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June 7, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- June 7

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides blanked the Buffalo Bisons, and the Single-A Frederick Keys won against the Potomac Nationals. The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Hagerstown Suns, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox were idle.

A few transactions were reported in the organization today.

Catcher Phillip Britton was transferred from Bowie to Frederick, and catcher Luis Bernardo heads from Frederick to Delmarva. And, to round out the moves, catcher Michael Ohlman goes from Delmarva to the Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles.

Also, earlier today, the South Atlantic League announced that three Shorebirds players were selected for the All-Star Game on June 22. Starting pitcher Jesse Beal, outfielder Brian Conley and shortstop Garabez Rosa were all picked to play in the contest. Conley will start in right field.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Buffalo Bisons 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (4-7) held Buffalo to three hits in seven scoreless innings as the Tides cruised to a 6-0 win at Harbor Park.

Norfolk catcher Adam Donachie was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while left fielder Jeff Salazar added a home run and two RBIs.

Tides right fielder Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and designated hitter Josh Bell contributed two hits and an RBI in his return to the lineup after missing two games.

Relief pitchers Ross Wolf and Mike Hinckley each tossed a scoreless frame in the victory for the Tides.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Rick Zagone (3-5) allowed one run and two hits in six innings as the Keys topped Potomac, 3-1, on the road.

Frederick third baseman Buck Britton was 2-for-4 with an RBI, while second baseman Miguel Abreu and center fielder Xavier Avery each added two hits.

Keys first baseman Joe Mahoney contributed a sacrifice fly, and left fielder Kyle Hudson collected an RBI single.

Relief pitcher Jose Diaz struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his eighth save of the season for the Keys.

Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez was 0-for-3 with a strikeout as part of his injury rehabilitation assignment with Potomac.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Hagerstown Suns 6 (Box score)

Recap: The Shorebirds withstood Hagerstown's comeback in the final two innings to post a 7-6 victory at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva first baseman T.J. Baxter was 2-for-4 with an RBI, four stolen bases and two runs scored, and center fielder Steve Bumbry was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Conley added two hits, a stolen base and two runs scored, but he also committed an error.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (1-3) held the Suns to one run and four hits in seven innings to pick up his first win of the season.

Relief pitcher Brent Allar tossed the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run and one hit, to earn his first save of the year for the Shorebirds.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:21 PM | | Comments (1)
        

Comments

does it look like the Os actually have some decent talent at A and AA ball this year? It doesn't look like there's a bona fide stud in the bunch, but they've been so heavy on pitching the last couple of years that doesn't surprise.
AAA is just so barren of major league ready talent, it's disppointing, but the org has been a mess for years. When the young guys at these levels start performing and begin to earn promotions, there will finally be some pressure on the AAA roster. It will get younger, and they can move the non-productive players out.
I see Angle already has made a move up this year.

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