Charlotte (White Sox) 4, Norfolk Tides 1
Though this game goes in the loss column for Norfolk, it can still be a positive for the Orioles franchise. Starting pitcher Tyler Wilson had a great outing, holding the Knights to a run on five hits and a walk in six innings of work. Wilson struck out seven batters and was recorded as having seven groundouts to only one flyout. As we watch Orioles pitchers give up home runs to anyone and everyone, it's nice to see someone keeping the ball on the ground. Of course, it is just Triple-A hitters...
On the other side of the ball, Christian Walker and Audry Perez each collected a pair of hits for Norfolk, but nobody else did a whole heck of a lot.
Akron (Indians) 3, Bowie Baysox 0
The Baysox only got four hits, so the less we think about that, the better.
This was the latest of Dylan Bundy's three inning starts, and despite only being in the game for that long he still gave up a couple of runs on four hits and a walk. He also struck out four, so I guess that's good news? I don't know. Of course you're not supposed to scout minor league box scores. It's hard not to panic about anything and everything right now.
Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington (Royals) 3 (11 innings)
Hey, somebody can win a game! It took 11 innings for the Keys to do so, and along the way they lost their catcher, Chance Sisco, who was lifted for a pinch runner in the fourth inning after running out a grounder. The Keys did not even mention this on their Twitter account, so hopefully it's not anything serious. Sisco already missed a little time at the start of the year.
The walkoff came courtesy of pinch hitter Anthony Caronia, who drove home Brenden Webb with two outs in the bottom of the 11th. Over this long game, Webb, Tucker Nathans, Adrian Marin, Drew Dosch, and Austin Wynns all collected two hits. Dosch is now rocking a .305/.382/.458 batting line, which does not suck.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Greensboro (Marlins) 3
The big damage in this game was done by Shorebirds outfielder Jamill Moquete, whose three-run home run in the fourth inning put the Shorebirds up 3-2 at that time. Moquete also doubled, and now he's batting .292/.485/.667 in his time in the South Atlantic League. That is pretty good. That's probably what you're supposed to do when you're 23 (and of course nobody likes you when you're 23), but hey, more power to him.
Also, Moquete has a Caleb Joseph-ian headshot on the Shorebirds website. Glorious!
Saturday's Probable Pitchers
Norfolk: Mike Wright
Bowie: Tim Berry
Frederick: Mitch Horacek
Delmarva: Bennett Parry