Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 9
Mike Wright made his first start in a month and was solid, but took the loss anyways. Wright allowed a homer and a pair of walks in four innings. David Lough hit a pair of singles, while Christian Walker singled and, uh, walked.
Bowie Baysox 3, Reading Fighting Phils 8
I just wanted to say at the outset that I hadn't realized that the Reading Phillies had changed their name officially to the "FIghtin Phils". I disapprove. Be that as it may, Reading's Eastern League squad made mincemeat of the Baysox bullpen. The Baysox held a slim 3-2 lead through six innings, but allowed three runs in the seventh and eighth. Making his fourth appearance for Bowie, Jon Keller pitched two shutout innings. Trey Mancini doubled; both Quincy Latimore and Mike Yastrzemski homered. Latimore's SLG's .604 since the All Star Break.
Frederick Keys 4, Winston-Salem Dash 5
Adrian Marin homered and singled, but was also was caught stealing and charged with two errors which allowed the Dash to pull ahead and ultimately prevail. Ain't that a kick in the head? Every starter for the Keys reached base, but they were a measly 1-12 with runners in scoring position. Josh Hart stole a pair of bases, Tad Gold singled thrice and Wynston Sawyer doubled, walked and stole a base. Making his seconf Carolina League start, John Means showed slight improvement as he was able to keep the ball in the yard, though he did walk four in 4.2 innings.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 1 (10)
Ademar Rifaela walked twice and Jomar Reyes doubled twice. That was basically your offense for the day. Despite all the time Reyes spent on the DL, he still holds a pretty solid team lead in extra base hits. Reyes is still only 18 years old.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, Brooklyn Cyclones 0
Cedric Mullins doubled, tripled and walked twice and the Ironbirds used a five run fourth to prevail over the Cyclones. D.J. Stewart singled, doubled and walked once. Zach Albin pitched his longest and best outing of the year as he lasted six shutout innings.
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Elih Villanueva
BOW: Joe Gunkel
FRE: Mitch Horacek
DEL: Matt "Grimey" Grimes