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June 14, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- June 14

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Columbus Clippers, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds blanked the Kannapolis Intimidators. The Double-A Bowie Baysox and the Single-A Frederick Keys were both idle.

Also, I wanted to note that the Keys clinched the Carolina League Northern Division first-half championship over the weekend. They'll be in the playoffs at the end of the season.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Columbus Clippers 3 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Tides' 6-3 victory over Columbus.

Norfolk second baseman Robert Andino contributed two hits, three RBIs and a stolen base, while right fielder Rhyne Hughes and first baseman Michael Aubrey each added a double.

Tides starting pitcher Armando Gabino (4-0) held the Clippers to two runs and six hits in six innings, and closer Dennis Sarfate tossed two scoreless frames to pick up his eighth save of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (2-2) tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Shorebirds to a 1-0 win over Kannapolis at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Moreland struck out three batters, gave up three hits and issued one walk in the outing.

Delmarva shortstop Garabez Rosa hit an RBI double to account for the team's only run, while third baseman Tyler Stampone walked and scored.

Relief pitcher Josh Dowdy retired the final three hitters to pick up his ninth save of the season for the Shorebirds. He recorded one strikeout.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:22 PM | | Comments (4)


Trivia question : Who has the most RBIs om the Oriole system this year? Answer : Joel Guzman, Bowie, 42. Who's second? Robert Andino. ROBERT ANDINO! 39

Again, why did we sign Lugo? Other than blocking a young guy from a chance to play, what benefit was Lugo supposed to bring? I understand Miggy, but atkins and lugo are just impediments to young player development. Remember the has been's signed before the 1988 season? Well, this team is now tied with that team for futility. The more things change....

I need to know why guy's like Robert Andino is not getting consideration for a call up. He could be the answer at the top of the lineup without Roberts, and guys like Caleb Joseph, Tyler henson, and Armando Gabino. I read the minors updates everyday and those guys are constantly doing something positive. Izturis and lugo is the same guy one has to go. Andino needs to come up and Bell really needs to get a shot. We are by far the worst team in the league. Tell me what would it hurt to bring up some young inspired guys to our dead lackluster club.

Are you kidding? Robert Andino? He is batting .238. Here he wouldnt be any better than what we have. We need to cut Atkins and Lugo, send down Montenez, and bring up 2 more players. I dont care where they come from as long as they are motivated, willing to show some life I will be happy.

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