Charlotte Knights (CWS) 4, Norfolk Tides 3
The Tides took a 3-0 lead into the 7th and final inning of this game, the first in a doubleheader. But Oliver Drake blew his first save of the year, giving up four runs (two earned) on two walks and two hits. The inning was extended on an error by third baseman Jimmy Paredes. Welp, that's what you get for allowing Parades to play third base. The blown save spoiled T.J. McFarland's first AAA start. Teej went 5.1 scoreless innings with five hits, a walk, and two strikeouts.
As is often the way with Parades, he had a nice game at the plate and a lousy game in the field. He doubled and scored in the first inning and hit a solo home run in the third. Xavier Avery also homered in the game. Christian Walker was 1-for-4 in the game; Trey Mancini went hitless.
Knights 3, Tides 2
The Tides blew another lead in game two of the doubleheader as they led 2-1 going into the sixth. The starting pitcher was Odrisamer Despaigne, who gave up all three runs in his 5.1 innings pitched. When the Orioles signed him it seemed to be for rotation insurance, but every time he pitches in AAA he puts another nail in his coffin because he has not done well at all
Mancini hit a home run in the game, his second since being promoted to AAA. It was the only extra-base hit the Tides had. Walker went hitless but did draw a walk. And if you're following the path of Garabez Rosa from Bowie to Norfolk to Bowie to Norfolk, he's back with the Tides for now.
Bowie Baysox 6, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 3
The Yard Goats out hit the Baysox 10-7, but the Baysox made the most of theirs with four doubles and a home run. Jeff Kemp hit a two-run dinger with Mike Yasztrzemski on base in the first inning, the Baysox only runs until the sixth. In the sixth the Baysox scored two and broke a 2-2 tie thanks to a walk from Kemp, doubles from Quincy Latimore and Joey Terdoslavich, and a sac fly from Chance Sisco (who also had two hits in the game). Solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings added insurance.
David Hess started for the Baysox and had a nice start, going 6.2 innings with just two runs allowed. He struck outs six and walked only one.
Frederick Keys 3, Wilmington Blue Rocks (KCR) 0
Lucas Long (possible long lost relative of mine) got his first win of the season and did it in a big way. Long pitched eight shutout innings with just four hits allowed. He walked one, struck out eight, and had an outstanding GO/FO ratio of 11 to 2. Talk about dominating! Well done, Lucas Long.
Catcher Jonah Heim was the star on offense in the game. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and knocked in two of the three Keys' runs. Jay Gonzalez and Aderlin Rodriguez also doubled for the Keys.
Ashville Tourists (COL) 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
The Shorebirds somehow managed to score only one run despite 10 hits and three walks, so that's disappointing. Their only run scored on a ground out and an error and was unearned. Ryan Mountcastle went 3-for-5, Alex Murphy had a single, and D.J. Stewart was hitless but did draw a walk and stole two bases.
Reid Love started the game for the Shorebirds and pitched six innings, five of which were very good. He gave up three runs in the second inning on a two-run homer and back-to-back doubles. Apart from that inning he only allowed two other baserunners. He struck out seven and walked one and had a 9/2 GO to FO ratio, so it really wasn't a bad start from him.
Norfolk vs. Charlotte, 6:35 PM. Starter: Nick Additon
Bowie vs. Hartford, 11:05 AM: Starter: Parker Bridwell
Frederick vs Wilmington, 7 PM. Starter: John Means
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