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Orioles minors recap 6/2: All four affiliates go winless

It was not a good night down on the farm, as all four teams lost. On the plus side, Cristian Alvarado and Yefry Ramirez pitched strong games.

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Rochester Red Wings 3, Norfolk Tides 1

The Tides were hardly able to muster any offense in this one, losing by two runs in a close game against the Red Wings.

In his first game since being promoted from Double-A Bowie, Cedric Mullins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the leadoff hitter for Norfolk. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with the team’s lone RBI.

Yefry Ramirez had a strong outing on the mound despite getting the hard luck loss. He pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs with one walk and six strikeouts. He has a 4.72 ERA and a 2-4 record overall.

Trenton Thunder 7, Bowie Baysox 2

Trenton steamrolled Bowie, getting out to a hot start with four runs in the first and two more in the second. Bowie scored lone runs in the first and the eighth, and the Thunder would tack on one more run in the ninth.

Hunter Harvey took the loss, only lasting two innings and giving up six earned runs on five hits with one walk and no strikeouts. His ERA sits at 5.57 on the year. He was relieved in the third inning by Zach Britton, on rehab assignment, who threw a scoreless frame on just eight pitches.

On offense, Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-4 on the night. So far this season, his batting line is .289/.341/.447. Colby Rasmus, on rehab assignment like Britton, went 0-for-3 from the number two spot in the lineup. DH Ademar Rifaela sent 0-for-4, leaving his average at .250. Anthony Santander went hitless, but his average is .298 since being sent down to Bowie.

Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Frederick Keys 0

Frederick got shut out on Friday night at Nymeo Field. A strong starting pitching performance was wasted as the Key’s bats fell silent.

Ryan McKenna, one of the few bright spots in this game, went 1-for-3 from the leadoff spot with a double, a walk and a stolen base. On the year, he is hitting an impressive .365. Third baseman Jomar Reyes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, leaving his average at a lowly .231 for the season. He also had a throwing error, his 13th of the season.

On the pitching side, Christian Alvarado took the loss despite pitching well. He went seven strong innings, allowing five hits, one earned run, zero walks and five strikeouts. His ERA is now 3.30 on the year.

Charleston RiverDogs 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

The Shorebirds came out on the wrong end of a pitching duel against the RiverDogs in this one, losing by just one run. The top of Delmarva’s lineup had a few clutch hits, but it was not enough to overcome Charleston.

Leadoff man and second baseman Kirvin Moesquit (.266 AVG) went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Shortstop Mason McCoy (.251 AVG), hitting behind Moesquit, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Those two players would account for all of Delmarva’s scoring.

Starter Matthias Dietz did not have his control on this particular night. He threw 84 pitches in only 3.2 innings, with a total of five walks. The rest of his stat line looked like this: three hits, two earned runs and four strikeouts. After Dietz left the game, two relievers combined to throw 5.1 innings, giving up one run.

Complete box scores from Friday’s games can be found here.

Saturday’s Scheduled Games

Norfolk vs. Rochester, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: Jimmy Yacabonis (1-1, 3.21)

Bowie vs. Trenton, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: Keegan Akin (5-4, 2.97)

Frederick vs. Lynchburg, 6:00 PM ET. Starter: Ofelky Peralta (1-5, 6.00)

Delmarva vs. Charleston, 6:05 PM ET. Starter: Brenan Hanifee (4-1, 2.55)