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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 6-6-15

Gausman gets back in action. New O has a nifty debut. And offensive struggles bedevil the upper levels.

The Goose strikes a pose while with Bowie in '13
The Goose strikes a pose while with Bowie in '13
Bert Hindman / Bowie Baysox

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:

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.

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