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Orioles minor league recap 8/3: Keegan Akin has a strong start for Bowie

The Keys and Ironbirds combined to give up 25 runs, which is not good. But Bowie won!

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Norfolk Tides @ Charlotte Knights (CWS) - PPD

The Tides and Knights were rained out on a day when they were supposed to not only play their regularly scheduled game, but also finish Wednesday’s game, which was suspended in the third inning with the Tides winning 3-0.

The suspended game will be made up on August 21st at Harbor Park and the last night’s game will not be made up.

Bowie Baysox 4, Akron RubberDucks (CLE) 3

Starting pitcher Keegan Akin had a nice night, giving up two runs in seven innings pitched. Akin gave up three hits (one home run), walked two, and struck out nine. That is a nice strikeout number. Akin has now allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of his last 11 starts and his season ERA is 2.82.

Yusniel Diaz had two singles as the only Baysock with a multi-hit game. Ryans McKenna and Mountcastle both went 1-for-4.

Potomac Nationals 12, Frederick Keys 0

This one was ugly. Randolph Gassaway went 3-for-4 with a double, Chris Clare went 2-for-4, and the rest of the team went 1-for-25.

Even uglier was the pitching line for poor Matthias Dietz. Since being promoted to Frederick on July 4th, Dietz has pitched to an 8.31 ERA. Last night he gave up six runs in 3.1 innings thanks in part to to five walks. Lucas Humpal and Alex Katz were both bad in relief as well.

Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) 2, Delmarva Shorebirds 1

Brandon Bonilla made his first start of the season in his second appearance since being promoted to Delmarva from Aberdeen. He pitched three innings, his longest appearance of the season, and gave up one run. Ryan Wilson followed with five innings, one run.

Two runs isn’t much, but it was enough for the Shorebirds to lose. Their only run scored in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Trevor Craport.

Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) 13, Aberdeen Ironbirds 6

Pitcher Willie Rios had terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start. After giving up six runs in the first inning, Rios gave up three more in the second without recording an out. He gave up five hits and walked five. His ERA jumped from 3.27 to 5.03. Neither Rios nor his relief were helped by Aberdeen’s defense, which made four errors.

Six runs is more than respectable but not nearly enough when your pitching gives up six in the first inning. J.C. Escarra led the way with four hits including two doubles and a triple. The rehabbing Austin Hays went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, and this year’s 5th round pick Robert Neustrom went 2-for-4 with a double. Adam Hall’s rough season continued with an 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

For box scores and more information on today’s games, check out MiLB.com.

Today’s Games

  • Norfolk @ Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Matt Wotherspoon
  • Bowie vs. Reading, 7:05. Starter: Dean Kremer
  • Frederick @ Wilmington, 7:05. Starter: Zac Lowther
  • Delmarva vs. Charleston, 7:05. Starter: TBD
  • Aberdeen @ Brooklyn, 6:40. Starter: TBD