Norfolk Tides 5, Durham Bulls 1
Tides starter Chris Lee had one of his best outings of the season, allowing just one run over six innings of work. His season ERA sits at a rough 6.28, which isn’t ideal however significantly lower than the 6.89 mark he entered the night with. Lee allowed six hits and walked two while striking out three.
There was plenty of action on offense for Norfolk on this night as the lineup collected 11 hits. Chance Sisco and Johnny Giavotella both singled twice, Logan Schafer hit a pair of doubles and David Washington, who is hitting a very respectable .288 on the season, went 2-4 with a three-RBI home run.
Reading Fightin’ Phils 4, Bowie Baysox 3
The best news from this game comes from three-inning “starter” (who will become a reliever again) Tanner Scott, who tossed three scoreless innings with just one walk. He now has a 1.50 ERA in 36 innings pitched for the Baysox, an encouraging sign that his development is heading in the right direction.
Steve Wilkerson continues to swing a red-hot bat — he added three more hits including a double to boost his batting average to .345 in Bowie following his promotion. Aderlin Rodriguez singled three times, while Cedric Mullins singled and added an RBI.
Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Frederick Keys 1
The Keys offense picked up just three hits on the night, so not much to talk about concerning the lineup. Oh, except for that Austin Hays guy, who hit a leadoff HR for Frederick’s only run and tacked on a single later in the game. He’s pretty good, if you haven’t heard.
Starter Ofelky Peralta struggled and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning, a frame in which he allowed six runs, all earned. He struck out seven in 3.2 IP, but allowed a total of eight hits and seven earned runs.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, West Virginia Power 2
The Shorebirds had nine total hits, an offensive performance headlined by the efforts of Preston Palmeiro. He went 2-5 with four RBI, hitting a pair of triples! Leadoff man Cole Billingsley reached base all five times he appeared at the plate, walking three times with a double and single.
Delmarva starter Lucas Humpal was solid, throwing five innings of two-run ball. He was relieved by Francisco Jimenez who worked three scoreless frames with a pair of strikeouts.
Norfolk at Durham, 7:05. Starter: TBD
Bowie at Trenton, 7:00. Starter: Lucas Long
Frederick at Lynchburg, 6:35. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
Delmarva vs. Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn