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Orioles minor league rundown 7/3: O beautiful, for complete games

There wasn't much to cheer about in the Orioles affiliates on Friday night, unless, that is, you were watching Terry Doyle at work for the Bowie Baysox.

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Norfolk Tides / Durham (Rays) - game suspended

Rain forced the suspension of the Tides game with the score 0-0 in the fourth inning. They won't be making this one up until July 24.

Bowie Baysox 7, Akron (Indians) 0

The dude Terry Doyle engaged boss mode and went the distance against the team that used to be known as the Aeros. Nine innings, two hits, zero walks, eight strikeouts - that could almost make a person cry. Doyle has a 2.09 ERA in 77.1 innings over 14 games, nine starts, in the 2015 season. It's fair to count him as not being worth much since he is 29 and still hanging around in Double-A, but good on him for persevering and continuing to show something. Hopefully he can get a shot a level above before the season is all over with.

Corban Joseph, brother of Caleb, had two hits and drove in two runs for the Baysox. He also walked. Orioles minor leaguers are allowed to walk! It's exciting. Quincy Latimore had a three hit game and Ozzie Martinez also delivered two hits for the team.

Potomac (Walgreens) 8, Frederick Keys 3

Relatively recent signee from Cuba, Ariel Miranda, popped up from an appearance in the GCL to join the Keys and make this start. Miranda gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in four innings of work. He also struck out four batters. The damage was done on a two run home run hit by Grant DeBruin. Miranda only threw 67 pitches in the time he was in the game, so maybe that was a manage his workload thing rather than a "he sucked so much he only pitched four innings" thing.

The rehabbing Jonathan Schoop batted leadoff for Frederick, going 1-5. Josh Hart was the only Keys player to deliver more than one hit, going 2-4 on the night.

Lakewood (Phillies) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

In the box score it says that Shorebirds starter John Means took the loss, but don't hold it against him too much. Of the six runs Means allowed in 4.2 innings of work, not a single one of them was earned. The BlueClaws snagged all six runs in the fifth inning.

Delmarva had very little going offensively in this game, and by very little I mean they only had four hits, two of which were collected by the excellently-named Yermin Mercedes, of whom I will never get enough.

Staten Island (Yankees) 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 1

The Yankees affiliate went 6-17 with RISP in this game. The IronBirds were 0-3. That's pretty much the story of the game. Austin Pfeiffer, who probably is not related to Michelle but let's pretend he is anyway, delivered the lone Aberdeen run with a solo home run in the second inning. He collected three of their seven hits in the game.

2015 draftee Reid Love made his Aberdeen debut, allowing two runs in three innings of work. He'd only thrown 36 pitches, so this was probably also the case of managing a workload. Tanner Scott went long for three innings of relief, allowing a run in three innings of work.

Saturday's Schedule:

Norfolk: at Durham, 6:05 - Starter: Tyler Wilson

Bowie: vs. Erie, 6:35 - Starter: Elih Villanueva

Frederick: at Winston-Salem, 6:35 - Starter: Mitch Horacek

Delmarva: at West Virginia, 7:05 - Starter: Brian Gonzalez

Aberdeen: at Mahoning Valley, 7:05 - Starter: TBD

If you'd like to see the complete box scores for these contests, including the farther-down adventures of the GCL and DSL Orioles affiliates, you can find them here.