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Orioles minor league recap 6/4: Checking in on a few former draft picks

With the MLB draft kicking off last night, Orioles fans are looking towards the future. There’s a few Norfolk players that will make an impact this season, and Dillon Tate returned from the IL.

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The Orioles selection of catcher Adley Rutschman was certainly the story of the night, but some current Orioles prospects played baseball yesterday. Let’s keep looking toward the future with the kids that are already down on the farm.

Durham Bulls (Rays) 4, Norfolk Tides 3

While the MLB draft brings a new wave of optimism regarding the Orioles longterm future, the players currently at Norfolk will have an immediate impact on Baltimore’s rebuild. Ryan Mountcastle, Cedric Mullins, and Anthony Santander could all someday contribute to a winning team. Mountcastle and Santander finished 1-4, while Mullins went hitless on the evening. They say Rome wasn’t built in one day...

Jesus Sucre was the only Norfolk player to record a multi-hit game. Joey Rickard blasted a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and drove in the Tides only other run with an RBI ground out in the seventh.

Josh Rogers (2-6) took the loss after allowing four runs in five innings. Sean Gilmartin and Evan Phillips allowed only one hit between them in three scoreless innings.

Carolina Mudcats (Brewers) 7, Frederick Keys 4

Dillon Tate started for Frederick after being activated from the injured list and demoted to Frederick. Tate had been on the IL since the end of April. The 25-year-old struggled through two starts at Bowie in early April before making three relief appearances.

Last night was Tate’s first outing since April 26, and the rust showed at times. He allowed two runs (one earned) and a solo home run in 1.2 innings. Tate gave up three hits, but struck out three without walking a batter. There’s certainly no reason to rush Tate along, and the Orioles hope he can find a groove at Frederick before working his way back to double-A.

Yeltsin Gudino led the Keys with a 3-4 performance and a run scored from the nine hole. Jean Carrillo and Jomar Reyes also had multi-hit evenings.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) 3

The Shorebirds ensured the Orioles affiliates would not be kept winless Monday night. Delmarva jumped out to an early three run lead on a pair of RBI singles by Doran Turchin and Nick Horvath in the first inning. Turchin came around to score in the fifth inning on a throwing error, and Will Robertson added an insurance run with an RBI double in the seventh.

Ryan Wilson picked up his first win of the season after working five innings. Wilson allowed three runs on five hits, and struck out four Kannapolis batters. Tyler Joyner pitched three scoreless innings out of the bullpen before Tim Naughton recorded his 12th save of the year.

Box scores from yesterday’s games can be found here.

Today’s scheduled games:

Norfolk at Durham, 7:05. Starter: Luis Ysla (2-3, 5.24 ERA)

Bowie at New Hampshire, 6:35. Starter: Dean Kremer (0-2, 8.38 ERA)

Frederick at Carolina, 7:00. Starter: Cameron Bishop (0-3, 3.86 ERA)

Delmarva at Kannapolis, 7:00. Starter: Grayson Rodriguez (6-0, 1.47 ERA)