Norfolk Tides 0, Gwinnett Braves 1
Dariel Alvarez and Sharlon Schoop were the only Tides to reach base more than once. Not exactly an epic struggle of offensive powerhouses. Tyler Wilson was assessed a loss in this one, but only allowed eight baserunners in 5.2 innings. T.J. McFarland and Wesley Wright pitched perfect innings in relief.
Bowie Baysox 3, Akron RubberDucks 4
The RubberDucks gradually worn down Elih Villanueva and by the time he left the game in the eighth, he had allowed four earned runs. His offense didn't do him any favors as they only contributed four singles and a double off the bat of Garanez Rosa to Villanueva's defense.
Frederick Keys 6, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1 (Suspended)
Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Hagerstown Suns 10
After today's outing Brian Gonzalez now has an ERA of 6.04 in his first full season of professional baseball. He allowed six hits, two walks and five earned runs in four innings, though he was pulled after facing four batters in the fifth. If there's any silver lining here, it's that at age 19, Gonzalez is still pretty young for the South Atlantic League. Gonzalez's colleagues didn't fare all that much better. Pitching in relief of Gonzalez, Mike Burke only allowed one earned run of his own, but he allowed two inherited runners to score. Stefan Crichton was touched up for four earned runs in an inning pitched, as well. Only Max Schuh was able to keep the Suns off the board. With ten games under his belt at Delmarva Ademar Rifaela is slashing .276/.344/.517 against righties. He doubled and homered out of the leadoff spot today. Nats castoff Yermin Mercedes was 2-5 with a run driven in and he threw out a baserunner. At this point, only Jonah Heim has played more games at catcher this season for the Shorebirds and Mercedes has a comfortable lead in CS% (36) versus his teammates. So there's that.
Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Staten Island Yankees (PPD)
Complete boxscores are available here.
NOR: Chris Jones, TBD
FRE: Mitch Horacek
DEL: Lucas Long