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Orioles minor league rundown, 5/21/2015

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It was a day for close games throughout the organization...

This is not Sebastian Vader.
This is not Sebastian Vader.
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Norfolk Tides v. Rochester Red Wings (PPD)

Bowie Baysox 0, Trenton Thunder 1 (13)

The Baysox weren't able to capitalize on some solid pitching or gifted baserunners from the Thunder defense. Lord knows Trenton's pitching wasn't in a giving mood. The Baysox struck out 13 times. If you're looking for good news, it came in the form of four shutout innings from Dylan Bundy. The much ballyhooed cutter of Bundy was reportedly on display as the youngster from Owasso seemingly pumped 93-95 MPH buzzsaws at will.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If it makes y&#39;all feel better about classification &quot;Bundy is throwing a low-to-mid-90s pitch with vicious glove side run&quot; works for me too</p>&mdash; ihateprospects (@ihateprospects) <a href="https://twitter.com/ihateprospects/status/601531838876798978">May 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Change and curve have both flashed plus but there are some command and release point sort of issues. Very impressive though.</p>&mdash; ihateprospects (@ihateprospects) <a href="https://twitter.com/ihateprospects/status/601532551811964928">May 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Mychal Givens entered the game in the 11th and allowed the winning run in the 13th. Givens didn't have his best stuff working as he walked two and didn't strike anybody out. It was actually the first time this season Givens has made an appearance without striking out a batter (34 Ks in 24.1 inning).

Mike Yastrzemski and Glynn Davis each K'd thrice at the top of the order, though Lil Yaz walked and singled...and was thrown out attempting a steal. Yuck.

Frederick Keys 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3

Trey Mancini's had a nice month (.324/.373/.459) and his two run homer on this day was the difference maker. Phildrick Llewelyn made his Carolina League debut with little fanfare. The 21 year old Curacao native was salvaged from the Diamondbacks organization last season and appeared at catcher, first base, left field and right field. He turned in a 1-4 day at third base (his profile at perfectgame.com is kind of interesting). Jhonathan Ramos pitched a quality start. After a rough stretch at the beginning of the month where he gave up nine runs in three appearance, Jon Keller has pitched 6.1 scoreless innings in his last three appearances. He has walked two ans struck out eight in that stretch.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, West Virginia Power 4

Perhaps it's time for Conor Bierfeldt to start picking on someone his own size. The 24 year old outfielder has punished Sally League  pitching to the tune of a .538 SLG this past month and hit a grand slam off of Colten Brewer in the third. Sebastian Vader struck out five, induced eight groundouts and hit a pair of batters. Unlike Brewer, however, Vader was able to avoid "hitting in" a run. Rough day at Appalachian Power Park. Shorebirds closer Donnie Hart picked up his ninth save of the season. Hart has yet to be scored on this year.

Full boxscores are available here.

Today's probables:

NOR: Michael Bowden, Bud Norris

BOW: Tim Berry

FRE: Mitch Horacek

DEL: Bennett Parry