Norfolk Tides 3, Toledo (Tigers) 2
All three Norfolk runs were driven in by DJ Stewart, who hit a two-run home run and had a double too. The home run was Stewart’s sixth of the season for the Tides. Catcher Austin Wynns had a pair of hits as well. Norfolk’s batters combined to go 0-7 with runners in scoring position.
Things got interesting in the ninth inning as Donnie Hart allowed three hits and one run, but he was able to pick up a pair of strikeouts to keep from blowing the game. Starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski had a nice start for the Tides, giving up just a run on three hits and three walks in 6.1 innings. He struck out five batters. The run scored on a solo homer.
Binghamton (Mets) 3, Bowie Baysox 1
The Baysox were held to just five hits in the game, and three of the five were collected by leadoff man and center fielder Cedric Mullins. Even more fun than that, he stole a pair of bases. Through 45 games, Mullins is now batting .306/.357/.497 and has eight steals. Hey, that’s pretty good!
Also good for the Baysox, pitching prospect Hunter Harvey. The 23-year-old righty struck out seven Rumble Ponies - yes, really - across five innings of work. He allowed five hits and issued one walk. Harvey threw 85 pitches, so he was likely removed for pitch count purposes as the O’s build up his workload. Five innings is tied for his longest outing of the season to date.
Binghamton designated hitter Tim Tebow was 1-3 in the contest.
Down East (Rangers) 4, Frederick Keys 0 - suspended after 7 innings
The Keys probably wish that this game could start over rather than resume from this point, since they only had four hits. Their on-base machine Ryan McKenna was 1-3 and also drew a walk. McKenna, also a center fielder, is now slashing .347/.429/.484 through 47 games with the Keys. That’s also pretty good!
The rest of the Keys offense in the game, not so much. Starting pitcher Ofelky Peralta had what passes for a good game for him, walking “just” three batters in six innings. He has walked 33 batters in 39 innings this season, which I did not mistype. Peralta also allowed three hits. Unfortunately for him, two of the three hits were home runs.
Lakewood (Phillies) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
Things didn’t start off well for Delmarva starter Brenan Hanifee and they didn’t get much better for the Shorebirds from there. Hanifee gave up three runs in just 4.2 innings. Although Hanifee struck out six Blue Claws, he gave up seven hits and two walks. For the season, his ERA sits at 2.55.
NASCAR scion Zach Jarrett picked up two of the six hits for the Shorebirds. He also drove in two of the three runs. Leadoff man Kirvin Moesquit was on base twice and stole his 21st base.
Complete box scores from Saturday’s games can be found here.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: at Toledo, 6:05. Starter: Yefry Ramirez
- Bowie: at Binghamton, 6:35. Starter: Keegan Akin
- Frederick: at Down East, 2:00. Starter: Jhon Peluffo (plus resume suspended game)
- Delmarva: vs. Lakewood, 1:05. Doubleheader. Starters: TBD and a different TBD