Norfolk Tides 11, Toledo Mud Hens 4
Josh Stinson allowed a pair of home runs in 5.1 innings. Everyone else shut the Mud Hens down the rest of the way.
The Tides went on an offensive rampage to complete their four game sweep of the Mud Hens and Cpl. Maxwell Klinger shed a tear in heaven. Christian Walker was 3-5 and Dariel Alvarez was 2-5 with a pair of RBI. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. hit a grand slam and doubled. David Freitas was also rewarded for his three walk effort with a demotion to Bowie.
Bowie Baysox 9, Altoona Curve 1
Zach Davies straight up dominated the Curve. In seven innings, Davies K'd seven and induced nine groundouts. Davies allowed six baserunners and an earned run.
The Baysox attack was paced by new kid Glynn Davis who stroked two doubles, scored to runs and drove in two runs. Three other Baysox doubled and Ronald Bermudez hit his fourth homer of the season. The Baysox turned a pair of double plays for Davies, but Garanez Rosa was charged with his 19th error of the season.
Frederick Keys 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5
If you're a 26 year old toiling in the Carolina League, you should perform. Perhaps it's by this yardstick that Chih-Hsien Chiang should be judged, but, heck...Chiang had a pair of singles, a pair of walks and a pair of outfield assists in his third game since being demoted.
The pitching for the Keys was a bit rough around the edges as the evil twin of Parker Bridwell showed up. Brodwell allowed 12 baserunners in 5.2 innings, including four walks. Jimmy Yacabonis was able to bail the Keys out of jam created by Bridwell in the sixth, but was unable to save himself. The Pelicans plated two runs against Jimmy the Yak in the seventh to take the lead. Yacabonis had gone seven innings across five appearances without allowing a run.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Rome Braves 4
The Shorebirds squandered a sparkling effort from Luis Gonzalez and nearly allowed this one to get away from them, but Josh Hart sparked a ninth inning rally that put the Braves down for good.
Gonzalez logged his second straight scoreless outing, this one more impressive than the last. He struck out eight batters in six innings and walked none. Dylan Rheault and Donnie Hart each allowed a pair of runs in the following innings.
Josh Hart singled, walked and struck out three times, but he reached base on an error with no outs in the top of the ninth to start the five run rally that put the Shorebirds on top for good. Anthony Caronia, an unheralded middle infielder from the University of Tampa, went 4-5. Caronia has quietly put together a nice season slashing .350/.414/.400
Aberdeen Ironbirds 2, Connecticut Tigers 5
Tanner Chleborad pitched the longest outing of his short career, going five innings and allowing an earned run. The lanky 21 year old from South Dakota induced nine groundouts, struck out a pair and walked none. Matt Trowbridge followed Chleborad and had an eventful outing. Trowbridge allowed a single and a walk, but all Tiger outs made in his 1.2 innings were via strike out.
Jamill Moquete was basically the offense. He doubled and hit a solo homer. After a rough start to his pro career, Moquete has slugged nearly .700 in his last ten games.
Rookie League Notes
- 18 year old Edward Fabian picked up the win for the DSL O's Dos with four strikeouts in three scoreless innings
- Jomar Reyes singled and tripled as the GCL O's fell to the GCL Twins; he's slugging .575 in his last ten games