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Orioles minor league rundown, 5/25/2014

Jeff Kemp gave a helping hand to Hunter Harvey with a 4-4 day.
Jeff Kemp gave a helping hand to Hunter Harvey with a 4-4 day.
Joey Gardner

Norfolk Tides 8, Gwinnett Braves 2

Kevin Gausman shut down the Braves with seemingly little effort. The organization seems to have loosened the leash on Gausman a bit as he was pushed to 93 pitches over 6.1 innings, a change from the seemingly customary four innings. Gausman only struck out three, but also only gave up four hits and was not scored upon. Heath Bell pitched a scoreless eighth, but allowed a couple hits.

Both Jemile Weeks and Francisco Peguero were 3-5. Quintin Barry doubled and tripled.

Bowie Baysox 2, Harrisburg Senators 8

Along with Christian Walker, Nats prospect Michael Taylor has probably been one of the hottest hitters in the Eastern League this season. Today, he got the upper hand. Walker went hitless, while Taylor passed Walker for the league lead in homers, swatting his 13th off of Tim Berry. After Saturday's 0 fer, Dariel Alavarez went 2-4 with a double.

About's pretty ugly. The young lefty allowed two homers and five earned runs. He seemed to have cruised through the first two innings without much difficulty, but then the Senators began raining extra base hits down on the Baysox. By the end of the sixth, the Senators had built what would be an insurmountable four run lead that they would even expand on a bit later. For a 23 year old in the Eastern League, though, two clunkers in ten starts is nothing to be hugely concerned about.

Frederick Keys 1, Wilmington Blue Rocks 3

Parker Bridwell has now managed to string together three starts in which he's walked seven batters and struck out 21 over 19.1 innings. This has been his best run of form this season and one hopes he can keep it up. Mychal Givens followed Bridwell's solid effort with two scoreless innings, but Gene Escat allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the eighth.

...and, oh, how Mr. Celery danced.

The Keys were 0-8 with RISP on the day wasting doubles by Glynn Davis, Tucker Nathans and Wynston Sawyer. Brenden Webb was even stranded after tripling, albeit with two outs.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 2

Hunter Harvey did not find the Intimidators to be that, exactly. Harvey struck out seven hitters in four innings. Dylan Rheault pitched three scoreless innings in relief and was credited with the win.

Would it surprise you if I told you that Mike Yastrzemski threw out another baserunner from the outfield? He did. He also had three hits, while Jeff Kemp went 4-4 with a triple.

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Today's Games

Norfolk Tides vs. Lehigh Valley, 12:05 pm
Tides SP: Suk Min Yoon

Bowie Baysox @ Harrisburg Senators, 2:00 pm
Baysox SP: Jake Pettit

Frederick Keys @ Wilmington Blue Rocks, 12:05 pm
Keys SP: Joe Van Meter

Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Hagerstown Suns, 5:05 PM
Shorebirds SP: Steven Brault, Mitch Horacek