Orioles minor league rundown - 7/2/14

Mike Wright - Christopher McCain/Norfolk Tides

It was a rough night for the affiliates, with only the Tides picking up a win.

Norfolk Tides 8, Charlotte Knights 7

An RBI single by Steve Lombardozzi in the bottom of the 10th gave the Tides a walk-off win. It was one of two hits for Lombardozzi last night. The other Norfolk member of Team Steve, Steve Clevenger, only had one hit, but he walked three times. The Tides had just nine hits on the day but benefited from eight walks. They had five hits and three walks in their six-run fourth inning.

Mike Wright was terrible again. This time he fell apart in the sixth inning, giving up four runs on six hits. Altogether he lasted 5 2/3 innings with six runs allowed via 11 hits. His ERA is now 6.47.

Bowie Baysox 1, Altoona Curve 5

The Baysox had 10 hits, but could only manage one run on an RBI single by David Adams. DH Kyeong Kang was 3-for-5 with a double. 3B Niuman Romero added two hits. CF Dariel Alvarez went hitless and C Michael Ohlman and 1B Christian Walker had the night off.

Matt Bischoff started and gave up four runs in 2 2/3 innings. Mychal Givens pitched two scoreless innings.

Frederick Keys 2, Salem Red Sox 6

It was not a good night for starting pitcher Parker Bridwell. He gave up four runs in the first inning and six runs overall, and was knocked out after just four innings pitched. Eight hits and three walks in four innings will do that. He did strike out six, at least.

The Keys had just four hits and three walks in the game. RF Brenden Webb had the only extra base hit, a double. LF Mike Yastrzemski, 1B Trey Mancini, and SS Adrian Marin were all hitless, although Yas picked up a walk.

Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 6

All eight hits and the lone walk picked up by the Shorebirds were confined to the 4-7 hitters as the Shorebirds needed a three-run rally in the ninth inning just to make the game close. 1B Creede Simpson was 2-for-4 with a double, DH Chance Sisco was 1-for-4, LF Conor Bierfeldt was 3-for-4 with two doubles, and C Austin Wynns was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Steven Brault started the game and probably hopes to forget it. He gave up six runs in just 4 1/3 innings, thanks in part to two home runs allowed. The good news for Brault is that he struck out eight and didn't walk any. That's not bad at all.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, Staten Island Yankees 9

The Ironbirds were looking good with a 5-1 lead after five innings, but a six-run sixth by Staten Island wiped it all away. Pitcher Stephen Tarpley took the loss after giving up five runs on two walks and three hits in 2 1/3 inning. His relief, Stefan Crichtan, allowed two of Tarpley's runs and one of his own to score.

Kevin Gausman started for the Ironbirds and pitched two innings with one single and one walk allowed. I don't want to talk any more about that because it'll make me mad.

CF Jay Gonzalez had a big night, picking up four hits. RF Oswill Lartiguez and 3B Frederico Castagnini also had two hits each.

Most importantly, there is a player on the Ironbirds named Nigel Nootbaar. He pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

You can find box scores for these games as well as the games of the Dominican Summer and Gulf Coast Leagues at MiLB.com.

Today's Games

Charlotte Knights at Norfolk Tides, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: Tyler Wilson (just promoted from Bowie. Congrats, Tyler!)

Altoona Curve at Bowie Baysox, 6:35 pm
Baysox SP: TBD

Salem Red Sox at Frederick Keys, 6:00 pm
Keys SP: TBD

Delmarva Shorebirds at Kannapolis Intimidators, 7:00 pm
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez

Staten Island Yankees at Aberdeen Ironbirds, 7:05 pm
Ironbirds SP: TBD

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