Durham (Rays) 7, Norfolk Tides 3
Lately, manager Buck Showalter has lamented the performance of pitchers at Norfolk who might be called up to try to help the big league club, and in that vein, Gabriel Ynoa gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in just 4.2 innings in this game. Yuck.
The Tides actually out-hit the Bulls, 12-9, in this game. However, only 3-19 hitting with runners in scoring position kept them from plating more than three runs. On the plus side, Chance Sisco was 3-5 at the plate and has raised his batting average to .275. Only one runner stole against him successfully, which is also good for Sisco.
Trenton (Yankees) 7, Bowie Baysox 3
Unfortunately, Bowie starter Matthew Grimes did his best Chris Tillman impersonation in facing this Yankees affiliate. Grimes too lasted just 1.1 innings in the game, giving up all seven runs that the Thunder scored in the game. Yikes.
One bit of good news is that Cedric Mullins is still doing Cedric Mullins things. Leading off for the Baysox, he was 2-4 on the night and also drew a walk. That gives him a nearly .400 on-base percentage in the 19 games he has played at Double-A this season.
Lynchburg (Indians) 5, Frederick Keys 4
Well, the Keys lost too, but at least their starting pitcher wasn’t bad. Keegan Akin gave up three runs in five innings, but only two were earned and he gave up just four hits while striking out six Hillcats batters. He probably could have gone longer, having thrown only 76 pitches getting through five.
Not a whole lot positive on offense for the Keys, who got just seven hits - though of course, they only gave up six. Austin Hays drew a walk but was 0-3 out of the leadoff spot. Ryan Mountcastle was 1-4 with a double in the game and drove in two of the Keys four runs.
Kannapolis (White Sox) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
You’ve surely noticed our theme here is a starting pitcher struggling, so here’s Matthias Dietz giving up six runs on nine hits and a whopping five walks in only four innings pitched. Yowza.
South Atlantic League All-Star Jake Ring was 2-4 for the Shorebirds in the game. He’s batting .327 in the season so far. I’m looking forward to seeing him get a chance to compete at the next level.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: at Durham, 5:05. Starter: Tyler Wilson
- Bowie: at Trenton, 1:00. Starter: Brandon Barker
- Frederick: at Lynchburg, 2:00. Starter: Cody Sedlock
- Delmarva: vs. Kannapolis, 2:05. Starter: TBD