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Orioles minors recap 9/2: Four errors doom Norfolk, Bowie

An error-filled night on the Orioles farm led to all four affiliates who played games lost. There are just two games left in their seasons.

Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Durham (Rays) 12, Norfolk Tides 9

The Tides committed four errors in this game, leading to three unearned runs for the Bulls. Chance Sisco and Mike Yastrzemski each committed a pair of errors. It is probably not a whole lot of fun to be the guys in Triple-A who didn’t get called up on September 1.

Norfolk actually had a 9-2 lead at one point in this game before giving up ten unanswered runs. DJ Stewart drove in three runs in the game and was on base three times. Anthony Santander had a two-hit night and hit his first Triple-A home run of the year.

On the mound, starting pitcher Luis Ortiz, received in the Jonathan Schoop trade, surrendered four runs on seven hits and a walk in five-plus innings. All four runs that he allowed scored via three home runs - including two by former Oriole Brandon Snyder.

Former Orioles draft pick Colin Poche (did not sign in 2012) got the win for Durham after pitching two scoreless innings. Poche has struck out 110 batters with just 19 walks in 66 innings of relief this season, which is actually ridiculous.

Altoona (Pirates) 6, Bowie Baysox 3

Another game, another four errors by the Orioles affiliate. Bowie was tagged with a pair of unearned runs thanks to those errors. The game was tied 3-3 until the Baysox gave up three runs in the top of the ninth. Oops. Branden Kline, who should probably be on the Orioles right now with rosters having expanded, was charged with three runs, one earned, in an inning of work.

It was another one of the O’s trade pieces starting for Bowie: Dillon Tate from the Zach Britton trade. Tate gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, which could have been better and could have been worse. Reliever Zach Pop, from the Manny Machado trade, tossed a scoreless inning to lower his Bowie ERA to 2.79.

At the plate, not much was going on for the Baysox except for the three-hit game from Yusniel Diaz. The Cuban outfielder had a tough start with the Baysox after getting traded here but has been heading in the right direction in the season’s waning days. He has hits in five straight games.

Frederick Keys - suspended, rain

Lakewood (Phillies) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 7

The Shorebirds out-hit the opposition, 14-11, and led the game 7-3 heading into the seventh inning, but were done in by five unanswered runs. Again, oops!

NASCAR scion Zach Jarrett had a 3-5 night for Delmarva and drove in five of their runs. 2018 draftee Cadyn Grenier had a two-hit night, as did two other Shorebirds. Alas, it was not enough to win it. Center fielder Kirvin Moesquit stole two bases and now has 48 on the season.

Hudson Valley (Rays) 2, Aberdeen IronBirds 0

Three hits and no runs for Aberdeen. Not much else to say about that.

2018 third rounder Blaine Knight started for Aberdeen, allowing a run on three hits and two walks in four innings. Knight struck out two. He threw only 53 pitches - a planned shorter outing. Probably could have gone longer, but after Knight’s Arkansas team went to the finals of the College World Series, no need to push him in his first pro season.

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

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Durham, 5:05. Starter: Luis Ysla
  • Bowie: vs. Altoona, 1:35. Starter: Bruce Zimmermann
  • Frederick: vs. Myrtle Beach, 6:00. Resume suspended + full second game. Game 2 starter: Cristian Alvarado
  • Delmarva: at Lakewood, 7:05. Starter: Brandon Bonilla
  • Aberdeen: at Hudson Valley, 5:05. Starter: TBD