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Orioles minors 8/17: Norfolk’s home run derby

All five affiliates were supposed to play on Wednesday, but the rain in the forecast had other plans. Bowie did play a doubleheader, and Norfolk and Aberdeen snuck in their games.

Norfolk Tides 10, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 6

It took Norfolk starter David Hale 100 pitches to get through five innings, and as the numbers show, it was far from a productive outing. The right-hander surrendered 11 hits and six earned runs, two of which came on back-to-back solo HRs in the second inning.

Luckily, Norfolk decided to put on a home run derby to capture the win. Christian Walker had a pair of round-trippers, Michael Almanzar went deep, as did Trey Mancini and L.J. Hoes.

Corban Joseph had the most hits for Norfolk on the night, notching four singles. In total, nine of Norfolk’s 14 hits went for extra bases.

Hartford Yard Goats 4, Bowie Baysox 0 (Game 1)

The Baysox managed just four hits in this seven-inning game. Both Sharlon Schoop and Garabez Rosa reached base twice on a single and a walk each.

The losing pitcher Davis Hess worked all six innings for the Baysox, allowing nine hits, walking two and surrendering four earned. He’s now 4-12 on the season with a 5.73 ERA — chances are, he’s not receiving a promotion any time soon.

Hartford Yard Goats 2, Bowie Baysox 1 (Game 2)

The offense wasn’t exactly much better in this one, notching just four hits in this seven-inning affair. Joey Terdoslavich’s solo shot in the second was the only run of the 14 innings for Bowie — that was the only extra-base hit of the day.

Scott McGough started and tossed three innings. He allowed four hits, two walks and a pair of runs. Jesus Liranzo, who was promoted from Delmarva after notching a 1.05 ERA in 16 games with the Shorebirds, threw three perfect innings to close out the game.

Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg Hillcats - PPD (rain)

Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers - PPD (rain)

Tri-City ValleyCats 6, Aberdeen Ironbirds 4

Starter Travis Seabrooke worked into the fifth inning, but he and the Aberdeen defense combined to make it a struggle for the entirety of his start. With the help of two defensive errors, Seabrooke allowed six runs to cross the plate on his watch (two earned). He struck out five, but also allowed five hits and a pair of walks.

Preston Palmeiro notched two singles on the night, while right-fielder Mike Odenwaelder went 2-4 with a home run. Unfortunately, Odenwaelder is hitting just .189 on the year through 18 games.

Today’s games

Norfolk vs. Durham, 7:05 — Starter: Joe Gunkel

Bowie vs. Hartford, 6:35 — Starter: Matthew Grimes

Frederick vs. Lynchburg, 4:30 (doubleheader) — Starters: David Richardson, Franderlin Romero

Delmarva vs. Greensboro, 7:00 — Starter: TBD

Aberdeen vs. Tri-City, 7:00 — Starter: Cody Sedlock