Charlotte (White Sox) 3, Norfolk Tides 1
The Tides had eight hits but only went 2-9 with runners in scoring position and so they lost. There was some good news in that catcher Chance Sisco went 2-4 with a double. There was some bad news in that three Charlotte runners stole bases with Sisco behind the plate. He has now thrown out just six of 38 runners on the season.
Starting pitcher Chris Lee had a needed strong outing, holding the Knights to a run on four hits and three walks in six innings of work. Vidal Nuno gave up two runs in an inning and took the loss for the Tides.
Binghamton (Mets) 9, Bowie Baysox 2
Baysox hitters were just 1-12 with runners in scoring position, which is, as you know, a tough way to score some runs. 2015 first round pick DJ Stewart took an 0-5 night. On the bright side, recently-promoted outfielder Randolph Gassaway, who could be interesting if he keeps hitting in Bowie, was 1-3 in the game and drew a walk.
Wilmington (Royals) 2, Frederick Keys 0
Only six hits for the Keys, which isn’t so great, but there was good news in prospect terms: Outfielder Austin Hays was 2-3 with a walk on the night, and fellow outfielder Josh Hart continued his hot start to the season with a 2-3 night including a pair of doubles. Hays is now batting .331, while Hart is batting .327. Long way to the big leagues, but that’s good to see.
If you’ll forgive me for indulging my immature side for a moment (and actually I’m going to do it even if you won’t forgive me,) I’d just like to point out that the Wilmington pitcher who got the save is named Richard Lovelady. He is Dick Lovelady. Amazing.
Greensboro (Marlins) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Just four hits for the Shorebirds. There’s not usually a lot to say about them and that makes it even harder. Last year’s second round pick, Matthias Dietz, was charged with all six runs in just four innings of work, but only three of them were earned.
Complete box scores from Friday’s games can be found here.
Saturday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: vs. Charlotte, 7:05. Starter: Tyler Wilson
- Bowie: vs. Binghamton, 6:35. Starter: Brandon Barker
- Frederick: vs. Wilmington, 6:00. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
- Delmarva: at Greensboro, 7:00. Starter: Travis Seabrooke