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Orioles minor league recap 6/19: Aberdeen falls to ValleyCats during a slow night on the farm

A majority of the Orioles affiliates had the night off, while the IronBirds stumbled at home.

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In a month that’s brought a plethora of double headers, Monday night was a slow night in the Orioles system. Aberdeen fell, 6-1, and that was pretty much it. The majority of the Orioles affiliates shared a common off day with the big club.

Tri-City (Astros) 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 1

Tri-City took the lead in the top of the first and never relinquished it in a 6-1 victory. J. C. Escarra produced the lone run for Aberdeen with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. The Orioles drafted Escarra in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB draft. The 23-year-old first baseman may never make the show, but at least he prevented the IronBirds from being shut out at home Monday night.

Gray Fenter took the loss for Aberdeen. Fenter (0-1) allowed four hits on four runs, and walked four in four innings pitched. That’s a lot of fours, and it was unfortunately not a recipe for success in Aberdeen. The IronBirds actually outhit the ValleyCats, 7-6, with Jake Ring and Robert Neustrom both recording multi-hit games. Ruben Garcia and Josh Keaton both pitched scoreless innings in relief for Aberdeen.

Box score available here

Today’s scheduled games

Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7:05. Starter: Yefry Ramirez

Bowie at Harrisburg, 6:30. Starter: TBD

Aberdeen vs. Tri-City, 7:05. Starter: TBD