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Orioles minors recap 7/4: Yacabonis pitches well and Norfolk gets shutout win

Norfolk and Delmarva were the only two affiliates to win on Tuesday night. Bowie, Frederick and Aberdeen lost.

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Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 0

The Tides shutout the Knights at home in a quick game that lasted just two hours and forty minutes. Jimmy Yacabonis got the start and pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk with five strikeouts. Four relievers combined to shutout Charlotte over the final five innings.

Yacabonis’ transition from reliever to starter has gone well so far this year. In the minors, he has a 2.91 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 55.2 innings.

DJ Stewart was 1-for-2 with a run and two walks. His triple slash line is .266/.366/.446. Cedric Mullins was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs and he is hitting .267/.338/.458 so far with Norfolk. Between Double-A and Triple-A this year, Mullins is slashing .296/.353/.492. Third baseman Drew Dosch was 1-for-3 with an RBI, bringing his batting line to .289/.349/.441.

Eerie SeaWolves 4, Bowie Baysox 3

Bowie had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, but Reid Love blew the save, allowing two runs in the inning. He allowed three runs total over the last 2.1 innings of the game. Bowie’s starter Luis Ysla deserved better.

Ysla gave up just one run over six innings with two hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. On the year, he has 28 walks and 56 strikeouts in 46.2 innings. His ERA is 5.01 and his WHIP is 1.59.

On offense, Ryan Mountcastle went 1-for-4. His triple slash line in 190 at-bats is .305/.358/.495. Ademar Rifaela was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts to leave his average at .250. Anthony Santander was 2-for-4 and Ryan McKenna was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two strikeouts. Bowie outhit Eerie 9 to 5.

Lynchburg Hillcats 10, Frederick Keys 5

The Hillcats got the better of the Keys in a high scoring affair on Tuesday night. Frederick put up a fight, for awhile at least, until Lynchburg increased their lead from two to five runs in the ninth. Lynchburg was paced by three home runs, including two by Jodd Carter, and three different players had multiple runs batted in.

For the Keys, Wilson Garcia was 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs and two RBI. He is now hitting .317/.354/.587 with Frederick. Yojhan Quevedo was 1-for-4 with one home run, one run and two RBI. Preston Palmeiro was hitless and Randolph Gassaway had a double and a walk.

On the mound, Frederick’s Michael Baumann gave up five runs in five innings with seven hits, four walks and four strikeouts. The bulk of the damage done against him was in the fourth, when he allowed four runs. Two Keys relievers combined to allow five runs in the last four innings. Baumann is now 4-2 with a 4.09 ERA.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 2

The score was tied at two between Delmarva and Lakewood heading into the ninth inning, when the Shorebirds scored three runs to pull ahead. Trevor Craport doubled to left with the bases loaded, driving in two runs. Then Branden Becker singled to left to drive in another run.

For the night, Craport was 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two strikeouts. He’s hitting .267/.334/.447 on the year. Shortstop Mason McCoy was 2-for-5 with a run scored, bringing his triple slash line to .247/.318/.373. Left-fielder Zach Jarrett may have gone 0-for-3, but he did have two walks and a run. So far this season, he’s hitting .305/.373/.486.

Right-hander Brenan Hanifee had a very strong start for the Shorebirds, throwing seven innings with eight hits, two runs, zero walks, six strikeouts and one home run allowed. Despite the no-decision last night, he has a 7-3 record, 2.63 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.

Hudson Valley Renegades 1, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0

The Ironbirds got shutout in a game that was called after six innings due to rain. Hector Guance pitched all six innings for Aberdeen and took the loss, giving up one run on a wild pitch along with two hits and five strikeouts. He is now 1-3 on the year with a 4.15 ERA.

Not much to talk about on offense. The Ironbirds left seven men on base, going 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Right-fielder Cody Roberts was 2-for-3 with a double, leaving his average at .263, and third baseman Willy Yahn was 1-for-3, leaving his average at .259.

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

Wednesday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk at Gwinnett , 7:05 PM ET. Starter: Matt Wotherspoon (2-5, 4.50 ERA)
  • Bowie vs. Harrisburg , 6:35 PM ET. Starter: Christian Binford (1-2, 4.09 ERA)
  • Frederick at Carolina , 7:00 PM ET. Starter: TBD
  • Delmarva vs. Hagerstown , 6:05 PM ET. Starter: TBD
  • Aberdeen at Brooklyn, 6:00 PM ET. Starter: TBD