Four games, one winner for the Orioles’ full-season affiliates. And those were some ugly losses, too.
Norfolk 2, Gwinnett 4
Tides’ starter Nick Additon had a bit of a rough night, lasting just 5.0 IP and giving up six hits and four runs to take his sixth loss on the season with just one win. So when you're wondering why Mike Wright or Ubaldo Jimenez are still in the rotation, here’s part of your answer. Xavier Avery did have three hits in the loss.
Bowie 8, New Hampshire 5
Tucker Nathans, who I literally never heard of until this morning, drove in five runs to lead the offense. Jason Garcia lasted just five innings but did improve to 2-6 on the season, and three relievers allowed just one run to close out the game. Garbed Rosais now just one hit behind Caleb Joseph for the franchise’s all-time hits lead, and pitching coach Alan Mills got ejected in the 8th inning arguing a checked swing. Quite the eventful evening.
Frederick 0, Potomac 6
Keys starter Matthew Grimes gave up five runs in the first two innings, and the game was basically over right there. The Keys had just two hits on the night. Not exactly a recipe for winning baseball right there.
Delmarva 3, Lakewood 6
There would be no extra-inning heroics for the Birds, as they made three errors and probably ended any chance of winning the half-season division title (and playoff berth) with the ugly loss, as they are now five games back with just 10 games remaining. How bad was it? Starter Brian Gonzalez gave up five runs, but only one was earned. Ouch.
Today’s Probably Starters
Norfolk: David Hale
Bowie: Jason Aquino
Delmarva: Reid Love