Norfolk Tides 2, Syracuse (Walgreens) 1
Mike Wright started this game for Norfolk and managed to hold the pharmaceutical affiliate to only one run in five innings despite walking five batters. Less than ideal, to say the least, but he made it work on Wednesday.
The Tides only had six hits in the whole game. That was still enough for them to score a run in the first inning and a run in the ninth inning. Christian Walker drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth. That run was charged against old friend Rich Hill, who took that one infamous picture with the cats. You know the one. Walker had two hits, as did Chris Parmelee.
Bowie Baysox 7, Akron (Indians) 6 (11 innings)
Fellow CCBC-Catonsville product Glynn Davis delivered the walkoff home run in the 11th inning to finally bring this contest to a close. The game had been knotted 6-6 since the fourth inning after the Baysox got three runs each in the first two innings, while the Aeros scored two runs each in the second, third, and fourth innings.
A couple of rehabbing ringers from the big league club, Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy, both played for Bowie. Flaherty hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Each made it through the game without incident and could be back with the team soon. Garabez Rosa had three hits for Bowie, with recent trade acquisition Chris O'Brien delivering a couple of hits as well. O'Brien is batting .318/.357/.591 in 18 games since joining Bowie.
It wasn't a very good day for Baysox starter Tim Berry, who gave up six runs (four earned) in only 3.2 innings of work. Kenn Kasparek pitched the final four innings of the game for Bowie and got his second win.
Winston-Salem (White Sox) 3, Frederick Keys 2 (suspended in the fifth inning)
They'll be picking this one up on Thursday with the home team Keys batting in the bottom of the fifth. After they finish one game they will play another, which in minor league fashion will go only seven innings.
Asheville (Rockies) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 5
You know you're dealing with the South Atlantic League when the teams combine to commit seven errors. Seven errors! The Shorebirds committed four of them, which ended up leading to six unearned runs. Poor Zeke McGranahan was charged with four runs in the eighth inning and took the loss, though none of the runs were earned thanks to two errors in the inning.
One positive for Delmarva was leadoff hitter Jay Gonzalez, who had two hits and also stole two bases on the night.
Thursday's Probable Pitchers
Norfolk: T.J. McFarland
Bowie: Elih Villanueva
Frederick: David Hess
Delmarva: Bennett Parry