Norfolk Tides 7, Rochester Plates (Twins) 2
On Friday night, the Tides were the only Birdland minor league team on the road and they came away with a victory over Rochester. There were zero home runs in the game, but the Tides pounded out 15 hits, and gave up five. The game was scoreless until the seventh inning when Norfolk started to break out.
Every player that saw action had at least one knock. Chris Dickerson, Chance Sisco, Mike Yastrzemski and Logan Schafer each had two hits. Pedro Alvarez had three. Norfolk was 5-11 with runners in scoring position.
Tyler Wilson (6-6) threw eight strong innings allowing no runs and only two hits, striking out six. Recently demoted Donnie Hart gave up two earned runs and three hits in one inning of work.
9,697 packed Frontier Field for the for the Friday night match-up under the lights.
Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) 2, Bowie Baysox 4
Bowie was down 2-0 after the top of the first inning, but came back to top Portland. The game was called due to rain in the top of the sixth.
Austin Hays was 3-3 with a homerun and two RBI. Here’s a great Camden Chat piece about Austin from this week, and here’s another one about him as well. Both are worth a read. Anthony Santander and Ryan Flaherty were each 1-3, Cedric Mullins 0-2.
Yefry Ramirez (12-3) – from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic – pitched five innings for the victory. Ex-Oriole Henry Urrutia was 0-2 and played left field for the Sea Dogs.
Potomac Nationals (Nationals) 2, Frederick Keys 4
Like Bowie, Frederick was down 2-0 early, but came back for a 4-2 victory. The big blow was a Glynn Davis solo homerun in the seventh inning. Davis was 2-3 on the night with two runs scored. Randolph Gassaway was 0-4.
Cristian Alvarado pitched five innings and was charged with two runs. Jefri Hernandez (1-0) picked up the win with four scoreless innings of relief.
5,867 showed up at Nymeo Field to witness Frederick come out on top.
Lakewood BlueClaws (Phillies) 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 4
A three run eighth inning for Lakewood helped spell doom for Delmarva Friday night. Lucas Humpal gave up two runs in six innings, but the bullpen failed as Aaron Myers was charged with two runs in one inning of work, and Steven Klimek one run in two innings.
Preston Palmeiro and Gerrion Grim had two hits each. Grim’s night included a homerun and two RBI. Jake Ring was 1-4 with two RBI.
West Virginia Black Bears 6 (Pirates), Aberdeen Steamed Crabs 3
The Aberdeen IronBirds changed their name – for one night only – to the Aberdeen Steamed Crabs. Noted in a wonderfully hilarious sentence on the MiLB webpage recapping the game – “Aberdeen is now 0-1 as the Steamed Crabs.”
Garrett Copeland was the only Aberdeen player with more than one hit, he was 2-4. Ryan Ripken went 1-3, as did Ben Breazeale. The Steamed Crabs used six pitchers. The first three – Cameron Ming, Josh Keaton and Max Knutson – gave up zero runs in six innings. The last three – Ruben Garcia, Zach Matson and William Reed Hayes – gave up six to end the game.
5,783 were at Leidos Field to witness the debut and conclusion of the Steamed Crabs. Adieu, adieu!
Complete box scores from Friday’s games throughout Birdland, including the GCL and DSL match-ups, can be found here.
Today’s Scheduled Games
· Norfolk: at Rochester, 7:05pm. Starter: Mike Wright
· Bowie: vs. Portland, 6:35pm. Starter: John Means
· Frederick: vs. Potomac, 6:00pm. Starter: Franderlin Romero
· Delmarva: vs. Lakewood, 7:05pm. Starter: TBD
· Aberdeen: vs. West Virginia, 6:05pm. Starter: TBD