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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 7-22-15

The planets aligned to produce a strange set of outcomes on the farm yesterday

Christian Walker? More like Christian Trotter, amirite!? 'Cause he hits a lot of homers...get it!?
Christian Walker? More like Christian Trotter, amirite!? 'Cause he hits a lot of homers...get it!?
Les Treagus/Norfolk Tides

Pawtucket (Red Sox) 2, Norfolk 6

Christian Walker hit his 4th HR in his last six games and drove in three with a 2-for-4 effort today. He is 11 for his last 27 over his current six-game hitting streak. Rey Navarro also went 2-for-4, but with two doubles. Eddie Gamboa K'd 5 over 5 IP while allowing just one earned run in spite of three walks. Jorge Rondon K'd 4 over the final two frames.

Reading (Phillies) 4, Bowie 6

Corban Joseph went 2-for-4 with a double and a dinger. Drew Dosch has struggled immensely since being promoted to AA, but he managed a 2-for-4 with a two-run home run yesterday. Trey Mancini, Mike Yaz, and Brandon Snyder each had one hit on the night. Mychal Givens came on in relief in the 6th and stabilized things by covering 2.2 scoreless innings. Andrew Triggs is another one of these slightly older pitchers having a dominant season in the O's farm system. The 26-year-old briefly made it to AAA with the Royals organization last season before joining the O's. Thus far he has pitched to a 0.64 ERA with 48 Ks vs. 10 walks over 42.1 IP and 26 appearances.

Frederick 5, Potomac (Nats) 1

Chance Sisco went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Adrian Marin was 2-for-3 with a walk and swiped his 18th bag of the season. Chris Lee did his typical thing: 6 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks. Jimmy Yac worked two scoreless innings. Cody Wheeler K'd 2 in the final frame to end the game.

Delmarva 2, Charleston (Yankees) 0

Yermin Mercedes keeps on keepin' on. His 2-for-4 with a double and RBI was all the offense the Shorebirds would need. Josh Walker K'd 4 over 5.1 innings. Garrett Cortright closed it out with his 9th save and lowered his ERA to 1.06.

All the full season squads won. Would short-season Aberdeen and their pathetic offense blemish the farm system's night?

State College (Cards) 1, Aberdeen 2

Nope! A clean sweep for the upper level affiliates. Neat. The Ironbirds scored two in the 7th courtesy of RBIs from Steve Laurino and Drew Turbin. D.J. Stewart went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored the first run. Kevin Grendell worked three scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.92 over 19.2 IP.

GCL O's 12, GCL Twins 0

Hells yeah, O's farm system. Had to write this one up. Jomar Reyes returned to action two days ago, but his bat awoke today: 3-for-4 w/ 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Hopefully he's back in Salisbury by the end of the month. Ryan Mountcastle seems eager to join him in chicken farm territory. He went 3-for-5 with a double yesterday and is slashing .329/.356/.390 over his first 80-odd professional plate appearances. 5th rounder Jason Heinrich (LF) is out-hitting his '15 draftmate to the tune of .333/.388/.433, but over just 65 PAs.

Hell, even the DSL squad in action won

So only the stupid O's were organizational losers yesterday. boooooo.

Today's probables:

Norfolk: (RHP) Tyler Wilson

Bowie: (RHP) Joe Gunkel

Frederick: (RHP) Brian Hess

Delmarva: (LHP) Brian Gonzalez

Aberdeen: TBA