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Orioles prospects 6/5: A clean sweep for the Birds

There were three games on the farm last night and our guys won them all.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Baltimore Orioles
Pedro Alvarez, who could opt out at any time, homered again last night. It was his 13th home run.
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Both the Bowie Baysox and the Delmarva Shorebirds were off yesterday, but we still had three games on the docket thanks to a Frederick Keys doubleheader.

Norfolk Tides 16, Gwinnett Braves 9

The Tides and Braves had an old-fashioned slugfest last night with the Tides prevailing thanks to 16 runs on 16 hits and eight walks. They knocked two home runs, one each from Pedro Alvarez and David Washington. That home run was part of a three-hit day for both players. Every starter in the game had at least one hit, including Chance Sisco who was 1-for-4 with a walk.

Gabriel Ynoa started for the Tides and was not good. He gave up six runs in just 4 23 innings and his ERA is an ugly 6.82. Stefan Crichton finished the game with two scoreless innings.

Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 2 (Game 1 - 11 innings)

In the minor leagues doubleheaders are scheduled to go seven innings, but this one didn’t end very in a very timely fashion.

Starting pitcher Cody Sedlock started the game with five shutout innings with three hits allowed, which sounds encouraging. Unfortunately he also walked four in those five innings which isn’t good. Sedlock started the sixth inning but after giving up a single and a triple he was pulled from the game. Both of those runners scored and so his final pitching line was 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K.

The Keys didn’t have much offense to speak of with just six hits across 11 innings, and all three runs in the game scored via home run. The first two came via a home run from 2B Ricardo Andujar and last one came via a walk off solo dinger from RF Ademar Rifaela. CF Austin Hays went 2-for-5 with a double and shortstop Ryan Mountcastle went hitless.

Frederick Keys 8, Potomac Nationals 6 (Game 2)

After the low-scoring game one of the doubleheader, the bats came out for game two. Five Keys had multi-hit games with LF Randolph Gassaway leading the way with three. After an 0-fer in game one, Mountcastle had two hits, as did catcher Yermin Mercedes, 1B Alex Murphy, and 3B Shane Hoelscher. Hoelscher hit the Keys only home run.

Starting pitcher Reid Love gave up five runs in five innings, which is not ideal. Tanner Chleborad pitched the final inning to pick up his fifth save, allowing just one hit and striking out two.

For more details on yesterday’s games, including from the Dominican Summer League, check out

Today’s Games

  • Norfolk @ Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Tyler Wilson
  • Bowie @ Reading, 7:05. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick vs. Potomac, 11:00. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
  • Delmarva @ West Virginia, 7:05. Starter: Jhon Peluffo