Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves (Braves) 2
The Tides led 3-0 after three innings and held on for a one run victory Tuesday night in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Former Atlanta Braves infielder and now Norfolk 3B Chris Johnson was the offensive star of the night going 3-4, with two homeruns, and three RBI. 2B Luis Sardinas also had three hits.
Mike Wright, Chris Lee (4-5) and Jason Wheeler pitched for Norfolk in the win. Norfolk was 0-7 with runners in scoring position and Gwinnett 1-13. Former Oriole Xavier Avery was 0-3 and Dansby Swanson, former Braves and Diamondbacks infielder, was 1-5. Kris Medlen (1-5) took the loss.
Bowie Baysox 6, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) 0
The Baysox delivered Tuesday with a victory at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in New Hampshire. Lucas Long (7-4) – a 24th round pick in 2014, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota – went six innings, yielding no runs on six hits, as well as six strikeouts and zero walks.
The Baysox had 12 hits, including three knocks and a homerun by Anthony Santander. Santander was a triple away from the cycle and also had an opportunity to show off his arm. Santander plays right field, is 22 years old and from Venezuela. Austin Hays had three hits and is batting .338.
Lucas Long (7-4) pitched six shutout innings for the win and Ryan Meisinger got the save, his sixth of 2017. 3,841 was the paid attendance.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) 2, Frederick Keys 5
Frederick faced a 2-0 deficit after one inning but came back to win 5-2. A three run eighth inning Keys rally was the difference. Ryan Flaherty was 0-2 and Randolph Gassaway 1-4.
Tanner Chleborad (1-3) – a 16th round 2014 Oriole pick from Washington State – pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief for the win. Reid Love, a former East Carolina Pirate, started the game and went six plus innings, giving up only two runs and striking out two. 3,752 were at Nymeo Field.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) 11
The Shorebirds were pounded 11-6, their fourth loss in a row, giving up 18 hits. Zach Muckenhirn (4-8) took the loss pitching three innings and giving up nine runs on 12 hits. Matt Trowbridge also gave up two runs in relief.
Preston Palmeiro was 1-5, Cole Billingsley 2-4, Jake Ring 2-5 and Frank Crinella 2-4. Delmarva had 11 hits. A mere 652 were at Intimidators Stadium to witness the game.
Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) 1, Aberdeen IronBirds 9
Aberdeen scored in seven of the eight innings they came to the plate Tuesday night, pounding out 16 hits, in the blowout win. Ryan Ripken was 2-5, he’s batting .274, and Jaylen Ferguson was 3-4 with two RBI. Cameron Bishop, Jimmy Murphy (1-1), Zach Matson and James Teague pitched for the IronBirds giving up seven hits and only one run.
2,593 were at Leidos Field for a game that took 3:05.
Complete box scores from Tuesday's games throughout Birdland, including the GCL and DSL match-ups, can be found here.
Today’s Scheduled Games
· Norfolk: at Gwinnett, 7:05pm. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa
· Bowie: at New Hampshire, 12:05pm. Starter: Jordan Kipper
· Frederick: vs. Myrtle Beach, 12:00pm. Starter: TBD
· Delmarva: at Kannapolis, 12:05pm. Starter: Matthias Dietz
· Aberdeen: at Staten Island, 7:00pm. Starter: TBD