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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 7-20-15

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A lot of dingers and a walk off highlight the O's minors action on Monday

Jeff Kemp walked the Gnats off the field in Frederick
Jeff Kemp walked the Gnats off the field in Frederick
Joey Gardner

Pawtucket (Red Sox), 3 Norfolk 7

Christian Walker is feelin' it. He's now hit 3 dingers in his last 4 game, and went 2-4 with 3 RBI for him on the day. Dariel Alvarez went 0-3 w/ a sac fly. Steve Clevenger went 1-3 with a walk. Chris Jones has been a gem for the Tides since he was acquired last season, and 7 innings with 3 ER allowed in this one qualifies as one of his poorer efforts of the season. His ERA sits at 2.79. The defense turned 4 GIDPs. That'll play.

Reading (Phillies) 8, Bowie 5

After a string of good / great outings Parker Bridwell had his customary stinker: 2.1 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 ER, and 1 WP. Shake it off, buddy. Quincy Latimore hit 2 solo dingers and went 3-5 with 3 RsBI. MIke Yaz was 1-5, Trey Mancini 2-5, and Brandon Snyder 2-4 with a walk.

Potomac (Nats) 5, Frederick 6

The Keys walked it off courtesy of a bases loaded 2 RBI single from Jeff Kemp. Suck it, Gnats. Chance Sisco went an uncharacteristic 0-4, but he draw a walk to load the bases in the 9th. Josh Hart had a double and RBI as he went 1-5 w/ 2 Ks. Luis Gonzalez pitched well, allowing just 2 ERs over 6.1 IP. This helped him get his ERA under 7. oof.

Greensboro (Marlins) 2, Delmarva 3

I had no idea who Yermin Mercedes was until a few days ago. Evidently he came over from the Nats DSL squad and the O's put him in Low-A as a 22 year old. He's been tearing the cover off the ball of late. Take out 2 0-5 clunkers and he's batting .500 over his last 10 games with 3 homers and a triple. He's SLGing a healthy .55o over 110+ odd plate appearances thus far. 1-4 w/ a triple and 2 RsBI in this one. Though he added a GIDP and a throwing error for good measure. They can't all be zingers.

Dariel Delgado walked 3 and K'd 3 over 4 innings of work. He allowed 2 runs, though both were deemed unearned. '13 40th Rd. pick Garrett Cortright has a 1.17 ERA over 28 appearances and 39.1 IP thus far. Could he be the next in a recent string of late round pitching finds such as Zach Davies and Tim Berry?

Aberdeen 2, Tri-Cities (Astros) 7 (Game 1, 7 innings)

D.J. Stewart had his best game yet, going 2-3 with a triple and a dinger. Unfortunately the rest of the offense was quiet, K'ing 9 times vs. a total of 5 hits. Lazaro Levya was the only pitcher not to allow a bunch of runs, in spite of walking 3 over 2 otherwise clean innings.

Aberdeen 3, Tri-Cities 1 (Game 2, 8 innings)

Stewart hit his 2nd dinger of the day in the 1st of this game. Steve Laurino went 1-4 with a 2 RBI single in the 8th to put the Ironbirds on top. Francisco Jimenez gave up 3 hits and 1 ER over 5 IP. Garrett Cleavinger has 8 Ks over 5 appearances and 6 innings of scoreless work thus far. Dunkirk, MD local Ryan Meisinger has outdone his teammate with 11 Ks over 6 appearances and 6 innings of scoreless pitching.

Your Tuesday Probables:

Norfok: (RHP) Mike Wright

Bowie: (RHP) Elih Villanueva

Frederick: (LHP) Mitch Horacek

Delmarva: off

Aberdeen: TBA