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July 28, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- July 28

Tonight's game between Double-A Bowie and Akron was suspended in the top of the second inning. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the Aeros travel to Prince George's Stadium to play the Baysox for a three-game series from Aug. 23-25.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 6 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell and designated hitter Nolan Reimold hit back-to-back homers in the third inning in the Tides' 8-6 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Bell finished with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Reimold was 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

First baseman Brandon Snyder added two hits and two RBIs for Norfolk.

Tides starting pitcher Troy Patton (7-9) was charged with four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, while closer Dennis Sarfate earned his 13th save of the season despite giving up one run in 1 1/3 innings.

Catcher Craig Tatum was 0-for-5 in his first game with the Tides.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 8, Lynchburg Hillcats 7 (Box score)

Recap: After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth and giving up two runs in the top of the 10th, the Keys rallied for an 8-7 win over Lynchburg at Harry Grove Stadium.

After third baseman Billy Rowell stole second base and moved to third on an error, second baseman Miguel Abreu delivered with an RBI single to win the game.

Frederick center fielder Xavier Avery and was 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored, while left fielder Kyle Hudson added three hits, including a double, and two runs scored.

Keys starting pitcher Oliver Drake allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Josh Dowdy (1-0) picked up the victory despite giving up five runs and five hits in two innings.

First baseman Buck Britton contributed two RBIs for Frederick.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Tim Adleman (1-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings as the IronBirds fell, 7-2, to Brooklyn at Ripken Stadium.

Relief pitcher Kam Mickolio tossed a perfect inning during his latest injury rehab appearance for Aberdeen. He struck out two batters in the outing.

IronBirds third baseman Adam Gaylord was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while left fielder Kipp Schutz and first baseman David Anderson each added two hits.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 5, Pulaski Mariners 4 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Brenden Webb scored the go-ahead run by stealing home plate in the bottom of the eighth as the Orioles topped Pulaski, 5-4, at Bowen Field.

Bluefield second baseman Moises Ciriaco hit a two-run home run in the first inning, while right fielder Luis Ramirez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Orioles starting pitcher Jarret Martin gave up four runs, four hits and six walks in four innings, while relief pitcher Sam Taveras tossed two scoreless frames for the win.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 4, GCL Red Sox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano was 3-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and an RBI in the GCL Orioles' 4-2 win over the GCL Red Sox.

Orioles right fielder Grolmann Gonzalez and first baseman Gino Moranci each hit a double, while shortstop Vincent Zazueta and catcher Rolando Petit each added an RBI.

Starting pitcher Douglas Ferguson (3-2) held the Red Sox to two runs (one earned) and three hits in seven innings for the Orioles, while closer Jose Mota tossed a scoreless frame for his fifth save of the season.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:05 PM | | Comments (1)


Riemold needs to be in the big leagues. The Orioles are hurting for offense and he is hot. Seems like his achilles is fine now.

They are probably waiting for a trade to open up a roster spot.

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