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Orioles prospects 7/6: Alec Asher pitches well at Norfolk

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Frederick and Aberdeen were rained out, but there were three games to be played down on the farm on Thursday for the Orioles.

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Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 1

Alec Asher got the nod and didn’t disappoint for Norfolk, allowing just one run over five innings of work. Logan Verrett tossed 1.2 scoreless innings after him, as did Richard Rodriguez, whose ERA is at 2.74 this season with the Tides.

DH Chris Johnson went 3-4 including a home run, double and three RBI. Pedro Alvarez and Sharlon Schoop doubled while Luis Sardinas had the game’s only other multi-hit game with a pair of singles.

Bowie Baysox 3, Hartford Yard Goats 2

Nobody in this game scored after the top of the third inning, so if you arrived late to this game, you were treated to a quick pitchers’ duel to say the least.

Tanner Scott only pitched one inning in his start, but his selection to the MLB Futures Game likely has something to do with that. John Means tossed six innings of two-run ball behind the Orioles’ hard-throwing prospect, striking out eight and walking none.

Austin Hays had a pair of singles to raise his average at Bowie to .350 — Garabez Rosa’s three-run HR in the bottom of the first inning was all the Baysox would need to advance their season record to 45-41 in this one.

Frederick Keys vs. Potomac Nationals (PPD/rain)

Lakewood Blue Claws 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 1

Lucas Humpal threw seven innings against Lakewood on Thursday and allowed nine hits and four earned runs. He’s been overshadowed by Alex Wells at Delmarva but has performed well over the course of the season, still showcasing a 3.91 ERA on the year.

Of the nine Delmarva hits in this one, just one was of the extra-base variety — Tanner Kirk’s double. Both Preston Palmiero and Chris Clare had a pair of singles.

Aberdeen Ironbirds, Lowell Spinners (PPD/rain)

Today’s games

Norfolk at Columbus, 7:15. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa

Bowie vs. Richmond, 7:05. Starter: David Hess

Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:00. Starter: Ofelky Peralta

Delmarva at Hickory, 7:00. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn

Aberdeen vs. Tri-City, 7:05. Starter: Nick Gruener