The Tides fell at home to the Indianapolis Indians. 16 hits for Indianapolis was the story after Norfolk saw a 3-0 deficit become 3-3, and then a 7-3 loss. Jordan Kipper pitched 6.1 innings, falling to 2-3, and yielded 14 hits and six runs.
Chance Sisco was 2-3, his season average is .276, and CF Logan Schafer also had two hits. 1B Pedro Alvarez was 0-3 and is hitting a measly .213.
3,518 saw the game at beautiful Harbor Park in Norfolk.
Bowie Baysox 2, Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies) 4
John Means fell to 2-7 on the season as the Baysox lost at home to Reading. The highlight for Bowie was 3B Stephen Wilkerson – he attended Clemson and was an 8th round pick in 2014 for the O’s – who batted 4-4, with a double and an RBI, and is hitting .343.
Attendance was 2,126 at Prince George’s Stadium. Gary Kendall’s Baysox are 31-33.
Frederick Keys 0, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) 2
The Keys were shutout Tuesday falling to 29-35. Fredrick was limited to five hits that came off the bats of CF Austin Hays, RF Ademar Rifaela, LF Randolph Gassaway and 1B Alex Murphy.
Frederick was shutout for the fifth time this year.
Delmarva Shorebirds 0, Lakewood BlueClaws (Phillies) 3
The Shorebirds were shutout on just three hits and lost to Lakewood, falling to 27-36 during the 2017 season. LF Cole Billingsley, C Daniel Fajardo and CF Ryan McKenna were the only Delmarva players with hits.
Lucas Humpal – the O’s 9th round pick in 2016 – went six innings and gave up three runs. Humpal is 3-5 on the season. A very robust 5,094 saw the game on the Jersey Shore at First Energy Park. Phillies greats Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard were both one-time members of the BlueClaws, and their numbers are retired to mark this fact, before moving onto Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Tuesday night was the fifth time the Shorebirds were shutout this year, the same as the Keys.
The Dominican Summer League (DSL) O’s won a wild game Tuesday against the DSL Giants that saw 25 runs, 29 hits and eight errors. After three innings, the O’s were down 7-0, but they came back with six in the sixth and five in the seventh, as well as one in the eighth, to win the game by a run.
Felix Bautista was bombed for the Orioles going only 2.1 innings and giving up seven runs and seven hits. Francisco Mena recorded the save, his first of the year, Jose Alcantara (1-0) got the win.
At 2-7, the DSL Orioles have the worst record in the Baseball City Division. For those that are curious, the DSL season started on June 3 and it ends August 26. The season length is 72 games and teams are allowed 35 active and uniformed players per game.
Today’s Scheduled Games
· Norfolk: vs. Indianapolis, 7:05pm. Starter: Chris Lee
· Bowie: vs. Reading, 6:35pm. Starter: David Hess
· Frederick: at Myrtle Beach, 7:05pm. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
· Delmarva: at Lakewood, 7:05pm. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn
· DSL Orioles: vs. DSL Giants, 10:30am. Starter: TBD