Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 1
Perhaps with the chorus of a popular song from the 80s running through his head, Mike Wright was fairly dominant in his first start back with the Tides. The big righty went six innings striking out six and inducing six groundouts. Oliver Drake proved unable to shake his recent bout of the walksies. Henry Urrutia and Dariel Alvarez doubled.
Bowie Baysox 5, Portland Sea Dogs 0
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/TerryDoyle32">@TerryDoyle32</a> pitches first BowieBaysox complete game shutout since Tommy Hunter 8/27/12 vs. Erie.</p>— Adam Pohl (@PohlAdam) <a href="https://twitter.com/PohlAdam/status/607628094560731136">June 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Much like last night's victor, Doyle is a former Sea Dog and as Massachusetts native and Boston College alum, one imagines he grew up rooting for the Red Sox, Funny thing, that. Another Baby Bird with Red Sox lineage, Mike Yastrzemski, hit a two run homer and Glynn Davis doubled twice. Trey Mancini is slashing .333/.385/.667 since having been called up to Bowie and hit his first AA homer.
Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 7
Sloppy game for the Keys. Phildrick Llewellyn was charged with a passed ball and a throwing error (though he also walked and singled) and Drew Dosch was charged with two errors. The Keys were charged with three other errors and allowed four stolen bases between Llewellyn and Chance Sisco. Tucker Nathans doubled twice and Mitch Horacek struck out six, but also allowed a homer and three earned runs in five innings.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Kannapolis Intimidators 1
Nice outing for Josh Walker in his second start for the Shorebirds. The righty from UNM fired five shutout innings and induced seven groundouts. He has yet to issue a walk in nine innings. After two more hits and two more walks, it's likely no Shorebird will be more forlorn in departing the Carolinas than Jay Gonzalez. In four games versus the so-called Intimidators, Gonzalez went 7-12 with eight walks. His colleague T.J. Olesczuk was also 9-18 with three walks.
Full boxscores from today's games are available here.
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