Indianapolis Indians 7, Norfolk Tides 1
It was a rough night for Norfolk starter Steve Johnson, who allowed five runs in the bottom of the first inning to begin his night. He was pulled after just three innings of work, allowing five hits and those five runs — all earned. Through four outings, his ERA is at 5.56.
The Tides offense didn’t do much in this one, scattering six singles over nine innings. The game’s only run came courtesy of a Robert Andino RBI single in the sixth. Chance Sisco picked up a single as well, but his average is at just .235 on the year. Michael Bourn singled and walked, as did Johnny Giavotella.
Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Spiders 3
Austin Wynns hit a 2-run HR in the bottom of the first-inning that contributed to a five-run frame, obviously enough to win the ballgame. 3B Sean Coyle hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs; Aderlin Rodriguez (.305 season average) and Garabez Rosa (.351 season average) both singled twice.
Baysox starter David Hess worked into the sixth inning with just one run against, but allowed a pair of runners to cross the dish in his final inning of work to tighten the game up. He allowed five hits and walked four in his 5.2 innings of work. Jesus Liranzo struck out three of his four outs, but the season ERA is still at 7.07.
Columbia Fireflies 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 4
It was not a good night for starter Zach Muckenhirn, last season’s 11th-round pick out of North Dakota. The 22-year-old didn’t make it through the fourth inning, allowing seven earned runs over nine hits to a Columbia lineup that did not feature Tim Tebow.
Jake Ring continued his early-season tear with yet another multi-hit game — he notched his 13th double of the year. Last year’s 7th-round pick Preston Palmeiro picked up his 12th RBI of the season with a first-inning sacrifice fly, but he’s hitting just .206 on the season.
Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. Starter: Jordan Kipper
Bowie vs. Richmond, 6:35 p.m. Starter: Tanner Scott
Frederick at Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Cody Sedlock
Delmarva vs. Columbia, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Matthias Dietz