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Around the Minors 8-13-2011

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Norfolk was PPD.

Bowie defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 8-5. Xavier Avery was 0-4 with a strikeout, Greg Miclat was 1-4 with a run, L.J. Hoes was 2-3 with 3 runs and an RBI and Joe Mahoney was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. A forgettable night for Pedro Florimon, who was caught stealing and was charged with an error.

I just returned from watching the Keys beat the Winston Salem Dash 6-1. It was a tailor made viewing experience for yours truly as Kipp Schutz, Jonathan Schoop and Rick Zagone all had good performances. Schutz was 2-4 with a double and a homer, Schoop was 3-5 with a double and two runs driven in and Zagone shut out the Dash over 6 innings giving up 2 hits and allowing two walks against 5 Ks. Manny Machado was 0-5, but looked good in the field. Baby Sarge also looked pretty impressive in the field, had a steal and scored both times he got on base. Randy Henry struck out two in two innings of work and allowed a run.

The Shorebirds were shutout by the Suns 2-0. Nothing to see here on offense (one walk, one hit), but Jarrett Martin turned in a solid performance (7 IP/1 ER/1 BB/6 K).

The GCL O's beat the  GCL Rays 2-1 in extra innings. Rod Bernadina and Jerome Pena were both 0-4 and Gabriel Lino was 2-4 with a double and Johnny "Don't Call Me Rudy" Ruettiger continued his real life pepper game in the Gulf Coast League picking up two more hits. Sebastian Vader struck out 4 in five innings and Dustin Ward did the same in two innings of work.

The DSL O's were awarded the win over the DSL D'backs in an abbreviated game at Boca Chica Baseball City. Hector Veloz was 2-4 with a double and Byron Capellan was 1-3 with two runs knocked in and a steal.

It's also looking ugly in Aberdeen. Matt Hobgood has pitched 1.1 innings allowing 6 runs while giving up two hits and four walks. He also threw a wild pitch. The defense has had four errors. UPDATE The game was mercifully called after 8 innings and Aberdeen losing 8-2. Glynn Davis and Dudley Leonora finished the evening without getting on base. Mychal Givens was 1-4 with a strikeout and one of the four defensive miscues and Connor Narron was 3-3 a double, a steal, two runs driven and an error. Alex Schmarzo was the only Ironbirds pitcher to finish the night unblemished, allowing only two hits while striking out 2 in 2.2 innings. He generated 4 groundouts to one air out.