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Orioles minor league rundown, 6/1/2014

The Baby Birds go 3-1 on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Ho hum...another day, another homer.
Ho hum...another day, another homer.
Bert Hindman

Norfolk Tides 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 1

The Tides got one over on top Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo. The Tides managed to nick three runs off of Ranaudo in the first couple innings and make it stand. No one really distinguished themselves offensively, though Quintin Berry walked twice and Steve Lombardozzi had a pair of hits and a steal.

The Tides rolled out their Sunday forfeit pitching slot with Nick Additon and Brock Huntzinger holding down the early innings. Edgmer Escalona pitched a scoreless seventh in just his second outing of the season and Heath Bell picked up a save, though he is reportedly able to opt out of minor league deal in the next few days.

Bowie Baysox 2, Richmond Flying Squirrels 6

The Baysox were swept away by a seemingly solid Flying Squirrels squad. Jake Pettit was solid in six innings (3 ER, 5 K, 0 BB), but outside of a Christian Walker home run, the offense never really looked like scoring. Walker's 15th home run puts him in sole possession of first place on the Eastern league leaderboard.

Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1

Royals hot shot Sean Manea was not quite up to the task of handling the well-oiled machine that is the Frederick Keys offense. Creede Simpson was perfect on the day with a single and two doubles in three trips. Adrian Marin also doubled for his seventh two bagger in the last week. Simpson and Marin were also hit by pitches.

Mark Blackmar produced his best start of the year scattering six hits across six innings. Blackmar allowed one earned run, struck out four and induced ten grounders. Ashur Tolliver pitched three perfect innings for the save.

Delmarva Shorebirds 11, Lakewood BlueClaws 2

The Shorebirds completed their wholesale demolition of the BlueClaws. The boys from the 'bury outscored their opponents 24-3 in their three game sweep. Mike Yastrzemski led the way with a double, two triples and six runs driven in. Conor Bierfeldt also doubled twice while Drew Dosch had three base hits and Trey Mancini had two. Grege Lorenzo singled and stole his 17th base of the year.

Steven Brault tossed his eighth quality start in ten and didn't exactly have eye popping stat, but held the BlueClaws to five baserunners and two runs.

As is often the case on Sundays, the DSL squads were off.

For full box scores and additional details on last night's games, check out

Today's Games

Norfolk Tides vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: Eddie Gamboa

Bowie Baysox are off.

Frederick Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks, 7:00 pm
Keys SP: Branden Kline

Delmarva Shorebirds @ Hagerstown Suns, 6:05 pm
Shorebirds SP: Sebastian Vader

DSL action resumes.