Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 0
Alec Asher made his bid to be named the Orioles’ fifth starter on April 15th with the strongest starting performance seen to date for the Tides. Asher pitched 4 1⁄3 shutout innings with just four hits, zero walks, and six strikeouts. Asher was followed by Stefan Crichton (2 2⁄3 IP) and Jimmy Yacabonis (2 IP), neither of whom allowed a hit or a walk.
All three Tides’ runs came in the fifth inning courtesy of the bottom of the lineup. Robert Andino tripled in two runs and Paul Janish followed him with an RBI double. Chance Sisco went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Bowie Baysox 8, Erie SeaWolves (DET) 9 (10 innings)
Lefty fireballer Tanner Scott was moved to the starting rotation this season, and his first start looks a lot like many of his relief appearances from last year. In three innings he gave up just two hits, but he walked three and surrendered one run. The fireworks for the SeaWolves started when Scott was relieved by Jason Garcia. Garcia didn’t walk anyone, just got knocked around for five runs in 3 1⁄3 innings.
Everyone’s new favorite prospect Cedric Mullins had himself a nice day, getting the game started with a home run and finishing 3-for-5 with a walk. First baseman Aderlin Rodriguez also homered and 2B Sean Coyle had a nice day with two doubles and walk. With 15 total hits, every Baysox player notched at least one hit.
Despite jumping out to 7-0 lead the Baysox went to extra innings tied 8-8. Jesus Liranzo took the loss as the SeaWolves walked it off.
Frederick Keys 4, Potomac Nationals 13
It was a rough night for starter Cristian Alvarado, who gave up nine earned runs in just four innings pitched. Five of those runs came in the first inning. Ouch. The Nats got to him for 10 hits including two home runs. All three Keys pitchers on the night gave up runs, with Mitch Horacek’s three inning, one run effort being the best.
The starter for Potomac in this game is named Joan Baez, which is pretty fun. The Keys got to him for four runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but it didn’t make much of a dent on the scoreboard. Center fielder Austin Hays had two hits on the night, while shortstop Ryan Mountcastle went hitless. Local boy Alex Murphy didn’t record a hit but did pick up two walks.
Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) 4
Starting pitcher Alex Wells had a decent but unspectacular night on the hill for the Shorebirds, giving up two runs in five innings. He did strike out six which is nice to see.
The Birds managed only six hits (all singles) in the game, two of which came from catcher Daniel Fajardo. First baseman Preston Palmeiro, who isn’t a hot prospect but thanks to his last name feels familiar, went 1-for-4.
- Norfolk vs. Gwinnett, 6:35. Starter: Mike Wright
- Bowie @ Erie, 6:35. Starter: Matthew Grimes
- Frederick vs. Potomac, 7:00. Starter: Ofelky Peralta
- Delmarva @ Greensboro, 7:00. Starter: Lucas Humpal
For more information on last night’s games including box scores, go to MiLB.com.