Norfolk 0 Charlotte (White Sox) 6
1 for 6 with RISP. 10 LOB. 2 GIDPs. A fielding error that leads to 2 unearned runs. It all adds up to a blow out loss for the Tides. Chris Jones gave up a solo HR in the 2nd and that's all Charlotte would need in this one. 1 - 2 hitters Henry Urruita and Dariel Alvarez combined to go 1 for 9 with 4 Ks. 4 - 5 hitters, Nolan Riemold and Christian Walker did their duty, combining to reach base 4 times in 8 PAs. Noldy added an OF Assist to his ledger as well. Otherwise...this was a dull affair for Norfolk. Moving on...
Bowie 1 Portland (Red Sox) 0
Welcome to the O's, Joe Gunkel! The recently acquired (DeAza trade) righty held his former teammates scoreless over 6 frames, while allowing 5 hits and 1 HBP (dude musta stolen Gunkel's sunflower seeds or something. I'm sure he had it coming...). The Baysox offense was nearly as inept as the Tides' (1 for 7 with RISP, 8 LOB) but they were able to squeeze out a lone run in the 1st and make it hold up for the victory. Trey Mancini has two 1 for 4 efforts in his first two cracks at AA pitching now. Mike Yastrzemski walked and singled in 4 PAs.
Frederick 3 Wilmington (Royals) 9
I'd hoped to make it out to this game, as one Kevin J. Gausman was making a rehab start for the Keys, but alas I was unable. I missed a good effort from him, apparently:
Heard Kevin Gausman pitched from 94-96 for Frederick tonight and touched 98 a couple of times. Appears headed for Bowie next.— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) June 7, 2015
The stuff is what matters, but the stats were excellent as well: 3 IP, 1 hit allowed, no walks, no runs, and 4 Ks. 32 of his 40 pitches for strikes, and 5 ground outs vs. zero fly outs. He'll start for Bowie on Thursday and is expected to go 4-ish innings or 60-some odd pitches.
Dariel Delgado was, well...I'll let you decided what 9 ER over 1+ IP is. He gave Mr. Celery a workout, that's for certain. Good thing it wasn't so hot yesterday, otherwise the poor fellow in that suit might've suffered heat stroke.
Kevin Gausman hitting 97 mph. Looks good imo. pic.twitter.com/D0x9zCOD5F— Reggie (@gopherballs) June 7, 2015
Anyway...offensive highlights include Chance Sisco hitting his first dinger of the season. Getting a ball to the warning track in the Wilmington park is a monumental effort in and of itself, so this pitch must have been hammered. Adrian Marin still can't hit (.247 / .296 / .353), but he did knock two doubles in this one. Bowie local Jeff Kemp can hit in A-ball, .294 / .352 / .435, but he's also 25 years old. He went 3 for 4 in this one.
Delmarva 7 Kannapolis (White Sox) 2
If the Shorebirds put up 13 hits, one might expect Jomar Reyes to have had a big day. They would be mistaken in this instance, as the big and bury kid took an 0 for 5. No Ks for him though, so possibly some bad luck babip. Not sure. Anyway, the rest of the lineup was feasting. Lead off man Jay Gonzalez had a perfect day, going 3 for 3 with a walk, 2 SBs, and a Sac Fly. Ronarsy Ledesma and TJ Olesczuk (really want to hear 3DG try and pronounce that one) each dinged a dang dinger. Conor Bierfeldt went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Starter Matthew Grimes put in a steady 6, allowing just 1 ER via 6 hits and 2 walks, while King 5.
Both DSL squads lost. Their stats can be viewed hither.
Your Sunday Funday probables are:
Norfolk: (RHP) Zach Davies
Bowie: (RHP) Terry Doyle
Frederick: (LHP) Mitch Horacek
Delmarva: (RHP) Josh Walker