Louisville (Reds) 4, Norfolk Tides 2
That magical knuckleballer, Eddie Gamboa, threw four good innings for the Tides, but then the fifth inning happened and things weren't so good. Gamboa gave up three of the five hits he surrendered in the inning, as well as one of his two walks. Three runs scored and he could not complete the inning, which was all that the Bats would need to beat Norfolk on Wednesday. Later in the game, Pedro Beato tossed 1.1 scoreless innings, while Oliver Drake had a scoreless eighth. Beato's ERA is now 1.16. Drake's is 0.96.
Tides hitters only had six hits all game. You won't win many games like that. Third baseman Michael Almanzar had three of the four hits, which is good, but is now batting .227, which is not so good. Audry Perez (.217 average) had a pair of hits, including a double.
Bowie Baysox 3, Trenton (Yankees) 1
I wrote about Branden Kline yesterday and then he left his start in this game in the second inning with forearm tightness. You never want to see that. Hopefully the news does not prove to be the worst that it could be.
Without Kline, Bowie was able to patch together a decent game, managing to win even despite being outhit 8-5 over the course of the game. Baysox pitchers held the Thunder to a 1-11 with runners in scoring position in the game. The Baysox were helped along by clumping three of their five hits all in one inning, with a two-run double off the bat of Glynn Davis providing the decisive runs in the eighth inning of the contest. Recent trade acquisition Ben Rowen pitched a scoreless ninth and got the save. He has a 1.93 ERA for Bowie.
Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 6, Frederick Keys 4
Keys starter Jarrett Miller walked six and gave up four hits in only 4.1 innings, though somehow he only gave up three runs while he was in the game. It was reliever Jimmy Yacabonis who took the loss for giving up a run in 1.2 innings of work. That's what four hits will do to you, although all five outs he recorded were strikeouts.
Drew Dosch, Trey Mancini, and Tucker Nathans all had multi-hit games for Frederick. Nathans hit his third home run of the year in the first inning, giving the Keys a 3-0 lead that held until Miller surrendered three runs in the fifth. Nathans is now batting over .300 for the Carolina League season.
Lakewood (Phillies) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 5
Lakewood's three-run eighth inning did in the Shorebirds. The runs scored off of reliever Derrick Bleeker, who also left the game with forearm tightness after throwing out a batter who attempted to reach on a bunt to lead off the ninth inning.
For Delmarva, South Atlantic League RBI leader Conor Bierfeldt picked up another two with his first triple of the season. Elier Leyva hit a two-run home run, his first homer of the year, in the fourth inning, and first baseman Cameron Kneeland had a pair of doubles.
If you are interested, you can view the complete box scores here.
Thursday's Probable Pitchers
Norfolk: Michael Bowden
Bowie: Dylan Bundy
Frederick: Jhonathan Ramos
Delmarva: Sebastian Vader