Syracuse Mets 4, Norfolk Tides 2
The Tides were not able to muster enough offense to overcome the Mets and lost a close game as a result. Tides starter Bruce Zimmermann went 5.1 innings, allowing six hits, four runs (three earned), three walks, eight strikeouts and one home run. His Norfolk ERA is now 5.87. It was 2.58 in 18 appearances with Bowie earlier in the year.
Jimmy Yacabonis had 1.2 scoreless innings behind Zimmermann and Tanner Scott threw a scoreless inning without allowing any base runners.
The Tides’ offense was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position while leaving seven on base. On the plus side, Austin Hays launched his sixth home run of the year. It was a solo shot in the fifth inning. Also, Austin Wynns had two hits and a walk while newly minted Tide Jose Rondon went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Bowie Baysox 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1
After Richmond scored their first run in the third, the Baysox lengthened their lead in the fifth with an Anderson Feliz RBI single and a Carlos Perez RBI ground out. On the night, Feliz was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Perez was 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Cedric Mullins was 2-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored. He also swiped two bags, giving him 13 steals in only 27 games with Bowie.
On the mound, Tyler Herb threw seven innings of one-run ball. He threw 95 pitches, including 59 strikes. He was even able to overcome an awkward SO/W ratio of 1:3. Herb is now 2-2 on the year with a 4.83 ERA. Cristian Alvarado earned his sixth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Frederick Keys 1, Down East Wood Ducks 0
The Keys blanked the Wood Ducks at home last night, allowing only three hits the entire game. Starter Ofelky Peralta got the win after pitching six shutout innings with three hits, three walks and six strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 6.59 for the year. Kieran Lovegrove threw two scoreless and Tim Naughton pitched one scoreless inning for the save.
At the plate, JC Escarra accounted for the Keys’ only run. He mashed a solo tater in the second inning; his 11th of the year. Other players with a hit included Robert Neustrom, Cadyn Grenier, Patrick Dorrian and Sean Miller.
Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Kannapolis Intimidators 4
The Shorebirds scored a bunch of runs late to overcome the Intimidators last night. They got two in the seventh on an Adam Hall double and a Zach Watson sacrifice fly. Then in the eighth, JC Encarnacion had an RBI single and Johnny Rizer had a two-run triple. Hall, Encarnacion and Rizer each had a pair of RBIs on the night. Hall also added his 26th stolen base of the year.
On the mound, Drew Rom gave up four runs in five innings on six hits and three walks, along with nine strikeouts. His ERA stands at 2.64. Juan Echevarria and Ruben Garcia combined to pitch four scoreless innings in relief, sealing the win for Delmarva.
Staten Island Yankees 4, Aberdeen Ironbirds 3
Adley Rutschman went 1-for-4 at the dish on Friday night with an infield single to the pitcher accounting for his only hit. He is now batting .190 with a .506 OPS since joining Aberdeen. Elsewhere in the lineup, left fielder Andrew Fregia was 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and an RBI and shortstop Joseph Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. As a team, Aberdeen did not have any extra base hits all night.
Aberdeen starter Leonardo Rodriguez pitched well enough to win, but the relievers behind him were not as steady. Rodriguez only allowed one run in five innings, with three hits, three walks and six strikeouts. The next two relievers to follow him to the mound would allow a total of three runs over four innings, surrendering the lead to the Yankees, who scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth.
Saturday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk vs. Syracuse, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: TBD
- Bowie at Richmond, Game 1, 5:05 PM ET. Starter: Dean Kremer (8-4, 3.16 ERA)
- Bowie at Richmond, Game 2. Starter: Cody Sedlock (0-1, 2.63 ERA)
- Frederick vs. Down East, 6:00 PM ET. Starter: Brenan Hanifee (8-9, 4.63)
- Delmarva vs. Kannapolis, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: Grayson Rodriguez (8-3, 2.87 ERA)
- Aberdeen vs. Staten Island, 6:05 PM ET. Starter: TBD