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Orioles minor league recap 7/9: Three rainouts and a shutout loss

Norfolk, Bowie and Delmarva never played. Meanwhile, Aberdeen never scored.

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Triple-A: Norfolk Tides vs. Durham (Rays) Bulls PPD

A makeup game has been scheduled for today (7/9).

Double-A: Bowie Baysox vs. Richmond (Giants) Flying Squirrels PPD

A makeup game has been scheduled for July 28.

High-A: Greenville (Red Sox) Drive 1, Aberdeen IronBirds 0

Aberdeen managed to play a game last night, but they never bothered to score. Gunnar Henderson and Dylan Harris both doubled, but the IronBirds never took advantage. Harris finished 2-3 and was the only Aberdeen player to record multiple hits. Jordan Westburg (1-4) and Andrew Daschbach (1-4) added the only other knocks.

Connor Gillispie got the start and allowed just one run through five innings. Gillispie, a ninth-round pick in 2019, struck out three, walked one and was a solo homer away from a shutout performance. Clayton McGinness, a 20th-round pick in the same draft, tossed two scoreless innings, and Shelton Perkins delivered a scoreless eighth. The Orioles selected Perkins in the 16th round back in 2019.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Salem Red Sox PPD

A makeup game has been scheduled for today (7/9).

Complete box scores for the Aberdeen came can be found here.

Friday’s scheduled games:

  • Norfolk: vs Durham, 7:05. Starter: Kevin Smith (1-1, 3.86 ERA)
  • Game 1: Bowie: vs Richmond, 5:35. Starter: John Means (No hitters at Major League level: 1)
  • Game 2: Bowie: vs Richmond, TBD. Starter: TBD
  • Aberdeen: at Greenville, 7:05. Starter: Jake Prizina (0-1, 3.00 ERA)
  • Game 1: Delmarva: vs Lynchburg, 5:05. Starter: Noah Denoyer (4-2, 3.72 ERA)
  • Game 2: Game 1: Delmarva: vs Lynchburg, TBD. Starter: TBD