Durham (Rays) 6, Norfolk Tides 5 (11 innings)
One thing you don't immediately get from seeing that score is that the Tides actually gave up three runs in the top of the tenth inning and scored two in the bottom of the tenth. Norfolk in fact had the tying run on first base with one out, but they were not able to get any closer than that. Reliever Andy Oliver was the goat in the Tides pen, giving up the three runs in his second inning of work.
Earlier in the game, Terry Doyle turned in a minimum quality start (6 IP, 3 ER). Steve Johnson tossed two scoreless innings with three strikeouts recorded. Oliver Drake had two strikeouts in one inning of work. Drake now has a 0.63 ERA for Norfolk.
Bowie Baysox 5, New Britain (Rockies) 3
Well, we don't have to look far to get a win this time. The Baysox and Rock Cats both had eight hits in this game, and it wasn't like Bowie really did so much more with RISP - they had only one at-bat with RISP in the game, although it did result in a two-run home run by Mike Yastrzemski. New Britain went 3-10 with RISP. Sometimes you just can't explain baseball.
Ariel Miranda, the recent Cuban signing who has gotten some pop as a possible bullpen option in September for the big league club, tossed 6.2 innings and was charged with all three runs. He ran into trouble in the seventh, which he could not finish. Miranda has a 5-1 record and a 2.38 ERA since joining the Baysox.
Recently-promoted Chance Sisco went 2-4 at the plate, with both a double and an RBI. He's played in only nine games for Bowie, but in that time he's batting .343/.439/.486 - which does not suck.
Frederick Doubleheader - Keys 4, Potomac (Walgreens) 0, 7 innings; Potomac 7, Keys 0, 7 innings
Not a whole lot interesting to say about either of these games as the Keys and P-Nats traded shutouts. Frederick only got four hits in the game they scored four runs and won. That's something. David Hess tossed a seven-inning CGSO for the Keys in this game.
As for game two, meh. Mikey "Chief" O'Brien, he of the recent no-hitter, was not so good on this day. Irrelevant to anything except that his name is awesome, Potomac has a player named Khayyan Norfork. I do not have any intelligence on whether or not he has ever possessed or penned a rubaiyat.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis (White Sox) 1
Another strange game - the Shorebirds collected their five runs on five hits with only a 1-10 with RISP batting mark. The two errors in the game were both Delmarva errors, yet it was they who won, 5-1. No one with any kind of present prospect stock did anything of note in this game.
Norfolk: vs. Durham, 12:05. Starter: Chris Jones
Bowie: at New Britain, 7:05. Starter: Christopher "I'm Not Saruman" Lee
Frederick: at Potomac, 7:05. Starter: Luiz Gonzalez
Delmarva: at Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: Francisco Jimenez
Aberdeen: at Staten Island (doubleheader), 5:00. Starters: TBD, TBD