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Orioles minor league rundown, 8/14/2014

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Tim Jacobsen

Norfolk Tides 4, Buffalo Bison 2

Every Tide in the lineup except for Brian Ward (who walked twice) had a hit. If the beats are to be believed, the soon to be promoted Alexi Casilla had three hits. Steve Clevenger and Jimmy Paredes doubled.

Chris Jones was adequate over five innings of work and Joe Saunders threw two shutout innings.

Bowie Baysox 11, New Britain Rock Cats 6

Jake Pettit left the game without recording an out after being struck in the leg by a line drive. After Matt Bischoff allowed four earned runs over the next 3.2 IP, Ashur Tolliver arrived on the scene to kick off 5.1 IP of scoreless relief. Oliver Drahe recorded his 26th save.

Chris Marrero's grand slam in a six run sixth inning knotted things up at five and Mike Yastrzemski's double later that inning put the Baysox ahead for good.

Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

Branden Kline turned in a solid effort for his eighth win of the year. The 22 starts he's made this year almost equals the amount he made between his senior year at UVA and his first two pro seasons and he's 11th in the Carolina League in FIP.

Jason Esposito had two doubles and Johnny Ruettiger socked an Earl Weaver Special.

Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Hickory Crawdads 0

Janser Severino and a supporting cast of Williams Louico and Donnie "Please" Hart combined on a three hit shutout. After two consecutive, disastrous outings which saw his ERA spike at 8.53, Severino has recpatured a bit if dignity and brought it down to a more manageable 4.66.

Josh Hart singled twice and Greg Lorenzo doubled while adding another outfield assist to the already gaudy total posted by the Shorebirds this season. It was Lorenzo's eighth. Chance Sisco was held hitless, but drew a walk and was victimized on the basepaths.

Aberdeen Ironbirds @ Vermont Lake Monsters

The I-birds split a doubleheader, though won on aggregate...that counts, right?

Game 1: Aberdeen 10, Vermont 7

David Hess allowed all six Vermont runs in three innings, but Luc Rennie struck out seven in the remaining four and closed the door on the Lake Monsters.

Randolph Gassaway, stealthily promoted from the GCL midweek drove in a pair of runs on a single, but Alex Murphy continued to be the main cog in the Iron birds offense, such as it is. The young receiver from Calvert Hall singled, doubled, walked twice, scored twice and threw out an unsuspecting Yairo Munoz while trying to steal second. Jay Gonzalez also stole his 14th base.

Game 2: Aberdeen 2, Vermont 3

The bats were ice cold and Hector Veloz picked up his 13th error. Riley Palmer singled and up 4-9 on the day to bring his season slash line up to .269/.327/.407.

Boxscores for 8/14/2014

Today's Probables

Norfolk Tides vs. Gwinnett Braves, 7:05 pm
NOR: Mike Wright

Bowie Baysox vs. Trenton Thunder, 6:35 pm
BOW: Anthony Vasquez
Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg Hillcats, 7:00 pm
FRE: Matt Taylor

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

Aberdeen Ironbirds @ Connecticut Tigers, 7:05 pm