Norfolk Tides 3, Rochester Red Wings 2
Tyler Wilson was handed the ball for this one, as he and Odrisamer Despaigne tag-teamed the effort.
Wilson threw the first five frames, giving up three hits, a walk and a pair of earned runs (both off of a Byron Buxton third-inning long ball). Odrisamer, on the other hand, performed nearly flawless. He allowed just one baserunner in four innings, walking one and striking out five.
But the Wilson/Despaigne duo wasn’t the biggest pitching storyline on Wednesday. It was L.J. Hoes’ scoreless inning in the thirteenth inning that got the Tides the win (there is no typo in that sentence).
After he worked a scoreless inning, Michael Almanzar hit a walk-off single to send Norfolk home a winner. How’s that for getting your money’s worth at a minor-league ballgame?
Trenton Thunder 4, Bowie Baysox 1
It wasn’t the best outing on offense for the Baysox on Wednesday, picking up just five hits in the loss. Chance Sisco went 2-4 with a pair of singles, while leadoff man Drew Dosch got on base three times with a single, double and walk.
Jason Garcia stumbled his way through his start, working just 4.2 innings. He allowed seven hits, three free passes and four earned runs. He was relieved by Tanner Scott, who surrendered two hits in 0.2 innings. A not-so-friendly reminder: Scott’s season ERA is at 6.94.
Frederick Keys 2, Winston-Salem Dash 0
The Keys only notched three hits in this one, but hey — a win is a win. Anderlin Rodriguez went 1-3 with a two-run home run in the first inning, the game’s only two runs. Catcher Austin Wynns picked up a pair of singles, boosting his season average to .295.
Starter David Richardson had a phenomenal outing on the hill, throwing seven innings of shutout, one-hit baseball. He struck out seven and walked just two. Garrett Cortright picked up a two-inning save.
Hagerstown Suns 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2
Unfortunately, Cristian Alvarado didn’t get the win after an impressive performance on the mound. He worked six innings, giving up just two earned runs in the process.
Cedric Mullins homered in this one, while both Ryan Mountcastle and Alex Murphy doubled. Delmarva, however, went just 1-12 with runners in scoring position, handing them the loss to put them at 63-64 on the season.
Staten-Island Yankees 8, Aberdeen Ironbirds 7
Look away — it wasn’t a good night for Cody Sedlock. He lasted just three innings, surrendering four hits, a walk and five runs. Amazingly, all five were collected in the first inning of work. On the bright side, he did strike out four Yankees. Hopefully that’s a trend of the future.
It was a huge night at the dish for Preston Palmeiro, earning a 4-5 with four RBI. He hit two doubles to boost his season average to .284.
Staten Island picked up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to drop Aberdeen to 27-36.
Norfolk vs. Rochester, 12:05. Starter: Joe Gunkel
Bowie vs. Binghamton, 7:05. Starter: John Means
Frederick vs. Winston-Salem, 7:00. Starter: Franderlin Romero
Delmarva at Hagerstown, 7:05. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
Aberdeen at Staten Island, 7:00. Starter: Lucas Humpal