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Orioles minors 4/12: Bowie gets rocked, Alex Murphy hits first homer

Last night in the minors ended with two wins, a loss, and a rainout for the O's affiliates. Alex Murphy hit the game winning home run for the Shorebirds while Erick Salcedo stole the spotlight for Frederick.

Jason Garcia had a rough night.
Jason Garcia had a rough night.
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Norfolk Tides vs Charlotte Knights (White Sox), PPD

The Tides and Knights were washed away by rain last night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 10th.

Erie SeaWolves (Tigers) 10, Bowie Baysox 2

It was just a horrible night for Bowie pitching as the team fell to 1-4 on the season. Starting pitcher Jason Garcia gave up five hits and four walks in just 4 2/3 innings, making him seem fortunate to have only given up three. The relief pitchers followed with even more dreck. Jon Keller gave up four runs in just 1 1/3, Bobby Bundy gave up two runs in an inning, and Stefan Crichton had the most successful night of the bunch with one run in two innings. Bundy the Elder somehow managed to walk four batters in one innings.

On offense, the Baysox managed seven hits on the night and scored solo runs in each of the third and sixth innings. In the third Adrian Marin led off with a double, the only extra base hit of the game. He came in to score on two consecutive ground outs. In the sixth inning Trey Mancini walked and scored on a single by Garabaz Rosa. Mancini and catcher Chance Sisco were the only two Baysox to have two hits, and both added a walk for good measure.

Frederick Keys 6, Salem Red Sox 4

It's always nice to beat the Red Sox twice in one night! Mitch Horacek had an underwhelming start for the Keys, giving up three runs in five innings with four walks. What's up with all these guys giving up four walks? Jimmy Yacobonis followed with 2 1/3 very good innings (2 H, 0 BB, 3 K) and Garrett Cortright closed it out with two innings pitched and one run scored in the bottom of the ninth.

The Keys offense was clicking last night as only one hitter, RF Tad Gold, went hitless. They scored twice in the third inning on some very exciting plays. Erick Salcedo walked with one out, then stole second and moved to third on a single by Jay Gonzalez. Gonzalez and Salcedo then pulled of a double steal with Salcedo scoring and Gonzalez moving to third on a throwing error by the catcher. He came in to score on a single by Cameron Kneeland, who then stole second before the inning ended.

Salcedo was the catalyst again in the fifth inning, when the Keys scored three runs. He again walked and again stole second base. Gonzalez followed with a walk and both came in on single by Stephen Wilkerson. Singles by Kneeland and Aderlin Rodriguez knocked in the next two.

Third base prospect Jomar Reyes went 2-for-4 in the game with a double.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) 1

The Shorebirds were trailing for most of this game before scoring two runs in the eighth to go ahead. Alex Murphy knocked a two-run dong, his first of the season. Each team had 11 hits, which makes it hard to imagine that they combined to score just three runs. Third baseman Alejandro Juvier led the Birds with three hits, with CF Cedric Mullins knocking two singles. Both LF D.J. Stewart and SS Ryan Mountcastle went 1-for-4.

Lucas Long made the start for the Shorebirds and pitched five innings with just the one run allowed. He struck out four and walked none. Patrick Baker and Ryan Reisinger finished it off with two scorless innings each.

Today's Schedule

Norfolk vs. Charlotte, 12:05. Starter: Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 1.80 ERA)

Bowie vs. Erie, 11:05. Starter: Jayson Aquino

Frederick @ Salem, 11:05. Starter: John Means (0-0, 2.25 ERA)

Delmarva @ Kannapolis, 10:05. Starter: TBD

For full box scores and details for yesterday's games click here.