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Orioles prospects 6/17: Don’t let position players pitch

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A position player had to pitch in a 16-inning game for Norfolk. It didn’t go well. There was some good news elsewhere on the farm.

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Louisville (Reds) 8, Norfolk Tides 6 (16 innings)

They can’t all be Chris Davis. The Tides had to turn to position player Jesus Montero in the 16th inning. Things didn’t work out very well. Montero walked four batters and the Bats stole three bases in the inning as well.

The parade of Norfolk pitchers had to string together 16 innings because starting pitcher Tyler Wilson only lasted 3.1 innings and gave up four runs. Well... that’s typical for how the MLB candidates have been pitching in Norfolk, really.

The Tides had just 11 hits in the game’s 16 innings, and they scored five of their six runs in the very first inning of the game. Craig Gentry and Johnny Giavotella each had three hits and a walk, with Chance Sisco adding another couple of hits and a walk.

Bowie Baysox 7, New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 1

The Baysox used reliever Jesus Liranzo on the Tanner Scott plan, having him start the game and pitch the first three innings. He held the Fisher Cats to three hits and struck out three batters. It’ll be interesting to see if this continues.

Liranzo was followed by actual starting pitcher Brandon Barker, holding New Hampshire to a run on four hits and two walks in the final six innings of the game.

The Baysox grabbed their seven runs on eleven hits, with perpetual Baysox infielder Garabez Rosa collecting three hits in the game.

Lynchburg (Indians) 12, Frederick Keys 5

So... this game. Keys pitchers gave up 14 hits and 10 walks. That seems like that has to be some kind of mistake. They gave up six home runs! How is that even real? There’s only one error in the box score but two different pitchers, separated by multiple innings, were hurt by unearned runs. Whatever happened, it was bad.

One bit of good news for the Keys is that Austin Hays picked up his 14th home run of the season.

Greensboro (Marlins) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (6 innings)

This game was shortened to six innings due to rain. Giving up all of those runs in six innings is rather unfortunate. It may be Joe Wedra’s fault, because he interviewed Alex Wells earlier in the week, and Wells gave up seven runs on eight hits and a walk in just 4.2 innings.

The Shorebirds, on the other hand, only got four hits.

Complete box scores from Saturday’s games, including the adventures of the DSL Orioles, can be found here.

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: vs. Louisville, 1:05. Starter: Jordan Kipper
  • Bowie: vs. New Hampshire, 2:05. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick: vs. Lynchburg, 2:00. Starter: Ofelky Peralta
  • Delmarva: at Greensboro, 4:00. Starter: Lucas Humpal