'sDos DSL Gigantes

Sin marcador disponible en el momento de la escritura (not sure if that's correct, but that's what Google Translate told me to type).

Your boxscore perusal awaits on the other end of this link

Today's Probables are as so:

Norfolk: Off

Bowie: (RHP) Zach Davies

Frederick: (RHP) Mark Blackmar

Delmarva: (LHP) Mitch Horacek

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