Norfolk Tides 4, Indianapolis Indians 5
The Tides squandered Mike Wright's first solid outing in a month and a half as the go ahead run scored in the 12th by Indianapolis after a wild pitch by Kelvin De La Cruz. Wright allowed two earned runs in six innings and struck out six, though he allowed a homer. Ramon Ramirez pitched his third straight scoreless outing since signing with the Orioles and Preston Guilmet pitched a perfect ninth.
The Tides ran wild on Indians catcher Tony Sanchez as they stole five bases on the day, including two a piece from Julio Borbon (18 and 19 on the season) and Brian Ward (!). Buck Britton and Cord Phelps homered. The elder Britton is slugging .656 in his last ten games.
Bowie Baysox 2, Binghamton Mets 0
Zach Davies pitched in his second consecutive scoreless outing as he held the Mets to one hit over seven innings. Davies struck out four batters and induced twelve groundouts against zero flyouts. Quite a day,
Kyeong Kang homered and walked while Christian Walker doubled and hit a pair of singles in four trips. Dariel Alvarez singled and stole base, but Nolan Reimold was hitless. Reimold is slashing .290/.425/.484 over the course of his rehab assignment.
Frederick Keys 1, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2
Another extra inning loss for the good guys today. Jimmy the Yak has had a little trouble adjusting to the Carolina League so far and was charged with a blown save. Pity, too, as Parker Bridwell cruised through six shutout innings. The mercurial Texan struck out five, walked two and allowed two hits in that span. At the end of April, Bridwell's ERA was 7.56 and now stands at 4.07.
Mike Yastrzemski has hit in all four games since being called up to Frederick for a stylish .368 OBP. Trey Mancini also singled and Adrian Marin got back to his doubling ways with his fourth two double game of the season. In addition to Marin, Glynn Davis, Creede Simpson and Michael Burgess have lingered near the top of the Carolina League leaderboard in the category of doubles this season.
Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Lexington Legends 2
The legend of Luis Gonzalez grows! The unheralded Dominican lefty has allowed two or less earned runs in all of his starts and has now struck out 29 batters in 31 innings, while walking 11.
The Shorebirds used a six run 3rd inning to seize control of the game and never looked back. Chance Sisco allowed two passed balls (10 on the year), but was 2-4 with a double and a walk. Drew Dosch was also 1-3 with two walks.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 1, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
The Birds lose again. After last season's division title, this year's model starts off 1-9. The Ironbirds have lost seven of their nine games by one run.
2013 draftee Alex Murphy continues to pretty much be the only Ironbird that hots with any consistency and he drove in their sole run. 2014 draftee Stephen Wilkerson had two hits to run his modest hitting streak to four games. UMass-Boston product Jamill Moquette doubled for the second time in three games.
For more details on these games, check out MiLB.com.
Norfolk Tides vs. Indianapolis Indians, 12:05 p.m.
Tides SP: Kevin Gausman
Bowie Baysox vs. Trenton Thunder, 6:35 p.m.
Baysox SP: Tyler Wilson
Frederick Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks 7:00 p.m.
Keys SP: Branden Kline
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. West Virginia Power, 7:05 p.m.
Shorebirds SP: Hunter Harvey
Aberdeen Ironbirds vs Staten Island Yankeese, 7:05 p.m.
Ironbirds SP: TBD