Norfolk Tides 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 1
If you're only going to get four hits in an entire game, you'd better make sure one of them counts. The Tides were able to do just that on Wednesday thanks to a two-run home run by Dariel Alvarez in the eighth inning of the game. That broke a 1-1 tie. Norfolk was actually out-hit 12-4 by the RailRiders, but the Yankees Triple-A affiliate scored no runs in the first five innings against Chris Jones despite having seven hits.
New waiver claim Jorge Rondon gave up a run in 1.2 innings of work. After the Tides grabbed the lead, The Admiral Oliver Drake closed the door for his seventh save of the year. He has allowed only two runs in 15.2 innings. Bullpen partner Cesar Cabral, who collected the win after finishing the seventh inning and pitching a scoreless eighth, has yet to allow a run in 13 innings of work.
Altoona (Pirates) 5, Bowie Baysox 2
Nothing good happens after a walk. Even fewer good things happen after two walks to start an inning. So began the sixth inning of Parker Bridwell's start against the Curve. When the dust settled, the modest 1-0 lead the Baysox held was a 3-1 deficit instead. Take out that one inning and Bridwell's outing would have been five scoreless innings with five hits and a walk allowed, against three strikeouts. That's not bad. That sixth inning, though. Hopefully it goes better next time.
Bowie hiters didn't help out their pitchers much. They only got six hits all game. Quincy Latimore collected two hits and also threw out a runner from the outfield.
Lynchburg (Indians) 11, Frederick Keys 2
Well, that sucked. Keys starter Luis Gonzalez was bombed real hard in this game, pitching less than two innings but nonetheless managing to give up eight runs on six hits and four walks. Moving right along.
Augusta (Giants) 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (7 innings - makeup from Tuesday)
Delmarva batters made like they were on the Orioles and Augusta starter Nathanael Santiago was actually Michael Pineda. Santiago struck out ten Shorebirds in 5.2 innings of work, allowing only four hits in that time. Though the Shorebirds out-hit the competition 5-3, the Green Jackets grabbed a run with a pair of doubles in the third inning and never looked back.
Bennett Parry took a tough luck loss, giving up only one run on three hits and a walk in five innings of work.
Augusta (Giants) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 5 (7 innings)
An error cost Delmarva three unearned runs, but with starter John Means lasting only three innings and coughing up seven runs, four earned, that could have gone a bit better.
A stronger offensive performance in this game of the doubleheader, though it still wasn't enough. Second baseman Steven Wilkerson had a four hit game for Delmarva. Third baseman Jomar Reyes had two hits including his second home run of the year. Catcher Jonah Heim also grabbed a pair of hits in the loss.
If you are interested, you can find complete box scores for each game here.
Thursday's Probable Starters
Norfolk: Zach Davies
Bowie: Branden Kline
Frederick: Jarrett Miller
Delmarva: Brian Gonzalez