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Orioles minors recap 6/9: Tides and Keys squeak out wins and Delmarva splits doubleheader

Bowie took the loss in a close one, while the Tides and Keys came out on the right side of a pair of pitcher’s duels. Also, Delmarva won one of two against Hagerstown.

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Norfolk Tides 3, Toledo Mud Hens 1

The Tides took a three run lead in the second inning and never relinquished it, despite the Mud Hens scoring a lone run in the sixth.

Cedric Mullins slump since being promoted to Triple-A continued. He was 0-for-4, leaving his average at .083 in 24 at-bats. Mike Yastrzemski was 1-for-3 with a three run home run, and Steve Wilkerson was 1-for-4. Wilkerson is hitting .259 since coming back from his suspension. Caleb Joseph was 1-for-4 with a throwing error in the field. He has a .284 batting average since being demoted to Norfolk.

Tides starter Yefry Ramirez got the win, improving his record to 3-4 on the year. He lasted five innings, allowing three hits, zero runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Overall, his ERA is now 4.33. Zach Britton pitched one inning in relief, allowing two hits, one earned run and one strikeout.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Bowie Baysox 2

Bowie was unable to hold off New Hampshire despite going into the bottom of the sixth with a 2-1 lead. The Fisher Cats would proceed to score a run each in the sixth, seventh and eighth to pull ahead by two.

Ademar Rifaela was 0-for-4, lowering his batting average to .243. Anthony Santander went 1-for-4 with a run to leave his average at .293 since being sent down to Bowie. Ryan Mountcastle went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, lowering his average to .287 on the year, and Audry Perez had a solo home run.

Starter Christian Binford, pressed into action because of the Hunter Harvey injury, pitched six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, one walk and six strikeouts. Michael Kelly followed him to the mound and gave up two runs in 1.2 innings, taking the loss. Kelly’s ERA is now an unsightly 9.00.

Frederick Keys 3, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

The Keys edged out a close one last night against the Blue Rocks, winning by just one run. Frederick got all of their scoring out of the way early, tallying one run in the first and two in the third. Wilmington made it interesting with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Frederick was able to hold on for the win.

Colby Rasmus was 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and one RBI. In 17 rehab at-bats with Frederick, his batting average is .176. Ryan McKenna was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run, leaving his average at .356. Preston Palmeiro was 3-for-5 with an RBI, leaving his average at .280.

Zac Lowther, in his second start for the Keys, got the win. He pitched six shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk and eight punch-outs. His ERA sits at a minuscule 0.90.

Hagerstown Suns 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Game 1)

The Shorebirds lost a close one in eight innings, falling to the Suns by a couple runs. It was tied at two until the top of the eighth inning, when Hagerstown was able to scratch across a pair of runs.

Matthias Dietz pitched 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. His ERA was 3.02 when he left the game. Alex Katz would follow him to the mound and take the loss, allowing two unearned runs.

Kirvin Moesquit was 0-for-4 at the plate, but he reached base and scored a run while also tallying his 28th steal of the season. Seamus Curran and Trevor Craport each had a hit and Ryan Ripken went 0-for-3, leaving his season long average at .253.

Delmarva Shorebirds 11, Hagerstown Suns 4 (Game 2)

In the makeup of a postponement from May 18, the Shorebirds trounced the Suns in seven innings. They managed 11 runs on 11 hits, scoring runs in every inning except for the fifth.

Kirvin Moesquit was 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and his 29th steal of the year. Zach Jarrett was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Mason McCoy was 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, three runs and one RBI. McCoy’s average sits at .241 for the year. Ryan Ripken and Will Robertson each had a home run in this game. Both players now have three home runs each, in total.

Delmarva’s Scott Burke had a rocky start, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings. He gave up seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Timothy Naughton got the win in relief, going 2.1 innings without allowing a hit.

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

Saturday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk vs. Toledo, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: Jimmy Yacabonis (2-1, 3.03)
  • Bowie vs. New Hampshire, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: Keegan Akin (6-4, 2.73)
  • Frederick vs. Wilmington, 6:05 PM ET. Starter: Cristian Alvarado (5-4, 3.30)
  • Delmarva vs. Hagerstown, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: DL Hall (0-4, 4.28)