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As you probably know by now, Brian Matusz tossed a shutout in Norfolk today, blanking Lehigh Valley 7-0, giving up 5 hits, striking out 8, walking 1, and posting a GB/FB of 11/3. He threw 105 pitches. Ryan Adams went 1-4 with a double and a K. Jake Fox went 2-4 with a double and a K. Brandon Snyder went 1-4. Kyle Hudson went 1-3 with 2 walks but 2 caught stealings.

Bowie beat Reading 5-2. Bobby Bundy went 5 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 and posting a GB/FB of 7/2. He was followed by Chorye Spoone who gave up 2 earned runs in 2.1 innings on 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 3 and posting a GB/FB of 3/1. Xavier Avery went 2-4 with 2 walks. Greg Miclat went 1-5. LJ Hoes went 1-4 with a walk and a K. Joe Mahoney went 0-5 with 3 Ks. Caleb Joseph went 2-5.

Frederick beat Winston Salem 2-1. Jonathan Schoop went 0-2 with a walk and a K. Manny Machado went 0-3 with a walk and a K. Aaron Baker went 2-4 with a K. Kipp Schutz went 0-2 with a walk and a K. Matt Gurka went 1.1 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit while striking out 1.

Delmarva lost to Hagerstown 6-2. Ty Kelly went 0-4. Michael Ohlman went 1-4 with a double with 3 strikeouts. Matt Bywater had a disappointing start, giving up 5 earned in 3 innings on 4 hits and 8 walks (!), while striking out 4 and posting a GB/FB of 4/0. Ashur Tolliver threw 2 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit.

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Aberdeen lost to State College 5-4 in 10. Trent Howard went 5 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 3 and posting a GB/FB of 6/3. Ryan Berry went 2 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit. 21 year old Devin Jones, the 9th round pick in the 2011 draft, went 2 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 3 hits and a walk. Glynn Davis went 1-5 with a double. Mychal Givens went 2-2 with 2 walks. Joe Velleggia went 0-5 with 2 strikeouts. Wynston Sawyer went 3-4. Connor Narron went 1-4. Dudley Leonora went 1-4. Last night I indicated that Trent Howard "went 5 innings, giving up 1 earned on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 3 and posting a GB/FB of 7/2" when in reality that was Tyler Wilson and not Trent Howard. All I can say is I do like a strong whiskey to numb the pain. I do regret the error, of course.

The GCL Orioles split a doubleheader with the GCL Twins. In the Game 1 4-3 loss, 8th rounder John Ruettinger made his debut as a professional, and went 2-3 with a walk and a K. Rod Bernadina went 0-3 with a walk. Eduardo Rodriguez was pulled after two thirds of an inning, where he gave up 1 earned run on two hits and a walk. 20 year old Juan Guzman relieved Rodriguez, and went 4.1 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 and giving up a GB/FB of 4/4. Despite the difficulty his ERA for the season still stands at 1.38. In the Game 2 6-1 victory, Bernadina went 1-3 with a walk and a K. Jaime Esquivel went 5 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit and 4 walks, striking out 2 and posting a GB/FB of 6/3.

The DSL Orioles beat the DSL Reds 6-4. Byron Capellan went 1-4 with 2 Ks. Hector Veloz went 1-4.

Melewski reports that Dan Klein is having more discomfort in his shoulder, so more good news for people who like bad news.