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Orioles minor league recap 5/14: Harvey stumbles, McKenna homers during rough night on the farm

Hunter Harvey followed up his best start in years with a dud. Ryan McKenna homered in a losing effort, and Delmarva suffered a double-digit loss.

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Akron RubberDucks (Indians) 7, Bowie Baysox 3

After six shutout innings his last time out, Hunter Harvey came back down to earth in this one. The Orioles top pick in 2013 was charged with all seven runs, and made it through only four innings. He gave up nine hits, surrendered two homers and struck out five in the game. It certainly wasn’t fair to expect Harvey to follow up his best start in years with another shutout, but everyone was hoping for a little better than this.

The seven earned runs were a season high for Harvey, who had not given up more than four this year. Still, his ERA rose to 6.63. Bowie’s bullpen allowed only two hits in four scoreless innings. Zach Muckenhirn led the way with two strikeouts in the fifth.

Ryan McKenna got the Baysox on the board with a solo home run in the sixth inning. McKenna homered for his second straight game, and collected one of the only two extra base hits for Bowie. He and Carlos Perez were the only Bowie players with multiple hits.

Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) 15, Delmarva Shorebirds 1

There’s really no way to sugarcoat a 14-run loss. Hagerstown jumped out and scored six in the top of the first, and followed with two more in the second. They tacked another run on in the top of the third, and added six more between the sixth and seventh innings.

Nick Vespi made the start for Delmarva and only pitched the first. Nick Gruener labored through 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits. The Shorebirds finally scored in the bottom of the eighth inning, but they needed a little bit of help. Nick Horvath scored on a wild pitch to prevent the shutout.

Frederick Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals): POSTPONED

The game was postponed for rain, but they still held the Mother’s Day brunch. Hopefully a few moms had a nice time...

Box scores for last night’s games can be found here

Today’s scheduled games:

Norfolk at Toledo, 6:35. Starter: Josh Rogers

Bowie at Akron, 10:35. Starter: Zac Lowther

Game 1: Frederick at Wilmington, 4:35. Starter: Cody Sedlock

Game 2: Frederick at Wilmington, TBD. Starter: TBD

Delmarva at Greensburg, 7:00. Starter: Ofelky Peralta.