Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 6, Norfolk Tides 2
This was a close game until the 8th inning until when the RailRiders scored four runs off of relief pitcher Michael Kelly. Kelly only recorded one out, so you could say it was a bad game for him. That was after starter John Means turned in a solid but unspectacular start, giving up two runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings.
The Tides picked up 11 hits in the game but thanks to a 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position couldn’t take a lead. Breyvic Valera led the way with three hits, including a double. Pedro Alvarez and Luis Sardinas both went 2-for-4 with a double. D.J. Stewart went 1-for-5 and Cedric Mullins sat out again as he recovers from a stomach bug.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) 7, Bowie Baysox 2
Dean Kremer started for the Baysox and was pretty good but suffered from a bad defense. Get used to it, Dean! Kremer gave up two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings, but each time only one was earned thanks to an error made in the field. His final pitching line was 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K. Nice strikeout number! Zach Pop gave up two runs in two innings of relief. Rough night for the trade acquisitions.
Craig Gentry reached base four times via two singles and two walks as part of his rehab assignment, while just activated Austin Hays went 0-for-5. Ryan Mountcastle had the night off.
Frederick Keys 4, Potomac Nationals 3 - 12 innings
Finally, a win! Zac Lowther pitched well enough to get a win but it wasn’t meant to be. He pitched into the seventh inning with just two runs allowed, striking out seven with just one walk.
With the game tied at two after nine innings, Tyler Erwin was called on to finish the game. The Keys scored a run in the top of the 11th and then Erwin blew the save by giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the inning, but they scored again in the 12th to give him the win.
T.J. Nichting and Daniel Fajardo were the only Keys with multi-hit games as they each picked up two singles. Cole Billingsley picked the game-winning RBI with a single that knocked in the runner added to second base at the start of the inning. Silly extra inning rules.
Rome Braves 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 0
It was just an ugly night for defense across the minors for the Orioles. The Shorebirds made three errors in this game, two of which came in Rome’s three-run third inning. Pitcher DL Hall was charged with four runs in the game, but just two were earned. Aside from the runs he had a pretty good night. In five innings pitched he picked up four strikeouts and got eight ground ball outs.
The Shorebirds had seven hits in the game with Jean Carlos Encarnacion and Seamus Curran each picking up two. Encarnacion was part of the Kevin Gausman trade and has had a hot start to his Orioles career. In six games he has gone 10-for-25 with two doubles and a triple. Cadyn Grenier had the night off.
Vermont Lake Monster (OAK) 4, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0
Former first round pick Cody Sedlock is working his way back from injury and started tonight for the Ironbirds. Sedlock pitched three innings and gave up two balk-aided runs. Yes, two. He walked the first batter of the game, who then moved to third on a single where Sedlock balked him in. In the third inning, the leadoff man singled and then Sedlock balked him to second. Two long fly balls later and the runner scored.
On offense, the Ironbirds didn’t do much. They had six hits, three of which were from 2B Milton Ramos. Shortstop Jean Carmona, part of the Jonathan Schoop trade, singled and walked from the leadoff spot. This year’s 5th round pick Robert Neustrom went 1-for-3 as the DH.
GCL Red Sox 10, GCL Orioles 4
We don’t normally talk about the Gulf Coast League, but this year’s first round pick Grayson Rodriguez made the start and things did not go well. In just 1.1 innings, Rodriguez gave up five runs on five hits and two walks. Due to an error by the third baseman Jared Gates to start the second, only two of the runs were earned. But it still wasn’t a pretty sight. All in all Rodriguez has been successful down in the GCL, pitching to a 1.35 ERA in seven games.
For more information on all of these games as well as info on the Dominican Summer League, check out MiLB.com.
- Norfolk vs. Columbus, 7:05. Starter: Luis Ortiz
- Bowie @ Hartford, 7:05. Starter: Dillon Tate
- Frederick vs. Buies Creek, 7:00. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
- Delmarva @ Columbia, 7:05. Starter: Luis Perez
- Aberdeen vs. Vermont, 7:05. Starter: TBD