Norfolk Tides 2, Toledo Mud Hens 5
Chris Jones started for the Tides and gave up all five runs (three earned) in seven innings pitched. He was let down by his defense as both 1B Christian Walker and 2B Jimmy Paredes made errors in the field. Suk-Min Yoon, just activated from the disabled list, pitched one inning with one hit allowed.
The Tides offense managed just two runs despite 13 hits. They were all singles, which is kind of amazing. DH Henry Urrutia and Paredes had three hits each, while catcher Steve Clevenger had two hits.
Bowie Baysox 8, Binghamton Mets 9
Binghampton scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to steal this game away from the Baysox. The offense got off to a quick start with a three-run homer from 2B Buck Britton. They also got home runs from SS Garabaz Rosa and and CF Glynn Davis. It was a big night for Rosa, who also had two doubles. LF Mike Yastrzemski singled and doubled, and catcher Michael Ohlman went 0-for-4.
Jake Petit started for the Baysox and only lasted four inning with three runs allowed. He gave up two home runs, and was pulled after a laborious fourth inning and 88 pitches thrown. Marcel Prado and Jason Gurka both gave up runs in relief, then closer Oliver Drake gave up the lead on a double and a triple, then lost the game on a wild pitch.
Frederick Keys 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2
Branden Kline had a good night for the Keys, pitching six shutout innings. He struck out three and walked three, which isn't great. All six hits he allowed were singles. Both Wilmington runs came with Jesse Beal pitching in relief.
3B Jason Esposito homered as part of his three-hit day, and SS Adrian Marin singled and doubled.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Lakewood Blue Claws 7
The Shorebirds scored three runs in the third inning to take a lead in last night's game, but then the bats fell asleep as the Blue Claws came back to win. Catcher Chance Sisco had three hits in the game. CF Josh Hart, 3B Drew Dosch, and 2B Jeff Kemp all singled twice.
Bennett Parry, back from his adventures in Aberdeen, gave up five runs in just 4 2/3 innings. Dosch made a critical fielding error with two outs in the fifth inning that allowed two runs to score and the inning to continue. That hurt Parry, who gave up only four hit in his outing.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, State College Spikes 4 (10)
David Hess started for the Ironbirds and gave up just one run in four innings, then Luc Rennie (formerly of the Shorebirds) gave up four more runs in six innings of relief.
The Ironbirds were down 4-3 in the ninth but scored one run in the ninth to tie it and another in the tenth to win it. 3B Austin Anderson had three hits, including a double. 2B Federico Castagnini had two singles. Catcher Alex Murphy had one hit, and Cory, son of David Segui, went hitless.
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Norfolk Tides @ Buffalo Bisons, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: Steve Johnson (#TEAMSTEVE)
Bowie Baysox @ Binghamton Mets, 7:05 pm
Baysox SP: Anthony Vasquez
Frederick Keys @ Wilmington Blue Rocks, 7:05 pm
Keys SP: Sebastian Vader
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Lakewood Blue Claws, 7:05 pm
Shorebirds SP: Janser Severino
Aberdeen Ironbirds @ Williamsport Crosscutters, 7:05 pm
Ironbirds SP: TBD