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Orioles minor league recap 7/13: Bowie comes back late, Delmarva scores big in win

The affiliates went 2-3 on the night with Bowie and Delmarva having exciting wins.

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Ryan Mountcastle in spring training
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Gwinnett Stripers (ATL) 4, Norfolk Tides 1

You don’t win many games when you only score one run, and that’s what the Tides did last night. They had 10 hits, including three doubles, but couldn’t string them together. Leadoff man Cedric Mullins went 1-for-5 with a double and scored the Tides’ only run. Luis Sardinas and Mike Yastrzemski had two-hit games with lil’ Yaz picking up a double.

Matt Wotherspoon made the start for the Tides and failed to complete five innings. He was pulled with two outs in the fifth after issuing a walk on his 91st pitch of the game. His final line was 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Bowie Baysox 7, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 5

The Baysox stunned the Fightin Phils with a five-run ninth inning to come back and win this game. The Baysox batted around in the ninth with Anthony Santander making both the first and last outs of the inning. Ouch. In between the Baysox picked up three singles, two doubles, and two walks to overcome a four-run deficit.

Ryan McKenna and Ryan Mountcastle (#TeamRyan? #TeamRM?) both had two hits in the game with one of Mountcastle’s hits going for a double. Anthony Santander also had two hits in the game despite his ninth inning futility.

Brian Gonzalez started the Baysox and completed seven innings, which is good. But he gave up five runs, which is not. He had a particularly rough second inning in which he loaded the bases on two singles and a walk and then gave up bases clearing double. Tanner Chleborad and Branden Kline followed with a scoreless inning apiece. Chleborad picked up the win and Kline got his seventh save of the season.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (KCR) 3, Frederick Keys 2

Cristian Alvarado pitched a solid game for the Keys, giving up three runs in 7.1 innings. It was just enough to get the loss, though, as his offense only scored two runs in support. Alvarez gave up seven hits, six of which were singles. Matt Trowbridge finished the game, retiring five straight batters with three strikeouts.

The offense wasn’t much to speak of. Wilson Garcia hit a solo home run for his 17th of the season. That’s pretty good! Jake Ring reached base three times on two singles and a walk, and he knocked in the other Keys’ run. Preston Palmeiro and Jomar Reyes both went hitless.

Delmarva Shorebirds 11, Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) 5

Jhon Peluffo pitched just five innings in this game, but it was just enough to get the win. He gave up just three hits and one walk in the effort. His relief, Ryan Wilson, was anything but. Wilson pitched 2.1 innings following Peluffo and allowed four runs (three earned) .

The hitting was much more successful than the pitching as the Shorebirds broke out for 11 runs spread throughout the game. They started the game with four runs in the first and then finished it up with three in the ninth.

The offensive player of the game has to be catcher Ben Brezeale who had three singles and a double on the night. Recently drafted Cadyn Grenier had two doubles and a walk.

Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) 6, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0

It was a forgettable night in Aberdeen as the Ironbirds were held to just five hits in the shutout loss. Two of those five hits were by 20-year-old Seamus Curran, an 8th round draft pick in 2015. Last year’s 2nd round pick Adam Hall went 1-for-3 with a double.

Starting pitcher Willie Rios gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in just four innings. Another 2018 draftee, Kevin Magee, pitched the final two innings with one earned run allowed.

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Today’s Games

  • Norfolk vs. Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Asher Wojciechowski
  • Bowie @ Reading, 7:15. Starter: Christian Binford
  • Frederick @ Potomac, 7:05 Starter: Michael Baumann
  • Delmarva @ Charleston, 7:05. Starter: Cameron Bishop
  • Aberdeen vs. Brooklyn, 7:15. Starter: TBD