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August 19, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 19

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

Single-A Frederick first baseman Tyler Townsend was activated from the disabled list, but he didn't play in the Keys' game at home against Wilmington.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 8, Norfolk Tides 6 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Robert Andino was 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Tides' 8-6 loss to Durham at Harbor Park.

Norfolk center fielder Matt Angle added three hits, three runs scored and a stolen base, while designated hitter Nolan Reimold was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.

Tides starting pitcher Troy Patton allowed three runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, while relief pitcher Frank Mata (3-3) was charged with four runs and three hits in one inning.

First baseman Brandon Snyder contributed three hits and two RBIs for Norfolk.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Trenton Thunder 5, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Xavier Avery hit his first home run at the Double-A level, but the Baysox dropped a 5-2 decision on the road against Trenton.

Bowie starting pitcher Chorye Spoone (7-6) had major struggles with his control in the defeat. Although he didn't allow a hit in 3 2/3 innings, Spoone issued eight walks, hit three batters and gave up three runs.

Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-4 in the loss, while catcher Caleb Joseph added an RBI single in the seventh inning.

First baseman Joe Mahoney was 0-for-4. Despite being hitless in his past three games (0-for-11), he is still batting .356 in 34 games since being promoted to the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 6, Frederick Keys 5 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Miguel Abreu hit a two-run home run in the Keys' 6-5 loss to Wilmington at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while right fielder Ronnie Welty added a double and two RBIs.

Keys starting pitcher Zach Clark allowed four runs and five hits in seven innings, and relief pitcher Nathan Nery (5-7) gave up two runs and three hits in one-third of an inning.

First baseman Buck Britton contributed an RBI for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game 1 score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Hagerstown Suns 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Right fielder T.J. Baxter was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored as the Shorebirds edged Hagerstown, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

In his first game since July 31, Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood allowed one run and two hits in three innings. He struck out four batters and issued two walks.

Relief pitcher David Walters (2-1) tossed a scoreless frame to pick up the win for the Shorebirds.

Game 2 score: Hagerstown Suns 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Hagerstown scored four runs in the top of the seventh to salvage a split of the doubleheader with a 6-2 victory over Delmarva at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva third baseman Tyler Kelly contributed a triple, an RBI and a run scored, while designated hitter Kieron Pope was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (7-7) was charged with five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. Moreland struck out nine batters in the loss.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 2, 10 innings (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Austin Rauch hit a walk-off home run to lead off the 10th inning as the IronBirds came back for a 3-2 win over Hudson Valley at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Scott Copeland tossed six no-hit innings before being removed from the game. He struck out six batters and issued one walk.

Relief pitcher Steven Mazur (1-0) allowed two hits in 2 1/3 innings for the IronBirds. He collected three strikeouts and walked one batter.

IronBirds left fielder Kipp Schutz and first baseman Tyler Stampone each contributed two hits and an RBI, while designated hitter Austin Knight was 3-for-4.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Red Sox 9, GCL Orioles 6 (Box score)

Recap: The GCL Orioles scored three runs in the top of the ninth, but they couldn't overcome nine early runs in a 9-6 loss to the GCL Red Sox on Thursday afternoon.

Designated hitter Mychal Givens, the Orioles' second-round selection in the 2009 MLB draft, was 1-for-5 with a run scored as he started an injury rehabilitation assignment.

Givens batted .222 (4-for-18) with four RBIs for Delmarva before he was injured.

Orioles right fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored, while second baseman Pedro Rodriguez added two hits and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Aaron Wirsch (0-2), the Orioles' seventh-round pick in 2009, was roughed up by the Red Sox for six runs, five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Orioles center fielder Rojean Cleofa was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 9:37 PM | | Comments (4)


Its getting about time to get Nolan Reimold back to the majors

there is no room for nolan.

yeah, maybe Sarfate and Reimold can take one car.

For their minor league system, how does coaching with regards to the Orioles work?

Does the Head Pitching Coach dictate on what the minor league pitchers do?

Or is there a minor league pitching coach for every team?

Chorye Spoone might have some potential, but if he keeps doing what he’s doing.

It’s not going to fly in the majors. The Orioles should overhaul how they teach pitching.

Also, I agree Reimold should get another shot!

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