Norfolk Tides 5. Pawtucket Red Sox 4
In true recent Orioles fashion, Tyler Wilson got roughed up in the first inning, however, Wilson rebounded to pitch six scoreless innings. Henry Urrutia, Dariel Alvarez and Christian Walker all doubled to help the Tides come back.
Christian Walker is ! He belts a two-run double to left, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Walker now has 13 RBI since the All-Star break!— Norfolk Tides (@NorfolkTides) July 23, 2015
The Tides completed a four game sweep of the Red Sox.
Bowie Baysox 6, Harrisburg Senators 2
Another fine outing for Joe Gunkel. The former Red Sox farmhand allowed an earned run over over innings. It was Gunkel's fifth outing of seven innings with less than three runs. Recent-ish acquisition Richard Rodriguez struck out three in two scoreless innings. Trey Mancini, Quincy Latimore and Brandon Snyder all got in on #yearofthetriple festivities accounting for five of the six runs driven in by Baysox batters. Mancini also singled and walked.
Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 1
David Hess went punch for punch with Nats phenom Lucas Giolito. Both went six innings, walked two and struck out six, but Giolito gave up an opposite field blast to Chance Sisco.
David Hess out after 6 IP tonight: Since All-Star break: 35 IP, 30 K, 20 H, 5 R, 11 BB.— Reggie (@gopherballs) July 24, 2015
Jay Gonzalez and Josh Hart each singled and got caught stealing while "Simply" Tad Gold walked twice. Cody Wheeler and Donnie "Please" Hart closed the game out with Wheeler picking up his league leading 16th save.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Charleston RiverDogs 2
Brian Gonzalez had possibly his best outing of the season. The second year man from Miami struck out seven and walked one six innings. Garrett Cortright picked up his tenth save in a scoreless inning of work. Cortright has not allowed an earned run since May. The Shorebirds worked RiverDogs pitchers for six walks while Cam Kneeland and Ademar Rifaela each had multihit games.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 6, State College Spikes 5 (14)
The Ironbirds walked it off on a Spikes error in the 14th inning to complete a three game sweep. The Spikes worked 10 walks off of Ironbirds pitching and Ironbirds batters struck out fifteen times, but somehow they prevailed. Daniel Ayers, Elias PInales and Garrett Cleavinger pitched eight scoreless innings in relief. Cedric Mullins and Randy Gassaway doubled and Drew Turbin reached base three times while D.J. Stewart and Steve Laurino each reached base twice. Mullins has been a pleasant surprise. The 20 year old centerfielder has slashed .305/.379/.407 with ten steals in eleven tries.
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Zach Davies
BOW: Terry Doyle
DEL: Matt Grimes