Norfolk 2, Rochester (Twins) 4
The big news here is the impending promotion of one Jerome O'Bryan Hoes to the big leagues. Congrats to him! He has certainly done his part to earn this, batting .304 / .406 / .403 with 58 Walks to 56 Ks while with the Tides this season.
As for this specific game, (RHP) Kevin Gausman made his 3rd start since being sent down, and he wasn't particularly crisp. 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 BBs, 4 ER (1 ER allowed to score by the reliever), and 2 Ks via 84 pitches, 51 of which were strikes. 2 of the runs came in the 1st. After a lead off single, Gausman induced 2 fly outs. A Passed Ball allowed the runner to advance to 2B, from whence he scored via a single. A double then drove this runner in before the inning was ended. The offense slumbered for the most part. (2B) Jonathan Schoop and (1B) Alex Liddi went a combined 0-8 with 5 Ks. (RF) Eric Thames did manage a 1-3 night.
Bowie vs. Erie (Tigers) Suspended due to rain
In typical Bowie fashion, they were to play a double-header tonight. But the best laid plans of minor league schedulers oft go astray. The first game stands at a 2-2 tie in the 5th inning. They will resume play on the 'morrow. (1B) Christian Walker has gone 2-3. (DH) Caleb Joseph is also 2-3, but with a solo HR to his credit. (RHP) Devin Jones went 4.0 IP, allowing 3 H, 1 BB, and 1 HBP, which led to 2 ER while K'ing 6.
The 2nd game was to be a make up of a previously postponed game from 3 months ago! That game just does not want to get played!
Frederick vs. Salem (Red Sox) Postponed due to wet grounds
rain, rain, go away...
Delmarva 0, Hagerstown (Nats) 6
(LHP) Josh Hader took the bump, and he was plodding along just fine until he hit a bump in the 4th inning. A lead off single was followed by a HBP. The next batter attempted to Sac Bunt, but was gifted 3 bases after Hader chucked the ball away on the throw to 1st. 2 runs scored. oof. A couple more singles and a double and Hader's night was through: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 R (2 ER), 5 Ks and 1 PO. He's thrown 85.0 innings now, and I wonder if his arm is tiring. He hasn't made it to the 6th inning since June 14th. I'd be interested to see a breakdown of his splits by month, as I have a feeling RHB have begun to touch him up fairly regularly of late. He remains death to all things of the left-handed variety. (LHP) Bennett Parry (who I still envision as a rastafari) came on and worked 2.1 solid innings of relief. He allowed just 1 hit and no runs while K'ing 2. The offense could muster but 2 baserunners. 1 via a Joel Hutter single. The other via an Adrian Marin single. Moving on...
Aberdeen 3, Hudson Valley (Rays) 4
( C ) Austin Wynns had a rough day, managing to throw out just 1/8 SB attempts. And that 1 CS was actually via a PO. (LHP) Mitch Horacek did Wynns no favors it seems, as he was on the mound for 5 of the SBs. He was, however, the author of the aforementioned PO. He would ultimately go 5 innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 BB, 1 HBP, those 5 SBs, 1 WP, and 4 ERs while K'ing 2. (CF) Mike Yastrzemski continues to hit NYPL pitching, going 1-3 with a Double, a Walk, and an Outfield Assist. (1B) Trey Mancini took and 0-4 w/ 2 K night on the chin. (3B) Hector Veloz went 1-4 and was lifted for a PR late in the game.
The GCL game was suspended due to rain in the 3rd. Dominican (LHP) Elias Pinales had pitched 2.2 innings up till the rains came, allowing 2 H a BB and 2 ER while K'ing 4.
The DSLers split their games, winning one no-offense game while losing the other no-offense game.
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No poll tonight, as no one did anything worthy of consideration. And I'm sleepy.