Gwinnett Braves 9, Norfolk Tides 2
When your starting pitcher allows 10 hits and six runs (five earned) over the course of just four innings, it's probably not going to be a very good box score to look over. On Wednesday, that was just the case for Norfolk and starter Ariel Miranda. The 27-year-old lefty fell to 1-4 with his rough performance, following suit with the rest of the Tides pitching thus far in 2016.
On offense, it wasn't a terrible night - certainly far from great, however. Trey Mancini went yard, Ozzie Martinez and Audy Perez both doubled, and Mike Yastrzemski notched a hit and a walk. Through 10 games, Yastrzemski is hitting .405 with a .477 OBP.
Out of the 'pen, righty Scott McGough was more than productive with three innings of shutout, no-hit ball.
Frederick Keys 7, Winston-Salem Dash 5
It was a productive night for the Keys lineup, seeing numbers from top to bottom. As four-hole hitter Aderlin Rodriguez notched a 3-4 performance, #8 hitter Cam Kneeland drove in a pair of runs on his 3-5 night, including a sixth-inning solo shot to boost the Keys' lead. Just two hitters in the lineup didn't put up a hit on Wednesday.
On the hill, starter Mitch Horacek grinded his way through five innings. He gave up eight hits and only struck out two, but his work in the damage control department was greatly appreciated, limiting the Dash to just three runs.
Jimmy Yacabonis, the 24-year-old righty from St. Joseph's, tossed 2.1 innings of one-hit baseball to receive the seven-out save.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 11, Delmarva Shorebirds 4
It was a night to forget for Delmarva starter Cristian Alvarado. He managed to get through five innings, but not before surrendering six runs over five hits and two walks. His untimely miscues in the second inning led to a five-run frame for Greensboro, a hole too large to jump back from.
The offense was particularly quiet ... that is, if you take Alex Murphy out of the box score. Everyone's favorite Calvert Hall alum blasted two home runs on the night, both solo shots that helped a 2-4 night to boost his season average to .283. Quickly emerging as a stud behind the plate and at the dish, it might not be long before we see Murphy rising up the ranks.
Bowie: Game PPD
Frederick: vs. Winston-Salem, 7:00. Starter: David Richardson
Delmarva: vs. Lakewood, 7:05. Starter: Reid Love