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Orioles minors recap 5/17: Renato Núñez has a big debut for the Tides

Only the Tides and Baysox played. Yefry Ramirez turned in an impressive performance for Norfolk and Corban Joseph walked off Bowie.

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Tides 4, Indianapolis (Pirates) 3

Norfolk nearly rescued defeat from the jaws of victory. They led 3-0 for most of the game until a disastrous ninth inning from Andrew Faulkner and Matt Wotherspoon allowed Indianapolis to tie things with an RBI single and two-run homer.

Prior to the bullpen malfunction, Yefry Ramirez was really, really good. Over seven scoreless innings, he gave up just one hit and one walk while striking out seven. The righty certainly seems to be near the top of the list to come to Baltimore when/if a spot start is needed anytime soon.

The newest member of the Orioles organization, Renato Núñez, drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. His single scored Jaycob Brugman from second base. That was just the end of Núñez’s big day. He drove in two more runs with a double in the third inning. The other Tides run came in the fourth on a Brugman single. D.J. Stewart also had two hits, including a double, and a walk.

Game 1: Baysox 5, Harrisburg (Walgreens) 4 F/7

This was the resumption of the prior night’s game, which was halted after the sixth inning. However, it was also a game that was only set to last seven innings, so it didn’t take long to wrap this one up.

Paul Fry struck out the side and mixed in two hits over a scoreless seventh inning. Corban Joseph ended it in the bottom of the frame with a walk-off home run on the third pitch of Bowie’s half of the inning.

Game 2: Harrisburg 5, Baysox 2

Anthony Santander drove in the first run of this game on a ground out with runners on the corners in the first inning. Bowie’s other run scored in the fourth inning from a Joseph sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, the Baysox were unable to further capitalize on their eight hits and five walks despite not striking out one time all game.

Keegan Akin had a tough start. Over 5.1 innings, he allowed four runs on seven hits, two walks and four strikeouts. His trouble inning came in the fifth, when the Senators put up a three spot thanks to a single, double and home run. Ryan Meisinger was first out of the ‘pen to handle the remainder of the sixth and all of the seventh. He allowed a run on two hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Matthew Grimes tossed a worry-free eighth and worked around two walks in the ninth.

Frederick —, Lynchburg (Indians) —

POSTPONED. This game will be made up today as part of a double-header, which will begin at 5 p.m. in Virginia

Full box scores for all of the O’s minors here.

Thursday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: vs Indianapolis, 12:05 p.m. ET, starter: RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (0-1, 4.95 ERA)
  • Bowie: at Trenton (Yankees), 7 p.m. ET, starter: LHP Jayson Aquino (1-1, 3.60)
  • Frederick: (1) at Lynchburg, 5 p.m. ET, starter: LHP Alex Wells (0-3, 4.42)
    (2) at Lynchburg, gametime TBA, starter: RHP Jhon Peluffo (2-1, 5.32)
  • Delmarva: vs Hagerstown (Walgreens), 7:05 pm, starter: LHP Cameron Bishop (3-2, 2.19)