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Orioles minor league recap 6/10: Alex Wells has a nice day

But few other Orioles minor leaguers did: Delmarva, Frederick, and Norfolk lost, and the pitching wasn’t good.

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Clippers (Indians) 8, Norfolk Tides 3

The Tides got solo home runs from Austin Hays, Jack Reinheimer and Ryan Mountcastle (yayyyy), but not a helluva lot else on Sunday. Joey Rickard and Anderson Feliz doubled, and Jace Peterson went 2-for-3 with a walk.

More to the point, the pitching sucked. Luis Ysla gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in 3.2 innings to leave his ERA at 5.07. Chris Lee (6.88 ERA) came on in the fourth and wasn’t impressive, giving up two runs and two walks in 1.1 innings. It might have been three runs but for a successful Joey Rickard-Jack Reinheimer-Jesus Sucre relay that nabbed a runner at the plate. The righty Matt Wotherspoon (3.96 ERA) struck out four in two innings in the seventh and eighth, but also surrendered a solo home run. Tanner Scott (4.15 ERA) pitched a scoreless ninth.

Portland (Boston) 2, Bowie Baysox 4, Final/12 innings

This one ended 1-1 in regular time, but Bowie piled on three runs in the eleventh and twelfth innings. In the top of the seventh, Preston Palmeiro (.177 ERA) plated one with a double to center. He finished 1-for-5 with 2 strikeouts. Bowie and Portland traded runs in both halves of the eleventh, with catcher Carlos Perez getting the RBI for Bowie. Then, in the twelfth, Engelb Vielma plated the inherited runner on second, and Ryan McKenna (0-for-3, 2 BBs) drove in the insurance run with a sac fly.

Lefty Alex Wells (3-1, 1.61 ERA, 35 strikeouts) had a nice outing, tossing six innings of one-run ball with three hits scattered, one walk, and three strikeouts. The one run came on a double and a single. Long man Pedro Araujo pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless, no hit relief. Tyler Erwin (3-3, 2.63 ERA) got the win with 2.2 innings of one-run ball, striking out three and walking one.

Down East (Rangers) 5, Frederick Keys 0

Frederick’s offense took the day off for the second straight game in a row. Well, technically they matched the Wood Ducks with six hits on the day, but these were all singles. Sean Miller had two of them, finishing 2-for-3. J.C. Escarra, Ryan Ripken, and Zach Jarrett went 1-for-4 each, and Jake Ring went 1-for-3. The Keys have been shutout for 18 straight innings.

Michael Baumann (1-4, 3.86 ERA) had a day to forget, tossing 5.1 innings in which he gave up five runs on five hits and five walks (including two runs he walked in, ugh). (That 5-5-5- line remind anyone else of Herman Cain?) Reliever Ryan Conroy pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball with two walks. So that’s pretty good.

Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Suns (Washington) 5

The Shorebirds managed 9 hits to the Gnats’ affiliates’ 10 but just one run, on a Ryne Ogren sac fly in the seventh. Ben Breazeale, Ryne Ogren, and Doran Turchin had two hits apiece and J.C. Encarnacion, Cadyn Grenier, and Will Robertson one each.

Ryan Wilson (1-2, 7.47 ERA) got through just three innings, giving up three runs on a home run, five hits and two walks. Matt De La Rosa pitched three scoreless in relief, but Tyler Joiner gave up two runs in the top of the ninth on a parade of singles and a wild pitch.

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

Monday’s Scheduled Games

  • Frederick: at Carolina (Milwaukee), 7 p.m. Starter: TBD
  • Delmarva: at West Virginia (Seattle), 7:05 p.m. Starter: Grayson Rodriguez (6-1, 2.63 ERA)