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Orioles minor league recap for June 11th

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The affiliates were 2-2 last night as Christian Walker had a big night at the plate for the Tides, Kevin Gausman got some work in with the Baysox, and Mychal Givens continues to intrigue.

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Norfolk Tides 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) 3

Tides’ stalwart Chris Jones took a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing a one-out single. He ended with seven shutout innings and just the one hit. He didn’t walk a batter and he struck out six. Jorge Rondon followed him in the eighth inning and nearly blew the game as he allowed three runs in just ⅔ of an inning. He gave up three singles, walked a batter, and committed an error. Thankfully recent Orioles Cesar Cabral and Oliver Drake stopped the bleeding, with Drake striking out the side in the ninth.

The star at the plate was 1B Christian Walker, who reached base four times with three singles and a walk. LF Chris Parmalee singled and doubled, and RF Dariel Alvarez also had two hits.

Binghamton Mets 6, Bowie Baysox 0

Kevin Gausman started for the Baysox and while his line wasn't very good, he reported no shoulder discomfort after the game.. He gave up four runs on four hits, two of which were home runs. He didn’t walk anyone and was pulled after 3 ⅓ innings. The good news that you can't really scout a box score, and per Tucker Blair of Baseball Prospectus, who was at the game, Gausman "looked like a big leaguer getting his work in."

Next Big Thing Mychal Givens pitched 1 ⅔ innings with just one hit allowed and two strikeouts. Tucker Blair had this to say about Givens’s stuff:

Matt Hobgood also pitched effectively with two innings pitched. He didn’t allow a hit, walked one, and struck out two.

There is little to say about the Baysox offense. They were held to just five hits in the game, with two each from CF Glynn Davis and RF Mike Yastrzemski. LF Quincy Latimore doubled for the only extra-base hit of the game and also walked. All five hits were by the three outfielders. That’s weird.

Frederick Keys 7, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) 4

It’s always a fun night when your team scores more runs than it has hits, and that’s what happened for the Keys. With only six hits in the game they put up seven runs in the first six innings. 2B Jeff Kemp doubled and tripled, scoring two runs, while DH Chance Sisco had a single and double with two RBI.

Luis Gonzalez got the win for the Keys with 5 ⅓ innings of one-run ball. He did walk three with only three strikeouts. Neither Jon Keller (3 BB in 2 IP) nor Cody Wheeler (4 H and 2 R in 1 ⅔ IP) were very impressive in relief.

Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 - 10 innings

This was a 3-3 game going into extra innings before Donnie Hart gave up four runs in the 10th inning without recording an out. Oops. Hart had already pitched a scoreless ninth, but gave up a couple walks, a couples singles, and threw in a wild pitch for good measure to start the 10th. He was replaced by Mike Burke, who allowed two inherited runners to score.

Starting pitcher Brian Gonzalez gave up three runs in five innings (we call that a Tillman), though just one was earned. The Shorebirds made two errors behind him, one each on the third and fourth innings. His replacement, Stefan Crichton, pitched three shutout innings before turning it over to Hart, and the rest was history.

The Shorebirds tallied six hits in the game, with no player collecting more than one. CF Jay Gonzalez reached base three times on a single and two walks. 3B Jomar Reyes and 2B Ronarsy Ledesma each doubled and 1B Cameron Kneeland had a triple. Catcher Phildrick Llewellyn didn’t have a hit, but he did have an RBI groundout. That’s only worth mentioning because his name is Phildrick.

Friday Probables

Norfolk: Michael Bowden

Bowie: Parker Bridwell

Frederick: Mitch Horacek

Delmarva: Matthew Grimes

Check out the minor league box scores and additional information at  MiLB.com.