Norfolk 7, Columbus 10
Norfolk starter Scott McGough gave up 9 runs in 0.1 IP. Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s stats like that that make me want to smack anyone who says, “Well, ANYONE would be better than Ubaldo Jimenez.” I give you Exhibit A as to why you are wrong. Seven Tides hitters had hits, but when you’re a run away from being down double digits before you even bat, well, that’s not usually going to be enough.
Bowie 0, Altoona 4
Joseph finished the game 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and had a lot of company in offensive futility as the rest of the lineup garnered just four hits on the night. Starter Jayson Aquino went 7.0 IP with just 2 ER, but hard to win when your lineup scores 0 runs.
Frederick vs Salem PPD
Delmarva 2, Kannapolis 3 (Gm 1)
Delmarva 0, Kannapolis 1 (Gm 2)
Both losses in extra innings, and not the way Delmarva wanted to start the second half of the season. Delmarva’s Thursday game was suspended in the 4th inning, so it was resumed Friday. Christian Turnipseed allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game and Elias Pinales (4-1) allowed the game winning run on Antonio Rodriguez's RBI double to right-center field in the 11th.
Patrick Baker (2-2) walked the first two hitters in the eighth before getting a strike out and pop out. But Antonio Rodriguez delivered for the second time on the night with his single through the middle to cap Kannapolis' (26-46, 2-0) big day. Reid Love started and Mike Burke (remember him from today’s Bird Droppings?) each pitched 3.1 scoreless innings Delmarva made it a bullpen game.
Aberdeen 9, Auburn 2
The lone bright spot in the Orioles’ MiLB schedule yesterday, the IronBirds spotted the Doubledays two runs in the first and shut them down after that. Starter Lucas Humpel pitched just 2.0 IP, giving up the two runs, and Steven Klimek then came in and pitched 6.0 IP scored with just three hits and no walks against one strikeout. Nice night, kid!
For all the box scores from yesterday, including the two DSL teams, check out the affiliates’ scoreboard.
Norfolk: Joe “Insert Mandatory Nickname ‘The Gunk’ here” Gunkel
Bowie: Jason Garcia
Frederick: Mitch Horacek, TBD
Delmarva: Brian Gonzalez