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Orioles minor league recap - 4/9/2014

The affiliates were just 1-3 last night as only Delmarva brought home a victory.


Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 4

RHP Mike Wright had a pretty good game for the Tides tonight. Things went wrong for the team after he came out of the game. He gave up one earned run in five innings, but since the runner reached on his own error we'll still hold it against him. Other than that he was decent with five singles, one walk, and one HBP allowed in five innings. He struck out four and had a 4/5 GO/FO.

Wright was followed by Tim Alderson, Kelvin De La Cruz, and Brock Hutzinger, each of whom gave up one run.

3B David Adams homered for the Tides and DH Brett Wallace doubled. No Tide had more than one hit.

The Gwinnett Braves not only won the game, but they won the awesome name contest with gems like Joey Terdoslavich and Wirfin Obespo on their roster.

Bowie Baysox 1, Richmond Flying Squirrels 5

Eduardo Rodriguez, the O's #3 prospect, made his second start this season and while the game started off fantastically, wasn't able to repeat and was out after five innings and 99 pitches thrown. Rodriguez retired the first nine batters he faced with six ground outs and two strikeouts. He gave up two runs in the fourth inning on a single and two doubles, all three marked "line drive" in the play log. In the fifth inning, Rodriguez struck out the first two batters he faced, but after a double, a walk, and a double steal, both runners came in on a single. The Squirrels had three stolen bases with Rodriguez on the mound, but that probably had more to do with who was behind the plate.

The Baysox hitters were kept off the board until the eighth inning as Squirrels' starter Ty Blach held them to five singles and walk over six innings. In the eighth inning the table was set by big-brothers-of-current-Orioles Buck Britton, who singled, and Sharlon Schoop, who walked. With two outs, CF Dariel Alvarez singled in Britton and catcher Michael Ohlman walked to load the bases, but RF Chih-Hsien Chiang popped out to end the rally.

The Baysox didn't have an extra base hit in the game, though both Christian Walker and Ohlman had two hits each, with Ohlman also taking two walks.

Frederick Keys 2, Carolina Mud Cats 9

Things weren't pretty for starting pitcher Parker Bridwell in this game, though his defense wasn't exactly there for him. After giving up three runs through four innings, things fell apart in the fifth. After three singles and a triple (with a fielding error by the LF in the middle) he was pulled from the game. Overall he gave up 7 runs, 6 earned on 10 hits. He also hit a guy and got exactly zero outs via ground ball. The silver lining is that he struck out six with no walks, but the hitters obviously saw no need to be patient against him.

The Keys offense had just six hits and two walks on the night. Only CF Glynn Davis had more than one hit, with two singles, but 2B Sammie Starr doubled and walked. LF Michael Burgess singled and walked. Adrian Marin knocked in a run with a ground out and Burgess had the other RBI with a single in the eighth.

Very recent Orioles farmhand Torsten Boss faced his old team tonight. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Hagerstown Suns 3

11th round draft pick Steven Brault started last night's game for the Shorebirds and gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. He didn't walk a batter, had seven strikeouts, and was about 50/50 in ground outs to fly outs. It was a much better showing than his first start of the year in which he gave up six runs in just four innings.

The Shorebirds offense got four runs off of the Suns starter Austin Voth in 4 2/3 innings, then got one more in the eighth. 3B Drew Dosch had a single, a double, and walk. DH Conor Bierfeldt didn't get a hit but he walked twice. Second baseman Anthony Caronia had the biggest day of all with a single, two doubles, and a walk.

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