Norfolk 7 Scranton-Wilkes Barre (Yankees) 6
The Tides ran out to a 4-0 lead before starter Josh Stinson and relievers Chris Jones yielded 6 runs combined in the 6th inning. But no worries, as the Tides calmly clawed back to tie, and then take the lead with 2 outs in the 9th courtesy of Steve Clevenger 2 RBI double. #TeamSteve would finish the night 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and 5 RBI. Look out Caleb Joseph! Julio Borbon had a 3 hit night including his 5th HR of the season. Evan Meek pitched a clean 9th for his 3rd Save with the Tides.
Bowie 2 New Hampshire (Toronto) 10
(LHP) Eduardo Rodriguez get the start and he was not so effective. After 2 quick innings to start, ERod ran into trouble in the 3rd after allowing a lead off single. After getting a pop out, ERod would allow a triple, a double, a wild pitch, and 2 singles before recording another out. Another double and single followed, and the opposition had a 6 run inning. Final line for Eduardo: 3 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 6 ER, 4 Ks.
The offense gave ERod an early lead, courtesy of a Dariel Alvarez 2 RBI double in the first. But the Baysox bats went silent after that point as Toronto prospect Aaron Sanchez found his groove. Christian Walker would finish 0 for 4 with 2 Ks. Catcher Michael Ohlman would go 1 for 4 on the night with 2 Ks and his 7th error (throwing) and 5th passed ball committed.
Frederick 4 Salem (Red Sox) 6
Having more walks than innings pitched is not typically a solid strategy. But that's what Brady Wager did, as he issued 5 free passes over 4.2 IP. Yet he somehow managed to escape with just 2 ERs on his ledger. Glynn Davis and Brenden Webb provided the thunder & lightening at the top of the order, as each managed 2 hit nights, with Davis knocking a double and stealing a base, while Webb blasted his 5th HR. And their efforts may have paced the Keys to victory were it not for some poor relief pitching from Matt Hauser and a critical error by Webb in the 7th, which led to a 3 run inning for Salem.
Delmarva 5 Hagerstown (Nationals) 8
The Shorebirds faced top Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito tonight as he returned from a brief D.L. stint. Luckily for them he only went 3 innings, as they were unable to solve him. But the Suns relief pitching was not so fortunate. (RF) Mike Yastzremski went 2 for 5 with 2 HRs and 3 Ks. He also accounted for 4 RBI on the night. However, he did not accrue the Shorebirds nightly outfield assist. That honor belonged to Anthony Vega, who threw out a runner at 2B. Vega also managed 2 hits on the night, same as (1B) Trey Mancini. Conor Bierfeldt may have some of the best raw power in the O's system, and he showed it off with his 5th HR of the season. A rare poor night for Delmarva pitching, as Luc Rennie allowed 5 ER via 9 hits and and 2 BBs on the night.
DSL Mariners 1 DSL O'sDos 6
17 year old RHP Ofelky Peralta went 3.2 innings in his pro debut, striking out 1 and allowing 1 ER via 2 hits and a HBP. Fellow 17 year old Jose Rosario finished the game with 5.1 innings of shutout pitching. He K'd 4 in the process. 20 year old SS Guillermo Salas continued his hot start to the DSL season with a 2 for 3 day, while also drawing a walk. 17 year old Carlos Diaz popped a double and drove in 2. 19 year old Curacoian Rachid Engelhardt went 2 for 4 and drove in 2 via a triple.