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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 5-25-15

Norfolk wins, but otherwise it's a rather shoddy day on the Farm. Oh, and Dylan Bundy might be out of action for awhile again.

Steve Clevenger bides his time in Norfolk hoping for another moment like this one
Steve Clevenger bides his time in Norfolk hoping for another moment like this one
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Syracuse (Nationals) 2 Norfolk 7

Tyler Wilson got the start, but was pulled after just 1.2 innings as a hedge in case he would be needed during Thursday's Orioles double header. He allowed just 2 hits in his truncated start and K'd 3. Zach Davies came on to work after that and spun 4.1 innings of work, allowing a lone run via 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Changeup musta been working something fierce.

The offense was paced by Steve Clevenger, who went fo-fo-fo, and is now hitting a healthy and robust .352 / .413 / .451. Maybe Matt Wieters ought to be looking into apartments in the Norfolk area? Cult hero Nolan Riemold went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 2 runs scored. He has raised his average 27 points in the last 10 games, and is currently slashing to the tune of .279 / .344 / .388. The SLG is not yet ideal, but at this point I think I'd rather see him playing 2-3 times per week than some of the other corner outfield options the O's are trotting out there. Ryan Flaherty went 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 RsBI in his return to action.

Bowie 1 Richmond (Giants) 6

The Baysox had as many hits all game (5) as Richmond scored runs in the first 3 innings. le sigh...Glynn Davis hit a dinger, so that's cool I guess. Mike Yaz was 1 for 3 with a walk. Alrighty. Quincy Lattimore had an outfield assist. Neat. Otherwise...blah.

Oh, and Dylan Bundy has already been scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start due to what may be shoulder tendinitis. Awesome...

Frederick 5 Lynchburg (Cleveland) 6

The Keys jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but two 3-run innings for Lynchburg overcame the early deficit. Jeff Kemp is looking to play for hometown Bowie, as his '15 slash line currently sits at .289 / .349 / .447 after a 3 for 5 effort in this game. Austin Wynns went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 doubles. A plethora of opportunities to blow this one open for the Keys, but a 3 for 14 with RISP is sub-optimal.

Luis Gonzalez left the game after 5 IP with a 4-3 lead, but the 'pen coughed up a 3 spot in the 7th which the Keys could not recover from.

Delmarva 3 Hickory (Rangers) 10

Ronarsy Ledesma had a rough 5th inning as he missed two catches on consecutive plays at 2B. The Crawdads would go on to put a 3 spot on the board that inning. (SP) Matthew Grimes was the innocent victim of that carnage, though he did himself no favors by allowing 9 hits over his 5 innings of work. 5 of the 10 Hickory runs go on his ledger, though just 1 of those was earned. Mike Burke gave up 2 dingers and 4 ER in an inning and two-thirds.

Conor Bierfeldt accounted for the Shorebirds run production, smacking an F-U Earl Weaver Special in the 8th. Jomar Reyes went 1 for 4 with a double.

Tuesday's now Dylan Bundy-less Probables are:

Norfolk: (LHP) T.J. McFarland (look for him to be pulled early a la Tyler Wilson as a hedge for the O's Thursday double header)

Bowie: TBA

Delmarva: (RHP) Sebastian Vader