Norfolk Tides 2, Toledo Mud Hens 6
Eddie Gamboa allowed five runs in six innings. Logically follows from allowing ten baserunners. Christian Walker hit his fifteenth homer of the year and walked.
Bowie Baysox 0, Altoona Curve 2
Bowie's offense was even more futile than Norfolk's. They were two hit by Chad Kuhl with old friend Jhondaniel Medina (enjoy that Yamico Navarro) picking up the save. Joe Gunkel deserved better. Fightin Joe allowed an earned run in seven innings.
Frederick Keys 7, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 9
The longball continued to plague Keys pitching. Mitch Horacek allowed three homers in six innings. Jimmy Yacabonis allowed a homer as well. The Yak was charged with four unearned runs owing to a pair of throwing errors charged to Tanner Witt. A day after catching, Wynstson Sawyer started at 1B, doubling and driving in a pair of runs. Sawyer will likely be one of the few Keys lamenting the Pelicans' departure. Over the last three games, Sawyer has doubled, homered twice and driven in five runs.
Delmarva Shorebirds 0, Greenville Drive 4
Josh Walker allowed an earned run in seven innings, but three more unearned runs. Tanner Chleborad pitched two perfect innings in relief. Jomar Reyes and Ademar Rifaela each singled and none of the six hits struck by the Shorebirds went for extra bases.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 2, Brooklyn Cyclones 3
Ah, finally something positive. Ryan Mountcastle homered in his first game for the Ironbirds. Mountcastle slashed .313/.349/.411 in Gulf Coast League action and is only 18. D.J. Stewart was 0-4. Pitcher Jean Cosme seems to figuring some things out. During a brutal July in which his earned run total increased every outing, Cosme has allowed only three earned runs and struck out twenty in three August starts. He struck out eight Cyclones today.
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FRE: Davis Hess