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Around the Minors: June 14th, 2013

Josh Hader owns the Rangers Low-A affiliate. Nicky Delmonico continues to show some decent power. Tyler Wilson continues to find Double-A amenable to his skill level. L.J. Hoes is on fire.

Is this the heir to Nate McLouth in LF for the O's?
Is this the heir to Nate McLouth in LF for the O's?
Elaina Ellis/Norfolk Tides

Louisville (Reds) 5, Norfolk 3 (Game 1)

Josh Stinson started game one of the double dip for the Tides. He was less than effective, going 5.1 IP while allowing 9 H, 5 R (4 ER) and 2 BBs while K'ing 4. Andy Loomis finished the 7 inning abbreviated game by putting up 1.2 perfect innings with 4 Ks. Reds speedster Billy Hamilton was held to 1-4, w/ 2 Ks. Though he did swipe his 41st stolen base on the season. L.J. Hoes did the damage for the Tides, going 1-2, w/ his 3rd HR and 2 BBs. He's been on fire over the past 2 weeks, putting up a .350/.490/.600 slash line since June 1st.

Louisville (Reds) 1 , Norfolk 0 (Game 2)

Jair Jurrjens returned from his thumb injury and pitched quite well. 7 IP (complete game), 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks. Billy Hamilton was kept off the bases, as he accounted for all 3 of Jair's Ks on the night. L.J. Hoes went 1-2, w/ 1 BB.

Bowie 6, Binghamton (Mets) 3

Tyler Wilson made his 2nd AA start. And after a 5IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 6K performance last time he went 5.1IP, 2H, 3ER, 3BB, 3Ks tonight. He's a flyball pitcher and he's allowed 1 HR in each outing, with the damage in this game being a 3 run shot by Allen Dykstra. Something to monitor. But all in all, a pretty decent beginning for him in AA. He relies on Plus command & control to pound the zone and gets his stuff to play up by placing his pitches just where he wants them. He certainly impressed me when I got to see him make his last start for Frederick. The recently activated Oliver Drake pitched 1 inning, allowing but 1 BB while striking out 2. Caleb Joseph went 2-3, w/ 1 BB, a 2B, and a SF. I feel he really ought to be moved on up to AAA. Henry Urrutia and Ty Kelly each had the night off.

Potomac (Nats) 4, Frederick 0 (Game 1)

The Keys also played twin 7 inning games tonight. Tim Berry started Game 1. He would pitch 6 innings, allowing 9 H (none for extra bases), 4 ER, and 1 BB while K'ing 5. The offense didn't get the memo that there was an early game, as they managed to put up just 2 H and 1 BB, which were (unsurprisingly) good for 0 runs. Nick Delmonico had one of those hits, going 1-3. Christian Walker (0-3), Michael Ohlman (0-3, w/ 1 K), and Brenden Webb (0-2, w/ 1 K) all slept through their alarm clocks.

Potomac (Nats) 4, Frederick 9 (Game 2)

Wow. What a difference about a half hour makes. The offense awakened as Nick Delmonico (2-4) and Michael Ohlman (1-2, w/ 1 BB) each hit solo HRs. Brenden Webb and Christian Walker continued sleep walking, as each went 0-3. Normally working out of the 'pen, Trent Howard made his 3rd start, going 4.2 IP, 4 H (1 HR), 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 Ks.

Delmarva 7, Hickory (Rangers) 4

Josh Hader, man...What a find by Rajsich and Co. 6.1 IP tonight, where he yielded but 1 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BBs, 1 WP, and 2 HBP while striking out 6. Hickory is a club that swings for the fences, with a lineup full of boppers. But Hader managed to keep them burnin' up worms in the infield by inducing 9 groundouts vs. just 2 flyouts. (CF) Gregory Lorenzo went 0-4, w/ 2 Ks but managed to drive in 1 run, score 1 run, and steal his 21st bag of the year. (SS) Adrian Marin managed a 1-4 and drove in 2 runs.

DSL D-backs 2, DSL O's1 1 (12 Innings)

(CF) Alexander Mercedes went 1-5, w/ 1 SB and an OF Assist where he gunned down a runner at Home. (1B) Victor Medina went 1-4, w/ 2 Ks. 18 y/o Brazilian RHP Rafael Moreno has had a very nice start to his DSL season. 3 IP today, allowing just 2 H, 1 ER, and 2 BBs while striking out 4.

DSL O's2 ?, DSL Cardinals ?

Results not yet posted as of the time of this write up.

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