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August 25, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 25

Earlier today, catcher Austin Rauch was added to Single-A Delmarva from short-season Single-A Aberdeen. He batted .197 with one home run and nine RBIs in 29 games for the IronBirds.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Durham Bulls 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Zach Britton (3-3) was charged with two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Tides won, 6-2, on the road against Durham.

Britton struck out five batters and issued one walk, throwing 63 of his 101 pitches for strikes. He also threw two wild pitches and recorded 10 groundball outs.

Norfolk third baseman Blake Davis hit a grand slam in the second inning, and right fielder Lou Montanez was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Left fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for Norfolk.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 8, Bowie Baysox 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with his 29th home run of the season, but the Baysox were routed, 8-1, by Akron at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie starting pitcher Eddie Gamboa (6-5) was roughed up for six runs (five earned) and nine hits in five innings. He struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Baysox catcher Caleb Joseph was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Joseph is batting .241 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs this season after hitting .284 with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs for Single-A Frederick in 2009.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Kinston Indians 4, Frederick Keys 3, 8 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: First baseman Tyler Townsend hit a three-run home run, but the Keys were edged, 4-3, by Kinston in the first game of a doubleheader.

Frederick right fielder Ronnie Welty and shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. each contributed two hits, while designated hitter Miguel Abreu added a double.

Keys starting pitcher Zach Clark gave up three runs (one earned) and five hits in five innings, while relief pitcher Cole McCurry (5-6) suffered the loss after allowing one run and one hit in 2 2/3 innings.

Game 2 score: Kinston Indians 1, Frederick Keys 0, 8 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Designated hitter Billy Rowell was 3-for-4 with a stolen base in the Keys' 1-0 loss to Kinston in the second game of the doubleheader.

Townsend was 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.

Frederick starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea tossed six scoreless frames, while relief pitcher John Mariotti (3-5) gave up one run and two hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Mariotti hit Indians right fielder Abner Abreu with the bases loaded for the only run in the game.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Hagerstown Suns 3 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Trent Mummey was 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored in the Shorebirds' 4-3 victory over Hagerstown.

Delmarva first baseman Mike Flacco and shortstop Garabez Rosa each contributed three hits and a run scored, while left fielder Levi Carolus was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Matt Hobgood gave up two runs and five hits in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. He struck out three batters and didn't walk anyone.

Relief pitcher Will Startup (1-0) held the Suns to one run and five hits in three innings to pick up the win for Delmarva. He collected six strikeouts.

The Shorebirds' James Brandhorst tossed two scoreless frames for his fifth save of the season. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter in the outing.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Bruno Sanchez (3-4) was charged with six runs (five earned) and nine hits in the IronBirds' 7-4 loss to Brooklyn.

Aberdeen shortstop Sammie Starr was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored, while second baseman Austin Knight added a double, an RBI and a run scored.

IronBirds center fielder Blair Dunlap walked three times, collected an RBI and scored a run, while first baseman David Anderson and designated hitter Tyler Stampone each contributed an RBI.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bristol White Sox 5, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles managed only five singles in a 5-1 loss to Bristol.

Bluefield starting pitcher Jarret Martin (2-5) was charged with five runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. Martin collected six strikeouts, issued four walks and hit one batter.

Center fielder Jeremy Shelby scored the Orioles' only run.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Twins 3, GCL Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Wynston Sawyer was 2-for-3 with his first professional home run in the GCL Orioles' 3-2 loss to the GCL Twins.

Orioles third baseman Michael Mosby contributed three hits, while designated hitter Mychal Givens added a double and an RBI.

Starting pitcher Aaron Wirsch gave up one run and two hits in three innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Derek Hanks suffered the loss after allowing one run and two hits in one-third of an inning.

Orioles center fielder Rojean Cleofa hit a double and scored a run.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:46 PM | | Comments (2)


Is there any explanation as to why Rowell is batting cleanup at Frederick?

Another Double A pitcher gets rocked.
This isn't good.

They need to figure out how they're going to develop their young pitchers.

Some consistency and a good solid plan would be nice.

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