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July 21, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- July 21

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 10, Syracuse Chiefs 7 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Michael Aubrey hit a grand slam and a two-run home run as the Tides picked up a 10-7 victory over Syracuse at Harbor Park.

Norfolk shortstop Robert Andino was 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, while left fielder Joey Gathright and third baseman Jonathan Tucker each added two hits.

Starting pitcher Armando Gabino (6-0) held the Chiefs to one run and two hits in six innings as he remained unbeaten since joining the Tides. He struck out seven batters and issued two walks.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Binghamton Mets 5 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Brandon Waring was 3-for-3 with three doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored as the Baysox beat Binghamton, 6-5, at Prince George's Stadium.

Waring also picked up an outfield assist in the game.

Bowie designated hitter Greg Miclat was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored, while right fielder Joel Guzman contributed two hits and a run scored.

Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone (7-5) gave up three runs and six hits in seven innings, and relief pitcher Pedro Beato recorded the final two outs for his ninth save of the season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 10, Lynchburg Hillcats 7 (Box score)

Recap: The Keys scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to come from behind and pick up a 10-7 victory on the road against Lynchburg.

Frederick shortstop Pedro Florimon contributed a home run and four RBIs, while center fielder Kyle Hudson was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan Berry gave up three runs and four hits in five innings, and relief pitcher Cole McCurry (4-3) allowed two unearned runs and four hits in three innings.

Second baseman Miguel Abreu and third baseman Bobby Stevens each added two hits for the Keys.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Hickory Crawdads 6 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Tyler Townsend was 3-for-5 with a home run and six RBIs as the Shorebirds grabbed a 10-6 victory over Hickory.

Delmarva center fielder Michael Planeta contributed three hits, an RBI and two runs scored, while third baseman Tyler Kelly added two RBIs.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (6-3) gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings, and closer David Walters recorded the final out to pick up his second save since being promoted to Delmarva.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Tri-City ValleyCats 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman David Anderson hit a triple and scored a run in the IronBirds' 6-2 loss to Tri-City at Ripken Stadium.

Designated hitter Brandon Snyder was 0-for-4 with an RBI in his second injury rehab appearance for Aberdeen, while catcher Austin Rauch added a sacrifice fly.

IronBirds starting pitcher Tyler Sexton (1-3) was touched up for five runs and seven hits in five innings. He collected five strikeouts, issued one walk and hit two batters.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Kingsport Mets 7, Bluefield Orioles 6, 13 innings (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Riley Hornback was 4-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBIs, but the Orioles were edged, 7-6, by Kingsport in 13 innings.

Bluefield first baseman Joe Velleggia contributed three hits, including a double, while third baseman Dudley Leonora added two singles, an RBI and two runs scored.

Orioles starting pitcher Zachary Petersime gave up three runs and six hits in three innings, and relief pitcher Chris Petrini suffered the loss after surrendering an unearned run and one hit.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 9, GCL Red Sox 5 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Grolmann Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run as the GCL Orioles earned a 9-5 win over the GCL Red Sox.

Orioles left fielder David Rivera was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs, and first baseman Preston Hale was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Starting pitcher Enrico Jimenez was charged with five runs (one earned) and four hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Jesse Rasner (1-0) tossed one scoreless frame for the win.

Third baseman Michael Mosby added two RBIs for the Orioles.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:33 PM | | Comments (1)
        

Comments

Hey Dean any word on when Britton will be coming up? After Tillman, Matusz, Arrieta, and Bergensen were roughed up, does that put Britton on a quicker path to make his major league debut? He could use another lefty in the rotation anyway, no? He really can't do any worse than the others.

If Tejada, Wiggington, Scott, etc. are traded, who would be the likely position players to come up? I think Bell would be an obvious answer, but what about Mahoney? Any word on this 6'7 giant that is just crushing the ball?

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