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July 15, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- July 15

Several roster moves in the Orioles' minor league system were announced today.

Relief pitcher Jim Hoey was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk from Double-A Bowie, while relief pitcher Andy Mitchell was transferred from the Tides to short-season Single-A Aberdeen's roster.

Pitchers Sean Gleason and Raul Rivero were promoted from Single-A Frederick to Bowie. Starting pitcher Nathan Nery was sent back to the Keys after making four starts for the Baysox.

Also, relief pitcher Josh Dowdy was sent from Single-A Delmarva to the Keys, and relief pitcher David Walters heads from Aberdeen to the Shorebirds.

Finally, outfielder Blair Dunlap and relief pitcher Steven Mazur were added to Aberdeen's roster, while infielder Auburn Donaldson was sent to the Rookie-level GCL Orioles.

As a public service announcement, I'm telling you to go to tomorrow night's game at Harbor Park between the Tides and Columbus Clippers. The game starts at 8 p.m., but the real action is at 6 p.m. when a special Baha Men concert is scheduled to begin.

Tell me who lets the dogs out. Please.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Columbus Clippers 6, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Tides' 6-1 loss to Columbus at Harbor Park.

Norfolk right fielder Rhyne Hughes had the team's only other hit, while designated hitter Michael Aubrey added a sacrifice fly.

Starting pitcher Tim Bascom (2-4) allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Tides. He threw 74 pitches -- 47 strikes -- in the defeat, striking out one batter and issuing two walks.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 8, Richmond Flying Squirrels 6 (Box score)

Recap: After giving up four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Baysox scored four runs in the top of the ninth for an 8-6 victory over Richmond.

Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-4 with his 15th home run of the season and three RBIs, while right fielder Tyler Henson and left fielder Joe Mahoney each added two hits and two RBIs.

Baysox closer Pedro Beato (4-0) picked up the victory after suffering a blown save when he allowed two inherited runners to score in the eighth.

Second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-5 with two runs scored for Bowie, while starting pitcher Steve Johnson gave up one run and four hits in five innings.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 10, Frederick Keys 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (5-5) allowed six runs (four earned) and five hits in two innings as the Keys lost, 10-1, to Wilmington in the first game of the doubleheader.

Frederick second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-3 in the defeat, while right fielder Ronnie Welty added an RBI triple.

Left fielder Kyle Hudson scored the only run for the Keys.

Game 2 score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 2, Frederick Keys 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: The Keys managed only one hit -- a double by shortstop Pedro Florimon -- in a 2-0 loss on the road to Wilmington during the nightcap of the doubleheader.

Florimon's double came after Blue Rocks starting pitcher John Lamb struck out the first three batters in the top of the second, but one of them reached base in the inning.

Frederick catcher Phillip Britton went to first base on a wild pitch, but Lamb picked up his fourth strikeout of the inning by punching out third baseman Bobby Stevens to end the frame.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan Berry (2-1) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. Berry collected five strikeouts, issued three walks and hit two batters.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 3, West Virginia Power 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jesse Beal (7-5) tossed seven scoreless innings in the Shorebirds' 3-0 win over West Virginia at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva right fielder Brian Conley was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two RBIs, while first baseman Tyler Townsend hit his first home run of the season.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Brian Parker retired all six batters he faced to pick up his first save of the season. Parker struck out two batters in the appearance.

Catcher Justin Dalles was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Shorebirds, and shortstop Garabez Rosa added a double and a run scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Vermont Lake Monsters 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 6 (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher T.R. Keating (1-2) gave up one unearned run and one hit without recording an out as the IronBirds lost, 7-6, to Vermont.

Aberdeen infielder Omar Casamayor was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, while shortstop Michael Rooney added two RBIs.

IronBirds center fielder Trent Mummey contributed a double and an RBI, while catcher Austin Rauch and right fielder Jeremy Nowak each added an RBI.

Starting pitcher Justin Moore was charged with two runs, seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings for the IronBirds. He didn't strike out anyone.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Kingsport Mets 7, Bluefield Orioles 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Daurin Tavarez (0-4) allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings as the Orioles lost, 7-3, to Kingsport at Bowen Field.

Bluefield catcher Dennis Perez was 2-for-4, while first baseman Corey Thomas and shortstop Javier Santana each added an RBI.

Orioles right fielder Jeremy Shelby was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and two walks.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 5, GCL Twins 4, 16 innings (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Xavier Lopez hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 16th as the GCL Orioles picked up a 5-4 win over the GCL Twins.

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts was 2-for-3 before being replaced in his latest injury rehabilitation assignment. Roberts is 7-for-9 in three games with the GCL Orioles.

In his first injury rehab appearance with the GCL Orioles, designated hitter Luke Scott was 1-for-3 with two RBIs before he was taken out of the game.

Relief pitcher Chris Lamb (1-0) tossed a scoreless inning for the Orioles.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:18 PM | | Comments (3)


Why was Nerry demoted after only 4 starts?

I like the verification words: skewed wife

What's the deal with Waring? He's put up good power numbers the last 2 years.
Is he considered a major league talent?

Should we get excited about Mahoney? Can he field the position? He's huge, and he's hit for average at every level. I was planning to go out to Frederick to see him, Hoes, and Avery, but now he's at Bowie. Should I bother?

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