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Orioles minor league rundown - 8/27/14

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Tyler Wilson was awesome, Zach Davies struggled, and Kyeong Kang slugged two home runs.

Zach Davies
Zach Davies
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Norfolk Tides 5, Charlotte Knights 1

Starting pitcher Tyler Wilson was fantastic last night, pitching six shutout innings with just three hits and two walks allowed. He struck out 10 batters and had a 4/1 ground out to fly out ratio. He did not allow a hit after the third inning. He now has a 3.23 ERA in 11 starts with the Tides this season. Joe Saunders continued to pitch well in relief, going 2/3 of an inning without allowing a hit. Saunders has allowed just two runs in 11 innings with the Tides, though he has walked six.

2B Steve Lombardozzi, who hopes to join his fellow members of #TeamSteve in Baltimore next week, had three hits including a triple. 3B Jimmy Paredes had a home run and a walk. RF Dariel Alvarez was 1-for-4 and 1B Christian Walker and a double and a walk.

Bowie Baysox 10, Erie SeaWolves 8

It was a slugfest in Erie, and the victim for the Baysox was starting pitcher Zach Davies. He was knocked around for five earned runs (six total) in just three innings He only walked one with three strikeouts. It was the first time he hadn't gone at least five innings since July 7th.

The Baysox had two hitters with three hits in the game, LF Kyeong Kang and 2B Buck Britton. Two of Kang's three hits were home runs and Britton had a double and two singles. SS Garabaz Rosa also homered in the game. CF Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-4 with a walk and catcher Michael Ohlman was 0-for-5.

Oliver Drake picked up his 30th save on the season with a perfect inning in which he struck all three batters swinging.

Frederick Keys 3, Salem Red Sox 1

In the first game of a doubleheader against the Salem Red Sox, Steven Brault pitched a seven-inning complete game. He allowed just one run on six hits and a walk, and he struck out six. He had an impressive 9/3 ground out to fly out ratio. He has made a great impression with the Keys since his call up, giving up just one run in 13 innings over two starts.

The Keys scored three runs in the first inning thanks to two walks, a double, and a single, a wild pitch, and an RBI ground out. But they were completely shut down after that with just one hit and one walk over the rest of the game. The three hits were by RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (double), 3B Jason Esposito, and DH Tucker Nathans. CF John Ruettiger had two walks and SS Adrian Marin picked up one.

Frederick Keys 4, Salem Red Sox 5

The Keys blew a 4-1 lead, giving up four runs over the final three innings. Starter Brady Wager, who has recently been used out of the bullpen, gave up one run in three innings, which isn't bad considering he gave up three hits and three walks. Ivan Hernandez and Dylan Rheault were responsible for the meltdown, with Hernandez giving up three runs in three innings and Rheault one run in one inning.

Four of the Keys six runs came in the third inning, the same inning in which they scored all of their runs. They were helped out by the Red Sox, who balked a runner into scoring position, hit Trey Mancini, and made an error in the field in the inning. Ruettiger had a single and a walk in the game and Chiang had two hits.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Greensboro Grasshoppers 11

Janser Severino cruised through the first five innings of this game with one run allowed on three hits, but then it all came crashing down in the sixth. He got the first batter, but then three singles, two wild pitches, and an intentional walk later, he was pulled from the game having allowed a total of four runs. The relief pitchers who followed him, Garrett Cortright and Nick Cunningham, did not stop the bleeding as they allowed seven more runs between them.

Both Shorebirds runs were knocked in by catcher Chance Cisco on a double in the fourth inning. The Shorebirds were held to four hits in the game, with the other three coming from LF Gregory Lorenzo, CF Josh Hart, and RF Anthony Vega. 3B Drew Dosch went hitless but had two walks.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 1

Tanner Chleborad had a very nice night for the Ironbirds, pitching five shutout innings with just three hits and one walk allowed. He was followed by Matt Trowbridge and Josh Walker, both of whom pitched two strong innings. Trowbridge gave up the only run, but he also struck out four with no walks.

LF Jamill Moquete hit a two-run homer as part of his two-hit day, and 3B Hector Veloz also had two hits.

Today's Games

Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls, 7:05
Tides SP: Steve Johnson

Bowie Baysox @ Erie SeaWolves, 7:05
Baysox SP: Eddie Gamboa

Frederick Keys vs. Salem Red Sox, 7
Keys SP: Sebastian Vader

Delmarva Shorebirds @ Greensboro Grasshoppers, 7
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez

Aberdeen Ironbirds @ Lowell Spinners, 7
Ironbirds SP: TBD