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August 12, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 12

Today's game between the Rookie-level GCL Orioles and GCL Twins was postponed.

Earlier today, Triple-A Norfolk reinstated starting pitcher Troy Patton and placed starting pitcher Chris George on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 11, with a left elbow injury.

Double-A Bowie placed outfielder Danny Figueroa on the disabled list and added starting pitcher Rick Zagone to the roster from Single-A Frederick.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 2, Indianapolis Indians 1, 11 innings (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Rick VandenHurk only gave up one run and three hits in eight innings as the Tides won, 2-1, on the road over Indianapolis.

In his first three starts for Norfolk, VandenHurk is 1-1 with a 2.18 ERA.

Tides designated hitter Brandon Snyder was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored, while second baseman Paco Figueroa added a single, double and one RBI.

Norfolk relief pitcher Frank Mata (3-2) tossed a scoreless frame to pick up the victory, while closer Dennis Sarfate earned his 15th save of the season.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Portland Sea Dogs 9, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Lou Montanez was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his latest rehab assignment, but the Baysox fell, 9-2, to Portland at Prince George's Stadium.

Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson retired all three batters he faced in an injury rehab performance. He collected one strikeout in the outing.

Zagone (3-4) was roughed up for six runs (five earned) and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings after he replaced Johnson. He walked one batter and didn't strike out anyone.

Baysox first baseman Joe Mahoney picked up his 23rd RBI in 29 games since being promoted to Double-A last month. He is batting .376 with seven home runs for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-4 with his 13th home run of the season in the Keys' 8-4 loss on the road against Myrtle Beach.

Frederick center fielder Kyle Hudson and left fielder Bobby Stevens each contributed a single and a double, while third baseman Miguel Abreu added a double and an RBI.

Keys starting pitcher Nathan Moreau (3-3) gave up two runs and four hits in four innings. Moreau collected three strikeouts and walked three batters.

Second baseman L.J. Hoes and first baseman Buck Britton each had an RBI for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Lakewood BlueClaws 1 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Tyler Kelly contributed a double and an RBI as the Shorebirds grabbed a 2-1 victory on the road over Lakewood.

Delmarva starting pitcher Brent Allar didn't factor in the decision after holding the BlueClaws to one run and seven hits in five innings.

Relief pitcher Aaron Swenson (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win for the Shorebirds, while left-hander Will Startup blanked Lakewood for two frames to earn his first save of the season.

Shorebirds right fielder Brian Conley added a double and a run scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 7, Batavia Muckdogs 3 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Michael Rooney was 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the IronBirds concluded their road trip with a 7-3 victory over Batavia.

Aberdeen second baseman Sammie Starr contributed two singles, two walks and two runs scored, while right fielder Jeremy Nowak was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Scott Copeland (2-5) gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings. Copeland struck out three batters and issued one walk.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Danville Braves 4, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jacob Petitt (2-4) allowed three runs (one earned) and six hits in the Orioles' 4-1 loss to Danville at Bowen Field.

Petitt struck out four batters and surrendered one home run. He didn't walk anyone.

Bluefield second baseman Dudley Leonora was 1-for-4 with an RBI, and designated hitter Luis Ramirez added a double.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:14 PM | | Comments (1)


Mahoney seems to be the real deal. Any chance he'llget a September call-up?

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