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Orioles prospects 5/22: More losses for everyone

The Norfolk Tides were off last night, which means they didn’t lose! Everyone else did, though.

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Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 7, Bowie Baysox 3

David Hess had a rough start in what has been a rough season for him so far. In just 4 13 innings, Hess gave up five runs on nine hits. He only walked one, but that didn’t help him all that much. His season ERA now sits at 5.09. The other two runs in the game were surrendered by Jason Garcia, who is also sporting an ERA just over 5.

On offense, both LF D.J. Stewart and RF Randolph Gassaway picked up two hits and a walk. The Baysox had just one extra base hit on the night, a triple from 3B Sean Coyle.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (KCR) 10, Frederick Keys 1

The Keys didn’t have a hit in this game until the seventh inning when DH Shane Hoelscher hit his first home run of the season. Their only other hit came from CF Austin Hays, who was just named the Carolina League Player of the Week.

As bad as the hitting was, the pitching may have been worse. Lefty Keegan Akin, the Orioles’ #5 prospect, gave up seven runs in just three innings. He allowed four home runs and his season ERA is now 5.95. I’m beginning to wonder if his aggressive promotion to high-A ball was a good idea.

Hagerstown Suns (WAS) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 0

Starting pitcher Lucas Humpal completed seven innings, which is pretty good. Unfortunately he gave up five runs, which is pretty bad. Humpal’s control wasn’t bad as he walked just one, but his seven hits allowed were very timely for the other team.

The Shorebirds managed just six hits in this game, all singles. Combine that with zero walks and that is not a recipe for success. Catcher Jerry McClanahan had two hits, the only Shorebird with more than one hit on the day.

For more information on these games, please visit MiLB.com.

Today’s Games

  • Norfolk @ Toledo, 6:35. Starting pitcher: Jordan Kipper
  • Bowie vs. Hartford, 6:35. Starting pitcher: Tanner Scott
  • Frederick @ Potomac, 7:05. Starting pitcher: TBD
  • Delmarva vs. Hagerstown, 7:05. Starting pitcher: TBD