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Orioles prospects 7/29: After rain, the doubleheaders

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Rain washed out a lot of games for the Orioles affiliates on Friday - so on Saturday, they played a lot of doubleheaders.

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Norfolk Tides - postponed, rain

Bowie Baysox 21, Akron (Indians) 1 (completed from 7/27)

That is not a typo. The Baysox scored 21 runs in this game. Wow! Even more impressive is that they scored the 21 runs on 15 hits, so the fact that they walked eight times also helped. Every single Baysox hitter got a hit, including rehabbing big leaguer Ryan Flaherty - though he was only 1-6.

Both Austin Hays and Cedric Mullins hit their ninth home runs of the season for the Baysox. Hays was 2-3 and also drew a walk; Mullins was 1-3 and drew two walks. Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander, who’s also rehabbing with Bowie, scored five runs for the Baysox, getting on base with a pair of doubles and three walks. Recently-promoted Ryan Mountcastle also got in on the party, going 2-5 with a pair of doubles.

When the game began on Thursday, Tanner Scott started it. He threw 3.1 scoreless innings, walking two but giving up no hits and striking out two. However, Scott is now on the disabled list as he developed a blister on one of the fingers of his left hand.

Akron (Indians) 4, Bowie Baysox 2 (7 innings)

This was the regularly scheduled Saturday game. It seems the Baysox used up all of their offense in the first game, as they only got five hits here. D.J. Stewart drove in both Baysox runs with his 13th home run of the season. Mountcastle was 1-3 in this game, raising his average in the small sample size since promotion to .200. Flaherty was 0-3.

Frederick Keys 6, Salem (Red Sox) 4 (game 1 - 7 innings)

In his second start after coming back from the disabled list from a forearm thing, Cody Sedlock did a lot better than they first time. They took him out after three innings, but they were three good innings: One hit, one walk, three strikeouts.

A five-run fifth inning was what powered the Keys to victory. That included a three run home run hit by outfielder Ademar Rifaela, his 18th of the season.

Salem (Red Sox) 7, Frederick Keys 4 (game 2 - 7 innings)

Perhaps another case where they used up most of the offense in the other game. The Keys had just five hits here. A pair of them were hit by Rifaela, who is at least a little bit interesting for entering today’s play with a .292/.349/.514 batting line at age 22 in his first bite at this level.

Bad news: Keegan Akin gave up seven runs in 2.2 innings pitched. That’s rough. They scored the runs on seven hits and two walks. He did strike out five batters, but did not get any groundouts.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Greensboro (Marlins) 4

The Shorebirds scored four runs in the eighth inning to storm back and win this game. They were in a hole after a third inning error led to three unearned runs scoring against Delmarva starter Jhon Peluffo. Overall, the Shorebirds outhit the Grasshoppers, 12-8, with Alejandro Juvier driving in three of their runs and Ryan McKenna driving in the other two.

Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Hudson Valley (Rays) 1 (game 1 - 7 innings)

Although the IronBirds only got five hits in this game, they still pulled off the victory. Three of their five hits went for extra bases, which helps. Starting pitcher Brenan Hanifee, last year’s fourth round pick, had himself a nice night, holding the Renegades to a run on five hits in five innings of work. He only threw 77 pitches. Not too bad.

Hudson Valley (Rays) 3, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (game 2 - 7 innings)

Like the game before it, the two teams combined for 11 hits in seven innings here. The Renegades once again out-hit the IronBirds, 6-5. They were better at scoring runs this time.

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

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: vs. Columbus, 2:05 (doubleheader). Starters: Alec Asher, Jayson Aquino
  • Bowie: vs. Akron, 1:05 (doubleheader). Starters: John Means, TBD
  • Frederick: at Salem, 1:05. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
  • Delmarva: vs. Greensboro, 2:30 (doubleheader). Starters: Alex Wells, TBD
  • Aberdeen: vs. Brooklyn, 5:35. Starter: Yet another TBD