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Orioles minor league rundown - 7/30/14

It was shutout city for the O's affiliates, as Delmarva and Norfolk pitched them and Bowie was on the receiving end.

Can Mike Wright turn around his season?
Can Mike Wright turn around his season?
Christopher McCain/Norfolk Tides
Norfolk Tides 6, Toledo Mud Hens 0

Starting pitcher Mike Wright put together his second good start in a row, hopefully starting a trend to reverse his terrible season so far. He threw 96 pitches in just five innings, but gave up just six hits and no runs. He didn't walk a batter against four strikeouts. Clay Rapada, Robert Coello, and Evan Meek also pitched for the Tides.

On offense, the Tides weren't short on baserunners as they racked up 13 hits and five walks. Francisco Peguero had a big night, going 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI. Both members of Team Steve, Norfolk Chapter (that'd be Clevenger and Lombardozzi) had two hits, and Lombo added a walk. 1B Christian Walker went 0-for-5, and it was a tough day at the plate for new Tide Jimmy Paredes, who was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Bowie Baysox 0, Akron Rubber Ducks 4

Tim Berry started for the Baysox last night, and he wasn't bad at all. He gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings, but like Mike Wright was not efficient in his pitch count. He threw 92 and couldn't get out of the sixth inning. His control seemed to be part of the problem with three walks issued, but he only gave up five hits.

It wasn't a banner day for the offense, who had just five hits. Two were by 3B Niuman Romero, who singled and doubled. SS Sharlon Schoop also doubled, while DH Kyeong Kang singled and walked.

Frederick Keys 2, Winston-Salem Dash 12

The Keys managed to score two more runs than the Baysox despite having two less hits. They were two-hit through the first seven innings, and in the eighth took advantage of a dropped third strike and two walks ahead of DH Chih-Hsien Chiang, who singled to knock in two runs. Chiang also doubled in the seventh inning, and had two of the team's three hits. CF Brendan Webb singled for the third hit. The Keys did work four walks in the game, including two by LF John "Rudy" Ruettiger.

Brady Wager started for the Keys and got knocked around for six runs, eight hits, and two walks in just three innings. After two scoreless innings from Lex Rutledge, Matt Hobgood came in from the pen and was even worse than Wager. He also gave up six runs, but in only 2 2/3 innings. He gave up two home runs.

Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Lakewood Blue Claws 0

There was bad news out of Delmarva yesterday with word that Hunter Harvey is being shut down for the season. But it was all good news on the field as Luis Gonzalez turned in six shutout innings with three hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. Gonzalez's ERA is down to 2.20 on the season.

The Shorebirds' offense had just six hits in the game, but they added four walks and strung them all together to get four runs. Three of their hits and two of their walks came in the three-run fifth inning. The only extra-base hit in the game was from LF Anthony Vega, who doubled and walked. DH Chance Sisco singled and walked twice.

Aberdeen Ironbirds, State College Spikes - PPD

The Ironbirds were rained out last night and will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today.

For more details on these games, as well as the games of the Domincan Summer and Gulf Coast Leagues, check out MiLB.com.

Today's Games

Norfolk Tides @ Toledo Mud Hens, 7 pm
Tides SP: Tyler Wilson (Our old friend Mike Belfiore is starting for the Hens)

Bowie Baysox @ Binghamton Mets, 6:35 pm
Baysox SP: Matt Bischoff

Frederick Keys @ Winston-Salem Dash, 7 pm
Keys SP: Parker Bridwell

Delmarva Shorebirds vs Lakewood Blue Claws, 7 pm
Shorebirds SP: Mitch Horacek

Aberdeen Ironbirds @ State College Spikes, 6 pm
Doubleheader scheduled with Ironbirds SP TBD in both