Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett Braves 3
Homers by Nolan Reimold and Rey Navarro were all the offense that Eddie Gamboa and company needed to defeat the Baby Braves. Dariel Alvarez nailed Cedric Hunter trying to make it to 3rd base and Eddie Gamboa treated himself to a pickoff of Todd Cunningham. In relief of Gamboa, Steve Johnson completed his fourth consecutive scoreless outing. He's only walked two on the season against 14 strikeouts. Navarro was just activated off the disabled list a few days ago and was called up to the big club after this game concluded.
Bowie Baysox 3, Akron RubberDucks 2 (10)
Bowie won this one in the 10th after opening the top of the inning with a Mike Yastrzemski walk and methodically working to bring him home in a manner that would warm the cockles of even the coldest hearted small baller. Lil Yaz walked twice on the day and swiped a bag, though his OPS this young season stands at .523. His top of the order bro Glynn Davis was 2-4 (.288/.362/.346). Branden Kline went a solid six innings allowing eight baserunners and striking out six. He notched nine outs via the groundball. Mychal Givens vultured his second win of the season, but walked two. Fresh off the Senior PGA Tour, Kenn Kasparek picked up his second save working a clean ninth. After nailing two baserunners from the outfield the previous evening, Sean Halton was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.
Frederick Keys 7, Wilmington Blue Rocks 5
The Keys held off a late rally by the Blue Rocks in the 9th to secure their...wait for it...ninth win of the season. Trey Mancini, Drew Dosch and minor league vet Anthony Hewitt (two doubles) powered the offense. Mancini was 3-4 with a double and Dosch was 2-4. Dosch is now slashing .291/.365/.455. Jon Keller pitched three perfect innings of relief for the win. Since turning in a solid in appearance in his first game back with the organization, Devin Jones has allowed four earned runs and seven hits in his last three innings.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Greensboro Grasshoppers 0
Sebastian Vader twirled a dandy. The young Californian with the superb name went seven innings holding the Grasshoppers to five hits. He only struck out three, but induced eight groundouts. Vader's currently sporting a .92 WHIP and a .69 ERA. Alex Murphy singled and walked while Jomar Reyes went 2-2 with a double.
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NOR: Tyler Wilson
BOW: Dylan Bundy