Rochester (Twins) 1 Norfolk 2
Henry Urrutia and Nolan Riemold each had two hits for the Tides, who have scored just 12 runs over their last 5 games now. Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez each went 0 for 3. Elih Villanueva tossed 5.1 scoreless innings and K'd 4.
Bowie 3 Richmond (Giants) 2
Terry Doyle allowed 7 hits over 5 innings but limited the damage to just 1 ER in that span. Then the Baysox 'pen was deployed. And when you can roll out 3 guys with ERAs of: 0.90 (Marcel Prado), 1.74 (Ben Rowen), and 1.42 (Mychal Givens), well...that's a good way to end a ball game real early.
And that's also a very good thing to have when the offense is sleepwalking through a game. At one point 15 Baysox were retired consecutively. Bowie was held to just 2 hits and 1 walk through 6 innings before Sean Halton blasted his 4th home run of the season in the 7th. Mike Yastrzemski hit a double, drew a walk, and executed a sacrifice bunt which set up the eventual winning run.
Frederick 3 Lynchburg (Cleveland) 5
Another brief but effective start on the farm as Chris Lee held Lynchburg to just 1 ER over 5 IP. Austin Urban took the L after allowing 4 runs (2 earned) over 2 innings of work. Austin Wynns dropped a catch during a rundown which allowed one of the unearned runs to score. And Drew Dosch threw a ball away to allow the eventual 2nd unearned run to reach base.
The offense created plenty of opportunities for itself, but sputtered to the tune of a 4 for 14 with RISP while leaving 10 men on base. Josh Hart has a hit in each game since returning earlier this week, and a 9 game hit streak dating back to before his injury. He also stole a bag. The 7-8-9 hitters of Austin Wynns, John Ruetigger, and Gregory Lorenzo combined to go 7 for 11 with a walk, a run scored, and a stole base. In addition to his error Drew Dosch went 0 for 5 with 2 Ks.
Delmarva 1 West Virgina (Pirates) 5
John Means was lit up for 5 runs (4 ER) over just 3.2 innings pitched. Dariel Delgado followed him by walking 5 over 2.2 innings of work, but somehow inexplicably did not allow a run. The offense managed just 4 hits. Jomar Reyes did not play. Perhaps that's why.
Your Sunday Funday probables are listed as such:
Norfolk: (LHP) Chris Jones
Bowie: (RHP) Parker Bridwell
Frederick: (RHP) David Hess
Delmarva: (LHP) Brian Gonzalez