Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 4
Steve Johnson only allowed an earned run, but sort of lucked out. He gave up five hits, three walks and only struck out one in three innings. Suk-Min Yoon made an appearance and arrived at similar results (three innings pitched, six hits, one earned run). Joe Saunders turned in his fourth consecutive relief appearance with the Tides.
Julio Borbon and Dariel Alvarez doubled. Alvarez also walked. Henry Urrutia hit a couple singles as did Quintin Berry. Berry was also credited with an outfield assist.
Bowie Baysox 4, Trenton Thunder 3 (12)
The Thunder took the Baysox into extras but David Freitas hit a walkoff homer to lead off the bottom of the 12th.
Eddie Gamboa got the start for the Baysox. Maybe he's still a bit rusty after his suspension or maybe this is who he is...technically, it was a quality start, but he allowed five hits and walked four in 6.2 innings. He struck out five, but also hit a guy. Oh, Gamblor.
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Mychal Givens up to 95 sidearm.— Nathaniel Stoltz (@stoltz_baseball) August 18, 2014
Givens worked two shutout innings, struck out three and induced three groundouts.
Kyeong Kang homered, while both Gylnn Davis and Mike Yastrzemski went hitless. Lil Yaz also walked. Buck Britton was 2-5 and has slashed .294/.350/.437 over parts of four seasons at Bowie. This season he's slashed .315/.370/.455 this season. Progress?
Frederick Keys 7, Lynchburg Hillcats 2
Mark Blackmar and the Keys swept away the slumping Hillcats. Blackmar doesn't miss many bats, but seems to induce poor contact. The Hillcats swung into 15 groundouts over Blackmar's seven innings. Blackmar didn't walk anyone and has only walked four batters in his last 20 innings.
Adrian Marin, Jason Esposito and Johnny Ruettiger all went 0-4, but everyone else in the lineup had a hit. Tucker Nathans homered in his second straight game.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Hickory Crawdads 7
Luis Gonzalez has now allowed 20 earned runs in his last three starts, including seven earned runs in Sunday's games. His ERA has spiked from 2.20 to 4.42 in that span.
The Shoebirds offense was, well...offensive. Drew Dosch and Creede Simpson hit solo homers, but overall the Shorebirds went 3 for 30 on the day. Josh Hart struck out three times.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 1, Connecticut Tigers 11
The young Tigers really put the wood to the I-birds. Nigel Nootbaar was charged with five earned runs and didn't even log an out. Nootbaar walked three and allowed two hits. Stefan Crichton and Ivan Hernadez threw three shutout innings to finish things up.
Former D-III player of the year Tad Gold tripled.