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May 14, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- May 14

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Buffalo Bisons, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox edged the Erie SeaWolves. The Single-A Frederick Keys lost to the Kinston Indians, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds pounded the Kannapolis Intimidators.

In order to make room for Nolan Reimold in Norfolk, utility player Paco Figueroa was transferred off the roster. Figueroa joined the Tides from Bowie on Wednesday.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Buffalo Bisons 5, Norfolk Tides 3 (Box score)

Recap: Reimold was 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to Triple-A as the Tides suffered a 5-3 loss to Buffalo.

Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Tillman (3-4) gave up five runs (four earned) and eight hits in six innings. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed two home runs, throwing 68 of his 105 pitches for strikes.

Tides right fielder Blake Davis was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and third baseman Josh Bell had an RBI.

Shortstop Justin Turner added a single, an RBI and a run scored for Norfolk.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 3, Erie SeaWolves 2 (Box score)

Recap: After a nearly two-hour rain delay, the Baysox were able to come away with a 3-2 victory over Erie at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie designated hitter Joel Guzman hit his seventh home run of the season, and center fielder Matt Angle added a single and an RBI.

Baysox relief pitcher Pat Egan (3-1) tossed 2 2/3 no-hit innings to earn the win, while closer Pedro Beato retired all three batters he faced in order to pick up his second save of the season.

Starting pitcher Zach Britton gave up two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 4, Frederick Keys 3 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Jacob Julius had a double and two RBIs, but the Keys dropped a 4-3 decision against Kinston.

Frederick second baseman L.J. Hoes was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while center fielder Kyle Hudson and third baseman Billy Rowell each scored a run.

Keys starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (2-2) was charged with four runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out six batters and issued one walk.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Kannapolis Intimidators 4 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Brian Conley was 4-for-4 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored in the Shorebirds' 10-4 victory over Kannapolis.

Delmarva left fielder Steve Bumbry was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and third baseman Tyler Kelly added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Jesse Beal (3-2) held the Intimidators to three runs and six hits in seven innings. The 19-year-old right-hander had three strikeouts and walked one batter.

Second baseman Michael Mooney, first baseman Tyler Stampone and shortstop Gary Helmick collected two hits each for Delmarva.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:29 PM | | Comments (1)


Tillman is still inconsistent.

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