Norfolk 2 Rochester (Twins) 1 Final/13 innings
Francisco Peguero must have felt that 13 innings was too many. After reaching via a single with 1 out in the 13th he stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error. Michael Almanzar promptly drove him in for the tie-breaker. The pitching was pretty terrific all game. Chris Jones started and went 6 shutout innings. Ramon Ramirez came on and K'd 5 over 2 one-hit innings. Brock Huntzinger closed things out with 4 K's over the final 2 innings. Quintin Berry had himself a night in the outfield, earning 3 Assists by throwing runners out at 2nd and twice at 3rd.
Bowie 3 Richmond (Giants) 0
Tyler Wilson was lights out for the Baysox in this game, striking out 9 over 7 innings where he limited the Flying Squirrels to just 2 hits and a walk. He has 6 consecutive quality starts now, dating back to May 30th. Over that span he has tossed 42 innings, struck out 32 while walking only 8, and sported a 2.79 ERA. Neat! Oliver Drake came on with one out in the 8th to close things down, earning his 19th Save of the season. The offense came courtesy of multi-hit efforts from Nolan Reimold, Christian Walker, and Dariel Alvarez, who went a combined 7 for 12 with 2 SBs.
Frederick 7 Potomac (Nationals) 6
Branden Kline allowed 4 ERs over 6 IP thanks to two dingers flying over the fence, but the Keys were able to hold on for the victory. Glynn Davis created ample offense from the lead off slot, reaching base 4 times and swiping 2 bags. Michael Burgess, Jason Esposito, and Brendan Webb combined to go 7 for 13 with 2 doubles, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored. Mike Yastrzemski was held to an 0 for 5 night.
Delmarva 5 Hagerstown (Nationals) 6 Final/12 innings
Luis Gonzalez had his first poor effort since joining the Shorebirds, lasting just 3 innings while allowing 4ER. But the Shorebirds battled back to tie the game thanks to some shoddy Hagerstown defense. Alex Santana made his Low-A debut and tossed 3 scoreless innings. Conor Bierfeldt launched his 8th HR of the season in the 7th inning. Drew Dosch went 2 for 4 with a walk. Chance Sisco and Austin Wynns struggled mightily with the former taking and 0 for 5 and the latter striking out 4 times. ouch. Your nightly Shorebird Outfield Assist was brought to you by Lucas Herbst who threw out a runner at home plate.
Hudson Valley (Rays) 2 Aberdeen 0
Poor Aberdeen, man...1-15 record now. They are in bad need of some offense as they've scored just 27 runs thus far. Their collective slash line is .182 / .262 / .253. ouch. The pitching has actually been really good; sporting a 2.68 ERA with 144 Ks over 148 IP. Jemile Weeks was on hand for this game, staying close as he awaits a call-up once Manny Machado's suspension is announced. Weeks went 1 for 4. Bennett Parry started, but only went 3 IP in spite of allowing no runs. He allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and K'd 3. Hector Veloz went 0 for 4 with 2 Ks.
GCL Rays 6 GCL O's 1
Josh Hart went 1 for 4. And Jonatan Isenia K'd 6 over 4 IP while allowing 2 ER.
Norfolk: Jake Petit
Bowie: Eduardo Rodriguez
Frederick: Joe Van Meter
Delmarva: Hunter Harvey (who'll be in Hagerstown should anyone wish to make the trek to check him out)