Norfolk Tides 3, Buffalo Bison 5
The Bison gave Tyler Wilson all he could handle. The baby Jays tagged Wilson for four earned runs in 4.2 innings. Wilson struck out two while walking two. Steve Johnson continued his streak of scoreless outings and lowered his season ERA to .73, though he allowed an inherited runner to score before closing out the 5th inning. Pedro Beato also pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. Dariel Alvarez led the offense with a 3-4 day (double, RBI) and Michael Almanzar was 2-4.
Frederick Keys 9, Salem Red Sox 8
The Keys prevailed in a wild one which saw starter Matt Taylor removed in the 3rd after having been struck in the head by a line drive. The Keys committed five errors, including two on pickoff attempts by reliever Dylan Rheault (more info on Rheault from this past week at Baseball Prospectus). Great game from Adrian Marin. The young middle infielder (still one of the youngest Keys in his second season) swatted two doubles and walked twice. The Red Sox stole a staggering eight bases off Steel Russell (son of O's bench coach John Russell). He managed a bit of revenge by throwing out a baserunner and driving in four runs Journeyman lefty Cody Wheeler picked up the win for the Keys. The Keys managed to come back to win it in the ninth.
Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Savannah Sand Gnats 6
In an odd coincidence, the Shorebirds, like their organizational big brothers, came back from two runs down in the ninth inning and were charged with five errors. Jamill Moquete homered and is now slashing .257/.422/,600 on the year. Conor Bierfeldt doubled twice and Jared Breen walked twice (.371 OBP). Starter John Means was victimized not only by errors, but by his own inability (along with Alex Murphy) to hold runners. The Sand Gnats stole three bases off the pair and while Murphy was able to Wuilmer Becerra once, he was also charged with a throwing error. In his own defense, Means struck out five, walked none and induced seven outs via the groundball. Donnie "Please" Hart picked up his fifth save.
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NOR: Mike Wright
BOW: Tim Berry
FRE: Mitch Horacek
DEL: Bennett Parry