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Orioles minor league rundown, 7/27/2014

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Norfolk Tides 5, Columbus Clippers 11

The Tides got stomped, but Christian Walker hit his first (hopefully, of many) AAA home run. Walker also singled and it would have to be said that his intro to the International League has been a success. The Tides satsified their quota of Cuban defectors in the lineup with Henry Urrutia. While Urrutia has been most of the season recuperating from surgery, this was the first action he'd seen with the Tides in exactly three months. Urrutia doubled in five trips to the plate and was also credited with an outfield assist. New acqusition Jimmy Paredes homered, while Julio Borbon picked up three singles and a steal.

The Chris Jones gravy train came to a screeching halt as the youngish lefty allowed nine baserunners and four earned runs in 3.1 innings. Clay Rapada also had a notably bad outing allowing six earned runs in an inning's work.

Bowie Baysox 3, Altoona Curve 6

A particularly odd second inning seems to tell the story of this one. The Curve put up five runs on the Baysox with two away and we're helped out in the process by Niuman Romero, who was charged with errors on two separate plays that inning. Michael Ohlman did his best to bail out his batterymate as he threw out two baserunners attempting to steal second. Rodriguez ended up lasting four innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Ohlman also doubled and singled, while newish teammates Glynn Davis and Mike Yastrzemsk continue to produce. Lil Yaz singled and walk twice while Davis hit three singles.

Frederick Keys 3, Lynchburg HillCats 11

Another day, another workmanlike outing for Mark Blackmar. Blackmar allowed six baserunners and two earned runs in seven innings and got eleven outs via the grounder. In 13 starts this season, he's pitched to a 3.11 ERA and a 2.20 groundout/airout ratio. Matt Hobgood had a...errrrr...challenging afternoon. The Hobgoblin allowed five baserunners and five unearned runs in one inning of work. Eesh.

Suffice it to say, Frederick's offense has suffered a bit from the promotions of Glynn Davis and Lil Yaz, but Trey Mancini did his best to fill the void. The big first baseman from Notre Dame swatted two doubles. Jason Esposito also continued his recent hot streak with a homer and two walks. Espo's slashed .351/.430/.730 in his last ten. Not too shabby.

Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Hickory Crawdads 13

The Shorebirds were on the losing end of a good old fashioned slobberknocker as they combined with HIckory to bop seven homers out of the hallowed grounds of L.P. Frans Stadium. Dariel Delgado lucked out becauase while he allowed three homers, they only plated four runs. Janser Severino, however, was charged with eight runs, four of which were earned. Oof.

Anthony Caronia continues to run wild over Sally League pitching. Caronia singled twice and homered and is now slashing a Bondsian .563/.600/.719 in his last ten. Conor Bierfeldt also homered. All eleven of his bombs this year have come against righties. Josh Hart and Austin Wynns also doubled while Drew Dosch had four hist and a homer for his seventh multihit game in the last ten.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 7, TriCIty ValleyCats 5

Derrick Bleecker and Ivan Hernandez had perfect outings with Hernandez picking up his third save. While Riley Palmer and Jamill Moquete powered the offense. Palmer fell a homer short of the cycle and drove in three, Moquete singled, homered and stole a base. Jay Gonzalez also singled and walked twice out of the leadoff spot.

Boxscores for 7/27/2014

Today's Probables

Norfolk Tides @. Columbus Clippers, 12:05 pm
NOR: "Team" Steve Johnson

Bowie Baysox @ Akron RubberDucks, 7:05 pm
BOW: Anthony Vazquez

Delmarva Shorebirds @. Hickory Crawdads, 7:00 pm
DEL: Stephen Brault

Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri City ValleyCats, 7:05 pm
ABD: Stephen Tarpley