With the Orioles losing yet another Sunday game at home, we now take a look at some of the Orioles’ Minor League Affiliates: The Norfolk Tides (AAA), the Bowie Baysox (AA), the Frederick Keys (Advanced Single A), and the Delmarva Shorebirds (A).
On Sunday, the Tides tied the series against Durham with a 9-2 victory. Xavier Paul and Steve Clevenger each had three hits in the ballgame and combined for five RBI’s. Norfolk scored all of their runs by the end of the fourth inning with Paul hitting a two-RBI double to score the Tides’ eighth and ninth runs.
Chris Jones went five innings and only allowed one run off of three hits. Jones struck out four batters in his outing and recorded his third win of the year to improve his record on the year to 3-3.
Preston Guilmet came into the game in the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run to cut Norfolk’s lead to seven. However, Guilmet was able to strike out the next two batters he faced and secured the win for the Tides.
Norfolk is now 27-37 on the year and currently sit in third place of the South Division in the International League.
The Bowie Baysox were not able to earn the sweep over Portland this weekend as they lost in Sunday’s game by a score of 5-4. Although Bowie jumped out to an early 2-0 lead off of a David Adams two-run home run, Portland tied the game up in the fifth inning. Two Bowie RBI singles helped the Baysox regain their lead. Unfortunately, that is where their luck ran out.
Once Portland tied the game up in the bottom of the eighth, they won in “walk off fashion” thanks to an RBI single. Eduardo Rodriguez started the game for Bowie and went 6.1 innings and only allowed two runs. Chris Petrini picked up the loss after giving up the tying run in the eighth.
The loss drops Bowie’s record to 32-30 on the year and the Baysox remain in third place of the Western Division in the Eastern League.
The Frederick Keys lost to Myrtle Beach on Sunday by a score of 7-4. Going into the ninth inning, the Keys were down 7-1. Back-to-back home runs from Zane Chavez and Brenden Webb in the top of the ninth brought the Keys to within three. Unfortunately, the Keys run stopped there and lost the game.
Brady Wager picked up the loss after giving up five runs in five innings pitched. The loss drops Wager’s record to 2-5 on the year.
The loss also drops the Keys’ record to 27-34 on the year and Frederick remains in last place of the Northern Division of the Carolina League.
The Delmarva Shorebirds lost in their Sunday game against Lakewood by a score of 5-4. Delmarva jumped out to an early lead. They got up on Lakewood 3-0 thanks to a Trey Mancini sacrifice fly in the third inning.
After the Blueclaws rallied and scored five runs unanswered, Delmarva had to have a rally of their own. Anthony Vega hit a sacrifice fly to reduce the deficit to one, but they could not manufacture any more runs in the game.
Sebastian Vader got his third loss of the year after giving up four runs off of eight hits in 4.2 innings of work. The loss drops Delmarva’s record to 35-28 on the year and now the Shorebirds currently sit in fourth place of the Northern Division of the SOuth Atlantic League.