Norfolk Tides 2, Indianapolis Indians 3
Not ace level stuff from Zach Davies, but not all that bad, either. He allowed eight baserunners and three earned runs in six innings, but struck out five. He's really only had one truly bad in his seven starts since making the jump to Norfolk. Pedro Beato finished things off for the Tides. He's pitched to a tidy .90 ERA this season. Dariel Alvarez continued to build on his modest hit streak with a pair in this game. Alvarez also threw out Jose Tabata. Julio Borbon stole a base, doubled and had a pair of singles.
Bowie Baysox 2, Richmond Flying Squirrels 7
You may notice a trend. Errors and bad defense beget...bad things. Branden Kline, Rossmel Perez and Mike Yastrzemski all erred and the Flying Squirrels got to Kline for five unearned runs. Lil Yaz earned some sort of reprieve for his earlier misdeed as he was credited with two outfield assists and hit his first homer of the season. Yastrzemski has slashed 353/.421/.549 this month.
Frederick Keys 3, Lynchburg HillCats 6
Oh, Jarett Miller. The former HillCat had gone three straight outings without allowing more than an earned run, but was victimized by his defense (three errors, including his own) on the way to allowing six runs (four unearned) over 3.2 innings. Miller also allowed a homer, hit a batter and walked three more. Jon Keller and Dennis Torres pitched 4.1 shutout innings to close the game.
Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Greensboro Grasshoppers 1 (1)
Two walks and two hits from Jomar Reyes? Be still my beating heart. Reyes continues to be one of the best young players in the South Atlantic League. Jared Breen walked twice. He's got a .383 OBP this season, but at 24 is on the older side for the South Atlantic League. Have I mentioned that before? After a couple rough outings, Brian Gonzalez rebounded with his longest outing of the season. Gonzalez allowed one run in six innings. Although he only struck out one batter, he induced nine groundouts.
Delmarva Shorebirds 0, Greensboro Grasshoppers 5 (2)
Much like his teammate Jared Breen, Stephen Wilkerson is on the older side for A ball, but with a hit and a walk in the second game of today's doubleheader, Breen's OBP ticked upwards to .409. Not too shabby in any case.
The full boxscores from these games are available here.
NOR: Eddie Gamboa
BOW: Dylan Bundy
FRE: Jhonathan Ramos
DEL: Matt Grimes