Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett (Braves) 1
It’s easy to head towards a victory when your starting pitcher goes six innings and gives up only one run. Tyler Wilson scattered eight hits and three walks in his outing, striking out six batters. Hey, that’s good! Eventually, Jimmy Yacabonis closed it out with a scoreless 1.1 innings.
It was 3-8 hitting with runners in scoring position that made the difference for the Tides. The Braves, on the other hand, were 0-9 with RISP. Designated hitter Chris Johnson, son of Triple-A manager Ron, drove in two of the Tides four runs.
Bowie Baysox - OFF
Frederick Keys 13, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 8
The Keys were actually out-hit by the Pelicans, 15-14, in this game, but they made their hits count for more, with three doubles and four home runs. Outfielder Ademar Rifaela blasted his 19th home run of the season. Rifaela drove in four runs in the game, as did catcher Yermin Mercedes.
The rehabbing Ryan Flaherty went 0-3 in the game, but he still managed to score two runs.
Kannapolis (White Sox) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 8
The Shorebirds gave up six runs in the first inning. They rallied back to make it close, but that just proved to be too much of a gap to come back from. They also gave up two unearned runs while committing three errors in the game.
One of my favorite Shorebirds to talk about, Preston Palmeiro, the son of Rafael, was 2-4 with a double and drove in two runs in the game. Shout out to center fielder Ryan McKenna for a four hit night. He scored three of the Shorebirds runs in the game. Alejandro Juvier also crossed the plate three times: He was 2-4 in the game, including his fourth home run of the season, and also drew a walk.
For the Intimidators, Gavin Sheets, the son of Larry, did a lot of damage, going 3-4 and driving in three runs.
Brooklyn (Mets) 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 3
Let’s start with the good news: Aberdeen grabbed an early 3-0 lead and they were able to ride it for six innings when 2017 competitive balance pick Zac Lowther shut out the Cyclones for a lot of the game. Lowther pitched six shutout innings, holding Brooklyn to just four hits. He didn’t even give up any walks! Lowther also collected four strikeouts.
Also, designated hitter Ben Breazeale was 2-2 and had two walks in the game. He’s now batting .402 since being drafted.
You know what, let’s leave out the bad news.
Tuesday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: at Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Mike Wright
- Bowie: at New Hampshire, 7:05. Starter: Lucas Long, Stacey’s long-lost cousin
- Frederick: vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:00. Starter: Reid Love
- Delmarva: at Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn
- Aberdeen: vs. Brooklyn, 7:05. Starter: TBD