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Orioles minor league recap 5/6: O’s affiliates get rained out, and Delmarva wins a shootout

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Norfolk and Frederick get rained out, Bowie gets shut out, and Delmarva wins a wild one against Asheville with a five-run comeback. 

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Erie (Tigers) 5, Bowie Baysox 0

Bowie got shut out for the seventh time this season. Erie starter Matt Manning (2.27 ERA) dominated Baysox hitters over seven innings, allowing just three singles—one apiece by Ryan McKenna, Rylan Bannon, and Zach Jarrett.

Baysox righty Marcos Molina (4.68 ERA) pitched three scoreless innings before the Seawolves sent ten men to the plate in the fourth, scoring four runs on a double and a pair of home runs. Tyler Chleborad (3.21 ERA) had a strong outing, pitching two and a third innings in relief and giving up just an unearned run on a throwing error by third baseman Alexis Torres. Pedro Araujo (3.55 ERA) came in to close out the game with two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.

Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Asheville (Colorado) 9

The Shorebirds took a wild one from the Asheville Tourists to run their record to 23-4. After going down 9-5, the Shorebirds stunned the Tourists by scoring five runs in the final two innings. Delmarva teed off in the eighth against Tourists reliever Raymells Rosa in his U.S. debut, plating four runs on a Rosa wild pitch, a Ben Breazeale single, a second wild pitch, and a pair of RBI doubles by Robbie Thorburn and JC Encarnacion. In the top of the ninth, Delmarva scored the go-ahead run when Encarnacion doubled, allowing Cadyn Grenier to score from first just ahead of the relay throw. Thorburn had a 2-for-3 day with a walk, Nick Horvath went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, and Cadyn Grenier got on base four times with three walks and a single, and scored the game-winning run. Adam Hall went 0-for-5.

It was a rough day for Delmarva starter Nick Vespi, who got roughed up for six runs (four earned) over four innings. In the third, the Tourists plated a run on two fielding errors, one by the third baseman Encarnacion and a second by the catcher Breazeale, who floated a throw to center on an attempted steal. In the fourth, the Tourists added four more runs, loading the bases against Vespi on a single, double, and walk, and scoring on a sac fly, double, and another throwing error by Breazeale. Asheville scored again in the seventh, getting a walk and back-to-back doubles off of reliever Matt De La Rosa (5.40 ERA). Delmarva brought in the lefty Zach Matson (2.38 ERA) who got a strikeout, but gave up an RBI single to put the Tourists up 9-5, setting the stage for Delmarva’s heroics in the eighth and ninth. A bottom-of-the-ninth Asheville rally was snuffed when Matson struck out the last two batters to end the game.

Complete box scores from Sunday’s set of games can be found here.

Monday’s Scheduled Games

  • Bowie: at Akron (Pittsburgh), 6:00 p.m. Starter: Hunter Harvey (0-2, 6.20)
  • Delmarva: at Asheville (Colorado), 10:35 a.m. Starter: Ofelky Peralta (1-0, 0.89)