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Note to readers: If there was ever a day not to read this segment, today would be it.

Norfolk beat Durham 6-4 in 13. Chris Tillman gave up 4 solo homers, 2 doubles and hit a man for good measure in six innings, striking out 2 and walking 3, posting a GB/FB of 6/4. Wynn Pelzer retired one of the 3 men he faced, giving up 2 hits but was bailed out by Clay Rapada. Cole McCurry went 3 strong, striking out 2, walking none and giving up 2 hits with a GB/FB of 3/4. Kyle Hudson went 1-6 with a CS and 4 Ks. Josh Bell went 1-6 with a walk and 2 Ks. Brandon Snyder went 2-7 with double.

Bowie lost to Akron 4-2. Bobby Bundy had another tough outing, giving up 3 earned in 4 innings on 4 hits and 5 walks, striking out 3 posting a GB/FB of 9/1. Xavier Avery went 0-4 with a K. Greg Miclat went 2-3 with a double (!) and a walk. LJ Hoes went 2-3 with a walk and CS. Joe Mahoney went 1-3 with a walk, a K and an error. Aaron Baker went 1-4 with 2 Ks. Ronnie Welty went 1-3 with 2 Ks.

Frederick lost to Kinston 3-1. Jonathan Schoop went 1-4 with a K. Manny Machado went 0-4 with a K. Kipp Schutz went 1-4 with a CS.

Delmarva lost to Lexington 3-0. Johnny Ruettiger and Ty Kelly each went 0-3 with a walk. Michael Ohlman went 1-4. Matt Bywater gave up 2 earned in 4 innings on 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 3 and posting a GB/FB of 3/1.
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Aberdeen beat Connecticut 3-2. Ryan Berry had an effective evening, going 4 scoreless striking out 5 and giving up 1 hit with a GB/FB of 6/1. Devin Jones gave up 1 solo homer in 3 innings, striking out 2, walking 1 and posting a GB/FB of 6/2. Glynn Davis went 0-4. Mychal Givens went 1-4. Joe Velleggia went 1-3. Wynston Sawyer went 1-3 with an error. Connor Narron went 0-3. Dudley Leonora went 0-2.

The GCL Orioles beat the GCL pink hats 5-1. Tyler Townsend went 1-3 with a walk. Rod Bernadina DNP. Jaime Esquivel gave up a 1 hit (a solo homer, like every other pitcher tonight) in 3 innings, striking out 3, walking none and posting a GB/FB of 4/1.

Mercifully the DSL Orioles were off.

Oh yeah, Seth Schwindenhammer has been discussed in these parts and he is in MiLB's moniker madness. He's in the final against Dusty Harvard who is probably an elitist Red Sox fan. Vote here.