Fresh off his quality start against Lynchburg August 1, Dylan Bundy toed the rubber against the Hillcats for the second consecutive outing; fourth time this season. He was on a 100-pitch limit with no inning restrictions.
Bundy set down the first three hitters of the game on three hard hit fly balls. Lynchburg squared the ball nicely off the Orioles’ top prospect for most of the game.
The Keys jumped out to an early lead as they batted around in the first inning scoring five runs on five hits. The first four hitters reached for Frederick as the bases were loaded for first baseman Mike Flacco, who drove in a run on a sac fly to centerfield. Catcher Joe Oliveira doubled, and third baseman Michael Mosby singled which brought in the others.
Lynchburg batters continued to square up the ball as they recorded four consecutive hits off Bundy in the second. First baseman Chris Garcia and Third baseman Edward Salcedo reached on back to back doubles, and DH Adam Miligan and David Rohm singled. The Keys’ right-hander gave up two runs in the inning, but still held a three-run lead after two.
Bundy gave up a two-run home run to Garcia in the third inning with two outs. He went on a roll to after he gave up the homer as he fanned the next four hitters.
The fifth inning could have been a lot worse for him as he walked the number nine hitter Chad Comer, and gave up a single to Mycal Jones. He avoided damage as he induced a ground ball for a big double play. At the end of the fifth, Bundy was at the 89 pitch mark.
With Brandon Erbe in the bullpen warming up, it looked like Bundy’s night would end after five innings, but manager Orlando Gomez let him start the sixth inning. He struck out Salcedo and left to a standing ovation by the Keys’ faithful. Bundy surrendered four earned runs, and fanned seven Hillcats in 5 1/3 innings for Frederick Wednesday.