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Orioles prospects 5/8: Good pitching down on the farm

The Orioles affiliates went 2-1 with three good starting pitching performances.

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The high-A Frederick Keys were off last night but there was still plenty of baseball to be played. The Orioles’ affiliates went 2-1 on the evening as both the Shorebirds and Tides broke out with big offensive performances.

Norfolk Tides 8, Louisville Bats (CIN) 2

The Tides racked up 13 hits in this game with only lead off man Michael Bourn going hitless. Drew Dosch and Johnny Giavotella led the way with three hits each, and while Pedro Alvarez had just one hit, it was his 4th home run of the season. Catcher Chance Sisco went 2-for-4.

Chris Lee started and had himself a nice night. He pitched into the seventh inning and gave up two runs on just three hits (one home run). He walked three and struck out six. Stefan Crichton, recently sent down from the Orioles, pitched the final 2.2 innings with three strikeouts and just two hits.

Reading Fightins (PHI) 2, Bowie Baysox 1

Can we all agree that Fightins is a completely ridiculous name? Good.

Matthew Grimes gave up two runs in six innings for the Baysox but wasn’t exactly sharp, issuing three walks and giving up eight hits along the way. Still, it stinks taking the loss when only two runs cross the plate.

There wasn’t must offense to speak of as the good guys managed just three hits. Garabez Rosa hit a solo home run for the only run on the evening for the Baysox, while Yermin Mercedes and Erick Salcedo each singled. That was it for the entire team. There weren’t even any walks!

Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) 4

Alex Wells pitched six strong innings for the Shorebirds with just one earned run (two total) allowed. He only struck out two but didn’t walk any, which is a good enough ratio. Wells’ ERA is now just 1.19 for the season, which is exciting.

Offensively, 3B Chris Clare and LF Gerrion Grim led the way with one home run and two RBI each. CF Ryan McKenna and 2B Alejandro Juvier each contributed two hits in the win.

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Today’s Games

  • Norfolk @ Louisville, 6:35. Starter: Tyler Wilson
  • Bowie @ Reading, 6:35. Starter: Brandon Barker
  • Frederick vs. Down East, 7:00 Starter: Ofelky Peralta
  • Delmarva: OFF