Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett Braves 3
Terry Doyle has been kind of a fun story this year. It's easy to downplay the performance of a 29 year old dominating AA, but things got sort of real for Doyle when he got bumped up to the Tides. While he's certainly no stranger to the International League, injuries, trades and promotions have allowed him to take center stage in Norfolk's rotation and he's answered the call. Doyle has registered at least a quality start in five of his six starts and today he allowed an earned run in 7.2 innings. Doyle also induced twelve groundouts and struck out five. Christian Walker's late season power surge continued as he swatted 16th bomb of the year and David Lough picked up a pair of singles. Oliver Drake picked up his 23rd save of the season.
Bowie Baysox 8, Reading Fighting Phils 9
Ariel Miranda experienced the toughest outing of his American career to date as he was tagged for seven earned runs in 3.1 innings. Miranda walked five and allowed seven hits, including the first homer since his July promotion to Bowie. Chance Sisco slugged an Earl Weaver Special, Corban Joseph singled and doubled and Garabez Rosa chipped in a single and a triple. Old standby Quincy Latimore doubled and drove in a pair of runs.
Frederick Keys 4, Winston-Salem Dash 3
Dash pitching worked the Keys for 15 punchouts, yet somehow the Keys prevailed. Dash reliever Brad Goldberg was charged with allowing three ninth runs, including the go ahead. That inning saw well-timed extra base hits from Conor Bierfeldt and Anthony Caronia. Caronia, who had doubled earlier in the game tripled and stole home.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Hickory Crawdads 1
Dariel Delgado turned in one of his finest outings of the season. The youngish (22) Cuban import struck out five and allowed a single earned run over seven innings. Ademar Rifaela contributed a pair of singled in support of Delgado.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 9, Vermont Lake Monsters 5
Cedric Mullins was a homer shy of a cycle. In eleven games since the All Star Game, Mullins has slashed .409/.500/.614. Randolph Gassaway also had three hits and has slashed .452/.469/.548. Ryan Mountcastle picked up a apir of hits after a brief drought. Cristian Alvarado had walked seven batters in his last outing, so it must have been a relief for his coaches to see him turn in a zero walk appearance through five innings.
Complete boxscores for these games available here.
NOR: Chris Jones
DEL: Francisco Jimenez