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August 17, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 17

Earlier today, the Orioles assigned right-handed pitcher Dan Klein, the team's third-round selection in this year's MLB draft, to short-season Single-A Aberdeen.

In order to make room for Klein with the IronBirds, the Orioles promoted right-hander T.R. Keating to Single-A Delmarva. Keating allowed one run and two hits in two innings for the Shorebirds in tonight's game against Hagerstown.

Five IronBirds players helped the American League All-Stars to a come-from-behind victory, 4-3, over the National League All-Stars in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game tonight.

Aberdeen third baseman Adam Gaylord was 2-for-2 with a run scored, while outfielder Trent Mummey scored the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

IronBirds pitchers Justin Moore and Tim Adleman each tossed a scoreless inning, while outfielder Kipp Schutz was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Tonight's game between Rookie-level Bluefield and Princeton was postponed.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett Braves 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Lou Montanez hit a solo home run -- his first of the season at any level -- as the Tides grabbed a 4-2 victory on the road over Gwinnett.

Norfolk third baseman Scott Moore contributed a double and two RBIs, while shortstop Robert Andino added his team-leading 70th RBI of the season.

Andino, who is batting .258 with 12 home runs this season, is tied for fourth in the International League in RBIs. The 26-year-old infielder is also near the top of the league in several other offensive categories, including runs scored, doubles, hits and total bases.

Hinckley pitched well in his return from the disabled list, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, throwing 22 of his 42 pitches for strikes.

Tides relief pitcher Kam Mickolio (3-2) earned the win despite allowing two runs and three hits in 1 1/3 innings, while closer Dennis Sarfate threw 1 2/3 scoreless frames for his 16th save of the season.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 4, Trenton Thunder 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Xavier Avery hit his first two doubles at the Double-A level and knocked in four RBIs as the Baysox won, 4-2, on the road against Trenton.

Bowie catcher Caleb Joseph was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while right fielder Joel Guzman added his 17th double of the season.

Baysox relief pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (6-11) tossed a scoreless inning to earn the victory, while closer Pedro Beato threw a scoreless frame for his 14th save of the season.

Starting pitcher Pedro Viola gave up two runs and four hits, but he didn't factor in the decision for the Baysox. He struck out five batters and issued two walks.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 3 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman L.J. Hoes was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in the Keys' 5-3 victory over Wilmington at Harry Grove Stadium.

Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson tossed two scoreless frames in his latest injury rehabilitation assignment. He gave up two hits and struck out one batter.

Frederick right fielder Ronnie Welty was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, while center fielder Kyle Hudson and shortstop Bobby Stevens each added two hits.

Keys starting pitcher Nathan Moreau (4-3) gave up two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, and relief pitcher Josh Dowdy picked up his third save since joining the team.

Third baseman Billy Rowell collected an RBI for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hagerstown Suns 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Garabez Rosa was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored, but the Shorebirds dropped an 8-6 decision to Hagerstown at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva second baseman Gary Helmick contributed a solo shot, while center fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar (2-3) allowed five runs (four earned) and six hits in four innings. He also walked three batters in the loss.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 5, GCL Twins 3 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Preston Hale was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored as the GCL Orioles won, 5-3, over the GCL Twins.

Orioles catcher Tanner Murphy contributed two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while second baseman Anyi Tejeda added an RBI.

Starting pitcher Orlando Alfonso (5-1) gave up two runs (one earned) and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Orioles. He struck out two batters and issued two walks.

Orioles center fielder Martin Serrata hit a sacrifice fly.

Relief pitcher David Richardson recorded the final four outs to pick up his first professional save for the Orioles. He collected two strikeouts.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 10:20 PM | | Comments (1)


Nice day for the minor league teams!

I am very intrigued by Mummey, and it looks like he's benefiting from having signed early. What is the buzz - if any - about him?

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