Norfolk 6 Columbus (Clevelanders) 5
After seeing Nolan Reimold and Chris Parmelee promoted Dariel Alvarez is all like 'hey! look at me! look! over here! hey! can I get a call-up? please!' Coming into this game he was slashing a measly .382 / .407 / .671 in June. A 2 for 4 night did nothing to hurt those numbers. Oh...he also notched his 6th OF Assist when he threw out the 2nd batter of the game trying to stretch a double into a triple. Steve Clevenger put up his own 2 for 4 game and drove in 3. Christian Walker reached base three times and scored three runs. The power is never likely to be Plus, or maybe even average, so he'll have to sport strong on-base skills along with gap power if he wants to make it as a 1Bman or DH in the bigs.
Michael Bowden bounced back after a disaster of an outing against this same Columbus squad 5 days ago. He allowed 2 ER over 5 IP and K'd 3 while walking 1.
Trenton (Yankees) 0 Bowie 6
Home run, Schoopy! Schoopy, Home run! After a slow start to his rehab Manny's BFF found his stroke tonight going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and a dinger. He drove in 3 and helped turn a double play in the field. Hopefully he'll be back in Charm City soon. Elih Villanueva must've listend to some Cake pre-game 'cause he went the distance. And he went for speed: 90 pitches thrown with 60 going for strikes. Combine that with the shutout and you have what is colloquially referred to as a 'Maddux'. The time of the game was a crisp hour and fifty-three minutes. Vendors must have been calling 'last call' before you even had a chance to finish your first beer.
Aberdeen 1 Vermont (A's) 9
Last season Aberdeen started off 0-5 on their way to a 1-16 record in June. They are now 0-4. sigh. But game results don't really matter at this level. What matters is what the players are learning / working on. And you can't see those things via the boxscore, but here's some stats anyway. Aberdeen offense: poop emoji. Aberdeen pitching: poop on fire emoji (if such a thing doesn't exist, it should). Just 3 hits, 2 walks, and a HBP garnered for the offense. The pitching kept the game knotted up at 1 through 5 innings, but coughed up a 6-spot in the 6th to turn this one into a boat race. Maybe the players were all just hung over after touring the various brewpubs in the Burlington area?
You can peruse DSL & GCL scores here, if that's your bag.
Tuesday's probables are listed as:
Norfolk: (RHP) Zach Davies
Bowie: (LHP) Tim Berry