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Around the minors: August 2nd, 2013

Many a game in the Orioles minor league system. Many an extra inning as well.

Get this lad to Bowie!
Get this lad to Bowie!
Tim Jacobsen

Norfolk 5, Pawtucket (Red Sox) 2 (15 innings)

I think this game just ended about an hour or so ago. (RHP) Kevin Gausman started this game at some point, I think, around the Cretaceous Period. The slow process of stretching out the Goose's Golden Arm continues, as he was allowed 68 pitches over 5 effective innings. Just 2 Hits and 2 BBs in that span, with no Runs allowed and 4 Ks. Pretty good show against a rather formidable offensive ballclub. 6 relievers combined to toss 10 innings of 9 hit, 2 run ball while walking 4 and K'ing 8. The offensive hero for the Tides was (2B) Jonathan Schoop, who belted a 2-run HR in the 15th. Two innings prior he gave the Tides a brief lead with a 2-out RBI single before the bullpen coughed up a run which allowed the game to continue. In total, a 2-7 night for Schoop, w/ 3 RBIs, and he helped turn 2 DPs in the field. (RF) Jason Pridie put together a 4-7 night, with a Double and a Run Scored, as well as an OF Assist. (CF) Chris Dickerson treated him self to a 1-6 night, w/ 1 BB and a GIDP.

Portland (Red Sox) 9, Bowie 2 (11 innings)

Another extra inning affair for the Baby Birds on the night, though this one, rather than ending in triumphant fashion, turned into a bloodbath. 2011 9th Rounder (RHP) Devin Jones got the start and he spun a nice outing, his best since May. 6 IP, 6 H, 3 BBs, 2 R (0 ER), 6 Ks, and 1 WP. He's on a bit of a roll of late, allowing just 5 ER over his last 18 IP (4 starts). (LHP) Chris Petrini was the goat of this game. He came in to pitch the 11th and proceeded to allow 6 ER via 4 hits, including a lead-off HR, and 2 BBs. (RHP) Clay Schrader came on to record the final out of the inning, but allowed a solo HR of his own before doing so. The offense was quite. (DH) Christian Walker went 0-3, but did draw 2 BBs. He seems to be adjusting to AA pitching well now after some early struggles. ( C ) Caleb Joseph got 2 base knocks. Brandon Waring, back at 3B for the first time in forever, went 0-5, w/ an Error.

Frederick 4, Carolina (Indians) 3 (10 innings)

Yet another extra inning game. Yet another fine starting pitching performance. This one gets credited to (LHP) Tim Berry: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 BBs, 2 ER, 6 Ks. Much like Bowie's Devin Jones, Berry has found a good deal of success over his last four outings: 24.1 IP, 8 ER (2.99 ERA) with 18 Ks to 4 BBs. The 22 year-old, 50th Round selection from the '09 Draft has now accumulated nearly 200 IP w/ the Keys over the past 2 seasons, and has shown a good deal of mastery of the level recently. Time for a promo to Bowie to let him get his feet wet before heading into next season there? That (OF) Glynn Davis survived the recent purge of locally raised players in the system (Hoes & Hader) was a bit of a surprise. He is trying his best to turn around a dismal '13 campaign. He went 2-5, w/ a Double in this game. ( C ) Michael Ohlman may have gone 0-fer at the plate, but like Christian Walker, he did contribute by drawing 2 Walks and stealing a base. Dude definitely runs well for a Catcher. He also picked a runner off 2nd. Man...if his D can develop enough, the O's got a good one here. Just go ahead and let Matt Wieters sign with the Yankees in two years!

GAME 1: Greensboro (Marlins) 6, Delmarva 7 (7 innings)

With all the extra innings games around the system, Delmarva took a different tack by playing two 7 inning games. In Game 1 the streak of very nice starting pitching performances wobbled a bit. (RHP) Juan Guzman did go 6. He did K 5 and BB just 1. He did only allow 6 Hits. But he did allow 5 runs, though only 3 were Earned. Perhaps duck, in attendance, can clue us into how culpable Guzman was in those results. Judging by the combination of Guzman inducing 9 groundouts to 3 fly outs, and that the Shorebirds committed 4 Errors! (all by infielders), I'm gonna go ahead and assume Guzman pitched pretty well and the D just let him down. So chalk this one up as another very nice starting pitching performance after all. (CF) Gregory Lorenzo, new minted into the lead-off slot, reached base twice in 4 PAs, scored 2 runs, but somewhat mysteriously did not either steal a base or strikeout, two things for which he is notorious. ( C ) Wynston Sawyer went 2-2 at the dish, w/ a solo HR and a Sac Fly. He also allowed a Passed Ball while in the crouch.

GAME 2: Greensboro 8, Delmarva 2 (7 innings)

(LHP) Bennett Parry (still can't not imagine him as a dreadlock'd reggae singer for some reason) also seems to have been a victim to shoddy D by the Shorebirds infield. 3 more errors lead to 3 unearned runs on Perry's ledger. Overall he went 4 IP, 6 Hits allowed, 2 BBs issued, 5 Runs (2 ER), 3 Ks,1 Pickoff, and 1 Wild Pitch. The offense snoozed, getting just 3 hits (2 singles and 1 Double) and drawing 2 BBs. (CF) Gregory Lorenzo went 1-3.

Tri-City (Astros) 4, Aberdeen 8

What's this? A regular, good old-fashioned 9 inning game? Weird. 21 year old Dominican Janser Severino started and was decent looking (at least per the boxscore). 5.2 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 3 Ks, 1 HBP. (CF) Mike Yastrzemski went 1-5 at the plate but also threw a runner out at Home. (1B) Trey Mancini continues to rake in the NYPL. 2-4 here, w/ a Triple and 3 RBI. He is slashing .327 / .363 / .451 over 160+ PAs. (RF) Connor Bierfeldt had a night: 3-4, w/ 2 Doubles, a Home Run, and 4 RsBI. (3B) Hector Veloz did not play.

GCL Rays 0, GCL O's 4 (7 innings)

(DH) Chance Sisco went 2-2, w/ a Double and a Walk. (CF) Josh Hart did not play.

The DSL makes my head spin, so you can peruse those boxers for yourself.

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