Gwinnett (Braves) 3, Norfolk Tides 2
The Tides carried a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning but that did not last. Reliever Chris Jones had pitched the seventh inning and came back out for the eighth. He faced five batters in that inning, retired none, with two of them scoring and sending Norfolk to the 3-2 score that was final. Somewhere in this sequence, Tides manager Ron Johnson was ejected.
Offensively for Norfolk, both Steve Clevenger and Dariel Alvarez delivered multi-hit games, with Alvarez hitting his second home run of the year in the seventh inning. Tides starter Zach Davies pitched six innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while striking out five. His season ERA sits at 1.80 after the outing.
Bowie Baysox - off
Lynchburg (Indians) 9, Frederick Keys 0
The Keys were on the wrong end of a combined two-hitter by four Hillcats pitchers. Their own pitchers were apparently unable to throw strikes, walking eleven batters in nine innings. Let's forget about this one. Next!
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Hagerstown (Nationals) 4
Delmarva pipped their fellow Maryland-dwelling minor league affiliate at the finish line, grabbing two runs in the ninth inning to propel them to victory. Jamill Moquete hit a solo home run to tie the game, while Guillermo Salas notched an RBI fielder's choice with men on the corners to score Jonah Heim and put the Shorebirds on top. Donnie Hart gave up two hits in the ninth but still closed the door on the Suns to record his fourth save of the year.
Interesting prospect Jomar Reyes had two hits in the game, although one of them was a double that he was thrown out trying to stretch into a triple. If you are 6'3" and listed at 220 lbs. maybe you shouldn't try too hard for triples. He is, however, now batting .283/.353/.478 in his first taste of a full-season league at the age of 18.
Thursday's Probable Starters
Norfolk: Eddie Gamboa
Bowie: Branden Kline
Frederick: Jarrett Miller
Delmarva: Sebastian Vader