Norfolk 0 Buffalo (Blue Jays) 5
Tyler Wilson was touched up for a 3 run HR in the 3rd, and the typically burgeoning Norfolk offense was unable to provide their pitcher with any run support. Wilson went 5.2 IP, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) via 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. The one bright spot for him comes in the form of a 9:0 groundout to flyout ratio.
(DH) Henry Urrutia managed 2 of the Tides' 7 base hits. Christian Walker took an 0 for 3, but did reach via walk.
Hagerstown (Nationals) 13 Delmarva 7
Luis Gonzalez took it on the chin, giving up 7 ER in just 2/3rds of an inning. He allowed a HR, a single, and a double before getting his first out. Then allowed a stolen base, single, double, single, homer before getting the 2nd out. The bullpen would go on to allow 6 ER of their own over 8.1 IP.
With Nats top prospect Lucas Giolito on the hill for Hagerstown a 7 run 1st inning lead would seem to be ample. And it was for Giolito's 5 IP, where in spite of not using his curveball at all (one of the fiercest in the minors) he held the Shorebirds to just 2 hits and 2 walks while K'ing 6 of 'em. But the Hagerstown 'pen allowed the Shorebirds to somewhat get back in the game when they allowed 7 runs over 2 innings, cutting their lead from 10-0 to 11-7. Gregory Lorenzo and Creede Simpson each had 3 hit nights. Austin Wynns went 1 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI. Chance Sisco and Drew Dosch each had a hit apiece.
Jamestown (Pirates) 10 Aberdeen 5
Matthew Grimes gave the Ironbirds 3 scoreless innings to start before the 'pen came on and allowed 10 runs over the next 6 IP. There were 7 walks and 2 HBPs compared to just 4 Ks for the Aberdeen pitching staff. That's not ideal.
Austin Anderson continued his hot hitting with a 2 for 3 night featuring a double and a stolen base. His fielding was less stellar though, as he botched two throws for errors, part of the Ironbirds' 5 total errors on the evening. sheesh. Alexi Casilla, who may find himself back in Baltimore soon should injuries to Machado and/or Hardy be significant, went 1 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Today's Probables as listed in the paddock are:
Norfolk: TBD (Miguel Gonzalez's start has been pushed back to Wednesday after the O's pen has been taxed heavily the past two games)
Bowie: Eddie Gamboa
Frederick: Dylan Bundy (I will be in attendance for this delectable pitching matchup featuring Bundy vs. Royals prospect Sean Manaea)
Delmarva: Mitch Horacek