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June 9, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- June 9

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Gwinnett Braves, and the Single-A Frederick Keys edged the Potomac Nationals. The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were idle, while the matchup between the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Binghamton Mets was postponed due to rain.

The Baysox will play a doubleheader Thursday against Binghamton. Both games are scheduled for seven innings. The first contest is expected to start at 10:35 a.m.

Prior to today's game, right-handed pitcher Zach Clark was transferred to the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds roster, and right-hander Andy Mitchell replaced him with the Tides.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in the Tides' 3-1 win over Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

Norfolk first baseman Michael Aubrey and second baseman Robert Andino each added an RBI, while shortstop Blake Davis scored a run.

Tides starting pitcher Armando Gabino (3-0) held the Braves to one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He compiled six strikeouts and hit two batters.

Relief pitcher Dennis Sarfate earned his sixth save for Norfolk.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 4, Potomac Nationals 3 (Box score)

Recap: In his 172nd game since his professional career started, shortstop Greg Miclat hit his first home run to lead the Keys to a 4-3 victory over Potomac.

Miclat was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the win. Not only was it his first home run in the organization, but the 22-year-old infielder also didn't hit any home runs during three seasons in college at Virginia.

Frederick second baseman Miguel Abreu was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added two hits and a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (4-3) tossed six scoreless innings, walking four batters and giving up three hits. He also had two strikeouts.

Third baseman Billy Rowell was 0-for-2 with two walks for the Keys. Rowell, who is now batting .236 this season, also committed his 10th error of the season.

Relief pitcher Sean Gleason tossed a scoreless frame to pick up his third save of the season for Frederick. He gave up one hit and struck out one batter.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:25 PM | | Comments (3)
        

Comments

Dean,

Are Orioles' officials pleased with the progress that Hobgood has shown?

Luke

Way to go ex-UVA Miclat. I'm pulling for him to replace Roberts if he would just stay off the DL.. Too bad the Birds didn't draft any Wahoos this year as there were several worth taking!

Bob in Gabon

Why is Rhyne Hughes not up and Atkins cut? Rhyne is 26 years old - the O's have absolutely no idea how to leverage their minor league system to see who they have.

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