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.