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Orioles prospects 5/13: Minor league hitters don’t do much, either

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The Orioles didn’t get many hits on Saturday and neither did their prospects, though Bowie managed to win a game with only three hits.

Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Indianapolis (Pirates) 4, Norfolk Tides 1

At the MLB level, Drew Hutchison has been a personal Orioles destroyer in recent years. He’s spending time in Triple-A this year and he did the same to the Tides on Saturday. They got only five hits in the game.

There was really nothing good to say about this game at all. Jayson Aquino tossed 93 pitches but couldn’t finish the fifth inning. Three runners successfully stole bases off of Chance Sisco, who, along with a .642 OPS, has now thrown out just five of 28 runners this season. Both of those things are going to need to improve before he should be getting a taste of the big leagues.

Bowie Baysox 2, Richmond (Giants) 1 (Game 1 - 7 innings)

The Baysox only got three hits in this game and were still victorious, which is really quite impressive. Flamethrower Tanner Scott got the party started by holding the Flying Squirrels hitless for three innings in which he walked only one batter (good for him) and struck out four.

None of the game’s runs scored before the seventh inning. Richmond got one off of Miguel Castro, his first run allowed in four innings, then the Baysox were able to counter with two to walk it off. The winning run scored thanks to a fielding error by the pitcher.

Richmond (Giants) 4, Bowie Baysox 1 (Game 2 - 8 innings)

It took one extra inning to settle this affair - remember, minor league doubleheaders only go seven innings for regulation. “Beef” Welington Castillo served as the designated hitter in both of these games, picking up one hit in four at-bats.

Starter Matthew Grimes held Richmond to a run in six innings, scattering seven hits and two walks. Baysox hitters themselves picked up seven hits, two of which were hit by outfield prospect D.J. Stewart, who is, after 31 games, batting .248/.328/.462 - enough to leave you thinking he still could be a real prospect, maybe.

Frederick Keys - postponed, rain

Greenville (Red Sox) 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

The most interesting thing about this game might be the names in the box score, with Jagger Rusconi and Hildemaro Requena appearing for the Drive and Gerrion Grim in there for the Shorebirds.

Starter Matthias Dietz, one of last year’s high draft picks, gave up three runs in five innings, though most of the damage was done on a two-run home run. Dietz struck out seven batters, which is a good sign.

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

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Indianapolis, 1:35. Starter: Chris Lee
  • Bowie: vs. Richmond, 2:05. Starter: Brandon Barker
  • Frederick: at Wilmington, 1:05 (doubleheader). Starters: Cristian Alvarado, TBD
  • Delmarva: vs. Greenville, 2:05. Starter: Travis Seabrooke