Norfolk Tides 6, Syracuse Chiefs 5
The Tides overcame a two run deficit to walk one off against the Chiefs. Elih Villanueva had a rough day at the office (15 baserunners in 6.1 innings), but Jorge Rondon was able to shut the door. The recent scrap heap pickup lowered his already minimal ERA to a paltry .79. Offensively, the Tides were paced by their Cuban and Domincan contingents. The Cubans (Dariel Alvarez and Henry Urrutia) hit three solo homers and the Dominicans (Michael Almanzar and Julio Borbon) hit three doubles (yes, I realize Borbon is American, but he grew up in the DR). Chris Parmalee singled and walked, as is customary.
Bowie Baysox 6, Erie Seawolves 1
That's how you do it, top of the Baysox order! Three walks, three singles and two steals from Glynn Davis and Lil Yaz? That'll play...or so you'd think. The 1-10 day of former first rounders Matt Wieters and Brandon Snyder was not ideal. Garabez Rosa's two run homer was the only extra base hit of the day for the Baysox. Terry Doyle made a solid start going seven innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Mychal Givens picked up his ninth save of the season with four strikeouts in two innings (41/28.1 on the season).
Frederick Keys 2, Salem Red Sox 7
New Baby Bird Chris Lee was rocked for six earned runs on eleven hits and two walks in 3.1 innings. Josh Hart had a pair of singles and drove in a run. Chance Sisco was 0-3 in his first game back from the DL.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, West Virginia Power 4
With two steals on the day, Jay Gonzalez has seventeen this season and has only been caught once. Gonzalez singled, doubled and walked twice. Good on ya, kid. Jomar Reyes singled and doubled and continues to hold a place among the offensive leaders in the South Atlantic League, though by my count, there's only one other 18 year old that matches or exceeds his output. Conor Bierfeldt winds down his excellent May with another walk (15 this month), a single and a double. John Means was solid, if unspectacular. Six errors didn't help (including three for Guillermo Salas and two for Cam Kneeland, if you're counting).
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Chris Jones
BOW: Tim Berry
FRE: David Hess
DEL: Brian Gonzalez