No minor arms tonight
On the night when emergency Triple-A call-up Chris Waters had to take the ball in Anaheim, the guy who originally was supposed to get the spot start -- Hayden Penn -- was putting up five scoreless innings in his return to the mound after getting hit by a bat shard on Saturday night.
Penn gave up four hits in a 5-3 victory at Columbus and is back on schedule if the Orioles decide to bring him up for the next time tonight's slot in the major league rotation comes around. He may have to wait if Waters keeps pitching the way he has through the first two innings (no runs, one hit).
Meanwhile, farther down on the farm. Frederick's Brandon Erbe combined with Ryan Oullette and Freddie Deza on a no-hitter, defeating the Salem Avalanche, 5-0. Erbe struck out seven.