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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 6-27-15

Three rainouts result in just Frederick and Aberdeen seeing action yesterday

Josh Hart in action with the Shorebirds last season
Josh Hart in action with the Shorebirds last season
Joey Gardner

Norfolk, Bowie, and Delmarva were all rained out.

Frederick 3 Salem (Red Sox) 1

The Keys scored one in the 1st and added two more in the 2nd, which turned out to be plenty for David Hess and the 'pen to work with. Josh Hart used his speed to manufacture the game's first run. He led off with a single, moved to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt, stole 3B, and then waltzed home after the catcher threw the ball away. Speed kills.

In the 2nd the Keys scored in a more traditional manner for an Orioles squad. Conor Bierfeldt cranked a 2-run dinger to LF. 3-0 lead, good show, lads. Take the rest of the night off. Which they basically did. But no worries, David Hess gots this. The 21 year old 5th round pick in '14 out of Tennessee Tech allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings of work while whiffing 4. Donnie Hart handled the next two innings with aplomb before giving way to closer Cody Wheeler. He would cough up a run in the 8th to spoil the shutout but close things out in the 9th to notch his 10th Save of the season.

Aberdeen 3 Lowell (Red Sox) 4

As many Ks (8) as hits + walks (7+1) for the Ironbirds offense in this one. That's sub-optimal. 2015 13th round selection, Cedric Mullins had 2 hits and a stolen base as the lead off man. Though he also got thrown out trying to advance from 2B to 3B on a flyout. He is slashing a respectable .324 /.359 /.378 thus far over 8 games. Starter Zach Albin gave up 4 runs (3 earned) over 5. Caleb Kellogg took over from there. He was drafted in '13 (17th round) and K'd 27 over 24.2 IP in the GCL that summer. He missed all of '14 for some reason, but has himself a shot with Aberdeen this year. 3 IP for him last night. 2 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 2 Ks.

Check in on the baby Birds nesting in Florida and the Dominican here.

Your probables for this lovely Sunday are listed as such:

Norfolk: Kevin Gausman is currently listed, but he'll be pitching in Game 2 of the O's doubleheader, so we'll call this one TBA

Bowie (Game 1): (RHP) Elih Villaneuva; (Game 2): (LHP) Ashur Tolliver

Frederick: (LHP) Luis Gonzalez

Delmarva: (LHP) John Means

Aberdeen: TBA