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Orioles prospects 5/17: Jordan Kipper throws seven shutout innings for Norfolk

The affiliates won two out of three on the night with some good pitching performances.

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Norfolk Tides 5, Gwinnett Braves 4

Jimmy Yacabonis, who some speculate might be on the list to join the Norfolk Shuttle crew soon, blew the save last night by allowing one run in the top of the ninth to tie the game. He had to be bailed out by another Norfolk Shuttle ticket holder, Vidal Nuno. That was on the heels of Andrew Faulkner giving up three runs in just 13 of an inning.

The blown save took the win away from Jordan Kipper, who pitched seven shutout innings with just four hits and one walk. He only struck out one but got a swoon-worthy 16 ground outs.

3B Drew Dosch had a big night on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles. The clutch award of the night went to 2B Johnny Giavotella, who had two singles and four RBI. Catcher Chance Sisco had the day off.

Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 12, Bowie Baysox 4

It was a very rough night for the Baysox pitching staff as starting pitcher David Hess gave up eight runs in just three innings, including three homers. Ouch. The relief pitching wasn’t much better although Jefri Hernandez had a good outing, pitching two innings with no hits and one walk.

The Baysox did have 11 hits on the night, but nine were singles which doesn’t get you very far. Leadoff batter Adrian Marin was the only player with a multi-hit game as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple. LF D.J. Stewart had two singles while Austin Wyns, playing DH, went hitless but had three walks.

Frederick Keys 5, Salem Red Sox 2

Reid Love started for the Keys and was pitching well into the fifth inning before surrendering two runs to the Red Sox. With a runner on and two runs in with two outs, Love was replaced by Francisco Jimenez. This Jimenez had a better day than the big league Jimenez as he pitched 3 23 shutout inning.

The offense had a two home run night as both CF Austin Hays and C Stuart Levy both went deep as part of two-hit games. SS Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-5 with a double.

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Today’s Games

  • Norfolk vs. Charlotte, 6:35. Starter: Jayson Aquino
  • Bowie @ Harrisburg, 10:30. Starter: Tanner Scott
  • Frederick @ Salem, 7:05. Starter: Cody Sedlock
  • Delmarva @ Greensboro, 7:00. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn