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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 4-28-15

Norfolk, Bowie, and Delmarva dominate while Frederick loses a close one.

Bert Hindman

Norfolk 1 Buffalo (Blue Jays) 0

A 2-out single in the top of the 9th by Chris Parmalee drove in Paul Janish for the game's sole run, giving the Tides their 2nd shutout victory over the Bison in as many nights. Zach Davies was brilliant once again, yielding just 5 hits and 1 walk over 6.2 innings. He K'd 5 and threw twice as many strikes (58) as balls (29). He has allowed just 3 ER over 4 starts and 21.2 IP thus far this season, while K'ing 21 to just 7 walks. Between him, Mike Wright, and Tyler Wilson the Tides' starting staff has had a wildly successful April. Nolan Reimold went 1 for 3 with 2 walks, and Dariel Alvarez managed a multi-hit game. Christian Walker's scuffles continued with an 0 for 5 performance which saw him also GIDP.

Bowie 8 Erie (Tigers) 2

Six Baysox had multi-hit nights, including two 3-hit efforts courtesy of Glynn Davis and Sean Halton. The 1 through 4 hitters combined to go 8 for 17 with 3 doubles, 2 walks, 4 runs scored, a stolen base, a sac fly, and 6 RBI. That'll do. In his return to action with the O's family of affiliates, Brandon Snyder took an 0 for 5 with 2 Ks.

Branden Kline scattered 6 hits, 2 walks, and 1 HBP over 5 innings but limited the damage to just 2 ER. He induced 7 groundouts to just 1 flyout and picked off a base runner from 1B. Mychal Givens took over in the 6th and dominated the SeaWolves for 3 innings, during which time he K'd 6 and induced a double play. Over 7 appearances and 12.2 IP he has a paltry 0.71 ERA with a 19:4 K:BB ratio. Might be time to start thinking about him seeing some time in Baltimore later this season. Not to be outdone, Kenn Kasparek closed out the game by striking out the side.

Frederick 3 Salem (Red Sox) 4

The Keys matched Salem's 3-run 1st inning with a 3-run 4th inning of their own, but it was a tack on run by the Sox affiliate in the 3rd that proved to be the game's difference maker. Luis Gonzalez yielded all 4 ER over 5 IP via 6 hits allowed and 4 walks issued. Big Jon Keller cleaned up the final 3 innings, allowing just a lone single and a HBP. Gold Star of the Day goes to Johnny Reutigger, who went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI, and an Outfield Assist. Drew Dosch went 1 for 4 with a double.

Delmarva 12 Savannah (Mets) 0 (5 Innings /Rain)

The Sand Gnats must have been collectively hungover or something, because the Shorebirds dominated in every fashion in this brief affair. Starter Matthew Grimes pitched all 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 11! Of the Shorebirds' 10 hits, 5 were doubles. Alex Murphy was the lone member of the lineup to fail to reach base via hit, though he drew 3 of the Shorebirds' 6 free passes. Jomar Reyes went 1 for 4 with a double, and Jonah Heim went 2 for 2 with a double, a sac fly, and 3 RBI.

Wednesday's probabilistic starting 4 include:

Norfolk: (RHP) Eddie Gamboa

Bowie: (RHP) Dylan Bundy

Frederick: (RHP) Jarrett Miller

Delmarva: (RHP) Sebastian Vader