Norfolk Tides vs. Gwinnett Braves (PPD)
Bowie Baysox 10, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1
You have to sort of feel for New Hampshire starter Casey Lawrence. At 27, at AA in a prospect deep organization, you wonder if a guy that bleeds earned runs on the regular is long for the pros. To his credit, Lawrence didn't walk anyone, but he was oh so hittable. Only two Baysox DIDN'T have multihit games. Of note offensively, Glynn Davis was 3-6 with a double and a steal, Garabez Rosa was also 3-6 with a double. Tim Berry turned in his second straight quality start, though he walked three and only struck out one.
Frederick Keys 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 7 (7)
Mr. Celery had the last laugh in a rain-shortened affair at Frawley Stadium. The Keys did all their damage in the top of the fifth and the Blue Rocks just kept chipping away. Chance Sisco singled and doubled, though, perhaps more signifcantly, was neither victimized on the basepaths, nor a conduit for errant pitches. So there's that. David Hess struck out five, but allowed five earned runs and walked three. Brenden Webb hit a grand slam.
Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Kannapolis Intimidators 2
Nice outing from John Means. The 2014 draft pick out of West Virginia went six innings and struck out five. This game also marked the long awaited season debut of Nigel Nootbaar who notched a perfect inning in relief. Jay Gonzalez singled, doubled and walked three times, though he was caught stealing.
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Eddie Gamboa
BOW: Parker Bridwell
FRE: Luis Ginzalez
DEL: Brian Gonzalez