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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 7-18-15

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Some late inning heroics, some blowouts, and a dearth of offense continues for one farm squad.

There's a 'Chance' he could have a path through the minors similar to Wil Myers.
There's a 'Chance' he could have a path through the minors similar to Wil Myers.
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Norfolk 4, Charlotte (White Sox) 3 /Final 15 innings

A Henry Urrutia lead-off walk was followed by a pinch-runner Julio Borbon steal and a Christian Walker RBI single to put the Tides on top. A good time for Walker's first hit of the night. He went 1-6 with a walk. Urrutia also went 1-6 w/ a BB on the night. Steve Clevenger had 3 hits in 7 at bats.  5 relievers combined for 8.1 scoreless innings, including 3 from T.J. McFarland. Tyler Wilson started and gave up all 3 ERs over 6.2 IPs, including 2 solo home runs.

Harrisburg (Nats), 11 Bowie 7

The Baysox offense tried to keep pace, but Senators lead off man Cutter Dykstra killed any such hopes with a 3-6 night which saw him drive in 6. Joe Gunkel (5 ER over 3 IP), Tim Berry (2 ER over 0.2 IP), and Kenn Kasperek (3 ER over 1.1 IP) dug a hole the Baysox hitters could not overcome. Jason Garcia pitched 2 scoreless innings and K'd 3, so that's nice.

On offense, Trey Mancini did his thang, going 3-5 with 2 doubles and an Earl Weaver Special. Mike Yaz set him up with a 3-4 night with a walk and a dinger. Corban (brother of Caleb) Joseph had a 3-5 night himself.

Frederick 8, Wilmington (Royals) 1

A 5 run 5th propelled the Keys to a win. Josh Hart is adjusting well. He went 2-6, breaking an 0-18 streak he was mired in. He also stole his 15th base in 22 attempts. Not an ideal ratio, but he's still so young. Chance Sisco did his thang, going 1-3 with 2 walks and a fielding error as a catcher. Let's just move him to 3B and fast track him, 'cause that bat is looking quite a potent weapon. Or just let him continue to rake as a 20 year old in High A. That works too. Catching sure ain't detracting from the bat. But a Wil Myers type path may be in his future. A corner OFer who can hit? Oh my stars and garters...

David Hess K'd 5 and walked 3 while allowing just 1 ER over 5 IP. He has allowed just 5 ER over his last 6 appearances, covering 30 IP. Jimmy Yac accrued 3 more Ks over 2 IP. He has 41 over 41.1 IP.

Greensboro (Miami), 2 Delmarva 1

The Shorebird offense continues to look anemic. Please get better soon, Jomar! 0-10 w/ RISP, with 10 runners LOB. How Orioles of them. Matthew Grimes was the hard luck loser, allowing 2 ER over 6 IP. Tough times in the town of Delmarva...

Aberdeen 4, Tri-Cities (Astros) 7

Cedric Mullins did his thang, going 2 for 5, with his 10th SB. Alexander Lee put together a 4-4 with 2 doubles. Steve Laurino reached twice, once via walk and once via HBP. Reid Love coughed up 6 R (4 earned) over 4.1 IP. Kevin Grendell K'd 3 over 2.2 scoreless innings. He's rocking a 1.08 ERA over 16.2 IP w/ 15 Ks thus far.

GCL scores can be checked here

Your Sunday probables are:

Norfolk: (RHP) Zach Davies

Bowie: (RHP) Terry Doyle

Frederick: (LHP) Ariel Miranda

Delmarva: (LHP) John Means

Aberdeen: TBA