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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 5-5-15

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The Tides can't score, while Bowie and Delmarva hold on in spite of late-inning threats.

Drew Dosch is wrecking the Carolina League currently
Drew Dosch is wrecking the Carolina League currently
Joey Gardner

Norfolk 1 Syracuse (Nationals) 2

Not so much a pitcher's duel, seeing as the Tides squandered numerous chances to push some runs across the plate. They went 0-7 with RISP, left 9 men on base, and grounded into 3 double plays. Nolan Reimold, Chris Parmalee, and Dariel Alvarez each had 2 hits in the game. Tyler Wilson was good, allowing just 2 ER over 7 IP via 5 hits (1 HR), 1 HBP, and 0 walks.

Akron (Cleveland) 1 Bowie 3

Some spring thunderstorms provided relief for the Rubberducks in that the storms resulted in Dylan Bundy only pitching 1 inning. He did come out for the 2nd inning after an hour+ delay, but after a lead off walk the Bowie brain trust decided on discretion being the better part of valor and lifted Dylan in favor of his big brother Bobby. 1+ IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 1 K, 23 pitches, 13 strikes for Dylan. Pity we couldn't have gotten more of this...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> Dylan Bundy 93-96 T97. SL 84; tight, sharp break. Lot of 95-6 in the zone.</p>&mdash; CJ Wittmann (@CJWittJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJWittJr/status/595720579845660672">May 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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All in due time though, I suppose. Bobby Bundy provided 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, yielding 1 hit and issuing 2 walks. Recently anointed Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month, Mychal Givens closed out the final two innings, very nearly with no fuss and no mess. But alas, a two out walk in the 9th was followed by two singles, the latter of which ended the shutout. Givens' ERA now stands at a completely unacceptable 1.08...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> Mychal Givens displaying heavy FB 94-96; tight SL 86-87; sidearmed angle provides deception; potential 7th inn arm</p>&mdash; Tucker Blair (@TuckerBlairON) <a href="https://twitter.com/TuckerBlairON/status/595773322165624835">May 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty manned the middle infield once again, with each registering a base hit single. Flarht added a walk for good measure, and the duo teamed up for a double play turned. Mike Yastzemski went 1 for 3 with a walk, a SB, and a run. Brandon Snyder and Chris O'Brien each knocked a double

Winston-Salem (White Sox) 10 Frederick 12

The Keys allowed a 7th inning 10-2 lead to nearly evaporate, but held on for the win. Dylan Rheault and Williams Louico combined to allow 7 ER over 2 IP, each issuing 2 walks and serving up a home run pitch. The Dash, well...dashed to the tune of 6 SBs, with two players each accruing 3 on their stat sheets. 4 via Steel Russel, and 2 via Austin Wynns.

2 and 3 slot hitters Jeff Kemp and Drew Dosch (recently anointed Orioles Minor League Player of the Month) paced the offense, going a combined 7 for 9 with a double, a dinger, a walk, 2 SBs, 4 runs, and 5 RBI. On defense though each was charged with a fielding error. "Sometimes you eat the bear, and well...sometimes the bear eats you...". Tucker Nathans deserves mention for he D. He started the game in RF and ended the 1st inning by throwing out a runner who had designs on scoring. Not today, friend-o. He would later move to 2B and help turn two Double Plays.

Your probables for May 6th are:

Norfolk: (RHP) Mike Wright

Bowie: (LHP) Tim Berry

Frederick: (LHP) Mitch Horacek

Delmarva: (LHP) John Means