Norfolk Tides 5, Durham (Rays) 4
Tyler Wilson gave up four runs in five innings, but it didn’t matter because his offense scored five runs for him in the first two innings of the game. Pedro Alvarez hit his 25th home run of the season for the Tides, with outfielder Mike Yastrzemski adding his seventh. I feel kind of bad for Alvarez being stuck down there and hitting dingers nonstop, but that’s the breaks.
This was one of those “track meet against Chance Sisco” kinds of games. Three players stole bases against him and none were thrown out. Sisco also had a passed ball in the contest and went 0-4.
Bowie Baysox 13, Portland (Red Sox) 7
Just a ridiculous night of offense for the Baysox, with 19 hits and seven walks for their hitters. Left fielder D.J. Stewart dealt the biggest blow in a seven run fifth inning for the Baysox, blasting a grand slam for his 15th home run of the season. Stewart was 2-4 in the game and drove in six runs. He’s got that season OPS up over .800 again.
Ryan Flaherty continued his rehab, going 0-2 but also drawing three walks. Fellow rehabbing Oriole who was a Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander was 1-3 while drawing two walks. Cedric Mullins also had two walks out of the leadoff spot, went 2-4 with a double, and stole a base. I like this Bowie team.
Recently-acquired Yefry Ramirez made his Orioles organization debut in the most Orioles-like fashion, walking five Sea Dogs batters in 5.2 innings. Ramirez surrendered three runs on five hits also - and it was actually two home runs that did all of the damage against him.
Wilmington (Royals) 3, Frederick Keys 1
Keys batters got just three hits in the game, so that’s really all there is to say about that. Well, they also combined for seven walks, which was nice of them.
Speaking of walks, starting pitcher Ofelky Peralta continued his quest to walk the world, giving up four walks in 5.1 innings. Peralta surrendered three runs on six hits and also struck out four batters. He has now walked 71 batters in 86 innings pitched for the Keys this year.
West Virginia (Pirates) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Delmarva out-hit the Power, 8-7, and drew four walks to West Virginia’s 1, but four of the seven hits that Shorebirds pitchers gave up went for extra bases, including two home runs that accounted for four of the six West Virginia runs. The Shorebirds left 11 men on base and were just 2-9 with RISP.
Aberdeen IronBirds 3, Tri-City (Astros) 2
Ryan Ripken, nephew of Billy, came through with a two-run home run, his second of the season for Aberdeen, to put them on top in the seventh inning. From there, an IronBirds pitching staff that held the ValleyCats to just four hits in the game did the rest.
Starting pitcher Cameron Ming, the 14th round pick this season, got things going with 3.1 scoreless innings - planned, presumably, as most of this year’s college draftees have started out with shorter outings.
Complete box scores from Saturday’s games, including the adventures of both the GCL and DSL Orioles, can be found here.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: vs. Durham, 4:05. Starter: Mike Wright
- Bowie: at Portland, 1:00. Starter: John “The Ends Justify The” Means
- Frederick: at Wilmington, 4:05. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
- Delmarva: at West Virginia, 2:05. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn
- Aberdeen: at Tri-City, 5:00. Starter: TBD