Orioles Minor League Recap: Sep 12-17

Another affiliate wrapped up their season
Jul 27, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles number one draft pick Jackson Holliday
Jul 27, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles number one draft pick Jackson Holliday / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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No playoffs in Bowie and Norfolk continued to roll. Let's recap another week in the minor leagues.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Series vs Memphis Redbirds (tied 3-3)
Second half record: 39-30

Game 1: MEM 3-2 NOR
Game 2: MEM 2-3 NOR
Game 3: MEM 10-12 NOR
Game 4: MEM 13-4 NOR
Game 5: MEM 2-5 NOR
Game 6: MEM 7-1 NOR

With six games left, the Norfolk Tides will play in the International League Championship Series next week. If the second half ended today, it would be another Orioles-Rays clash because the Durham Bulls are currently the best team in the second half (44-25) with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs also in the hunt.

Against Memphis, pitching played pretty well. Cade Povich was brilliant (6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K), alongside Garrett Stallings (7.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 K). Unfortunately, Chayce McDermott went to the 7 Day IL. The offense exploded for seven Home Runs, with Jackson Holliday hitting his first AAA Home Run. Colton Cowser went deep twice.

Next series: at Buffalo Bisons

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Series at Harrisburg Senators (Senators won 3-2)
Second half record: 36-32 (67-70 overall)

Game 1: BOW 4-5 HBG
Game 2: BOW 7-3 HBG
Game 3: BOW 5-8 HBG
Game 4: BOW 5-4 HBG
Game 5: BOW 2-4 HBG
Game 6: Cancelled (rain)

Only a miracle to put Bowie on Eastern League playoffs. With a loss against AA Nationals affiliate, they finished 4.5 games behind Richmond. Last week was a glimpse for Samuel Basallo in his AA debut (7-15, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K, 1.167 OPS). For the season, the 2023 Bowie Baysox MVP is Billy Cook. Like his name, he cooked with a 20-30 season.

For the 2024 season, keep an eye on Basallo, Jud Fabian, Dylan Beavers, Alex Pham and Jean Pinto as well as the newcomers from A-Ball.

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