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Orioles prospects 4/8: Sedlock stellar in Frederick debut

The bad news is that most of the pitchers the Orioles might call up from Norfolk have been bad. There’s good news at lower levels.

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Charlotte (White Sox) 15, Norfolk Tides 5

Chris Lee got his first taste of Triple-A. It didn’t go well. The lefty gave up eight runs on nine hits and two walks in only 3.1 innings. Not an auspicious debut. Things didn’t go much better for those who came after him, as Parker Bridwell was tagged for three runs in two innings and Logan Verrett was bombed for four runs in 1.2 innings. Each of these pitchers gave up a pair of homers.

One positive for the Tides, and for the Orioles in turn, is that Chance Sisco was 2-4 with a pair of doubles against’s #10 prospect in baseball, Lucas Giolito. The Tides hit Giolito pretty well, causing him to give up five runs, four earned, in only 4.1 innings. No one tried to run on Sisco tonight, although that’s probably because they were too busy hitting homers.

Bowie Baysox 4, Akron (Indians) 1

There wasn’t much good to say about Norfolk, but things went better everywhere else! Spring training sensation Cedric Mullins kept up his hot Double-A debut with a 2-5 night, driving in a run and swiping his first base of the year. That was part of a 14 hit storm by the Baysox against the Rubber Ducks.

Great game for starting pitcher John Means, a fringe lefty trying to work his way into the picture. Means gave up just a run on three hits in six innings, picking up six strikeouts along the way. He was followed by lefty reliever Garrett Cleavinger, who tossed two scoreless innings. 40-man reliever Jesus Liranzo got the save, and although he kept Akron off the board, he did walk three batters in an inning.

Frederick Keys 5, Carolina (Brewers) 1

You may have heard that the Orioles had last year’s first round pick, Cody Sedlock, jump right up to High-A. If he’s able to pitch well here, that will be exciting. It’s great that he had a nice debut, then: Sedlock blanked the Mudcats over six innings, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out five. Even better, he got eight groundouts compared to three flyouts.

Sedlock didn’t soak up all the good news, either, because outfielder Austin Hays, who also skipped Delmarva, was 2-5 on the night. Ryan Mountcastle joined the party with a 2-4 at the plate, though he committed an error in the field. And a 3-4 for Jomar Reyes, who’s repeating Frederick at age 20, is also great to see. Let’s hope all of these guys can build on good starts.

Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Greenville (Red Sox) 5

Former University of Maryland pitcher Mike Shawaryn had a bad night for the Drive. Delmarva tagged him for nine runs in only two innings. Ouch. His Shorebirds counterpart, Matthias Dietz, wasn’t so hot either, giving up three runs in three innings, although he did notch six strikeouts.

Delmarva’s hitters are largely a prospect-less wasteland. Only one of the Orioles top 30 prospects on is a position player at Delmarva, and Irving Ortega didn’t play in this game. Cheers to Collin Woody and Chris Shaw, each of whom had a three hit night, as well as Chris Clare, who drove in three runs.

Complete box scores from all of Saturday’s games can be found here.

Today’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Charlotte, 2:05. Starter: Jayson Aquino
  • Bowie: at Akron, 1:05 (doubleheader). Starters: David Hess, Lucas Long
  • Frederick: vs. Carolina, 2:00. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
  • Delmarva: at Greenville, 4:05. Starter: Travis Seabrooke