During the Stand Up To Cancer portion of the MLB All-Star Game in Miami the Orioles representative, 2B Jonathan Schoop, held up a sign in memory of Monica Barlow. It was a nice reminder of a young woman that went way too soon. Schoop also scored the first run for the American League following his fifth inning double. Great representation for Birdland.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Norfolk was off Tuesday, but Wednesday, July 12, is the AAA All-Star Game at Cheney Stadium in Washington State hosted by the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers are the Seattle Mariners top farm team. The game annually features the International League (IL) against the Pacific Coast League (PCL). 2017 is the 20th year of the IL v. PCL format. The PCL has lost four in a row, and is 7-12 overall.
The Tides have three participants in 2017 including P Jimmy Yacabonis, C Chance Sisco and 2B Johnny Giavotella. Per Baseball America as of July 7, Sisco is the 29th ranked prospect in all Major League Baseball.
Norfolk’s next game is at home on Thursday, July 13, against Durham at 7:05pm. It’s also Hokie Night at Harbor Park. If you went to Virginia Tech, make plans to be in Norfolk, Virginia.
Bowie Baysox (AA)
The Eastern League All-Star Game is also scheduled for Wednesday, July 12. First pitch is at 7:05pm in a game hosted by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats that features Eastern League Eastern against Eastern League Western.
Five Baysox are on the Western team at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, including: P Lucas Long, INF Adrian Marin, INF Aderlin Rodriguez, INF Garabez Rosa and P Tanner Scott. No Western team has more players on the team than Bowie. Rodriguez even won Tuesday's Eastern League Home Run Derby competition.
After the All-Star Game, Bowie’s next game is Thursday, July 13, at 7:00pm against the Altoona Curve in Pennsylvania.
Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Auburn Doubledays 12 (Nationals)
The IronBirds were the highest O’s affiliate in action Tuesday night and they lost 12-5. Tobias Myers (2-1) took the loss and Alex Troop (1-0) was the winner. Myers only went 2.2 innings and gave up eight hits, seven runs, four earned.
Aberdeen had 12 hits, including three by 2B Kirvin Mosequit – a 24th round pick in 2015 from Seminole State College – and every player had at least one hit, except 1B Seamus Curran. Unfortunately, the IronBirds had four errors, which didn’t help the cause.
899 fans made up the paid attendance at Falcon Park to watch the game Tuesday night.
Dominican Summer League & Gulf Coast League
In lower level games, the DSL Orioles (12-21) topped the DSL Padres (11-21), 1-0. And the GCL Orioles (6-8) defeated the GCL Twins (10-4), 5-2. Maybe this is a sign of things to come for the big club in the second half? Let’s hope so.
Today’s Scheduled Games
· Frederick: at Buies Creek, 7:00pm. Starter: Reid Love
· Delmarva: vs Lexington, 7:05pm. Starter: Lucas Humpal
· Aberdeen: at Auburn, 7:05pm. Starter: TBD