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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 5-16-15

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Norfolk pitches well to win, Bowie hits well...Frederick and Delmarva do neither.

Bill Vaughn

Norfolk 2 Indianapolis (Pirates) 1

With the big league club pilfering starters on the reg one might thing the Tides would be due for a clunker of a bullpen arm game. Not so here. Michael Bowden put up 5 shutout innings before handing the reins over to Pedro Beato and Oliver Drake, each of whom when 2 IP with 2 Ks.

On offense, Chris Parmalee continues to smack the ball around like an over-sized pinata. 3 for 3 with a walk for him tonight. Oh, and he also had an outfield assist thanks to throwing out a runner attempting to score from 2nd on a base which ended the inning.

Richmond (Giants) 4 Bowie 8

Aside from a 4 run 2nd inning Tim Berry was pretty good-ish. But crooked number innings have a knack for ruining pitching lines, and Mr. Berry has been allowing far too many of those so far this season. Marcel Prado and Mychal Givens did like the aforementioned Mr. Beato and Mr. Drake by each going 2 scoreless innings with 3 Ks. Make that 31 Ks vs. 7 walks over 21.1 innings for Mr. Givens on the season now. Spiffy.

The offense was undeterred by the opposition's 2nd inning sailboat, and sought to put their own on the scoreboard, eventually succeeding in the 7th. Mike Yastrzemski continues to bedevil the Eastern League. He went 1 for 4 with a walk and a SB. Rossmel Perez and Ozzie Martinez each had 3-hit, 2 RBI games.

Potomac (Nationals) 5 Frederick 2

Know who is currently leading the entire Orioles' organization in strikeouts, and it's not even particularly close? No...it's not Chris Davis. Good guess, though. It's Mitch Horacek, who after 6 in 5 innings in this game now has 53 on the season over 45.1 innings. 2nd most in the org is Parker Bridwell with 42 over 34.1 IP. Horacek allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over his 5 innings before giving way to the 'pen which, i'm beginning to sense a theme here...saw two pitchers each go 2 innings. Though unlike their Norfolk and Bowie counterparts the Keys' duo was unable to hold the opposition scoreless, as Dylan Rheault and Austin Urban each yielded 1 ER.

Steady Drew Dosch had a hit in 4 ABs, but also committed a throwing error. Trey Mancini and Austin Wynns each had 2 hits. The defense notched two OF Assists, with Gregory Lorenzo throwing a runner out at Home and Tucker Nathans cutting one down at 2B.

Delmarva 5 Greensboro (Marlins) 8

Since pitching on May the 4th, Sebastian Vader has allowed 9 ER over 11.2 IP. 5 of those ERs came in this outing. Perhaps he should not have come back out for the 6th inning, seeing as he allowed a lead off HR, issued a walk, then gave up a double and a single before being lifted. The offense did not do much of note, though Jomar Reyes went 2 for 4, and is not 11 for his last 35 over his last 10 games.

Your Muggy Mid-Atlantic Sunday Probables are:

Norfolk: (RHP) Elih Villanueva

Bowie: (RHP) Terry Doyle

Frederick: (RHP) David Hess

Delmarva: (LHP) Bennett Parry