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Orioles minors 7/26: Just don’t look at the Delmarva box score

Not much to cheer about in the Orioles farm on Tuesday, with only one affiliate winning its game and one really, really messy loss.

Norfolk Tides 2, Columbus (Indians) 1

The Tides were getting perfect gamed until there were two outs in the eighth inning, when Corban Joseph got a base hit. That was quickly followed by Francisco Pena hitting a double and Mike Yastrzemski hitting a single. Just like that, the Tides were leading the game, 2-1.

The two run rally proved to be enough against the Clippers because Norfolk’s pitchers held Columbus to only five hits in the game. The lone Clippers run was scored on a solo home run. They only had one at-bat with a runner in scoring position all game. Andy Oliver got things started by allowing only three runners in 4.2 innings of work and four Tides relievers combined to hold Columbus scoreless the rest of the way.

Hartford (Rockies) 6, Bowie Baysox 5

This game also featured a fairly long-ish no-hitter that amounted to nothing. Bowie starter Jason Garcia allowed only a walk through his first five innings, then melted down in the sixth. By the time Garcia got yanked, he had given up three hits and two walks. Four runs were charged to Garcia. If he is going to be a starting pitcher in the future, he’s not showing it this year.

The Baysox blew a ton of chances in the game. They out-hit the Yard Goats by a 12-7 margin. Bowie even had two home runs in the game. Unfortunately, they were only 2-10 with RISP. Chance Sisco, who is probably the only Bowie hitter worth paying attention to, went 3-5 and drove in a run in the contest. Sisco threw out the only runner who tried to steal on his watch.

Winston-Salem (White Sox) 2, Frederick Keys 1

The Keys only got three hits in the whole game and also committed three errors. As the kids say, “Welp.” The lone Keys run scored on a home run hit by Ademar Rifaela, a 21-year-old who was just recently promoted from Delmarva.

Kannapolis (White Sox) 16, Delmarva Shorebirds 3

Yowza. The Shorebirds got absolutely blitzed in this game in basically every way. They gave up a total of 24 hits and also committed five errors. How does that even happen? That’s Low-A baseball for you. “Only” five of the runs were unearned, so there was plenty of struggle even without the errors.

Delmarva counted with 11 hits of their own but they never had a chance in this game. The Intimidators scored in eight of the nine innings in which they batted. For Delmarva, Ryan Mountcastle went 2-5 with a pair of doubles. Baltimore’s own Alex Murphy drove in two runs and reached base three times, one each on a double, a walk, and a hit by pitch.

Hudson Valley (Rays) 4, Aberdeen IronBirds (Game 1 - 7 innings)

Aberdeen got a whopping two hits in seven innings. So not much to say there. Second round pick Matthias Dietz made his professional debut in the game, giving up a run on a hit and two walks in his two innings of work. He threw only 27 pitches. It was a planned short outing.

Hudson Valley 1, Aberdeen 0 (Game 2 - 7 innings)

Only four hits for the IronBirds in this game. The Renegades only got four hits as well but they were actually able to push a run across... despite not getting any hits with RISP. The lone run of the game was scored when a triple was hit with a man already on first base.

It was a solid start for Aberdeen’s Travis Seabrooke. Though he takes the loss for giving up one measly run in five innings, Seabrooke went through five innings in only 60 pitches and only gave up four hits and a walk. That’ll do. Keep it up, Travis.

For complete box scores from Tuesday’s games, including the adventures of the GCL Orioles and both DSL Orioles affiliates, check out here.

Today’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: vs. Columbus, 7:05. Starter: David Hale
  • Bowie: vs. Hartford, 11:05am. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick: at Winston-Salem, 1:00. Starter: Franderlin Romero
  • Delmarva: at West Virginia, 7:05. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
  • Aberdeen: vs. Mahoning Valley, 7:05. Starter: TBD