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Orioles minor league rundown 5/18/2014

Hunter Harvey takes the L as the affiliates go 1-3 on the day...

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Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 7

Eddie Gamboa had a very Gamboa-ish outing. Five walks and six strikeouts sound about right to you? Gamboa also induced six groundouts to one flyout. Heath Bell pitched a perfect in his Tides debut while Josh Stinson picked up the save.

Adam Jones bff Quintin Berry's been on a tear lately. The San Diego native was 3-3 with a double, a homer and a steal and has posted a 1.021 OPS in his last ten games. He also has a nearly .400 OBP against righties this season. Watch your back, D. Lough!

Bowie Baysox 3, Reading Fightin Phils 4

The Baysox put eighteen men on base, but weren't quite able to recover from Reading's four run 4th. It didn't help that the Baysox were 3-17 with RISP. Christian Walker continued his hot streak with a single, a double and a walk. Garabez Rosa also singled and doubled while chipping on defense with an assist from right field. Michael Ohlman singled, but his error in the 4th compounded what essentially became Tyler Wilson's undoing. In his favor, Ohlman also threw out two baserunners. After getting off to slow start this season, Ohlman has gotten on base 37% of the time and SLGed over .400.

Other than that 4th inning, Wilson threw six shutout frames and struck out five batters.

Frederick Keys 6, Winston-Salem Dash 7

After stringing together four solid starts, Branden Kline has now thrown back to back clunkers. Kline allowed six runs, all earned. The Dash smoked four extra base hits off of Kline in five innings of work and were a pretty efficient 6-13 with RISP on the day. I don't exactly know how catcher Pedro Perez fits into the organization's plan, but he made his second start of the week despite having only 18 games experience over Rookie League. The Dash lived up to their names and victimized Perez for five steals. That makes seven in his two games at Frederick. Perez was also charged with a passed ball.

Creede Simpson hit his sixth homer of the season (his third in the last ten games). Lucas Herbst also doubled and threw out a runner at home. Michael Burgess doubled, homered and drove in four runs.

Delmarva Shorebirds 0, West Virginia Power 7

It was not a holly jolly Harvey Day. Hunter Harvey more or less held his own through four innings striking out five batters, but he also hit a pair of batters and allowed a home run. Overall, Shorebirds pitchers walked six batters on the day.

The Shorebirds were stymied by West Virginia's Dovydas Neverauskus (oh, the pun-tential). Drew Dosch was not impressed, though. Dosch is slashing .400/.512/.629 in his last ten games. He was 2-4 with a double, but his defense to be, uh...a work in progress, Dosch was charged with his ninth error of the year. Josh Hart and Mike Yastrzemski each had an outfield assist. The Shorebirds have now had 16 outfield assists this season.

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Today's Games

Bowie Baysox vs. Erie Seawolves, 6:35 pm

Baysox SP: Tim Berry

Delmarva Shorebirds @ West Virginia Power, 7:05 pm

Shorebirds SP: Steven Brault