Norfolk Tides vs. Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals) doubleheader — POSTPONED
The Tides were supposed to play two games Tuesday. Instead, they played zero, as rain made the Harbor Park field unplayable. Now they’ll have to play four games in two days, with back-to-back doubleheaders Wednesday and Thursday.
The Tides will be getting a boost to their roster soon, as the Zach Britton trade to the Yankees was finalized late Tuesday night. Two of the pitching prospects in the deal, lefty starter Josh Rogers and righty reliever Cody Carroll, have been assigned to Norfolk. The headliner of the trade, right-handed starter Dillon Tate, will report to Bowie.
Bowie Baysox 9, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Mets) 3 — resumption of Monday’s game
Bowie and Binghamton resumed the game they’d started Monday night that was postponed in the second inning. The Baysox did all their scoring in the middle innings, plating three in the fifth to tie and a six-spot in the sixth to break the game open.
Every Baysox batter had a hit except, ironically, the two Bowie hitters the O’s acquired in the Manny Machado trade, Yusniel Diaz and Rylan Bannon (a combined 0-for-7). Ryan McKenna was 2-for-4 and Ryan Mountcastle 1-for-3. Aderlin Rodriguez and Martin Cervenka homered.
Brian Gonzalez gave a quality effort on the mound, working all seven innings Tuesday (after Luis Ysla had pitched the first two innings Monday) and allowing just three runs.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7, Bowie Baysox 3
In the regularly scheduled game, Michael Kelly and Reid Love combined to give up seven runs in the first four innings, dooming the Baysox. There was some good news on the mound, though; Zach Pop, another prospect acquired in the Machado trade, pitched two perfect innings, getting three strikeouts and three groundouts. It was a superb recovery from his awful debut Friday in which he didn’t retire any of the four batters he faced.
At the plate, Diaz went 1-for-4 but Bannon took another 0-fer, striking out in two of his three at-bats. Mountcastle was 2-for-3 and McKenna 0-for-4. Anderson Feliz’s three-run homer accounted for all of Bowie’s scoring.
Frederick Keys 4, Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox) 3
The Keys stole this one from the Dash with a two-run rally in the seventh, as Cole Billingsley drove in the tying run with a triple and scored the go-ahead run on a sac fly. Jomar Reyes contributed a 3-for-3 day for Frederick.
Cristian Alvarado earned the win with a six-inning, three-run outing, and closer Tyler Erwin put in extra effort for a two-inning save. Erwin, a 23rd-round pick in 2016, is having a nice year for the Keys, with 11 saves and a 1.69 ERA.
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) — POSTPONED
Heavy rain in Hagerstown washed out this contest. The Shorebirds and Suns will play a doubleheader Wednesday.
West Virginia Black Bears (Pirates) 14, Aberdeen Ironbirds 7
It was a brutal night for Ironbirds pitchers. Of their five hurlers, one gave up five runs (starter Jimmy Murphy), four runs (losing pitcher Zach Matson), three runs (Josh Keaton) and two runs (Jose Diaz). Only Juan Echevarria had a scoreless outing.
Their struggles spoiled a fine night for the Aberdeen lineup. Seamus Curran went 3-for-5 with a homer, leadoff man Robbie Thornburn drove in three runs, and Adam Hall reached base three times and stole a bag.
Wednesday’s scheduled games:
- Norfolk vs. Syracuse, doubleheader, 5:05 PM. Game 1 starter: John Means (5-1, 3.01). Game 2 starter: Matt Wotherspoon (2-6, 4.66)
- Bowie vs. Binghamton, 11:05 AM. Starter: Christian Binford (1-4, 5.12)
- Frederick at Winston-Salem, 11:00 AM. Starter: Alex Wells (4-6, 3.97)
- Delmarva at Hagerstown, doubleheader, 5:05 PM. Game 1 starter: DL Hall (2-5, 2.44). Game 2 starter: TBD
- Aberdeen at West Virginia, 7:05 PM. Starter: TBD