clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Orioles prospects 9/8: Bowie, Frederick on brink of elimination

Two Orioles affiliates in their postseason lost on Friday night. Frederick’s season ends tonight win or lose. Bowie needs a win to survive.

Minnesota Twins v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Altoona (Pirates) 8, Bowie Baysox 4 (Bowie trails best of 5 series, 2-0)

Bowie is now a loss away from having their season be over. What’s worse for them is that the two games they have lost so far were both played in Bowie, so they’ll have to go on a three-game winning streak on the road to do anything.

The Baysox were set back from the get-go as their starter, Tanner Scott, had one of his wild nights. Scott has typically pitched three innings in starts this year, but he couldn’t finish the third on Friday. Scott was still in the game long enough to give up three runs on three hits and three walks, and he hit two batters, also.

Later in the game, another pitcher who’s been on the Scott plan of pitching, generally three inning starts, Jesus Liranzo, also struggled, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks in two innings of work.

The Baysox ended up being out-hit 12-7 in the game and they were just 1-10 with runners in scoring position. Leadoff man Cedric Mullins was 3-4 with a double and a home run and scored two of Bowie’s runs. Eastern League MVP Garabez Rosa also homered in the game.

Lynchburg (Indians) 4, Frederick Keys 0 (Best of 3 series tied 1-1)

This series has been shortened to three games, with the winner set to be declared a co-champion of the Carolina League. Due to Hurricane Irma, the league decided to cancel its championship series.

One day after a dramatic walkoff win, the Keys never had much of a shot in game 2 because they picked up just three hits all game. They had the misfortune of having to face Hillcats starter Triston McKenzie, who is the #22 prospect in all of baseball. McKenzie dominated the Keys, giving up just three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings, while striking out ten batters.

For the Keys, starter Brian Gonzalez came out of the game after just 4.2 innings, having thrown 94 pitches. Gonzalez wasn’t bad, as only one of the two runs he allowed was earned. Five hits and a walk allowed must have chewed up the pitch count.

Complete box scores of Saturday’s two playoff games can be found here.

Saturday’s Scheduled Games

  • Bowie: at Altoona, 6:00. Starter: Lucas Long (series over if Bowie loses)
  • Frederick: at Lynchburg, 6:00. Starter: Reid Love (winner is Carolina League co-champion)