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June 1, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- June 1

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides held on to beat the Rochester Red Wings, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox topped the Binghamton Mets. The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Earlier today, it was announced that the South Atlantic League selected Shorebirds left-hander Nathan Moreau as the Pitcher of the Week for May 24-30.

In one start during the week, the 23-year-old starting pitcher held the Lakewood BlueClaws to one hit in six scoreless innings on May 28 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. He collected eight strikeouts and issued one walk, retiring 13 consecutive batters at one point in the game.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Rochester Red Wings 3 (Box score)

Recap: After the Tides relinquished a two-run lead in the eighth, center fielder Matt Angle hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth to help the team escape with a 4-3 win over Rochester.

In his first appearance since being sent to Norfolk, relief pitcher Cla Meredith (1-0) was the winning pitcher despite allowing two runs, three hits and one walk in one inning.

Tides shortstop Robert Andino was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored, while left fielder Nolan Reimold and second baseman Paco Figueroa each added two hits.

Starting pitcher Chris George only gave up one unearned run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings for Norfolk, and closer Dennis Sarfate picked up his fourth save of the season after a 1-2-3 ninth.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, Binghamton Mets 2 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Caleb Joseph was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored as the Baysox beat Binghamton, 7-2, at Prince George's Stadium.

After a slow start to the year -- .192 batting average and no home runs in April -- Joseph is hitting .330 with four home runs and 18 RBIs in 25 games this month. Overall, he is batting .280 this season.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson (2-3) held the Mets to two runs and three hits in six innings. Johnson collected eight strikeouts, issued one walk and hit two batters.

Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams contributed two singles and two runs scored, and right fielder Matthew Tucker added a double and two RBIs.

Shortstop Carlos Rojas hit an RBI double for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, Frederick Keys 1 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Greg Miclat was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Keys' 5-1 loss to Myrtle Beach at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick first baseman Joe Mahoney and catcher Brian Ward each hit a double, and designated hitter Bobby Stevens added an RBI.

Keys starting pitcher Oliver Drake (1-2) struck out seven batters in six innings. Drake allowed two runs, seven hits and two walks in the defeat.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Greensboro Grasshoppers 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Kieron Pope hit a two-run home run in the third inning -- his first since the 2008 season -- but the Shorebirds were overmatched by Greensboro in an 8-4 loss.

Pope also added a sacrifice fly for the Shorebirds.

Delmarva second baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while center fielder Michael Planeta added two singles.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (0-3) gave up five runs and six hits, including three home runs, in six innings. He struck out five batters and issued one walk.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:09 PM | | Comments (3)


Come on already, bring up Sarfate. Are you kidding? This is beyond stupid.

I say bring Andino up too! Might add some pop from SS.


About Reimold, is he driving the ball or is he just hitting them where they ain't courtesy the law of averages?

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