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Orioles prospects 8/15: Plenty of offense at Delmarva

The middle of the Delmarva lineup stole the show on Tuesday, but Alec Asher’s starting performance at Norfolk should catch the attention of Buck Showalter.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Norfolk Tides 2, Lehigh-Valley IronPigs 0

Not a lot of offense in this one, but Norfolk managed just enough to boost the team’s record to 57-65 on the season.

The first two members of the Tides lineup — Chris Dickerson and Chris Johnson — knocked in the game’s two runs on a pair of singles. Dickerson had three total hits on the night including his fourth triple on the season.

Give the majority of the credit to Alec Asher for this win; he tossed seven scoreless, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five.

Reading Fightin’ Phils 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (F/15)

David Hess posted yet another quality start in his season that has been above average. He went six innings, allowing just five hits and three earned. Behind him, Jason Garcia impressed, throwing three scoreless innings with a lone walk being the only damage against.

The Bowie lineup only had seven hits on the night, but it’s fitting that Austin Hays had two of those, one of them a two-run home run. Austin Wynns went 2-5 while D.J. Stewart had the only other extra-base hit for Bowie, a double.

Frederick Keys, Wilmington Blue Rocks (PPD/rain)

Greensboro Grasshoppers 12, Delmarva Shorebirds 11

There were 28 hits in total in this one, so you wouldn’t think there would be too many encouraging reports out of the pitchers. But the only guy who did have a plus night is the Delmarva starter, Jhon Peluffo, who went three no-hit, scoreless innings in his quick outing. The numbers were great, but it’s unclear why he exited after a trio of frames. To be sure, the bullpen didn’t take the early exit very positively.

If you’re looking to pinpoint where the majority of the offense came from in this one, look no further than the middle of the lineup. Jake Ring (3-5, RBI), Collin Woody (4-5, 3 HR, 5 RBI) and Preston Palmiero (3-5, 5 RBI) were all dominant, but the three-homer game from Woody gives him MVP honors here.

Aberdeen — All-Star Game

Below, the notes from Ironbirds in the league All-Star Game:

  • Kirvin Moesquit: 0-2, BB
  • Ben Breazeale: 1-4, single, run
  • Mason McCoy: 1-2, double, run
  • Jaylen Ferguson: 0-2
  • Brenan Hanifee: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, K
  • Zac Lowther: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
  • James Teague: 0.2 IP, 2 K

Today’s games

Norfolk vs. Lehigh-Valley, 7:05. Starter: Jayson Aquino

Bowie at Reading, 7:05. Starter: Jesus Liranzo

Frederick at Wilmington, 5:05 (DH). Starters: Ofelky Peralta, Cristian Alvarado

Delmarva at Greensboro, 7:00. Starter: Alex Wells

Aberdeen at Brooklyn, 7:00. Starter: TBD