Norfolk Tides 9, Gwinnett Braves 4
Starting pitcher Tyler Wilson pitched into the eighth inning, which is good, but gave up four runs, which isn’t great. He gave up nine hits and walk in the game before yielding to Vidal Nuno with one out in the eighth inning.
The Tides teed off on former major leaguer Kris Medlen, scoring eight runs on seven hits and five walks in Medlen’s 5 2⁄3 innings pitched. Rehabbing big leaguer J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a home run and second baseman Luis Sardinas also homered. Chance Sisco was one of two Tides who went hitless (the other being Logan Schafer) but he did pick up two walks.
Speaking of Sisco, he was 0-for-2 in throwing out runners trying to steal, and on one of those attempts he made a throwing error.
Trenton Thunder (NYY) 3, Bowie Baysox 2 (13 innings)
The Baysox scored a run in the first inning on an RBI ground out from D.J. Stewart, then not again until the bottom of the 12th when they were one out from losing. That run scored on error. So what I’m saying is that the Baysox did not have much in the way of offense. D.J. Stewart and Cedric Mullins both had two hits in the game while Austin Hays had just one hit, a double.
My favorite batting line of the night was from catcher Austin Wynns, who was 0-for-2 with four walks. My least favorite came from Ryan Mountcastle, who went 1-for-6 and didn’t get his lone hit until the 13th inning.
Tanner Scott made his regular three-inning start last night, and he both walked and struck out batters, as is his custom. Scott gave up just one run while striking out five and walking two. Jesus Liranzo followed with three innings and one run allowed, although he struck out six with no walks.
Trenton scored the winning run in the top of the 13th on a wild pitch by Ryan Meisinger.
Frederick Keys - OFF
Delmarva Shorebirds - OFF
Connecticut Tigers 6, Aberdeen Ironbirds 2
Scott Burke, the 20th round pick from this year, made the start for the Ironbirds and had a lovely night. Splitting time between the rotation the bullpen, last night Burke went four innings with just one hit and one walk allowed. He struck out three and didn’t allow a walk.
Things didn’t go as well for Ruben Garcia and Nick Jobst, who each gave up three runs to allow the Tigers to take the lead. Jobst retired just one of the five batters he faced.
On offense, the Ironbirds had just five hits, two from leadoff hitter Kirvin Moesquit. Both runs scored on an RBI triple from this year’s 9th round pick, T.J. Nichting. DH Ben Brezeale went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Ouch.
For more information on these games, check out MiLB.com.
- Norfolk vs Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Alec Asher
- Bowie vs Trenton, 7:05. Starter: Lucas Long
- Frederick vs Salem, 7:00. Starter: Reid Love
- Delmarva @ Hagerstown, 7:05. Starter: TBD
- Aberdeen vs Connecticut, 7:05. Starter: TBD