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Orioles minor league rundown, 5/3/2015

Chris O'Brien's heroics highlighted a mixed day for the Baby Birds
Chris O'Brien's heroics highlighted a mixed day for the Baby Birds
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Norfolk Tides 3, Rochester Red Wings 7

Zach Davies was pulled with two outs in the first after having allowed four earned runs, four hits and two walks. The Tides offense was shut down by Twins prospect Alex Meyer. Michael Almanzar notched a pair of hits while Christian Walker and Chris Parmalee each walked twice.

Bowie Baysox 11, Hagerstown Suns 9

The Baysox walked it off on a pinch hit grand slam from Chris O'Brien (.600 SLG). It was the team leading fourth homer for the catcher sent over from the Dodgers organization in the Ryan Webb trade. David Freitas and Derek Gibson also homered while Glynn Davis was 3-5 with a double and a triple. Jason Esponsito was 4-4 with a double and a walk while Brandon Snyder also doubled. In true Parker Bridwell fashion, an outing after tossing a gem, Bridwell had a real stinker of an afternoon. Bridwell allowed seven baserunners and six earned runs in two innings. Terry Doyle threw four innings in relief allowing an earned run, no walks and striking out five.

Frederick Keys 3, Carolina Mudcats 13

The Keys put sixteen men on base and only managed three runs. Add to that the seven unearned runs hung on reliever Nik Nowottnick and you get the sense that the Keys were maybe snakebitten from the start of this one. Trey Mancini walked twice, singled, doubled and tripled

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Augusta GreenJackets 3

Matt Grimes seemingly worked through the GreenJackets on cruise control until getting BABIP'd to death in the sixth. Grimes allowed three consecutive singles to start the inning, committed an error on a pickoff attempt and allowed a double before yielding to Stefan Crichton. The righty from TCU went the final 3.1 innings to pick up his second save of the season. Offensively, Jonah Heim and Alex Murphy continued to pace the Shorebirds offense. The two catching prospects each had a pair of hits. Conor Bierfeldt homered for the second time in as many games while Stephen Wilkerson bumped his OBP up to .473 with a walk and a single.

Boxscores available here.

Today's Probables:

NOR: Eddie Gamboa

BOW: Branden Kline

FRE: TBD

DEL: Sebastian Vader