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August 24, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 24

There were some recent transactions in the Orioles' minor league system.

Single-A Frederick relief pitcher Jose Duran was activated from the disabled list Monday, while right-hander Ryan Berry was placed on the temporary inactive list Tuesday for school reasons.

Also, Single-A Delmarva catcher Justin Dalles was placed on the disabled list Tuesday following a collision at home plate in Monday's game. A corresponding move will be announced later, according to the team.

Tonight's game between Frederick and Kinston was postponed, while the second game of a doubleheader between the Rookie-level GCL Orioles and GCL Red Sox was canceled.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 1, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (7-11) only allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings, but the Tides weren't able to help him offensively in a 1-0 loss to Durham.

Patton collected seven strikeouts, issued three walks and hit two batters.

Norfolk right fielder Lou Montanez was 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base, while catcher Adam Donachie added two singles.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 1, Akron Aeros 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson tossed two scoreless innings in his latest rehab assignment as the Baysox won, 1-0, over Akron at Prince George's Stadium.

Johnson struck out three batters and allowed one hit during the outing.

Bowie relief pitcher Brandon Cooney (3-2) threw one scoreless frame to pick up the victory, while closer Pedro Beato retired the final three batters for his 16th save of the season.

Baysox designated hitter Ryan Adams was 2-for-3 with his 13th home run of the season, while left fielder Joe Mahoney contributed the team's only other hit.

Game 2 score: Akron Aeros 6, Bowie Baysox 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Shortstop Greg Miclat committed three of Bowie's four errors as the Baysox dropped a 6-3 decision to Akron in the second game at Prince George's Stadium.

Baysox center fielder Xavier Avery was 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases, while right fielder Jonathan Tucker added a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Avery is 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts since joining the Baysox. He was second in the Carolina League with 28 stolen bases -- out of 42 attempts -- for Single-A Frederick when he was promoted to Double-A.

Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (6-12) gave up five runs (one earned) and seven hits, including two home runs, in four innings. He struck out three batters.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 11, Hickory Crawdads 6 (Box score)

Recap: The Shorebirds scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to pull away for a commanding 11-6 victory on the road against Hickory.

Delmarva third baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored, while designated hitter T.J. Baxter added two hits, one RBI, two runs scored and his 33rd stolen base of the season.

Catcher Kyle Moore contributed three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs for the Shorebirds, while right fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland gave up five runs (three earned) and seven hits in seven innings for Delmarva, while relief pitcher T.R. Keating (1-1) allowed one run and two hits in one inning.

Shorebirds shortstop Garabez Rosa was 2-for-5 with three runs scored, but the 20-year-old infielder also committed his 41st error of the season.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 3, Staten Island Yankees 0 (Box score)

Recap: IronBirds pitchers combined to hold Staten Island to one hit in a 3-0 win.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Justin Anderson (4-4) allowed a leadoff single to Yankees left fielder Shane Brown in the first inning. He struck out five batters and issued two walks in five innings.

IronBirds second baseman Sammie Starr was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored, and left fielder Kipp Schutz added three hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Relief pitcher Steven Mazur retired the final six batters, including four strikeouts, to pick up his sixth save since joining the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 5, Elizabethton Twins 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Eiris Ramirez (1-1) picked up his first victory of the season as the Orioles won, 5-4, over Elizabethton at Bowen Field.

Ramirez gave up three runs and five hits in five innings.

Bluefield shortstop Jonathan Schoop was 2-for-4 in the win, while second baseman Moises Ciriaco and left fielder Kyle Hoppy each added a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Relief pitcher Andy Deain struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his second save since being promoted to Bluefield from the Gulf Coast League.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 3, GCL Red Sox 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder David Rivera hit a two-run home run to lift the GCL Orioles to a 3-1 victory over the GCL Red Sox.

Center fielder Grolmann Gonzalez added a solo shot for the Orioles, while right fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano was 2-for-2 with a walk in the win.

Relief pitcher Orlando Alfonso (6-1) only allowed one hit in six innings for the Orioles. He struck out three batters and didn't walk anyone.

Orioles ninth-round selection Parker Bridwell only pitched two-thirds of an inning in his professional debut. He gave up one run, one hit and two walks. It's unclear why he was removed from the game after only two outs, but I'll check into it.

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