Norfolk Tides 2, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders 1
The effort from the Tides pitchers was rather impressive in this one, allowing just one hit over nine innings of afternoon baseball play. Mike Wright went three scoreless no-hit innings with six strikeouts, Chris Lee allowed the game’s only hit over four scoreless and Jimmy Yacabonis did his thing over two innings, ultimately earning the win.
Norfolk scattered eight hits with Chris Johnson being the only member of the lineup to put together a multi-hit performance. Pedro Alvarez’s 22nd home run of the season was the go-ahead run in the winning effort.
Bowie Baysox 9, Akron RubberDucks 0 (Suspended, 4th)
This game will resume later today after rain forced a suspension. Through three full innings, though, Bowie has absolutely dominated.
So far Austin Hays has a HR, Anthony Santander (welcome back!) has a pair of doubles while both Ryan Flaherty and Ryan Mountcastle have also doubled. How’s that for an encouraging three innings?
Salem Red Sox 6, Frederick Keys 5
Reid Love got the start but didn’t exactly have a lovely outing. He went five innings but surrendered seven hits and four earned runs — three of those came in the first inning. His season ERA is now at 4.22 ERA with Frederick.
Ricardo Andujar went 2-3 for the Keys, doubling and hitting his second triple of the season. Jay Gonzalez was the only other batter in the lineup with a multi-hit effort, going 2-5 with two extra-base hits and a pair of RBI.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 5
It wasn’t the most ideal night for Matthias Dietz, who lasted just four innings with plenty of apparent struggles throughout. He allowed a total of five earned runs, allowing eight hits over his 84 pitches. He’s struggled with consistency this far, and it can’t be forgotten that he wasn’t moved up with Cody Sedlock and Keegan Akin following his debut at Aberdeen last season..
Gerrion Grim and Stuart Levy were the two members of the Delmarva lineup with multi-hit games — this lineup isn’t exactly overloaded with prospects. Early-season standout Jake Ring walked three times, though his average on the year has dipped to .287.
Hudson Valley Renegades 2, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0 (Game 1)
Seven innings, two hits for the Ironbirds in this one. Not much to be thrilled about here. This was however a good start for Michael Baumann, a rookie out of Jacksonville who has already received high praise. He tossed 4.2 innings of one-run ball, throwing 68 pitches in total.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 0 (Game 2)
Here’s a better final score for the baby Birds. Aberdeen had just three hits in this one, but it was better than the two on the Hudson Valley side.
Both Luke Ringhofer and Tristan Graham knocked in runs, while the Renegades somehow committed four errors in seven innings. That’s bad baseball.
Norfolk vs. Columbus, 7:05. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa
Bowie vs. Akron, 7:05. Starter: David Hess (following completion of Thursday’s suspended game)
Frederick at Salem, 7:05. Starter: Cody Sedlock
Delmarva vs. Greensboro, 7:05. Starter: Jhon Peluffo
Aberdeen vs. Hudson Valley, 7:05. Starter: TBD