Norfolk 9 Pawtucket (Red Sox) 6 (10 innings)
Josh Stinson got rocked for 7 hits and 5 ER in just 2.2 innings. Newly signed Randy Wolf came on in relief and allowed 1 ER over 2.2 innings. Removed from the 40 man roster earlier, Francisco Peguero opted to stay with the Orioles organization and accepted assignment to Norfolk. Properly motivated, Peguero went 2-for-5 with a double at the plate and notched an outfield assist. Steve Clevenger went 1-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Brian Ward drove in 3 with his 2-for-3 performance.
Trenton (Yankees) 3 Bowie 6
Eduardo Rodriguez tossed his best game of the season, going 7 IP while limiting the Thunder to just 1 run, via a solo home run. He allowed just 6 hits and walked only 1 while striking out 4. 67 of his 102 pitches went for strikes and he sported a 10:3 groundout to flyout ratio. Since returning from his early season D.L. stint he has K'd 31 and walked 10 over 38 IP. Remember that he just turned 21 in April. Oliver Drake closed out the game to earn his 17th Save, easily tops in the Eastern League.
Nolan Reimold continued his rehab, knocking 2 singles and scoring twice while also tallying an outfield assist. Christian Walker also notched two hits, including his 14 double, and drove in 2 to extend his Eastern League lead in RBIs with 67 on the season now. Michael Ohlman matched Walker's production with a single and a double in 4 at bats. Dariel Alvarez had the night off.
Wilmington (Royals) 5 Frederick 1
Joe Van Meter allowed 5 ER over 6 IP. Matt Hobgood tossed 3 innings during which he allowed just 1 hit and K'd 3. Glynn Davis and Mike Yastrzemski are forming quite a duo at the top of the order. Davis went 2-for-4 and stole his 14th base. Yaz reached via walk and HBP and tallied two SBs. Brenden Webb with a night after my own heart: 1-for-2 with a walk and an outfield assist. Adrian Marin & Trey Mancini were each held to 0-for-4 nights at the plate.
West Virginia (Pirates) 6 Delmarva 5 (14 innings)
Luc Rennie put together his best effort in a month's time with 2 ERs allowed over 5 IP. He K'd 5, walked 2, and allowed 6 hits. But the real story was the offenses, who combined for 37 hits,10 walks, and 3 HBPs on the night! The Shorebirds GIDP'd thrice, left 16 on base, and committed 5 errors. Oof. Jeff Kemp finished 5-for-7 with 2 doubles and a HR, but also committed 2 throwing errors, his 15th & 16th on the season. Chance Sisco went 3-for-5 and drew 2 walks. Gregory Lorenzo went 1-for-7 but earned 2 outfield assists, his 10th & 11th on the season.
Staten Island (Yankees) 4 Aberdeen 0
The Ironbirds hitters K'd 13 times and managed just 3 hits. They did draw 4 walks though! Alex Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk and did not contribute any strikeouts. Frederico Castagnini went 2-for-3 with a SB and also did not K on the day. Stefan Crichton started and went 4 IP, allowing just 1 ER while striking out 2 and inducing 7 groundouts to just 1 flyout. Alex Santana followed with 4 shutout innings of his own. He K'd 4 and allowed just 1 hit. Nick Nowottnick got touched up for a 3 spot in the 9th.
GCL O's 1 GCL Twins 9
Francisco Jimenez allowed 7 runs (5 earned) over just 3.2 innings. Wendell Floranus added 2 ER over 3.2 innings of relief. The Twins went 4-for-4 in SB attempts off of Ronald Soto. Jomar Reyes went 0-for-4 with a K. Guillermo Salas went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Andres Aguilar went 3-for-3 with a walk drawn, falling a HR short of a cycle.
DSL Mariners 3 DSL O'sDos 4
Carlos Diaz went 0-for-4 with a walk, a K, and a caught stealing. Jose Rosario allowed 2 unearned runs over 7 innings of work where he K'd 5 and walked 2.