Durham (Rays) 4, Norfolk Tides 2 (10 innings)
Garabez Rosa got himself a promotion from Bowie to Norfolk and he welcomed himself to the next level up by having a 2-4 night in which he hit a home run. That is a good night for him. Rosa is playing second base for the Tides. Norfolk had a total of eight hits. Catcher Audry Perez was the other player with a multi-hit game - he's batting .481 in his seven games of work.
This one went to extra innings, where a Michael Almanzar error - already his sixth - ended up costing the Tides an out and led to the runs scoring. Earlier in the game, Terry Doyle, last year's success story from Bowie, pitched a decent game, working 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
Bowie Baysox 6, Harrisburg (Walgreens) 4
An ongoing question of this feature is: Why the heck is Trey Mancini still at Bowie? The guy dominated the level in half a season last year and he's picking up 2016 where he left off 2015. Mancini went 3-5 in this game, blasting his sixth home run of the young season. No one on the big league club even has six homers yet. Tides first baseman Joey Terdoslavich is batting .163/.300/.163. This isn't hard here.
It was Mancini's two run home run that pushed the Baysox from a 4-3 deficit to a 5-4 lead. He's the man.
Having a nice enough night was Baysox starter David Hess, who gave up four runs, but only two were earned, in six innings of work. Hess allowed nine hits but only one walk while striking out three. Hess also threw three wild pitches in the game, so it wasn't the greatest day at the office for catcher Chance Sisco (0-3 with a walk).
Lynchburg (Cubs) 5, Frederick Keys 0
The Keys only got two hits in this game and committed three errors, so the less said about it, the better. Jomar Reyes committed two of the errors, both on throws. Oops. The errors led to three unearned runs that scored while hard-throwing lefty Tanner Scott was pitching. Scott struck out four batters in 1.2 innings of work, but he also walked three guys. Throw strikes!
Kannapolis (White Sox) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug. Delmarva pitchers were the bug on Thursday and that's that.
Baltimore dude Alex Murphy had a 1-4 night and drew a walk, so it could have been worse for him. Three of the eight Shorebirds hits came off the bat of catcher Yermin Mercedes. All three were doubles. Mercedes is 23 and repeating Low-A, which tells us something about his prospect potential, but still - he's batting .375/.412/.625 through nine games. More power to him.
Today's Scheduled Games
Norfolk: vs. Durham, 7:05. Starter: Ariel Miranda
Bowie: vs. Harrisburg, 6:35. (Fireworks!) Starter: Parker Bridwell
Frederick: at Lynchburg, 6:30. Starter: Mitch Horacek
Delmarva: at Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: Reid Love
For complete box scores from Thursday's games, check out here.