Columbus Clippers (CLE) 12, Norfolk Tides 4
Chris Lee has had better days. The starting pitcher for the Tides lasted just 2 2⁄3 innings with eight runs allowed. Ouch. He gave up six hits, three of which were home runs, and two walks in the losing effort. The only Tides pitcher not to give up runs on the day was probable-future-Oriole Edwin Jackson, who pitched 1 2⁄3 scoreless.
The Tides had ten hits in the game but all four runs scored via home run. Pedro Alvarez, Johnny Giavotella, and Francisco Pena all hit dingers for the good guys, but it wasn’t even close to enough. Newly acquired shortstop Luis Sardenas went 3-for-5 with two doubles from the leadoff spot.
Bowie Baysox 6, Akron RubberDucks (CLE) 4
Matthew Grimes had a very good night for the Baysox, pitching six innings with just one run allowed. Grimes only struck out two but still got the job done. His season ERA is now 3.86. Garrett Cleavinger tried to blow the Baysox lead by giving up three runs in just one inning, but Lucas Long followed with two perfect innings to get the save.
RF Garabaz Rosa led the offense with three hits and 3B Stephen Wilkerson hit a home run for the Baysox. LF D.J. Stewart went 0-for-5.
Buies Creek Astros 13, Frederick Keys 3
This was an ugly one. The Keys used five pitchers in the game and only one of them, Jay Flaa, didn’t give up any runs. Of course, he did walk one and give up one hit while recording only one out, so I doubt he felt great about his performance.
Starting pitcher Cristian Alvarado didn’t get out of the third inning as he got knocked around the park for six runs on seven hits. Alvarado is having his troubles as his ERA now sits at 8.24 after nine starts.
The Keys took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but they lost it in the second and never got it back. CF Austin Hays continued his recent onslaught, reaching base three times via single, double, and walk. SS Ryan Mountcastle went 1-for-5 and C Yermin Mercedes knocked a two-run homer.
Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Hagerstown Suns (WAS) 4
Jake Muckenhirn’s pitching line wasn’t great, but he only allowed two runs so let’s call it a success. He did so by scattering nine hits and two walks across six innings.
Sally League superstar Jake Ring had two hits and three RBI in the game. Preston Palmeiro also had two hits including a home run.
- Norfolk vs Pawtucket, 6:35. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa
- Bowie vs. Erie, 6:35. Starter: Brandon Barker
- Delmarva @ Hagerstown, 7:05. Starter: Matthias Dietz