Indianapolis Indians 6, Norfolk Tides 5
This game was tied at five going into the late innings, but the Indians were able to scratch out the win. Josh Lucas took the loss for the Tides, allowing the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh on a sacrifice fly.
Luis Ortiz had another lackluster game on the mound, giving up five runs in four innings with five hits, three walks, three strikeouts and two home runs allowed. His ERA is now 6.98. In three of his last four starts, he’s allowed four runs or more.
DJ Stewart continues to hit the cover off the ball down in Norfolk. He went 3-for-4 on Friday night with a three-run homer and two runs scored. His average is up to .293 and his OPS is .985. Chance Sisco has cooled a bit at the plate recently, going hitless in his last nine at-bats, including an 0-for-3 in this one.
Bowie Baysox 5, Erie SeaWolves 3
The Baysox trailed for most of this game before finally getting on the board — and tying things up — with a crooked three spot in the seventh inning. Catcher Martin Cervenka hit his first home run of the year, a solo shot in the eighth inning that broke the tie and proved to be the deciding run for Bowie.
Other Baysox hitters with RBI included Zach Jarrett, Carlos Perez and Brett Cumberland. The team was a perfect 3-for-3 with runners in scoring position on the night.
Starter Marcos Molina allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings. But it was reliever Zach Muckenhirn who swooped in for the win, throwing 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts.
Salem Red Sox 9, Frederick Keys 5
The Keys played from behind for most of this matchup. They got their first lead of the night in the bottom of the fifth, only to let the Red Sox tie it in the sixth and retake the lead (for good) in the seventh. It was reliever Matthias Dietz who took the loss after allowing four runs in 1.1 innings.
Blaine Knight started for Frederick and gave up four runs (three earned) in five innings. He allowed five hits, three walks and four strikeouts. In two starts with Frederick, Knight has a 3.27 ERA. When you include his five starts with Delmarva, he has a 1.43 ERA in 2019 between two levels.
Austin Hays, playing center field and batting leadoff for the Keys, went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts. Number two hitter Willy Yahn went 3-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and his fourth home run of the year. He’s now hitting .301. Third baseman Jomar Reyes had a pair of hits in five trips to the plate, raising his average to .270.
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 0
It may have taken 10 innings, but the Shorebirds secured their 30th win of the season. The pitching was outstanding, with three pitchers combining to throw a shutout. Drew Rom started for Delmarva and went five innings with seven strikeouts and four hits. Matt De La Rosa contributed four innings with five K’s and one hit, and Matthew Hammonds got the save in the 10th.
Shortstop Cadyn Grenier was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, and center fielder Nick Horvath was 2-for-3 with a walk. The Shorebirds were able to manufacture the only two runs of the game as soon as it went into extra innings. The runs came courtesy of an Adam Hall ground ball fielder’s choice and a Doran Turchin sacrifice fly.
Saturday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: TBD
- Bowie vs. Erie, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: Hunter Harvey (1-3, 6.23 ERA)
- Frederick vs. Salem, 6:00 PM ET. Starter: David Lebron (1-0, 3.20 ERA)
- Delmarva at Kannapolis, Game 1, 5:30 PM ET. Starter: Nick Vespi (1-2, 7.84 ERA)
- Delmarva at Kannapolis, Game 2. Starter: TBD