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Orioles minor league rundown 8/21/13: Dariel Alvarez and Parker Bridwell show their stuff

The Orioles affiliates are led by Dariel Alvarez and Parker Bridwell on Wednesday night, with an unusual line from UMBC Retriever Zach Clark. And hey, Hector Veloz hits a clutch double for Aberdeen!

Dariel Alvarez, rocking the Carolina League
Dariel Alvarez, rocking the Carolina League
Credit: Tim Jacobsen

The Tides were off today.

Bowie lost 5-3. Tyler Wilson gave up 5 ER in 5 IP on 6 hits (2 HR) and a walk, striking out 6 with a GB/FB of 4/3. Clay Schrader put up a clean sheet in 1 IP, with 1 K. Caleb Joseph went 2-4. Lew Ford went 1-4 with a homer and two strikeouts.

Frederick scored 4 in the bottom of the 8th and hung on to win 5-3. Zach Clark gave up 1 H and an unearned run in 5 IP, but the knuckler also walked six while striking out 1 with an 8/2 GB/FB, adding in a wild pitch and a passed ball. Matt Hobgood gave up 2 ER in 3 IP on 3 hits (1 HR), striking out 1, walking none with a GB/FB of 6/2. Michael Ohlman was DHing tonight and went 0-3 with a walk and a K. Cuban international Dariel Alvarez went 2-4 with a homer and a K, he was also caught stealing. He is currently batting .481.

The Shorebirds gave up 1 in the bottom of the ninth and another in the bottom of the 10th, losing 4-3. Parker Bridwell continues to flash some potential, giving up 2 ER in 7 IP on six hits and a walk, striking out 7 with a GB/FB of 7/6. Adrian Marin continues to not play, though he is not on the DL. Gregory Lorenzo went 2-5 with a K and a SB. Lucas Herbst goes 1-5 with a K.

Aberdeen scored 3 in the top of the 10th, and would need all of them, hanging on for a 6-5 victory. Steven Brault's recent struggles continued, giving up 2 ER in 3 IP on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2 with a GB/FB of 2/1. Mike Yastrzemski went 1-5 with a K. Trey Mancini went 2-4 with a walk. Hector Veloz went 2-5 with a double, two strikeouts and his 10th error on the season.

Rookie level highlights:

  • Trent Mummey (GCL): 1-5 with a double and two strikeouts
  • Ronarsy Ledesma: 0-4 with a walk and two strikeouts
  • Chance Sisco: 1-2 with a walk and a HBP
  • Jonah Heim: 1-3 with a walk and a K
  • 18 y/o Brazilian RHP Rafael Moreno (DSL): 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 4/1 K/BB
  • Rauel Acosta: 1-3 with a walk
  • 19 y/o Dominican RHP Jose Rosario: 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 6/1 K/BB
  • Daniel Franco: 2-3 with a walk with a SB and a CS
  • Ademar Rifaela: 0-2 with 2 walks and a K and a CS
  • Daniel Fajardo: 0-4

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