Indianapolis (Pirates) 3 Norfolk 5
Kevin Gausman got the "start" today, but it was really just a live-action side session for him since he will be back in Baltimore to make a start on Friday. He only pitched 1 inning, giving up a 2 run HR to former Oriole Chris Dickerson and taking a comebacker off his knee (but remained in the game). Chris Jones came on and tossed 6 innings of 1 run ball to give the Tides a chance to come back. He allowed 4 hits, 2 HBPs, and 1 walk while striking out 4.
Trenton (Yankees) 3 Bowie 9
The starting pitching depth in Bowie really is something special. Eduardo Rodriguez, Tim Berry, Zach Davies, and Tyler Wilson make up a formidable foursome. Wilson followed Davies' stellar performance yesterday with his own. (hey, Chris Davis just walked it off with an Earl Weaver Special. That was neat!) Wilson went 7 innings while holding the Thunder to 2 runs. He K'd 4, walked 1, and sported a 9:4 groundball to flyball ratio. Not eye-popping numbers, but he continues to get the job done. Mychal Givens made his AA debut and pitched a clean 9th inning, striking out 1.
Chris Marrero was the offensive hero du jour, going 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 5 driven in. Christian Walker went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Nolan Reimold went 1 for 1, drew 2 walks, and drove in 2. Dariel Alvarez and Michael Ohlman each went 0 for 4.
Wilmington (Royals) 9 Frederick 3
Branden Kline gave up 4 ERs over his 4.1 IP, walking 3 and K'ing 2. Glynn Davis and Mike Yastrzemski were each held to 0 for 4 efforts. Rule 5 selection Michael Almanzar continued his rehab with a 1 for 4 night, with the 1 being a double. Trey Mancini and Adrian Marin each knocked doubles for their lone hit of the night.
West Virginia (Pirates) 1 Delmarva 5
Whatever Hunter Harvey worked on over the All Star break worked, as he returned to his dominant form after a couple of scuffling starts. 6 innings pitched, 7 struck out, 1 run allowed via 3 hits and 2 walks. He threw 76 pitches with 52 going for strikes, and induced 5 ground balls to 2 fly balls. Another start like that and I could well see him getting moved on up to Frederick.
Harvey's battery mate Chance Sisco went 3 for 4 and knocked in 2 runs. Drew Dosch was 1 for 4 with a run scored. Your nightly Delmarva Outfield Assist belonged to Lucas Herbst.
Staten Island (Yankees) 5 Aberdeen 1
The struggles of the Ironbirds continue on, falling to 1-10 on the season. Nick Cunningham tossed 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). The offense was pretty much non-existent. Alex Murphy went 1 for 4 with 2 Ks. Your nightly Aberdeen Outfield Assist belonged to Oswald Lartiguez, who threw out a runner at home.
GCL Twins 5 GCL O's 7
Jomar Reyes started at 3B and went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk at the plate. He also committed his 4th error of the season in the field. Game of Thrones hedge knight 'Ser' Gerrion Grim went 1 for 2 with a walk and a sac fly, but also got picked off 1st. Yeraldo Fermin had a dominant 2013 season in the DSL, but his 2014 season got off to a rough start as he allowed 4 ER over 3.2 innings thanks to 4 BBs.
Scores for the DSL were unavailable at the time of my writing this.
Today's Probables are listed as so:
Norfolk: Josh Stinson
Bowie: Eduardo Rodriguez
Frederick: Joe Van Meter
Delmarva: Luc Rennie